6 Trendy Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

The right hairstyle for your face shape can make all the difference to your looks.

By Arshiya SyedaArshiya Syeda  • 

Do you remember when you wanted that blunt cut, and you finally got it but quickly realized it didn’t look good on you? The hard fact is not all hairstyles suit every face shape. To prevent that from ever happening again, here are the best hairstyles for all face shapes, so you are never stuck with a disastrous hairdo.

Before hating on your face shape, understand that all face shapes are beautiful and come with their own set of flaws and strengths. The key to picking the right hairstyle is knowing your face shapes. For example, if you have a diamond face shape, your forehead and jaw are pointed, bringing out your cheeks. So, you can opt for layers with a fringe to draw attention away from your forehead and onto the lower part of your face.

Learn all these little tips and pointers to help you choose the best hairstyle for your beautiful face shape. Keep reading to explore more!

Before You Get Started
  • Short, choppy, asymmetrical hairstyles suit angular face shapes. Layered hairstyles flatter the soft angles of round face shapes.
  • Avoid blunt, chin-length hairstyles if you have a square-shaped face. They accentuate the jaw.
  • If you have a round face and desire an edgy style, pixies with layered bangs are perfect. The layers frame the face and soften the round features.
  • Short hairstyles like bobs and layered pixies require a lot of upkeep. You might have to go for trimming every 1-2 months. Mid-length styles, especially layered bobs, are low-maintenance.

How To Determine Your Face Shape

Step 1- Measure The Dimensions Of Your Face

Step 1 of determining face shape for hairstyle

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Grab a measuring tape to get started!

  • Forehead: Measure the width of your forehead from the center of one eyebrow to the center of the other.
  • Cheekbones: Measure between the widest points of your cheeks, from right below the corners of your eyes.
  • Jawline: Place your measuring tape from the center of your chin to the end of your jawline, just below your ear. Multiply this number by 2 to get the length of your jawline.
  • Overall Length:Measure the length from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

Now that you’ve got all your measurements, it’s just a matter of comparing the numbers to determine your face shape!

Step 2- Find Out Your Face Shape

  • Round: If your face length and cheekbones are larger than your forehead and jawline, then you have a round face shape. People with this face shape also have more soft and rounded jawlines.
  • Square: If you have a sharp jawline and the measurements of all your dimensions are roughly the same, then you have a square face shape.
  • Rectangle: You have a rectangle face shape if your face length is longer than all the other dimensions of your face, and your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline lie roughly along the same line.
  • Oval: The face length of people with oval face shape is larger than their cheekbones and they have a slightly angular jawline.
  • Triangular: If your face tapers upwards from a wide jawline to medium-sized cheekbones to a narrow forehead, then you have a triangular face shape.
  • Diamond: Diamond face shaped people have the longest face length followed by cheekbones, forehead, and jawline in a descending order. They also have pointed chins.
  • Heart: People with heart-shaped faces have a wide forehead that tapers down to narrower cheekbones and a small jawline with a pointed chin.

Well, now that you’ve figured out your face shape, let’s look at hairstyles that will go perfectly with it!

Hairstyles For All Face Shapes

Hairstyles For Round Face Shape

1. Long Cascading Waves

Long Cascading Waves

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This is a quick and tricky hairstyle for a round face. Long loose waves that go beyond the shoulder help create an illusion of an elongated facial frame. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sported this look at the Cannes festival and carries these simple waves with absolute elegance.

What You Need

  • Rollers
  • Flexible hold hair spray

How To Style

  1. Get your hair cut in long face-framing layers.
  2. Blow dry and brush the hair to remove any tangles.
  3. Use velcro or preheated hot rollers to set in the curls.
  4. Make a middle partition and take small portions of hair and roll them with rollers. Roll horizontally to get this curled layered style.
  5. Give a gentle touch-up of hair spray and let it set in for about an hour.
  6. Loosen the waves and spritz some hair spray.
  7. You can also use a mousse or pomade to tame the flyways.
  8. Lastly, finger-comb your hair and you are ready for the party.

