The best haircut for a round face is:Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/kowalska-art
If you have a round face, like Charlize Theron, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Selena Gomez, your visage is as wide as it is long. “The best cuts for round face shapes are those that create corners where there aren’t any,” explains Lorean Cairns, Fox & Jane co-founder and creative director. You want to create the illusion of length. Keeping hair a touch long—past the chin or to the shoulders—is a great way to elongate the face. “Also adding sleek, angular layers around the face can help create the illusion of a more oval shape,” Cairns adds.
The best haircut for an oval face is:Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock/kowalska-art
If your face is oval, the widths of your brow, cheekbones, and jaw are almost equal, which means you’ve basically won the genetic jackpot. Because there’s nothing to balance, you can experiment with many different cuts and lengths. Cairns suggests finding a cut that shows off your favorite features. Love your eyes? Opt for bangs. Want to show off your cheekbones? Ask your stylist to cut some face-framing layers. Don’t miss the hair-washing mistakes you didn’t realize you were making.