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With a face shape like popstar Kelly Rowland, life has got to be good. But, you don't have a stylist who makes sure you look perfect 24/7. You might sweep your hair up in a bun just to get the hair out of your face, but do it the wrong way and end up accentuating all the wrong features. A rectangular face can be tricky to style around., but don't let it stop you from wearing a chic bun.
You have a rectangular face if your face is longer than it is wide. The sides of your face are straight, rather than curved, and you may have a squared off jaw line. You want a bun style that softens angular lines but that does not add height to your already elongated face.
Think slightly messy when doing your hair up in a bun. You want to add an appearance of fullness along the sides of your face, so a loose bun, knotted mid-head or at the nape of your neck is flattering. If you are a rectangular-faced gal with a large forehead, don’t pin back your bangs when you create a bun. Keep wispy bangs to help shorten the appearance of your forehead. You might want a few short tendrils to hang alongside face to soften your square jaw line, but be careful not to let them dangle below chin height or you’ll add length to your face.
Stay away from ballerina-esque top knots positioned at the top of your head, which only make your face look longer. Bouffant-style buns, which feature poof at the top of your head should be avoided for the same reason. Severely slicked back buns will reveal the prominence of your forehead and the strong lines of your face.
Part your hair on the side or add side braids leading into your bun to enhance the soft appearance of your updo. You could also side sweep your hair into a bun to create more fullness on the sides, countering the length of your face. If you wear a middle or low placed bun, consider adding flowers that peek out around the side of your head. These embellishments can add more fullness to flatter your face.