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.
Ami, before and after her Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape makeover.Photos: Cory Sorensen
Celebrity hairstylist Andy Lecompte
says we can't get too caught up in searching for the right hairstyle for our face shape
. Instead, he believes the most important thing is the way the hair is cut around our face.
Take for instance our latest makeover client Ami Haruna who comes to Andy with a hairstyle that is not suited to her heart-shaped face. She can wear her locks long
or short, but she needs a softer fringe around the forehead and cheeks to accentuate her facial features.
After adding long bangs
and layers throughout, Lecompte uses a flat iron to create soft, beachy waves
to Ami's hair. When he's finished, you can see what a difference the correct cut around someone's face can make.
Do you have long hair, too? If so, you won't want to miss this transformation
Not sure what shape your face is? Take this quiz and find out