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Some ladies are completely comfortable showing all of their face. For some divas, though, looking fabulous is actually a matter of using their hair to cover up a little. Haircuts that cover the face require a little length and don't work with every hair type, but they are the ultimate in sultry sophistication. These styles are a staple in the emo scene, but you don't necessary have to be an emo chick to sport one.
How It Looks
Hairstyles that cover the face have practically a bazillion variations, but you can break them down into those that cover the face with just bangs and those that cover the face with the rest of your hair. Normally, with the styles that involve bangs, you cover just one side of the forehead and one eye. With styles that cover the face with the rest of your hair, you can cover an entire side of your face, depending on the length of your locks. There's no set length for these types of cuts, but most gals keep them just above shoulder-length. Many of the styles that cover the face require you to give yourself a side part.
Is It for You?
Haircuts that cover the face work phenomenally on ladies with straight hair. They can look good with wavy or curly hair, too, but when you have straight hair, you can create a cleaner line. Styles that cover just the forehead and eye are great for beauties who have heart-shaped faces, since it makes the forehead look smaller. Styles that cover more of the face are better for those who have a round or wide face, because this look narrows your face and is therefore slimming. These styles aren't as good for square or oval faces. Square faces tend to need softer lines to balance the strength already in their features, and oval faces can look too narrow and long by hiding some of their facial width.
The biggest advantage of haircuts that cover the face is that they easily can hide or balance your features. You can hide that acne scar you've had on the side of your forehead since you were 12, for example. These styles also are fabulous for creating a little allure and intrigue. You create the impression that there is more to see, and people subconsciously become curious about you and what you might be hiding.
People like haircuts that cover the face for their ability to hide imperfections and create better proportion, but one disadvantage with these styles is that your hair can be in your way. If you pick a style that drapes over your eye, it can be problematic for basic things like scouring the Web or driving to your best bud's pad. You might end up constantly brushing your hair back with your fingers as a result, defeating the purpose of the style. Hairstyles that cover the face also have a bad habit of picking up oil from your face. The section of hair that covers your face often ends up looking a little greasier than the rest by the end of the day.