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Factors To Consider When Selecting Hairstyles


As we all know, trying to find the right hairstyle can be tricky. This is especially true for most women. Men have it easy, there are only so many hairstyles you can choose from. Women, just when you think you’ve found a style you are in love with, you realize it makes your face look round or your chin looks like the Wicked Witch of the West.

If you’re looking for a style that helps to cover some of your worst features while enhancing your best, consider the texture of your hair, how its going to be to maintain it and your face shape.

What Hairstyle Works for Your Hair Texture?

Always consider the texture of your hair when choosing a style. If you have coarse or curly hair, consider keeping your hair long. Shorter hair can create high fluff and always looks shorter than it is. It can really draw out the shape of your face and for those with round faces, it won’t look as attractive. Length can give coarse hair weight which gives the appearance of voluminous and healthy hair.

However, thin hair, looks amazing when cut shorter. It’s not weighed down, so it appears healthy and voluminous.

Why Upkeep Matters

If you are the type of person that can’t find time to upkeep your hair, you won’t get the desired effect of just leaving the salon. To better determine the upkeep involved with your hair consider the following:

  • How long will your hair take to style and will you have the time each day?
  • Are extra hair care products going to be needed?
  • How often do you need to return for a trim, and will this fit your schedule?

How the Shape of Your Face Affects Your Hairstyle

Regardless of the shape of your face, there’s a hairstyle that’s going to work for you. Most experts will tell you to aim for a cut that’s going to flatter your face and make it look more oval. Here’s a few tips for accomplishing just that.

  • Round: If you have a round face, try to avoid short styles. If you wear it curly or wavy, the shorter it is the bigger it will look as curly and wavy hair can frizz out. It makes your face appear to be a lot rounder than it really is. Choose a style that’s about midway between the shoulders and chin.
  • Square: Having a strong jawline can be an issue with square faces. Consider using curls or choppy ends to help soften your jawline.
  • Long: Long hair will drag a face down and make it look thinner. If you have a long face, avoid any style that goes below the shoulders unless you get it layered at the cheekbones. Add waves in to get some width.
  • Heart-Shaped: Pointy chins can indicate a heart-shaped face. No one wants a chin that looks like it’s pointed so to help downplay this, consider a style that draws attention to the eyes and the cheekbones.
  • Oval: This is the face shape everyone wants. It works well with just about any cut and can appear long sometimes. However, keep away from hairstyles that involve adding a lot of height.

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