Since I did an article about choosing sunglasses according to face shape, I wanted badly to do one about hairstyles too. Check out the last article on How To Select Sunglasses According to face Shape
Hair is one of the most loved and cared for part of a woman’s personality. Healthy, shiny, soft hair is an accessory like no other. We have had many of our beauties telling us about the different hair care tips. I love experimenting with my hair.. I used to have hip length hair which I chopped off when I was 16….
Since then I have worn a bob, shoulder length hair, then grew them to waist length and again chopped off to a bob… and I have lost count of the fringes!!! My hair grows very fast and I love to experiment with different styles.
Now, whenever we go to a hairstylist, we generally rely upon their opinion about what looks good on us. Through my numerous experiments I have learnt some basic stuff about choosing THE hairstyle which will do justice to my face. The only thing that can help you in choosing the right hairstyle is to choose it according to your face shape!!!
Now, I have described the various face shapes and their identification in my article on how to Select Sunglasses According to Face Shapes
Now that you are sure about your face shape, let’s get down to some snippin’ and stylin’…
The key to every hair cut is to make your face appear a nice oval shape. So if you have a round shaped face, opt for a little volume on top of your head. If you have thin or lanky hair, backcomb them to add more volume. If you wanna go in for bangs, NEVER keep them short. Long and side swept bangs will pull the eye downwards making your face appear longer. The optimum hair length for a round face is shoulder length and longer. But if you have short hair, don’t fret. You can cut them in layers that go away from your face and jaw line. Thus, the widened, mane like hair will make your face appear slimmer, and hence longer. Long, flowing curls and waves are great for you.
Again, keep the hair in the front long.
Check out the various hairstyles sported by the round faced Shilpa Shetty-
Check out the hair that are out turned and kept away from the face. The hairs in front are side swept and long.
Love the soft waves on Shilpa… Notice that she has never gone shorter than shoulder length!!
These are the people I envy most. They can sport any damn hairstyle and carry it like nobody’s business!! No rules, no limitations… Aaarghh..
Short, long, straight, wavy, curly, tied, open…. She carries everything…
Gawd.. She’s beautiful!!!
Gotta keep your hair long and flowing!!! It can be straight, wavy or curly. The flowing hair keeps the focus away from your jaw line which is the widest part of your face. If you have short hair, keep it curly and rounded. You can go dramatic with the bangs as this will keep the focus at the top of your head.
Look what Salma Hayek does to her square face-
But then again with that body who’s gonna notice your hair? But for us lesser mortals, the key is long and soft curls or dramatic fringes… Sigh…
The heart shaped face is wider at the top and narrow in the bottom. Keep the hair flowing around your face till the jaw line. This gives a narrow forehead and a dainty chin. Thus, makes it a perfect oval shape. Then, below the jaw line, it really doesn’t matter. That’s why a bob is perfect for the heart face. Check out Priyanka in both these styles-
P.S. Love the purple shoes in the second photograph though they DON’T go with the dress at all!!!
A diamond face is quite close to oval shape. The only thing is to reduce the angularity. You have to go soft and rounded with the hair and avoid stark layers.
Bipasha Basu has quite wide and high cheek bones. Her face is fairly diamond shaped. Also she has been very experimental with her hair. In the pic below, she has long, layered hair. Check out how the fringe is side swept and partially covers her cheek bones, rounding them off.
Until next time…