How to Find the Best Haircut For Your Face Shape, According to a Pro

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If you're looking for inspiration for your next haircut, there are a few things to consider: How much do you want to chop? Do you want layers? Which trend will best suit your lifestyle? Among those considerations is a slightly more practical thing to keep in mind: choosing the best haircut for your face shape. After all, this can make all the difference, which is why hairstylist Brad Mondo shared his tips in the above April 2020 YouTube video.

There are six common face shapes that everyone falls into — diamond like Jennifer Lopez, round like Chrissy Teigen, square like Angelina Jolie, oblong like Sarah Jessica Parker, heart like Jessica Alba, and oval like Beyoncé — and using that shape as a guide can help you select the most flattering haircut for you. While Mondo prefaced his advice by saying you can do whatever you want with your hair, he explained that these tips can be helpful in picking the optimal hairstyle for your face shape if you're stumped.

The Best Haircut For the Diamond Face Shape

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Mondo explained that the goal with diamond faces is to enhance the width at your forehead and jawline. To do so, consider a haircut that sits right at your chin (like a blunt bob) or a long, straight hairstyle to soften the angles of your face.

The Best Haircut For the Round Face Shape

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For rounded face shapes, Mondo recommended you stay away from short bobs or any cut that ends right at your chin to avoid adding width to your face. Longer haircuts with wispy layering around your face can help show off your cheekbones and give your face more shape.

The Best Haircut For the Square Face Shape

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Square faces pair well with bangs, especially rounded curtain bangs, Mondo explained. Adding any length below your chin helps to elongate your face and looks very flattering on this shape.

The Best Haircut For the Oblong Face Shape

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You'll want to bring volume to the center of your face to flatter this shape, Mondo said. To do so, try a haircut with layering that ends at your cheekbones or a short haircut. He also recommended bangs that fall at your eyebrows.

The Best Haircut For the Heart Face Shape

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Those with a heart-shaped face can benefit from adding more width to their jawline. Try a short haircut to add volume at your chin and styling your hair in beach waves. A side bang also works to show off your shape.

The Best Haircut For the Oval Face Shape

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Because oval faces are very balanced, any length or haircut works great on this shape.