Autumn is a transitional season, when most of us start craving a change, especially when it comes to our hairstyles.
This month, we asked Toronto-based Donato Salon + Spa’s senior stylist Raquel to give FAJO readers some advice on what hairstyles would work best depending on your face shape. Here is what she told us!
How does one determine their face shape?
There are five main face shapes, each with their own defining features.
Heart: forehead is the widest part of face, tapering down to a narrower jaw.
Diamond: pointy chin, narrow forehead with wide cheekbones.
Square: length is the same as the width of the face with a square jaw.
Long: face is longer than the width; forehead, cheekbones and jaw are equal in width.
Oval: face is longer than the width; cheekbones are the widest point with a rounded jaw.
For each face shape, can you provide an example of a celebrity who has that face shape?
Round: Chrissy Teigen
Long: Alexa Chung
Heart: Scarlett Johansson
Square: Olivia Wilde
Diamond: Vanessa Hudgens
Oval: Katy Perry
How do the different hairstyles differ depending on a person’s face shape?
A haircut can be customized to highlight your best features or hide the worst. You can choose to expose certain areas of the face or hide them to create the ideal face shape, which is oval.
Please recommend 1 trendy hairstyle per face shape.
Round: lob with seamless layers
Long: square bob with blunt fringe
Heart: long, textured hair with front fringe and dropped edges
Square: a mid-length bob with a centre part and layers below jaw
Diamond: past shoulders, one length
Oval: soft, textured pixie
And remember: learning what your face shape is can be very beneficial to finding the perfect cut, or changing from an old cut to a new one!