2. Messy Side Fishtail Braid

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When it comes to celebrities with round faces, Drew Barrymore definitely tops the list. To streamline her cheeks and give more structure to her face, she went for a super messy and voluminous side fishtail braid. The hairdo goes especially well with her sexy black dress and dangling earrings.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Start off by spraying loads of texturizing spray all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Sweep all your hair over to one side.
  4. Split your hair into 2 sections.
  5. Loosely fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outside of one section and adding it to the inside of the other section.
  6. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.
  7. Tug apart and loosen your braid, making sure there’s a whole bunch of hair framing your face.

3. Shaggy Half Updo

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Ah! Can anyone peel their eyes away from Charlotte Church’s sweet cherubic face? I sure can’t! Her round face with a slightly angular jaw is perfectly complemented by a shaggy half updo that screams boho-chic. Pair this hairdo with a flowy off-shoulder dress to complete your casual boho look.

What You Need
  • Blowdryer with diffuser attachment
  • Clutch clip
How To Style
  1. Blowdry your washed hair with a diffuser attachment to give it a shaggy curly texture.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Pull out all the hair from the front and secure it with a clutch clip at the back of your head.
  4. Pull out some hair from the front to frame your face and finish off the look.

4. Fake Mohawk

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If there’s one person in the entire world who carries off a pixie cut with panache, it definitely has to be Ginnifer Goodwin. She looks like an odd mixture of adorable and badass with this fake mohawk style that miraculously works for her. Try this look if you have a round face and you will not be disappointed.

What You Need
  • Blowdryer
  • Round brush
  • Hair gel
How To Style
  1. Get your hair cut in a pixie cut, with hair that’s longer on top and shorter on the sides.
  2. Blowdry your washed hair while brushing the top hair upwards.
  3. Rub some hair gel between your fingers and style your hair in a mohawk by pulling and tapering it upwards.

5. Simple Straight Hair And Headband

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If you grew up watching a lot of high school-centric TV shows the way I did, I’m sure you envied the preppy hairstyles and outfits the girls in those shows sported. So, here’s a hairstyle inspired by those looks. Her straight hair pulled back by a headband and big dangling earrings work well to add width to her round face.

StyleCraze Says
This hairstyle gives a strong angular front and adds height, which helps in elongating the face.
What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Headband
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Brush back all your hair and put on your headband to finish off the look.

6. Sleek Ponytail

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When it comes to hairstyles, nothing beats a simple ponytail. After all, it’s a classic! So, it’s no wonder that Mila Kunis chose to sport this style at a fancy-schmancy red carpet event. The sleek ponytail works well to show off her round face in all its glory. After all, we need to embrace the way we look and try not to hide behind our hair all the time!

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Straighten all your hair.
  3. Rub some smoothening serum all over your fine toothed comb and use it to comb back your hair.
  4. Tie all your hair in a mid-level ponytail.
  5. Use the same fine toothed comb to pat down any frizz at the top or sides of your head.

Hairstyles For Square Face Shape

1. Updo With Side Swept Bangs

Updo With Side Swept Bangs

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The long side swept bangs that end at the cheekbones play up Keira Knightley’s striking facial features. The inward curve of the bangs makes her face appear rounded and adds softness to it.

What You Need

  • Straightener
  • Heat protectant
  • Comb
  • Hair tie
  • Texturiser spray

How To Style

  1. Straighten your hair after using a heat protectant.
  2. Make a V-shaped partition at the front section of your hair for the sweeping bangs.
  3. Pull back the rest of the hair into a low bun and secure it with a hair tie.
  4. Use a texturizer spray to add volume to your hairdo.
  5. Cut the bangs to the length of the cheekbones to complete the look.

2. Center Parted Top Knot

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A good way to style your hair if you have a square face is to go for updos that add height to your face. Demi Moore’s look here is the perfect example for the same. Her center parting, top knot, and wispy flyaways work in sync to add some softness to her square face.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  • Rub some smoothening serum over the teeth of your fine toothed comb and use it to part your hair down the middle.
  • Sleek down your hair with the comb and tie it into a high ponytail.
  • Twist this ponytail right till the end and roll it into a bun.
  • Secure the bun to your head with some hair elastics.
  • Pull out a few strands of hair from the front to finish off the look.

