Letting your hair down is great, especially when you’ve lucked into a good hair day or are rocking some tousled beachy waves. The only downside is the weather. Heat and humidity get us all sweaty and sticky after being outdoors, and our hair ends up sticking to the back of our necks or even plastered to our face.
General advice applicable to (almost) all
When it comes to a ponytail, a good rule of thumb is drawing an invisible line from the corner of your eye, following the angle of your lower lash line up to the back of your head. The final point is how high you should tie your ponytail for the most flattering and slimming look. It makes your face look lifted as well!
Of course, that might not work for all face shapes, especially if the top half of your head is wider and you do nothing to balance that with your fringe. And sometimes, we simply want a less polished hairstyle to suit a casual ensemble.
For days you simply want fuss-free hairdos or the most flattering ponytail for your face shape, check out the following to get the most out of your updo!
With a stronger or more chiseled jawline, you want to leave soft tendrils of hair framing your face for balance, whatever height your ponytail may be. An overall softer look works well, and you can even try a low “messy” chignon with lots of loose ends to soften the angularity of your face.
If your face is round, you’ll want a look that elongates your face. Avoid slicked back hair and try a hairdo that gives you more volume at the top. You can achieve that by teasing the hair around the crown to balance out the roundness of your face.
If you’ve got an oval face shape, count yourself lucky. There’s a lot more room to play, with most hairstyles looking great on you. You can most definitely rock that slicked back pony; just avoid tying it too high up so your face doesn’t look too ‘stretched’.
If you’ve got a wide forehead and narrow chin, you want to tie your ponytail around mid-height, not so high that it emphasises the width of your head or so low that it makes your chin look narrower. Side bangs or a side part that sweeps over your forehead can balance out the proportions of your face.
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