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When the time to go to the hairdresser comes along, do you ever wonder, “Should I do something different this time?” but then decide to play it safe, leaving the salon with your usual hairstyle. This has happened quite a lot to me, and even though in some of my visits to the hairdressers I have tried quite a few styles such as bangs, highlights or even going brunette, I have realised that finding the hairstyle that suits me best is no easy task!


I therefore decided to do a beauty workshop where I had the chance to learn quite a few tips and suggestions that I am thrilled to share with you.

Although everyone has different shapes and unique characteristics, we all have hairstyles that will suit us best. It’s all about choosing a style that highlights your best characteristics whilst taking the focus away from the not so good ones. In order to do that, we first need to find our face shape, and there are quite a few different options.


  • Heart-shaped faces – wider at the forehead and gently narrow down at the jaw line.
  • Long faces –longer shapes than they are wide.
  • Oval faces – face is slightly longer than it is wide and the forehead and jaw line are approximately the same width. The face is widest at the cheekbones.
  • Triangle faces – similar to heart-shaped it is wider at the forehead than it is at the jaw difference is that forehead has more of a squared form while in a heart-shaped it has more of an oval form.
  • Square faces – width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal. Also characteristic in this shape to have sharp, angular features including a sharp jaw line.
  • Round faces – width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal. The jaw tends to be a bit rounded and it is characteristic to have soft features in general.


Once you have determined the shape of your face, you will be able to assess the best hairstyle for you!

Heart-shaped and Triangle faces

Most hairstyles that match heart-shaped faces also suit triangle shaped faces quite well. The secret is to avoid too much volume. You can have longer or shorter hair, whichever you prefer, but something that always looks good is if you have a side layer because it brings out the best in this shape.


Long faces

For long shaped faces, too much hair length will make the face appear even longer so ideally you should keep styles at shoulder-length or above.


Oval faces

The oval shape is often called the lucky shape because it means your face is symmetrical and you’re free to try almost any hairstyle. With that said, I’d recommend avoiding heavy fringes.


Square faces

For square shaped faces some roundness around your hairline and height at the crown or fringe are good ideas. Try not to go for straight lines because it will accentuate the square jawbones.


Round faces

This shape looks good with height and lengthy hair. You can also add wild messy looking layers on top to complete the look. A short fringe is also a good idea but a jaw-length style is something to avoid.


As you can see there are a variety of options within each face shape so it’s up to you to choose the one that makes you feel the most beautiful and confident! My face shape is oval and personally I tend to prefer lengthy hair with some curls on the bottom.

This is my first post and I hope you have find it useful! I can’t wait to hear some feedback from you! Let me know your face shape and which hairstyle is your favourite?

Featured image from Peng Tuck Kwok

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