Expert reveals exactly where you should part your hair based on your face shape

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:33AM
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Most people know which hairstyle suits their face shape but a celebrity hairdresser has revealed that it's actually where you part your hair that can make all the difference.

Jordan Garrett, a celebrity stylist at Daniel Hersheson who has worked with Mollie King and Olivia Palermo, insists there's a specific parting for each face shape. He says that choosing the right one for yours can make you look your most attractive, knock pounds off your face and soften any harsh features.

Here, he shares the simple formula for matching your parting to your face shape to elongate your features, enhance your cheekbones, soften sharp angles and slim your face.

OVAL: PART IN THE MIDDLE

 
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This shape, which Jessica Alba and Cat Deeley are the proud owners of, is one of the most versatile and suits any look. 

Jordan advises keeping the parting in the middle to elongate the face. If you have a fringe, he says you should keep the bangs longer around the face to square off roundness.  

ROUND: OPT FOR A CENTRE PARTING 


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If, like Jennifer Lawrence, you posses a round face, you need to focus on creating structure by focusing on a centre parting. Splitting your hair down the middle will help create the illusion of length and symmetry.

"Keep the parting in the middle to knock pounds of the face," he said. "Make like Jennifer and pull some strands loose around the face; texture can make all the difference."

"I also wouldn't recommend a fringe for this face shape."

LONG: ALWAYS HAVE A DEEP SIDE PARTING 

 
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The secret hair hack for a long face shape - like Sarah Jessica Parker's - is to avoid a centre parting.

Jordan says ladies with longer faces should always plump for a deep side parting to give the face shape more width. 

Whilst most women want to elongate their faces, ladies with longer faces can enhance their looks with a side parting.

HEART: GO FOR A DEEP SIDE PARTING


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If, like Scarlett Johansson, you have a heart face shape, Jordan says a severe side parting is the best way to wear your hair because it breaks up your chin line. 

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.