Finding the perfect hairstyle for your big day can be a real struggle. Not only are you hoping for beautifully styled hair, you also want to ensure that your style matches your dress, wedding theme, make up and natural features. It is key to find a hairstyle that accentuates your natural features, including the shape of your face. Finding the perfect style may be daunting however, knowing what styles work with your face shape can be a big help.
What is my face shape?
If you are unsure of what shape your face is, read through our guide to help determine what your face shape is!
Face – the length of your face is roughly the same as the width
Cheekbone – the width of your face is roughly the same as the length
Forehead – forehead is rounded at the hairline
Jawline – jawline has rounded, less sharp edges
Face – your face is about as long as it is wide
Cheekbone – minimal cheekbones, the sides of your face follows a straight line from jaw to forehead. The width of your cheekbones are roughly the same as the width of your forehead and jaw
Forehead – your hairline follows a straight line and is roughly the same width as your jaw
Jawline – strong, squared jawline – the side of your face follows a straight line from jaw to forehead
Face – the length of your face is shorter
Cheekbone – cheekbones are significantly wider than your forehead
Forehead – the width of your forehead is smaller than the width of your cheekbones
Jawline – narrow chin area and chin has strong point
Face – your face is longer than it is wide
Cheekbone – cheekbones are wider than the widest part of your face
Forehead – width of forehead is smaller than width of cheekbones
Jawline – no sharp angles on jaw or chin
Face – length of face is short versus longer
Cheekbone – cheekbone width is roughly the same as forehead width
Forehead – forehead is wider than jawline, hairline is rounded.
Jawline – narrow jawline
Choosing your perfect style...
Once you have determined your face shape, it is time to decide on the perfect style for you.
If you have a rounded facial shape opt for a style that creates height to help lengthen and elongate the face. Having your hair down in a loose style, with bits coming around your face is the perfect style for this face shape. If you are also looking to break up the roundness of your face try a side swept long fringe.
Opt for a super straight do as this can make your face appear rounder.
Wear hair loosely around face, preferably around jawline as it helps to accentuate cheekbones and add width to a narrow jaw.
Cut the fringe short and straight across. It can easily look strange on your broad forehead.
Try a fringe that is low to the brows and cut with longer length at the side, this will help balance out the angles of your face. Texture waves and a side parting helps to break up the width of your face and is a gorgeous soft and feminine style.
Wear your hair tightly pulled back, this draws attention to the wider jaw line.
Opt for wearing your hair down as this creates softness around the jaw. Try to create height at the sides to accentuate the cheekbones and balance out your jawline.
Wear hair tightly pulled back, this could create a harsh look.
Opt for a style that breaks up the length of your face, eg a thick, blunt fringe. Add extra width to your face by creating an up style at the mid-section of the crown or to one side.
Wear a hairstyle that is going to give too much height or have your hair tight at the sides, this will accentuate the length of your face.