How to Choose a Hairstyle for a Rectangular Face

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If you're considering a new hairdo, it's important to choose one that is appropriate for the shape of your face. If your face is longer than it is wide, you have a rectangular face. Follow these steps to learn to choose a hairstyle that will complement that shape and have you looking your best.


  1. Look at hairstyles worn by other people with rectangular faces. Even if you already have ideas for your haircut, you want to make sure it fits your face before you make a salon appointment. Gwyneth Paltrow and Kirstie Alley are two examples of women with rectangular faces.

  2. Search for a haircut that will balance your face. In order to frame your features, consider bangs and/or layers. This can help slim your face.

  3. Choose a style that uses as side part rather than one in the center. Parting your hair down the middle will exaggerate the length of your face.

  4. Select a medium-length hairstyle. Avoid very short cuts, as well as very long styles. Shoulder-length is your best option.

  5. Whatever hairstyle you select, make sure you will be able to style it on your own. Overly complicated styles tend to be difficult to duplicate, and can therefore be quite unattractive once your hairdresser is not available.



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