Take Our Quiz: Find the Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Take Our Quiz: Find the Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Fancy a change of hairstyle but not sure what to choose? Identify your face shape and we’ll reveal your perfect cut – and the celebrities to take inspiration from.

There are so many gorgeous hairstyles around that it’s not always easy to be sure which ones would suit you – but you don’t need an expensive salon visit to find out. Our quick quiz will help you determine the type of face you have and the right style for you.


Stand in front of a large mirror, with your back straight, shoulders back and head held high. Make sure lighting isn’t shining directly on you or the mirror and look directly ahead.


Is your face…

a) A little narrower at the jaw line than at the temples?

b) Wider at the temples and hairline?

c) Around twice as long as it is wide?


Do you have a face that is…

a) Longer than it is wide?

b) The same width at forehead and cheekbones?

c) Ending in a gently-rounded chin?


Do you have a face that…

a) Has a slightly wider forehead than chin?

b) Looks full and doll-like?

c) Appears to have four ‘corners’?


Are your cheekbones…

a) Quite smooth?

b) Roughly the same width as the length of your face?


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c) Similar in size to your jawline?


What about your chin? Is it…

a) Oval?

b) Delicate and pointy?

c) Just slightly wider than your temples and hairline around the jawline?


Mostly As

Your luck is in, your face suits all kinds of styles! Thick hair, long tumbling, Californian-style loose curls work well, try a nourishing conditioner such as Pantene Pro-V Breakage Defence (link to a specific product page) to tame them and add shine. You can also pull off a sexy, slicked-back look. If you fancy going shorter, choppier, laid-back layers are perfect and, if you’re feeling brave, a pixie crop is an option. For fine hair, add layers for volume. Softer side-fringes work better than blunt bangs, and messy curls add volume around cheekbones. If you go straight, add volume at the roots to avoid lengthening your face.

CELEB INSPIRATION: Kylie Minogue, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Carey Mulligan, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Beyoncé, Sienna Miller, Megan Fox, Jourdan Dunn


Mostly Bs

The key is to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones, and to add volume around your lower face. If you can’t bear to lose length with a lob, add graduated, choppy layers through the back and lengths. Poker straight hair needs a style that encourages locks to fall onto your face, highlighting cheekbones and slimming your face. Avoid short blunt fringes – long and wispy or side swept is a better option for you. Side partings tend to work better than a middle part, too. For thick hair ask for soft layers cut close to your jaw line. Long, loose curls look great, as does a wavy bob that ends at your jaw line. Keep your hair full with Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body 2-in-1 (link to a specific product page) – the 2-in1 formula means your hair doesn’t get too weighed down.

CELEB INSPIRATION: Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, Rachel Bilson, Christina Ricci, Kim Kardashian, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Kirsten Dunst, Mila Kunis


Mostly Cs

Your haircut is all about softening those sharp features. The best way is by adding texture with waves for curly girls, and choppiness if you have very straight hair. Blunt, chin-length bobs are to be avoided, as is any cut that’s above your jawline – you need more length than that. Soft curls will lift your cheekbones and increase volume to make your face appear rounder, but volume at the roots is a bad idea, so avoid shorter layers. Pantene Pro-V Classic Clean Shampoo and Conditioner (link to a specific product page) will keep your hair light. A grown-out fringe that falls just below your cheeks is great – add a soft wave for even better effect! If you pick a style that is past your shoulders it needs volume via curls, a la Sarah Jessica Parker. Go for the Pantene Smooth & Sleek range (link to a specific product page) to keep hair glossy.

CELEB INSPIRATION: Minnie Driver, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, Gabby Logan, Liv Tyler, Jade Jagger, Gisele Bündchen


Who is your celeb inspiration and what’s the best haircut you’ve ever gone for? Share with us in the comments below.

For more haircare tips, whatever your look, go to Pantene (link to Pantene BLP).

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