How to Choose the Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face-shape

Your hairstyle has one main purpose – to help you look your best.

When choosing the perfect hairstyle to help you look your best, one of the most important factors to consider is your face-shape. Do you have an oval face? A heart-shaped face? Or is it square or round?

To get the most out of your hairstyle, you should choose one that complements the shape of your face.

If you’re not sure what shape your face is, then you’ve come to the right place. As your favourite Wishart hairdressers, we’re here to help! We’ve put together this handy guide to help you identify your face-shape, so you can choose a hairstyle that enhances your natural beauty.

Step One: Discover Your Face Shape

The first step on the road to discovering your face shape is easy: Pull your hair back from your face, and look in the mirror. Now, ask yourself a couple of questions.

Is your face longer than it is wide? Is it not very angular? If you answered “yes” to both these questions, then you have an oval face.

Not an oval? Look closely and check whether your forehead is wider than your jaw-line. Is your chin a bit pointed? (You might also have a “widow’s peak”.) If this describes you, then you have a heart-shaped face.

If your jaw is almost as wide, or is as wide, as your cheekbones, and your face is quite angular, then you have a square face.

If you almost match the square face description, but don’t have angular features, then your face is round.

Having Trouble?

If you’re still not sure what shape your face is, try looking at some photos of yourself, or ask your friends and family what they think. Still undecided? Then it’s time you enlisted some professional help. Pop in and visit your friendly Wishart hairdressers (that’s us!) at In Vogue for an expert opinion.

Step Two: Choose the Perfect Hairstyle

We could give you a boring, long list of “DOs” and “DON’Ts” for each face shape, but instead, we’ve picked out the names of a few celebrities who have face shapes just like yours. That way, you can look up images of them to see how they complement their face-shapes with a variety of hairstyles and cuts. With a little help from Google Images, finding the perfect style for your face couldn’t be easier!


Do you have an oval face? So do Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba, and Christina Aguilera!

Most hairdressers suggest that girls with oval faces can wear just about any style they want. So check out photos of your celebrity face-shape friends, and see what you like. We recommend choosing a style that emphasises your best facial features.


Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lopez all have two things in common. They’re famous, and they’re all heart-shaped face beauties. If you have a heart-shaped face, then welcome to this exclusive club! Pop onto Google and you’ll see some of the beautiful styles these girls have rocked. Which would you like to try?


For all you girls with square-shaped faces, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, and Renee Zellweger are your face-shape kindred spirits. These ladies have angular features just like you. Sometimes, they soften the angels with soft, side-swept styles. On other occasions, they embrace and emphasise the angular nature of their faces. Which will you do?


Have you got a round face? So does Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis, and Adele, so you’re in pretty good (and good-looking) company! Women with round faces often like to add some angles with their hairstyle. Check out what your face-shape celebrities have done with their hair, and you’ll see that there are plenty of options!

Step Three: Get Your Cut

Have you identified your face-shape, and chosen a style to match? Then it’s time for you to commit to looking your best and book a hair appointment today. We’d love to have you book your appointment with us, so we can help you achieve the perfect look. But either way, we hope this guide has helped you to take the first steps on the road to looking your best!

What shape is your face? Let us know in the comments below!

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