Face shapes are generally categorised into six types: long, oval, square, diamond, round and heart-shaped.
For those with heart-shaped faces, choose styles that draw attention to your cheekbones and eyes with cuts that give you good volume on the sides of your face or with bangs.
Individuals with long faces will benefit from shorter length hair. If your hair is too long and you have a long face, the shape of your face will appear longer than it really is. Opt for shorter styles to contrast with your face shape and give it balance. Bangs are also a good option as they break the length of your forehead and give your features a sense of balance.
Oval-shaped faces are easy to style hair around as this face shape is already very balanced. As a result, nearly all styles suit oval-faced individuals. Enjoy the freedom of experimenting with a variety of looks, as most of them will probably suit your face shape.
Round-faced people will benefit from avoiding styles that end at their chins, as these styles accentuate the roundness of the face. Instead, opt for styles that extend below the chin and style hair with more volume on the top to balance and elongate the face.
Those with square faces may find that their shape is too harsh and angular. To balance this, opt for ‘softening’ styles in the form of choppy layers or textured curls to create a pleasing contrast to a strong jawline. Avoid overly harsh blunt cuts, as these will exaggerate a square face.