You are oval if your face is slightly longer than it is wide. Women with oval-shaped faces have higher hairlines and rounded chins.
Try solid, blunt bangs. “Women with oval faces tend to have a lot of space between their hairline and brow, so full bangs are favorable,” says celeb hairstylist Tippi Shorter.
Don’t be fooled into thinking less is more! Wispy, piecey bangs will actually expose a prominent forehead instead of concealing it. Add some tight waves to take up space.
“Oval faces are long, but they’re symmetrical,” says Maurice Smith of Ujima Hairworcz in Oakland, California. Try a romantic swoop to add camouflage a wide forehead.
You’re square if you have a strong, prominent jawline and the length and width of your face are about the same.
If you have a square face, try long, tapered bangs. Fringe that hangs below the brow perfectly balances the defined angles that characterize square faces.
Opt for styles that make your forehead a focal point — avoid asymmetric bangs that add harsh lines and harden your look.
Try tapering the sides of the bangs and adding a bit of curl. This will help minimize sharp angles and create softness.
You are round if your face is as wide as it is long. Round faces have fuller cheeks, rounder chins and smoother jawlines.
Try bangs that graze or frame your eyebrows. They work best on women with found faces by creating the illusion of length.
Shorter recommends asking your stylist to use the “point tip technique” to keep them from becoming too heavy, which can shorten the face.
“You want to balance a round face so it doesn’t look flat or pie-shaped,” says Tara Patterson, owner of Simply Chic Hair Studio in Maplewood, NJ. Avoid short bangs — they make the face look wider!
You are heart-shaped if you have a widow’s peak — a slight dip in the hairline at the center of your forehead — or if your hairline rises slightly at the corners.
According to Shorter, its important to keep your bangs a little long — below the brow, even — so you can swoop the bang off to the side. Add some soft, feathered curls for a romantic effect!
Try side-parted, side-swept bangs — they camouflage the high corners of your hairline with romantic fringe.
Avoid a blunt cut. That Dutch girl look will make your head appear heavy and wide on top. Instead, rock an asymmetric bang cut on an angle across your forehead.