Choosing A Wig – Face Shape Guide

Let the Face Shape Guide assist you in selecting a style that is perfect for you. Your facial shape is the starting point to choosing a style that flatters you.

To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure – and write them down:

– Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones.
– Measure across jawline from the widest point to the widest point.
– Measure across forehead to the widest point. Generally the widest point will be about halfway between your eyebrows and hairline.
– Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of chin.

OVAL – many choices
Slightly narrower at the jawline than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline.
Try: Most any hair shape works well. Short, medium and long lengths, plus styles swept away from face.

ROUND – add height without adding extra width
Full-looking face with round chin and hairline.
Try: Chin-length or longer styles, cuts with fullness and height at the crown, layered top, off-center parts.

SQUARE – avoid styles that add width at the jawline
Angular jawline, same width as forehead
Try: Styles that lengthen the face and add fullness on top work best. Avoid styles that add width at the jawline.

RECTANGULAR – avoid styles that add height on top
Long and slender, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones.
Try: Short to medium lengths, fullness at the sides, soft wispy bangs.

HEART- add volume to chin
Wider at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small chin.
Try: Chin-length or longer styles, side parts, swept forward layers around the upper face, wispy bangs.

PEAR – add volume above jawline
Narrow forehead, round chin
Try: Frame the face with bangs and full layers on the sides and on top, with hair falling below the chin.

There are thousands of wigs out there for all types of women. Popular name brand wigs include Paula Young, Star Jones, Christine Jordan, Beauty in Motion, Especially Yours, NewHair, Naomi Sims, Gabor, and Diahann Carroll.

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