Celebrity Hairstylists Tell Us How to Find the Perfect Part for Your Face Shape
Now that you’ve figured out your face shape, it’s time to put that knowledge to good use. We spoke with celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler (she’s responsible for Olivia Munn’s perfectly chopped locks) and celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean about their advice for finding the most flattering part for the shape of your face. Think side-parted hairstyles and more. Turns out a simple update to your part can elongate your features, bring out your cheekbones, soften sharp angles, and more. We’re reaching for our combs as we type. Read on for the best part for your face shape.
Face Shape: Round
Part: Middle or Deep Side Part
If your face shape is round, part your hair down the middle or with a deep side part. “If you have a round shape, the ideal part line is down the middle or a deep side part,” Fowler says. “Both of these parts will give the illusion of length and create symmetry around your face.”
Face Shape: Square
Part: Side Part With Bangs
Face Shape: Oval
Part: Any Part
Oval-faced ladies can pull off pretty much any part. Fowler says the most “ideal” face shape for any part is the oval-shaped face.
This is the easiest of face shapes to style for, as Dean recommends playing with your part: “Deep side, middle, sideswept all generally work well with an oval face shape.”
Face Shape: Heart
Part: Deep Side Part
“A deep side part will brush softly against your face and give this illusion,” says Dean. If your hair naturally parts down the middle, create a side part by parting your hair while it is wet, then applying a gel to hold the new part in place. Then, use a fine-toothed comb to direct your hair in the new direction as you blow dry.
However, Dean says to experiment with a middle part and play around with layers to help enhance your features, like Reese Witherspoon’s layered lob. “Also try a half-up, half-down look to emphasize the eyes and shape of your face. Heart-shaped faces are unique, so show them off as much as you can,” says Dean.
Face Shape: Diamond
Part: Side Part, No Bangs
Face Shape: Oblong
Part: Middle Part or Bangs
Is there a hair part you particularly love? Next, find out what your part says about your personality.