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Now that you've figured out your face shape, it's time to put that knowledge to good use. We spoke with celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler (she's responsible for Olivia Munn's perfectly chopped locks) and celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean about their advice for finding the most flattering part for the shape of your face. Think side-parted hairstyles and more. Turns out a simple update to your part can elongate your features, bring out your cheekbones, soften sharp angles, and more. We're reaching for our combs as we type.
Read on for the best part for your face shape.
Face Shape: Round Part: Middle or Deep Side PartGetty
вЂњIf you have a round shape, the ideal part line is down the middle or a deep side part,вЂќ Fowler says. вЂњBoth of these parts will give the illusion of length and create symmetry around your face.вЂќ
If your face shape is round, part your hair down the middle or with a deep side part. вЂњIf you have a round shape, the ideal part line is down the middle or a deep side part,вЂќ Fowler says. вЂњBoth of these parts will give the illusion of length and create symmetry around your face.вЂќGetty
Fowler warns against adding too many layers to your hairstyle if your face shape is round: вЂњAdd just enough to slim the face.вЂќ
If thinking of getting a haircut, look to shorter styles. They compliment a round shape face and help it to be more balanced.
Face Shape: Square Part: Side Part With BangsGetty
Fowler says that a soft, sideswept part with bangs or a swoop will add softness to square-faced ladies.
Dean recommends an extra-deep side part to elongate your features: вЂњThe sides of the face are commonly straight, meaning an extra-deep side part is your new best friend.вЂќGetty
Fowler suggests not going too deep: вЂњYou don't want to make the partВ tooВ deep-this will accentuate the angles of a square face,вЂќ says Fowler.В Instead, show just enough skin on your forehead and allow your bangs to offset your angled jawline.
Face Shape: Oval Part: Any PartGetty
Oval-faced ladies can pull off pretty much any part. Fowler says the most вЂњidealвЂќ face shape for any part is the oval-shaped face.
This is the easiest of face shapes to style for, as Dean recommends playing with your part: вЂњDeep side, middle, sidesweptВ all generally work well with the oval face shape.вЂќ
An oval face shape вЂњallows you to try a middle, side, or deep part-and you will rock every single one!вЂќ If you have an oval-shaped face, play around with your part and mix things up.
Face Shape: Heart Part: Deep Side PartGetty
Fowler says a deep side part will break up the chin line, which can be pointy if you have a heart-shaped face. вЂњYou want to soften your cheekbones as well,вЂќ Fowler says.Getty
вЂњA deep side part will brush softly against your face and give this illusion,вЂќ says Dean.
If your hair naturally parts down the middle, create a side part by parting your hair while it is wet, then applying a gel to hold the new part in place. Use a fine-toothed comb to direct your hair in the new direction as you blow dry.
However, Dean says to experiment with a middle part and play around with layers to help enhance your features, like Reese Witherspoon's layered lob. вЂњAlso try a half-up, half-down look to emphasize the eyes and shape of your face. Heart-shaped faces are unique, so show them off as much as you can,вЂќ says Dean.
Face Shape: Diamond Part: Side Part, No BangsGetty
If you have a diamond-shaped face, you want to stay away from short bangs and stick to side parts. вЂњA side part really complements your strong cheekbones and bone structure,вЂќ Fowler remarks.Getty
Fowler says shorter hairstyles work best for this look since diamond-shaped ladies have smaller foreheads. Anything too long and dramatic will overshadow your face.
Face Shape: Oblong Part: Middle Part or BangsGetty
A middle part is ideal for oblong faces. Fowler suggests a middle part to add the illusion of roundness to oblong faces.Getty
вЂњBangs also work very well for this look because they help shorten the long face shape,вЂќ Fowler says. She recommends asking for a haircut with layers to bring out your cheekbones and strong jawline.
Is there a hair part you particularly love? Next, find out what your part says about your personality.