Take a look in the mirror and recognize your most prominent features as we learn about what makes each face shape special.
Round-shaped faces are distinguishable through their curvy nature and symmetrical measurements. So the length of the face is similar to the cheekbone width and it’s also common for this face shape to have a rounded hairline and a rounded jawline without sharp edges.
Round shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio
What should you do? Try hairstyles and accessories that help frame your face. How about you go for one of these hairstyles?
Square-shaped faces are also symmetrical in measurements however they’re more defined on the edges. So you’ve got the face length similar to the forehead, cheekbone, and jawline width.
The forehead and jawline are angular and pronounced with no subtle or curved features. It’s also common for the hairline to be straight.
Square shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Demi Lovato, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt
What should you do? Try hairstyles that soften the sharp corners around your face. See if you want to try any of these.
Oval-shaped faces are the most common, they’re an elongated version of the round face shape. They have curved edges and a more subtle chin and jawline, like round-shaped faces but the face length is longer than the width. The cheekbone width is wider than the forehead.
Oval shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Beyonce, Jessica Alba, George Clooney
What should you do? Avoid hairstyles that could make your face look even more elongated. These looks could totally work for you.
Diamond-shaped faces are similar to oval-shaped faces except sharper. The face length is longer than the width and the cheekbone width is significantly wider than the forehead and the jawline.
However, you’ve got higher and more prominent cheekbones. The chin is pointy and the jawline is more angular and defined as well.
Diamond-shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Anna Kendrick, Tyra Banks, Johnny Depp
What should you do? Avoid directing attention to your jawline.
Rectangular shaped faces are very defined and angular, like square-shaped faces. The point of difference is the face length to face width ratio. The face length is longer than the face width.
Just like square-shaped faces the forehead, cheekbone, and jawline width seem to be similar.
Rectangular shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Olivia Wilde, Liv Tyler, Henry Cavill
What should you do? Add volume on the sides to lessen the elongated face effect.
You can easily tell a heart-shaped face from the forehead and the pointy chin. It's common to exhibit a widow’s peak at the hairline that gives the heart its outline.
The forehead is wider than the cheekbones and the cheekbones are wider than the jawline, thus the shape gets completed with the narrow chin.
Heart-shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Corbin Bleu
What should you do? Avoid anything that directs attention to your forehead.
While some faces you can obviously tell what shape they are, some faces don’t always show a clear shape or they show a combination of several shapes. Their face shapes could also be changing due to changes in their lives.
Mix shaped face celebrities for style inspiration: Jennifer Lopez