Hair Cuts, Styles, and Colors for the Body Types

Hair Cuts, Styles, & Colors for the Body Types

Before I begin, I would like to get a quick disclaimer out of the way. You are allowed to have your hair in any style or color that you want. This post contains suggestions for what will suit the lines of your body, but if you prefer something else, go for it.

That being said, you may not know what body types I’m referring to in this post. If you’re unfamiliar, the Kibbe body types are a set of 13 body types, based on the lines of your bone structure, flesh, and facial features.

If you’re unsure about what Kibbe body type you have then check out my Kibbe body types test post.

Another disclaimer I have is in regards to hair color. I think that a person’s natural hair color is their best, but in case you’re thinking of dyeing your hair, you have some suggestions for what will also suit you.

Table of Contents

Here’s a small table of contents, so that you can quickly jump to any of the 13 body types:

Romantic (R)
Theatrical Romantic (TR)
Dramatic (D)
Soft Dramatic (SD)
Classic (C)
Soft Classic (SC)
Dramatic Classic (DC)
Natural (N)
Soft Natural (SN)
Flamboyant Natural (FN)
Gamine (G)
Soft Gamine (SG)
Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

Romantic (R)

Romantic Hair

A romantic’s hair looks best when it’s soft and wispy, with some layering. An ornately curled hairstyle will suit a romantic well for any occasion.

As for color, something rich with subtle highlights will look gorgeous.

Avoid:

  • Geometric hair cuts
  • Angular edges
  • Sleek or smooth hairstyles
  • Messy hair
  • Unnatural or extremely bright looking hair colors

For more hair ideas for romantics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for romantics.

Theatrical Romantic (TR)

Theatrical Romantic Hair

A theatrical romantic’s hair looks best when in an ornate or stylized hairstyle. The hair should be rounded, soft, and full.

As for color, rich and vibrant colors look best.

Avoid:

  • Geometric hair cuts
  • Unkempt hair
  • Overly layered hair
  • Soft colors

For more hair ideas for theatrical romantics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for theatrical romantics.

Dramatic (D)

Dramatic Hair

A dramatic’s hair looks best when it is sleek and brushed away from the face, revealing the bone structure of the cheeks and jaws. A hairstyle that is sculpted and geometric will look best.

As for color, go with something distinct and bold.

Avoid:

  • Soft, wispy hair
  • Hairstyles that cover the face
  • Overly ornate hairstyles
  • Soft colors

For more hair ideas for dramatics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for dramatics.

Soft Dramatic (SD)

Soft Dramatic Hair

A soft dramatic’s hair looks best when it’s full with lots of layers, waves, or curls. A large and feminine hairstyle will look very glamorous and fitting on a soft dramatic.

As for color, go with something rich and vibrant.

Avoid:

  • Pixie cuts
  • Boyishly short hair
  • Wispy hair
  • Messy hair
  • Blunt cuts
  • Subtle highlights

For more hair ideas for soft dramatics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for soft dramatics.

Classic (C)

Classic Hair

A classic’s hair looks best when it is smooth and symmetrical. Keeping the hair well-groomed is a must, so keep an eye out for any split ends, frizzing, or damaged hair. Moderate length is best. If you have curls or waves, do your best to keep them symmetrical and controlled.

As for color, go with something that looks realistic, preferably not too different from your natural hair color.

Avoid:

  • Pixie cuts
  • Boyishly short hair
  • Wild or tousled hair
  • Messy or unkempt hair
  • Unnatural hair colors

For more hair ideas for classics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for classics.

Soft Classic (SC)

Soft Classic Hair

A soft classic’s hair looks best when it’s smooth and soft, with a clean outline. A well-groomed, neat style is a must, with some slight softness or curling at the edges.

As for color, go with something realistic, not too different from your natural hair color.

Avoid:

  • Pixie cuts
  • Boyishly short or cropped hair
  • Unkempt or messy hair
  • Severe hair cuts
  • Overly layered hair

For more hair ideas for soft classics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for soft classics.

