How to choose your ideal haircut based on your face type
Like the clothes we choose to wear, haircuts are not suitable for all face types. And unlike clothes, a bad haircut can't be removed, and you'll have to wait for it to grow out before it stops looking terrible.
It is for this reason that we believe it is important to know what hair style goes best with your face cut, since it will be able to better highlight your features, and give the visual effect you are looking for, stylizing and giving you a more sophisticated touch.
The first thing to identify is what type of shape your face has: oval, square, rectangular, round, diamond-shaped, heart-shaped or triangular. Once you know it, it only remains to choose a cut that is ready. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
oval face cut
This type of face is symmetrical and well-proportioned, so almost any haircut will look great on you, so the choice pretty much comes down to your style and personality.
However, there are some details that you can take into account to optimize this feature. For example, using hair off your forehead and to the side to create volume and a little angle on top. The style that works best is cut shorter on the sides and back of the head, and slightly longer on top, lined to the side.
square face cut
This type of face is traditionally considered the masculine ideal because it is characterized by a well-defined jawline and symmetrical proportions. Just like oval faces, most hair styles look great, from the shortest to the longest.
Clean, classic men's haircuts complement square faces beautifully.
rectangular face cut
It's the longest face cut and falls somewhere between the oval and square face, but it does require a subtly retouched hairstyle to ensure your face doesn't appear longer than it is.
For this reason, it is recommended not to cut the sides too much if you want to leave it longer at the top, because what it will do is accentuate the length of the face. Ideally, hair should fall to the sides and/or across the forehead so the face doesn't appear sharper than it is.
round face cut
Characterized by a round jawline and no lines or angles, round faces benefit from haircuts that give definition.
A cut that stylizes this type of face is the “pompadour”, which leaves the sides with little hair and the top part adds volume in the form of a bob. In this way, your face will be shaped, with defined lines and structure. You can accompany this style with a beard to give more definition.
Diamond face cut
Narrow in the pear and in the area of the eyebrows, with the area of the cheekbones wider, this face cut is one of the rarest. It is for this reason that a special haircut is required.
The styles that go best with this type of face are those that are wide in the forehead and in the jaw area. That's why bangs are recommended for texture, or a long haircut that can be tucked behind the ears to accentuate the diamond structure.
Smooth lines and layered cuts are great for this type of face because they work with the natural angles of the face.
heart shaped face cut
This type of face is characterized by being wide at the temples and in the line where the hair begins, gradually tapering to a point when reaching the pear. Heart-shaped faces benefit from a couple of optical illusions that haircuts can give them to make them look more proportionate.
For example, it is recommended to avoid haircuts close to the scalp, as this accentuates the narrow areas of the face and the width of the forehead area. A medium length cut or long hair are the best options, as they give softness to the face. It is also recommended to wear a beard, as it will give volume in the narrowest area of the face.
Triangle face cut
Because these faces have a narrow forehead and a wider jawline, a triangular face requires the opposite treatment than a heart-shaped face.
It is recommended to make cuts that reach the nose, with the most voluminous sides, since they will give depth to the face.
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