Picking The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

Picking The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

We here at Medusa have been discussing hair (of course), and one of us is seriously contemplating shaking things up with a completely new do! With so many options to choose from, we’ve decided to compile a list of which haircuts are on trend right now, and the face shapes they complement, with the help of celeb examples.

Oval face: Blake Lively, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone

Long hair with a blunt fringe. With this face shape, there is no risk of cutting the face off with the fringe line and making it appear too short. Instead, it will create width and balance out the face.

Side part with layered waves. An oval shape can pull off Victoria’s Secret style waves as the extra bulk won’t make a difference on a longer, thinner face.

Round: Selena Gomez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Charlize Theron

Asymmetrical. Request specifically for your hair to be cut so that you can style it asymmetrically. This works to slim a rounder face, so start practising a deeper side part.

Centre part with layers. Ask for them to be cut starting around the base of the face. This draws the eye down to the bottom of the hair thus elongating the face.

Square: Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Wilde

Textured short or mid-length hair. Texture will balance out the harder jaw lines on a square shape. Short or mid-length, both have the same effect, as long as the hair is subtly layered.

Long, slightly layered hair with wavy ends. Long hair draws the attention to the hair’s end and away from any angular jaw lines. Start waves around the ears so they fall over the jaw and neck area.

Heart: Cara Delevingne, Halle Berry, Taylor Swift

Side-parted pixie. Make sure the ends of the hair are textured, so they soften the angle of a heart shaped chin.

Textured mid to long length hair. Textured hair adds softness and, when styled with waves, balances out the narrowing of the face at the jaw.