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“What Hairstyle Suits Me?” Find Your Best Today!

what hairstyle suits me?
If there’s one beauty thing I’ve thought about throughout my life, it’s about what hairstyle suits me. And after many years of disastrous hairstyles, desperately trying to find the best hairstyle for me, I finally realized what hairstyle I should get, and what really suits me.

Bcause the truth is, hair really does make a huge difference. I don’t think anyone can deny that.

Your choice of hairstyle can really transform your look, and your haircut, I think, can also showcase your personality and who you are to others – even before saying a word.

Below, I share some of the steps to find your best hairstyle. This is how I personally found my perfect best hairstyle as well, one that I believe not only suits me, but I’ve been told time and time again that my hair is so “me”.

1. Find your face shape

To find what hairstyle suits you, you need to know your face shape first. Once you know your basic guidelines for your face shape. It is so much easier to find out what cuts and styles will flatter your face, making your search much less traumatic.

Check out How to find out your face shape, and once you’ve figured it out, come back and continue reading.

2. Know what works (and doesn’t) for you 

Once you’ve found your face shape, it’s time to remember what hairstyles suit you – and which ones you should stay away from. I call these the “guidelines” you can work within.

Here are some guidelines for the different face shapes:

Round: 
The goal here is to create visual length, so that your face shape looks longer, since there is already a lot of width. To do this, you gotta find a style that will visually “pull” your face longer. So long, straight hair (or slightly wavy) would look stunning on you. Avoid styles that will bring more width to your face, such as blunt bangs, short bobs and big curls.

Long: 
The key here is to visually widen your face, so focus on getting hair volume at the side (near your cheeks). Hairstyles such as wavy and curly hair will add width to your face; and short to shoulder length cuts look great on you too. Avoid styles that “lengthen” the face, such as super straight, long cuts, and avoid too much hair length, which can drag your face down.

Square:
The goal here is to soften your sharp features: just think romantic, soft, feminine. Soft romantic curls, soft layers will all look really pretty on you; and hairstyles with big, soft volume will look great too. It’s best to avoid sharp, angled styles and chin length cuts that may emphasis your strong jawline.

Oval: 
Lucky you, oval face shapes look great in anything! Experiment and see what you like. I especially love The Universal Haircut on this face shape, and Allure has a great article for hair ideas for you.

Heart: 
The aim here is to balance out the width at the top and the slimness at the bottom. To do that, keep your hair length to the longer side; as shorter cuts and styles (shorter than your chin, for example) may emphasise your smaller jaw area. Long and wavy hairstyles past your shoulders will look beautiful on you.

Consider getting bangs

Bangs are one of those things that can really change up your look and are fantastic in balancing out face shapes so you can have a perfect hairstyle that really suits you. Check out my post, Best Bangs for Your Face Shape for more info on what bangs will suit you best.

Get celebrity ideas

After having an idea of what would look good with your face shape, I suggest looking for inspiration from celebrities with the same face shape as yours. Look through photos of their hairstyles and see which one you are drawn to – that’s a clue into your personal style. (‘Cause even though you want a hairstyle that suits you, you still want one that you actually like!)

Round: Jennifer Lawrence, Chrissy Teigen, Christina Ricci, Selena Gomez

Long: Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung, Sarah Jessica Parker

Oval: Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller

Square:Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde, Nicole Richie

Heart: Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Chloe Moretz

Try out your potential hairstyles… digitally. 

InStyle Magazine’s Hollywood Makeover is a great virtual hair makeover tool I’d recommending testing out some ideas of hairstyles you have, chosen from your celebrity that shares the same face shape as you. Have fun with this and try out as many as you like.

what hairstyle suits me

Clearly, red is not my color!

Each time you “try” a hairstyle, ask yourself: Does it look good overall? Was your initial response a positive one? If so, put set it aside and keep trying out and testing different looks, until you have a few options ready.

(Hint: testing out hairstyles digitally can make it look really fake. What I do is I squint a little when looking at the image, and this blurs the image out and can give you an overall idea of the hairstyle on you.)

Do An Audit

Now it’s time to study and get feedback and consider all areas of the few hairstyle options you now have. I’m a big believer in doing what you want to your hair – it’s your hair after all – but I also think it’s always best to ask around.

Ask some of your trusted friends, your man, your hairstylist, beauty loving friends, etc, what they think. Once you’ve asked around for some opinions and gotten a clearer choice of what you want, all you have to do now is pick your favorite of the bunch from the options you have left. And there you have it! Your next hairstyle.

