For five different shapes of face, use this guide to know what will look great and what to stay away from:
Oval Face Shapes
Considered the most flexible face, you can use a haircut that will highlight your best features. An angular bob is ideal for a stylish bone structure while side-swept bangs or blunt cut complements great eyes. Styles that you can chose from are bangs, classy bobs and long, beachy waves. You should avoid short layers. Stay away from blunt cut if you have thick or curly hair.
Celebs like Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Jada Pinkett Smith have oval shaped face. Long or “Oblong” Face Shapes The ideal haircut for such a face is one that adds width and doesn’t drop down the face. Chin-length bobs and brow-skimming bangs are styles that will suit you the best. Avoid extreme cuts or skull-capping extreme short cut. Celebs who share this face shape are Liv Tyler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Giselle Bundchen and Ashlee Simpson.
Round Face Shapes
Haircuts that build less volume around your face are ideal. So, you may opt for soft, gradual layers that get rid of bulk from the sides of your face. You may even try cuts that drop just under the chin. If you prefer bangs, keep them sideswept or long. Avoid haircuts that lay emphasis on roundness like one-length, blunt cuts. Celebs having such face shape are Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, Fergie, Kate Bosworth, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst.
Square Face Shapes
Textured hair in the shape of choppy or ends curls are ideal as it will tone down your strong, angular jaw. You can even opt for spiky cuts of short length or long, lustrous styles with layers beginning at the jaw line and continuing down. Stay away from blunt-cut bangs and one-length bobs. Celebrities like Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson and Isabella Rosellini share your face shape.
Heart Face Shapes
Sideswept bangs or fringes that fall close to the brow are perfect for such a face. Long hair can be worn in long layers that touch your cheekbones. Shun choppy layers or blunt-cut bangs that are short in length. Celebs sharing this face shape are Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Ziyi Zhang, Rachel Bilson and Reese Witherspoon.