It’s on our heads, it comes in a variety of colours, can be long or short and has a tendency to annoy us; yes I’m talking about hair! Both men and women have gone through a lot when it comes to maintaining hair and making sure it looks good, but how do you choose the right hairstyle that suite you?
Throughout history, trending styles, cuts and colours have changed constantly. While making sure you keep up with the current trends you also want to make sure that whatever hairstyle you choose it looks good on you right?
Much like clothes, hairstyles and haircuts don’t suit everyone. You want to make sure you know what suits you. Luckily we have a sure-fire way to help you choose the right hairstyle that suits your face shape.
Determine your face shape
When it comes to considering different types of hairstyles you first need to have a look at your face and determine its shape. But how do you go about figuring out what your face shape is?
There are seven known face shapes, each can be determined by the shape of your jaw, the distance between your cheekbones and the shape of your forehead. The face shapes are Oval, Round, Oblong, Square, Diamond, Heart, and Triangular.
Hair texture, elasticity & density
The texture, elasticity and density of your hair will affect the types of hairstyles that can work for you. Whether your hair is thin or thick, fine or coarse, curly or straight, or somewhere in the middle, your hair may or may not be able to manage some styles.
Thin hair won’t be able to pull of styles that emphasise volume and thickness, while thick hair is a lot of work to pull of complicated styles and can come undone. The elasticity of your hair will also determine the kinds of styles you can pull off.
It goes without saying that your hair length will narrow down the options you have when it comes to different hairstyles. While there is much you can do with longer hair short hair doesn’t come with as much variety.
Depending on the length you can try various updos, plaits, twin tails, intricate braids, and use many different kinds of hair accessories to style your hair.
The style that suits your face
Once you have figured out the above, its time to determine what styles and cuts best suit you.
Those who have oval faces will be pleased to know that your shape is the most versatile when it comes to hairstyles. For women this is one of the most desired face shapes as it is the easiest to cater for when visiting a salon. You should be happy to know that pretty much all hair styles and cuts will suit you!
For those who have round faces you will probably prefer a hairstyle that makes you look thinner and have a bit of edginess to them. You want to make sure that your hair covers your ears in any of your styles and avoid styles that are rounded. Choose a style that incorporates bangs or feathery finishes such as bobs, pixies and graded cuts.
Often confused with the oval face shape, those who have an oblong face will notice that their chin is narrower than those with oval faces. Those who have this face shape can rock waves and curls as they add an overall width to your face. Straight cut and side-swept bangs will also look good on you.
For a heart-shaped face you want to make sure to emphasise your eyes and cheek bones. Luckily almost any hairstyle can work for you from the pixie to the long bob cut. You can also pull off a hairstyle with long, wavy locks.
Those with a square face have a strong and angular jaw to deal with so a style that comes with a certain amount of length will work best for you. Choose styles between short and medium length, but be sure to stay away from bob cuts.
When you have a diamond face shape you can choose styles that take attention away from the middle of your face. Styles that pull your hair back will suit you great, as well as styles with lots of layers. Show off your beautiful cheek bones by putting your hair behind your ears as well.