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Find the Right Headwear for Your Face Shape – Part 2

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 13:43:01 Europe/London


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Read on to learn more in Part 2 of our series. Don’t miss Part 1 where we discuss the right headwear for square and oval shaped faces. We’ll have you looking great in headwear in no time. The secret is finding the correct style that works for you and one that compliments your face shape. Our headwear for hair loss can provide the coverage you need with the style you want.

Round Shaped Faces

Characterized by a face that is as wide as it is long, round faces are very common. Although hats work well on round faces, many women with round faces feel hats don't flatter them. Hat shape is particular important for this group - round faces are crying out for something to counterbalance that symmetry.

Asymmetry can take the form of a newsboy hat, fedora, baseball caps turbans with a bit of gathering along the side or an asymmetrical crown. Avoid round shapes like a circular beanie. Hats and turbans with structure and angular details are good choices. Headwear with high crowns work well as do hats with straight brims.

Our Margo Beanie combines beret flare with the comfort and 'fun' of a beanie. The Margo is an example of how asymmetry and decorative detailing make even beanies work for a round face. While turbans and scarves can work, it’s important that turbans have asymmetrical trims on the side, in order to avoid making your face look rounder. In our scarf tying guide, we have step-by-step instructions on how to tie a scarf into a turban. Be sure to leave the knot off-centre from the top of your head and this will make your face appear longer and less overly symmetrical.

The key is to select a hat or turban that will distract attention from your face's round shape by remembering the tips above. Don't forget the importance of pattern as well - this can distract the eye away from face shape and defined head shape. Famous faces with round faces include Kirsten Dunst, Emma Stone, and Mariska Hargitay.

Heart Shaped Faces

Heart shaped faces have a chin that comes to a point and a wider forehead. Often the cheekbones are prominent. If you have a heart-shaped face, you are in good company. The movies are filled with actresses with heart-shaped faces! Famous faces with heart shaped faces include Reese Witherspoon, Tina Fey, Gwen Stefani, and Jennifer Aniston.

Those with heart shaped faces often find it easier to wear hats - most hat shapes will look good on them. There's clearly a reason so many actresses have heart-shaped faces, their versatility helps them look good in all kind of hairstyles and headwear. Beanies, hats, turbans, scarves, and pretty much any other type of headwear works.

The only issue is some people with heart shaped faces feel that the shape of their face and cheekbones are a bit too angular or that their foreheads are a little too prominent. To soften angular faces, start off with a turban or a hat in a softer style. This adds a lovely feminine touch.

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A hat with a brim can help make your forehead look smaller, and, therefore, more proportional to your chin. The drape of our satin Ava Turban adds a softening touch to our lovely model’s angular heart-shaped face. The gathered detail along the side helps to minimize the width of her forehead, much like the brim of a hat would.

Ordering the Right Headwear

Be sure to also read Part 1 of our guide 'Find the Right Headwear for Your Face Shape'.

Don’t forget, in addition to finding the right headwear for your face shape, it’s important to measure your head so that you order the right size. Our guide to how to get your hat measurements is located here.

Other than buying the wrong hat for their face shape, poor fit is the second most common mistake new hat wearers make. That’s why we make our hats to size, so you get the right size for great looking headwear and super comfortable fit.

If you aren’t sure what to order or if you have any questions, please call us at +44 (0)1306 640 123, Monday – Friday, 9:00-17:00 GMT.

Make an appointment with us (our studio is based just outside Dorking, Surrey in the UK) and you can try on a selection of hats to find which styles work perfectly for you. When you call for your appointment, if you let us know which styles you’re considering, we will try to ensure they are available for your visit. We look forward to meeting you in person at Suburban Turban, where the kettle is always on!

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If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

During checkout you will be asked to confirm that you will be using our products for your own personal medical purposes.

It is a legal requirement stipulated by HRMC that Suburban Turban Ltd can justify our customers’ VAT exemption status. Please be aware that these details maybe verified at a later date.