The Best Spring Cuts For Your Face Shape

Spring is a great time to break out of your hair rut and try out a bouncy new cut. Caile Noble, master stylist for Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Los Angeles, says it’s easy to get a fresh style without making drastic changes. “The most commonly asked thing is can we add more layers to create additional movement,” he says, “or some bangs to create a new look without losing all the length.” Before you go chopping off all your hair, consider what style would be the most flattering for your face shape. Noble and stylist Jeff Chastain give us their take.

Heart-Shaped: Long Bob with Layers

VB Noble says, “You're in luck: most cuts and styles look good on this face shape. The only thing you want to watch out for is bangs. If you have a low hairline then bangs may not be the best for you.” Lucky you, indeed! Victoria Beckham’s latest cut is the perfect option for spring. As Noble says, “By removing more weight in the hair with more aggressive layering, it creates a lot more movement, allowing the style to have a more playful feel without losing that length.”

Round: Asymmetrical Cuts

KD According to Noble, these face shapes should “stay away from round cuts that are over layered in the front. This will only make your face appear rounder.” Instead, try an asymmetrical cut like Kirsten Dunst’s. Chastain says, “Generally, if the back of hair is cut slightly shorter than front, it will look more flattering. That will give height at the crown and pull up cheekbones. An off-center part and heavy side-swept bangs will also define the face and carve out cheekbones.”

Long: Side-Swept Bangs

JG Chastain advises to stay away from center parts, which can emphasize the length of your face. Instead, “Try long bangs, lip length, and a steep side part. It will cut inches off your forehead and pull the chin up a little more. Even if you don’t have bangs, pulling hair to the side will create the same bang effect.” Jennifer Garner’s long side-swept bangs perfectly accentuate her great cheekbones while shortening her face.

Before you head to the salon, make sure you watch our video, 5 Stylist Tips For Your Next Hair Cut, with Jeff Chastain.

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