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    Hair Layers and Face Shapes

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    Hair Layers For Common Face Shapes

    “Hair Layers and
    Face Shapes”
    Most every haircut has layers these days. But if you’re thinking of trying some on—or changing the type of hair layers you’ve been wearing—you need to consider your face shape. Michael White, head hairdresser on the ABC hit Brothers & Sisters, offers these tips:

    • HAIR LAYERS FOR NARROW FACE SHAPES: “It’s important to create movement that will open it up, something you can do with texturizing along the cheekbones. Hair layers should start at brow level and work their way down.”
    • HAIR LAYERS FOR ROUND FACE SHAPE: ‘The jawline is a good guide for breaking up says DuBose. “If you’ve got hair that’s medium to long, start the hair layers the chin or jaw line and work down to the collar. If your hair is short, ask your hairdresser to layer it from the brow to the jaw line.”
    • HAIR LAYERS FOR SQUARE FACE SHAPE: Softening the jaw is key. ‘Wispy hair layers that begin at the cheek or just below it are perfect for playing down a strong jaw.” For more see my article Hair Styles for a Square Face.

    Article courtesy of Harris Publications

    For more ideas about face shapes and hairstyles check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Face Shape Board..


    1. Hi Gina,

      We’re so happy to hear that you found the article very helpful! Want to learn more? Check out the great blog Layered Hair: Which Layered Hairstyle Can You Wear? to discover more insider tips.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Michelle Skye — June 13, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    2. This was very helpful trying 2 find a new cut that won’t mess up the layers I already have

      Comment by gina dunlap — June 3, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    3. hair layers i lyk the jon frieda 1 but will the product change my natural hair colour or will it make it shine??

      Comment by nahima — August 4, 2009 @ 8:50 am

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