Choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape is an important aspect for your overall look. While the “ideal” shape is OVAL, only 1 person in 50 truly has an oval face.
What you would like to aim for is a hairstyle (and makeup) that helps balance out features to make your face appear more oval shaped.
Why Oval? Who knows. But it is considered the ideal. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
We know of course that there are lots of non-idea face shapes that are beautiful, but for those who want to aim to be as close as possible to the ideal, read on.
Take the humble egg and flip it vertically and you have close to the idea face shape.
Once you know your face shape, you can utilize makeup - contour, highlighter, blush - and hairstyles to balance things out a little. Face shapes also are a factor in the types of necklines, jewelry, and other accessories you can wear successfully.
See our model above. She has a heart shaped face, though it is sometimes referred to as an inverted triangle. She's beautiful no matter what she does to her hair, of course. But utilizing the principles of aiming for balance, see how her hairstyle makes such a difference.
The hair by her forehead (no bangs) vertically shortens it, while the soft waves by her chin adds weight and volume to add width.