3. French Twisted Updo

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Messy hairdos work well to add some softness to the otherwise angular structure of a square shaped face. So, you could follow in Katie Holmes’ footsteps and try out this French twisted updo that you can sport to school, work, or even a fancy party.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Part your hair deeply on one side.
  3. From the side of your parting with more hair, pick a 3 inch section of hair and split it into two parts.
  4. Start French twisting these 2 sections by continuously flipping the front section over the back section and adding more hair from the front into the twist with each subsequent stitch.
  5. Once your French twist has reached the back of your head, secure it with some bobby pins.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 on the other side.
  7. Gather all your hair at the back and tie it into a low ponytail.
  8. Roll this ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with some bobby pins.
  9. Pull out some strands of hair from near your ears to frame your face and finish off the look.

4. Side Swept Curls

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Heading out to fancy dinner party? Or a date at a high-end restaurant, perhaps? Then this posh hair look sported by Sandra Bullock will suit you perfectly. While her curly hair creates a lovely contrast with her square face shape, the side swept style adds a hint of vintage luxury to her look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 5 inch curling iron
  • Smoothening serum
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Sweep all your hair onto one side and flip it over your shoulder.
  5. Slip on some bobby pins at the nape of your neck to keep the hair secured to one side.

5. Casual Chignon

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Chignons are one of those timeless hairstyles that never go out of style. Which is why you see celebrities sporting them at red carpet events all the time. This elegant side parted chignon style works wonderfully with Tori Spelling’s square face while adding a bit of funk to her look with the fanned out ends.

What You Need
  • Clutch clip
  • Hair spray
How To Style
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck and twist it right till the end.
  3. Roll this twisted hair into a bun, making sure you leave the ends out.
  4. Secure this bun with a clutch clip.
  5. Fan out the ends on one side of your bun to finish off the look.

6. Bumped Up Headband

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Kelly Osbourne sure knows how to take things up a notch when it comes to her hair looks. Considering her usually outrageous hairstyles, this one comes off as a surprise as it is whimsical while still looking elegant. The bumped headband and straight cut bangs create an adorable hair look that goes perfectly with her square shaped face.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Teasing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Headband
How To Style
  1. Get your hair cut in some straight cut bangs.
  2. Apply some heat protectant.
  3. Curl the lower half of all your hair.
  4. Tease down the hair at the crown of your head.
  5. Smoothen the top of your teased hair with a fine toothed comb.
  6. Put on your headband in front of your teased hair to finish off the look.

Hairstyles For Rectangle Face Shape

1. Lob With Piecey Bangs

Lob With Piecey Bangs

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With a rectangular face shape, the key is to soften the angular appearance. The blunt bangs that graze right above the eyebrows create an illusion of a smaller face. The color gradient and soft waves add layers to the tresses. It is a slightly grown-out variation of her popular layered wavy bob hairstyle.

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Straightening Iron
  • Heat Protector
  • Texture Spray

How To Style

  1. Get your hairstylist to cut your front hair into blunt bangs.
  2. Apply a heat protectant and create soft waves using a straightening iron and brush.
  3. Run your fingers through to create a carefree look.
  4. Add volume using a texturizing spray.

2. Side Ponytail

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If you thought that side ponytails went out of style when the 80s ended, you’re wrong. This simple and sweet hairstyle is making a huge comeback – and how! The graceful structure of a rectangle shaped face is highlighted when paired with an elegant side ponytail like this one.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Apply some heat protectant and straighten all your hair.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Gather all your hair onto one side and tie it into a low side ponytail.
  4. Pick up a thin section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to hide the hair elastic from view.
  5. Secure this wrapped section of hair with some bobby pins.

3. Top Chignon

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When the ever-so-gorgeous Jessica Alba sports a hair look, you just need to take inspiration from her. Here, she has gone for her own chic version of a Chinese top knot that looks sleek as hell and gives her long neck and rectangular face a swan-like structure and grace.

What You Need
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair spray
How To Style
  1. Rub some smoothening serum all over your fine toothed comb and use it to sleek back all your hair.
  2. Tie your hair into a ponytail right on top of your head.
  3. Twist your ponytail right till the end and roll into a high bun.
  4. Making sure you leave the ends out, secure the bun to your head with some bobby pins.
  5. Straighten out the ends that have been left out of the bun and spritz on some hair spray on them to make them stand stiff and finish off the look.

