We take it you’ve done something with your hair before, but have you thought about your style. How does the type of hair you have and the shape of your head factor into a good or bad look? Most popular facial hair styles.
Define your head shape
It's generally understood that not all hairstyles will look good on everyone. This has to do with your facial shape and features.
Stand in front of a mirror, and pull your hair back. If you have long hair, you may want to tie that back. The simplest way is to look in the mirror and make an assessment of the shape. Look at our diagrams as a guide.
Pick a hairstyle that compliments the shape of your face
Once you have determined your facial shape, you can find a hairstyle that suits.
Here is a list of the most popular haircuts for men according face shape:
If you have an oval face it will appear slightly longer than a round face. Look for a lack of sharp edges along your chin, cheeks and forehead as this is a way to help define an oval face.
We recommend you avoid fringes, crops and bangs. Instead, you’ll want to create volume and length on the top of your head to elongate your shape.
Haircuts for Men with Oval Faces
Keeping your hair short on the sides and long on top will work best as these cuts will lengthen and balance the overall shape of your face.
Other examples that would work well for you include the quiff, pompadour, faux hawk, brush back, and any other short to medium-length cuts that don’t sit flat.
If you choose to grow a beard, thick stubble or a clean-shaven face is ideal.
If you have a square face your cheekbones will stand out and sit about as far apart as the widest point of your jawline, this gives your face a very symmetrical look.
To make the most of your square face, we would recommend you ensure your sideburns are kept short and your back and sides are faded high. High skin fades or undercuts will keep your face looking slim and trim.
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To balance the width of your face, keep your hair short to medium-length on top and styled up to create volume. This will elongate your face and compliment your square features.
Hairstyles for Men with Square Faces
Clean lines and structures will work best for you guys with square faces. A textured pompadour is a good option. A neater, more vintage option is the classic side part.
You blokes are quite lucky though because your square face is very versatile. You can run the short buzz cuts or crew cuts, or even long hairstyles like a quiff, slick back, and comb over. If you pair these cuts and styles with a fade or undercut on the side you’ll look sharp every day of the week.
We also recommend that if you grow a beard, longer is better. Although stubble works too.
If you have a round facethen you’ll notice that you share the same features as someone with a square face, but without the angular dimensions and edges. You will notice your face shape is all about equal width and length, without sharp cheekbones or a defining jawline.
If you have a rounder face then you will need to get hairstyles that elongate your head and allow for a more masculine, angled appearance.
Hairstyles for Men with Round Faces
Creating length and volume at the top of your head will help to define your jawline and emphasise your cheekbones. We recommend you try spiking your hair or incorporating a faux hawk as they are good choices for your rounder face.
Side parted hairstyles like a comb over are flattering, as well as fringed hairstyles like the French crop. If you’re feeling edgy, add height with a pompadour, quiff or undercut.
Finish of the look with a beard if you like facial hair as this works best for you.
Defining an oblong face simply is just a longer version of a square face. All your facial features (cheekbones, jawline, chin, and forehead) are even, but your face size is long and narrow rather than short and wide. If you have a long face then you have access to most of the best men’s haircuts.
Hairstyles for Men with Long Faces
For you blokes that just want an easy, low-maintenance haircut, a crew cut or buzz cut will work just fine.
If the short look doesn’t suit you then you can go with a fade or undercut on the sides with a comb over, a side part, slicked back look, or even a textured french crop. If a fringe appeals to you, great, it can serve to shorten your face’s length.
We generally wouldn’t recommend a medium-length hairstyle for oblong faced men, especially one that creates height and volume to the top. However, we encourage guys to experiment as every man is unique.
Much of the same advice goes for your facial hair. Thick stubble and short beards are good, while long beards can create an overly-elongated effect for a disproportionate appearance.
If you have a triangular face your features are weighted towards the bottom of your face, your jawline will be wider than your cheekbones and temple area, and you will have more angular and sharp features.
Medium-length and long hairstyles are a good choice for you as they will balance and conceal your wide, defined jawline. Similarly, a fringe can also help create the appearance of a thicker forehead, evening out your strong chin.
Hairstyles for Men with Triangle Faces
Hairstyles that work best for you guys with triangle faces incorporate short sides and length on top. Also, to create an illusion of a wider temple area, we recommend low fades or tapered haircuts as the extra hair length on the sides will thicken your dimensions around your ears.
More great examples of haircuts that work well for men with triangular shaped faces include the side part, comb over, short pompadour, quiff, and angular fringes. If you have straight hair, adding a messy texture can be another great way to balance your face.
A clean shave with work well for you and your strong jawline.
If you havea diamond face you will notice a long and angular shape, a pointy chin and high cheekbones. We encourage men with diamond shaped faces to grow out their hair and beard, and enjoy the variety of hairstyles that suit their face and bone structure.
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One of the best ways to take advantage of your face shape is to leverage thick hair and create layers.
Hairstyles for Men with Diamond Faces
Full and lots of volume will work perfectly for Gents with diamond shaped faces. A messy fringe can also work nicely to match your cheekbones and soften your jawline. utilising textured hairstyles like the faux hawk, brush up, long slicked back, and comb over fade are great looks that will work really well for you too.
Finally, you probably should avoid cutting fades or undercuts down to the skin. A taper fade or scissor cut will work better with your slimmer features.
For facial hair, growing a full beard will work nicely as it will widen your jaw and chin.
Go forth and conquer
Now that you understand a little more about the mechanics of your head shape, you can find the best hairstyles to suit your specific face.
Your barber, as always, can provide additional insights into which haircuts will work for you, but take some suggestions with you for a tailored cut and style that will take your look to the next level.
Fit your lifestyle and personality
Regardless of the hairstyle you choose, it should work with your personality. At the end of the day your hairstyle should reflect your personality and make you feel confident.