Monday, May 31, 2010

Medium-Length Hairstyles for Different Faces

Medium-Length Hairstyles for Different Faces - Summer Fall 2010 Edition

Medium-length hairstyles are some of the most flattering hairstyles around. They are also some of the most popular. They have all the appeal and femininity of long hairstyles, but they are as easy to maintain and style as short hairstyles. There are hundreds of ways to wear a medium-length hairstyle. But if you want to find the very best hairstyle for you, then you need to wear something that is suitable for your facial shape. If you don't know what your face shape is, pull your hair back and use a pencil liner or an old lipstick and draw the outline of your face as it is reflected in the mirror.

If you have a square face, then you need to soften the strong jaw line. For square faces, wear lots of layers and avoid styles that are all one length. You should also avoid blunt cut bangs and go for rounded cuts. Layers that start at the jawline are ideal. A long or oblong face needs to widen the face but minimize the length. Wearing curly or wavy styles are ideal and bangs will help make your face appear shorter. If you don't like to wear bangs, then shift your part to the side in order to make your face wider but avoid a middle parting.

A round face needs to have the outline broken up. Show off your forehead to make your face appear longer and tuck hair behind the ears. Layers around the face make you seem rounder. Long layers help lengthen the face, but avoid curls since they make you look wider. If you have a heart shaped face you want to make your face longer and wider around the chin. Go for height and volume. A long, sweeping bang and layers below the chin are good ideas. Those who have oval faces can wear nearly any style. Sharper lines, asymmetrical shapes, and lots of layers will look great with an oval face but wear your hair away from your face so people see you.