You’ve been searching through hundreds of wedding magazines trying to find the perfect hairstyle for your big day. The possibilities are endless and may even seem overwhelming. But selecting the perfect ‘do for your wedding day doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it all starts with one simple question – what shape face do you have?
There are five basic face shapes that hairstylists refer to when styling or cutting hair. To find out which one you are, pull your hair back away from your face and sit in front of the mirror. Look at your face shape: pay particular attention to your hairline, forehead, cheekbones, temples, jaw, and chin to see which of your features is most prominent and what the shape of your face is. Then match your features to the images below and voila… expert styling tips on cuts and dos that are perfect for your unique face shape.
To better narrow your search down, we’ve done the legwork and compiled some great wedding looks based on each face shape. Whether you have a heart, oval, square, round or long face this list will help simplify your selections. Let’s get started!
If your forehead and cheekbones are both wide, but your face tapers at the chin, then you have a heart-shaped face.
If your cheekbones are the same width as the length of your face and your jawline is soft, then you have a round face.
If the width of your face is a third less than the length of your face and you also have no harsh corners along the hair or jawline, then you have an oval face.
If your forehead and jawline are wide and roughly the same size, then you have a square shaped face.
If you have a face that is longer and more narrow, and your cheekbones are the most prominent feature then you have a long face.
We drew a lot of inspiration from BRIDES in regards to what looks work best. Perhaps you have some inspiration you’d like to share with us. If so, leave a comment below.
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