Every summer, a new wave of hairstyles are soon at the forefront of the beauty movement. The once ubiquitous ballerina bun and ombre trend have made way for high-placed topknots and low, centered braids. If certain hair trends pique your interest when donned by celebs, but not when replicating on your own strands, find a style that suits your face shape. Here, we reveal the chicest summer 2012 hairstyles for full faces:
1. Beachy Curls
Ditch the hair straightener this summer” voluminous ‘dos and tousled beach waves are the new focus of attention. Those with longer strands can maintain volume and still elongate the face with long layers that begin around the cheekbone. This hairstyle for full faces will frame the jawline, and create an oval shaped appearance. Not into layers? Produce your own by pinning textured waves half up. This way, you maintain volume and pinning back sections of your tresses helps to lengthen the face.
2. Elegant Pixie
Short styles can be challenging for round faces. Many shorter haircuts will only add width to the face (hence, blunt chin-length cuts.) Instead of ruling short hairstyles out completely, opt for a modern style with textured layers. A layered pixie will accentuate your features instead of working against them. It’s a classy style that many celebs have brought into the beauty limelight (hello, Ginnifer Goodwin.) Despite Goodwin’s full face shape, she can work the pixie better than most.
3. Voluminous Updo
When it comes to the updo, this season is all about height and volume” the higher, the better! Luckily, hair stylists kept all of us full-faced gals in mind when adapting the standard pony. When donning an updo, volume is our friend, but you need to be strategic when it comes to texture. Volume works best when on the top of our head, and not on the sides. A classy topknot or textured high pony are all fair game.
4. Chic Side Part
There’s no denying that the classic side part has made a sweeping statement this season. From the looks of the J Mendel and Celine summer 2012 runways (just to name a few), it’s an understated trend that’s here to stay. This parted hairstyle for full faces is all about playing with angles. Side parts will add depth to your overall face shape and features. Don’t restrict yourself to this style alone” experiment with other angles and pair side-swept bangs with a textured updo. It’s a trend that is just as adaptable as it is stylish.