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The Best Hair Extensions for Your Face Shape

November 21, 2012

It goes without saying that hair extensions are hot, hot, hot right now and it’s really not difficult to see why. Hair extensions offer us a supreme level of flexibility that it would be hard to get any other way. No longer do we have to wait for short hair to grow out in order to find out what it might look like a little longer. People who were born with thin or sparse hair don’t have to wonder what it would be like to have thicker, more luxurious hair either. Hair extensions make it all possible and at affordable prices that won’t break the bank in most cases.

However, it’s important to understand that there’s an art to making smart decisions with hair extensions. Not every potential look is going to be suitable for everyone. That said, it’s important to consider your face shape when making your selection just as you would when choosing any other type of hairstyle. The better suited your style of choice is to your face, the more you’ll love your new look!

 

Round Face Shapes

People with round faces are going to want to create a style with their hair extensions that minimizes this face shape’s tendency to look wide or moon-shaped. Don’t opt for bangs or fringe that fall straight across the face. This is only going to make your face look shorter and accentuate its width. Instead go for a side swept fringe or long side layers that sweep across the forehead and off to the sides of your face. You can also use hair extensions to add thickness and height to the crown or soft layers. Longer styles are fine, as are shoulder-length styles. However, you may want to steer clear of shorter styles.

 

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces tend to be bigger and wider across the forehead area, but much thinner down toward the chin. People with this face shape can struggle with foreheads that look over large, so it’s important to keep this in mind when brainstorming looks to create with your hair extensions. Consider choosing a hairstyle that lends itself to being parted on the side, as opposed to the center. This will help balance the width of your forehead. Going fuller toward the shoulders and ends, as opposed to the crown, would also be advisable.

 

Oval Faces

People with oval face shapes will generally have more flexibility at their disposal when it comes to creating a new hairstyle with extensions. However, some oval people will still need to take care not to over-lengthen the shape of their faces. If your oval face tends to look longer, consider choosing a style that allows for bangs to fall over your forehead and break things up a bit. Add long, soft extensions in layers around the face that help to frame it and bring out its natural beauty as well. Oval face people can also go quite long with their extensions if they want, although they are certainly free to explore shorter styles, too.