4. Braided Headband

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Let’s face it, the flawless and gorgeous Elle Macpherson doesn’t need to do anything to her hair to enhance her beauty. But if you still want to, here’s a hairstyle you need to check out. This braided headband style works perfectly to show off her rectangular facial structure, and the cascading curls on either side add a romantic vibe to the whole look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant and curl the lower half of all your hair.
  2. Pick up a big chunk of hair from near the nape of your neck and braid it right till the end.
  3. Secure the end of the braid with a hair elastic.
  4. Rub some smoothening serum all over the teeth of your fine toothed comb and use it to sleek back your hair.
  5. Place your braid across the crown of your head and secure it down with some bobby pins.
  6. Pin down the end of the braid under your hair on the opposite side.

5. Curled Updo

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She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s Ms. Kate Beckinsale! This gorgeous always nails her red carpet look – and how! Her curly high updo perfectly flaunts her high cheekbones and spectacularly defines her rectangular bone structure. It can be sported over a grand ball gown to finish off your fancy transformation.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair spray
How To Style
  1. Brush back all your hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all the hair in your ponytail.
  3. Picking up one curl at a time, pin all the curls around the base of your ponytail to finish off the updo.

6. Poker Straight Hair

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No list is complete without featuring Kim Kardashian in it, now, is it? To accentuate her jawline and hide some of her cheeks, she has gone for poker straight hair that is parted down the middle. The glossy finish of her hair creates a sleek and sexy look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Rat tail comb
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed and dried hair.
  2. Picking up small 1 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair until it is poker straight.
  3. With the tail end of a rat tail comb, part your hair straight down the middle.
  4. Apply some smoothening serum all over your hair to get rid of any frizz and finish off the look.

Hairstyles For Oval Face Shape

1. Half Up Top Knot

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Julianne Moore carries this casual half-up top knot with confidence and elegance. The finger-combed hair and the messy bun add to her effortless look.

What You Need

  • Texturizing spray
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties
  • Setting spray

How To Style

  1. First, use a texturizing spray to add volume and texture to your hair.
  2. Next, brush back the hair.
  3. Gather hair from the top and front hairline and pull it into a ponytail at the crown.
  4. Twist the ponytail to create a knot and secure it with a hair tie and bobby pins.
  5. Leave the rest of the hair casually flowing down the back.
  6. Slightly tease the front portion of the hair to create a messy look.
  7. Finish the look with a setting spray.

2. Super Slicked Down Hair

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Wanna look and feel like a Victoria’s Secret angel? (Who am I kidding, of course you do!) Then, check out this uber cool look sported by supermodel Doutzen Kroes. This super slicked back hairdo makes her look like a sexy femme fatale and goes perfectly with her oval face shape.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Strong hold hair gel
  • Fine toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Brush back all your hair with your fingers.
  4. Apply hair gel on all the hair on the top and sides of your head.
  5. Use your fine toothed comb to work the gel into your hair and to achieve that perfect slicked back look.

3. Braided Side Bun

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Always struggle with styling your hair for more sophisticated functions and weddings? Here’s a simple updo that you can do in under 5 minutes. This braided side bun style draws the eye sidewards and helps add some width to your oval face shape.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Gather all your hair on one side and braid it right till the end.
  3. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.
  4. Roll the braid into a flat bun and secure it to your head with some bobby pins.

4. Half Up Pouf

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I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen girls sport gigantic poufs on their hair that didn’t suit their face shape at all. The one face shape that it does suit is oval. Tina Fey looks classy and chic with this simple style that takes about 2 minutes to perfect.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Teasing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Apply some heat protectant and straighten all your hair.
  2. Tease down the hair right at the front and center of your head.
  3. Smoothen down the top of your teased hair with a fine toothed comb.
  4. Gather your teased hair in the center and pin it down at the top of your head to finish off the look.

5. Floral Side Style

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Look and feel like a proper Spanish chiquita with this cute floral accent style that is as pretty as it gets. Salma Hayek’s side parted curls look add a touch of romantic softness to her oval face shape. The look is taken to another level with the help of floral accents on one side.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 5 inch curling iron
  • Fresh flowers
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. On the side with lesser hair, pin three flowers in a vertical line just behind your ear.

