We always look to celebrities when we’re in search of inspiration for a new hairstyle. This always raises the question: What makes me think that this hairstyle will look good on me, aside from the fact that I like it? Needless to say, modeling our styles after those seen on celebrities is kind of hit or miss, but armed with these four foolproof celebrity hairstyles that flatter all face shapes, you’ll never go wrong again.
Long layers are a standard on and off the red carpet for good reason—they’re super versatile and lend themselves well to a multitude of styles, like these glamorous waves as seen on Allison Williams. This type of haircut brings out the natural texture in your hair, giving it a boost of volume and aiding styling before it’s even dried, so it’s especially well-suited for straight and wavy hair types alike. You can part this style any way you like to switch up your look on the regular without having to reach for the scissors.
A chic long bob that angles toward the front like this one on Brooklyn Decker is a great low-maintenance style for, well, those who would rather not spend time styling their hair. The blunt ends give fine hair the illusion of fullness, while chin-length layers in the front can be tucked behind your ears or pinned back from the face for a different look. This cut is especially flattering when worn with tank tops or strapless tops and dresses because of the way it highlights the shoulders and collarbone.
Shorter blunt bangs aren’t for everyone, but long sideswept bangs, on the other hand, totally are. When pushed to the side like on Cameron Diaz, shorter front layers draw the eye to the tops of cheekbones, making the face appear slimmer and more defined. You can blow them out for a polished straight look or let them air dry for wave and texture. Because they essentially blend in with the rest of the hair, long bangs are super easy to grow out, but who would ever want to when they look this good?
A perfectly symmetrical middle part is difficult to pull off because it serves to emphasize the asymmetrical nature of almost everyone’s face (maybe not Kate Moss‘s, but still). But move it an inch, or even just a few centimeters, to one side—now that’s doable. Long, face-framing layers look great parted just slightly off-center with natural texture and volume at the crown.