Here’s the Best Way to Part Your Short Hair for Your Face Shape

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If we observe carefully, we have different face shapes and features to embrace and highlight by pairing up with a perfect hairstyle. Being short-haired women, we need to know what partings suit our face shape.

Short and medium hair is ideal for framing your face and balancing your facial features. However, if you are not familiar with partings, you may end up having a bad hair day! 

The right parting for your face shape flatters your look to a greater extent. However, these days most women are blinded by the trendiest hairstyle that stormed the internet. Seriously, Sia’s two-toned bob may not suit your face! You will have to find the one that suits you!

Various partings can either make or break your short hair look. Although some partings fit any face shape, some go well only with certain face shapes. Here is a list of partings that suit certain face shapes.

The article covers all the face shapes, so you can immediately identify your face shape and start experimenting with a suitable part for your short hair.

Oval Face Shapes: Multiple Parting (Side, Middle, Deep, Side Swept, etc.)

Oval face shapes are longer and have round edges around the chin and cheekbones (cheekbones are the widest part of the face). Oval face shapes are the most versatile allowing you to sport many elegant hairstyles, including parted styles. This face shape offers freestyle parting; you can create any part (side, middle, deep parting, side-swept hair bangs with side-parting, etc.)

on your short hair without compromising your look. Apart from multiple parting options, you can play around with your hair bangs to add charm to your style. Oval face shapes are the most versatile allowing you to sport many elegant hairstyles, including parted styles.

Celebrities with oval face shapes; Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron, Cindy Crawford, and Tyra Banks. 

Round Face Shapes: Middle or Deep Side Part

The ideal parting for a round face shape is a middle or a deep side parting. With a round face shape, you have to create an illusion of length by softening the round edges. If you are going for short and medium layered hair, add only a few layers. More layers can add too much thickness and volume, preventing a slimming effect on your face.

Minimal layers on short hair with a middle or deep side part compliments your round face shape. f you are going for short and medium layered hair, add only a few layers. More layers can add too much thickness and volume, preventing a slimming effect on your face.

Minimal layers on short hair with a middle or deep side part compliments your round face shape. 

Celebrities with round face shapes; Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, Charlotte Church, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Dunst, and Mila Kunis. 

Square Face Shapes: Side Part With Hair Bangs and Subtle Middle Part

Bangs hairstyles combined with a part play a significant role in balancing a square face shape. Side-swept hair bangs with a deep side parting soften the square edges and help in elongating your face.

When you create a deep side part, avoid exposing the square edges of your face. Expose your forehead and use your side-swept bangs to nullify the angled jawline. The simple deep side parting updates your sharp edges and brings out your excellent cheekbones to the picture. 

A subtle middle parting is another good friend for a square face. After creating a subtle middle parting, let your hair from the hairline fall over your cheeks, covering the sharp edges. Your short hair will be enough to soften the square features. 

Celebrities with square face shapes; Jennifer Anniston, Billie Piper, Katie Holmes, Renee Zellweger, Sandra Bullock, and Tori Spelling.

Rectangle Face Shapes: Swooped Hair Bangs with Side Part

Rectangle face shapes are about half times longer than they are wide. The straight cheek lines running from temples to jawline display a long look, and the jawline is angular. It does take a great deal of shortening the face for a rectangular-face-shaped woman. The length is the main problem to flaunt fabulous hairstyles.

Plus, you need to soften the sharp edges, conceal your forehead and balance the jawline. Creating a side part and swooping your hair bangs towards the side covers your forehead to cut off the length of your face shape.

Additionally, short layered hair will add horizontal volume and achieve more balanced features. Add as many layers as you can to amplify the horizontal volume. 

Celebrities with rectangle face shapes; Angelina Jolie, Jade Jagger, Katrina Kaif, Hilary Swank, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Heart Face Shapes: Middle and Deep Side Part

For a heart face shape, the middle part is excellent. There is not much you can do to break the pointy chin line, but you can soften the broad cheekbones and upper part of your face. A middle parting will let your hair flow on both sides of your face letting your tresses brush off the wide feature.

If your hair naturally parts down the middle, you are a lucky woman – you just have to define the part and play with your locks a little bit. Bob cuts and lobs with wavy layered hair balance the heart shape perfectly. However, note that adding wavy layers from roots to end is not the solution.

Simply add wavy layers near the ends (about 3 to 5 inches). Wavy ends add horizontal volume making your pointy chin less prominent. 

Celebrities with heart face shapes; Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson, and Naomi Campbell. 

Diamond Face Shapes: Side Part with Flipped Hair

A diamond face shape requires a perfect part since it tends to have a pointy chin and a narrow hairline. The sharp chin and hairline are two things you should consider while choosing a part for a diamond face shape.

Shorter hairstyles are perfect for a diamond face shape as the forehead is small and narrow. Create a deep side part and flip your hair covering half of your forehead; it will conceal the narrow hairline and compliment your strong cheekbones. 

Celebrities with diamond face shapes; Jennifer Lopez, Koena Mitra, Malika Sherawat, Malaika Arora, Liz Hurley, Rihana, Serena Williams, and Viola Davis.

Triangle or Pear Face Shapes: Middle Part with Tapered Hair

Picking a suitable part for a pear-shaped face is not easy; you have to look for a part that does an excellent job of balancing your broad chin. This face shape is opposite to heart shape face.

So, you need to expose the upper part of your face and conceal the chin area as much as possible. Tapered bob cuts are excellent at balancing the pear-shaped face. The thickness of your hair at the upper half of your face adds volume to the temple, and the tapered ends balance the broad chin. 

Celebrities with pear face shapes; Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Kelly Osbourne, and Sophie Ellis Bextor.


Now you have learned the suitable part for different face shapes, use them accordingly to balance your facial features. Choosing a proper parting for your face shape often entails a few trials and errors before you find the perfect one. Even if you know the right parting for your face shape, you may face challenges to sport a flawless look in the beginning. But don’t worry; nothing gets right on the first try. Good things take time!


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