6. Braided Ponytail

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If you’re looking to serve a total Power Look, then look no further than Queen Bey. This braided ponytail shows everyone exactly who’s the boss and that you’re ready to get the job DONE. Sport this fierce look at an athletic meet to intimidate your competitors and ensure your victory.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Brush back all your hair and tie it into a high ponytail.
  2. Pick  up a small 2 inch section of hair from your ponytail, braid it right till the end, and secure it with a hair elastic.
  3. Braid the rest of the hair in the ponytail and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  4. Wrap the smaller braid around the base of your ponytail to hide the hair elastic from view and secure it with some bobby pins.
  5. Apply some smoothening serum to the hair on top of your head and to your braid to get rid of any frizz and finish off the look.

Hairstyles For Triangular Face Shape

1. Messy Updo

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Who said hairstyles had to be very complicated? Victoria Beckham elegantly sports a simple messy updo. The loose strands at the sides cut down on the broad jawline while the messy updo adds volume at the crown. Pull your hair into this elegant hairdo and be the star of the show everywhere!

What You Need

  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair ties
  • Comb
  • U pins
  • Holding spray

How To Style

  1. Tease the hair at the crown to build volume.
  2. Smoothen the outside and tie it into a ponytail.
  3. Twist it into a French twist and secure it with U pins.
  4. Pull out a few strands to frame your face.
  5. Finish your look with a holding spray.

2. Voluminous Brushed Back Hair

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90s style is making a comeback and so are the whacky hairstyles people used to sport back then. Ali Larter shows us just how it’s done when it comes to big brushed back hair. The volume on top works wonderfully to add width to her narrow forehead and balance out her wider jaw.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Teasing brush
  • Hair brush
How To Style
  1. Start off by spritzing texturizing spray all over your hair.
  2. Tease down the hair at the front and top of your head.
  3. Gently brush back all your hair to create the perfect voluminous hair look.

3. Diffused Curls Bun

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Girl, if you don’t own a diffuser, it’s time you got one pronto. Because no other device can create those gorgeously coiled curls the way a diffuser does! These curls work well even with updos, as shown by Minnie Driver here who looks understated and elegant here.

What You Need
  • Blowdryer with diffuser attachment
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Blowdry your hair with the diffuser attachment to get tightly curled hair.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Loosely gather all your hair at the nape of your neck and roll it into a bun.
  4. Secure the bun  to your head with the help of some bobby pins to finish off the look.

4. Loosely Curled Hair

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One tip you must remember when styling your hair – if you have a triangular face shape, lots of volume will help round out the angles in your face. Take Billie Piper, for instance. She has gone for a loosely curled long bob  that has been parted down the center to create an effortlessly chic look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 5 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair brush
How To Style
  1. Get your hair cut in a long bob.
  2. Apply heat protectant to your washed and dried hair.
  3. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  4. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your curls and gently brush them out.
  5. Part your hair down the middle to finish off the look.

5. Half Up Bun

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Be it your Instagram feed or any fashion magazine, there’s not a single celebrity out there who hasn’t tried out the half up bun look. Lucy Hale sports this style with aplomb and looks cute as a button while doing it. It also helps even out the contours of her triangular face shape.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Sea salt spray
How To Style
  1. Get your hair cut in a short bob.
  2. Pick up all the hair at the top of your head, from between your temples, and tie it into a ponytail.
  3. Roll this ponytail into a flat bun and secure it to your head with some bobby pins.
  4. Spritz on some sea salt spray on the rest of your hair to give it some texture and finish off the look.

6. Side Parted Headband Look

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If you like to keep things simple and fuss free, it’s time you took hair inspiration from Chloe Grace Moretz. It’s amazing how just parting her hair on one side and putting on a headband has helped her get ready for the red carpet in under 2 minutes!

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Headband
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Straighten all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Leaving out the front sections of your hair to frame your face, put on your headband to finish off the look.

Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shape

1. Wavy Bob

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The wavy bob goes well with the razor-sharp features of Jennifer Love’s diamond face. With waves near the cheekbones and the center-parted hair, the hairstyle takes the focus away from the cheekbones. Tucking the strands behind the ears accentuates her jawline.

