There is no easier way to change your appearance than to update or change your hairstyle. Hair cuts designed to flatter your face and complement your life style can change how you feel about yourself. For each face type, there are some general guidelines to consider. You, however, must make the final decision.
An oval shaped face can be quite easy to flatter. This shape has many choices available. Most guides suggest you keep the hair an even length with no layers or high volume. Wispy bangs are also an option. This shape is so versatile that almost any style will work if you make sure to highlight your best features.
The round shaped face seems to be the most problematic facial structure to flatter. However, it does not have to be; there are choices for this structure as well. A common guideline with experts in this shape is to try to minimize the fullness of the face. Layers on any length hair can help accomplish this. Keeping the hair off the face so that your eyes and cheekbones are emphasized is also advised. Keeping a cut just below the chin or incorporating tapered ends can also be flattering.
Short, straight bangs are often a good choice for those with a square face. Do not have a cut that is too short. Lengthening the back and sides with layers will add volume. Having curls on the ends, or getting a trendy spiky cut also look flattering on this shape.
Having the hair fall below the jaw line works well to flatter the heart shaped face. Short cuts and layers are usually discouraged. Bangs swept to the side will help take the emphasis away from the point of the chin.
A long face can be complimented by having the bangs go all the way to the tip of the eyebrows. Curls and layering the sides without too much volume will help to shorten the face.
In addition to your facial structure, you should also consider your lifestyle when choosing a cut. Are you most often in formal situations, or is casual the way you normally live? When preparing for a special event like a wedding function or prom, consider trying a formal look. However, even informal styles can work for these occasions. Just make sure it flatters your dress style.
Your stylist can be an excellent resource when deciding on your best style. If however, you do not like any of her suggestions, do not feel obligated to go with her choice. You know what will be most comfortable for you. Consider using an Internet site that allows you to virtually look at various styles. Some have your facial structure and others allow you to download a photograph. This can help you decide if the look is appropriate for you.
Deciding the hair cuts and styles that work best for you is a personal decision. As long as you like the look, it does not matter what the experts say. If you should make a bad choice, it can always be changed when the cut grows out.