By Julie RicevutoAna Escalante, and Danielle Sinay

Going into the hair salon without a specific look in mind can be a nerve-racking, and finding the best hairstyles for your face shape takes some work. Although you can wear any shape or style you choose, some stylists agree some cuts make for more flattering hairstyles than others, serving to emphasize your natural features (or bring out others if you aren’t the biggest fan of your face shape). Sometimes a fool-proof, safe cut that you know will work is the best way to go.

If you’re unsure about where to start, you’re in the right place. Glamour caught up with some of Hollywood’s top hairstylists to get their advice on how to choose hairstyle for all the different face shapes, whether you have a square, oval, round, or heart-shaped face. From long bobs to textured shags to sideswept pixies, you’re sure to find something for you (and your face shape). Read on for their pro advice and inspo photos to take into the salon for your next visit.

Best Haircut for Round Faces: Sideswept Pixie

“Round faces tend to have wider cheeks and a rounded chin,” says Jennifer Korab, celebrity stylist and and colorist and owner of Renaissance Salon & Spa. “To create the illusion of a longer, more oval-shaped face, it’s best to opt for hairstyles with height and volume on top, such as sideswept bangs or a layered pixie cut.” Or you can combine the two and opt for a sideswept pixie, like Michelle Williams’s.

Best Haircut for Round Faces: Voluminous Layers

Michelle Cleveland, master color expert and owner of Hair Addict Salon, defines the round face shape as being similar in length and width throughout the whole face. “Layered haircuts typically are versatile for most face shapes,” she says. “The placement of the layers however, is more specific to each clients face. Voluminous long layers starting around the jawline compliment round faces. Avoid heavy blunt cuts or short layers.”

Best Haircut for Round Faces: Textured Shag

Angular shags have been trending on TikTok over the last few months including the ever-so-layered wolf cut and the bilevel jellyfish cut. If you don’t want to commit all the way, try adding definition to rounder features by opting for a layered shag. “Anywhere you cut a face-framing layer, that’s the area you’ll be drawing attention to,” explains Riawna Capri, celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One Salon.

Best Haircut for Oval Faces: Butterfly Cut

“People with oval face shapes have balanced proportions and can pull off many hairstyles,” says Korab, specifically pointing to long layered haircuts, like the butterfly cut, as a popular choice for the face shape. “Long layers can add movement and volume to any hair type.” See the look in action on Ciara.

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Best Haircut for Oval Faces: The Farrah Fawcett Cut

Go big or go home is what Williams recommends for oval-shaped faces. “If you have layers, fanning them out helps draw the eye outward rather than downward to elongate the jaw,” he notes. “Sometimes people with oval face shapes can feel self-conscious about the lower half of their face, so framing the hair upward and out is the best idea.” Although this look relies more on styling than a haircut, cutting long, shaggy layers to play around with volume helps you channel your inner Farrah even more.

Best Haircut for Oval Faces: Long Bob

Bobs are all the rage right now, and with an outgrown, tousled look, it’s not hard to see why. The chin-length bob and blunt bobs are the haircut of choice for all face shapes, especially oval ones. Dan Williams, expert hairstylist and colorist, recommends a textured bob with waves to play up the features in an oval face: “You’re really going to want to accentuate the texture and pull the hair out a bit to complement someone’s elongated jaw.”

Best Haircut for Heart-Shaped Faces: Middle Part

Not many face shapes can pull off a middle or center part, but according to stylist Edward Tricomi, it’s an ultra-flattering look. “Both long faces and heart-shaped faces work best with a center part,” he says. Thankfully, this hairstyle isn’t one you have to go into the salon for—just part your hair straight down the middle with a small rattail comb and voilà.

Best Haircut for Heart-Shaped Faces: Face-Framing Shag

“I recommend always going on the longer side for heart shaped faces,” says celebrity hairstylist Glenn Ellis, pointing to shags with longer face frames as a prime example. “It elongates the face and really balances it out.”

Best Haircut for Heart-Shaped Faces: Sideswept & Layered

“Heart-shaped faces tend to have a wider forehead and a more pointed chin,” says Korab. “A shoulder-length cut with long layers and sideswept bangs can help balance out these proportions. Soft curls and waves can also help create the illusion of width at the bottom of the face.”

Best Haircut for Heart-Shaped Faces: Flipped Bob

Cleveland defines the heart face as having a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin. “What works best is a bob or lob-length cut that opens up the area around your narrow jawline,” she says. ”Avoid short haircuts that close in the chin, such as a graduated bob.”

Best Haircut for Square Faces: Diamond Cut

Since the square face shape tends to have sharper features, it’s important to create a style that balances them. “A diamond style helps offset a square face,” says stylist Edward Tricomi, referring to Olivia Wilde’s haircut. “A diamond-shaped haircut is longer in the back and shorter in the front, so it provides a great contrast.” Soft waves help, as well. Next time you’re in the chair, ask for softer, face-framing layers that get longer toward the nape of your neck.

Best Haircut for Square Faces: Frame Cut

“Square faces tend to have a strong jawline and wide forehead,” says Korab. “Softening these features with a layered haircut that falls just below the chin can be flattering. Shoulder-length cuts with layers and loose waves can also help soften the face shape.” Cleveland also suggests side parts to offset the squareness, and soft layers to cover the sharper angles. The frame cut, which is a medium-length cut with a deep side part, is the perfect combination of both.

Best Haircut for Rectangle Faces: Curtain Bangs

Outgrown curtain bangs are a way to soften the face and accentuate the strong features in a square face, Williams explains. The strong cheekbones and jaw in a square-shaped face can be a big insecurity for some, so having sideswept, wispy curtain bangs is the way to go. Once you commit to bangs, though, don’t forget styling them can be a bit time-consuming. Buy some Velcro rollers or a heat-styling brush for added volume.

Best Haircut for Rectangle Faces: French Bob

“I recommend shoulder length or shorter,” Ellis says of the rectangle face shape, suggesting a lob (long bob) or even a shorter French bob with blunt bangs. “People who have squarer faces tend to be recommended shorter cuts since longer ones can accentuate the length rather than complement it.”

Best Haircut for Diamond Faces: Soft Layers

“The diamond face shape typically features wide cheekbones, a narrower forehead and jawline, and a pointed chin,” says Korab. “There are several haircut options that can flatter the face shape. Adding soft layersto long hair can help balance out the width of the cheekbones and create a more proportional look. Layers can be added throughout the length of the hair, or specifically around the face.”

Best Haircut for Diamond Faces: Shaggy Lob

Ellis is a fan of lobs and shags with face-framing layers for diamond-shaped faces, so the shaggy lob is the ultimate combination of the two. “Soft layers to long hair can help balance out the width of the cheekbones and create a more proportional look,” he says. “Layers can be added throughout the length of the hair, or specifically around the face.”

Best Haircut for Diamond Faces: Lots of Length

Ellis also recommends diamond-shaped faces sport lots of length since it elongates the face. “The classic long layered look is a great staple,” he says. A perfect example of someone with a diamond face and long hair is Anya Taylor-Joy.

Best Haircut for Large Foreheads: Any Form of Bangs

The best hairstyles for your face shape isn’t limited to an overhaul of your current style—sometimes a slight chop works: “If you have a large forehead, bangs are a very flattering and feminine choice,” says Frederic Fekkai, celebrity hairstylist. “Of course, your hair thickness and texture should be considered first.” Bangs can be hard to achieve for women with thick or very curly hair, so if that’s the case for you, try a style with shorter layers at about chin-length instead or play up your texture and style your bangs with some waves and texture like Rihanna’s.

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