PARTING HAIR PERFECTLY

Hey there, fabulous hair enthusiasts! 🌟

Wondering how to part your hair to perfectly complement your face shape? Don’t sweat it—we’re not talking about your workout routine, just your fabulous face!

While Gen-Z and Millennials are busy debating the side part versus the middle part on social media, we’re here to keep the peace and say that both can look amazing, as long as you’re framing your face correctly. Seriously, how did hair parts become such a hot topic anyway? For most of us, the way we part our hair is as second nature as brushing our teeth. You’ve likely stuck with the same part for years, so when you switch it up, people notice. But if you’ve ever tried a new part and it just didn’t look right, chances are it didn’t suit your face shape.

Understanding how to part your hair according to your face shape can make a world of difference. The right part can accentuate your cheekbones, soften sharp angles, and even make your face look longer. Our hair, with its texture and length, frames our face—but the way you part it plays a crucial role in how flattering your overall look is.

For those with a round face, a deep side part can work wonders by adding angles and creating a slimming effect. Oval-faced beauties can pull off pretty much any part, so feel free to experiment! If you have a square face, a soft side part can help soften those strong jawlines. And for heart-shaped faces, a middle part can balance out a wider forehead and draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones.

At FABULIVE, we believe in helping you find the perfect style to enhance your natural beauty. Whether you’re rocking clip-ins, tape-ins, or any of our gorgeous extensions, the right part can transform your look from fab to FABULOUS!

So, next time you’re in front of the mirror, don’t be afraid to try a new part. Play around, have fun, and discover what works best for your unique face shape. And if you need any tips or tricks, you know where to find us. 

How to determine the shape of your face:

Want to know how to determine your face shape to find the perfect hair part? It’s easier than you think! Forget about contouring with makeup—choosing the right hair part can have just as dramatic an effect, and you won’t need a ton of new products. All you need is some measuring tape and a few quick measurements. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

First up, grab your measuring tape and note down the following measurements:

  1. Forehead Width:

To measure your forehead, hold the tape measure across your forehead at its widest point, from hairline to hairline. This will give you the width of your forehead.

  1. Cheekbone Width:

Next, measure the width of your cheekbones. Start at your hairline just above one cheekbone and measure straight across your face to the same spot on the other side. This measurement will tell you how wide your cheekbones are.

  1. Jawline Width:

For your jawline, start measuring from the base of your jaw under one ear. Measure along the edge of your jawline to the middle of your chin. You can either measure the other side or simply multiply your first measurement by two to get the total jawline width.

Once you have these measurements, you can determine your face shape. Here’s a quick guide to help you figure it out:

  • Round Face: Your face is about as wide as it is long, with a rounded jawline and hairline. Cheekbones are the widest part.
  •   Oval Face: Your face length is greater than the width of your cheekbones, and your forehead width is slightly greater than your jawline. The angle of the jaw is rounded rather than sharp.
  •   Square Face: All measurements are fairly similar, and you have a strong, angular jawline.
  •   Heart Face: Your forehead is the widest part of your face, with high cheekbones and a narrow, pointed chin.
  • Rectangle (or Oblong) Face:.Your face length is noticeably greater than the width, with similar widths for forehead, cheekbones, and jawline.

Understanding your face shape is the first step to finding the most flattering hair part. At FABULIVE, , we believe that the right hair part can enhance your natural beauty, frame your face perfectly, and make you feel fabulous every day. So, take a few minutes to measure your face, determine your shape, and get ready to rock a hairstyle that’s tailored just for you. Happy styling, lovelies!

Face Length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin:

Ready to find out your face shape and perfect hair part? It’s easier than you think. Let’s break it down:

  • Round Face: If your cheekbones and face length are similar in measurement and larger than your forehead and jawline, you have a round face shape.

