The Most Flattering Haircuts for Your Face Shape

When you pass a certain age, you wonder what improvements to make to your image to look beautiful, elegant, respectable, younger and not old-fashioned. Women who age gracefully and try to look modern are always admired by everyone. The hairstyle is a key concept of the image , so we must review our options carefully to choose the styles that will make us shine with our own light . The famous ones (Isabel Preysler, Kim Basinger, Madonna,…) and many others are the living example of how impressive women can be at any age.

In this article we are going to try to rejuvenate your image through your haircut. If you also want to rejuvenate your hair, keep reading here: Hyaluronic Acid to rejuvenate the hair and hydrate your hair.

Trends in hairstyles for mature women

Many women refer to the age of 50 as their second youth and emphasize that it was the time when they can finally enjoy life to the fullest. Reaching a certain age should not mean that you should choose some specific styles and forget about what you liked before. A woman is still a woman, regardless of her age . Therefore, your favorite haircut, be it bob or graduated cut, still flatters you, because they are timeless.

Another thing is that the older we get, the simpler the styles we must stick to. I always recommend giving preference to clean cuts and smooth lines that keep the locks out of the face.

The bangs , so fashionable lately, flatter many women and take a few years off them, rejuvenating them and making them look younger. So, if you are used to wearing bangs, there is no point in giving up on this idea. Go for wispy bangs that reach to the eyebrows, like Kris Jenner’s or Lisa Rinna’s styles, or soft side waves like Kathy Hilton’s bangs, for example.

If your hair is straight, you might want to try a short to medium version of a bob haircut or cheeky pixie cuts with some waves at the roots for added volume.

Thick hair looks stunning in medium / long layered styles, and you can try anything from an extra short pixie to long layers if you prefer curls, waves, or straight locks. The idea is to look elegant and modern.

You can delve into the necessary care for your hair in this article: Hair types and necessary care for each one .

Find the perfect cut for your face

The perfect haircut is more than just taking a pair of scissors and giving a few cuts! Before booking an appointment at your regular salon, determine her face shape so you know exactly what to order. To help you then use a ruler and measure the width of your forehead, cheekbones and jaw, as well as the length of your face from forehead to chin.

If you have an oval face , the width of your forehead, your cheekbones and your jaw are almost the same.

The round faces , however, are almost as wide as they are long, with the forehead and jaw curved at the corners.

Women with heart-shaped faces have a broad forehead and a narrow jaw.

If the length and width of your face are equal, you have a square face.

To help you in selecting the haircut that best suits you, I have made a list of my favorite hairstyles for each type of face.

ROUND AND SHORT FACE

The cut that most favors these types of features is a gamine , masculine style, with pointed layers sliced ​​around the upper part of the forehead.

WHY IT WORKS

This pixie cut tones down the roundness of the face in an amazing way. Pointed locks at the top add height, lengthen the face, and accentuate the eyes.

EXPERT ADVICE

This cut is a good choice for straight, wavy, and fine hair, but don’t think of it if you have curls.

HOW TO COMB IT

Styling short locks is a breeze with a ceramic flat iron, like Eva NYC’s Mini . Thanks to its small size, we can comb shorter locks to give a new touch to our gamine cut.

ROUND FACE OF MEDIUM LENGTH

Show off your features with a choppy, layered bob.

WHY IT WORKS

When cutting, the shape of the face is minimized because you don’t have as much hair helping to create a rounder shape.

EXPERT ADVICE

If you comb it to the side, you will be able to lengthen the eye area.

HOW TO COMB IT

You can make waves with movement with the T3 Whirl Trio curling iron , with which you can make different styles thanks to its interchangeable curlers.

ROUND AND LONG FACE

With these features the best are long layers, only a few strands will remain on the jaw.

WHY IT WORKS

Long, tiered layers are an easy way to make your hair, not your face, more volume. A scattering of light layers at the bottom keeps the volume away from the sides (where you don’t need it) and brings it into focus near the ends (where you want it).

EXPERT ADVICE

Long layers prevent curls from bunching around the cheeks and keep fine hair from looking stringy.

HOW TO COMB IT

You can play with your hair using some gel and avoiding the irons that could damage the hair. You will only have to add a little product. We recommend Pantene Extra Strong Hold Level 4 Lacquer  for extra volume and hold throughout the day.

If you want a finish like the one in the image, go for highlights. Find out by reading the following article:  Do you want highlights or highlights in your hair? Learn All About Them!

HEART SHAPED FACE AND SHORT

A shy pixie that is shortened evenly at the sides and at the nape with short layers on top.

WHY IT WORKS

This cut is dynamic enough to nullify a pronounced jaw, while the choppy layers break up a wide forehead.

