If you have a heart, square or rectangular shaped face, you probably have a strong jawline too. Strong jawlines can include a prominent chin along with a wide or angular jaw. While this gives the face a striking look, it also limits the hairstyles that you can pull off. Some examples of this are:
- Blunt bobs that end near the jawline
- A fringe that is cut straight across
- Long, heavy styles without layering
Now that we have “the don’ts” covered, let’s check out “the dos”. See the best new hairstyles for a strong jawline below!
Jenna Dewan is an instantly recognizable face in Hollywood thanks to her dark hair, bright blue eyes and her strong jawline. Jenna has mastered how to flatter her face shape, which is a hybrid of a heart and square, with her hairstyle, with fabulous results. Jenna keeps it simple and softens up her shoulder skimming bob with some loose waves and a windblown texture. This gives her hair volume and body where she needs it most while softening up her jawline area. She also abides by the golden rule for a strong jawline and opts for a side part instead of a centre one.
Anna Kendrick, on the other hand, does not have a broad jawline, but does have a prominent chin to work with. Her face shape has a mix of an oval and heart shape to it, with the main focus being her chin area. She has gone for a long layered style, which is always a good bet for this face shape, and the loose waves help to add movement and soften up her overall look. Anna can pull off a centre part as we can see here, but a deep side part would have better results.
Katie Aselton has an oblong-rectangular face shape and has found the ideal hairstyle to flatter it. First, she has camouflaged the high forehead often found in oblong face shapes with a thick fringe that has been angled down towards the temples. They have also been layered to reduce any bulk or harsh lines. The rest of her hair has been cut into a softly layered ‘do that falls past her shoulder. The long length, soft curls and layers work wonders to frame her face while softening up a strong jawline.
And finally, we have Jennifer Aniston, who has mastered hairstyles for a strong jawline and prominent chin. Jen has kept her hairstyle pretty much same, because there aren’t many styles that would look as good on her face shape. Jen’s square chin and wide jawline are minimized with his long, layered ‘do that is high on volume and style. Jen goes for a slightly off centre part here, but would suit a side part just as well. Another good tip to take from Jennifer’s hairstyle expertise is to go for maximum volume and lift at the root area—this pulls the focus from the chin up towards the eyes.
Need more ideas? Check out more hairstyles for square and heart shaped faces on TheHairStyler.com.