Finding The Best Hairstyle For Your Face Shape

Choosing Your Perfect Hairstyle at Martin and Phelps Hair Salon in Cheltenham

When it comes to choosing a new hairstyle there are a number of factors to consider, the shape of your face being one of the most important. Even the prettiest or trendiest hairstyle might not work with your face shape and leave you feeling deflated. Instead of opting for the latest hairstyle trend, visit Martin and Phelps Hair Salon in Cheltenham for a hairstyle consultation, our highly trained specialists can assess your face shape and find a range of hairstyles to suit you. 

Not sure what your face shape could be classed as? Read our expert guide to find your face shape and gather ideas for your next visit to the salon...

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How Do I Know What My Face Shape Is?

Before you can find your ideal hairstyle, you need to discover your face shape. You can do this quickly and easily with your phone, simply take a picture of yourself with your hair tied back. Then, trace around the outside of your face and compare to the images below to find which shape it most resembles. 

Face shapes for flattering hairstyles, Martin and Phelps Hair Salon in Cheltenham

Is There a Hairstyle That Will Suit All Face Shapes?

Unfortunately, there isn't a one size fits all hairstyle, or at least not that we've found yet! However, the experts in our Cheltenham hair salon can adapt most hairstyles to suit different faces including adding layers, adapting short hairstyles and finding your perfect fringe. If there's a particular hairstyle that you simply must have, speak with your Martin and Phelps stylist about how to vary the style to suit the shape of your face.

Book your new hairstyle consultation at the best hair salon in Cheltenham by calling 01242 523 568 or book online. 

Haircuts for Rectangular Shaped Faces

Those with a rectangular face are advised to avoid hairstyles which elongate the face, such as straight, longer hairstyles without layers or short fringes. Instead, choose layered hairstyles cut to highlight your cheekbones and soften the angles of your face. Soft cut fringes or curtain bangs are most suited to rectangular faces and draw the eye from the bottom half of the face. 

Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Oval faces are well balanced and can suit a wide range of hairstyles, they look particularly great with short cropped hairstyles. Longer hairstyles with minimal layers or soft waves can highlight your features and bring out your cheekbones. A central parting will help to maintain the balance of your oval shaped face.

Hairstyles for Square Faces

A square-shaped face usually features a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong jawline that are all of similar widths. Selecting a haircut which softens your features is essential to complement your bone structure. Longer layered hairstyles can soften the angles of your face and side swept fringes or side partings will draw attention to your cheekbones and reduce the appearance of your jawline. 

Haircuts for Heart Shaped Faces

If you have a heart-shaped face, you should choose a hairstyle which reduces the appearance of a wide brow and balances out the lower portion of your face. A side-parted pixie cut with textured ends can look fantastic on a heart shaped face, as can a longer bob haircut, which will ensure fullness around your jaw. Medium length wavy hairstyles will also flatter a heart shaped face. 

Hairstyles for Diamond Faces

Diamond faced shapes are usually angular with the cheekbones being the widest part of the face. Those with diamond shaped faces could opt for a face softening layered, wavy hairstyles with a side parting. Balance a narrow jawline with a chin length bob or, if you often wear your hair up, a pulled back ponytail will flatter your face shape and enhance your cheekbones.

Haircuts for Rounder Faces

Round face shapes tend to have similar width and length as well as prominent, rounded cheeks. The most flattering hairstyles for those with round faces are styles that add definition and shape, such as long layered cuts and edgy pixie hairstyles. Avoid chin length bob haircuts or styles with longer hair without layers. Full curls can also make a face look more round, instead try gentle waves that begin at the jawline. 

Hairstyles for Triangle Shaped Faces

A triangle shaped face is traditionally wider at the jawline that at the forehead and cheekbones. Hairstyles that balance your triangular face shape and draw the eye away from the bottom half towards your cheekbones are recommended. Choppy pixie cuts and side swept fringes are flattering for triangle shaped faces, whilst bob haircuts should be avoided as they can make your jawline look wider. 

Book Your Hairstyle Consultation at Top Cheltenham Hair Salon

Are you ready to find your next hairstyle? Book your new hairstyle consultation at the best hair salon in Cheltenham by calling 01242 523 568 or book online.