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Though there are literally hundreds of women's hairstyles out there, not all of them are meant for your particular face shape. In fact, if you choose wrong it could mean all the difference between a flattering new style and a hair disaster.
To find out if your face shape is oval measure it. If it is one and a half times longer than it is wide, you have an oval face. Examples of women's hairstyles that would look good on you are Paris Hilton's short bob or the slightly layered longer hair of Eva Longoria.
Your face is round if, when measured, it is as wide as it is long. Styles to avoid are bobs that end at your chin and anything that wisps onto your face as both will only accentuate the roundness. Instead opt for longer styles that will give the appearance of a longer face. Good women's hairstyles for round faces are any that give height on the top, or layered longer styles like Kate Winslet.
These faces are longer than they are wide. Short to medium lengths are best for this face shape, especially ones that have body on the sides to lend width. Bangs can also help shorten the appearance of the face. Women's hairstyles for this face shape are Niki Taylor's bob with lots of volume.