Commonly we see these , following kind of faces around us.

Faces  Shapes

To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure or ruler. You will take the following measurements.
1. Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones. Write down the measurement on a piece of paper.
2. Measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement.
3. Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally the widest point will be somewhere about halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Write down the measurement.
4. Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin.
Oval Face – Length equal to one and a half times width.
Round Face – Your face is as wide as it is long. This may vary a little but generally the measurement is close.
Oblong – Longer than it is wide.
Heart – Narrow at jaw line, wide at cheekbones/and or forehead.
Square – your face is about as wide as it is long.
Diamond – Widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line of approximately equal widths.


Oval – Oval faces are characterized by being slightly wider at the cheekbones than the forehead or jaw-line. The oval face appears slightly wider at the cheek-line and tapers slightly to the chin. The oval face is generally considered the ideal, and an oval face is flattered by virtually every type of style.

Square – The square face has a wide forehead and strong, wide< jaw-line. It can appear more rectangular if the face is narrow and more traditionally square if the face is wide. When the square face is wide, a style that adds height to the top and length with low volume on the sides is more flattering, and tends to make the best impression. You also want to consider adding bangs/fringe at the forehead and a gentle curl inward at the jaw to soften the “corners” of the square. When the square face is narrow, consider adding curls to the style on the side to “widen” the look.

Triangle – The triangle shaped face has a narrower forehead and a prominent or wide jaw-line. This face shape lends itself to shorter more voluminous hairstyles. Short, layered cuts with lots of curl and lift on top will add the needed balance to this shape.

Inverted Triangle – This shape is characterized by a wide forehead and narrow jawline and chin. Generally, a style with fringe/bangs on the forehead and blunt cut at or just below chin length (as well as some wave to widen the style) will bring balance to the face.

Round – This shape is what it says, a face without sharp angles and tending to be wider at the cheeks and having softer “corners” along the jaw-line and forehead. The goal with a round face is to add height, making the face appear longer. Generally, layered styles with maximum lift on top and minimum volume on the side are a good choice to lengthen the rounder face.

Knowing the general shape of your face can help keep you from making bad choices regarding your hairstyles. A good stylist takes the shape of your face into consideration when advising you. A great stylist will stop you from choosing a cut or style that would be unflattering to you, and will suggest alternatives that will make you happy and keep you looking your best.