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So you’ve finally found a designer dress for that special occasion! But if your hair is wrong, the whole look will be “off”—and no one wants to ruin that hard shopping work by falling short on the day of the big event. Let’s face it—no matter how much time and money you’ve spent choosing the best designer dress for your body, the hair truly completes the look. Consult the internet for information on how to determine the shape of your face, then check the following list for information on what hairstyle will work best for you.
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Best Hairstyle for Rectangular Faces
Short- to medium-length styles look best on a rectangular face. Providing fullness on the sides and adding wispy bangs will soften the sharp lines and balance the length of your face. Avoid wearing your hair too long, or piling it too high, as both will elongate your face’s appearance.
Best Hairstyle for Oblong Faces
Because your face is long, you will look best with short- to medium-length hair. Add fullness through your cheekbones to even out your long, thin face. Also, because the lines of your face are smooth, you will be able to handle more angular cuts.
Best Hairstyle for Square Faces
Layers and wispy curls around your face will soften your face’s angular lines. Medium to short cuts are best—but the length should be either just above or just below the jaw line, never at the jaw itself. Added height at the crown will make your face appear longer. If you have straight hair, adding body with a wave perm will soften the sharp angles of your face.
Best Hairstyle for Round Faces
Short, swept-back looks or lengths below the chin with height added at the crown will diminish the roundness of your face. Off-center parts and styles that are close to the head on the sides are complimentary for this shape.
Best Hairstyle for Oval Faces
Your balanced face shape allows you to wear any hairstyle—short, long, slicked-back or shaved. Lucky you!
Best Hairstyle for Triangular Faces
Shorter hair lengths that are fuller at the temples than at the jawline will provide balance to your face. Off-center parts are also very flattering, as is tucking your hair behind the ears. Avoid long or full styles.
Best Hairstyle for Heart Faces
Your hair length should never be above the chin. Swept-forward layers, side parts and wispy bangs all look great on a heart-shaped face. Avoid too much height at the crown, which will make your face appear top-heavy.
Best Hairstyle for Diamond Faces
A cross between oval and heart, the diamond can wear a variety of hairstyles, but will always look best with the weight at the nape, to provide balance. Shorter styles will accentuate the lines and features of this flexible face shape.