Parting Your Hair To Suit Your Face Shape

The shape of your face plays a major factor in how you wear your hair. Depending on how you part it, you can play up the best features of your face, or tone down things that you don’t want to draw attention to. Read our tips for parting your hair to suit the shape of your face in this interactive slideshow.

Round Face

If you have a round face like Kirsten Dunst, a deep side part will both slim down your jawline as well as show off your “good side!” I have a particularly round face, so before I cut my bangs I always parted my hair to the right. In the middle of the day I would flip my hair to the left, so that I’d have a little extra volume. Try it!

Square Face

If you have a square face like Olivia Wilde, you also may want to try parting your hair to the side – it will soften up the sharp angles of your face and jawline! If you have medium to long layers, that should also make your face seem more oval.

Heart-Shaped Face

Heart-shaped faces, like Drew Barrymore’s or Reese Witherspoon’s, are wider up top, so parting your hair in the middle can really play up your cheekbones if you have longer hair. For short hairstyles, try a side-part to slim down your face.

Oval Face

Ladies like Rihanna, who have oval-shaped faces, have it easiest of all – you can part your hair pretty much however you want! This gives you plenty of room to experiment, so try different parts once in a while!

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  • Lisa Brown

    April 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I have found the above recommendations above, for face shapes, to be true. I have a round face and always new that a part on […] Read MoreI have found the above recommendations above, for face shapes, to be true. I have a round face and always new that a part on the side, was the best option for me. I also have a "good" side and tend to part my hair on that side. Great article! Read Less

  • Christina Nyan Chan

    April 25, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I agree. I have a more square face, so that's why I've always parted my hair to the side since, well.. forever!

  • Carolyn Ma

    April 25, 2012 at 3:09 am

    I've never thought about this before! Thanks for the tips :D

  • Jo Jo

    April 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Couldn't agree more. I really love parting my hair.

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