If you find yourself looking in the mirror and wondering what you can do to spice up your one-length haircut, we have the answer: face framing layers! In case you didn’t already know, in face-framing layers, the stylist cuts your hair to varying lengths in front of your face to define or “frame” your facial features. However, as is the case with most beauty trends, face framing hairstyles are not universal – there is a face framing haircut that works best for every face shape. To help you out, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to break down the best face-framing capes based on your face shape. Ready to change your hairstyle with a new haircut? Keep reading!
BEST FACE SHAPING LAYERS FOR OVAL FACE
If you have an oval face, you are in luck: there is no shortage of layered haircuts to suit your face shape. Since your symmetrical shape gives you some leeway, consider accentuating your symmetry with face-framing bangs, more specifically curtain bangs. Pair this with long, face-framing layers that start below the chin and you’re sure to turn heads! For styling, try adding texture without heat by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse to damp strands, tossing and air drying.
BEST face framing capes for heart shaped faces
People with a heart-shaped face have the widest forehead and the narrowest chin. Your perfect face-framing hairstyles will draw attention away from your forehead. That’s why face-framing bangs like the bangs we talked about and thin, long face-framing layers to help balance the lower half of the face are the way to go. To really define and accentuate your already prominent cheekbones, ask your stylist for face-framing bangs that touch the highest point of your face.
BEST CAPES FOR A SQUARE FACE
Square faces are the same height and width and have sharp, defined features. Use face framing layers to soften features and add some length. To do this, you will need soft thin long layers. Combine them with side bangs for a winning hairstyle! To style, create big, bouncy curls, simply pre-spray L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray.
BEST CAPES FOR A ROUND FACE
If you have a round face, you probably already know that the purpose of your haircut is to lengthen your face. To create the illusion of a long face, ask your stylist to make long layers that frame your face, starting at the chin. Laying in the form of free waves, concentrated at the ends of the hair. Don’t forget to fix your look with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin hairspray!
BEST Face Framing Capes for Diamond Faces
Diamond faces have a small forehead, defined cheekbones, and a pointed chin. Because your cheekbones are so strong, you’ll need face-framing layers to soften their look a bit. Choose medium to long layers that go beyond the cheekbones. Side-swept bangs are also a great addition!
BEST FACE SHAPING LAYERS FOR TRIANGULAR FACES
What is a triangular face shape? This implies a smaller forehead and a more prominent jawline. So it’s no surprise that your best face-framing hairstyle is adding volume to the top of your head. Ask your stylist for face-framing bangs to help add volume around the forehead. Styles like straight and rounded bangs will be the most flattering!
BEST CAPES FOR RECTANGULAR FACES
As with square faces, rectangular faces look best with layers that frame the face and help soften chiseled features, such as thin layers. If you have a long forehead that you would like to keep to a minimum, face-framing bangs will also work!
BEST FACE SHAPING LAYERS FOR A LONGITUDINATE FACE
Speaking of long faces, if you have an elongated face, ask your hairdresser for face framing to help shorten your face and accentuate your features. Side-swept bangs with layers that frame the face and end at the cheekbones are our pick.