EXPERT ADVICE

Top curls and cut hair don’t mix. To avoid an overweight effect that exaggerates the chin, it is necessary to cut the dense curls.

HOW TO COMB IT

To extend the life of your cut, try Living Proof Prime Style Extender . It doesn’t weigh down so your strands stay upright and you make sure your style lasts up to twice as long.

If you want your hair to look shiny, see what we propose in this article:  Best Shine Treatments For Hair: Give Life To Your Hair .

MIDDLE LENGTH HEART FACE

Long below the clavicle with swept bangs and even layers.

WHY IT WORKS

These layers that start below the shoulder draw the eyes away from the chin area and add balance.

EXPERT ADVICE

This cut is perfect for hair that has some body, but not for thick or curly hair because you would have too much volume on top.

HOW TO COMB IT

To achieve the look of the image, it is best to bet on the GHD air dryer . It is powerful enough to reduce drying time and leave hair soft, shiny and frizz-free.

LONG HEART FACE

Long hair with layers or longer locks.

WHY IT WORKS

The layers that break at the cheekbone and chin draw attention to that area. ”

EXPERT ADVICE

This face is easy to change, regardless of the texture. If your hair is thin or sparse, keep the layers long and concentrated closer to the ends.

HOW TO COMB IT

Use a texturizing spray  or let your hair air dry.

OVAL AND SHORT FACE

A hard hitting bang with subtle and minimal layers.

WHY IT WORKS

This face shape is the easiest to change with any type of haircut. Accentuate it by marking the face.

EXPERT ADVICE

Choose your hairstyle from day to day based on your natural hair. That can be your personal touch.

HOW TO COMB IT

Because this cut is comfortable by nature, play up its natural texture in style and style it with a center parting.

MEDIUM LENGTH OVAL FACE

An elegant bang that hits on the shoulder.

WHY IT WORKS

The layers may appear uniform, but the difference is there. Subtle length variations prevent your strands from resting on your head, which has a lengthening effect.

EXPERT ADVICE

If your hair is fine, keep uneven pieces around her face so that the hair appears as full and dense as possible.

Find out about the reasons why your hair is fine in this article: Reasons and Reasons for Weak, Fine and Thin  Hair

HOW TO COMB IT

For a high level finish we will use Hair Oil .

OVAL AND LONG FACE

Long locks paired with a retro texture and wraparound locks.

WHY IT WORKS

Do you have long, flowing hair? Stylists were probably fighting to cut it. No more. Side swept bangs can shorten long faces just as effectively as a bob. You should cover the area between the hairline and the eyebrows, covering several inches of your face.

EXPERT ADVICE

Keep your fine hair shoulder-length and your bangs puffed out by using the blow dryer.

HOW TO COMB IT

You can easily create old-fashioned waves with a large barrel curling iron , a shovel brush, and hair pins. Brush it gently and pin the sides back to get the retro look.

SQUARE AND SHORT FACE

A short layered bob with subtle bangs.

WHY IT WORKS

This cut increases concentration and puts the emphasis on the cheekbones, rather than the jaw.

EXPERT ADVICE

Wavy and dense hair could take on more volume with this cut, so be sure to tame any frizzy pieces by quickly flipping it with a flat iron .

HOW TO COMB IT

Keeping this hairstyle short is extremely easy; We can say that it is maintenance free, except for the color you choose. You can subtly touch up roots at home, without having to go to the salon. Try Madison Reed Root Touch Up .

If you usually dye your hair, you are interested in reading this:  Hair Dyes: Precautions, Contraindications and Basic Questions

SQUARE FACE OF MEDIUM LENGTH

Light layers around the shoulder that start a few inches above a swept bangs.

WHY IT WORKS

These delicate feathery layers can be achieved with a straight razor. The jagged ends keep the eye from noticing the sharp corners. If you go for this cut, I recommend that you comb it to the side for an asymmetrical effect, which will also help compensate for the squareness of your face.

EXPERT ADVICE

These layers add volume to any type of hair.

HOW TO COMB IT

You can get a natural wavy texture with DevaCurl Wave Maker .

SQUARE AND LONG FACE

Strands and light fringes hitting the cheekbone.

WHY IT WORKS

Long hair is the most suitable for this type of face. To avoid a “simplistic” appearance we will give it strong touch-ups. We will mark the locks with structured waves. The slight dispersion of the layers eliminates angles and smooths the entire face, from top to bottom.

EXPERT ADVICE

Keep layers to a minimum if your hair is not healthy.

HOW TO COMB IT

The Bio Ionic Curl Expert Pro Curling Iron works spectacularly and provides you with easily set curls.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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