So you’ve finally decided that you want to try a wig, but with a vast array of options, where do you start? You’re walking down the street and see a great hairstyle on another woman and wonder how it would look on you. The most important tip is to pick a wig that works with the shape of your face and here’s a primer to help you:
The most common face shape. The length of your face is about 1.5x the width. Your forehead, cheekbones, jaw line and chin are proportionately balanced - slightly narrower at the jawline than at the temples, gently rounded hairline.
Inspiration: Beyonce, Megan Fox, Eva Mendes
Best Choice: You can wear almost any wig, but try styles that are off your face to accentuate your face’s shape.
Avoid: Styles with heavy bangs or too much forward direction as this adds weight to your face.
Your face is twice as wide as it is long with the widest point at the cheeks and ears, also with a round chin and round hairline.
Inspiration: Selena Gomez, Jennifer Hudson
Choose: Styles that add fullness and height at the crown; off center parts; styles with layers at the top for fullness; try short, layered wigs or ones with wispy diagonal bangs
Avoid: width and volume at the sides; heavy bangs; chin length hair with a rounded line that makes your face look too round.
Your face is about as wide as it is long, with a strong, square jaw line and hair line.
Inspiration: Taraji P. Henson, Sandra Bullock
Choose: Short to medium length styles, especially with wave or roundness around the face; try wispy bangs, off-center parts, styles with layers and wispy looks to soften the jaw; styles with curl or wave to balance your straight, symmetrical features
Avoid: Center parts, straight bangs with linear lines; straight bobs that end at the jaw line.
You have a wide forehead, eye and cheekbone area with a pointed chin.
Inspiration: Rihanna, Ciara, Madonna
Choose: Chin length or longer styles, side parted sytles, swept forward around the upper face, gently wispy bangs; styles that keeps hair close to the head at the eyes and slightly full around the jaw; most flattering hairstyle is a pageboy type as well as subtle layers.
Avoid: Short hair and choppy layers
A cross between an oval and a heart, you have a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. Your forehead and jaw line are about the same width.
Inspiration: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Pink
Choose: Almost all styles works well with your balanced shape face. Try a variety of styles! Bob hairstyles; styles with fringe or bangs to cover your narrow forehead are just a few options.
Avoid: Volume at the sides along the cheek line.
Your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line are all narrow, therefore, your face is longer than it is wide, usually with a long, thin neck.
Inspiration: Iman, Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker
Choose: Styles that are short or medium length; styles with layers to add softness to the face; side part, wispy bangs and styles with fullness at the sides with soft curls and waves.
Avoid: Long styles, center parts, one length cuts and styles with short layers that add too much height to crown areas.
Your face is narrow at the forehead and widest at the jaw with a round chin.
Inspiration: Halle Berry, Kelly Osbourne
Choose: Styles that draw attention to the upper part of your face, creates width at the forehead and temples; hair styled close to the head on the sides and nape of neck.
Avoid: Full long styles that emphasizes the jawline.
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