Hairstyles for Each Face Shape

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Hairstyles for Each Face Shape

Your days of chancing your arm with different hairstyles are over, take a tailored approach next time you visit the barber, or they visit you for that matter.

If you haven’t read the last blog and have stumbled onto this one you best go back and learn your face shape in 5 quick steps then return here to get your suggestions.

We have images of celebrities for each face shape, a good tip would be to look them up and see what all hairstyles they’ve had down the years, to get an idea of what does and doesn’t work with your face shape. We also have four hairstyles for each face shape.

Square Face

Ever been called something like “block” or “squarehead”? If you have then this one is for you, but the joke is on whoever gave you the abuse because you supposedly have the idea male face shape. Your options are endless really, you can go for a buzz cut, longer hairstyles or even a side part. So do what you want, our suggestion would be just to go short on the sides with a fade and relatively short on the top but as I have already said whatever you choose will probably suit.

  • Buzz cut
  • Side part
  • Undercut
  • Pompadour with fade & beard


Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt – “Block”



You fall somewhere between an oval and a square face with the longest of the face shapes. The name of the game for you is to avoid making your face look any longer than it already is. An example of doing this would be by going very long on the top and skint on the sides. Try to choose one that adds width, one where the sides and top are close in length.

  • Side-swept, brushed or slicked-back length on top
  • Keep volume to an absolute minimum
  • Go easy on the facial hair


Adam Levine

Adam Levine



Along with the square face shape you will have a wide range of options if you have determined your face shape to be oval. So, you can happily experiment with any hairstyle but just be wary of adding height, the length and width of your face are well balanced so its best to keep that balance.

  • Don’t add too much height
  • Short styles guaranteed to suit you


George Clooney



If you have a round face your aim is to elongate your face by adding length to your hair on top and go for a fade or just short sides. Long hair on your forehead also ads structure, giving you a more square look like “block” above.

  • Pompadour
  • Quiff
  • Messy, textured cut on top (works well if your hairline is receding)


Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio



You have the rarest face shape of them all. You will need to avoid a couple of things. Firstly, don’t go too short on the sides, you’re cheekbones are already pronounced and it will also make your ears look bigger. Your best play is to add width to your forehead, because your widest measurement was your cheekbones, you can do this by having a front fringe. Also if you can grow a beard, definitely do, this will help in adding structure.

  • Front fringe to add width
  • Beard to do the same further down the face


Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp



The heart face shape can be tricky but can also be well managed with some crafty barbering. You have one main thing to avoid, which is going too tight on the sides. This will exaggerate your forehead which is the largest measurement and will also make your chin look pointier.

  • Avoid very short sides
  • Try facial hair to help equalise the width of the forehead
  • Length on top is good for you


Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling



Finally, what you need to do is disguise the width of your jaw by having full and long hairstyles. This will reduce the jawline bulk while emphasising the forehead to restore balance.

  • Length on top
  • Pompadour or quiff
  • Avoid very short sides, this can make your head look even more narrow


Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake



So, if you want to find your ideal barnet use our top tips:

  1. Use our 5 steps to determine what face shape you are
  2. Google search the name of the celebrity with your face shape to see what hairstyles they have had down the years for ideas
  3. Have a look at the hairstyles we have suggested and try a few out
  4. Don’t just copy the trend of what everyone else is doing, you need to take a tailored approach


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