Hot hair cuts

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Finding the best way to wear your hair and the best cut boils down to your face shape. Celebrity stylist and Beauty SA’s hair expert, David Gilson, shares his tips…

Summer hair cuts

You want: Long hair with layers and volume

Best for: Square and long shape faces
What to ask for: Soft texturized layers to soften your jaw line. If your face is long, ask to add a long, swooping fringe.

You want: Straight long hair with a sharp fringe

Best for: Triangular face shapes
What to ask for: If you have naturally straight hair you’re lucky. If not, ask for a keratin treatment to straighten your strands. Cut a fringe, but make sure to have it personalised and adapted during your consultation. It all depends on your jawline and eyebrow shape.

Summer hair cuts

You want: Pixie cut

Best for: Small delicate features and heart shaped faces
What to ask for: A texturized cut works best, if you feel you need more coverage in the front and your face is long enough, ask for a long swooping fringe.

You want: Short cropped hair or a bob

Best for: Round and oval face shapes
What to ask for: If you have a round face be sure to keep your bob under the jawline with texture or layers. If you have more of an oval shape ask for a sleek, graduated bob.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Riekie

    I like my long hair, but the layer part I keep to the front, the back v shape length …

    5 years ago •

  1. Chocolates

    i love the long hair with layers, wow looks good!

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Now if only they can be maintained so easily without going to the salon

    5 years ago •

  1. Cat

    always loved the long styles with layers and lots of volume

    5 years ago •

  1. CarolynMcM

    Nice hairstyles, like them all!

    5 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    All of them look great, I truly cannot choose one.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Hale Berry Pixie cut is HOT, 1 need oven gloves!!! Shuuu so good for her

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    used to always have a bob when I was younger..see chinese bob is in fashion again

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    I love the long hair with layers, it looks great.

    5 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I love the bob styles for the oval face shapes, for now I’m more than happy though with my super straight long hair. Great advise, always good to know which will match facial shapes

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    All look beautiful and very healthy…

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    long hair with layers looks so sexy.

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Love the long hair with layers + volume. A girl can only dream…

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    In love with the pixie cut!

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Love the long hair with layers pic. Looks gorgeous.

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I’ve always been in love with a pixie cut

    5 years ago •

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