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Choosing Your Wig Style to Get the Perfect Cut for Your Face Shape

By Wendy Dessler

Friday, January 24, 2020.

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When most people choose a hairstyle, they look for something that compliments their natural face shape. The same idea applies to find the perfect wig. The difference? Your hair will grow back if you make the wrong choice; your wig investment will not.

To find the right wig style to get the perfect cut for your face shape, you must first learn about the different types of wigs, find your face shape, and understand which wig is best for you.

Best Types of Wigs

There are many different types of wigs: synthetic, natural, cap, front lace, and full lace, to name a few.

Generally speaking, natural hair wigs are of higher quality and more realistic than synthetic. However, some people prefer synthetic because they are more durable and hold a single style better when facing the elements.

Lace front wigs or full lace wigs are the best choices for those who want a natural hairline and versatility in styling options. To understand how lace wigs work, read this detailed HD lace wigs blog post.

The Basic Face Shapes

While faces come in many shapes and sizes, with unique qualities that set them apart from one another, most can be categorized into five basic forms. These shapes include:

  • Round - round faces are quite circular, often as long as they are wide. People with this shape are often told they have a "baby face" with supple cheeks. 

  • Heart or Diamond - heart and diamond-shaped faces are known for having high foreheads, prominent cheekbones, and narrow chins. True heart-shaped faces are defined by a widow's peak, where the hair comes together at a point. This hairline can create challenges for wig wearers. Diamond-shaped faces tend to narrow at the forehead as well as the chin.

  • Square - square faces are similar in dimension to a round face, yet more angular with a prominent jawline.

  • Oval - oval faces are slightly narrower than they are long.

  • Oblong  - oblong faces tend to be significantly longer than they are wide, with a high forehead.

Defining your face shape is the first step to finding the right wig style for you.

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How to Find Your Face Shape

There are a few ways to define your face shape. You can use a mirror and trace your reflection with lipstick or take a selfie straight on and trace the shape of your face on your phone's editing program. 

If the shape isn't readily apparent, measure the length and width of your face at various points to get a better idea of your shape.

Wig Styles for Your Face Shape

Once you've determined your face shape, you'll be ready to buy the perfect wig online. Here are the best wig style cuts for your face shape:

  • Round - the ideal wig cuts for round faces create length. Avoid blunt cuts and opt for layers that frame the face instead. Soft side bangs and long locks are perfect for round faces.

  • Heart or Diamond - wigs with straight bangs and long layers accentuate the cheekbones for this face shape, and detract from a high forehead. Asymmetrical cuts look amazing for heart and diamond-shaped faces.

  • Square - texture, and dimension is a must for those with a strong jawline. Long layers and soft cuts that are shoulder-length and longer are ideal for square faces.

  • Oval - this face shape is versatile and looks great with most styles. Whichever style you choose, leave room to frame the face.

  • Oblong - oblong faces look fantastic with straight cut bangs and blunt edges. Both shorter wigs and mid-length wigs look fantastic with an oblong face.

Find a wig style that you feel comfortable wearing, regardless of if it fits the metrics listed above. Confidence, above all else, is beautiful.

Choosing Your Wig Style to Get the Perfect Cut for Your Face Shape

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