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Holiday Hairstyles: Best Wigs for Your Face Shape


WRITTEN BY: CancerCenter
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The holiday season is a time when some enjoy getting dressed to the nines with fancy clothes, pretty jewelry, and a primped hair style. But if you’re fighting cancer, you may not feel yourself this year due to side effects of treatment, such as hair loss.

Many patients buy wigs to help cope with their hair loss. Dealing with cancer is hard enough, let alone trying to find the wig with the best style and length for you. Look through these images to determine what your face shape is most similar to, and discover what hair styles will work best for you this holiday season and beyond!

Retangular face shape

rectangular face

For a rectangle/oblong face shape, you will want to add softness. Try looking for a wig that is styled with soft waves or curls in the crown and nape areas.

Round face shape

round face shape

If you have a round/circle face shape, avoid width in your wig. This shape looks best with a linear style. When possible, add height and choose a style that has long, wispy side areas.

Square face shape

square face shape

For a square face, avoid straight lines. Comb the hair off of the forehead. Choose a wig that has height at the top and is narrow at the sides.

Heart face shape

heart face shape

If your face is shaped like a heart, add volume at the chin. Choose a wig that keeps hair close to the head at the eyes, but slightly full around the jaw and below and in front of the earlobes.

Diamond face shape

diamond face shape

For a diamond face shape, avoid wearing a wig that has height on the top or volume on the sides. Bobs work well with diamond shapes, or styles that have narrow sides and fullness at the chin.

Triangular face shape

triangular face shape

For this shape, look for a wig that adds volume above the jaw line. Comb hair to add width from the eye level through the crown of the head.

Oval face shape

oval face shape

If you have an oval shaped face, you don’t have any dominant areas. Any hairstyle, length, or texture will work well.

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