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A haircut that accentuates your favorite facial features is a game-changer. Instead of fixating on what you don’t like, try highlighting what do you like. Maybe it’s your cheekbones or your eyes — with the right haircut for women, you can effortlessly flaunt them every day. Here are some styles to try on your next salon visit. 

Draw Attention to Your Eyes with Bangs

On the fringe: actress Dakota Johnson’s wispy bangs accentuate her eyes. (Credit: instagram/dakota.johnson._)

We hear cautionary tales about getting bangs, and they keep us from seeing their true potential — bangs serve a bigger purpose. Sure, they could be used to curtain tall foreheads or frame wider faces, but a certain style also highlights expressive eyes. Consider getting fringes that are cut straight along the brow line to draw attention to your eyes. If full bangs a la actress Zooey Deschanel are too intense for you, try actress Dakota Johnson’s soft, feminine fringes. If you want an even more subtle one, go for a side-swept style.

Since bangs require lots of maintenance, use a shampoo that makes your hair manageable and tames frizz. Sunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Shampoo has Straight Lock Technology that keeps hair straight as it dries, so your bangs look beautifully blow-dried with minimal effort.

Highlight Your Cheekbones with Layers

Frame it: model Kendall Jenner’s long, face-framing layers accentuate her bone structure. (Credit: instagram/kendalljenner)

There are three ways to get high cheekbones: be born with them, contour them into perfection, and use face-framing layers to highlight the fabulous cheekbones you already have. Long hair with layers or waves that hit right at the cheekbones will help highlight them. Model Kendall Jenner’s long layers are styled to softly touch the face, creating a flattering silhouette. You could also get a bob with side-swept bangs or a pixie cut with a longer front and tapered or undercut sides. 

For soft waves that are high in shine, use Cream Silk Organic Powerfusion Rich Lustre Ultra Conditioner. Formulated with cinnamon cassia leaf oil, sunflower seed oil, shea butter balm, and sweet almond nut oil, it repairs damage, strengthens hair, and boosts shine.

Emphasize Your Facial Feature with Clean Style

Stand-out pout: actress Ana de Armas’ red-carpet hairstyle draws attention to her red lip. (Credit: instagram/ana_d_armas)

Wearing your hair away from your face has its advantages. It may help your skin stay clear by keeping dirt and oil that’s stuck to your hair at bay. It could also accentuate your favorite facial features, such as your lips. Actress Ana de Armas likes to wear her hair pulled back or slicked back — both sophisticated options that open the face up and draw attention to the lips. It may be intimidating at first, but this style brings out the beauty in all face shapes.

Achieving this style requires product and the use of heating tools. Prevent damage and nourish frequently styled hair with Sunsilk Damage Reconstruction Shampoo, which revives damaged, brittle hair from the first wash.

If you’re looking for a haircut for women that emphasizes your favorite features, try the options above.