The Most Flattering Wig Styles According to Your Face Shape

The Most Flattering Wig Styles According to Your Face Shape

At this point, nobody has been spared from the pressure to figure out your face shape. It started with the basics - round, oval, square - and somehow has evolved into tons of options that can, quite honestly, be a bit confusing. What even is an upside down triangle? Soon enough we’ll be seeing self-proclaimed trapezoid faces and having to solve for the hypotenuse of our cheekbones. Rest assured, in this article we go over the basics without laying down the law - after all, the most flattering haircut for your face shape is ultimately the one that you feel your best in.


If you have a rectangle face, you have an oblong face with angular edges. This shape is usually accompanied by a tall forehead, which can be softened with a middle part or covered with bangs, and an angular jaw that may be elongated by long hair. This shape does best with lots of layers and volume that can add horizontal depth to the face. As a final touch, wispy bangs can help accentuate the eyes and cheekbones!


Oval face shapes are longer than they are wide, with a soft forehead and rounded jaw. Plus, the cheekbones are slightly wider than the rest of the face. This shape may not feature any defined angles, but it is extremely well-balanced and does well with a variety of cuts and parts. The best options are long locks or a short crop - anything with texture! Long hair with curls or layers (or both) can be worn in curls or layers to add definition, and a short crop can do the same.


A square face features a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong jawline. If you have this face shape, the width and length of your face is similar, your forehead and jawline are similarly shaped, and your chin is square and flat. This shape features beautiful sharp angles and an especially bold jaw that can be flattered with long airy layers to balance out the sharp angles of the face. A bonus: side swept bangs can draw attention to this shape’s strong cheekbones.


The heart face shape is known for having a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin. This V-shaped face is deemed highly attractive and youthful, with its focus point being its perky cheekbones and slender, feminine jawline. Wispy side-swept bangs can help draw attention to the lower face, making a side-parted pixie, lob or bob the perfect haircut for this beautiful face shape.


A diamond-shaped face consists of a lean forehead and jawline, with the cheekbones being the widest point of the face. Diamond-shapes usually have impressive cheekbones and rarely worry about a too-large forehead - this means a deep side part can be extremely flattering. Being a very angular face shape, a soft, medium or long cut with waves is an ideal fit.


A round face is characterized by having a similar length and width. The strength of this face shape is definitely its perky apple cheeks. Having a soft appearance, it tends to be flattering to counteract this softness with a more angled, edgy cut. Longer layered cuts can break up the rounded jawline, or a cute layered pixie can provide the angles that this face shape lacks. 


The triangle face shape constitutes a strong jawline that is wider than the forehead and a flat, square chin. This shape’s most powerful feature is definitely its strong jawline, which can be complemented by soft layers that end at the cheekbones and collar bones. For this shape we suggest keeping the forehead without bangs as a bare forehead helps to balance the intensity of the lower face.

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