Cuts to Flatter Your Face Shape

A great cut is all about finding the perfect frame to balance and bring perspective to your face shape. While your Reds stylist is trained to personalise your look, understanding how to optimise your face shape helps you to work with your stylist to get the best style for you.

 

ROUND

Round faces have a youthful appeal, but the right cut can add sophistication, too.

MIXED-LENGTH LAYERS

Ask your Reds stylist for loose, face-framing layers, the first ones beginning slightly past the chin.

 

TAPERED PIXIE

Don’t be afraid to go short. Ginnifer Goodwin’s piecey fringe, paired with short, tapered sides, gives definition to her round face.

 

SQUARE

Looking for a haircut to flatter a squareish face shape? Take a cue from these killer styles.

ANGLED BOB

A mono-length Cleopatra bob can be a little severe on square face shapes. Ask your Reds stylist for an angled cut with long pieces in front that gradually get shorter toward the back, which elongates, rather than widens the face.

 

OFF-CENTER PART

Experimenting with your part is a good way to play with the proportions of your face. If you have long layers, create a part that’s even with the inner corner of your eye. Switch sides every few days to encourage volume at the roots.

 

HEART

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the brow and narrower at the chin, which typically adds up to stunning cheekbones. Here, a few suggestions for the genetically blessed.

LONG, PIECEY BANGS

A Soft, side-swept fringe will accentuate your eyes and draw the focus away from an angled chin. Ask your Reds stylist to trim your fringe vertically, rather than straight across, and to maintain the length between the eyelids and the brows.

 

THE LOB

A long bob that’s all one length, like Jennifer Aniston’s, helps soften a strong jawline on heart-shaped faces. Bonus: you can still tie it up into a ponytail when you go to the gym.

 

OVAL

Try these cuts to play up the best features of oval faces.

CURVED BANGS

A fringe on an oval face is a great choice. They can change your face shape by shortening its length. But these aren’t blunt—instead, they curve on the sides, adding a frame around the eyes and opening up your face for an instantly youthful look.

 

SHAGGY BOB

The layers on an A-line bob give the ends a choppy look. Jagged ends make hair look thicker around the jawline, filling in the space where your face looks its thinnest.

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