Getting the Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Understanding your face shape will help you pick the perfect hairstyle!


Choosing your hairstyle for your wedding day can be a daunting task, as the choice you make will stay with you in photographs forever. It just wouldn’t do to get it wrong. Therefore, we recommend choosing a hairstyle that suits your face shape, as it will flatter your face and you can be confident that it works for you.

There are lots of ideas and styles to choose from in our inspiration gallery.

The main face shapes are square, long, round, oval and heart-shaped.

If you have a square shaped face (think Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Jessica Simpson) then a medium length cut would suit you best. Soft, face framing layers styled with a slight wave will soften the lines of your jaw. A side parting will help to soften angles and elongate your face.

If you have a longer face shape, like Sarah Jessica Parker or Liv Tyler, then you need to make sure your wedding hair has texture. You can add this by adding layers or backcombing. A soft fringe will frame your face and reduce length. Longer face shapes can get away with either a centre or side parting, but should avoid adding too much height to up-dos, otherwise your face may appear longer.

A round face (Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirsten Dunst and Miley Cyrus) needs layers in order to frame it, or a sleek chignon, to avoid adding too much volume around your face. Avoid tight curls or anything that sits around your chin if you want to make your face appear slimmer. Adding volume at the crown will also help to lengthen your face.

If, like Reese Witherspoon or Scarlett Johansson, you have a heart shaped face, your ideal wedding hairstyle is a tousled, face framing bob, which will help balance out your delicate jaw line. You should avoid adding too much volume to the crown of your head, as it can make your face appear unbalanced.

An oval face shape (Jessica Alba, Megan Fox) will suit almost any style and parting! Although it may be best to avoid a heavy fringe, as you could end up overwhelming your features.


You Might Also Like:

Latest Articles

More Wedding Articles