The best haircut for your face shape

More often than not, the pre-excitement of getting a fresh new haircut is met with the anti-climax of ‘I’m pretty sure it didn’t look like this in my head’. Makeovers can pose quite a dilemma and can easily backfire. So how do you choose a killer cut?

According to L’Oréal Professionnel’s international artist, Skylar McDonalds, “it’s all about the proportions of the face that make all the difference”.

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Here, she matches the perfect cut for each face shape:

If you have a round face…
That is equal in width and length.

Type of haircut to try: Keep the softness. Shorter layers can help lengthen the face.
Celeb style to steal: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Emma Stone

If you have an oval face…
That is tapered towards the chin.

Type of haircut to try: To make an oval face look balanced, add width by getting heavier layers around the face and adding more weight to the hair. Less volume on top helps too.
Celeb style to steal: Béyonce, Sonam Kapoor

If you have a square face…
With forehead, cheekbones and jawline of almost equal width.

Type of haircut to try: Softness is key for square face shapes too—always try and soften a strong jawline with feathered layers brushed forward. This shape type is more flexible to work and play with.
Celeb style to steal: Katrina Kaif, Rihanna

If you have a heart face…
With a strong tapering towards a pointed chin.

Type of haircut to try: It’s the ideal face shape for shorter cuts, as they tend to have good balance. Work those pixies and fringes, because your face can take it all.
Celeb style to steal: Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Lawrence

source:vogue