Finding the right hair style may be a matter of picking one that flatters your face shape. If you are not satisfied with your look, maybe you are choosing haircuts and hairstyles that work against your face shape. The stylists at Hier and Haines salon in McLean VA can help you match your face shape with cuts and styles to bring forward your best you.
Though every person’s face is unique, it’s generally accepted that there are seven basic face shapes that roughly correspond to the shapes you learned about in geometry–oval, square, oblong, round, triangle, diamond, and heart.
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! While the “perfect” face shape is oval, not everyone is naturally graced with that. An “oval effect” can be achieved on almost any face shape with the right haircut, color treatment, and style.
The main idea behind the hairstyling tips is to make your face shape, whichever shape it is, look balanced and proportionate. Here are some examples:
- The fullness of a “round” face can be narrowed by a longer, sleeker do that emphasizes length over width. Round faces can wear long hairstyles 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.
- On the other hand, if your face shape is long, a long hairstyle will make your face appear even longer. Medium-length haircut styles with soft layers to create a rounded appearance can look beautiful on this longer face shape.
- 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 hairstyle can look beautiful on this face shape.
- Color treatments–the skilled application of lights, darks, and highlights–can also help to achieve a look and feel of depth, volume, and dimension.
What if your hair doesn’t have the texture or volume necessary to simply cut it into the perfect shape for your face? Ask your stylist for more info on hair extensions, or special products and treatments for straightening, curling, repairing, and volumizing your hair.
Schedule your appointment now so that you can be sure your stylist is available at the right time.
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