Best Haircuts For Men By Face Shape

What Haircut Should I Get - Best Hairstyles For Men By Face Shape

Oval Face Shape

The defining feature of an oval face shape is the absence of sharp angles or corners near the forehead, cheeks and chin. Because of their symmetry and balance, most hairstyles look great on oval faces, including fades and undercuts with comb overs, quiffs, pompadours, textured slick backs, and spiky hair. However, avoid fringes and bangs that could cover your forehead and make your face appear rounder.

Facial hair and beards are optional for guys with oval faces. Because of the soft, smooth contours of the jawline, go clean-shaven.

Brush Back

Oval Face - Brush Back

Undercut with Comb Over

Oval Face - Undercut with Comb Over

Mid Fade with Pompadour

Hairstyles For Oval Faces - Mid Fade with Pompadour

Taper Fade with Quiff

Hairstyles For Oval Faces - Taper Fade with Quiff

Round Face Shape

Round faces are about equal in length and width, and the jawline offers no sharp corners or defining edges. To create the illusion that the face is longer, consider hairstyles that are short on the sides but add height or volume. The best hairstyles for round faces include undercuts and high fades coupled with pompadours, faux hawks (fohawks), fringes, side parts, quiffs, spiky hair, and long textured comb overs or slick backs.

While a beard isn’t needed for round-faced men, a full square beard can give the jaw a more chiseled look.

Bald Fade with Slick Back

Hairstyles For Round Faces - Bald Fade with Slick Back

High Skin Fade with Pompadour

Hairstyles For Round Faces - High Skin Fade with Pompadour

Side Swept Brush Up

Hairstyles For Round Faces - Side Swept Brush Up

Spiky Hair

Hairstyles For Round Faces - Spiky Hair

Square Face Shape

Square faces are angular, sharp and masculine. Like round face shapes, square faces mean the length and width measurements are similar – the only difference is the angle of the jaw is sharper. Because of its versatility, the best haircuts for square faces range from really short men’s haircuts, such as undercuts, buzz cuts or crew cuts, to longer styles that add some volume to the top, such as brush ups, quiffs, pomps, messy crops, long comb overs and traditional slick backs.

Men with square faces may grow some light stubble to soften the sharpness of the chin and jawline.

Buzz Cut

Hairstyles For Square Faces - Buzz Cut

High Fade with Quiff

Hairstyles For Square Faces - High Fade with Quiff

Crew Cut

Hairstyles For Square Faces - Crew Cut

Textured Comb Over

Hairstyles For Square Faces - Textured Comb Over

Oblong Face Shape

Sometimes called “oblong” or “rectangular”, long faces are longer than they are wide. To avoid your face looking even longer, men with oblong faces should try short haircuts on top, such as a crew or buzz cuts. However, if you want more volume on top, skip the short fade on the sides and you can style your hair with a side part, comb over, or short brush up/spiky hair.

Guys with oblong faces also shouldn’t grow out a beard that will further elongate the face’s shape.

Brush Up

Hairstyles For Oblong Face Shapes - Brush Up

Side Part

Hairstyles For Oblong Face Shapes - Side Part

Side Swept Crew Cut

Hairstyles For Oblong Face Shapes - Side Swept Crew Cut

Short Spiky Hair

Hairstyles For Oblong Face Shapes - Short Spiky Hair

Diamond Face Shape

A diamond face shape is characterized by strong, wide cheekbones and a defined, angular chin. Because diamond-shaped faces are typically long and narrow, barbers and stylists recommend a layered, high-volume hairstyle, such as a fringe, faux hawk (fohawk), brush up, side sweep, shag, long slick back, or textured crop.

Men with diamond faces may consider growing some facial hair to soften the chin and jaw.

Textured Crop

Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shapes - Textured Crop

Faux Hawk (Fohawk)

Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shapes - Faux Hawk (Fohawk)

High Fade with Fringe

Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shapes - High Fade with Fringe

Slick Back

Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shapes - Slick Back

Triangle Face Shape

Triangular face shapes accentuate angular features, most notably with the jawline being wider than the cheekbones. To offset the smaller forehead and create symmetry, the ideal haircut for guys with triangle face shapes is to avoid short fades on the sides and try medium-length textured hairstyles on top, such as swept bangs, angular fringes, and messy hair.

Given the prominence of the jawline, most men would do best clean-shaven.

Comb Over

Hairstyles for Triangle Face Shapes - Comb Over

Crew Cut

Hairstyles for Triangular Face Shapes - Crew Cut

Textured Quiff

Hairstyles for Triangle Face Shapes - Textured Quiff

Mid Fade with Angular Fringe

Hairstyles for Triangular Face Shapes - Mid Fade with Angular Fringe

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