SQUARE: A strong, square jaw line and usually an equally square hairline.


DO's: Soften the square with short-to-medium length hair; especially with a wave or add roundness around the face via wispy bangs and off-center parts. Height at the crown will elongate the symmetrical shape. Those with straight hair may want to consider a body wave, as some curl or wave to the hair will achieve a nice balance to the straight features.

DON'Ts: Straight styles that accentuate square jawbones. "Linear" straight bangs or center parts. A straight bob ending at the jaw line is the wrong thing for this shape. Layered bobs should end above or below the jaw line. Make sure to choose a style that will achieve some roundness to the shape and some height at the crown or bangs.



HEART: Face is wide at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small delicate chin.



DO's: Chin-length or longer styles. Side-parted hairstyles. Swept-forward layers around the upper face; gently wispy bangs. A chin length bob is great as it creates a balanced look by giving fullness to the jaw area. 

DON'Ts: Short, full styles that emphasize upper face. Height at the crown. Severe, slicked back looks. Short full styles with tapered necklines which emphasize the upper face and look top heavy. Too much height at the crown will give the appearance of a longer and narrower chin. Just Remember to emphasize the cheekbones to emphasize!



TRIANGULAR: Reverse of the heart-shape . . . a dominant jaw line with narrowing at the cheek bone and temples.



DO's: Shorter hair that balances prominent jaw line. Styles that are full at the temples and taper at the jaw.  Off-center parts. Wedges and shags look great as are layers to achieve fullness through the upper part of the face. Try tucking hair behind the ears to draw attention to the eyes.

DON'Ts: Long, full hairstyles that draw attention to jaw line. Center parts: off-center is more flattering.  Too much height at the crown. Stay away from putting most of the weight of a haircut at the jaw line and below as this will give the appearance of added weight to the face.


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