Guest Author - Brandi Ford
Your Face shape should determine the way you wear your hair. Everybody has their own face shape, although we are all beautiful, There is a shape that we strive to achieve. The oval face shape is the desired shape we want to try to visually create. The way we do this is with the proper cut, style, and through face shading and make up application.
If you have an oval shaped face you are able to wear any hairstyle. As with any style take into consideration if you wear eye glasses, the length and shape of your nose, and the profile of your face.
If you have a square shaped face then you want a cut and style that will help round out the “corners” of your face shape. To do this sweep the hair along the temples and jaw line staying close to the face and then create volume at the top of the head and at the ears. Layers are great for this face shape.
For a heart shaped face we want to minimize the width of the forehead and create width at the chin. Style the hair with a bang or keep the volume low on top of the head. Start creating volume in the hair at about the cheek bones towards the chin.
If your face shape is round then you will want to create the illusion of length to the face. To do this create height on the top of the head and keep the hair closest the the sides of the face with no volume. Long hair is great on this face shape.
A pear shaped or triangle shaped face is the direct opposite of the heart shaped face. You will want to create width at the forehead and none at the chin. You can achieve this with a soft bang or height on the top of the head and temple.
The diamond face shape needs the illusion of width at the top of the head and at the chin. To do this keep the hair closest to the sides of the face and create height on the top of the head and at the jaw line. Create a hairstyle with volume then tuck the hair behind the ears.
The last face shape is the oblong face shape. This face looks long and skinny so we want to create volume on the side of the head and keep the volume on top low. This creates the illusion of a shorter fatter face. Extreme layers like a shag is a good cut for this face shape.