Above is a question that you have probably asked yourself many times...better yet, dare to ask someone else. Trying to figure out what the best style is for you on your wedding day, coupled with the opinions of others can be very nerve racking! No need to sweat! How to sort all of that out? Ask yourself these questions: What’s the shape of my face? Would this hairstyle complement my face shape? Does this style complement the look that I'm going for? Well today LaJule is going to help you figure all that out!
Remember, love the skin you are in! Let's start with the top, your face.
Question one was...What’s the shape of your face?
Being able to correctly identify your face shape will definitely help you to define the type of hairstyle you will need for your big day. Here are the three most common and basic face shapes. Here's what to avoid, and what to shoot for.
Think about a fuller face with soft contours towards the outer edges of your face. The widest point in this type of face is at the cheeks. Most faces that are round have more of a youthful look! I guess having "chubby cheeks" as a child is not too much of a bad thing huh :) Still Puzzled? Think of Cameren Diaz, Fergie, Oprah, Kelly Clarkson, and Catherine Zeta Jones. These ladies all have a round faces. As you may notice these ladies love their long bobs, shoulder length hair styles, asymmetrical long or side swept bangs. These styles fit your face best. Avoid bob cuts that stop right at the chin. This will make you look like an apple with a wig on. Cuts with layers will help elongate the face. Target those styles.
If you have a square-shaped face, you have a strong, angular jaw line. If your face has equal proportions vertically as well as horizontally then you’re square shape. There is also a distinct square line at the forehead. Your beauty is strong and pronounced...let's put that smile right out there. Some of the most recognized beauties are Demi Moore, Jada Pinkett Smith, Keira Knightley, Sandra Bullock. They all have square faces. Long loose waves, layered bobs, and side swept bangs, best will compliment your face. Think: lovely, and loose. Long straight hair will have a tendency to show the pronounced features of the face more. If you want to soften it up a bit, these ladies can frame and soften the face with a short bob stopping at the chin. It rounds the face a bit creating that soft supple look that highlights those amazing cheek bones of yours.
This face shape can be very versatile! These people have a slightly narrower jaw line with only a slight roundness at the hairline. You ladies can wear almost any hairstyle. Just be careful, with a bad haircut, your face can start to look too long. High cheekbones allow the versatility with your hair. These gorgeous ladies have your same face shape! If your face tends to look too long, a bang or some side swept bangs help to break of the face a bit and combat it from looking too long. You can even play with a edgy short cut. Rihanna, Camilla Belle, Tyra Banks are true oval shapes. Long, short, waves...your face loves them all. I would avoid high ponytails that at at the crown of the head...that creates even more length to the face.....you don't want too much of a good thing.
Ok, ok, since you asked...I'll throw in a bonus. You Heart shape faces:
I honestly think of you ladies like I do an oval shape lady. Having long layers where the waves start right below the chin really works great with this gals. It helps to fill out the "point" of the heart and soften the features a bit. I would avoid any dramatics starting at the top of the head...unless it's kept to a minimum..
Hope this helps...muah!