  

  • Square Face: If all your measurements are fairly similar, you’re rocking a square face shape.
  •   Long Face: If your face length is the largest and all other measurements are similar, you’ve got a long face shape.
  •   Diamond Face: If your face length is the largest, followed by cheekbones, then forehead, with the smallest being the jawline, you have a diamond face shape.
  •   Heart Face: Similar to a diamond shape, but your forehead is wider than your cheekbones, which taper to a narrower jawline and chin.

These measurements are a great starting point, but don’t forget to consider your facial features like your jaw, chin, and cheekbones. It’s normal to find yourself between two face shapes, so don’t stress if you don’t fit perfectly into one category.

Grab your comb and let’s get ready for Hair Parts School 101! Here’s how to part your hair based on your face shape:

  • Round Face: Go for a deep side part to create angles and elongate your face.
  •   Square Face: A soft side part can help soften your strong jawline.
  •   Long Face: A middle part can balance out your face length.
  •   Diamond Face: Try a side part to highlight your cheekbones and soften your angles.
  •   Heart Face: A middle part can balance a wider forehead and draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones.

With these tips, you’re all set to find the perfect part for your face shape. At FABULIVE, we’re here to help you look and feel fabulous every day. Happy styling! 

Hair Parts for Round face: Middle part or deep side part

With a round face shape, you get the best of both worlds in the middle vs. side part debate. A middle part creates a lengthened and symmetrical look for your face. If you're into bangs, or willing to give them a try, curtain bangs are your best friend. These bangs part at the center and angle down, getting longer towards your jawline, focusing on the middle of your face and creating a longer, more diamond-shaped look. For more tips on styling curtain bangs, we’ve got you covered!

Prefer not to go down the middle? No problem! A deep side part works wonders, too. It creates the same elongating illusion as a middle part. Just look at actress Emma Stone—whether she’s rocking red, blonde, or brunette hair, her side part perfectly complements her round face shape. The side part is versatile, letting you style your hair in countless ways, from a sleek power ponytail to vintage, luscious waves.

In the world of modeling, Selena Gomez often opts for a middle part, which helps balance her round face and highlights her features beautifully. This just goes to show that both middle and side parts can look fabulous on round faces.

Hair Parts for Long face: Middle part with layers or fringe

Got a longer face and wondering how to style your hair? Let’s dive in!

A middle part with bangs is your go-to. Bangs, no matter the style, break up the length and create a balanced look. Whether you choose straight-across, curtain, or side-swept bangs, they let you part your hair however you prefer while framing and shortening your face beautifully. If bangs aren’t your thing, a middle part still works wonders when paired with layers or a shaggy cut to soften and round out your angles.

For those who aren’t into heavy layers, a side-swept or diagonal part is a fantastic alternative. This style adds volume at the part, creating a softer, more rounded appearance that shortens the forehead and chin. Think of it as a magic trick for your hair!

Short hair? No problem! Longer bangs styled to the side look fantastic on longer faces, especially if you’re not a fan of layers. They add dimension and interest without overwhelming your look. If bangs aren’t your cup of tea but you love layers, remember—more is better with shorter haircuts. Layers add texture and movement, balancing out your face shape perfectly.

For some star-studded inspiration, take a cue from Liv Tyler. She often sports a middle part with soft, flowing layers that complement her long face. Meanwhile, model Gisele Bündchen rocks a side part with voluminous waves that add a soft, rounded look to her features.

Hair Parts for Square face: Soft side part

Got a square face and wondering how to part your hair? Let's make those angles work for you!

Hair parts for square faces are all about softening those angles and creating a gentle frame around your face. A soft side part is your best friend. Unlike with round faces, this is a true side part that doesn’t go too far over to one side. It helps achieve a more rounded look without exaggerating your strong jawline.

Fringe and lots of layers also suit square faces beautifully. Think soft, wispy bangs or side-swept fringe—these styles break up the sharpness and add a lovely softness. Layers should be feathery and not too blunt, avoiding sharp angles that can make your face appear more angular.

As for what to avoid, steer clear of blunt bangs and sharp, straight layers. These styles can accentuate the angles of your jawline, which isn’t the goal here. A middle part should also be avoided if you don’t want to highlight your jawline or angles. 

