How to part your hair to flatter your face shape

/ 06.25.2014
Left, right, middle... gotta part your hair somewhere!
Left, right, middle... gotta part your hair somewhere!
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Changing the way you part your hair can alter your whole hairstyle looks and consequently the way it makes your face look, too. It's basically the easiest way to get a new 'do with little more than a tail comb and some Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. Many women figure out where there natural part is and stick with it for years but if you want to switch things up a bit, it's worth investigating the different options you have to give you the most flattering look for your face shape.


With prominent lines, a deep side part will help to soften the appearance of the forehead and jaw with square faces. Parted above the arch of your eyebrow, the hair that falls over your face will diminish harsh angles.


Oval face shapes are generally the most versatile. Whether it's the cut, bangs or the location of the part, they can basically get away with anything they like. If your face falls into this category, you could change your part every day of the week should you so desire; side, center, zig-zag... the possibilities are endless!


With wider cheeks, a heart-shaped face looks great with a middle part if the hair is long as this helps to balance out the proportions. With shorter cuts or styles with a lot of layers framing the face, a side part will make the face appear thinner by covering a larger part of the forehead.


For round faces, a deep side part will allow you to showcase your favorite side. Experiment to see which side looks and feels best and go with it! The extra curtain of hair will help to make the face appear a little longer and thinner, again helping to balance things out.

These rules apply to styles with or without bangs but they aren't set in stone. In fact, taking the time to try a few different parts can really help you decide what you like best if you aren't too sure about where your part should be.

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