What Haircut Suits My Face Shape?

what hairstyle suits my face shape?

This is a question which our Sutton Coldfield hairdressers get asked as much as any other. Everyone wants to know which haircut will suit their face shape and put their best features on show. 

A simple change in style can go a long way in terms of transforming the way in which your hair frames your face. Our hairdressers will work alongside you to understand exactly what style you want to achieve and the best means of getting you there.

Keep reading to discover what haircut suits your face shape and emphasises your best qualities before your next hair salon appointment.

The Importance of the Consultation

Before diving straight into the haircut, it is vital that you have a thorough consultation with our Sutton Coldfield hairdressers first. Having a consultation before choosing which style you want is important as it allows the experienced stylist to analyse what exactly your hair type is and what style would be suitable for this in relation to your facial structure.

In order to get the most out of this experience, we recommend being as specific and detailed as you can be when describing your end goal. Using this information, our experienced team of stylists will be able to best advise you on what cut is suitable to you based on hair type and lifestyle, working alongside you to identify and create the hairstyle of your dreams.

Being honest and realistic is also vital when describing your lifestyle and level of styling experience. If your schedule is unlikely to permit you using rollers or straighteners every day, then let your stylist know this. Don’t be afraid to speak in detail about how you like wearing your hair, whether it’s up or down, and what colour or cut would be best appropriate for your day-to-day activities.

Ultimately, it isn’t just your face type that needs to be taken into consideration but also a host of other factors included lifestyle and hair type. Often the best way to get the ball rolling with what you definitely do and don’t want out of your haircut is to list the major issues you had the last time you got a cut. Alongside this, it can be very helpful to go into detail about the current problems you have when styling your hair.

The Hair Solution for a Rounder Face 

A “round” face is one of the recognised facial structures that people have. Obviously, face shapes are a spectrum and no one has a completely circular face, however, there are ways in which you can tell you have a more rounded face shape.

Generally, people with a round face type will see the length and width of their face as being roughly the same. Their jawline, cheekbones and forehead will fall in a fairly similar line and will be a similar width to one another. Ultimately, this will result in having softer features with little sharp angles within the face. 

People with a rounder face will be generally looking for a haircut which makes the face appear longer. There are various popular styles which can add length to your face. It is important to consult with a Sutton Coldfield stylist on exactly which style will suit you. 

Many people also opt for long layered hair and styles with a lot of length. These types of haircut are beneficial to someone with a rounder face as they create the illusion of elongating the face. Those opting for a shorter bob cut should always make sure it is “angled” by a stylist to avoid further emphasising the face’s round structure. 

The Best Hair for an Oval Face

An oval face shape brings the benefit of suiting a wide variety of different hairstyles. Many different short or long styles both tend to suit the oval face shape. You can also opt for face-framing waves to add some buoyancy to your hair and fill out your facial structure. 

Those with a particularly long facial structure may wish to work with an expert hairdresser to craft a style which makes the face appear rounder. A shoulder-length option is a great option to soften the sharper angles within your facial structure.

If you wish to create the illusion of your face appearing shorter than you may want to consider adding bangs to your look. Bangs are useful in concealing a bigger forehead and as a result making your face appear less elongated. Brow-skimming and side-swept bangs are two great options for long oval face shapes as well.

The One Shape Fits All Solution

Popularised as the “pixie cut”, the short hairdo is a great option for any face shape, offering convenience and style in abundance. This style will offer your hair a lot of texture and manageable volume. For those who struggle with fine hair, this is also a great option to add the appearance of thickness, dimension and a texturized element to your look. This style is also very versatile – as it can be messed up, tousled slicked back or spiked. 

Finding a Birmingham Hair Salon You Can Trust

Providing care, professionalism and attention to detail are some of the things we take very seriously at our professional Birmingham hairdresser. Our talented and experienced stylists will always take the time to listen to your exact requests and work alongside you to produce the perfect haircut every time we see you.

Our professional stylists at James Bushell have been delivering expert hair care to the West Midlands for years. Get in contact today on 0121 711 1100 to book an appointment.