Face Shape and Long Hair

Figuring out what face shape you have can help you find long hairstyles that suit you best. The main idea is to focus on creating volume wherever your face narrows, making an overall oval shaped silhouette.

Long hair adds length, but once you are familiar with your shape, you can manipulate width and height with adding volume to the crown or sides with various hairstyles and haircuts.

The Seven Basic Face Shapes
Your Best Cuts and Styles

Oval
Perfect shape for any cut or style,
with the exception of heavy bangs.

Square
Softened and complimented by layered cuts
and styles of various lengths throughout hair.

Rectangular
Also softened by layers, however looks
best with less volume near the crown.

Round
Concentrate on adding volume to the crown
and stay away from looks that add too much
width to the sides of the face, next to the ears.

Heart
Concentrate on adding volume to the chin
area to round the siloheutte, or try sweeping
bangs to balance the forehead.

Triangle
Opposite from the heart, create volume
and top-heavy layers to balance the face.

Diamond
Create volume around the top and bottom,
but not the sides, around the cheeks or ears.








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