The most common face shape for women is oval. With this face shape, a woman’s forehead, cheekbones, jaw line, and chin are perfectly proportional and balanced. The length of the face is longer than the width.
Because everything is so balanced, the oval shaped face tends to look good with almost any wig hairstyle. Wig styles that have short or long hair, and wavy or straight hair, are all very suitable for this face shape.Women with an oval face should consider their best features, like their eyes, cheeks, or lips, then accentuate them with the wig style.
This face shape tends to favor a wig style that is short with layers and wispy diagonal bangs. Also, wigs that have an off-center part can help to reduce the roundness of the face.Other options for women with round faces are wig styles with hair longer than chin length.
A wig that helps to soften the angles of the face is also a good choice. Mid-length to long curly wigs, as well as those that produce wisps of hair around the face, are also options that flatter a square face. Avoiding wigs with styles that feature one length is generally recommended.
A wig in a bob hairstyle is quite flattering for women with a diamond shaped faces. Another flattering wig option is one that produces a fringe or bangs that covers the narrow forehead. A shoulder-length wig with a layered cut will add movement and give the appearance of the more common oval shaped face.
The heart face shape has a wide forehead, eye, and cheekbone area along with a pointed chin, reminiscent of an upside-down triangle. Sometimes the heart shaped face has a widow’s peak hairline.
Women with a heart-shaped face should look for a wig that brings some hair onto the forehead, while keeping the hair close to the head at the eyes. The pageboy style, or a wig with longer and subtle layers, is flattering as it makes the jaw appear wider and more balanced with the rest of the face. Avoiding short hair and choppy layers is recommended.
Layers give the appearance of fullness to the upper half of the face, and women could accentuate the top half by showing the forehead, as that draws attention away from the jaw line.Wigs with bangs should be angled slightly and tucked behind the ear to frame the jaw line and focus attention toward the upper portion of the head.
Choose a wig that adds width and fullness at the sides by incorporating soft curls and waves, as well as any wig that would minimize the vertical length of the face. This will flatter the face and neck and obscure the straight long lines of the face.