Oval faces tend to be symmetrical, with the jaw being only slightly wider than the temples.
FRINGE: If you’re lucky to have an oval face, you can get away with most kinds of bangs and really experiment. Just make sure you keep them in good condition. With all the options open to you, airy fringes will complement your face shape more. A heavy bang may appear too bulky – if you have them thinned a little, you’ll have the option to style them to the side as well.
When opting for a style or cut, use your face shape as a guide. A fringe can work wonders for enhancing your best features and bone structure. We help you choose the bang that’s perfect for you.
A square face tends to have a prominent jaw and a very defined bone structure.
FRINGE: Square faces can look quite severe with certain types of bangs, so avoid any type of blunt-cut bangs because these will make your face look harsh. Try to stick with feathery, longer side-bangs to help soften your features. Bangs that go just below the brows, almost touching your lashes with a tapered effect, bring a softness to the strong square shape.
The density should be feathery, letting your forehead peek through.
A round face is characterised by a short forehead, with the temple often the same width as the jaw. Those with round faces tend to look more youthful.
FRINGE: If you have a round face, try to choose longer, feathery side-bangs, keeping these tucked to the side of your face. These will appear to slim your face and reduce the emphasis on your cheeks. An incorrect fringe can make your face look fuller. Rather give the fringe an arch to accentuate the feminine characteristics of your face. Your bangs should be graphic and curved. Keep them thick for a more dramatic feel.
The face goes narrower towards the chin, the forehead is pronounced and the chin is thin.
FRINGE: Brow-grazing fringes are a great look on heart-shaped faces. Skimming the eyes with a straight fringe will detract attention from the point of the chin and hide a larger forehead, while bringing out your eyes. Side-swept fringes can soften and balance the facial structure, while drawing attention to the eyes. The stylist needs to layer and feather the bang, making the short hair strands stop right at the arch of your brow and the longest stretch further down to the corners of your outer eyes.