Choose the right style for your face shape
Do you ever look at your hair and think “Something doesn’t look right?” If that’s the case, you might not have the right hairstyle that complements your face shape. Don’t worry. I got you.
Guys, let’s turn your look up a notch and find the right hairstyle that suits your face shape in two steps:
Step One: Figure Out Your Face Shape
If you Google “face shapes,” you’ll be bombarded with a bunch of shapes: heart, diamond, square, triangle, oval, round, polygon, tetrahedron, rhombus – ok, so a few of those were just random shapes. Anyways there’s A LOT. When you break it down, the face shapes fall in four groups: oval, round, square, and triangular.
Rather than go on about how to measure your face to determine your face shape, I’m gonna direct you to this super handy guide to finding your own face shape.
Ok, now go pop over to that link, figure out your face shape, and then come back to me.
Step Two: Learn What Styles Suit Your Face Shape
Cool you came back! Thanks! I was afraid you might have been distracted by some cool animal videos or something.
Now that you know your face shape, here are some guidelines that you should follow:
Guys with oval face shapes have lots of options. Your faces are well-balanced, proportional and symmetrical. Most hairstyles suit this face shape (lucky duck!). You can get more volume on top or go with a no frills buzz cut.
You’ll want to avoid long fringes that bring out the roundness of your face. And don’t go too bulky. Other than that you’ve got free range to try out different hairstyles and see what turns the most heads.
Our square faced friends should add some roundness with their hair to complement the squareness of their face. Go with hair that’s a little longer on the sides. Soften the hard angles and avoid tight square hairstyles.
Having a bit of length is a good idea for guys with round faces. Try hairstyles that are more angular to counterbalance the roundness of your face shape. Avoid too much length at the back and around your temples because this will make your head look wider. Try a style like a pompadour. This helps create angles that make your face look less round.
Shout out to my triangle-faced brothers! Lots of hairstyling options for us out there. We can get away with short sides and longer on the top. Remember, the shorter you go in the sides, the longer your face will look. The key is to accentuate the sharp angles that make us to gosh darn good lookin’.
Remember, these are just guidelines. Multiple hairstyles work for multiple face shapes. The main idea is to complement your face by contrasting it with your hair. Try out different hairstyles. Make friends with your stylist. And if you don’t like your new cut, the good news is it’ll grow back in a few weeks and you can try again. I did a video about hairstyles and face shapes a while back, so you can check that out too.