Finding the best cut to match your face shape can be a hit-or-miss struggle. Unfortunately, not all hairstyles are created equally. While we all wish we could pull off a daring pixie, it’s just a fact of life that some styles are better suited for others. If you’re confused on which cut highlights just the right features, you’re not alone. Luckily, many starlets have gone down the untrodden path of hair dos and don’ts making it easy for the rest of us to steal their looks. Check out your best power ‘do with these trendy guidelines.
Celeb Inspo: Kirsten Dunst, Kelly Clarkson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams
Dos: Side parted bangs and layers! Layers just below the chin level and side swept part will slim down your symmetrical features frame your face just right.
Don’ts: Avoid too much volume and a center part. This makes a round face look wider than it is.
Celeb Inspo: Beyoncé, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea
Hair Dos: Most lengths, cuts, and parts. Just like the Queen B herself, oval faces can rock almost any hairstyle so have fun experimenting.
Don’ts: The hair world is your oyster! However, pay attention to cuts that cover too much of the face, making it appear smaller than it is.
Celeb Inspo: Victoria Beckham, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson
Dos: A side part and layered cuts with lots of volume are ideal for this face shape.
Don’ts: Cuts that are top heavy and over emphasize your narrow chin.
Celeb Inspo: Kiera Knightly, Olivia Wilde, Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum
Hair Dos: Soft, romantic curls, long layers, and generally styles that are longer in the front soften up angled edges and give a super laid-back, yet sophisticated look.
Don’ts: If you want to draw less attention to the jaws, stay away from heavy bangs and slicked back styles.