Dramatic Classic (DC)

Dramatic Classic Hair

A dramatic’s classic hair looks best when it’s slight angular, sculpted, and sleek. If you have thin hair, go with a short and sleek look. If you have thick hair, go with a longer and sculpted look. Waves and curls should be controlled and neat.

As for color, go with something rich.

Avoid:

  • Boyishly short or cropped hair
  • Wild or tousled hair
  • Messy or unkempt hair
  • Ornate hairstyles
  • Overly lightened hair color
  • Soft hair colors

For more hair ideas for dramatic classics, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for dramatic classics.

Natural (N)

Natural Hair

A natural’s hair looks best when it’s loose, free, and tousled. A wild or natural look will suit any natural well, as will layering.

As for color, go with a realistic color.

Avoid:

  • Sleek hair
  • Cropped hair
  • Ornate hairstyles
  • Unnatural looking hair colors

For more hair ideas for naturals, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for naturals.

Soft Natural (SN)

Soft Natural Hair

A soft natural’s hair looks best when it’s soft and loosely layered. Slightly tousled hair that is moderate to long in length looks best, but evening styles will work for formal events.

As for color, go with something soft, natural, and subtle.

Avoid:

  • Pixie cuts
  • Boyishly short hair
  • Severe geometrics or blunt edges
  • Sleek hairstyles
  • Unnatural colors

For more hair ideas for soft naturals, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for soft naturals.

Flamboyant Natural (FN)

Flamboyant Natural Hair

A flamboyant natural’s hair looks best when it’s relaxed and loose, with a tousled look. If you have thin and wispy hair, go for a short and layered cut. If you have thick hair, go for a long, wild look.

As for color, go with something rich, but close to the natural color of your hair.

Avoid:

  • Blunt hair cuts
  • Sleek, symmetrical hairstyles
  • Pixie cuts
  • Boyishly short hair
  • Artificial looking hair color

For more hair ideas for flamboyant naturals, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for flamboyant naturals.

Gamine (G)

Gamine Hair

A gamine’s hair looks best when it’s short and tousled.

As for color, go with something distinct. Extreme color changes or unnatural colors can look great on gamines.

Avoid:

  • Long hair
  • Smooth and sleek hairstyles
  • Ornate hairstyles
  • Subtle hair colors

For more hair ideas for gamines, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for gamines.

Soft Gamine (SG)

Soft Gamine Hair

A soft gamine’s hair looks best when it’s soft and tousled, with some slight layering. If you have wavy hair, go with an asymmetric cut that makes the hair look full.

As for color, go with something distinct. Unnatural colors can look great on soft gamines.

Avoid:

  • Long hair
  • Blunt or geometric cuts
  • Sleek hairstyles
  • Soft changes to the hair color

For more hair ideas for soft gamines, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for soft gamines.

Flamboyant Gamine (FG)

Flamboyant Gamine Hair

A flamboyant gamine’s hair looks best when it’s asymmetric, unique, or wild. Tousled, boyish hair looks great.

As for color, go with something vivid and distinct. Unnatural and bold colors can look great on flamboyant gamines.

Avoid:

  • Ornate hairstyles
  • Hairstyles that hide the face
  • Subtle changes to the hair color

For more hair ideas for flamboyant gamines, along with clothing and style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for flamboyant gamines.


And that brings this post to an end. If you found this post helpful, please leave a like or share it with someone else who’d enjoy it. Thank you and I hope that I’ll be seeing you around!

3 thoughts on “Hair Cuts, Styles, and Colors for the Body Types

  1. I was just thinking that it would be good if you did a hair for body types post and here one is! You must be a mind reader.
    Pity that neat and shiny looks good on soft classic. I have crazy curly, wild hair so, no hope of that! I don’t mind though, I like the curls.
    Anyway, great post.

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    1. Just because you have wild hair doesn’t mean that you can’t have a soft classic style! For instance, pulling your hair back into a pony tail or a bun can create a tidy hairstyle.

      In the header image of your blog, the hairstyle pictured is a great SC look, since the pony tail creates a neat look on the front, and the curls add some gentle softness, filling both criteria for a SC hairstyle. 😀

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