Finding the perfect haircut can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. What it comes down to is knowing your face shape, and flattering it. Advanced designers Lauren Jakubowski and Shannon Lenvik know this from their 22 years of combined experience at Cole's Salon in Eagan, Minnesota. When they give their clients coveted hairstyle advice, they always consider face shape. Lauren says, "The goal in the face shape department is to do anything you can to achieve an "oval shape". So the hairstyle should fill in all areas to make an oval, even everything out and make everything symmetrical."
So the next time you're ready for a fresh and flattering haircut and style, start by checking out our face shape guide here.
Then, take Lauren and Shannon's hairstyle advice with you to your next salon appointment for inspiration. Your locks will thank you!
A long-shaped face is thin and a good bit longer than it is wide. Lauren and Shannon recommend long layers and styling the hair to fill out the face. Pinning it back assures that long hair looks styled and kept up.
A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and a small chin. Lauren and Shannon recommend a nice bob to fill out the bottom half of the face.
A round-shaped face is almost as wide as it is long. Lauren and Shannon recommend keeping the length longer than the chin and layered. Tapering in around the chin and neck will help the face shape appear more lean.
An oval-shaped face is slightly longer than it is round. Lauren and Shannon recommend shoulder-length hair to cut a long face short and make the shape feel more wide than long.
A square-shaped face has a wide forehead and a prominent, square jaw. Lauren and Shannon recommend keeping the hair length past the shoulders. This style will leave the face looking longer and will soften the jaw line.