By CysterWigs’ Contributor
Wearing a wig is an easy way to change up your everyday look, disguise hair loss due to illness or injury or a super fun way to try a variety of lengths, colors, styles and textures. Finding the best wig for you starts with understanding which wig cuts, lengths, curl patterns, and styles flatter particular face shapes. That, of course, starts with knowing the shape of your face. First start by knowing that everyone’s face falls into one of six basic shapes – round, diamond, square, heart, oval, or oblong.
So if you’re buying a wig for the first time or you’ve just been picking thing on a whim, try shopping next time with your face shape in mind. Now we already broke down the basics of round- and diamond-shaped faces. This time around, we’re going to take a look at square- or heart-shaped faces. Once you know for certain that you fit into one of these two categories, it’ll be much easier to select a wig that makes you look and feel like a million bucks.
How do you know if you have a square face? If your face is square, its lines and angles will resemble, well…a square. This shape is probably the easiest to identify of all the face shapes. With square faces, the lengths and widths will be just about even. If your forehead, chin, and cheekbones are pretty even in width, you fall into this category. The best wigs for you will have volume in the crown and layers around the face to help create lines and angles. Say yes to chin length wigs and long, sexy wisps and layers that help soften your jawline.
How do you know if you have a heart-shaped face? The shape of your face will resemble an upside-down triangle. You’ll have a longer face with a broad forehead, full cheeks, and a tapered chin. If you fit this category, your head is longer than it is wide, and your jaw is the narrowest part of your face. Your cheekbones probably pop (lucky you!), and you might even sport a widow’s peak. Flatter a heart-shaped face with wigs that have curls and volume on the sides. Bobs and long layers help balance your face, and a pixie cut wig can make you feel sassy and look fantastic.
If you still have questions, our Customer Care Help Desk team can help you find the style that is right for you. If we didn’t cover your face shape, hang tight. We’ll break down oval and oblong-shaped faces next.