Find The Best Hairstyle For Your Face Shape

Hairstyles For Your Face Shape At McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

Your face shape is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing your next hairstyle. Not all of the trendy hairstyles will work with every face shape, so it's really important to understand what your face shape is and what the best hairstyles for your face shape are.

At McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh, our expert hair stylists can let you know your face shapes and which hairstyle will work for you! If you really want that on-trend hair style, our stylists will find a way to make it work for you, so book your consultation now. 

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Discovering Your Face Shape

Discovering your face shape is quick and easy to do at home. Simply take a selfie with your hair tied back, trace the outside of your face and compare to the images below. This will show you which shape your face most resembles. Then, read our guide below to hairstyles and start getting some inspiration for your next visit to our Edinburgh salon.

Female Face Shapes Infographic
Is There a "One Size Fits All" Hairstyle?

We are sorry to say that there is not a hair style that will suit every face shape, or at least not one that we have found! However, our hair specialists in our Edinburgh hair salon can adapt most hairstyles to suit your face shape. This can be done by adding layers, creating a cool fringe or adapting a short hairstyle to suit you perfectly.

Come and visit us and we can help you find the perfect hairstyle for your face shape, or adapt a hairstyle you love to work with your face shape. 

Round Face - The Best Hairstyles

Round face shapes tend to have similar width and length as well as prominent, rounded cheeks. Add definition and shape with long layers, or edgy pixie cuts for the most flattering hairstyles. Avoid full curls, long cuts with no layers and chin length hairstyles.

Rectangular Face - The Best Hairstyles

If you have a rectangular face avoid straight, long hairstyles without layers or short fringes. Go for layered hair styles, cut to your cheekbones. Soft cut fringes or curtain bangs are most suited to rectangular faces and draw the eye from the bottom half of the face. 

Triangle Shaped Faces - The Best Hairstyles

As a triangle shaped face is traditionally wider at the jawline than at the forehead, we would recommend choppy pixie cuts and side swept fringes are flattering for triangle shaped faces, whilst bob haircuts should be avoided as they can make your jawline look wider. 

Oval Faces - The Best Hairstyles

Oval faces are well balanced and can suit a wide range of hairstyles, they look particularly great with short cropped hairstyles. Longer hairstyles with minimal layers or soft waves can highlight your features and bring out your cheekbones. A central parting will help to maintain the balance of your oval shaped face.

Diamond Shaped Face - The Best Hairstyles

Those with diamond shaped faces could opt for face softening layered, wavy hairstyles with a side parting. Balance a narrow jawline with a chin length bob or, if you often wear your hair up, a pulled back ponytail will flatter your face shape and enhance your cheekbones.

Square Faces - The Best Hairstyles

As square-shaped face shapes usually feature a broad forehead, a strong jawline and wide cheekbones, a hair cut which softens your features is essential to compliment your bone structure. Choose longer layered hairstyles and side swept fringes to draw the eye from your jawline, towards your cheekbones. 

Heart Shaped Faces - The Best Hairstyles

If you have a heart-shaped face, you should choose a hairstyle which reduces the appearance of a wide brow and balances out the lower portion of your face. Medium length wavy styles or side-parted pixie cut with textured ends can look fantastic on a heart shaped face, as can a longer bob haircut, which will ensure fullness around your jaw.

Book Your Hair Appointment At McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

Come and visit us at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh and we will help you choose the perfect hairstyle for your face shape. Book now on 0131 228 8882 or book online. 

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