Ever thought of choosing your hairstyles by face shape? The right haircut and hairstyle can draw attention to your best facial features, and shift attention from anything you want to disguise. In our video series, The Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape, we explore the styles that look best on round, oval, square, long, and heart shaped faces.

Luiza, before and after her Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape makeover. Photos: Cory Sorensen

Sometimes the most subtle change to your hairstyle can make a big difference.

Take a look at Luiza Martins. She has naturally curly hair that she says is wild and difficult to control.

While celebrity hairstylist, Shirlena Allen loves Luiza's locks, she recognizes that it's not flattering her long face shape. Plus, the gray strands are only emphasizing her coarse and wiry texture.




By adding sweeping bangs and trimming up the layers, Allen creates a fresh new look for Luiza. The bangs soften her long face and help to shorten it, while the redefined layers bring more volume to the crown and allow the curls to fall more naturally.

After forming small ringlets around Luiza's face, Allen lets her hair air dry. She then styles it with her fingers to give it a tousled, carefree look.

For more tips on curly hair, check out the video below. And if you like this makeover for curly hair, you wouldn't want to miss this transformation!