A regular haircut is essential for maintaining healthy locks. Whether you rock a sleek bob or long locks, upkeep is a sure fire way to ensure your hair stays looking fabulous for longer. Most hair stylists will recommend you visit the salon for a cut, treatment or trim around every 6 weeks, dependant on your style.
Those of us with full fringes might find that these require bi-weekly trims to keep the hair out of the eye line. Sleek or angular looks that rely on a defined shape for styling, will often need further upkeep to maintain the style.
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Hair styling for face shapes
So how do we even begin to pick a style? It’s a well-known fact that particular lengths, styles and cuts suit certain face shapes, so why not use our guide to find out the best style to suit your features.
Round shaped face
These are faces that are typically as wide as they are long, this can vary but is often the rule of thumb. Round faced people will usually have fullness around the cheekbones, less pronounced chins with a wide hairline. Why not try: Cuts that hit below the chin are the most flattering. Volume and layers will be your best friend and help to add definition. Fringes are best layered rather than straight or heavy around the face. Short cuts should be choppy and cropped pixie styles, that add height and length the face. It’s best to avoid: It’s best to avoid bob styles or cuts that are all one length.
Oval shaped face
If you have an oval face, it will typically be longer than it is wide, often equal to one and a half times the width. Foreheads and jaw lines are often the same widths as each other and your face will be widest at your cheekbones. Why not try: Short angular bobs styles that incorporate chin hugging layers are great for this face shape. If you’re looking for something longer, try a sleek and uniform layer style or longer styles that include sweeping fringe and retro textures. It’s best to avoid: The good news is you can pretty much pull off any hairstyle, try to pick a style that most flatters your most prominent feature!
Heart shaped face
These faces are often narrow at the jawline with the forehead and cheekbones forming the wider part of the face Why not try: Cropped cuts such as pixie styles are perfect for a short and simple style or medium length cuts that stop around the collarbone. Utilising a sweeping fringe and uniform layers for a look that can balance out facial features and flatter the shape. It’s best to avoid:
Square shaped face
If you have a square shaped face then you will typically have a forehead, jawline and cheekbones that are almost equal to each other in width Why not try: Short layered bobs that incorporate a subtle fringe are flattered, particularly when styled to keep them sleek. If you’re looking for a longer style, light layers that fall around the shoulders, with a feathered finish, can help to camouflage strong chins. It’s best to avoid: Straight cut fringes that emphasise angular features and sheer straight styles can harden features on the face.
Diamond shaped face
Diamond faces will typically have pronounced cheekbones and wide cheeks, a narrow forehead and slim jawline. Why not try: Deep side partings and soft sweeping fringes can divert attention from the centre of the face. Layers that soften any of the harsher features and styles that accentuate cheekbones. Try adding length tousled with choppy layers, or soft chin length bobs, that offer a softer edge rather than a sheer or boxed finish. It’s best to avoid: Usually, diamond faces don’t fare well with styles that put too much volume on the crown, or sides of the face. Centre partings aren’t often flattering or styles that lay too flat against the sides of the face.