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Picking the Most Flattering Hairstyle for Your Big Day

Picking the Most Flattering Hairstyle for Your Big Day

Long gone are the days where brides graced the alter rocking their hair in super slicked back, formal tight updos.  

Brides today are embracing a variety of gorgeous looks that showcase texture and movement on their big day.  Your hairstyle should not only pair with your personal style but also your face shape for the most flattering look. You want to look like the best possible version of yourself on the most important day of your life.

In general, there are five main face shapes and I’ll share what works best for each

Oval

With a longer face, you want to avoid anything with too much length or too sleek

Celebrity examples: Oprah, Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba

Main characteristics: A larger forehead or more pronounced chin.  Oval faces appear to be longer than wider.

Wedding hair tip

With a longer face, you want to avoid anything with too much length or too sleek.  It will only emphasize a longer face. Go for a look that will give you lots of height like a high ponytail or half up and half down which will both accentuate your pretty facial structure. Another super flattering option would be soft beachy waves.  The key with an oval face is to add with around the face to make it appear more rounded.

Square

With square faces, it is important to add softness

Celebrity examples: Olivia Wilde, Rihanna, Demi Moore

Main characteristics: Your face is very equal in regards to width and length. Your jawline is strong, powerful and square in appearance.

Wedding hair tip

With square faces, it is important to add softness. Add waves, curls and texture with a sultry side part for a feminine touch. Wide headbands are also a wonderful way to create a round line and add balance.  Avoid any kind of tight pulled back updo which will draw attention to a wider jawline.

Round

Celebrity examples:  Mila Kunis, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lawrence

The key with a round face is adding texture and bounce

Main characteristics:  A round face is just a square face but with softer angles.  The sides of your facial curve are slightly outward instead of being so straight.  Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face.

Wedding hair tip

The key with a round face is adding texture and bounce to make the face appear slimmer. I recommend sporting your hair down with hair framing the face like a low pulled back bun with several strands of wavy pieces in the front or super long curls or wavy hair to help elongate your face. Avoid sleek and straight looks.

Diamond

Celebrity examples: Tyra Banks, Brandy, Ashley Greene

Main characteristics: A combination of a heart and square shape, your face is widest at your cheekbones. A diamond-shaped face is widest in the cheekbone area with the forehead and jawline still being the same length, but much narrower than your cheeks.

Wedding hair tip

Stick with wearing your hair down. This will assist with creating softness around your jaw area.  A heavy tease will create height at the sides to accentuate those gorgeous cheekbones. I’m a big fan of a retro look with full, voluminous curls (so sophisticated) for the diamond shape.  

Heart

A straight and sleek blow out will always look very chic

Celebrity examples: Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Eva Longoria

Main characteristics: Heart shaped faces are long with pointed jaw lines with the chin being the smallest point of your face.  If you’ve got a heart-shaped face, you’re very lucky! They’re commonly considered to be one of the easiest face shapes to work with since they’re pretty flattering and flexible with most looks.

Wedding hair tip

A stunning headpiece will draw to your eyes and cheekbones when positioned right above your ear. Use crystal barrette, sparkly headband or even a flower. A straight and sleek blow out will always look very chic and beautiful!

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Crystal Frehner is a celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hottie Hair Salon & Extensions in Las Vegas, Nev.  Beauty enthusiasts desiring thicker and longer hair can shop Hottie Hair’s online retail store for all their high-quality extension needs (including Russian Virgin Remy hair options) which features a wide variety of color and length selections in clip-ins, halo, tape-ins, weft hair, i-tip and more.

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