Indian wedding hairstyles to suit your face shape
Face-shape! We all have one and, like knowing your body-shape when shopping for the perfect dress, knowing which bridal hairstyles work with your face shape can save a lot of hassle and expense. If you’re anything like me you may be thinking “reallaaay? As long as I don’t have a face shaped like a potato, does it even matter?” Of course not, but when you consider how much you could save on multiple trials and the crucial sleep you could save on the morning of your wedding by being prepared- it’s worth a quick gander.
A round face
You know you have it if; the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal like the square, BUT the sides of the face curve out instead of being straight and your jaw is rounded as opposed to angular.
The company you keep: Vidya Balan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta.
How to handle it: Longer styles with a deep side part change the focal point of the shape, creating a more angular oval looking shape. Try adding loose waves to add angles to your face shape and pulling half up to create a bridal feel.
Heart-shaped aka inverted triangle
you know you have it if; you are widest at the forehead (usually with a widows peak at the hairline) gently narrowing going down the face and usually finish in a pointy chin at the jawline.
The company you keep: Ashwariya Rai, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha
How to handle it: A longer length with fullness and texture to balance out the face shape fill in the space around the chin but not too much height at the crown. Or a slightly off centre part paired with braid(s) to opens up the face.
you know you have it if: from of all the hairstylists at your feet- it’s seen as the most versatile of all shapes. The forehead is only a tiny bit wider than their curved chin (think upside down egg). It’s similar to the (Ob)long only with wider, softer curve at the sides of the face and with a softer chin.
The company you keep: Shraddha Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Kriti Sanon
How to handle it: You lucky ladies have your pick of the lot. Since any style will suit you perfectly proportioned face why not sweep you hair back and show off your perfection.
Long aka oblong
you know you have it if: your face is longer than it is wide, approx 1 1/2 times longer. The forehead cheeks and jawline are roughly the same width and the chin has only a slight curve.
The company you keep: Neha Dupia, Katrina Kaif, Malika Aurora Khan
How to handle it: Basically any style that adds the illusion of width to the face is good such as blown-out waves or curls. A fringe will take care of a wide forehead, try a side swept one for more of a glamorous bridal look. Long straight hair is to be avoided as is any style that adds too much height.
Square face aka rectangle
you know you have it if: the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal, so that the sides of you face are straight or you have a sharp angular features such as a strong jawline.
The company you keep: Kareena Kapoor, Frieda Pinto, Chitrangada Singh.
How to handle it: Long straight hair will soften the harsh angles and elongate the face taking attention away from the strong jawline. Alternatively a textured lob is a good choice, the soft curls with choppy ends will take the edges off angular features. Otherwise waves and wispy layers kept close to the face can also soften the shape.
you know you have it; If someone drew a line connecting the centre of your hairline to your cheekbones and down to your chin it would create a diamond shape. You are widest at your cheekbones, and your jawline and forehead are the same length with a pointy chin.
The company you keep: Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut
How to handle it: Big hair works well either in a texurized/ oversized up-do or a volume lob (long bob). To be fair a fairly versatile face shape, can’t really go wrong