Face Shapes & Wigs

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.