This blog post was originally posted at Salon Supply Direct.
Getting a new hairstyle can be exciting, but for many of us, deciding on the right cut can also be an anxiety-inducing process. How many of us have suffered from the haircut from hell? How many of us have ever left the salon in tears, or considered calling in sick to work, just to avoid the shock and pity that is sure to manifest in our colleagues’ eyes? If you are among the vast ranks of women who has been tempted to throw in the towel and just shave it all off, we at
Salon Supply Direct are here to save your hair from ultimate annihilation, and let you know that not all hope is lost.
Not everyone’s face is shaped the same, and not every face shape can pull off the same haircut. You may have an oval shaped face like Natalie Portman, or a square shaped face like Salma Hayek. Or maybe your face is heart shaped like Kerry Washington or Reese Witherspoon. They are all beautiful women, but you won’t see them all rocking the same style. While Natalie Portman can beautifully pull off a pixie cut, you aren’t likely to see Reese Witherspoon trying one out any time soon. Likewise, Salma Hayek loves side-swept bangs, but you don’t usually see her sporting full blunt bangs like Kerry Washington has been known to. Why? These women (and their stylists) know how to highlight their best features, and get a cut that flatters their stunning faces.
There are five different face shapes:
oval, square, round, heart, and long. Knowing your face shape is key to getting a flattering haircut, but not everyone has the easiest time identifying their shape.That's why we've put together this infographic, to help you determine the perfect haircut for your face shape. If you have trouble viewing the image, you can also find the text below. For even more information on how to select the perfect hairstyle, check out our full guide here.