Reese Witherspoon wowed at the Golden Globes recently with a bold yellow Nina Ricci dress—and a stunning new haircut. The ends are cut unevenly (versus bluntly), which softens her pointed jawline. “Ultra-sleek long layers with textured, soft bangs are extremely flattering on anyone,” says John Donato of Donato Salons + Spas in Ontario. For a quick style change, a ponytail can be worn with face-framing sidepieces or with flirty bangs swept to the side.
According to Donato, gals with an oval face can choose just about any style. Cameron Diaz’s choppy, uneven layers freshen up her one-length bob. Those with medium-to-thick wavy hair will love the low-maintenance and versatility factors. Ramp up curls by using a curl-enhancing styling product and twisting pieces around your fingers. Or scrunch it for a casual, looser texture and let it dry naturally.
Selma Blair’s edgy recent mane shows off her striking cheekbones perfectly. Surprisingly, there’s more than one way to wear this deconstructed do. “Toss it over to the other side and you’ll hide the undercutting [shaved side],” says Donato. This haircut works on any shape of face, except square: the sharp lines only add emphasis. Plus, thick-textured manes should steer clear or risk getting helmet head.
Victoria Beckham’s angled bob (nicknamed the “Pob,” i.e. Posh + bob) complements a square face because of its rounded effect around the jawline. The ends are softened, likely with a razor, but be careful not to overdo it or your hair will look too thin. This do offers quick-change skills, too. Tuck one side behind your ear to exaggerate the asymmetrical look. Or flip the part to change the length at the sides. Straight hair holds the shape best.