Hairstyles for your Face Shape

Hairstyles for your Face Shape

face shapesWhich hairstyle would suit your face shape? – Calne, Wiltshire

Whatever your face shape we look at the hairstyle to suit your face shape. At our hairdressers in Calne we look at long hairstyles, short hairstyles, hair upstyles and fringes for round, oval, long and square face shapes. There are always going to be hairstyles, haircuts and fringes that will flatter your face shape most so it is important to choose wisely!

Round Face Shape

The key to a good hairstyle for a round face shape is to make the face appear slimmer. The best hair upstyle for round faces is to do like Adele and add height to lengthen the face and keep sides a little tighter.  Adele has opted for a large backcombed beehive and softens the look with a wavy fringe.

Very short hairstyles generally won’t suit a round face shape as it can make the face appear bigger than it is.  If you’re getting itchy feet and want to cut your long locks off, Kelly Clarkson shows us how good a round face shape can look with a short haircut with her long graduated bob. The front of her hair has been left slightly longer, elongating the face making her face appear narrower and slimmer. 

Mila Kunis shows us how long hair looks on a round face, she has chosen to curl her long brown hair. An off centre parting softens her hairstyle, this is the best haircut for round faces.

Long Face Shape

Charlize Theron shows us how good short hair looks with a long face shape. Charlize finishes her short hair with lots of body and large waves.

Kate Beckinsale looks amazing with her long straight hair.  To get Kate’s look a blunt straight fringe is a must-have.  Fringes are great for long face shapes as they hide a long forehead.

Sarah Jessica Parker wears her upstyle slick back and tight which is on trend for this season.  Sarah’s upstyle is low and wide which shortens and widens her face, making it more proportionate.

Oval Face Shape

Oval face shapes are the most versatile face shapes when it comes to choosing hairstyles.  Jennifer Anniston wears her hair long and textured hair which is a simple yet classic hairstyle.  Adding layers accentuates her cheekbones and is a great hairstyle for an oval face shape.

Katherine Heigl opts for a deep side parting with a loose bun on the opposite side. Katherine keeps her hair in proportion which is key to this face shape.

Rhianna wears her hair short back and sides with lots of length on top.  This added length keeps her hair versatile so she can adapt her look. This haircut highlights Rhianna’s facial features.

Square Face Shape

The key to hairstyles for square face shapes is to make the face appear longer.  Gwyneth wears her hair with a centre parting and plenty of layers keeping her hair with the ‘tousled’ look while keeping the hair narrow.

Keira Knightley wears her hair in a bob.  Her waves keep her hair looking modern and casual. This is a great hair length for square face shapes that softens Keira’s jawbone.

Olivia Wilde has chosen a centre-parted chignon which is a stunning hair upstyle for square face shapes.  Olivia’s loose curly upstyle is classy and casual and very flattering for her square face shape.


Regardless of your face shape, we have a fringe to suit you!

Alexa Chung’s graduated fringe complements her mid-length ombre coloured hair perfectly. This style of fringe is a great look for square and long face shapes.

Jennifer Lawrence has chosen a long side swept fringe. Jennifer’s fringe is blended into the hairstyle easily meaning it is very versatile.  The swept fringe can soften any hairstyle and is mostly flattering on square and round face shapes.

Taylor Swift wears her fringe straight and blunt.  This is the a dramatic fringe and updates any hairstyle instantly. This deliberate blunt  fringe looks great on long and oval faces.


Remember £10 off your first visit to Escape Hair, we can help you get that dream haircut to suit YOUR face shape at our hair salon in Calne!