With the ponytail, it is the same as with the hair color or the haircut. Not everything will suit you. But luckily there are enough hairstyle options you can choose from. Find out what ponytail suits your face shape best!
Ponytail according to face shape
There are many reasons to choose a ponytail hairstyle… it’s not complicated at all and can be tied in no time. Hair is out of the face and neck and it looks stylish. But not every ponytail fits every face shape. You have to consider your facial features to achieve the desired effect. For this simple hairstyle the most important thing is the ponytail height!
What face shape do you have?
So that you can determine the shape of your face, you should tie your hair back and sit in front of a mirror. It is best to be without make-up so that you can see all contours exactly, such as your cheekbones. If you are unsure, then outline the contour of your face from your forehead to your temples to your chin with an eyeliner. Another option is to trace the contours of your face directly on the mirror using an old lipstick for example.
Is ponytail good for round face?
Typical features for a round face are:
- pretty much the same width and length
- a rounded, wide forehead
- a rounded chin and jawline
- wide cheekbones that make the face look short
- no hard lines or angles
If you have a rather round face, you should definitely wear your ponytail high to add volume at the crown and visually stretch your face creating an illusion of narrower face shape. However, make sure that you don’t tie your hair too tightly, otherwise, the soft features will be emphasized even more. So make sure that your hair has a little more volume. You can do this by curling your hair with a curling iron or straightening iron or by applying a volume spray.
A ponytail with face-framing pieces will also make your face look thinner. It’s best to let a few strands fall out in gentle waves around the face. Side bangs are flattering on round faces because the angle of the bangs create more length. Full wispy bangs can also look great on round chubby faces.
If you don’t feel like having a ponytail today, no problem! A stylish half-bun is also perfect for your round face shape.
Flattering ponytail hairstyle for the heart-shaped face
Typical characteristics for a heart-shaped face (or an upside-down triangle) are:
- a broad forehead (can appear boxy)
- high cheekbones
- a pointed chin
- a narrow, lower half of the face
To flatter the shape of this face, you shouldn’t emphasize the top of the head too much. The ponytail is therefore tied at half height or lower, at the back of the neck. The forehead can be visually narrowed with a few loose face-framing pieces at the sides.
While you should rather avoid a middle parting with a round face, you can definitely wear it with a heart-shaped face. A sleek low ponytail with a deep side part will also distract the eye from the high forehead.
Ponytail for square face
Typical features of a square face are:
- square, boxy, flat-looking shape
- angular facial contours
- a broad forehead
- a broad, somewhat hard-looking lower jaw
- the sides of the face run straight down
A flattering ponytail hairstyle for the square face is a low ponytail at the level of the earlobes with wavy pieces of hair that softly wrap around the facial features and neutralize their edges. Layered cut bangs can also add texture and movement that help diffuse angular corners.
A side parting with a low tied bun is also a good choice.
Ponytail for oval face shape
Typical features for an oval face are:
- a slightly elongated shape
- a high forehead
- the cheekbones are the widest part of the face
- a slightly longer, slightly rounded chin
Do you have an oval face? Well, congratulations. Women with that face shape are lucky: it is so even that all hairstyles suit you. Whether it’s a loose low ponytail or a sleek, high ponytail – with an oval face you can experiment anew every day.
Ponytail for diamond face shape
With the diamond-shaped face, the aim is to disguise the corners and edges of the face through casual undone hairstyle. Tease the roots and don’t pull back the hair too tightly.
Ponytail for oblong face shape
Unfortunately, ponytail hairstyles are not flattering on an elongated face. A ponytail would only make the face look longer and should, therefore, be avoided. A low ponytail with a deep side part is an option for oblong face shape. But fortunately, there are other possibilities, as well. You can also try a half up half down ponytail or a half-up ponytail with a scarf? Curtain bangs will also break up long lines of your face shape and hide a portion of your forehead.
ponytail to make face look thinner