Which Hairstyle Best Fits My Face Shape

Have you ever wondered whether a specific hairstyle will work for you? The easiest way to determine that is by considering your face shape. Certain hairstyles complement different face shapes. This article will introduce you to the many face shapes and the best hairstyles for each of them.

Face Shapes 

You may not have been aware, but there are six distinct fact shapes, including the following: 

  • Oblong - Longer face with a strong jawline.   
  • Heart - Pointed chin with a broader forehead and soft jawline. 
  • Oval - Soft chin with cheekbones that are wider than any other part of the face. 
  • Diamond - Pointed chin and high cheekbones.
  • Square - Strong jawline and broad forehead. 
  • Round - No angular features. 

If you’re unsure about your face shape, check out this Byrdie article for some help. 

Note: You may find that your face doesn’t fit perfectly into one of these categories, and that is perfectly fine. Choose the one that is the closest fit. 

Hairstyles to Choose Based on Face Shape

Now that you know your face shape, it’s time to find out which hairstyle is best for you. The photos and information below show different hairstyles you can choose based on your face shape.  


If you have an oblong face, go for styles that make your face look shorter. How do you do that? With hairstyles that create the illusion of wider cheekbones. If you have natural curls, wear them down so that they frame your face. You can also opt for loose waves. 

oblong face


The heart face shape pairs well with just about any hairstyle. If you have this face shape, you can choose to flaunt it by wearing off-the-face hairstyles. Or, you can create the illusion of a wider jawline with a long, layered style. 

heart face


If you have an oval face, you can balance things out by choosing a hairstyle that won’t make your face appear longer. You’ve got a ton of styling options. Choose a style with side-swept bangs or any style featuring face-framing pieces. 

oval face


If you have a diamond-shaped face, thank your lucky stars. It’s the most desirable face shape, as it’s very well balanced. Choose styles that accentuate your face shape, like an updo or long side-swept bangs tucked behind your ear.

diamond face


You’ve got multiple choices if you have a square face. Flaunt your face shape with bangs or an updo. On the other hand, if you want to soften your jawline, opt for long layers. 

square face


Round faces can benefit from elongation. If you have a round face, opt for styles that make your face look longer, like a top knot, a pixie cut, or short waves. 

round face

There are many hairstyles for every face shape, which means that you have many choices no matter your face shape. Now that you know which hairstyles are best suited to your face shape, you can begin experimenting with different looks.

We hope that this article is helpful to you as you discover your next best hairstyle. 








Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement. 

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