When it comes to finding the perfect wedding-day hairstyle, face shape matters! You’ve probably noticed that some hairstyles look awesome on one person but not another, and it’s most likely because of the symmetry and proportions in response to different face shapes. If you’re not sure what bridal hairstyles might work best for you, here is a simple guide to get you started based on the five basic face shapes.
Tips: Give height to help lengthen the face, break up the roundness to flatter the shape.
Try: Side-swept long fringe, loosely down, side-swept curls, classic topknot, half-up-half-down
Credits (left to right from the top): KT Merry / Tec Petaja / E’lstile / Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design (photo by Ether & Smith)
Tips: Add width to break up the legnth
Try: blunt fringe, polished ponytail, loose waves, off-center part
Credits (left to right from the top): E’lstile / Hair & Make-Up by Steph (photo by Ciara Richardson) / Feather & Twine / Jana Williams
Tips: Add texture, waves and curls to add femininity and softness, balance out the angles
Try: fringe that grows longer at the sides, low ponytail, pin one side of your hair up behind your ear
Credits (left to right from the top): Angga Permana Photo / Rebecca Yale Photography / We Are The Parsons / Brides & Hairpins / Mango Studios / Perry Vaile Photography
Tips: Accentuate cheekbones, add width to a narrow jaw
Try: Side-parted waves, messy side bun, side part with braids, textured bob
Credits (left to right from the top): Erin and Ray Photography / Hair and Makeup by Steph / Krista A. Jones Photography / Tec Petaja