Choosing the Best Hair Length for You
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Celebrity Inspiration: Choosing the Best Hair Length for You

Inches on inches on inches

In all reality, any woman can have any hair length. If it makes you feel good then, by all means, go with it!

Maybe you just aren’t sure what you should do with your hair. You want a hair length that will leave you feeling glamorous and confident, but finding the perfect hair length for you can be difficult at times.

And more times than we would like to admit, glamour and confidence are not always how things pan out. We’ve all been there…so be prepared!

Imagine you’re scrolling through hair Instagram accounts and blogs to find the newest hairstyles, cuts, and trends. You chose a fun cut that so many fashionable people are rocking nowadays, but as the salon chair spins to face the mirror, you realize it’s gone wrong.

This cute cut just does not fit your face. Avoid this kind of heartache by knowing what length works for you…but, ask yourself, what length of hair even looks good on you? How will you know?

Remember, choosing the best hair length for you is not all about face shape. It is also about your personal preference and dazzling personality. So, to guide you in the right direction, here are some tips to help you find the perfect hair length for your face shape, lifestyle, and personal flair.

face shapes

Short Length

Face Shape

Ladies with a heart shape or square shape face are said to be extremely lucky! Not everyone can pull off a bob or pixie cut. But with your facial shape, nothing brings more attention to your best features like short length hairstyle.

Tyra Banks is a fantastic example of a woman with a heart-shaped face that can wear the hell out of a pixie cut! Heart shaped faces with a shortcut can bring more attention to the eyes and lips. With prominent facial features, a short length won’t hide your best assets! As it works with your striking features, a pixie cut can also bring attention away from the more extended jawline that comes with a heart-shaped face.

Square face shapes can also pull off pixie cuts, or shorter length hairstyles. This is because similar to heart-shaped, the shorter length brings attention away from the jawline, and more towards the eyes. However, the difference lies in length.

Though square face shapes can wear a pixie, a layered bob or an A-line cut gives the shorter style just a little bit of a chance to hide some of the jaw on the sides of the face. This gives the allusion of a slimmer jawline.

zendaya blonde pixie cut

Best Hairstyles for Short Length Hair

Slicked-down pixie

Many may not know, but the pixie cut is very versatile when it comes to styling.

Regardless of its lack of length, this cut present various ways with various looks. The slicked-down pixie gives off the illusion that the hair is wet when it’s not. The best product for this type of look is a hair oil which will give the proper amount of shine.

You’ll also want a holding product to lock the look in place.

Volumized pompadour

For any woman, this style is a real crowd pleaser. It works great on day-old hair and can be easily manipulated on how you want it.

Finger waves

This old-fashioned vintage hairstyle has made a major comeback in a super modernized way.

The sculptured look of finger waves is perfect for short hair and is pretty easy to achieve. At least, once you get the hang of it! because practice makes perfect. You’ll find that the right hair tools are the essential piece to succeeding with this style.

The original vintage wave clips are perfect for creating the right ridges and will make the styling a lot easier and more efficient.

Lifestyle

You should always be living your best life, and short hair lengths will help you do it! Many short hairstyles and cuts are low maintenance and quick to style. Pixie cuts are great for ladies who just want to roll out of bed, throw in some mousse and keep it pushing. Not to mention how trendy a pixie looks on any woman of any ethnicity or hair type. Pixies for all!

An A-line or short bob cut might also be better for you if you don’t have time in the morning, Depending on your hair type, it won’t require much attention. But whether your hair is naturally straight, wavy, or curly, you’ll be able to manage anything that comes your way with a short length style!

Personal Flair

A cute bob or pixie cut can bring out your inner edge! Short hair lengths will always keep everyone on their toes about what you might do next! Do not be afraid to live life outside of the box and be confident with your short length!

It is easy to keep your hair long when that is your comfort zone, but it is fun to see what happens when you push yourself to your limits! Be spontaneous! You won’t regret it!

victoria beckham bob
rihanna bob

Medium Length

Face Shape

Many say that it is a blessing to have an oval shaped face because you can wear any length of hair you’d like and still look fabulous! Though correct, there is one hair length that best accentuates your oval features.

With an oval face shape, it is easy to wear different lengths and still be able to achieve your desired look. However, a medium length hairstyle is going to be best suited for you. Here’s why; If you were to cut your hair too short, a longer oval-shaped face may seem to protrude from the bottom of your hair, or “show off” too much jawline. This wouldn’t be the desired look for just an everyday haircut, but again, it’s your personal preference.

The same goes for hair that is too long, too. Because your face is already elongated, long hair will only slim your shape even further, making it seem too long, or possibly yet sunken. Nobody wants to look like their beautiful face is drowning in their hair. Many Celebs with an oval face switch up their looks frequently, however, on a day-to-day basis it is the medium length they stick too.

