The Layered Haircut: Different Styles for Every Face Shape
Round, oval, square, or heart-shaped--find out what layered haircut is best suited for your face!
Lusting for a layered haircut a la Jennifer Aniston or Lucy Hale? Go for it! The good news is that there is a layered cut that will flatter any face shape, which is something to consider when getting a haircut. Adding layers to hair, whether it’s long or short, choppy or wispy, adds dimension and frames the face. Plus, It’s a great way to try something new and get a fresh look without sacrificing length.
Or, if you’re going shorter, layers are also a great way to make sure that your shorter ‘do suits your face shape. Here are different layered hair styles you can choose from, and some hair care tips to go with each one.
Long, Face-Framing Layers for an Oval Shape
Remember “The Rachel”? Jennifer Aniston’s haircut, which rose to fame at the height of sitcom Friends, looked so good on the actress that it was named after her character in the show. This haircut is perfectly suited for oval shapes, where the face is typically longer with the forehead as the widest part. This cut works best on thick or wavy hair, although it is versatile enough to work on most hair types.
If you’re going for this cut, try incorporating TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Boost Hold Hairspray into your hair care routine. It gives hair a brushable, voluminous and boosted style that lasts up to 24 hours. It also leaves a natural, flexible hold that moves as you do.
Textured Pixie Cut for a Square Shape
Don’t be intimidated — you don’t need Zoë Kravitz’s amazing bone structure to rock a pixie. If you’ve always wanted a short, cool ‘do and your face is square shaped, go all out with a choppy pixie cut. Square faces are similar to round faces, which are also equal in width and length, but the square face will have a pronounced, wide, and angular jawline. This cut hugs the face and softens the corners of your jaw. It’s a youthful look that will show off the beautiful angles of your face while balancing your strong features with delicate textures.
TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray gives hair a light, invisible hold. It’s also fast-drying and humidity-resistant, so you can rest-assured that your textured pixie won’t fall flat until it’s time for bed.
Long, Romantic Layers for a Round Face
A round face is usually symmetrical, with a rounded jaw and chin, and very soft facial features. While it may seem like having a round face with minimal to no natural contouring isn’t great, it actually is a blessing because round faces have so many options when it comes to layers and styles. This long, carefree style from Chrissy Teigen works best with thick and wavy hair that can really hold a lot of volume. For long, thick locks, use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner to tame frizz and keep those luscious layers soft and smooth.
A Wispy, Textured Bob for a Heart Shaped Face
A heart-shaped face is usually wider on the forehead and narrower along the jaw, with a prominently pointed chin. If you have a heart-shaped face, layer your hair away from it instead of hugging it. These layers will give the illusion of width along the jaw and balance out the shape of the face. Get choppy layers for movement and dimension, plus, they’re just cool!
To boost this textured cut, use Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Conditioner, which are formulated to enhance volume from the roots. It’s a nourishing, moisturizing blend that gently purifies without stripping hair of moisture.
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