Still not sure what to get? 

If you are still not sure on what hairstyle suits you; then that’s where “The Universal Haircut” comes in. This cut will flatter every face shape, hair type and is suitable at any age (for real!). It is timeless and classic, and will look beautiful on any woman.

I hope I’ve helped you find a hairstyle that suits you and one you will love. If you have any comments or questions, just leave it below!

About the Author: Hi, I’m Renee, a makeup artist and person behind this blog! Blog for Beauty is an online resource for makeup & beauty tips, advice and reviews created with beginners & newbies in mind to to help you enhance your natural beauty so you look – and feel – great.

Linda

I’m 65 with a square/oval face. It was round when I was young. The top of my hair is white bad sides/bak is salt and pepper natural curly brown hair. I have grey resistant hair colour won’t last past the first washing. I’m thinning on top and the top sides of my hair. I wear it long in a pony tail to keep it from showing the thin areas. I am so tired of my look but am afraid of stylist that just cut and style the way THEY like it. Can you suggest what I should do?

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Renee

Hey Linda! I’m not 100% clear on what your hair looks like now but all my suggestions are in this post regarding face shape, etc. What I would do is to probably keep doing what you are doing to keep the thinning areas covered, but instead of a long ponytail, get The Universal Cut that I mentioned above. The length is very flattering for all ages, hair type, etc, and you can part it so it still covers thinner areas. The other option of course is to find a good stylist who will listen to your concerns. Good luck!

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Anonymous

I took a photograph that I had downloaded from the Internet to my hairdresser and told her that was the style I wanted. After years of trying different styles this short one is perfect for me. Not fuss, no hassle and I can style it myself, even better!

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Hayden

My daughter is 12 years old but looks 16, she has a oval young face but a very Muscular swimmer build. She is a hourglass and loves fashion and Hairdressing. She is a high level swimmer so she doesn’t like to keep her hair long! At the moment she has a long grown out bob and coloured dark hair. She is self concious about her hair. Everyone commented on her hair (which had a red sprout at the back) but she got frustrated at adults praising her hair all the time and dyed it. She wants short hair as it fits her personality as well as very long hair. But doesn’t know what type for her Fine thick hair. She is scared about it looking bad with her hair type can you tip anything?

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Heather

I just wanted to comment on the triangle heart shaped face. It seems peole get these 2 face shapes confused all the time. The heart face shape means that your forehead is your widest part and yes you do have a widows peak. The triangle face shape is the opposite meaning your jaw is the widest part of your face next being your cheekbones and then forehead being the smallest. Kelly Clarkson is a true representation and Kathey Ireland of a triangle face shape and Reese Witherspoon is a heart shaped face. I know because I’ve done extensive research on face shapes because mine is between a square and triangle. My cheekbones are extremely relevant and so is my forehead but you can clearly tell that my jaw is the widest part. It’s very confusing each stylist will tell you different but the longer my hair gets if it’s not layered correctly I could easily fall into the rectangular face shape which is an elongated square. There is also the diamond face shape where cheekbones are the widest and this is seen on such beauties as Rihanna and Victoria Beckham. I”m not trying to take over your site or tell you your’e wrong but there needs to be more research into these face shapes before people post. The only way to tell for sure anyone’s face shape is to actually measure it. Cosmo magazine has a wonderful guide where you put in your measurements and they tell you your face shape or ask your stylist because they are trained to know and work with face shapes and hair because no matter how beautiful a haircut if it doesn’t match your face shape well it’s just not going to look right

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Sorena

Omg this was very helpful!

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Renee

Hey Heather,

Thank you for your comment! I am not sure how I missed it but I am so sorry for the late reply.

I totally agree with you on the Triangle face shape. I meant to write “inverted triangle” and will update it after this comment. The thing is, I used Triangle/Heart together as those are the most popular “terms” people use; and I wanted my post to be as easy to understand as possible.

Triangle (the correct version) and diamond are quite rare face shapes. For the original post I wanted to just keep it very simple, but I am planning to give this post a major update, so I will add those in too, as well as others (so thanks for that!).

I agree with you on the celebs examples but I respectfully disagree with Kelly Clarkson, she has a round face shape. She is slightly going towards heart face shape because of her chin/jaw area; but overall, I believe she definitely has a round face shape.

