Ever wondered the importance of picking the right hairstyles for different face shapes? Well, no matter if you are a bride-to-be yourself or a bridesmaid, the trick is to bring out the best in you by highlighting your features correctly. After all, every individual is different and it might not necessarily be possible that all of your saved Pinterest boards or Instagram looks will suit you just the way you thought.

Knowing what kind of hairstyle will suit you the best is important. Whether you fancy yourself in those OTT hair buns and open hairstyles or always wanted those voluminous fishtails or glamorous braids and curls, it all ultimately depends on the kind of face shape you have. 

So, here’s your ultimate guide to choose the right hairstyles for different face shapes to jazz up your wedding look:

Start By Finding Out Your Face Shape

Well, if you always thought that you have a round face, you may be wrong for your entire life. There are generally 5 types of face shapes ranging from round, oval, diamond, square and heart. However, it is easy to determine what your face shape is. All you need to look at is your hairline, width and length of your face, and jawline.

The trick is to scrape your hair back away from your face and lightly draw around the outline with an eye pencil looking at the mirror. Take a step back and you should be able to roughly see which category your face falls into.

Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

Top Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes Perfect For Brides And Bridesmaids

1. Hairstyles For Oval Face Shape

Celebrity Check: The gorgeous Sonam Kapoor or Katrina Kaif.

Consider yourself blessed in the quest for best hairstyles for different face shapes for you have the “perfect” face type to pull off any and every kind of hairstyle like a pro!

Do’s 

  • Complement your slightly longer foreheads with the help of a top knot, a heavy bun, braids and what not.
  • Opt for a style that’s going to break the length of the face up such as frings and messy hairdos.
  • Add width by creating an upstyle at the mid section of the crown or to one side.

Don’ts

  • Opt for anything too sleek or lengthy, as this will only make the face appear longer.
  • Tie your hair tight at the sides – this will only accentuate the length of the face.
  • Go for a centre parting as this will draw the eye down at the face, again making it appear longer in length.

Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

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Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

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2. Diamond Face Shaped Hairstyle Ideas

Celebrity Check: Nargis Fakri and Malaika Arora.

A mix of heart and square shape, people with diamond face shape are blessed with an angular jaw and high cheekbones.The best way to work with this face type is to soften out the sharp features using voluminous hairstyles including open hairstyles and messy braids.

Do’s

  • Try and create some height at the sides to accentuate the cheekbones and balance out the jawline.
  • Opt for open hairstyles with voluminous curls and waves as this will help create softness around the jaw. For brides and bridesmaids opting for tied up hairstyles, it is recommended to opt for messy hairdos with some strands of hair left loose.

Don’ts 

  • Tie all hair at the back in anything too tight or extreme as this could create a harsh look.

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Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

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3. Hairstyles For Round Face Shape

Celebrity Check: Vidya Balan.

If you have that little plump on your face, you probably have a round face shape. While searching for those ideal hairstyles for different face shapes, a round face hairstyle is one of the easiest to pull off. Almost any and every type of open hairstyles work wonders with a round face. All you need to do is avoid a tightly pulled back hairstyle as it may make the face look heavy.

Do’s

  • The trick is to always leave a little piece of hair un-tucked on one side of your face. 
  • Opt for hairstyles that are loose and voluminous to take away the roundness of your face.

Don’ts

  • Opt for a super straight or sleek do as this can make the face appear even rounder.
  • Have a fringe as part of your do as this will make the face appear smaller, and again rounder.
  • Pick too tight and all tied up hairstyles as it will bring all the focus to your face, hence making it appear more plumpy than ever.

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4. Heart Face Shaped Hairstyles Ideas

Celebrity Check: Deepika Padukone And Alia Bhatt

With broader foreheads and sharp chins, heart shaped face shape is one of the best cuts to experiment hairstyles with. Go experimental with your hairstyle if you are blessed with this face shape!

Do’s

  • Accentuate cheekbones and add width to a narrow jaw by letting your hair cut loose with curls and waves.
  • Try hairstyle with fringes to balance out an angular jawline or a chin.

Don’ts 

We called it one of the perfect face shapes for a reason! P.S. Try anything and everything, ladies!

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Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

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5. Hairstyles For Square Face Shape

Celebrity Check: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Athiya Shetty.

With strong jawline and chiselled cheekbones, square face shaped hairstyles need to be soft and edgy to take the focus away from the jawline.

Do’s

  • Add texture, waves and curls to add softness to your bridal look.
  • Try a side parting, as this will help to break the width of the face.

Don’ts

  • Opt for tight hairstyle as this is likely to draw attention to the wider jaw line.
  • Go for centre parting as it will make the jawline look very prominent.

Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

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So, we guess, this guide will help you choose the best hairstyles for different face shapes. 

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Shivangi Goel
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