The right haircut can transform your face, bring your best features center stage, and send less fortunate ones (a high forehead or sagging jowls) into the wings. It can even reveal assets you never knew you had (cheekbones perhaps?).

We rounded up the five stunning women—each with a very different face shape—and escorted them to the New York City salon of expert stylist John Barrett. For each one, he masterfully crafted the perfect blend of length and body, texture and layers for the particular angles and contours of her face.

Find the right cut for your face shape.


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