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Which wedding hairstyle suits your face shape?

From polished wavy locks, to a sleek ponytail – here’s your wedding season look sorted.

Whether you’re planning your hairstyle for your very own big day – or you’re going to be a bridesmaid or guest at an upcoming wedding – research is key.
Before deciding on a ‘do, it’s important to take into consideration that certain styles may not be the best one to suit your face shape - and when photos last forever, you want to make sure you’re doing the most to flatter your features.
Most people’s face shapes generally fit under round, square or oval – here’s what you need to know about choosing the best style to suit you.

Oval face – Sleek ponytail

If you’re lucky enough to have an oval shaped face, this means your features are balanced – so you can carry off a wide range of hairstyles.
Try a sophisticated and sleek pulled back style, like a low ponytail. Tres chic.

Steps:

1 Start with clean hair, after washing with Schwarzkopf shampoo and conditioner.
2 Use a nylon or boar bristle brush to get extra smooth strands.
3 Smooth the sides with Extra Care Strong Styling Mousse.
4 Secure into a ponytail with a hair tie, leaving one small section out from underneath the ponytail.
5 Spritz with Strong Styling Hairspray for extra shine and hold.
6 Wrap the remaining section around your hair tie to hide it.

Round face – Polished wavy blow-wave

Round faces are blessed with cherubic youth – and look best surrounded by texture and bounce.
Style your locks into polished, retro waves for timeless glamour.

Steps:

1 Start with clean hair, after washing with Schwarzkopf shampoo and conditioner.
2 Use a nylon or boar bristle brush to get extra smooth strands.
3 Using a tail comb, part your hair into a deep side part, and clip it up into sections.
4 With a curler or hair straightener, curl each section of your hair.
5 After the curls have cooled down, gently brush them out to soften them into romantic waves.
6 Set with Extra Care Express Dry Hairspray, and Extra Care Daily Oil Elixir for shine.

Square face – Updo

Rumoured to be the best shape for ageing well, square faces are striking and suit a soft and gentle look.
When styling a square face it’s important to add softness, so try a loose, romantic updo with texture and waves.

Steps:

1 Start with second-day hair, it’s easier to style into an updo than freshly washed locks.
2 Using a tail comb, part your hair into a side part, and clip it up into sections.
3 With a curler or hair straightener, curl each section of your hair.
4 Apply Extra Care Volume Powder to the roots.
5 Using a hair tie, fasten the back section of your hair into a loose side bun.
6 With the remaining front sections, pull them up over the bun in smaller sections, twist and fasten with bobby pins.
7 Spritz with Sea Salt spray.
So whether you’re the bride-to-be, or a wedding guest – there’s a beautiful hairstyle to suit every face shape, which will definitely make you say “I do”.
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