Maybe you often go to the hair salon to get your hair done, and you are used to the hair stylist helping you design beautiful hairstyles. Maybe you wear wigs a lot and choose stylish hairstyles that are already designed. But occasionally you may not have time to go to the salon or want to restyle your wig, but don't know where to start. So let's start by parting the hair according to the shape of the face. This post will tell you how to part your hair according to different face shapes and help you find the perfect hairline position.

1. How to Determine Your Face Shape?

In addition to makeup can shape the outline, the appropriate hair part can also highlight your facial contours and add points to your face shape. A determining factor in determining your face shape is whether your face is longer or wider. If you want more precise results, you can use a flexible measuring tape or string to measure.

Use a tape measure to measure the width of the forehead, the width of the cheekbones, the width of the chin, and the length of the face. The width of the forehead can be measured across the forehead. Starting from the leftmost side of the cheekbone, measure the distance from the leftmost side to the rightmost side of the entire face, which is the width of the cheekbone. Chin width is measured from the bottom of the chin just below the ear, from the edge of the chin to the middle of the chin. The length from the top of the hairline to the chin is the length of the face. Then record the measurement results. If your face is 1.5 times longer than it is wide, you have an oval face. If the width of your cheekbones is about the same size as the length of your face and is larger than your forehead and chin, then you have a round face. Heart-shaped faces have the widest cheekbones, and the forehead and chin are almost the same widths. A face is long if its length is much greater than its width. A diamond-shaped face has a broad forehead, narrow jaw, and prominent cheekbones. If all your measurements are very close together, then you have a square face. Based on the measurements and your facial features, it can help determine the shape of your face and determine the best way to part your hair.

2. How to Part Your Hair for Each Face Shape?

2.1 Round Face: Middle or Deep Side Part

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If you have a round face, the ideal parting line is in the middle of a deep side part, both of which give the illusion of elongating the face and create a sense of symmetry in your facial features. If you have short hair on your face, this can make your face look particularly thin. Selena Gomez once designed the hair in the middle and raised the volume to highlight her middle part, bringing out delicate facial features.

2.2 Square Face: Side Part with Bangs

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People with square faces are suitable to part their hair on one side. Adding bangs can better modify the face shape and add softness to the square face.The soft bangs can not only offset the sloping jawline but also reduce the prominence brought by the edges and corners of the square face, making the overall visual effect softer. The suitable side part is flattering but not too much, adding to the charm of the square face.

2.3 Oval Face: Any Part

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If you have an oval face, you are in luck, because the oval face is the most ideal face shape, whether it is a deep side, a middle part, or a slight side part, it is suitable for an oval face. Ladies with an oval face are easy to do with any hairstyle, can control almost any part, and look perfect no matter how you part your hair.

2.4 Heart Face: Deep Side Part

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If you have a heart-shaped face, your jawline will look sharp. A deep side part blunts your jawline, softens your cheekbones, and softens facial contours. Heart-shaped faces are unique, so you can show them off as much as possible.

2.5 Oblong Face: Middle Part or Bangs

oblong face

A oblong face is perfect for middle-parted hair. Bangs are also very suitable for this face shape because bangs can cover part of the forehead and help shorten the face length. An oblong face can be rounded out with bangs or mid-length hair.

2.6 Diamond Face: Side Part, No Bangs

diamond face

For a diamond-shaped face, it is suitable to use a side part and keep away from the bangs. Women with diamond-shaped faces tend to have smaller foreheads, with side parts that complement their strong cheekbones and bone structure. Ladies with diamond-shaped faces are also suitable for short-side parted hairstyles. You can lift and curl one side of the hair to add volume at the roots for a playful and effortlessly chic look.


If you want to try a new hairstyle, first you figure out your face shape, and then you can best distribute your hair at home according to your face shape. The methods in this article are for your reference, and I hope you can easily design the most suitable hairstyle.