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.

Perfect Haircut for My Face Shape

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

Imagine spending two and a half hours doing your hair! That's what our latest makeover client, Stacy Trujeque, does in order to straighten her long, textured locks.

Not only is this time-consuming and damaging to her strands, but it's also the wrong look for Stacy's oval face shape, according to celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean. "We want to work that shape for your advantage instead of fighting it," he says.



To do so, Dean adds a soft fringe around her cheekbones and jawline to open up her face and bring more of a square, balanced shape to it. Then he lops off a few inches from the heat-damaged ends and creates long layers to lighten her heavy mane and bring it away from her face.

Finally, in contrast to the hours Stacy spent straightening with a flat iron, her hair is styled with a round brush and large rollers for loose, bouncy curls.

"You look incredible," Dean says when he's done transforming Stacy's coarse hair into a soft, wavy 'do.

Speaking of coarse hair, have you seen this curly to sleek makeover?


Not sure what shape your face is? Take the Face Shape Quiz and find out!