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Is your hairstyle right for your face shape?

Here's a short guide to help you get the most flattering cut for your face

One of the best things about being a girl is having so much freedom to play around with your look, especially when it comes to hair. Up, down, curly, straight, crimped, braided—why not? Give them all a try!

You can be as adventurous as you want to be with your hair, but it’s always helpful to know which styles work best with your face shape. Here are a few pointers to make sure you pick the most flattering style for your face.

Oval face shape

You lucky duck! If you have an oval face, you can basically do anything with your hair and get away with it—don’t be afraid to play around!

Photo: Joey L on YouTube Photo: Joey L on YouTube


Heart face shape

With a heart-shaped face, what you’re looking to create is width around the narrow chin area while adding length. Avoid short, full hairstyles and blunt bangs. Try a layered shoulder-length style or a chin-length cut.

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Square face shape

When you have a square face, softening the jawline is key. Avoid chin-length styles and go for softer, wispy styles instead of heavy cuts, which could make the face look more angular.

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Long face shape

With long face shapes, adding width is key. Try bangs or textured layers to cut down the length of the face while softening the lines of the face.

Photo: Aydin Sevik on YouTube Photo: Aydin Sevik on YouTube

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Round face shape

If you have a round face, you might want to lengthen your face instead of widening it. Avoid bangs, unless they’re long and side-swept. Try longer lengths and middle parts, which help narrow the face.

Photo: Joey L on YouTube Photo: Joey L on YouTube

Diamond face shape

With narrow chins and wide cheekbones, those with diamond-shaped faces would want to work for balance. Stay away from very short styles and middle parts, and instead, go for a chin-length or shoulder-length cut. You could also try side-swept bangs.

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READ: Celebrity Hairstyles: Tricks of the Trade

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