Saturday, August 30, 2008

hair styles according to face shape

Oval Face Shapes

The oval face is the most versatile face. You can pull off almost any look -- short or long, straight or wavy. Considering choosing your best facial feature and highlighting it with your haircut. If you have gorgeous bone structure, consider an angular bob that shows off your chin. Great eyes? Blunt or side-swept bangs are a great bet.Avoid: Short layers that add height on top of your head. This will make your face appear long. If your hair is thick or curly, avoid a blunt cut. You'll look like a pyramid.

Round Face Shapes

your goal is to create less volume around the face. You also want to minimize the appearance of roundness.Try cuts that fall just below the chin. Soft, graduated layers are a great bet because they make your face appear slimmer and tend to remove bulk and weight from the sides. Consider wispy and tapered ends. These de-emphasize the roundness of your face. Bangs are flattering, but keep them long or sideswept.Avoid: One-length, blunt cuts if you have short hair. Curly, short hair is also a no-no. These only emphasize youroundness.

Square Face Shapes

if you have a square face, you'll want to play down your strong, angular jaw. Texture, in the form of curls or choppy ends, do this brilliantly. You can also get away with short, spiky cuts and long, sleek styles with layers that start at the jawline and continue downward.Avoid: One-length bobs (especially chin-length) and blunt-cut bangs. These will make your face look even more square.

Heart Face Shapes

your pointy chin tends to be the focal point of your face. Draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones instead with sideswept bangs, brow-grazing fringe, a strong part and hair that falls at or below your jawline. Have short hair? Keep top layers soft and long. Long hair? Go for long layers that graze your cheekbones.Avoid: Short, blunt-cut bangs and harsh, choppy layers.

long or "Oblong" Face ShapesAhhh,
the long face shape. The perfect haircut for us is one that doesn't drag down the face, yet adds width.Curls and waves work well because they also add width.Be careful with long hair -- too long can drag down the face. Long layers work best with pieces hitting at the nose, the chin and the collarbone. Consider a v-shaped style, where the length is mainly in the back, while the sides and front of your hair appear shorter. Also, consider adding wave or curls to the hair by letting hair airdry.Avoid: Stay away from extremely long or short cuts.

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