How to choose the right hairstyle for your face shape
January 8, 2024

How to choose the right hairstyle for your face shape

Are you ready to unlock the secret to a head-turning, confidence-boosting hairstyle? Yes, the secret lies in the geometry of your face. 

In this fun and informative guide, we’ll delve into the art of selecting the right hairstyle to flatter and enhance your unique face shape. Whether you have an oval, round, square, heart, or diamond-shaped face, there's a hairstyle that's just right. So, let’s dive into the world of face shapes and hairstyles, and find the perfect match for you!

Identifying Your Face Shape: The First Step to Fabulous Hair

Before we jump into styles, let's figure out your face shape. Grab a mirror and observe. Is your face oval, round, square, heart, or diamond-shaped? Each shape has its unique characteristics, and understanding yours is key to unlocking the best hairstyles for you.

Oval Face: The Versatile Canvas

If you have an oval face, congratulations – most hairstyles look great on you! Your face is longer than it is wide, with a jawline slightly narrower than the forehead. Feel free to experiment with lengths and styles. Just avoid heavy bangs or anything that covers up your balanced proportions.

Celebrity Example: Beyoncé. Beyoncé's oval face allows her to rock various hairstyles, from long waves to sleek bobs. Her face's balanced proportions make almost any hairstyle flattering.

Beyonce's sleek long weave complementing her oval-face shape
Beyonce's sleek long weave complementing her oval-face shape

Round Face: Soft Angles for the Win

Got a round face? Your goal is to elongate and create some angles. Go for hairstyles that add height and fullness at the top, like layered cuts or long, wispy bangs. Steer clear of chin-length bobs or styles that add width at the cheeks.

Celebrity Example: Emma Stone. With her round face, Emma often opts for side-swept bangs and shoulder-length styles that elongate her face and create an illusion of angles.

Emma Stone side-swept bangs and shoulder length hair complementing her round-face shape
Emma Stone side-swept bangs and shoulder length hair complementing her round-face shape

Square Face: Soften Those Edges

Square faces have strong, angular jawlines and broad foreheads. Soft, layered cuts, long waves, or curls work wonderfully to soften the angles. Side-parted styles or long sweeping bangs can also add a softer touch to your look.

Celebrity Example: Angelina Jolie. Angelina's square face is often softened with layers and waves, which complement her strong jawline and broad forehead.

Angelina Jolie's soft-waves to compliment her square-jawline
Angelina Jolie's soft-waves to compliment her square-jawline

Heart-Shaped Face: Balance is Key

Heart-shaped faces have wide foreheads and narrow chins. Aim for hairstyles that balance these features, like chin-length bobs, side-swept bangs, or layered waves. Avoid short, blunt-cut bangs which can accentuate the forehead.

Celebrity Example: Reese Witherspoon. Reese's heart-shaped face is perfectly balanced with styles like side-parted waves and chin-length bobs that draw attention to her eyes and cheekbones.

Reese Witherspoon rocking a parted wavy bob to suit her heart-shaped-face
Reese Witherspoon rocking a parted wavy bob to suit her heart-shaped-face

Diamond Face: Highlight Your Cheekbones

If you have a diamond-shaped face, your cheekbones are the star. Hairstyles that add width at the forehead and chin, like fringes or bob cuts, work well. Long layers and textured pixies also accentuate your features beautifully.

Celebrity Example: Rihanna. Rihanna's diamond-shaped face is often accentuated with voluminous top styles, sleek bobs, and pixie cuts that highlight her cheekbones and balance her narrow chin.

Rihanna's wavy pixie-cut is perfect for her diamond-shaped-face
Rihanna's wavy pixie-cut is perfect for her diamond-shaped-face

Consider Your Hair Texture and Lifestyle

Your hair texture and lifestyle play a big role in your hairstyle choice. Thick, curly hair may not suit the same styles as fine, straight hair. Likewise, if you're always on the go, opt for a low-maintenance style that fits your life pace. Let's explore some hairstyle options tailored to various hair textures and lifestyles:

Fine or Thin Hair

Short Bob or Pixie Cut: These styles can give fine hair a fuller appearance. A bob can be versatile, while a pixie cut is low-maintenance and chic.

Layered Medium Length: Adding layers can create the illusion of volume and movement without needing extensive styling.

Thick Hair

Long Layers: Layered cuts can remove some of the bulk and weight, making thick hair more manageable.

Choppy Lob (Long Bob): A lob can be a perfect in-between length that's easy to manage while still offering versatility in styling.

Curly Hair

Layered Cut: Helps in reducing the pyramid effect and gives a nice shape to the curls.

Curly Bob: A bob cut tailored for curly hair can beautifully frame the face and is manageable.

Wavy Hair

Beachy Waves: Long, layered cuts that enhance the natural wave and offer a relaxed, effortless look.

Shoulder-Length Cut: Perfect for a low-maintenance yet stylish look, especially with light layering.

Lifestyle Considerations

Busy Lifestyle: Short to medium easy-care cuts like a bob, lob, or simple layers that don't require much time for styling.

Active Lifestyle: Ponytail-friendly styles like longer layers or braids that can be quickly pulled back for physical activities.

Professional Environment: Sleek and simple styles like a blunt bob, straight mid-length cut, or a classic updo for longer hair.

Creative and Casual: More experimental styles like asymmetrical cuts, bold colours, or unconventional lengths.

Age Considerations

Younger Demographic: Trendy styles like shag cuts, bold colours, or undercuts.

Mature Demographic: Timeless, elegant styles like soft layers around the face or a well-maintained bob.

Remember, the best hairstyle is one that not only looks great but feels great. It should align with your hair's natural texture and fit seamlessly into your daily routine. At Bond Shoreditch, we understand the importance of finding that perfect balance and are here to help you achieve it.

Versatile short white hairstyle by Bond Shoreditch
Versatile short white hairstyle by Bond Shoreditch

Experiment and Have Fun!

Don't be afraid to experiment! Sometimes the best style is found through a bit of trial and error. Consult with your stylist, try on wigs, or use virtual hairstyle apps to explore different looks.

Trust the Experts

At Bond Shoreditch, our stylists are wizards in matching hairstyles to face shapes. We’re here to guide you, offer professional advice, and ensure you leave feeling fabulous.


Choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape can be a fun and exciting journey. Remember, it's all about balance, proportion, and personal style. Don't hesitate to experiment and seek professional advice. Ready for a hairstyle that complements your face shape perfectly? Book an appointment with us at Bond Shoreditch and let’s create magic together!

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