Just like when you need to get a haircut, when styling your hijab, you have to consider the shape of your face.
I've had many people tell me that hijab doesn't 'suit' them because their face is too round, or their cheeks are too chubby, which is the reason why they don't wear hijab, in my opinion hijab suits everyone, you just have to figure out how to wear it to suit you.
Contrary to what many think, hijab wasn't prescribed to make you look 'ugly' it is to make you look modest.
In this post I have tried to look at some face shapes and find some hijab style images to suit that type of face.
A lot of these styles are what I think looks good with that type of face shape, there is no right or wrong, it's whatever makes you feel comfortable, I just hope that after reading this post you do experiment with a hijab and see if wearing it in a way that compliments your face shape helps you to feel more comfortable in a hijab.
Please note: these images were taken from google images, therefore they are viewable by the public (I just searched hijab + 'the type of face shape') for demonstration purposes only, no copyright infringement was intended
The image above shows some common face shapes people have.
The Oblong face
Personally I think this style of hijab looks best with an oval face, it frames the face beautifully without much effort. This is the malaysian or turkish style hijab.
With oval face shapes you can wear your hijab quite high on your forehead, personally I think this face shapes is one of the easiest to style hijab with.
I think Sister Amena from pearl daisy has this shape face, which is why it looks good when she places the hijab just below her hair line but on people with a smaller or bigger forehead it wouldn't look as good as it does on someone with an oval face. As she says in her tutorials, they are as a guide only so you have to adjust it to suit you.
(yes, I know the picture doesn't show someone with a round face, I didn't have someone with that face shape to demonstrate the style)
And that's it...I do apologise for not showing any hijab styles for people with a triangular shaped face or an inverted triangle, I couldn't find any )=
But the tips I would give for a triangular face is the same for someone with a square face, drape the hijab in front of your jaw to soften the angles and wear the hijab high up to elongate the forehead.
For the inverted triangle face shape the same rules as the heart shape face apply, however, try not to wear your hijab too high up on your forehead.
All face shapes are beautiful mashaAllah! be grateful for the way Allah has created you and never wish to be like someone else, there is only one you and you're unique. Allah designed and made each of you individually, in His eyes you're perfect, who cares about what anyone else thinks?
Do have a go at these and let me know what you think, do they work for you? Have I got it completely wrong? Why not even post some of your hijab style tips and pic's to the iHijabi facebook page to show how you tie your hijab and help out sisters that find themselves in the 'It just doesn't suit me' dilemma.
JazakAllahu khairan for reading and I hope the post was useful!