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The Most Flattering Short Haircut for Your Face Shape

At one time or another, we’ve all thought about chopping our hair. Perhaps you saw a cute crop on a celebrity and thought, “Hey! I could pull that off!” But upon calling to set up your appointment, the nerves set in and you changed your mind, “will short hair even look good on me?” We’ve all been there and all understand the fear of opting for a short cut. Luckily, we have some mane recommendations for you to ease your worries. Read on for the best short haircut for every face shape!

For an Oval Face: The Classic Pixie

Those with oval face shapes can wear nearly any hairstyle, so if you’re going short, why not go super short? The super short, slicked-back pixie is the best short haircut for the “most-desired” face shape.

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For a Round Face: A Layered, Mid-Length Bob

Cuts that flatter a round face require two things: volume at the top and an elongated effect at the bottom. Opting for a mid-length bob, or lob, with a lot of wavy layers will create a volume and bounce at the crown while flattering the jawline with a slightly longer length.

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For a Square Face: Short and Shaggy

Short crops with distinct layers are insanely flattering on a square face. The short shag is a great option because it softens the jawline and other harsher features of this face shape.

Actor Olivia Wilde wearing a short and shaggy bob.
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For a Heart-Shaped Face: Wavy and Angled

If you have a heart-shaped face, aim to keep your cut just above the shoulders and slightly angled forward. Adding in soft, tousled waves also complement this face shape by adding volume around the eyes and cheeks, which will help balance out the chin.

Actor Jennifer Lawrence wearing an angular, wavy bob.
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Looking for more face shape tips and tricks? HERE’s how to flatter your face shape!

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