You may already know your face shape and have always taken it into consideration in the past when choosing your hair cut. However, when it comes to choosing a wig you may decide either to stick to a style that most closely resembles your own natural hair and cut, or you may decide to try a new look in a style that you’ve never been able to achieve with your own hair. It helps then to know what type of face shape you have and what styles are most likely to suit you.
OVAL - MANY CHOICES
As its name implies, the oval-shaped face is longer than wide, with a jaw that is narrower than the cheekbones. Because the oval shaped face has no dominant areas and is so proportional, this face looks good with just about any hairstyle, length or texture.
ROUND - AVOID WIDTH
The round-shaped face has a wide hairline and usually full cheeks. To balance this, it’s best to avoid a style that adds width to the sides, instead aiming at a cut which slims the face and adds length. A geometric or linear style looks very good with the length coming below chin level. If you prefer a short style, choose one with height at the crown and long feathered sides to reduce width at the cheeks.
DIAMOND - REDUCE WIDTH AT SIDES
The diamond-shaped face has a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. Diamond shaped faces need styles that create fullness at the chin, for example a chin-length bob. A soft or full fringe will help disguise a narrow forehead but it’s best to avoid styles with lots of height or fullness at cheek level.
HEART - ADD VOLUME AT CHIN
The heart-shaped face is characterized by a wider forehead and a narrower chin. Styles that best suit this shape include those that are fuller at chin level. If you prefer a short style, avoid those with layers and volume at eye level. For any length a soft fringe can help to disguise a wide forehead.
PEAR - ADD VOLUME ABOVE JAW LINE
The pear-shaped face is characterised by a small or narrow forehead and a rather wide jaw line. Styles that add volume at crown and eye level can balance this width, and a cut that narrows into the chin is also flattering.
OBLONG - ADD SOFTNESS
The oblong-shaped face has a long and narrow bone structure so choose a style to try and reduce the height. For example a full or side fringe and some fullness at or below chin level can help to create the illusion of an oval face.