What You Need

  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Volumizing spray
  • Comb

How To Style

  1. Cut the hair into a bob.
  2. Spritz some heat protectant.
  3. Create waves using a straightening iron.
  4. Use a volumizing spray and run your fingers through your hair to get a messy look.

2. Messy High Ponytail

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It comes as no surprise that the singer who crooned Shine Bright Like A Diamond also has a diamond shaped face herself. Rihanna, in true Rihanna fashion, sported a super messy and texturized high ponytail to a red carpet event that made her look every bit of the badass she is.

What You Need
  • Blowdryer with diffuser attachment
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Brush back all your washed, wet hair and tie it into a ponytail right on top of your head.
  2. Blowdry your ponytail with the diffuser attached to give it a shaggy, curly texture.
  3. Fan out your curly ponytail to make it look voluminous and finish off the look.

3. One Side Twist

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If you want to keep things understated and sophisticated, look at Freida Pinto for style inspiration. To complement the structure of her diamond shaped face, she has gone for a single twisted accent on one side of her side parted hair. The effect this has created is neat and classy.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Bobby pin
How To Style
  1. Apply some smoothening serum to your hair to get rid of any frizz.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. From the side with lesser hair, pick up a 2 inch section of hair from right above your ear.
  4. Twist this section of hair 3 to 4 times and secure it to the back of your head with a couple of bobby pins.

4. Ultra Texturized Curls Half Updo

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You don’t always have to go for a clean and sleek hair look to look presentable. Which is exactly why  #MessyHairDontCare is such a popular hashtag on Instagram.  Take a page out of Tyra Banks’ lookbook and try out this grungy half up curly hair look that will perfectly suit your diamond face shape.

What You Need
  • T-shirt
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Wash your hair at night and apply some leave-in conditioner to it.
  2. Follow this simple hair plopping technique overnight to get naturally texturized curls.
  3. Part your curly hair on one side.
  4. Pull all the hair from the front and loosely pin it in the center at the back of your head.
  5. Pull out a couple of curls from the front to frame your face and finish off the look.

5. Simple Straight Hair

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Kourtney is one Kardashian who likes to keep things straightforward when it comes to her hair and makeup. Her simply straightened hair parted down the middle frames her diamond shaped face perfectly. Be it a night out or a casual day at work, you can’t go wrong with this classic hair look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Straighten all your hair.
  3. Apply some smoothening serum to your straightened hair.
  4. Part your hair down the middle and flip it all over one shoulder to finish off the look.

6. Anime Style Pigtails

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When it comes to her style, Vanessa Hudgens doesn’t do things by halfsies and this awesome hair look is more proof of the same. These pigtails that are inspired by anime characters look oh-so-cute and funky. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out this look yourself and you definitely won’t be disappointed.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant and curl the lower half of your hair.
  2. Part you hair down the middle and split your hair into 2 sections.
  3. Tie you left section of hair into a ponytail a couple of inches above your ear.
  4. At the last twist of your hair elastic, loop your hair only a third of the way through, leaving its ends hanging down and creating a half bun.
  5. Fan out this half bun and pin it to your head with some bobby pins.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 on the right section of hair to complete the look.

Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces

1. Retro Bob

Retro Bob

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Reese Witherspoon sports this dazzling curled-up retro hairstyle that emphasizes her lovely cheekbones. The bouncy curls add definition to the lower half of the face.

What You Need

  • Rollers
  • Straightening iron
  • Curling iron
  • Hair spray
  • Brush comb

How To Style

  1. Make a deep side partition and smooth out the hair with a straightener if required.
  2. Use rollers to get the curls in sections. Let it stay in for a while. Use a holding spray for quicker results.
  3. Remove the rollers and break up the curls with your fingers.
  4. Smoothen out with a brush comb.
  5. Backcomb the hair at the top of the head and spritz some volumizing spray.
  6. Apply mousse/ pomade to the hair and brush down the curls at the ends.
  7. Finally, fix the curls with a holding hair spray.

2. Shaggy Ponytail

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When it comes to rocking a ponytail, Ashley Greene shows you just how it’s done with this youthful hair look. The messy ponytail and soft flyaways frame her sweet heart shaped face perfectly. The simple style helps her give off that innocent right-out-of-high-school vibe.

