Your look isn't complete without the wedding hairstyle to complement your outfit and your radiant smile. One of the things to consider when looking for your wedding hairstyle is your face's shape--whether it's oval, round, square, or heart-shaped.

Before anything, you must first determine your face shape. Pull your hair back and look straight into the mirror. With an eyebrow pencil or lip liner, trace the outline of your face. Whatever the shape you've drawn on the mirror closely resembles is your face's shape. Now check our guide to see which wedding hairstyle would look best on you.


Oval faces are longer than they are wide. This face shape goes well with most wedding hairstyles, whether it's a complicated up-do or soft, cascading curls. Pulling your hair back brings more attention to your face, as well as making it seem less narrow. Avoid wedding up-do's that pile your hair up at the top of your head; these will make your face look longer.



Round faces are more or less equal in length and width. High wedding up-do's that add height to the crown, and wisps of hair framing the face look great with this shape. Or if you opt to wear your hair down, consider long or wavy tresses, both of which hide wide cheekbones and lengthen the face. Try an off-center part, or side-swept bangs.

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Square faces are usually characterized by sharp jaw lines. To soften these lines, choose a wedding hairstyle that frames your face with wisps of hair. Or you may opt for romantic curls or waves that will divert attention from your jaw. Parting your hair on the side can also make your face look less angular.


Heart-shaped faces usually have broad foreheads and narrow jawlines, so they look best with wispy bangs, or with hair framing the face. A half-up, half-down wedding hairstyle would work well this face shape. Also remember to balance the narrow jawline with fullness at the ends of the hair. Pulling the hair back will only highlight the broadness of your forehead.


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