Exploring the Hottest Hair Trends and Styles for Every Face Shape

Want bangs, but unsure of which look will suit you best?

Best tips for your ideal look .

Round-shaped faces can rock long styles like a lob (think Reese Witherspoon) that show off cheekbones and balance the narrowness around the chin. Heart-shaped faces can also slay longer side bangs to shorten their foreheads and highlight the jawline.

Long Face Shape

If you’ve got long hair, there’s no shortage of flattering bang styles to try. Ask your stylist for choppy layers and face-framing feathers to add volume, soften your look, and draw attention to the center of your face.

A chin-length bob is another great option for long faces. This cut frames the face, balances the length of your neck, and accentuates your cheekbones. Curls are also a great choice for this hair length, and they can add major volume to your look.

Alternatively, you can also wear your lob in a deep side part like Carrie Bradshaw to create a polished aesthetic that shows off your oblong facial shape. Ask your stylist to create a deep side-swept fringe that’s a bit longer on the sides and shorter in the middle.

For a more daring look, you can try V bangs, which are created with full-pointed fringe cut into a v-shape along the forehead and cheekbones. This edgy style is bold and eye-catching, but it’s also super easy to maintain.

Short Face Shape

If you’re a woman with short hair and are thinking about bangs, there are plenty of flattering styles to choose from. For instance, blunt or classic bangs (the straight-across-forehead style) can look great on almost any face shape and work for most hair textures. However, this style will require more upkeep as you’ll need to keep them trimmed regularly.

If your hair is wavy or curly, a choppy crop will give you bangs with volume while still keeping the length of your hair. You can wear them swept to one side or part them down the middle for an edgy yet feminine look that’s perfect for big events and theme parties.

For a flattering and feminine short haircut for a round face, try a messy pixie with wispy bangs. This look will help balance a round face and make it look more slender. It’s also ideal for fine hair that needs texture and volume. Shags, textured long bobs, and angled bobs are other good options for a round face.

Round Face Shape

The round face shape is wider at the temples and cheekbones and tapers into a small, narrow chin. It’s also a baby-face type, which means it’s naturally younger looking and can be complimented by pretty much any haircut. Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore and Emma Stone are just a few celebrities that rock this face shape.

The key for this shape is to balance with lots of softness. Avoid chin-length looks that could add width to the face, and steer clear of straight or blunt bangs. Instead, consider wispy facial framing that starts at your cheekbones and gently reaches over your brow to visually elongate the face.

Long bobs that hit right below the ear are flattering for round faces because they make the face appear longer by comparison. And if you want to try bangs, opt for a side-swept style like Stone’s that will accentuate the jawline and help slim the appearance of this face shape.

Square Face Shape

Women with square faces tend to be blessed with a strong jawline, which is accentuated even more when the face shape is narrower than the width. A good haircut is a must to balance out the face, but there’s nothing that says “wow” quite like long layers that fall beside your cheekbones, as shown on Hailey Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Ideally, you want to avoid a middle part that might accentuate the widow’s peak and instead opt for a deep side part that will add depth to the shape of your face. You should also avoid short blunt bangs, which will over-emphasize the narrowness of your chin.

Instead, ask your stylist for long face-framing layered bangs that rest at your cheekbones. It’s a style that Sandra Bullock has been rocking, and it’s guaranteed to flatter your square face shape. You can always ask for longer face-framing layers to be swept back to the side if you want to have a more dramatic look.

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