There’s nothing worse than walking into a salon with big dreams of a red-carpet-worthy haircut and coming out with something that doesn’t suit you at all. But all hope is not lost for getting the celebrity-inspired chop you dream of, you’re just forgetting to take one major detail into account—the shape of your face. If you’re thinking about switching things up for summer, we’re here to help you determine which style best complements you (and your high hopes).
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How To Determine If You Have A Round Face: The sides of your face curve slightly outward. Your chin is rounded and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face.
The Best Haircut For You: Stick with long layers that elongate. Your best asset is your forehead, so don't cover it up—part your hair in the middle or slick it back to avoid making your face look short.
How To Determine If You Have A Long Face: Your face is longer than it is wide. Your forehead, cheekbones and jawline are equal proportions.
The Best Haircut For You: You already know that bangs in all textures and lengths will be the go-to look this summer. Because of your proportions, your face can handle a fun fringe, so use that to your advantage.
How To Determine If You Have An Oval Face: Your forehead is only a bit wider than your curved chin—picture an egg placed upside down. Similar to a long face, oval has a softer chin and a bit more curve to the sides.
The Best Haircut For You: Consider yourself lucky because you have the most versatile face shape of the bunch. You can pull off any look, but we're currently loving this textured bob. Make sure it hits at the chin or go slightly longer to keep the look modern and ready for summer.
How To Determine If You Have A Square Face: The sides of your face are straight, and your jawline has minimal curve. Your face is nearly as wide as it is long.
The Best Haircut For You: A medium-length cut, slightly past the shoulders, elongates your face and makes it look more feminine. But just as important as the length is the volume. Voluminous waves and curls or a soft blowout soften the angles of your face and draw attention away from the jawline.