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How to Choose the Right Men’s Hairstyle According to Your Face Shape
We have all done this before: walk into a barbershop with a stunning picture of a celebrity haircut as a reference, but you come out looking nothing like the hotshot you thought you would. The reason that happens is that you and that superstar probably have different face shapes. Although most men don’t notice or talk about these topics, your face shape is fundamental to construct a great image, because determining it is the first step toward finding the ideal haircut for you.
Our hairstyle can say a lot about our personality and the way we want to portray ourselves, and that’s why Bright Side knows the importance of discovering one that fits and pleases you perfectly.
When you have soft angles, but your face length looks larger than the width of your cheekbones, you have an oval face. This face shape is very symmetrical and that allows you to play around a lot and create your own style. Try to get your hair off your forehead to build volume and design some angles. For this shape, a fringe might make your face look too round, so it might not be a good idea.
When your measurements all look even and your jawline is sharp and strong, you have a square face. This shape is very versatile and that means you have a lot of room for creative hairstyles. The extremes work: really long or really short hair is a great bet for you.
If you have a soft jaw curve and no evident lines or angles, you have a round face shape. For this one, the best style is the one that will create angles and give your face more definition. A side cut, for example, can help you to keep the sides short and build your own structure.
Just like a triangle, this face shape grows from a narrow forehead to a wide jawline. Volume is key here so, if this is your face type, make sure to choose thicker, longer, and fuller hairstyles. The length you add on the sides will lower the pointy effect of your head. Also, try to avoid beards since your chin already looks wide.
Known also as rectangle, the oblong combines the oval and the square shape — elongated length but an even and sharp forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line. If you have this face shape, avoid hairstyles that make your face appear even longer. The top needs to be short and the sides can’t be too short. Fringes could be great asset, but stay away from large beards.
The diamond is one of the rarest face shapes. It has the face length larger in the center and narrower on the extremities (the chin and forehead). Look for hairstyles that will soften the angles and add width to the forehead and chin, evening out the disparity. Remember, the sides can’t be too short and longer hair that can be pushed back is a great choice.
What is your face shape? What haircut do you believe fits you best? Share with us in the comments and check what others have to say about their techniques and trends when it comes to hairstyling.