How to Choose The Most Flattering Haircut for Your Face Shape – Men’s Guide!

by Glenn Maxwell

A well-thought hairstyle on the right face shape, just like dressing, improves a man’s appearance and attractiveness. That’s why one of the key considerations when choosing a hairstyle is your face shape. 

This post will take you through how to choose a haircut that complements your face. We will also cover the different face shapes and suggest some of the styles you can try. And if you don’t know your face shape yet, we have a segment for that. 

Let’s get started!

Start By Knowing Your Face Shape

To know your face shape, measure the following and check the characteristics for each face shape. 

  • Face length
  • Forehead width
  • Cheekbones width
  • Jawline

Styles For Different Face Shapes

1. Oval Face Shape 

Oval-shaped faces are considered the most common and most desirable. It’s one of the most versatile shapes allowing you to wear a wide range of haircuts. 

Characteristics of an oval face shape

  • The face length is longer than the cheekbone width
  • The forehead width is larger than the jawline length
  • Round, tapering jawline

The goal when choosing a haircut for an oval face shape

Since an oval face shape is balanced and lacks dominant features, the goal is to maintain the proportionate structure

The best hairstyles for oval face shape

  • Crew cut haircut
  • Man bun
  • Swept-back hairstyles
  • Undercut
  • Comb over
  • Buzz cut
  • Faux mohawk
  • Pompadour
  • Ceasar cut

Celebrities who have an oval face shape

  • George Clooney, 
  • Kanye West, 
  • Idris Elba, 
  • Justin Bieber

2. Heart Face Shape 

Heart face shape is one of the rarest shapes, yet one of the most attractive. That’s why its regarded as a mathematically proven shape. 

Characteristics of a square face shape

  • The forehead width is bigger than the cheekbone width, and the jawline width.
  • The jaw narrows down, and the chin is round

How to choose a haircut for a heart face shape

The goal here is to look for a haircut that softens the strong forehead without accentuating the narrow chin. 

Recommended hairstyles for a heart-shaped face

  • Swept back hairstyle
  • Man bun
  • Pompadour
  • Buzz cut
  • Comb over hairstyle
  • Medium quiff
  • Tapered fade

Celebrities with a heart shaped face

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Justin Timberlake 
  • Nick Jonas
  • Ryan Reynolds

3. Oblong Face Shape

While many people confuse oblong face shape with oval face shape, they are different. Other people also refer to this shape as rectangular.

Characteristics of an oblong face shape

  • Face length is the largest. 
  • Foreheard length, jawline length, and cheekbone lengths are almost equal.

How to choose a haircut for an oblong face shape

Since the face is long, the best haircut for this face should not add length to avoid making the face look more elongated. Instead, look for a haircut that adds to the broadness. That applies to the beard style. 

Recommended hairstyles for an oblong shaped face

  • Fringe haircut
  • Clean shaven
  • Caesar cut
  • Buzz cut
  • Swept back hairstyle
  • Undercut
  • Comb over hairstyle
  • Side part hairstyle

Celebrities with an oblong  face shape

  • Adam Levine
  • Jay-Z
  • Ben Affleck 

4. Diamond Face Shape

Another attractive and rare shape is the diamond shape.

Characteristics of a diamond face shape

  • The face length is the largest, followed by the cheekbones width, forehead width, and the jawline length is the least. 
  • Strong cheekbones
  • Tapering jawline

How to choose a haircut for a diamond face shape

The goal here is to find a haircut that balances the angularity and strong cheekbones and complements the jawline. Avoid haircuts that have sharp features to avoid adding to the angularity.

Recommended hairstyles for a diamond-shaped face

  • Clean shaven
  • Caesar
  • Buzz cut
  • Comb over 
  • Crew cut
  • Side part
  • Fringe hairstyle
  • Pampadour
  • Swept back hairstyle

Celebrities with a diamond  face shape

  • Robert Pattinson
  • Johnny Depp
  • Ricky Martin

5. Round Face Shape

Characteristics of a round face shape

  • Face length and cheekbone width are equal
  • Forehead width and jawline length are equal but lesser than the face length
  • Wide cheekbones

How to choose a haircut for a round face shape

The goal is to look for a haircut that will make the face look a bit oval by adding to the face height. Since the face has no angles or lines, the hairstyle should add a little bit of structure. 

Recommended hairstyles for a round-shaped face

  • Clean-shaven head
  • Man bun
  • Faux hawk
  • Pompadour
  • Undercut
  • Crew cut
  • Side part hairstyle

Celebrities with a round face shape

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Zac Ephron
  • Sal
  • Jack Black

6. Square Face Shape

Characteristics of a square face shape

  • Face length, cheekbone width, forehead width, and jawline length are almost equal.
  • Straight cheeks

How to choose a haircut for a square face shape

The trick here is to look for a neat cut. Like the oval face shape, the square face shape gives you the freedom to try a wide range of styles.

Recommended hairstyles for a square-shaped face

  • Buzz cut
  • Caesar
  • Crew cut
  • Swept back hairstyle
  • Undercut hairstyle
  • Fringe hairstyle
  • Faux hawk
  • Side part 
  • Pampadour

Celebrities with a square face shape

  • Brad Pitt, 
  • Nick Lachey
  • David Beckham 

Wrapping up.

The best starting point when choosing a hairstyle is to consider your face shape. We have covered the major face shapes and also listed some of the best hairstyles for that specific face shape. 

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