When it comes to the wedding day, many women will have at some point thought about what hairstyle they would opt for. However, when you’re dealing with these photos for life, you want to make sure you’re doing the most to flatter your features. Choosing the appropriate hairstyle according to your face shape is important. You have to know how to work with your features. If you have the more angular face you need to go for something soft and feminine.
In general, most people break down into five main face shapes; oval, round, heart, square and diamond.
Oval: A prominent chin or a large forehead are two key traits for those with the oval face shape. They also tend to appear longer than they do wider. It’s important with a long face not to have anything too sleek or lengthy, as this will only make the face appear longer. Opt for a style that’s going to break the length of the face-up, such a thick, blunt fringe. Add width by creating an upstyle at the midsection of the crown or to one side. The key with an oval face is to add width around the face to make it appear more rounded.
Round: The cherubim-like cheeks often give a beautifully youthful quality. The potential downside though is that you might have to work a little harder to find a more sophisticated style to suit your shape. If you have a round face, create texture and bounce to help slim down the face and break up the shape. Opt for hair down in a loose style. Try to create a look that will give height to help lengthen and elongate the face. Avoid a super straight or sleek do. Avoid a fringe as this will make the face appear smaller, and again rounder.
Square: It is believed to be the best shape for aging well, square faces are strong, angular and powerful. When styling a square face it’s important to think of ways to add softness. Go for waves, side parting and curls. Avoid tying your hair up in a tight style as this is likely to draw attention to the wider jawline.
Heart: A heart-shaped face is credited as being the easiest and most flattering to work with. Heart-shaped faces are almost perfect. Their easy, soft angles mean they have more options with what styles they choose. Have your hair loose around the face. Try a fringe to balance out an angular chin or jawline.
Diamond: A hybrid of a square and a heart shape, a diamond face is widest at the cheekbones, while the jawline and forehead are the same lengths. Diamond face shapes are quite angular. You need to be looking at styles that will create softness.