Men's Styling Tips for All Face Shapes
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For men, choosing the right haircut that suits their face shape is one of the most important steps in haircare and grooming. Your hairstyle can enhance your features or highlight flaws.

According to a study, half of men dislike their haircuts after leaving the barber. To avoid this, consider your face shape. Not everyone can pull off the looks that celebrities do. Consult with a barber to find a style that suits your face shape because they can suggest hairstyles that compliment your features and enhance your overall appearance, boosting your confidence and style.

Styling Tips for Men According to Face Shape

You can also do your own research prior to getting your hair styled. Start with figuring out the shape of your face by measuring your forehead width, cheekbone distance, and jawline width. Compare these measurements to guidelines for oval, round, square, heart, diamond, oblong, and triangle shapes. 

Oval Faces

Oval-shaped faces are versatile and balanced, allowing for a wide range of hairstyles. Long layers, soft waves, and blunt bangs can frame the face beautifully. Avoid styles that add excessive volume to the top or emphasize the forehead too much. A classic side part adds structure without overpowering. Layered cuts with texture suit wavy or curly hair. Buzz cuts or crew cuts highlight the face shape. Experiment with pomades or waxes for thick hair, and lighter products for thinner hair.

Round Faces

For round faces, the goal is to create length and definition. Opt for long, layered haircuts, side-swept bangs, and styles with volume on top to elongate the face. Avoid overly short or voluminous styles on the sides, as they can make the face appear wider. Sharp layers, textures, and asymmetry can also help. Add height and volume to the top while keeping the sides short and tight. Avoid hairstyles that drape on the forehead, as they emphasize roundness.

Diamond Faces

For diamond-shaped faces, the goal is to balance the overall structure and angular features. Adding volume to the top and maintaining some length on the sides with a soft taper helps achieve this. Avoid aggressive fades, as they can emphasize the size of the ears. Hairstyles with full bangs, chin-length bobs, and layered styles around the cheekbones work well to add volume and create a balanced look. Opt for scissors for softer, textured sides instead of uniform fades or clipper cuts.

Heart Faces

For heart-shaped faces, the goal is to redistribute the proportions of the forehead and chin. Keeping the top longer with a soft, organic texture helps achieve this. It is important to keep the sides balanced with the top. Avoid shaved sides or aggressive fades, as they can increase the width of the forehead. Hairstyles with side-swept bangs, chin-length bobs, and layers around the jawline can create more balance and enhance the natural features of the face.

Square Faces

For square faces, the goal is to soften the angular features and create balance. Avoid styles that add volume on the sides, as they can emphasize the width. Opt for styles cropped across the back and sides, longer and higher through the top, such as textured quiffs and pompadours. For thinner hair or receding hairlines, consider buzzcuts and French crops. Soft layers, loose waves, and side-swept bangs can also help soften the face and add movement.

Triangular Faces

For triangular faces, aim to create width and balance. Hairstyles with layers around the forehead and cheekbones, side-swept bangs, and volume on top can add volume and balance. Avoid styles that are too short or voluminous on the sides. Quiffs, side parts, and pompadours work well, offering versatility with scissor cuts for a classic look or low fades for a modern twist. Using a hairdryer can enhance these styles, but it is easy once you get the hang of it.