FACIAL TYPES AND HAIRDRESSING

Diamond-shaped faces

The goal here is to minimize the width of your cheekbones.

Wispy hairstyles work well with a diamond face.
Have bangs to minimize the forehead.
Start the shortest layers from your jawline to widen the jawline.

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Heart-shaped faces

For Heart-shaped face (with pointy chin) a blunt (straight) haircut below the chin is excellent.
Side-swept bangs are excellent.
A haircut with layers all over (V1L4)  and a blowdry of V2L3 (partially outwards) are a good combination.
A haircut with layers at the bottom (V1L3)  and a blowdry of V2L7 (all outwards) are also another good combination.
If you have a haircut with layers in front (V1L2) a good blowdry to accompany it would be V6L4 (advanced lessons).
A straight blowdry (V2L2) with parting on either side would be best.Avoid parting in the middle which would emphasize the long chin.
When blowdrying, do whatever you have to do to get volume around the chin area, eg; loose curls, outwards wispy ends, etc. The objective of all the hairstyles above for this facial type is to camouflage or cover up the long chin by puffying the hair on the sides (around the jaw).

 

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Oblong faces

For women:
Avoid any type of long haircut.
Medium-length hair with long layers starting around the jaw or shorter are excellent.
Don't part the hair in the middle.
Wispy ends around the face are excellent.
Bangs are great, because they cut the length away from your face.
If customer wants a short cut it has to have equal layers all over (V1L5), but the layers should not be shorter than about 5 inches in length.

For men:
A beard can help provide additional balance to a long face.
Don't allow the facial hair to become too long as this will lengthen the face.

 

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Square faces

If you have a square face you want to elongate your face. You want to make your face appear longer, the same way as a round face;

Keep the sides shorter, while leaving the hair longer on top.
Avoid square cuts as they will make the face appear more square, eg; blunt cuts to the jaw.
Have wispy layers in the front.
A wavy hairstyle covers the squareness of the face.
Avoid super short layers all over (like V1L5, just shorter) because your square face will appear more square.

 

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Round faces

If you have a round face, you want to make your face appear longer and thinner.

Let your hair grow longer than your chin.
Have short hair on the sides and leave it longer on top.
Have short layers in the back angled longer in the front.
Long hair is great because it lengthens the face.
Have wispy layers in the front.
Avoid any round hairstyles as they will make the face appear more round.
A wavy hairstyle covers the roundness of the face.
Avoid super short layers all over (like V1L5, just shorter) because your round face appear rounder.
Avoid parting in the middle, but do set the parting off-center.
If you want a pony tail, place your pony tail higher up to give you height.

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Oval faces

An oval face is considered the ideal face shape because almost any style will look good on you. but pay attention to your facial features that are not proportionate to your face, such as your ears, nose, etc.
You would do combination cuts to hide imperfect facial features. For example, if you have an oval face with a voluminous nose, avoid super short wispy hair which would look for your facial shape but not good for your facial feature that you are trying to hide

 

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Getting to know what your face shape is prior to cutting or blowdrying your hair is extremely important. To avoid any problems or misunderstanding between you and your hairdresser, you should understand that neither you, nor your hairdresser, has the final word when choosing the best haircut and styling. What dictates the haircut and styling that suite you, are your facial type and the texture of your hair.

If you lucky enough to be one of these people, there is only one face shape that can get away with practically any type of haircut and styling. This is the oval shape. All other facial types have limitations in terms of haircutting and styling. In terms of length, shoulder-length hairstyles are good on almost everyone.

Choosing the right haircut for your face shape

    There are 6 facial shapes;

Oval facial type

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    • Your face is oval if you have high cheekbones, its length is one and half times its width and of course is shaped oval. The forehead and jaw will also be of the same width. Both pixie cuts and flowing wavy hairstyles look good on women who have oval shaped faces.
      Almost every type of hairstyle works on an oval shaped face because of its perfect proportions. All you have to avoid are hairstyles that hide them.

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Round facial type

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    • Your face is round if its width and length is equal. In such cases, a pixie cut would be the best option. A pixie cut would also add definition in the neck area thereby making it look more elegant. Longer locks will work as well as long as the first layer of the hairstyle falls below the widest part of a round face.
      Avoid haircuts that make your face appear wider than it already is. In other words make sure that you avoid hairstyles that make your hair fall at the widest part of your face or across your bangs.
      For more details on round facial types follow the link on Hairstyles and Haircuts for Round Face

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Square facial type

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    • You have a square shaped face if you have a broad forehead and angular jaw. Your face will also be square shaped if the width of your forehead, jaw line and cheekbones is equal. In such case a hairstyle that draws attention away from your jaw line and softens your features would be ideal.
      A woman with a square shaped face would look stunning if she wears her hair extra long. A hairstyle with curls or soft layered bob would also work. It’s best that such women avoid blunt cuts. Slick styles that fall at the chin are also a bad idea.

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Oblong (rectangular) facial type

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    • Your face is oblong if it is longer than it is wide. In such case, a hairstyle that gives the illusion of width would be a good idea. For example go for a hairstyle that has layers that fall at the cheekbones and ear. Just make sure that the layer does not fall anywhere below your chin line or at it. Otherwise you will only be calling attention to your jaw line. Only women who have oblong faces can pull off bangs.

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Heart facial type

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    • Your face is heart shaped if it is narrow at the jaw line but wider at the jaw and cheekbones. Suffice to say, the best way to show off those cheekbones is with hairstyles that compliment them. A bobbed cut that comes up at your chin is a good idea. A longer haircut with side swiped bangs would also highlight a heart shaped face with a high forehead.

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Diamond facial type

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    • Your face is diamond shaped if it is a bit longer than it is wide. In such case your chin might be pointy while high cheekbones make up the widest part of your face. In such case a hairstyle that shows off your unique bone structure would be a good idea. For example a flipped out layer cut or classic bob would work splendidly. Anything shorter than bangs would be unflattering below the brow area.

Triangular facial type 1

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Triangular facial type 2

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