How To Choose A Wig For Your Face Shape

A Guide To Choosing Wigs That Perfectly Fit Your Face Shape

Choosing a wig from an eclectic range of bobs, long tousled waves and heavy bangs can feel overwhelming. While it sounds a tad corny, we’re of the opinion that all you need is confidence to pull off literally any style. Bold cuts can both celebrate your beautifully unique features or even out angles and bone structure, while side parts and waves can soften and flatter prominent lines or lengthen the face.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to pairing a wig with the classic face shapes, but depending on the look you want to achieve, we’ve rounded up our top tips to make the task of choosing the perfect wig for your face shape a little easier to navigate.

Square Shaped Face

Features: Broad forehead, wide cheekbones with a strong jawline.

Famous Square Shaped Faces: Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Lucy Boynton, Hailey Bieber

Wigs For A Square Shaped Face Style Points:

A choppy bob will celebrate the bone structure.

A side part will offset squareness.

Long layers will disguise angles.

A short, layered bob with side swept bangs will draw attention to the cheekbones instead of the jawline.

A long wavy style will soften and lengthen a short, angular face.

Wigs To Fit A Square Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Sinful Whisper, Malibu Rebel Lace Front, Secret Crush, Very Veronica, Mauve Mood Lace Front.

Round Shaped Face

Features: Similar length and width face with prominent rounded cheeks.

Famous Round Shaped Faces: Selena Gomez, Taraji P. Henson, Hayden Panettiere, Isla Fisher

Wigs For A Round Shaped Face Style Points:

A bold cut will add definition and shape.

Short angular bobs will add angles.

Rock chick layers will add definition to the bone structure.

Side fringes will break up the softness of the face.

Length that hits the shoulders or just below the jaw will flatter and elongate the face.

Wigs To Fit A Round Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Diamond Doll, Jessie, Disco Acid, Fruity Fling, Vivid Flare.

Diamond Shaped Face

Features: Angular shape with narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face.

Famous Diamond Shaped Faces: Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox

Wigs For A Diamond Shaped Face Style Points:

An angular bob that is fuller at the jawline will add balance.

A shoulder length cut with layers starting at the chin will even out the jawline.

Styles with longer lengths on top will create height on the curve of the head to rebalance proportions.

A side swept parting will soften the prominent angles.

Medium / long length cuts with tousled waves will soften the overall look.

A chin length bob or a pulled back ponytail will enhance angles and show off the cheekbones for an editorial finish.

Wigs To Fit A Diamond Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Rosie Bombshell, Smooth Supermodel, Dark Revolt, Wolf Mullet, Frosted Fancy Lace Front.

Heart Shaped Face

Features: Broad forehead, broad cheekbones with narrow jawline and chin.

Famous Heart Shaped Faces: Reese Witherspoon, Ciara, Lily Collins, Taylor Swift

Wigs For A Heart Shaped Face Style Points:

A Long side-swept cut will complement the features while drawing eyes down to the bottom of the face.

Waves and curls will even out the angled jaw.

A side parted short cut with volume at the top will soften angles.

A medium length bob will give fullness to the jaw.

Bobs with clean, sharp lines will flatter and emphasise the heart shape.

Longer lengths with fuller fringes will add balance and symmetry.

Wigs That Fit A Heart Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Fickle Whisper, Autumn Orange, Lilac Rebel Lace Front, Sugar Blush Lace Front, Liquorice Tease.

Rectangle Shaped Face

Features: Similar to the square shape, can appear sharp with sharp jaw and forehead but with a longer appearance.

Famous Rectangle Shaped Faces: Sarah Jessica Parker, Bella Hadid, Liv Tyler, Blake Lively

Wigs For A Rectangle Shaped Face Style Points:

Subtle layers will soften the appearance of the jaw and forehead without further elongating the face.

Waves will add horizontal volume and soften angles.

Soft, rounded fringes / curtain fringes will reduce the appearance of face length.

Volume will blur edges and a strong jawline.

Wigs To Fit A Rectangle Long Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Barbarella, Marmalade Tease, Black Swan Lace Front, Miss Kitty, Pixie Crystal Lace Front.

Oval Shaped Face

Features: A well-balanced appearance that can carry off anything! Oval shapes can experiment with more daring cuts due to their harmonised features.

Famous Oval Shaped Faces: Beyonce, Jessica Alba, Jourdan Dunn, Kim Kardashian

Wigs For An Oval Shaped Face Style Points:

The versatile shape makes for a great excuse to go for a bold style.

For impact opt for a long, one length cut or short crop.

Blunt bobs or lobs will bring focus to the balanced jawline and frame the face.

Long locks with minimal layers or waves / curls will keep it from dragging down the face.

Wigs To Fit An Oval Shaped Face

Wigs featured: Fandango Fling, Wolf Mullet, Retro Rita, Lime Pop, Vanilla Passion.

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