Find the Perfect Cut for Your Face Shape
Round Face, Short
A gamine with spiky layers sliced all around the crown like Ginnifer Goodwin's chop.
WHY IT WORKS"If you're going to go short, go short all the way," says legendary celebrity hairstylist Garren. Unlike a jaw-hugging bob, this petite pixie downplays roundness in a big way. The choppy pieces up top add height, lengthen your face and emphasize your eyes.Try on Ginnifer Goodwin's haircut now!
This length is a cinch to style for straight, wavy and fine hair, but steer clear of it if you have curls-think poodle.
Round Face, Medium Length
A long, collarbone-skimming bob with wispy pieces around the neck.
WHY IT WORKSHair that hits the shoulders or collarbone has a face-slimming effect. Loose curls like Charlize Theron's add angles, break up the chin area and won't curve in under your jaw. The result? "You're counterbalancing the circular shape and giving structure," says Garren.Try on Charlize Theron's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPGo a few inches longer than normal to add weight to the cut, and balance the roundness of your face.
Round Face, Long
Long, barely there layers that hit at the jawline.
WHY IT WORKSSelena Gomez's long, staggered layers are an easy way to make your hair, not your face, seem fuller. A scattering of light layers on the bottom keeps volume away from the sides (where you don?t need it) and focuses it near the ends (where you want it).Try on Selena Gomez's haircut now!
EXPERT TIP The long layers stop curls from ballooning around your cheeks and prevent fine hair from appearing stringy.
Heart Face, Short
A coy pixie that’s clipped evenly on the sides and nape with short layers on top.
WHY IT WORKSHalle Berry’s tousled cut is dynamic enough to cancel out a pronounced jawline, while the choppy layers break up a wide forehead.Try on Halle Berry’s haircut now!
EXPERT TIPCorkscrew curls and cropped hair don’t mix. To avoid a top-heavy effect that will exaggerate your chin, dense strands need to be sliced into.
Heart Face, Medium Length
A collarbone-length crop with sweeping bangs and uniform layers.
WHY IT WORKSReese Witherspoon's shoulder-skimming layers draw your eyes away from the chin area and add balance.Try on Reese Witherspoon's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPThis is perfect for hair that has some body, but not the coarse or curly variety. "You'll get too much volume up top," says Garren.
Heart Face, Long
Long layers with curly sections and full bangs.
WHY IT WORKSHeavy fringe like Taylor Swift's offsets prominent jaws; the gently tapered layers prevent strands from falling flat. "Never pair a defined jaw with a heavy, motionless curtain of hair," says Garren. "The result will be severe."Try on Taylor Swift's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPThis look is easy to pull off, regardless of texture. If your hair is on the fine or sparse side, keep the layers long and concentrated closer to the ends.
Long/Oval Face, Short
An angular bob with short, chin-hugging layers.
WHY IT WORKSKeira Knightley's graphic cut emphasizes her face shape, while the side part adds lift to the choppy layersTry on Keira Knightley's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPSpringy curls need more weight to keep them from getting pouffy, so go an inch or two longer.
Long/Oval Face, Medium Length
A sleek blowout that hits at the shoulder.
WHY IT WORKSGreene's layers may look uniform, but the difference is there. The subtle variations in length keep your strands from lying flat against your head, which has an elongating effect.Try on Ashley Greene’s haircut now!
EXPERT TIPIf your hair is fine, keep uneven pieces around your face so hair looks as full and dense as possible.
Long/Oval Face, Long
Long strands paired with a retro texture and sweeping fringe.
WHY IT WORKSGot down-to-there hair? You've probably had it up to here with stylists wanting to lop it off. No more. Side-swept bangs like Emma Stone's can shorten long faces as effectively as a pert bob. "You're covering the area between your hairline and brow, removing several inches from your face," says Garren.Try on Emma Stone's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPKeep fine hair shoulder-length and flighty bangs centered by blow-drying.
Square Face, Short
A short layered bob with subtle bangs.
WHY IT WORKSCameron Diaz's cut brings the focus higher and puts the emphasis on your cheekbones, rather than your jaw.Try on Cameron Diaz's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPDense strands could puff out at this length, so be sure to tame any frizzy pieces with a quick pass of a flat iron.
Square Face, Medium Length
Light shoulder-length layers all around that start a few inches above the ends with sweeping bangs.
WHY IT WORKSFeathery layers (which can be achieved with a razor) like Olivia Wilde's camouflage a strong chin. "The airy ends prevent the eye from noticing any sharp corners," says Garren. He recommends parting at the side for an asymmetrical effect, which also offsets squareness.Try on Olivia Wilde's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPThe layers pump up any hair type.
Square Face, Long
Collarbone-skimming strands with slight bangs that hit at the cheekbone.
WHY IT WORKSLong locks are flattering, but you want to avoid a "simplistic" look with blunt ends, says Garren. There's nothing ho-hum or harsh about Jessica Simpson's structured ringlets. The airy fringe and light scattering of layers "get rid of angles and soften the entire face, top to bottom," says Garren.Try on Jessica Simpson's haircut now!
EXPERT TIPKeep layers to a minimum if your strands are fine.