Many women have round faces -- and, as the celebs below show, that doesn't mean they're fat! If you're one of those girls, what are the best hairstyles for you? Get some tips -- featuring advice from hair expert Karen Shelton of HairBoutique.com -- here!
Before we even discuss some great styles for round face shapes, you need to know how to determine the shape of your face.
Here is one way to figure out your face shape:
To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure or ruler. Take (and write down) the following:
There are lots of other ways women have used to figure out this shape -- from outlining the face on a mirror with lipstick to draping it with a towel and asking others to help figure out the structure.
You can try any of these tips or use the steps outlined above. Whatever your method, do remember that this is more about art than science! (And the fact that nobody really has a round-as-a-basketball head.)
But whether your face is considered round in the beauty and style realm -- or maybe is more oval or oblong -- you still have the same goal: to find the most flattering hairstyle possible.
If you have a round face, your face will be about as wide as it is long. This may vary a little where your face is not quite as wide as it is long, but usually pretty close.
If you have a round face, you will have fullness at and below your cheekbones. People with round faces also tend to have wide hairlines, less-pronounced chins, and their necks often seem short.
Below are the most common face shapes besides round. Most people will fit into one of the major categories, which also include:
There really is no one "perfect" hairstyle for a round-shaped face, as many things factor into the total equation. For example, the length of your hair, its texture and weight, your age and lifestyle requirements all play a part in what is ultimately the best.
There are good general guidelines that you can follow, but the best solution is to find a style that works best for you and all your beauty needs.
If your face is round, the best hairstyles generally include:
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