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Which Face Shapes Look Good With Short Hair

If you’ve been wearing a long or medium-length hairstyle all your life and feel as if the time has come for a change, don’t rush to the salon.

Sometimes rash hairstyle decisions can do more harm than good. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you have to consider the face type before going for any new hairstyle.

Whatever looks great on one person (especially if it’s a celebrity on a magazine cover) might look completely different on you!

face shape for women with short hair


Different Face Shapes & Hair Styling

face shape types for women

About 50% of women are not happy with their hairstyles after getting out of the stylist chair. You can prevent this problem by doing research in advance.

1. Oval Face Type – Great Match!


If you have an oval face shape, don’t worry, any short haircut will look good on you. Any haircut you choose will look good.


2. Heart Shape Face – Choose a Pixie


Pixies look good on oval, heart-shaped, and square faces. They appear the most beautiful on girls with heart-shaped face types.  Just make sure not to add too much volume on top.


3. Long Faces – Make a Shaggy Lob


If you have a long face shape, allow yourself to enjoy a shaggy lob. This short hairstyle can make your face look more oval and give your head the volume it might be lacking.


4. Square Face – Pick a Bob with Bangs


A bob with bangs does a wonderful job making your square face look slightly rounder. If you have straight hair, you have great grounds for experiments. Girls with curly locks will need more maintenance.


5. Round face – Try Angled Bob


An angled bob can make your round face look slightly longer. If you add side-swept bangs, it’s a perfect hairstyle!

Medium Hairstyles for Women With Round Face


Suitable Short Hairstyles for Difference Face Shapes

1. Asymmetrical Bob – Oval Face

asymmetrical bob for oval face shape

An asymmetrical bob features longer hair upfront and shorter hair in the back. This smooth straight version of the angled bob is gorgeous on oval faces because of the way the left side falls over the forehead. 


2. Short Waves – Heart Shape

short braids for heart shaped faces

Try this cute half updo for short hair featuring a braided bun and waves for your heart-shaped face. With a heart-shaped face, you can rock pretty much any half updo beautifully. This is the hot girl look you have to try with or without highlights.


3. Short Undercut – Long Face

short undercut for women with long faces

Are you trying to distract from your long face? Try an edgy short undercut. With the fantastic volume up top and the short faded sides, all the attention will be on the immense detail. And, of course, you’ll want bold eye makeup to complete your look!


4. Long Pixie – Square Face with Glasses

short haircut for square face women with glasses

A long pixie tends to round out a square-shaped face. Try this straight style featuring a combination of short and long bangs and long hair covering ears. To get front hair to curve inward on cheeks, hit hair with a blowdryer. 


5. Short Pigtails – Round Face

short pigtails for round shape faces

Avoid rounding out an already round face by rocking two pigtails on short hair. The bold deep red color and the diagonal part help make this traditionally childlike style more mature. 


6. Short Bangs – Oval Face

short bangs hairstyle for oval faces

A hairstyle that doesn’t have bangs can make an oval face seem even longer. So try straight bangs that stop shortly before eyebrows on a short straight bob. You can still pin back each side of the hair or do a messy low pony to dress this cut-up.


7. Short Corkscrew Cut – Heart Shaped

short cockscrew curls for heart shape face

Consider yourself lucky if you have a heart-shaped face as it’s one of the prettiest shapes out there, and it’s easy for you to rock many hairstyles, including this cute short hairdo with corkscrew curls.


8. Short Curly Bob – Long Face

short curly bob for women with long face shape

A long face shape needs a hairstyle that seemingly cuts length in half. This short curly bob stops at the chin and features a heavy part for extra volume. If your hair is naturally curly, add some leave-in conditioner for shine. Otherwise, you can use a hair curling wand and seal with curl creme.


9. Highlighted Short Hair – Square Face

short hair with highlights for square face

If you have thick hair and like short length, try this straight bob with highlights. The top is full of height with a side bang drapes across the forehead. When going out, use a hair clip to pin back the front section of the hair.


10. Purple Pixie – Round Face

purple pixie for round faces

If you’re all about expressing your personality through your hairstyle, add this gorgeous shade of purple to a pixie! The faded sides and long side combed top work beautifully together. A slightly shorter hairline is that extra added detail.


11. Super Short – Oval Face

very short haircut for oval faces

Whether you have naturally black hair or not, a super short haircut is bold on a round face, especially with a stunning color like turquoise or sea green. Color will be incredibly flattering on women with medium to dark skin tones.


12. Wavy Bob – Heart Shaped

wavy bob cut for heart shape face

As you already know, a heart-shaped face can rock pretty much every haircut, including this short wavy bob. Instead of creating a formal center or off-center part, just run your hands through.


13. Short and Pink – Long Face

short pink haircut for long faces

If you’re not afraid to go super short, you need to try this buzzed cut with pretty pink color for long faces. Hair is one length all over, so its maintenance is low!


14. Short Blondie –  Square Face

short grey haircut for square face shape

With short layers, a cute hairstyle like this pixie is always possible. Use hairspray to get the touchable volume up top and maintain slightly shorter sides. You can use fingers instead of a comb to get this fantastic texture.


15. Straight Bob – Round Face

short haircut for over 50 with round faces

Women over 50 with round faces should try a straight bob at least once! A soft side bang is incorporated here, making your look flattering to bone structure. Be bold and rock your natural greying color using a heavy part for lift; you can also tease the crown. To emphasize grey or white hair, try adding extra color for thicker streaks.


Now that you’ve studied which face shapes look good with short hair, you’re ready to decide. Browse photos to see how these hairstyles look with your face type. Good luck!