Make the most of your looks by choosing a style that maximizes your best features. The first feature you should consider is the shape of your face – is it round, oval, square or long? If you are not sure what shape your face is, the easiest way to find out is to scrape your hair away from your face so that you can see all your features clearly. Stand squarely in front of a mirror and use a lipstick to trace around the outline of your face so that the shape is transferred to the mirror. When you stand back you should be able to see into which of the following categories your face shape falls.
The square face
The square face is angular with a broad forehead and square jawline. To make the best of this shape, choose a hairstyle with long layers, preferably one that features soft waves or curls. This will create a softness that detracts from the hard lines particularly around the jaw. The hair should be parted at the side of the head and any fringe (bangs) combed away from the face.
The round face
The oval face
The oval face has wide cheekbones that taper down into a small, often pointed, chin and up to a fairy narrows forehead. This is regarded by many experts as the prefer face shape. If your face is oval in shape then you have the advantage of being able to wear any hairstyle you choose.