How to wear hijab according to the shape of the face?


The veil is a garment that can enhance a woman's face if she knows how to wear it.

Indeed, the shape of her face will play an essential role in the highlighting of her features. There are several types of facial morphologies. The important thing is to identify the shape of your face in order to apply the right advice and know how to put on the veil according to the shape of your face. These answers will allow a woman to feel more confident with her hijab and make peace with her image. Each face shape has its qualities, the trick is knowing how to highlight them.

Here are some very simple tips to follow to define the morphology of your face before wearing your veil in different ways.


face shapes


Oval shape

Considered the perfect morphology, it is the most universal shape that exists. The oval shape for a face, has the particularity of having the forehead and the chin symmetrical and rounded in shape. The delicacy of the chin allows a balance while length and width. The vertical line starting from the forehead towards the chin is greater than the horizontal line which joins the two rather full cheekbones.

  • To avoid : We avoid anything that will accentuate the lengthening of the face, namely wearing the veil with a pointed shape upwards, once the hijab is placed on the head. Avoid the beanie for those with a flat forehead, unless you hide it well below the veil and not make it visible. If your cheekbones are generous, avoid pulling the hijab in on either side of your face. This will highlight the cheekbones and the folds formed will “break” the oval shape for a sausage look. Turbans should be avoided for this face shape.


  • Preferred : The face is already harmonious, you can afford all styles of hijab, without necessarily hiding certain aspects of your figure. The use of the beanie is strongly recommended if you have a rounded forehead. Indeed, the cap will set a limit in the continuity of it to "break" the rounding. When you put your hijab on your head, choose a rounded shape for the tip of the veil.



The elongated or oblong shape

This is a face shape quite similar to the oval shape but this time the vertical line from the forehead to the chin is much longer while the horizontal line joining the two cheekbones is narrower. For women with elongated faces with a forehead larger than the chin also fall into this category.

  • To avoid : Avoid anything that will lengthen the face, namely the pointed end once the veil is placed on the head. If you're used to adding volume to your hair, avoid doing it as high as possible as well. It will just stretch the face lengthwise.


  • Preferred : If the turban is part of your hijab style, it will be a major asset to sublimate your face. Indeed, the V-shaped turban will bring a balance with the length of the chin, to finally give the face an almond shape. You can also add volume to your hair using a crab clip with flowers to balance the length of the face. To break the elongated shape, clear your forehead widthwise to "break" the elongation. Another solution would be to make a crease inwards, just in the middle of the face in order to free the cheekbones as much as possible.



The square shape

If your forehead, cheekbones and jawline are aligned across the width, then this shape is for you! Indeed, these three elements have almost the same width. The facial features are well defined with a prominent jawline and square shape. Rectangular-shaped faces also fall into this category, but in this case, they will be more elongated.

  • To avoid : Avoid placing the veil on the forehead or pinning it behind the jawbone. Indeed, it will accentuate it and draw the eye to that part of your face. The latter being quite angular, we will also avoid bringing the veil too far back if it does not harden your face.


  • Preferred : Almost all hijab styles are allowed! If the turban is part of your daily life, this is exactly what you need to embellish your jaw with a first crease at eye level. Otherwise, if you prefer to wear a "full" veil, the first pleats will usually be at the level of the cheeks and not under the jaw. Bet on the cap which will bring a rounded shape to the face, without bringing it too close or too far from the eyes. It will take the right balance to lengthen this one. We will then bring the veil over the jaw bone to harmonize everything and "break" the angles of the face.



The round shape

This face shape is quite recognizable since the horizontal line of the face is equal to the vertical line. The face is virtually similar in length and width. The cheekbones are generous.

  • To avoid : Do not place your veil close to your hair. This effect will accentuate the roundness of the face and will give you a pudgy air by bringing out the cheeks. Do not close your veil under the chin so as not to bring out the double chin. We will also avoid tightening the veil if you don't have a puffy face, and increase the volume for a "tight" effect.


  • Preferred : Try closing your hijab to the side, from the inside if you are wearing a beanie. Prefer a crossed cup. We will hide the pin by folding the second part of the veil over it. Make sure you place your cup as high as possible to open your face. The pointed shapes are essential to accentuate the longitude of it to come to harmonize the whole. To refine your face, don't hesitate to bring the first crease just to the level of the cheekbones to bring them slightly forward.



The heart shape

These are the people who have an imposing forehead who have a heart-shaped face. The further down you go, the more it becomes refined; the chin being rather pointed.

  • To avoid : Do not free your forehead, it is already wide. If you use a cap, avoid placing it at the highest point, this will unbalance the proportions of your face. Avoid creating an effect of volume with several folds on both sides of the face. This will tend to "swallow up" the thin part of your face. We will therefore avoid overloading it.


  • Preferred : The veil will come to rest on the head in the form of a point to bring symmetry with the thin chin. However, all points are allowed! Regarding the first fold, it will be at the level of the cheekbones. We will free the face as much as possible. This one being already thin, we will therefore avoid hiding it on the sides so as not to "swallow it up". Bet on Turkish-style hijabs with the use of a beanie. You can also add volume to your hair with a flower crab clip to compensate for your thin chin. In this case, the veil would come down more loosely.



You got it, the oval shape being universal, all the other shapes will refer to this one.

It is quite possible to have a face with several combinations of shapes. In these cases, give it a try, experiment with the two styles of hijab that might work for you, and see which one you feel most comfortable with.

The main thing is to feel good in your head and in your mind. Whatever style you want to adopt, you will always be sublime if you are confident in your hijab!

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