So if you are looking for the absolute best length for your oval shape, I’d suggest sticking to a beautiful and classic medium length style or cut.

khloe kardashian
lob bob

Best Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

Volumized low ponytail

Ponytails are by far the classiest of hairstyles that accentuate the face, especially if they are low.

Adding volume to one only makes it be a better style with some character not making the look seem boring or safe. If you have medium length hair this hairstyle is great for you! Simply, gather all of your hair at the back nape of your neck and use a hair tie to secure it.

Once the ponytail is secured, it helps to push up your hair at the crown to add that bit of volume. Add even more style to this classy look by taking a piece of hair from the ponytail and wrapping it around the hair tie, which also gives a cleaner look by hiding it.

Spray a bit of hairspray over the top of the hair to clean up any annoying fly-ways and to keep that volumized area in place.

Low chignon

There is definitely a difference between a low bun and low chignon even though most don’t seem to know.

Buns can be anywhere on your head, and you can wear lots of them at once. Chignons, on the other hand, have traditionally been worn low on the head. They’re also considered more formal, and you only wear one, usually large and containing the entire length of your hair.

Buns are always wrapped around themselves, whether twisted around a center or braided. Chignons, however, are usually tucked under or can be built around a central pin, tiara, or another hair accessory. To achieve this look, create a low ponytail, and then twist two strands into a loose rope braid. Firmly take your fingers to wrap the rope braid within itself repeatedly.

Hug your bun in place, and start pinning around the entire bun to maintain its shape. To hold it in place use a firm-holding hairspray. Voila!

Half-up Half-down

Wearing your hair in the half-up-half-down style gives you the best of both worlds where you can keep your hair down while keeping stray strands out of your face.

What’s better, it works for bobs, lobs, and longer lengths. Today, we’re showcasing it for medium length hair. Depending on what you desire, you can locate your half-up portion either low or high on your head, in a bun or a braid.

First, you want to decide the location then properly part leaving hair down in the back. Hairsprays are always your best friend when it comes to this style to ensure fly-aways are a non-issue, to add volume, and make sure the look stays in place.

Wet look style

We all had to give a standing ovation when the Kardashians resurrected the infamous wet hair look.

This hairstyle is dreamy, sexy and absolutely perfect for medium length hair. Even though done on dry hair, this hair look will have you mistaken for a runway model by using the right products.

The staple product you’ll need for this style is sea salt spray to get those strands damp. This product gives your hair a messy texture with some slight waves which come in due to the salt component of the spray. Next, to lock in those waves, add some hair gel that is lightweight and you’ll want to add some hair mousse for the perfect amount of volume.

Lastly, for a product, grab a lightweight oil or serum to enhance your hair looking wet. Finalize your look by blow drying your hair to lock everything in place, once you’re done, coat your fingers with a little more of oil or serum to top of your shine.

Lifestyle

Medium length hair is highly manageable. It has some length for styling but is short enough that it does not take forever to style.

Medium cuts allow you to switch it up as most oval faced beauties would! Like mentioned before, celebrities are often seen wearing their hair at a medium length on a regular basis. This is because a medium length cut can be best suited for people with busy lifestyles but still have to switch it up.

If you’re a working-woman and a social butterfly, then the medium length is calling your name. Don’t be afraid to play with different styles that are super cute for medium length hair!

Personal Flair

Blake Lively and Draya Michele are two examples of celebrities who usually role with a medium length haircut.

Both women have different styles and have opposite hair textures, and they’re still killin’ it! Medium length gives women the opportunity to assess their personality and style without having to worry if their hair choice will match up.

You really can’t go wrong! Women, men, youngsters, and seasoned women can wear their hair at medium length and have no worries that their hair length doesn’t fit a society given demographic.

It’s all good when it comes to medium length!

Draya-Michele

Long Length

Face Shape

If your face shape is round, then a beautiful layered cut might be what you need.

Though specific styles can appear to make your face seem more full, the long layered cut can slim your beautiful face, and make it have a slimmer appearance. The way in which you part your hair matters, too.

Parting your hair right down the middle will consist of the same amount of hair on each side. This will allow your face too look symmetrical and therefore, less round and a bit longer. We see celebs with a rounder face do this all the time.

Take Mila Kunis or Chrissy Teigen for example. Both ladies have round faces, but always look slim, stylish, and sexy. How? They use the long layers to frame their faces and use middle parts to ensure that their face shapes are even more symmetrically appealing than usual.

A long hair length is for anybody, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t better suited for individual lifestyles over others… long lengths take time and therefore take patience.

The Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber - Red Carpet

Best Hairstyles for Long Length Hair

Messy side braid

Everyone loves a good messy side braid.

