Before you seriously consider cutting your hair just like one of your favorite celebrities, you will need to start with your own face shape. Just because you find a celebrity hair style that you like does not mean that it will look good on you.
You should put your clothes selection and hair style selection into the same category. They need to be tailored to your look and your likes. Just like someone with a thick waistline should not wear the same clothes as someone with a small waistline, a hair style needs to be designed to best suit your facial features and even your body type.
Many celebrity hair styles today have certain features to them, such as long layers or bangs that can be incorporated into your hair style. So, don't throw away those celebrity hair style photos because you don't have the same face shape as the celebrity.
To determine your face shape, pull all of your hair back into a ponytail or clip. Stand in front of a mirror and trace the outline of your face onto the mirror using something removable (i.e. a bar of soap, washable marker, etc.). Next, stand back and look at the shape that you drew. Does it look more oval, round, square, heart shaped or oblong? It could be the combination of any of these shapes.
There are 5 basic face shapes that we will cover, oval, round, square, heart and oblong. Most of us have combinations of these face shapes.
Oval face shapes are highly desired and envied. All other face shapes attempt to create the illusion of having an oval face. The oval face shape suits any hair style, including long, short, medium, layered, straight or even curly. Bangs can be added to emphasize the eyes or add a little change. Celebrities with oval face shape include: Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, and Beyonce Knowles.
Round Face Shape: A round face is as wide as it is long with rounded edges. The nose is the center guide. In trying to maintain the appearance of an oval face shape, hair for round face shapes should be kept close to the sides of the face, while the crown will need height and volume.
If you want your face to appear slimmer, make sure hair is showing below the chin. Layers from the lips down remove bulk and weight from the sides. Tapered ends will draw attention away from the roundness by allowing hair to fall close to the head. One length cuts tend to widen the face. Avoid short hair and volume at the sides.
Square Face Shape: The square face shape is as wide as it is long and has strong angles. This face shape needs a hair style with softness to lessen the effects of the angles.
Long hair styles should fall past the shoulders, with face-framing layers to soften the jaw line. Shorter styles should be kept round and soft with height in the crown area. Wispy bangs are great, as well as fluffy, wispy curls.
Avoid one-length hair styles; especially chin length and blunt-cut bangs. These styles will accentuate the square-ness of your face shape. Celebrities with square face shapes include: Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Geena Davis.
Heart Face Shape: The heart-shaped face is wide in the eye and cheekbone area with a narrow or pointy chin. Many heart-shaped faces also have a high forehead.