At some point in time during your life, you will ask yourself, “what face shape do I have”. Even though you probably look at yourself in the mirror many times a day. You probably have never thought about what shape your face is. Truth be told, you’re probably more concerned about other things such as: how your hair looks, if you have any new breakouts, if you have anything on your face, shaving and grooming, or if you have anything in your teeth.
So why is it important to identify your face shape? Knowing your face shape can help you choose a hairstyles that best fits your face.
There are about 7 different types of common face shapes. The following is a great chart to help you identify yours:
So how can you determine your face shape? One great way to help you find out which face shape you have is by taking a dry erase marker and tracing the outline of your face (not including ears) in front of your mirror. If you don’t have a dry erase marker, you could use a bar of soap, lipstick, or anything else that leaves a mark, but won’t ruin or damage your mirror.
Square – Attributed to having strong sculpted jawline. Pretty much all hairstyles look good with square face, long or short. This shape make you appear very masculine. Some famous celebrities that have a square face shape are Brad Pitt, David Beckham, James Corden, and Nick Lachey.
Round – Your jawline is rounded and your face height is short. Typically seen on overweight people, because their jawline is softened by excess fat. Some examples of celebrities with round face shapes are Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, and Jonah Hill.
Triangular – Similar to a square shape, but instead of a square chin, it’s pointed like the end of a triangle. Good examples of a famous celebrities with a triangular face shapes are Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
Oblong – Unlike the chart above, you can have an oblong face if you have a square, round, or triangular jawline. If you do, you should note that it’s probably the worst face shape for long (shoulder length) hairstyles, because it makes you face appear longer. One way to make your face look a little less oblong is by growing out bangs to cover up some of your forehead. You could also experiment with growing out facial hair like a beard. A good example of celebrity with an oblong face shape is Russell Brand.
Oval – Similar to a round face shape except that you of have narrower cheekbones, and a tapering jawline. Some famous celebrities that have an oval face shape are Barry Watson and Jude Law.
Diamond – Your cheekbones appear wider than your forehead and chin. A perfect example of a famous celebrity with a diamond face shape is Shaun White.
Heart – Broad forehead and small chin. Many women posses this shape so it’s considered by most to be feminine. A celebrity with a heart shaped face is Nick Jonas.
Still not sure what shape your mug is? Don’t worry it’s not uncommon for you to fall into more than one face shape category. I hope you found this article helpful. If you have long hair, or you’re thinking about growing out your hair check out our article titled Face Shapes and Long Hairstyles for Men.