Fashion & Beauty | Love the Hair!

Frame your face with the proper style.

Whether you’re considering something classic or edgy, choosing a hairstyle that flatters your face will complement you from all angles as you walk down the aisle.

Not sure of your face shape? “Pull all the hair away from your face so that all you see is the total face and the shape should come out at you,” says Rebecca Hayes-Barry, educational director at Michael Christopher in Wilmington.

An oval face is the ideal, so virtually any hairstyle will complement it, says Ximena Leon, bridal stylist at Made Ya Look! Salon & Day Spa in Rehoboth Beach.

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Lengthen a round face with styles that add height to the crown and frame the face with wisps of hair. “You don’t want to go with anything wide because that’s going to make your face look rounder,” says Hayes-Barry.

Styles that feature side-swept bangs can shorten the appearance of a long rectangular face. Avoid anything that adds height or is too severe, advises Leon.

The heart-shaped face needs definition at the jaw line and width in the narrow eye area. A chin-length bob is a good choice, says Hayes-Barry.
If your face is square and angular, you’ll want a style that softens the corners. Wispy bangs that sweep across the forehead toward the corner of an eye can achieve this effect, says Leon.

The inverted triangle needs a style that minimizes the wide forehead while adding volume and width to the jaw area, says Hayes-Barry. She recommends a style that does the opposite for the triangular or pear-shaped face.

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