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How to choose a hairstyle by Face Shape /Round & Oval Face

Updated: Jun 8, 2023



If you want to switch up your look, the best way is with a fresh new hairstyle. However, choosing a flattering haircut for your features is essential based on your face shape.


I will walk you through the ideal haircuts and styles for round and oval face shapes in today's post.

Have a square or long face shape? Don’t worry – check out this helpful guide to choosing your perfect cut!


Round Face Shapes


Round face shapes are the same width and length, with a natural softness and roundness. Round faces are usually referred to as “baby faces” because most individuals with a baby face tend to look younger than they are.


If you have a round face, it’s all about balance. Stay away from extremely angular cuts that harshly contrast with your natural roundness, and avoid styles that amplify the softness of your features. Instead, it would be best if you opted for styles that sit right in the middle of the spectrum. Cuts with lots of volume, texture, and layers will visually elongate the face and add more structure. Avoid styles that are too long, too short, or wispy bangs.


Round faces look the best with medium-length hairstyles with a lot of fullness, blunt ends, and long layers. However, if you enjoy rocking shorter hair, you still can with a few tweaks! Keep your bob a few inches longer than the traditional style with square tapered layers to add texture. Or, if you want to rock a pixie cut, ensure there’s plenty of volume at the top!


Oval Face Shapes


Oval face shapes are categorized with a longer length than width and tend to have narrowed jawline that is smaller than the hairline. Oval face shapes are the most versatile as it’s well-balanced with even proportions.


If you have an oval face, you’re in luck! You tend to look great in virtually any style. But if you’re looking to take your look to the next level, then there are some best practices to follow when choosing your newest style.


When choosing the right hairstyle for your oval face, you should focus on a look that will naturally maintain your face's balance. Avoid styles that will visually elongate or shorten your face. Steer clear from extremely lengthy locks that are all one length or broad, heavy bangs.


Instead, opt for a shoulder-length cut with soft, subtle layers to add gentle volume. If you don’t want to cut your hair short, you can rock longer hair by incorporating soft, side-swept bangs and layers.


Discover the ideal style for you!


I hope that you found this guide helpful! Don’t hesitate to work with your stylist so that you can come up with your best look. If you want to take your look to the next level, consider our Step Bone Cut service!


Step Bone Cut is a revolutionary Japanese hair cutting technique that focuses on creating a flattering, ideal cut by analyzing your face and head shape. Through this technique, our stylists can create your perfect style that is balanced and proportionate for your unique body.









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