Round? Oval? Oblong? Diamond? Here's how to find the most flattering haircut for your facial structure.
learned that not every pair of sunglasses—including the ones that are
fabulous on your best friend—will look great when perched against the
angles or roundness of your face. It's much the same with haircuts.
"The right haircut for your face shape is like the perfect frame for a
picture," says Charles Anderson, a master ULTA hairstylist and trainer.
"It will accent your more flattering features and diminish those that
are less than ideal."
Follow ULTA's face-shape guide to put the best frame on your own self-portrait.
Your brow, cheek and jawbone are all the same width.
Flatter It: Add some curves with soft layers around your face.
Forget It: Chin-length bobs or long. straight tresses.
Your cheekbones are wider than your brow and jaw lines.
Flatter It: Create the illusion of angles with an off-center part and layers near the crown of your head.
Forget It: Center part, short-cropped cuts.
Your brow, cheeks and jaw are all the same width and your face is longer than it is wide.
Flatter It: Sideswept bangs and cheek-length layers will soften your facial structure.
Forget It: Extremely long cuts and choppy layers above eye level.
The ideal shape, your face is slightly longer than it is wide.
Flatter It: Anything goes so don't get stuck in a haircut rut.
Forget It: Heavy bangs that overpower your delicate bones.
Your cheeks are wider than your brow and jawbone.
Flatter It: Minimize the points at the sides of your face with fullness at the crown of your head and in the nape area.
Forget It: Heavy layers that hit at the midpoint of your face.
Your brow and cheekbones are wider than your jaw line.
Flatter It: A mid-length bog with wispy bangs will create a balanced shape from your forehead to jaw line.
Forget It: A short pixie cut or close-cropped layers.
Your jaw line is wider than your brow bone.
Flatter It: Mid-face layers will slim the appearance of your jaw line.
Forget It: Hair that's shoulder length or longer and cut without layers.