For some celebrity inspiration, look at Keira Knightley. She often opts for a soft side part with gentle, flowing layers that beautifully soften her square face shape. Similarly, model Karlie Kloss frequently sports side-swept bangs and layered cuts that add a touch of softness to her features.

Hair Parts for Diamond face: Side part

Got a diamond face shape and ready to rock the perfect hair part? Let’s get into it!

Diamond face shapes typically feature high, defined cheekbones and a more visible bone structure. To complement this shape, adding texture, waves, and curls is a great way to frame and soften your face. A side part is especially flattering, as it helps balance your features and enhance your cheekbones.

When it comes to length, shorter or medium-length hairstyles work best with a diamond face shape. Very long hair can overshadow your face and hide your stunning bone structure. 

Take inspiration from the fabulous Victoria Beckham. She’s not just a fashion icon but a hairstyle icon for those with a diamond face shape. Whether she’s wearing a sleek bob or soft waves, she always knows how to highlight her angles perfectly.

One of the best hairstyles for a diamond face shape is the French bob. This chic, short cut frames your face beautifully and emphasizes your cheekbones without overwhelming your features. The French bob is timeless and versatile, adding a touch of elegance to any look.

So, if you’re looking to enhance your diamond face shape, try a side part with some added texture. Whether you go for soft waves, curls, or a stylish French bob, you’ll be turning heads in no time. And remember, at FABULIVE HAIR EXTENSION STORE, we’re here to help you achieve the perfect look every day. Happy styling!

Hair Parts for Oval face: Any hair part!

Got an oval face? Congrats—you’ve won the face shape lottery! Whether you go for a middle part, side part, or anything in between, it’s all going to look fabulous on you. If you’ve been sticking to the same hair part for ages, don’t be afraid to switch it up—you really can’t go wrong.

For those with curly hair and an oval face, play around with the volume of your curls and your hair part to accentuate your lovely face shape. Hair extensions can also be your best friend, adding natural-looking volume and helping to frame your face beautifully no matter how you decide to part your hair. With an oval face, you can pull off a variety of hairstyles, so use this versatility to your advantage. Experiment with different lengths and textures to keep things fresh and exciting.

Look at Shay Mitchell and Bella Hadid—both have oval face shapes and rock a variety of hairstyles and parts. From sleek middle parts to voluminous side parts, nothing ever looks out of place on them. We’re not jealous, just in awe of their style game! So, go ahead and have fun with your hair. Whether you’re changing up your part, adding some extensions, or trying out a new cut, your oval face will look stunning with any style.

Hair Parts for Heart face shapes: Side part

If you’ve got a heart-shaped face, side parts are your best friend. They work wonders to soften pronounced cheekbones and a pointed chin. A harsh middle part might accentuate these features and draw attention to the center of your face. But don’t worry—a softer middle part with bangs or added volume can balance and sharpen your features beautifully.

Soft bangs paired with a middle part can also be a great choice for heart-shaped faces. They add a gentle frame around your face, making your features stand out in the best way. And if you’re looking to add some extra volume and length, hair extensions are the perfect solution. They offer natural volume that you can style with a side part, complementing any look you’re aiming for.

But let’s not forget the most important thing—how you part your hair should make you feel comfortable. Your go-to hair part offers comfort and familiarity, and your hair might naturally fall a certain way. You might need to finesse it a bit to change directions, and that’s perfectly okay. Sometimes, switching up your part can give you a whole new look with minimal effort. Don’t let your usual part restrict your hairstyle possibilities!

If you need more help figuring out new hair parts that suit your face shape, ask your stylist at your next appointment or experiment at home. The pointers above are a great reference if you’re looking to find the best hair part for your face shape. But ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference.

So, what’s your go-to hair part? And are you willing to try something new? At FABULIVE HAIR EXTENSION STORE, we’re here to help you achieve the perfect look every day. Happy styling! 💁‍♀️✨

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