A hairstyle is one of the most important parts of your daily look but it's treated as an unsung hero! It is kind of a one-time investment that can benefit you for months, and can actually make or break your daily look. If done right, it can highlight your best features (accentuate jawline, cheekbones, etc.), and can even make your face look slimmer. But pinning down on the best hairstyle, according to your face shape, is not a piece of cake. Firstly, you need to understand the shape and geometry of your face. For instance, side-swept bangs may be ideal for a heart-shaped face, but can prove to be not-so-trendy for a square one. But fret not, girls! We have simplified the task for you. Whether the shape of your face is oval, round, heart-shaped, long or square, here are the best hairstyles that will float your boat! Plus, we have also added some celeb references who share the same face shape as yours, to make the matter simpler and stylish. Here you go...
Those with a round face shape have equal width and length, and can take hair inspiration from celebs like Alia Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Emma Stone. Layered bangs that hit your jawline are a good option as they make your face look slimmer and accentuate your jawline. You can also opt for a sleek ponytail or a defined pixie cut to highlight your cheekbones. Make sure that the shortest layer should never be above your ear lobe in length as it will add volume on the sides and make your face look rounder. You can opt for long, side-swept bangs that fall on your cheekbones and create an angular look. Gentle waves are another great, easy to pull-off option. Thick, dense curls are a big no-no for you as they tend to add more volume to your face.
Oval face is tapered towards the chin, and those who are blessed with this face cut can pull-off for most for the hairstyles effortlessly! You can opt for layers that highlight your cheekbones and jawline. You can also afford edgy cuts like pixie, and if you have long hair, you can easily pull off beachy waves. Many with this face type have broad foreheads, and can experiment with bouncy fringes to draw attention away from it. Avoid adding volume on the crown as it will make your face look longer. Sonam Kapoor, Tailor Swift and Beyonce fall in this category and their hairdos can be your style guide!
The ones with this shape should aim for haircuts that add width to the sides of the face. Shoulder-length hair is the perfect option for you, and you can play with fringes and bangs to balance your look. Take a cue from Katrina Kaif, and opt for long or rounded bangs. Or else, Kim Kardaishan's chin-length layers might also work for you. Try avoiding too long or too short hairdos as they will add further more length to your face. Plus, side-parting compliments long face as it adds the much-needed width. Center parting is simply not your jam as it will create an illusion of a longer face.
If your forehead, jawline and cheekbones are of almost same width, then welcome to the category of celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Megan Fox and Freida Pinto who have a square-shaped face. You need to play with hairstyles that soften your strong jawline and angular jawline. Opt for long layers brushed inwards to give your face a soft look, or long loose waves will make your face look longer. A long bob are one of the ideal haircuts for you. Middle parting is preferred over side ones as it will give an illusion of a longer face. Plus, opt for side-swept bangs that graze your brows to give your face an angular look. A high ponytail, one length bob and blunt bangs might not flatter this face cut.
This face cuts have pointy chins, and the haircuts you chose must draw attention to your cheekbones and eyes. You can take styling tips from hell lot of celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine McPhee and Jennifer Lawrence. Shorter haircuts are the safest bets as they tend to give a balanced look. Instead of blunt fringes (that might your face look wider), opt for side-swept wispy ones as they will offer an angular look. You can opt for bouncy shoulder length hair or flowy waves curled just below the chin to create fullness. If you love your long tresses, then make sure to add a twist with long layers that graze your cheekbones. Try to avoid top-heavy hairdos that add volume and height at the crown of your head.