If you’re thinking about parting your hair, consider shaping your face the right way. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about fitness, we’re talking about the visual shape of your face and what kind of haircut will suit you. In this question, more professionals will answer in beauty salons during haircut services.
While there is an eternal debate on the internet about the importance of side parting versus center parting, we want to keep the peace and say that both can look just as good if you get your face shape right.
How did the options for splitting a section of hair become so controversial? For most people, parting is as instinctive as hair care. You’ve probably worn your parting the same way for years, so when you switch your hair the other way, people are more likely to notice. However, if you’ve ever tried a new look and it just didn’t feel right, you may have chosen the wrong style for your face shape.
If you learn how to part according to the shape of the face, it will help to emphasize the cheekbones, soften sharp angles, and even lengthen the face. Our hair can help shape the shape of our face depending on texture and length, but how you section your hair also plays a key role in how flattering it is to your face.
How to determine the shape of the face:
If contouring with makeup isn’t your thing, choosing a parting that suits your face shape can produce just as impressive results. You don’t need a bunch of new products (unlike makeup competition techniques) to make any changes. If you don’t know what face shape you have, take a tape measure and write down your next measurements:
- Forehead Width: Take the tape and run it across your forehead from the hairline to the hairline at its widest point.
- Cheekbone Width: Starting at the hairline above the cheekbone, measure across the face to the same spot on the other side.
- Width of the jaw line: start under the ears at the base of the jaw and measure the distance along the edge of the jaw to the middle of the chin, you can continue or take the first number and multiply by 2.
- Face Length: From the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin, take a measurement.
The measurements above can help you get started, but don’t forget to consider other features of your face such as the shape of your jaw, chin, and cheekbones. Sometimes you find yourself between two face shapes, and that’s completely normal.
If your cheekbones and face lengths are the same size, and they are larger than your forehead and jawline, you have a round face shape.
You have a square facial shape if all of your dimensions are quite similar.
If you have the longest face and all other measurements are similar in size, you have a long (elongated) face shape.If you have the longest face, followed by the cheekbones, forehead, and the shortest, the jawline, you have a diamond-shaped face. Depending on this order, you may end up with a heart-shaped face.
Keep these face measurements in mind and it will help determine which category you fit best into.
Grab a comb and get ready to make changes to yourself. We are holding a hair correction lesson for you. Here’s how to part your hair to match the shape of your face.
Parting for a round face: in the center or deep side.
With a round face shape, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to the battle between these two hair styling options. The split in the center helps to give the face an elongated and symmetrical look. If you like bangs or want to try them out, curtain bangs (parted at the center and slanted down, lengthening towards your jawline) bring the focus to the middle of your face, again creating a longer diamond shape.
If you have a round face and want to know how to part your hair, don’t do it in the middle, opt for deep side parting. The deep side part creates the same illusion as the middle part.
Parting for a long face: in the center with layers.
With a long face, the separation in the center looks very good with a haircut with bangs. Layers also frame and shorten the face. Bangs (regardless of style) will allow you to part your hair in the parting that suits you best. If bangs are not to your liking, center parting still works to define the face, using layers to round and soften the corners. If you prefer a style that isn’t super layered, try a softer side or diagonal parting by adding some volume to that part. This type of hairstyle for a long face creates a more rounded look by shortening the features of the forehead and chin.
If you have short hair and a long face, longer side-swept bangs look fantastic unless you have a layered cut. On the other hand, if you don’t like bangs but prefer layers, remember that more is better when it comes to shorter haircuts.
Parting hair for a square face: soft side.
Parting the hair for square faces works the same way as for a longer face, you want to soften the corners and create a soft frame around the face. No deep parting on the side is great for square faces to achieve a more rounded look. Unlike girls with a round face, the parting does not go too low on one side. Lots of layers are also very good for square faces. Avoid harsh angles like edgy bangs or harsh straight layers. You should also avoid splitting in the center if you don’t want to accentuate your jawline or cheekbones.
Hair parting for a diamond face: one side.
A diamond-shaped face usually has high, well-defined cheekbones, a chin, and an overall more prominent bony structure. With a certain bone structure, texture, waves and curls, the face softens the diamond shape. Similar to a square face shape, a side split really compliments this type of face shape. It’s also important to remember that shorter or medium-length hair looks best with a diamond-shaped face, as very long hair can overshadow your face.
Parting for an oval face shape: any option!
If you have an oval face, you have essentially won the face shape lottery – no matter how you part your hair, it will look good on you. you have an oval face shape and wear your parting the same way all the time, don’t be afraid to change it up – trust me, it will look great. And If you have curly hair and an oval face, you can play with the volume of your curls to accentuate your face shape.
Parting for the face in the shape of a heart: on one side.
For a heart-shaped face, side parting works to soften the cheekbones and chin. With a heart-shaped face, the chin and cheekbones can be more pronounced. A harsh midsection can highlight a pointed chin and draw attention to the center of the face. However, a softer middle part with bangs or added volume can help enhance your features.
And, most importantly… your part to make you feel comfortable.
Parting hair definitely gives us a sense of comfort and ease. Your hair may also part naturally and you may need to touch it up a bit to change direction – this is normal. Sometimes changing the parting style can give you a whole new look. Don’t let a mismatched lock of hair limit your styling options and hide the best features of your face.