Face Shapes (2)

Round face shape
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Dealing with a square face requires incorporating curved lines in the cutting edges of the style to balance out the angles of the face. A softly-curved fringe over a square forehead, and textured ends of a bob cut allowing the hair to curve inward and caress the jaw, are great ways to compensate for the angles of a square face.
If the face is also narrow, add a little more volume to the sides to make it appear wider, and you will have a winning look.
ROUND – This is a common face shape, as it occurs both as a natural shape and tends to develop in cases of weight gain. The outline of the face is rounded, and the cheeks and jaw may seem to merge into a single curving line. It is also relatively easy to compensate for, as long as you remember the basic rule that your goal is to create the illusion that the face is oval-shaped.
When dealing with a round face, you want to add volume to the top section of the hair and keep it minimal at the sides (in comparison to the rest of the style). This could mean a long, layered style that has volume on top, light curls along the sides, and some length to draw the eye along the vertical line and make the face appear longer.
It is also a versatile face shape for women who prefer shorter hair, since you can add volume at the top of the head by cutting the hair close to the sides and bulking up the top with curls or spiky lengths.
TRIANGLE – The triangle face shape usually comes in two forms: the traditional look, where the face is wider at the forehead and narrower at the chin, and an inverted form with a wide jaw and narrower forehead. In these cases, the key is to create a style that provides balance to the dimensions of the face.
Triangle face shape
One of the best ways to deal with triangle-shaped faces is to add volume to the narrower area and leave the wider area with less volume around it. Traditional triangle-shaped faces may look best with a style that is curly on top and shifts to straighter lengths that fall along the face.
On the other hand, a face shaped like an inverted triangle could look great with a style that features longer lengths that curl and expand as the hair hangs down.
Knowing the shape of your face allows you to understand some of the very basic principles of style and balance. It will let you choose hairstyles that flatter you and give you the opportunity to make the most of your appearance.
See also:
Why face shapes need to be considered when cutting hair
Changing face shape when you get older
Face shapes and hair colors