Whether you’re going to a party, a wedding, to work or just hanging out with friends, having your hair and makeup flatter and enhance each other means you’ll always look your best.

But sometimes not knowing what to do with your hair can leave your look lacking, so to help you find a hairstyle that will enhance any makeup look, take your cue from these hairstyle ideas.



If you’ve got your skin care routine down pat and flawless skin and foundation to show off then face exposing hairstyles are what you want.

Long Curly Light Brunette Half Up Hairstyle

Try hairstyles that pull your hair back off your face, such as a half up half down hairstyle or an updo.


Medium Beachy Curly Hairstyle - Medium Blonde Hair Color with Light Blonde Highlights

If you’re a big fan of sun-kissed bronze foundation then enhance your sun-loving look with beachy hair curls and summer inspired hair.


Mascara and Eye Shadow

If you use your makeup to play up your eyes then keep the focus on them with hairstyles that draw direction attention to your eyes.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Bold Blunt Cut Bangs - Light Ginger Red Hair Color

A strong, bold, blunt bang will bring out your eyes and highlight your eye shadow.


Long Curly Swept Updo Hairstyle - Medium Honey Blonde Hair Color

Any hairstyle that sweeps your hair across your eyes will immediately make them the centre of attention and gives you the chance to make your eyelashes the stars of the show.



For great cheekbones, or a makeup look that focuses on your blush, choose a hairdo that will do your cheekbones justice.

Long Straight Updo Hairstyle with a Bun - Medium Blonde Hair Color

A bun is perfect for showing off you cheekbones as it exposes your face. If your bun features all of your hair slicked down and pulled back, however, use delicate blush shades like rosy pink or soft apricot to soften and balance the harshness of your hairstyle.


Medium Straight Sleek Bob Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs - Dark Mocha Brunette Hair Color

A sharp, sleek mid-length bob is another great option that will show off your cheekbones and blush to their best advantage.


Lipstick and Lip Gloss

To put your lips front and centre, give these suggestions a try.

Long Straight Updo Hairstyle with a plaited side ponytail - Medium Golden Brunette Hair Color

Any hairstyle that is side-styled will keep your hair away from your face and bring focus to the lower half of your face, which is the perfect way to show off your lips! Try a side-style look with plaits (as shown above) for an extra feminine feel for your look.


Long Curly Retro Half Up Hairstyle - Black Mocha Hair Color

Retro hairstyles are often teamed with red lipstick because the combination of a glamorous hairstyle and show-off lips is timeless. To do this look justice, ensure your lipstick is on point by choosing the right lipstick shade for you and by using the tips in our beauty blog, Luscious Lips with Staying Power.

To see how you'd look with any of the salon hairstyles pictured in this beauty blog, click on each image to try the virtual hairstyles with your own photo. You can even team the looks with our virtual makeup so you can see firsthand if your hairstyle really does enhance your makeup!