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HAIR STYLES FOR DIFFERENT FACE SHAPES

A good hair style, which has the right volume for the dimensions and shape of the face, helps to soften severe face shapes and highlight one’s personality above and beyond any fashion trends. Whether it is short or long, the right hair style is essential for looking and feeling good.

But where do you start? Below is some practical advice that will help you find the right hair style for you.

Do you have a round face?

Viso tondo

Your hairstyle should help to enlongate the face. Avoid pulling the hair back: leave your hair down so it can softly caress the cheek bones and jaw to make the face seem thinner.
Try to keep the roots very volumised and, possibly, cut in a fringe that starts from quite far back and leaves a few centimetres of the forehead uncovered so as to make it seem longer.

Do you have square-shaped face?

In this case, your hairstyle will help to ‘sweeten’ your expression. You should avoid central partings, straight hair and tying your back at the nape of the neck.
Choose a soft hairstyle that is feathered around the cheek bones and jaw and camouflages the squareness.
If you want/have short hair, avoid hair styles with lots of straight cuts (for example, geometric hair styles) and instead, go for a style with a low parting and fringe that allows you to cover the squareness of the forehead and cheek bones.


Viso quadrato

Do you have a heart-shaped face?

Viso triangolare

For this face shape, you will need to choose a hair style that enlarges the lower part of the face: if you have mid-length hair, wear a middle parting and sweep the hair forward, over the shoulders (bandeau cheveux), so that it caresses and enlarges the size of the jaw.
If you choose a short hair style, the hair should be messy (but messed up skillfully!) and should cover the cheek bones.
Try to cover the forehead and ears at all times.


Do you have a pear-shaped face?

For this face shape, you will need to choose a hair style that enlarges the upper part of the face and, if necessary, covers any hair loss at the temples: choose wavy hair styles so that the hair is volumised from the root to the tip. A light fringe is also recommended.
Avoid having the ears on show, straight hair and tying the hair up with a central parting – wear a low, side parting when tying the hair up.

Viso triangolare

Do you have a long face?

Viso allungato

The choosen hairstyle should help to ‘shorten’ the face: your hair should be jaw-length and BIG!
If you have dark hair, it may be good to lighten it with small streaks of colour.
If you have a prominent chin, avoid straight fringes, central partings and straight hair.



Some general advice:

  1. Avoid long hair if you are over 30 years old or if you are short and sturdy.
  2. Be careful: a fringe highlights big eyes and makes little eyes look smaller.
  3. A wispy fringe, that starts from the middle of the head, can help to hide a low or receding hairline: do not completely cover the forehead though, as it is not necessary to make it look bigger.
  4. If you wear glasses, avoid rigid hairstyles (do not apply too much hairspray) and wearing your hair up because these styles harden your facial features. Instead, wear light, short hair styles.
  5. The best way to frame a small, delicate face is with mid-length hair: a very short hair cut can make the face seem out of proportion to the rest of the head.
  6. If you are short, wearing your hair on top of your hair can make you seem taller; if you are tall, tie your hair at the nape of your neck to appear shorter.
  7. If you have a short neck, avoid fringes and tying your hair back.
  8. Wear your hair curly if you have blonde hair; if you have dark or red hair, opt for loose curls.


Some general advice:

  1. Avoid long hair if you are over 30 years old or if you are short and sturdy.
  2. Be careful: a fringe highlights big eyes and makes little eyes look smaller.
  3. A wispy fringe, that starts from the middle of the head, can help to hide a low or receding hairline: do not completely cover the forehead though, as it is not necessary to make it look bigger.
  4. If you wear glasses, avoid rigid hairstyles (do not apply too much hairspray) and wearing your hair up because these styles harden your facial features. Instead, wear light, short hair styles.
  5. The best way to frame a small, delicate face is with mid-length hair: a very short hair cut can make the face seem out of proportion to the rest of the head.
  6. If you are short, wearing your hair on top of your hair can make you seem taller; if you are tall, tie your hair at the nape of your neck to appear shorter.
  7. If you have a short neck, avoid fringes and tying your hair back.
  8. Wear your hair curly if you have blonde hair; if you have dark or red hair, opt for loose curls.


Some general advice:

  1. Avoid long hair if you are over 30 years old or if you are short and sturdy.
  2. Be careful: a fringe highlights big eyes and makes little eyes look smaller.
  3. A wispy fringe, that starts from the middle of the head, can help to hide a low or receding hairline: do not completely cover the forehead though, as it is not necessary to make it look bigger.
  4. If you wear glasses, avoid rigid hairstyles (do not apply too much hairspray) and wearing your hair up because these styles harden your facial features. Instead, wear light, short hair styles.
  5. The best way to frame a small, delicate face is with mid-length hair: a very short hair cut can make the face seem out of proportion to the rest of the head.
  6. If you are short, wearing your hair on top of your hair can make you seem taller; if you are tall, tie your hair at the nape of your neck to appear shorter.
  7. If you have a short neck, avoid fringes and tying your hair back.
  8. Wear your hair curly if you have blonde hair; if you have dark or red hair, opt for loose curls.

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