But most ladies who style their hair into the plait know that it takes just the right combination of precision and messiness to look perfect. We know they put some effort into the look obviously. Between technique, effort, and product, it takes just a little bit of practice.

But when you get it right, this braid can’t be beaten.

Textured top knot bun

A top knot bun is a stylish hairstyle made from winding your hair in a bun on the top of your head.

It’s a very versatile look and can range from sleek and sophisticated to messy chic. You want to begin by pulling your hair into a high ponytail near the top of your head securing with a hair tie.

Take the hair of your ponytail and divide it into two equal sized sections. Then twist them together all the way down to make them into one piece. Twisting your hair like this will make your top knot even more smooth and prevents flyaways.

Wrap your twisted hair in itself in a clockwise direction and secure it in its place using a bobby pin or even a hair tie.

Slicked-back ponytail

This look is definitely runway material and, rocking it, you’ll be looking like America’s next top model!

The slicked back ponytail is another classy style that is super simple and is perfect when wanting to show off a gorgeous bone structure and a beautiful smile.

To get the job done, all you’ll need is a brush, a hair tie, a flat iron, a bobby pin, a light holding gel, and a finishing hold spray. The most important key to this style is starting on flat ironed hair, or if not done already, by flat ironing your hair.

This is essential because it’s what gives the slick look.

Lifestyle

If it is long, healthy, and brilliant hair you’re dreaming of, then it is going to take some work. Do you have enough time on your hands?

Long hair is no easy task. Sure you can never trim it, and always keep it in a bun, but where is the fun in that? You should show off your inches by keeping your long length vibrant and managed.

A more laid-back lifestyle in which you have a bit of extra time on your hands may make it easier to keep up with long hair maintenance. This is not to say that it is impossible to achieve your long hair dreams if you’re a busy woman!

All I’m saying is if you want those long locks, you have to work for it! Have time and patience for washing, styling, trimming, and coloring.

Personal Flair

A long hair length can be an excellent tool for expressing your own style. You can usually associate long hair with a younger demographic, but it doesn’t have to stop there! Long hair can make you feel like a glamorous and sexy woman.

So don’t think just because you’re over the age of 30, you can’t rock a long Kardashian inspired hairstyle. Embrace your flavor!

kim kardashian straight hair

Your Perfect Length

Choose your long, medium or short length, but either way, you go you’ll look magnificent. You can learn more about your face shape, and other forms of styling different lengths of hair so don’t feel intimidated by switching it up!

Comment below to let us know what hair lengths have always worked for you! Good luck ladies, and happy styling!

About Andrea Broadnax

Andrea Broadnax: I am from Sacramento, California and attended Sacramento State University. I major in English (American and British Literature). I have always had a passion for art and literature. I consider hair and makeup an art, so, there was no doubt that Private Label Extensions drew my attention! I practice my hair and makeup skills daily, and freelance makeup during wedding seasons. Beauty and writing are my favorite pass times.

6 thoughts on “Celebrity Inspiration: Choosing the Best Hair Length for You

  1. April Wells says:

    As soon as I read this title I thought to myself any length and hairstyle seem to work on me. And This article confirmed it. I have an oval shaped head and I agree that although Any length and cut works for me, a good medium length Bob suits me best, it defiantly brings out my cheekbones and jawline. Usually keep my hair length no longer than 18 inches. But 2018 has been busting out of my shell. Now I’m wearing 22inches. I want to try 30 inches of the PLE Grey or Blond. I’m being a little bold right. Well, it’s inches on inches on inches all summer 2018 for me.

  2. Shante Robertson says:

    I’m more of a shoulder length kind of girl. I always thought that if I ever wore long hair extensions the hair would just get in my way, but after reading this post I may have to give it a try.

  3. Alante Hunter says:

    This article is gonna come in handy for me in the future! I always think I look weird with shorter length hair but enjoy having longer lengths when I wear extensions. Now I understand why fully! I wish I could print this out and hang it up for customers to read and get a visual representation better! Even in the salon we all want what we can’t initially have and sometimes what we think “looks good” on us, that’s not always the case! Perfect read!

  4. Rahimah holt says:

    I have Extreme patience and pretty much can wear and hair length. But I prefer 30” it fits my personality and defines who I am. I have always been over the top and my daughter love to play with my hair and take pictures lol no let me say it’s a lot of work as for as maintenance but after reading this I’m not really sure what type of face Shape I have very interesting

  5. Misti says:

    I usually go online and look at different ways I can do my hair. Rihanna has been rocking the hair right now I wear my hair long short curly that’s why I loveeeeee weave! You can do anything you want to change your look.

  6. Ana’jah McKnight-Odoms says:

    Wow! I never decided this way, I just went to my stylist and said I want this style without questioning how it would look on me. Now I am going to use this as a guide on choosing my styles. This article taught me to think very deeply about any situation. Amazing.

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