Your haircut should work with your facial features to bring out your best look. At Hier and Haines Salon we want to highlight the best features of our clients’ face shapes. Not all haircut styles will work. Here’s why…..
Haircuts for Long Faces
Medium-length haircut styles with soft layers to create a rounded appearance can look beautiful on this face shape. Long hair tends to draw the visual line down, making the face appear even longer. This is something we want to avoid.
Haircuts for Round Faces
Round faces can wear long hair exceptionally well. Layers can be added to create softness and volume. The A-line bob, shorter in the back and longer toward the front, is another choice. This edgier haircut style can make the jaw appear narrower and even emphasize cheekbones.
Haircuts for Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-shape-faced gals tend to have pointy chins. A haircut that draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones will help in balancing the features. Long hair with soft layers and side-swept bangs or even the short and sassy pixie haircut style can look beautiful on this face shape.
Haircuts for Oval Faces
If you have an oval-shaped face, consider yourself lucky. You look good in every haircut style! It’s not fair to the other face shapes. But let’s face it: short, long, medium, pixie cuts, layers, bangs or no bangs – you can simply wear it all!
Consider Your Body Type
One more thing to consider that is not often taken into consideration when cutting hair is your body type. Think of how you look from afar. If you’re petite, medium length hair with layers that provide flow and movement can look fabulous, but super long hair will overtake you. If you’re tall and thin with a boyish figure, a pixie haircut style may not be for you. Otherwise, take your pick from long hair to shoulder length styles.
Bangs are like a great accessory! With a good cut, they can be hidden and swept to the side or brought out in styled perfection. Hairstyles with bangs look good on nearly every face shape. There are many variations including straight-across bangs, blunt bangs, jagged bangs and side-swept bangs. Bangs will customize any haircut and bring a wow-factor to the finished look.
Remember, never underestimate the power of a fabulous cut! Request an appointment today, at our McLean VA hair salon!
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