Choosing a Wig Based on Your Face Shape

womens wigs baltimore maryland toppersWith so many wig styles on the market it can be overwhelming to choose the right kind to make you look best.

Your face will be one of the four shapes below:

Round: If your chin and hairline are rounded, this is your face shape.

The correct wig for a round face shape will be hair longer than your chin, have a part that is off-center. This type of custom wig will help your face to appear longer and thinner.

Square: If your face is roughly proportional in width and length, and you have a strong jaw and hairline, this is your face shape.

The best wig for someone with a square shape face will be short or medium-length with off-center parts and plenty of height near the crown, to counterbalance your symmetrical face shape.

Heart: If you have a small jaw and wide cheekbones, you have a heart-shaped face.

The best wig for you will be chin-length or longer. If you like bangs, make sure they are somewhat wispy. Choosing a bob can help to balance the prominence of your cheekbones.

Oval: If the length of your face is about 1.5x the width, your jaw is about as wide as your cheekbones and your hairline is rounded, you have an oval face and you will want to stick with that same type of wig at the round face.

What is the Difference Between a Human Hair Wig and a Synthetic Wig?

Here’s the good news, when choosing a wig, you can wear almost any style of wig and it will look great on you. The only reason to avoid particular styles would be if they mask your face shape – so try to choose a style that pulls back and shows off your features.