According to InStyle, you must measure the dimensions of your face to know what type of haircut suits its shape. Once you determine the shape of your face, you can choose whether it looks best with a short, medium or long haircut. The dimensions of your face help you choose the style of the haircut as well.
Use a ruler to measure the width of your brow, cheekbones and jawline. Measure the length of your face from the top of your forehead to your chin. Your face has a round shape if its width is equal to its length with a jaw and forehead that curve at the corners. A square face also has a width that is equal to its length, but it does not curve as a round face does. Having a wide brow with a narrow chin means that your face is heart-shaped. If your face is round, choose a short cut with spikes, a medium cut that stops at the collarbone or a long cut with layers that stop at the jawline. Square faces look best with short-layered cuts that have short bangs, medium-layered cuts that stop at the shoulders or long-layered cuts with long bangs. If your face is heart-shaped, choose a pixie cut with short layers at the top, a medium-length cut with bangs or a long haircut with curly layers.Learn More
The best haircut for a round face is one that deflects facial roundness, according to Julyne Derrick for About.com Beauty. Several hairstyles are considered flattering for a round face, including long hair and various wavy styles.Full Answer >
Curling hair with a headband is a simple matter of wrapping damp hair around an elastic headband that has been pulled over the forehead and then allowing the style to dry overnight. The headband is removed in the morning, and the curls are set with hairspray or left natural.Full Answer >
To cut long layers, first part the hair, dividing it into two sections. Have the person tilt her head forward with her chin near her chest. Cut the hair straight across the bottom, one side at a time, working from the back to the front.Full Answer >
Textured hairstyles such as curls, waves or choppy ends work well to reduce the appearance of the square jawline. Elongated, sleek styles that cascade from the jawline also work well. Bangs swept to the side work best with square faces, as well as short cuts with choppy edges.Full Answer >