There are so many different haircuts and hairstyle ideas that are now available to create - thanks to fantastic modern hairstyling equipment and products. There's nothing you can't create if you know exactly what you want. However, there are still plenty of fashion victims who will rush to get the latest fashionable cut, assuming that because it looks great on Jennifer Aniston or Missy Elliott, it will look great on them.

Big mistake!

 

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The shape of your face and your head are completely unique to you, and there's a wide range of face shapes and everyone has slightly different facial features. So actually, it's not surprising that one hairstyle that looks great on someone might look terrible on someone else!

What's the best way to decide on a hairstyle idea that is right for you? Well, you can start by looking at the shape of your face and your facial features.

Hairstyle ideas that really working for you will be ones that complement your face shape and your individual features, and de-emphasise from features that you are less keen on. Let's have a look at how you can choose a hairstyle to suit you.

 

Determining Your Face Shape

The shape of your face is the most important factor to consider when choosing between different hairstyle ideas. In the past, we defined face shapes into five main categories - round, square, triangle, rectangle and oval. However, many people found it difficult to choose which one most reflected their face type because, in truth, there are many more different face shapes!

To this list, we can add the pear, the diamond and the inverted triangle, to name but a few. So how do you determine your face shape?

The best way is to get in front of a good, well-lit mirror, pull back or tie back your hair and study the outline of your face. Look for narrow and wide points. You don't even have to put a name to the shape of your face, just get to know it. You can also try photographing yourself from several different angles to have something to refer to.

 

Know Your Features

Next, have a close look at your facial features. What do you love most? What do you want to accentuate? Conversely, is there anything you would like to play down? Take note of your decisions and go looking for hairstyle ideas that will fit the bill for you.

 

Finding Hairstyle Ideas That Complement You

A good hairstylist should be able to help you choose a hairstyle that will best complement your face. When you understand what your face type is you will be better equipped to discuss various hairstyle ideas with them in your consultation.

The most important questions you need to answer concern the style and length of your fringe, the position and depth of your parting, the length of your hair, how many layers you have, how high those layers start and whether you have a symmetrical or asymmetrical cut.

There are just so many options! There are websites upon websites that you can browse through that have examples and pictures of hairstyle ideas, old and new, that suit the various types of face-shape.

Once you have determined yours, you can go hunting for a hairstyle that you love.