Looking for the right haircut but not sure where to start?  Make things a little easier by figuring out which hairstyles flatter your face shape the most.  If you're not quite sure what face shape you have, fear not--it's easy to figure out.

Take a picture of yourself with your hair pulled away from your face, facing directly towards the camera.  With the picture in front of you, determine which of the following measurements best sums up your shape (it's better to use a picture than the mirror, just because it may be harder to measure a moving reflection than a still one).

Round face shape: your face is as long as it is wide, with a softer, round jaw.
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Square face shape: your face is as long as it is wide, with a strong, angled jaw.

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Oval face shape: your face is one and a half times as long as it is wide.
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Heart face shape: your face is narrow around the jaw line, with more width in the cheekbones and the forehead.
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Round/Square Face Haircuts

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
The best looking haircuts for people with round or square face shapes are those that add length to the face.  Usually, these are hairstyles with most volume centered around the crown of the head.For long hair: It's best not to go with bangs, which will make the face appear wider.  Layered looks that add volume on top of the head will make the face appear longer and more narrow.Getty ImagesFor short hair: A classic bob that ends above the jaw line will help lengthen a wide face.  Side parts...Read Full Story
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