What You Need
  • Hair elastic
  • Texturizing spray
  • Comb
How To Style
  1. Brush back your hair with your fingers and tie it into a messy high ponytail.
  2. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your ponytail.
  3. Back comb and tease down the top section of your ponytail to create some volume and dimension.
  4. Use your fingers to smoothen down the parts that are too messy and finish off the look.

3. Big Blowdried Hair

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Make no mistake, big blowdried hair is not a thing of the past and it’s definitely going to stick around for a while. Cheryl Cole looks absolutely flawless with her short blowdried hair that perfectly frames her heart shaped face. Try this look out if you want to go for an effortlessly flirtatious look.

What You Need
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Blowdryer
  • Round brush
  • Texturizing spray
How To Style
  1. Apply a dollop of volumizing mousse to your washed, wet hair.
  2. Blowdry your hair while brushing it away from your face and pulling it up and above your head in all directions to create maximum volume.
  3. Wrap the ends of your hair around your blowdryer when drying them.
  4. Spritz on some texturizing spray and shake your hair out with your hands to finish off the look.

4. Twisted Accents

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If there’s one celebrity who nails every single look she tries out, it has to be Eva Longoria. And this pint sized beauty with an adorable heart shaped face sure knows what she’s doing with her hair. Here she looks like the epitome of class and sophistication in this twisted accents hair look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant and curl the lower half of all your hair.
  2. Brush out your curls to make them look more like loose waves.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. From the left side of your parting, pick up all the hair along your hairline and twist it 3-4 times.
  5. Pin this twisted section of hair at the back of your head.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the other side to finish off the look.

5. Messy Milkmaid Braids

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Messy milkmaid braids is a style that many a celebrity has tried out and looked great in. But the one face shape it looks best on is the heart face shape. Mary Kate Olsen looks fashion forward and uber chic while rocking this sexy hairdo.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Spritz on texturizing spray all over your hair.
  2. Part you hair down the middle and divide it into 2 sections.
  3. Braid both the sections of hair and secure their ends with a hair elastic.
  4. Tug apart and loosen both the braids to make them look messier.
  5. Place your left braid across the top of your head, tuck its end behind your right ear, and secure it to your head all along its length with some bobby pins.
  6. Repeat the previous step with your right braid.
  7. Pull out some hair from the front to frame your face and finish off the look.

6. Headdress On Texturized Curls

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Now here’s a hairstyle you will definitely wanna go for when attending a music festival. Frame your pretty heart shaped face with some long texturized curls and a gold headdress to create that perfect bohemian free spirit look. Pair it with a flowy top and denim shorts to complete your Coachella look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair brush
  • Gold headdress
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your curls and brush them out.
  4. Part your hair down the middle.
  5. Put on your gold headdress to finish off the look.
StyleCraze Says
The soft bobs and brow grazing fringes make the jawline appear wide for a fuller appearance and balance the face shape.

Infographic: Short Hairstyles For All Face Shapes

There’s less scope to style shorter strands than longer ones. We understand how confusing it could be to pick a short haircut that would complement your face shape. But you need not worry, as we have some ideas for you. Check out the infographic below that explains what kind of hairstyles will suit your face shape.

short hairstyles for all face shapes [infographic]

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We all want to flaunt hairstyles that make us look and feel like goddesses. The best way to do that is to pick hairstyles based on your face shape. A hairstyle that looks good on a round face may not suit a square face. Learning about your face shape and using it to your advantage when choosing a hairstyle goes a long way. Not only does your hair look good, but your facial features are enhanced too. Take time to determine your face shape and find out which features you should focus on when selecting a hairstyle. For inspiration, scroll back up and check out these amazing hairstyles for all face shapes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which face shapes go with short hair?

All kinds of face shapes are suitable for short haircuts. It depends on which style you go go for. You can go for a pixie cut if you have a heart-shaped face, an Angular bob if you have an oval face, or a shaggy lob if you have a long face.

Does long hair make your face look longer?

No, long hair does not make your face look longer if it is cut appropriately. Long hair styled with bangs can balance out the proportions of your face.

Is short hair good for chubby faces?

Short hair can work well with chubby faces. You can go for a feathered pixie bob, an angled bob, or a chin-length bob.

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