You want a look that is flattering head-to-toe. You find the perfectly cut dresses for your figure, the right shoes for the width of your foot, choose jeans depending on your legs and hips and it’s important that you find a hairstyle that also matches what your mother gave you. Of course your hairstyle should match your face shape and natural texture before your body shape. It can be tricky to find the perfect haircut that flatters every factor but hopefully this article will help you determine which haircut matches your body shape.
Slim and Straight
The goal for this body shape is add some volume and curves and a great place to find them is with your hair.
Best: Try hairstyles that are wavy, chunky and add feminine touch to your “boyish” figure. Long bangs, angles and layers are also flattering.
Worst: Don’t go too big with the volume or it will take over your body. Also, don’t go too short because you might look like a pinhead or add to the “boyish” look. Finally, avoid straight and sleek as this emphasises your slim and straight figure.
Rubenesque, Curvy and Full
If you have a curvy body then you might be surprised to learn that your hairstyle has actually been working against you but the right haircut can flatter all of your gorgeous curves.
Best: Layered, medium-length cuts with angled cuts such as side-parts and bangs. Long and curly hairstyles are flattering but make sure that they are not too big.
Worst: Avoid haircuts that are very short or cropped close to the head because it will make you look fuller. Also, avoid very long and full curly hairstyles with round shapes.
As a petite woman, you know that you always have to make choices that work with your small-framed proportions and your hairstyle is no different.
Best: Short to medium length haircut with layers and subtle volume near the crown are good options. Try chin to a shoulder length bob hairstyle. Hairstyles with gentle wavy texture is a good option for styling.
Worst: The extremes are the worst option for petite women. Stay away from hairstyles that are too short or too long because they might make you appear smaller. Avoid hairstyles with too many curls.
Athletic and Tall
This is the oval face of body types. It’s considered ideal because most hairstyles will work with this body type. So make your face shape and hair texture your primary deciding factors.