Let the Face Shape Guide assist you in selecting a style that is perfect for you. Your facial shape is the starting point to choosing a style that flatters you.
To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure – and write them down:
- Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones.
- Measure across jawline from the widest point to the widest point.
- Measure across forehead to the widest point. Generally the widest point will be about halfway between your eyebrows and hairline.
- Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of chin.
OVAL – many choices
Slightly narrower at the jawline than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline.
Try: Most any hair shape works well. Short, medium and long lengths, plus styles swept away from face.
ROUND – add height without adding extra width
Full-looking face with round chin and hairline.
Try: Chin-length or longer styles, cuts with fullness and height at the crown, layered top, off-center parts.
SQUARE – avoid styles that add width at the jawline
Angular jawline, same width as forehead
Try: Styles that lengthen the face and add fullness on top work best. Avoid styles that add width at the jawline.
RECTANGULAR – avoid styles that add height on top
Long and slender, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones.
Try: Short to medium lengths, fullness at the sides, soft wispy bangs.
HEART – add volume to chin
Wider at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small chin.
Try: Chin-length or longer styles, side parts, swept forward layers around the upper face, wispy bangs.
TRIANGLE – add volume above jawline
Narrow forehead, round chin
Try: Frame the face with bangs and full layers on the sides and on top, with hair falling below the chin.