Long dark hair with full fringe from Tracey Hughes

Courtesy Tracey Hughes @ Meika Hairdressing VIC



Haircuts to suit your Face Shape

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Your face shape is very important when it comes to getting your perfect hair cut or style. Hair stylists when designing a hair style for your hair should always consider your face shape and will try to use your hair to frame the face in such a way as to make it appear oval (oval is considered the perfect face shape). Face shapes are categorized as being either oval, square, long/rectangular, round, heart, diamond or pear shaped. The easiest way to make sure you end up with a hairstyle to suit your face is to work out what face shape you have:

  • Look at your face shape by pulling all of your hair out of the way.
  • Decide which of the following basic shapes of face you have by comparing your face to our or other pictures then select from the following to read all about what is best for you:








When you read the advice that applies to your particular face shape also think about it in context to what your hair does naturally e.g. if you have a strong natural parting it is probably better to go with it than spending your whole life fighting against it. A combination of all this knowledge will allow you to make the right decision when asking a hairdresser to do a particular style.





Visitors to this page found some help with these questions on some of our other pages:  

The Collections - a comprehensive series of hair style images split into length of hair, texture and style as well as collections from individual salons and industry hairdressing award images to grab your imagination when it comes to the possibilities for your next hair cut.

Haircuts: Some simple basic rules.

What is the 'thinning hair' technique?

What's in: Celebrity looks.

Blow dry and styling - including plaiting and up styling

Hair coloring, per ming and chemical straightening

Hair extensions

Hair salons - getting the most from your next salon visit

More about your hair type

Hair product information

Hair loss information

Medical conditions of the hair and scalp


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