Wedding Hairstyles: The Mane Dilemma
Finding the perfect wedding coiffure can be a frustrating process. Local hairstylists Timothy Robishaw and Darren Le dish on which ’dos flatter which face shapes.
An oval shape is versatile because it’s proportional: There’s no need to hide a high forehead or downplay a sharp chin. While you can get away with almost any look, a surefire option is a chignon or bun.
A loosely pulled-back style, with a bit of volume and a side-swept bang, works well. But whatever you do, don’t go for a center part: It’ll just make your face look longer.
Adding waves, whether they’re gently pulled back or left down, softens your face shape. Stay away from taut updos, which only draw attention to an angular jaw.
You should have something loose around the jawline, so a half-up, half-down look is a good choice. Just make sure you don’t pull your hair back too tight.
Gals with a wide forehead that narrows to a pointy chin are prime candidates for a half-up, half-down style. Sleekness around the crown minimizes a prominent forehead, while the fullness below softens the chin.
A classic French twist is a sure bet. To modernize the look, make it fairly loose and add long, side-swept bangs that draw the eye away from the chin and hide the forehead.
To elongate this silhouette, create soft, loose waves. (Pin-straight hair emphasizes roundness.) Subtle layers remove bulk and make your face appear slimmer, but steer clear of anything choppy.
Think of a moderate pompadour: A ‘do that’s soft—not slicked back—around your face but smoothly structured elsewhere. Height around the crown lengthens your visage.