While the shape of your face contributes significantly to your physical outlook, how you style your hair contributes even more significantly. Everyone is attractive, but the individuals who stand out are those who have found their style. If you haven’t been turning heads as much, your choice of hairstyles may play a massive role in that.
You can go from average-looking to attractive with just one visit to the barber’s shop, but you need first to become familiar with the shape of your face and the most suitable hairstyles for it. In this article, join others on the road to discovering the best types of men’s haircuts according to the shape of your first.
Your face shape differs from the next man’s, even if the features fall under the same category. This is why a haircut that’s suitable for one class may look better on you than it would on someone who has the same face shape.
Now, this journey necessarily requires you to know your face’s defining features and what type of face you have. As such, we’ll explore the various categories and provide the best haircuts for them in subsequent sections.
The balanced features of an oval face make it extraordinary, and some even refer to it as the ideal face. The length of an oval face is larger than the width of the cheekbones, and the forehead is wider than the jawline. You also likely have a rounded chin and jawlines if you have an oval face.
Your face becomes narrower from your forehead, with your chin being the narrowest point of your face. There are also high chances that your face lacks angular and dominant features, which is why a taper cut will accentuate your facial features excellently.
With an oval face, you should focus on hairstyles that sweep the hair off your face to expose your extraordinary facial features. A messy quaff will do justice to the shape of your face, and the same goes for a brushed back top with a low fade. Give the textured fringe and low skin fade a shot when next you visit the barber, and you’ll certainly turn heads on your way back home.
If you have a square-shaped face, you’ve probably turned a few heads, even with a bad haircut. That’s because this face type is typically considered the ideal masculine shape. It boasts straight cheeks, a defined chin, and a prominent jawline.
A buzz cut does enough justice – it highlights the shape of your face. With a square forehead and angular and sharp lines, the aim of the haircut you opt for should be to soften your pronounced facial features. You can achieve this through layered haircuts, fades, undercuts, and swept-back styles.
You can also try the pompadour with fade, and you’ll pull off this look excellently if you pair it with a nice beard. A wavy top fade, top knot, and other swept-back haircuts are fantastic options you can consider.
You’ve probably been described as having a long face with well-defined angles if you have a diamond-shaped face. You’re also in the category of lucky men, as this shape is one of the rarest types. It boasts a sharp chin, high and strong cheekbones, and a narrow bone structure.
Your cheekbones are pretty pronounced and one of your most prominent features, so you want to avoid haircuts that draw more attention to them. Consider hairstyles that deemphasize the prominence of your ear and soften your defined structures.
The different crew cuts and buzz cuts will look great on you, as will voluminous haircuts. You can experiment with both fringes, and swept-back hair cuts too.
Turning heads is relatively easy with a heart-shaped face, but you must first know how to style your hair. If you’ve noticed a wide forehead, narrow cheekbones and jawlines, and a pointed chin, then you likely have a heart-shaped face.
You have sloppy cheekbones that start their descent from your forehead and become narrower at your chin. Features like your mouth and chin are also quite dainty and petite compared to the upper part of your face.
Since your forehead is the widest part of your face, you want to sport a haircut that reduces its prominence. A voluminous cut and a fringe that falls to the side or center of your face can achieve this. Tight cuts don’t favor you, as they leave your jawline exposed while overly accentuating your forehead, so it’s best to avoid them.
A round face has more rounded features than sharp or defined ones. Your forehead and jawlines have narrower proportions than your face length and cheekbones. Since all your features are rounded, it’s expected that you also have a rounded chin.
As such, when choosing a haircut, it’s best to opt for the ones that define your face and create the illusion of sharp lines and angles. So, avoiding fringes that cover your forehead, long side and back hair, and cuts that flatten the top of your head.
Instead, opt for styles that add bulk to your face, like French crop, swept-back styles, a shaved head, and spiky hair.
Picture an inverted triangle, and your face likely fits into its proportions. There’s a narrow and short forehead, heavy jawlines which are more prominent than the cheekbones, and an angular chin. Your cheekbones are also likely straight, so choosing voluminous and layered styles will favor your physical appeal.
Emphasize your forehead by choosing haircuts that sweep your hair off your face, like a crew cut. There’s also the textured pompadour cut, quaff, comb over, side fringe, and fringe up.
You have diverse options of haircuts, but not every one will suit your face. However, once you understand your defining facial features, you’ll find the hairstyle that perfectly complements your face.