How to Balance your Facial-Shape with your Hairstyle

Does your hairstyle draw others to the window of your soul? It should! If you want people to see you for who you really are, your image–hair and all–should bring their attention to your eyes. This is why the goal of any hairstyle should be to balance out any disproportions so that others can focus on your inner beauty.

pear shaped face Consider the pear-shaped face. The wide cheeks and a narrow forehead are disproportionate to each other and either of these features could easily become a focal point and steal the attention from the eyes. This is can be corrected (illusionaly) with bangs or a fullness above the ears. A style that is full below the ears, however, will only point to the cheeks and distract attention from the eyes.

If you have a pear-shaped face you could be any Image Identity except the Classic (unless Classic is your secondary Img.ID). Most women with this facial-shape are Gamines or Naturals, both of whom would rather not put a lot of effort into blowdrying, etc. If this is you, consider getting bangs since this is the easiest way to balance your features. Ingénues and Romantics should consider wispy fringes that cover the cheeks. Dramatics do well with an asymmetrical look.

A round face isn’t really disproportionate, but a hairstyle that is too long may make it appear very small. The best option for a round face is a short style ith fullness at the crown–except ones that are chin-length since this gives the illusion of a wide-face.

round face

Ingénues and Romantics with a round face should consider unbalanced, wispy fringes. Gamines should choose a short-styles that are sharp and spunky. Naturals, tend to want long-hair, so I give these girls permission to break the short-hair-rule since usually wear it up in a pony tail anyway (this is another way to draw attention to the eyes on a round face). If this is you, just be sure you wear your pony high on your head.

Note: Dramatics and Classics do not have a round face unless this is their secondary Img.ID. 

For hairstyle tips on the other four facial shapes be sure to visit my website and search “Hairstyles.” If you are wondering which Img.ID you are, please contact me, I would love to give you an image consultation! My rates are reasonable, I do group parties and I travel.


Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.

Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available in your favorite bookstores. Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at


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