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.

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

Celebrity hairstylist Neil Weisberg from the Neil George Hair Salon in Los Angeles, California knows a thing or two about creating the perfect cut for a square face shape (which he says is the easiest shape for a hairdresser to work with).

"You have much more potential with your hair," he tells our latest makeover client, Valerie Guerra.

Guerra comes to Weisberg not only with thick, wavy locks that are heavy and overpowering, but they are also unflattering to her square face shape.



Weisberg's first step in this transformation is to cut a few inches off the length and create long layers throughout. Side swept bangs are added for softness which complements Guerra's face shape. He then tints the ends for a natural, sun-kissed look. Finally, her tresses are styled with loose waves for a beachy, do-it-yourself finish.

"I wanted a natural look, just like the sun did it and that's what I got," says Guerra. "And my hair is so full!"

Speaking of full, did you see this makeover for thick, curly hair?