A drastic haircut is something that must be thought over twice, if not thrice. But if you're itching to chop your locks super short, the question is not about whether or not it will suit you—there's actually a short haircut that will suit just about any face shape. To know more about this, we enlisted the help of renowned hairstylist Hisayuki Nagatome, owner of Junca Salon.
Read on for the lowdown on having a short 'do!
Hisayuki says that those who have round faces should avoid adding volume on the side of the face. Instead, put the volume on the top part of the face. This can be achieved by adding a side fringe and some short layers on the side of the cheeks. Keep your length just below the chin to highlight your jawline. You can also try to go for a pixie cut, as long as you part your hair deeply on one side to provide some angles on your round face. Additionally, a messy bob will also work well for this face shape; it frames the roundness of the face by balancing it with razor hair ends.
If you've got an oval face, you can pull off a shoulder-length cut with baby bangs or a long side-swept fringe. This works especially well if you've got a high forehead. The fringe will balance out your face. But be sure to add volume to your hair (like soft waves) so your hair won't look limp, making your face shape thinner and longer.
If you've got a square-shape face, you'll want an asymmetrical bob to accentuate your cheekbones and jawline. But if you want to soften the angles of your face, Hisayuki recommends to add some volume on the lower part of your face. You can achieve this by asking for a short chop that falls just by your chin. At home, style it in a wavy shag to add volume and shape to your hair. This will distract the eyes from the sharp angles of your face.
For heart-shaped faces, you can almost pull off any short 'do. But the trick lies in making sure that the chop falls just below your chin—not at the chin. Otherwise, the chop will emphasize its pointy end. Add a jovial feel to your hair by sporting a layered fringe to add some bounce.
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.