John Vance Hathaway

Celebrating 24 years in Beverly Hills 

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How to Get the Best Cut for Your Face

Hey everyone!! Here are my best-kept tips for the perfect style to showcase your face shape!

Heart Shaped Face


Full bang tapered down on the sides past the chin bob with minimal layers or graduation. This makes the face more proportioned/elongated and to show off cheekbones -- framing the best assets. Razoring this cut will give the illusion of lightness.

Oval Shaped Face


Short Mia farrow type pixie. Soft short bangs with wispy soft layers throughout showcases the eyes in an oval faced shape. In most cases oval faces are considered the "perfect" face shape. A slightly askew style can update this look to now. 

Round Shaped Face


A side swept bang on a nicely layered pageboy helps to make the face appear longer. Layers towards the face help create the illusion of a more slender feature. Having a looser feel with the layers all over the haircut is a perfect easy summer look.

Square Shaped Face 


Long soft layers on a below the shoulder look can give the appearance of a rounder face shape. Short pixie-esque bangs under a side swept bang forgives sharp features. A slightly shorter layer around the hairline under the long layers helps greatly to make this face shape much softer. This look is great with some soft waves. 

Let me know if you have any questions!  And of course call/text me to set up a free consultation. 


-- JVH