Choose Your Best New Hairstyle
You definitely need to take your facial shape into account when you're choosing a hair style, but you also want to look at your actual facial features. If you aren't sure what your face shape is, pull your hair back, and look in the mirror. If you need to, draw the outline of your face on the mirror with a wipe-off marker, stand back, and examine what shape your face is. You need to use your hairstyle to balance your facial structure. If you have more weight on the bottom of your face, for instance, you may want to choose a medium-length style with lots of volume, and if you have a square-jawed face, you may want to try a soft style that will soften your edges a bit.
A chin-length cut will frame your whole face, and a cut with a fringe or full bangs can accentuate just about any part of your face. You need a hairstyle that matches your lifestyle, too. If you don't mind spending more time on your hair, you can choose a more labor-intensive style like a bevel cut that will have to be blow-dried straight to look good. If you prefer to have your hair back or to be able to do many different things with your hairstyle, consider leaving it shoulder-length or longer and using bangs to accentuate your facial features.