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How to Choose the Best Wig for Your Face Shape

How to Choose the Best Wig for Your Face Shape

If you are purchasing a wig, getting the right shape to complement your face shape is incredibly important. There are seven different face shapes that can help you determine what hairstyles and wigs will look the best on you and bring your features. When purchasing a wig online, it can be difficult to know which style will flatter you best. 

Facially, everyone is uniquely different, and what can be a beautiful style on you may not flatter someone else. 

Wigs can transform your look by making you appear youthful, changing up your style, and experimenting before making a permanent decision at the salon. Just remember, confidence is key when you are wearing a wig and feeling comfortable in your style and overall look. 

However, knowing your face shape is a great indicator of what wig will look best on you. 


How to Choose the Right Wig for Your Face Shape

1. Oval

Oval-shaped faces are typically narrower at the jaw with a gently rounded hairline. This shape is considered as the ‘ideal’ face shape because of its symmetrical and proportional features with no dominant characteristics. 

If you have an oval-shaped face, you can work with almost any hairstyle, length, or cut. 

The most flattering wig styles for oval faces are long bobs, with a fringe that falls to one side, or mid-length styles with layers so you can add volume to your wig. 

2. Round

A round face features a wide hairline and a beautiful circular form. Women with round faces are described as having a face that is relatively short and broad with fullness just under the cheekbones. 

The widest part of a rounded-shaped face is where the cheeks and ears are situated. The best wigs for round shapes are ones that create fullness and height at the crown but also stay flattered at the cheekbones to elongate the face. 

We recommend face frame wigs and wig styles with an off-center parting because they help soften the fullness in your cheeks. Avoid blunt cuts which round at the jawline and mimic your face, which adds even more weight to the roundness of your jaw. Longer hair-length wigs are a great choice for a round face shape, as they complement the rounder parts of the cheeks and jawline. 

3. Square

This versatile and stunning face shape is described as a wide angular jaw that is the same width as the forehead. If you have a strong jawline and hairline, it’s best to avoid straight, angular hairstyles because they overemphasize the angels of your face. Find a wig that adds height on the top to elongate your symmetrical shape and narrow at the sides, creating the illusion of length. 

You can soften your face shape for a flattering look by wearing a layered, wavy-styled wig to break up the strong angles of your face. Wigs with fringes work well for square-shaped faces, and find a wig with longer hair length to beautifully frame your face. 

Because of the wider nature of the jaw and cheekbones, adding volume to the sides of your face can make it look wider than it is. Instead, try parting your wig to offset the squareness of your face, or have bangs and a short bob to showcase that stunning jawline. 

How to Work Out Your Face Shape

  • Mirror: Stand in front of the mirror and look at the full outline of your face. Use a bar of soap or lipstick to trace the outline of your face onto the mirror to identify your face shape. 
  • Photograph: Another method to figure out your face shape is to use a recent portrait photograph and trace the outline of your face onto a piece of paper. 
  • Measurement: Take a soft tape measure and measure from your front hairline, round to just above the ears, then round to where your neck bends, under the occipital bone. Then measure back round to the front hairline from where you stand. 

Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Essentials

Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Essential is a beauty supply retail store and fashion boutique located in South Asheville, NC. We offer a huge selection of beauty supplies, wigs, hair accessories, and more. 

If you are searching for a custom wig that will complement your face shape, our professional stylists can help you choose a wig for your beauty needs. 

Contact us today or visit our website for more information about our services.