The Right Cut for Your Face
The Right Cut: By gently angling the hair along the cheekbones, from the eyes to the chin, stylist John Barrett gave a delicate frame to Jessica's face. Blunt edges and severe angles underscore a square jaw, so he kept the ends layered and a bit tousled. Bangs that fall straight across the forehead would also be severe, but long ones swept to the side de-emphasize a broad forehead.
What to Avoid: Hair that hangs down the sides of the face creates what John calls the curtain effect: The contours of the cheeks are obscured, which makes the face seem boxy.