It sounds like you’ve done extensive research on face shapes and hairstyles, and while I agree with you that the best way is to properly measure it, I believe that my guide is also an accurate and easy, quick way to find out your face shape.

That being said – don’t worry at all! I welcome all comments and thank you for yours. My tips are merely suggestions and personal ways I found worked for me and wanted to share; not trying to be super technical about it.

Did you manage to find a hairstyle to suit your face shape, and one you are happy with?

xx Renee

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Belieber Ishika

Very helpful… Thanks!

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Anonymous

well i think thats great

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Samantha

Awesome tips, thank you!!

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Esther Kalisz

Thanks! can’t wait to get my hair cut now that I know what I’m getting!

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Bri

This honestly wasn’t very helpful, I have curly hair and it doesn’t say what to do with that and it also definitely doesn’t mention banges for round faced curly hair people.

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Renee

Sorry it wasn’t helpful, Bri. I did mention bangs on round face shapes:

“Side swept and long bangs will also suit you well. Avoid styles that will bring more width to your face, such as blunt bangs, bobs and big curls (cut at a short length).”

I also said that for round faces, the trick is to elongate, so for you I’d recommend a long hairstyle.

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LipsOfTension

Yeah this did not help me at all

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Renee

Hi there – sorry it didn’t help you. What in particular were you looking for?

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manmeet

Hey.. I got an oval face. My cheecks r deep inside nd it looks like very thin.. ND my face look like Sylvester Stallone. David Beckham like dat. So do let me knw which hair style will suits me.. I tried short hairs many times but in tht my face looks too small… What should I do

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Nidhi

Hello Renne .. I have round face and want to have blunt bangs. Will it suit me ??

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Renee

Hey Nidhi! Hmm, blunt bangs may make your face look rounder – if that’s OK for you, go for it! If not, I’d recommend getting bangs that are a little longer on the outer sides so they “lengthen” your face more.

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Kanags

I was doing layers for nearly 3 years. But suffering with too much of split ends in all of my hair ends ,that’s make hair looks too horrible.
How to cover up that split end..cutting the hair really made my hair very short now :(. Please help me.

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Nick

the only way to get rid of split end is to cut them

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Emilia

I was looking at this for a hairstyle, then i found out I had an oval face, and it said anything… so I guess it helped since I can see the other hairstyles to use. And it also gave me a variety of hairstyles.

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Sarah

I wish I could send u my pic and u would suggest me about my hair cut is it possible

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Becca

Thank you, Renee for the great blog! Help & tip…
Tip: Instead of cleaning my mirror of lipstick to find my face shape, I put up clear plastic wrap (that stuck easily to mirror) & drew on it with a sharpie.
Help: My face measures exactly the same width & length, I have very high cheekbones, rounded hairline & slightly rounded jawline…am I round or oval??? I can’t tell by my drawing! I’m right in between! Thanks!

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grace

Hey I have a hart shaped face with a fare forward hair line I also have really thick hair and I don’t know what to do with it because right now it is up in a pulled back ponytail or let lose down. my hair has a lot of natural volume. what can I do with my hair ?

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Emma

Hello! I have a round face and am trying to grow out my fringe so I can have a long side fringe, how do you suggest styling the fringe when it becomes the uncomfortable length that stops me seeing before I can turn it into a nice long fringe?

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resh

hi i have a pear face shape and somewhat curly hair. now i want a pixie cut. will it suit me?

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Rahul roy

I am rahul Roy. My age 23 . I want a good hair style which mach with me .. please suguest me

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Renee

Hi Rahul! The Male version for this article is coming soon!

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Gabe

Hey, from what I can tell I have a round face, but long hair looks awful on me and short hair looks great. Do you know why this may be?

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Renee

Hey Gabe! Hmm, are you sure you have a round face? Do you have a photo I can see?

There will always be exceptions I suppose, so if you do feel that you look better in short hair, go for it! 🙂

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Gemma

Thankyou for your recommendation.

I have a round face and have always styled my hair with round curls. I have since changed my style to be just straight basic plaits. It makes my face look totally different!

I think my style has improved because of this hair style change.

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vaishalini

i have a round face and i am in chocolte brown shade. i have short(up to shoulder level and curly hair. i have little of front baldness. what kind of hairstyle will best suit me. i usually wear pony tail. but my classmates tease me because of baldness. what will be best hairstyle to cover front head.

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Renee

Bangs can help cover it xx

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Alice

Thank you for your post! What you said is very practical.

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