Deciding on your ‘do on the day you say “I do” is a very stressful decision to make.
The pictures last a life time and from necklines to jewelry there are a lot things to take into consideration. One of the most important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle, though, is your face shape. Many women out there are not sure what their face shape would be categorized as, so they tend to end up picking an unflattering hairstyle. Good news, brides-to-be (or any of you who aren’t sure what your face shape is)! We’re here to help you not only figure out which face shape you have, but also which hairstyles will accentuate your lovely features. Define your face shape below, then see which hairstyles will be best for you in the slideshow above!
Round: Your cheekbones are roughly the same width as the length of your face and your jawline is soft.
Round Face, Hair Up. A sleek, side parted ponytail is elegant and classy for your special day. Your high cheekbones will thank you.
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Round Face, Hair Down. A deep side part alters the focal point of the length of the face, creating a more angular, oval looking shape. Add some wave for extra glamour!
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Heart: Your forehead and cheekbones are both wide, but your face tapers at the chin.
Heart Shaped Face, Hair Up. A slightly off-center part paired with braids is a fantastic way to open up the face.
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Heart Shaped Face, Hair Down. Women with heart shaped faces could benefit from a hairstyle that fills the area around the chin, like this texturized bob.
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Oval Face, Hair Up. Lucky for you oval ladies, you can get away with pretty much any look you’d like, so why not sweep back your hair and let your perfectly proportionate face shine bright like a […]
Oval Face, Hair Down. Soft feminine waves and a center part look gorgeous on an oval face. Here’s a tip: curl your face framing pieces away from the face to keep the cheekbones exposed, which will […]
Square: Your forehead and jawline are wide and roughly the same size, creating beautiful corners of the face.
Square Face, Hair Up. A soft and romantic low bun like this one will take attention away from any harsh corners of the face.
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Square Face, Hair Down. Long, straight strands will soften any harsh angles and a center part will open up the face, taking attention away from a strong jawline.
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Long: You have a face that is longer and more narrow, and your cheekbones are the most prominent feature.
Long Face, Hair Up. A classic topknot is a great look for a long face. Position the bun at the upper back part of the head to avoid adding any additional length to your shape.
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Long Face, Hair Down. Long side-sweeping curls are not only gorgeous, but they will add roundness and width to the face. Another tip to add width to a long face is to expose those ears! Tucking your hair […]
Pro Tip: If you’re still confused, pull your hair into a ponytail and stand in front of the mirror with a bar of soap or a dry erase marker. Trace your face shape in the mirror (with the corner of the soap or the marker) and step away – your face shape will be left on the mirror!