Beauty Basics: Best Hairstyles For Your Face Shape

We’ve all sported bad hairstyles at one point in our lives. Here’s how to make sure it never happens again. 
Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape
     I’ll never forget the first time I tried a “drastic” new haircut. I was in Europe, Paris to be specific, and my friends and I were walking down the Champs Elysees when we thought, “Hey, how cool would it be to get our hair cut in Paris?!” Spurred with enthusiasm and adventure, we continued walking until we came across a ritzy salon (but really, what isn’t ritzy on the Champs Elysees?) and plopped our large American butts on the plush, white salon chairs, eagerly awaiting our French transformation.

     Now, I didn’t know what I wanted, not in the least, but I have an oval face shape with high cheekbones, so with the understanding that any haircut would work well, in my best bohemian, IDGAF voice, casually told my hairstylist to give me something… different. It could be whatever she wanted; it just had to be different from the long, wavy hair I sported (and forgot to brush) every.single.day. So there she went, cutting, snipping and taking a LOT of hair off.

     It’s never a good look when the first thing that comes to mind is: Holy sh**. I look like Willy Wonka. And no, not Gene Wilder’s Wonka, but the creepy Johnny Deep Wonka that gave every child nightmares and sent every adult back to their therapist to discuss their childhood and whether or not their father really did love them.


What am I trying to say with this story? Well,
1) unless you’re ready for a drastic change, don’t ask for one
2) even if your father didn’t love you, we do, and
3) always, always know your face shape before deciding on a hairstyle.

     The infographic below will help you determine your face shape as well as which hairstyles look best and which to avoid.


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Best hairstyles for your face shape. image via Byrdie



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