What Is the Most Flattering Haircut for You Really?

By: Talin Vartanian

What Is the Most Flattering Haircut for You Really?
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About This Quiz

Feeling uninspired by your 'do? It may be time for a fresh cut, but don't rush into an impulsive change. Remember those bangs you thought would make everything better after a breakup? Or that shockingly short style you just knew would land you your dream job? Before you head to the salon this time, take this quiz to make sure you'll love the result. 

Just like your clothes, makeup and accessories, your hair should reflect your personality. A haircut is an instant way to express your style and put your best face forward to the whole world. So what should your tresses say? Perhaps you're a trendsetter who's inexplicably been saddling yourself with the same boring haircut for years. Or maybe you're constantly active and would be so much happier with a wash-and-go style. 

Step away from the shears for a moment and consider this big decision. You have to take into account your face shape, hair texture and lifestyle. It's crucial that your cut gives you both a confidence boost and suits your daily routine. Picking the right haircut can be overwhelming, but this quiz takes the guesswork out of it. Let's find your most flattering haircut! You're going to love it.

1 face shape Haircuts can look completely different depending on face shape. So what shape is your face?
Diamond
Oval
Square
Round

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2 Compliment People most often compliment you on what?
Your smile
Your eyes
Your attitude
Your outfit

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3 Big date Tonight you've got a big date. How do you style your hair?
Messy bun
High ponytail
Beach waves
Low ponytail

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4 Celebrity Who's your celebrity hair inspiration?
Halle Berry
Charlize Theron
Jennifer Aniston
Taylor Swift

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5 High maintenance Would you call yourself high-maintenance?
No, I'm a roll-out-of-bed type of person.
I like to look nice, but I'm not obsessive.
I'm pretty low-maintenance.
Let's just say I never go anywhere without the perfect hair, makeup and outfit.

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6 Natural  hair What type of hair do you naturally have?
Kinky
Wavy
Curly
Straight

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7 throwback hairstyle Let's rewind the clock. What throwback hairstyle would you bring back?
Choppy pixie
The Rachel
Feathered bangs
Disco curls

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8 morning hair How much time do you usually spend on your hair every morning?
2 minutes
10 minutes
5 minutes
30 minutes

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9 Selfie To 'gram or not to 'gram. How long does it take you to post a selfie after a new haircut?
I usually take a selfie in my car.
I wait until I get home to make sure I get the best lighting.
I don't post selfies.
I take a pic while I'm still in the salon chair. Got to share my fresh look as soon as possible!

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10 Personality trait Which of these personality traits describes you the best?
Creative
Friendly
Optimistic
Wise

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11 hair mask Tonight you're staying in for a little R&R. What fun DIY hair mask do you try?
Coconut cream hair mask
Aloe vera hair mask
Milk and honey hair mask
Olive oil hair mask

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12 Nail design Which of these designs would you paint on your nails?
Hearts
Polka dots
Flowers
Stripes

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13 Hair scent Ideally, you want your hair to smell like ...
Cupcakes
Fresh apples
Pineapple
Ocean breezes

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14 hair tools You don't mind splurging on which of these hair tools?
Hairbrush
Curling iron
Hairdryer
Flat iron

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15 dirty hair It's Monday morning and your alarm didn't go off. Your hair needs to be washed but you don't have time for a shower. What do you do?
Hello, dry shampoo!
I mix a little shampoo with water in a spray bottle and do a quick spritz at my roots. Then comb through.
I make do with a messy bun.
I'll just be late. There's no way I'm leaving home without my hair looking good.

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16 City style inspiration Which of these cities gives you style inspiration?
Tokyo
Paris
Los Angeles
New York City

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17 Bangs How do you personally feel about bangs?
I love them.
I don't really like them.
They look good on some people.
I only like side-swept bangs.

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18 hair styling supply What hair styling supply do you always have to have on hand?
Hair gel
Hair cream
Hair mousse
Hairspray

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19 Gemstone Which of these gemstones would look pretty on a hair pin?
Opal
Pearl
Moonstone
Onyx

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20 bad hair day Yikes, it's one of those days when your hair won't do what you want. What do you do?
Wear a hat
Throw it up in a bun
Pull it back into a ponytail
Continue working on it until I'm happy

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21 hair wish What's your biggest hair wish?
To have manageable hair
To have shiny hair
To have healthy hair
To have smooth hair

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22 hair length What's the current length of your hair?
Super short
Short
Medium-length
Long

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23 makeup How much makeup do you wear on special occasions?
I don't wear makeup.
Mascara and a classic red lipstick
Just the basics.
The whole works: Primer, foundation, false lashes, setting spray ...

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24 washing hair Do you believe in washing your hair everyday?
Nope, I wash my hair once a week.
I wash my hair every other day.
Only if it's really greasy
Yes, absolutely!

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25 visit hair salon How often do you visit a hair salon?
Four times a year
Every six weeks
Once a year or so
Once a month

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26 Highlights How about some highlights or lowlights for your hair?
Neither
I'll take the highlights.
I'll take the lowlights.
How about both?

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27 cosmetology professions Which of these cosmetology professions do you think you'd excel at?
Makeup artist
Spa manager
Nail technician
Hairstylist

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28 Seasonal hairstyle What's your favorite season in terms of clothing options?
Summer
Fall
Spring
Winter

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29 hair styling techniques How would you rate your skill level when it comes to hair styling techniques?
Beginner
Advanced
Intermediate
Expert

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30 Hair styling in salon Is it more fun to style your hair yourself or get it done at a salon?
I like to style my own hair.
It depends on the occasion.
I like to do both.
I like getting it done at a salon.

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