Have you ever begged your stylist to cut your hair just like Jennifer Lawrence’s pixie cut, only to be disappointed with the result? We’ve all been there before. A cut that looks fantastic on your favorite actress may look shabby and dull on you. But it has nothing to do with your stylist, or Lawrence’s A-list status. More often than not, the problem is your face shape. When you opt for a cut that doesn’t suit your face shape, you aren’t enhancing your best features. So, next time you think about chopping it all off, pick one of these cuts that flatter your unique face shape:
Oval face shape
Shape: Slightly longer than they are wide, oval face shapes look like eggs. If you have an oval shape, your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, while the jaw and forehead are rounded.
Celebrities: Sienna Miller, Jessica Biel, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson.
Best Haircuts: Women with oval face shapes typically have soft features that are easily balanced by a more dramatic haircut. Try a layered angular bob to add some dimension to your look without overpowering it.
Round face shape
Shape: A round face shape is as wide as it is long. Women with round face shapes have very few, if any, sharp angles, and your cheekbones should be the widest part of your face.
Celebrities: Mila Kunis, Chrissy Teigen, Elizabeth Olsen, Selena Gomez, Ginnifer Goodwin.
Best Haircuts: If you have a distinctly round face, a pixie cut should be your go-to short style. Make sure your cut has more volume on top than on the sides to elongate your face.
Long face shape
Shape: A long face shape is noticeably longer than it is wide. If you have a very long face, you likely have a rounded chin and cheekbones that are about the same width as your forehead. The goal with any hair and makeup routine for long face shapes is adding width to your face.
Celebrities: Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung, Molly Simms.
Best Haircuts: To shorten the appearance of your forehead and balance your face overall, opt for a lob (long bob). Nervous about chopping it all off? Curling small pieces on top can add volume and texture to your style.
Square face shape
Shape: Those with square face shapes have a prominent forehead and jaw, with blunt edges that are an equal length and width. If you have a square face, your features are likely striking and considered very beautiful.
Celebrities: Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson, Olivia Wilde.
Best Haircuts: The goal with any square face shape haircut is to soften the jawline, so short pixie cuts or blunt bangs are not recommended. Instead, try a loose, layered cut that hits beneath the jawline and above the shoulders. This will help show off your fantastic bone structure, without enhancing your naturally defined jaw.