Cut your hair to match your face shape

I’d love a dollar for every time I’ve heard,,, “I have curly hair and I wish it were straight!” Or, “I have straight hair and wish it were curly!” And, “Does this hair cut work with my face shape?”

The good news is you have more options than you think. By adjusting and tweaking the shape of the hair cut you will be amazed by how you can make it work for your face type.

I’m not one to say that certain hair cuts have to go with certain face shapes. But here are a few tips and examples to point you in the right direction.

Tips and Types to consider:

Christina Ricci–Gives it that chic line… works for her round face.

Round Shape

We have seen so many bobs lately. They are a great way to balance out the roundness of the face. It’s important that the hair hit the jaw line or just below because it will strengthen the line. The other option is to leave a little bit of length at the nape and add some layers so it kicks out and adds softness.

Reese Witherspoon – Full bangs look great!

Heart Shape

What you want to do is avoid tapering the hair at the nape. It will accentuate the narrowness of the face. The objective is to create a little bit of fullness towards the ends. This works for all hair lengths. Also, adding fuller bangs will balance out the heart shape.

Sandra Bullock(square shape) – the layered texture and sweeping bangs soften it out.

Square Shape

Creating movement through layers and sweeping bangs will take away the severity of the head shape. Especially around the cheekbones and forehead.

Jessica Biel (oval shape) – The layers blend perfectly with the length.

Oval Shape

You are the lucky one… pretty much anything goes. However, on long hair be cautious not to layer the hair too short because it will elongate the face too much.

I try to encourage bringing out the eyes and the cheekbones and not having the silhouettes too severe. But as I have previously mentioned, before we get to face shapes the most important thing is the Feel Good Factor. Something that makes you feel confident, comfortable and sexy. But you know what the beauty is? it grows back. Take a chance and go for it.

Rodney Cutler cuts Rachael’s hair at his salon in NYC called Cutler Salon. Got a question for Rodney? Ask it here. Want to stop by the salon for a cut? Check out their website for info. You can also buy a full line of Cutler products from

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