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How to part your hair for your face shape

How to part your hair for your face shape

The way you part your hair can completely change the look of your hairstyle and your face shape.

From deep side parts to a bold middle part, a simple update to the way you part your hair can elongate your features, bring out your cheekbones, and soften sharp angles of your face. But with so many different face shapes it can be difficult to determine which part will suit you.

At Status Co. we’re making things easier with a guide to which parts will suit your face shape so you can look your best.



If you have a round face your cheeks will appear quite prominent and rounded, with your face being equal width and length.

Round face shapes generally suit parts which create length rather than accentuating the roundness. So, visually lengthen your face by drawing more attention to the centre with a middle part or try a deep side part. Both styles will give the illusion of length and create symmetry around your face.



Oval faces have a forehead slightly wider than the chin, with the length of their face being about one and a half times the width.

If your face is oval-shaped, you lucked out. Oval face shapes tend to suit a wide variety of hair parting and hairstyles in general. This gives you a lot of options when it comes to switching up your hair part and look.

So, if you’re feeling a middle part, go for it, and if you’re looking for a softer side part, you can do that too. There’s no one style which will suit you more than others, so experiment with different hair part positions in the mirror till you find a style which you like.



A heart-shaped face usually has a wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin.

If you have a heart-shaped face try a deep side part. A deep side part will break up the chin line, which can be pointy if you have a heart-shaped face and will brush softly against your face to give the illusion of softer cheekbones.

A slightly off-centre part would also help create some softness in the hair and give an interesting dimension to the face.



Diamond shaped faces have a narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face.

Since those with a diamond face shape have a sharp chin and high cheekbones, the hair part should depend on how much you want to play those features up. A side part will soften your face, while a centre part with highlight those angular features and make them look even more pronounced.

There’s a lot of versatility in a diamond face shape so switch it up every now and again for a dramatic difference.



Those with a square face shape have a prominent jaw and square chin, with forehead and jawline roughly the same width.

An angular shaped face like this tends to suit hairstyles and parts which soften the face and jaw-line.

So, if you have a square face shape try a side part to add a flattering softness to your jaw-line. Make sure it isn’t a deep side part however as it can accentuate the angles of your face and make them appear squarer (unless that’s the look you’re going for of course).

A middle part can also suit a square face but add layers to frame the hair around your face and soften a strong jaw-line.


Status Co.

No matter your face shape, at Status Co. we know hair and how to make you look your best. Whether you’re after a new look, have a special occasion coming up, like a birthday or hens night, or just feel like having a treat, we’ll make sure you’re having the best hair day.

Come into our salon and let our talented hairstylists work their magic all the while sipping on some bubbly.

Status Co. is truly a blow dry bar experience like no other. Book your appointment today

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