Hey Guys,

Today I’m writing this guide to hairstyles for men, because one of the most important factors of hairstyle suitability is face shape analysis.
Yes, you should consider your hair type and facial features when deciding on a hairstyle. But don’t forget another crucial factor: your face shape. Choosing a hairstyle that flatters it compliments you from all angles and therefore I will show you how to choose a hairstyle that’s best for you.

Well, If you choose the wrong hairstyle for the wrong face shape, the result is a disaster. So it is really important to choose the right Haircut to appear supremely confident.

Picking a cut that doesn’t suit your skull is a critical and, crucially, easily avoidable mistake many men make when sitting in the barber’s chair.
The perfect haircut is more than just a few snips! Before booking a salon appointment, determine your face shape so you’ll know exactly what to ask for.

No matter your face shape — round, oval, square, heart, diamond or Triangle — there will be haircuts that look best on you, and a few that aren’t flattering.

It’s not magic, it’s just finding the right haircut.

There are other things to consider when choosing a style, like hair texture, your personality, your lifestyle and even your body type. In these pictures, I’ll share with you all you need to know about those points, too.

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What face shape Am I ?

  1. Forehead: Measure across your face from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch.
  2. Cheekbones: Measure across your cheekbones, starting and ending at the pointiest part below the outer corner of each eye.
  3. Jawline: Measure from tip of your chin to below your ear at the point at which your jaw angles upwards. Multiply that number by two to get your jawline measurement.
  4. Face Length: Measure from the centre of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

 

 


4242591-enrique-iglesias Oval Face Shapes: 

Your jawline is soft, curves and smaller than your forehead (picture an egg upside down).

As this face type is evenly balanced, pretty much any hair style will work on an oval shape. While this might make you feel like you can’t put a foot wrong, keep in mind that it’s really best to avoid a fringe (as it will cover up your forehead and could make your face appear rounder). Ideally, ask your barber to work with your hair’s natural growth pattern to lift it off your face.

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: you can either leave some length on top and sweep it back or go for a shorter crop. It’s crucial here to pay attention to the direction your hair grows naturally as it will be easier to manage.
  • Wavy hair: best to grow it out and work with your natural texture without trimming the sides down too severely.
  • Tight, curly hair: go for a skin fade with sharp details around the hairline and a shorter crop on top.

 

 


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HEART FACE SHAPES:

Forehead measures greater than the cheekbones and jawline. The chin is pointed.

You can also wear most hair cuts with this face shape, but don’t go too short at the sides as it will elongate an already elongated shape. Think more classic shapes and scissor cuts – nothing too extreme or short as your goal is to add width.

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: Let it grow out to about an inch on the top and sides and ask the barber to add some texture to it.
  • Wavy hair: work with the waves. Grow out to a similar length all over, say 4 to 5 inches, and let the hair fall how it wants to. Don’t add texture as it will become harder to control.
  • Tight, curly hair: A short Afro style will work best – length-wise, at least 3cm or a little longer.

 

 


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ROUND FACE SHAPES:

The same as a square face shape, just with less angular features – the sides of your face are rounded and your cheekbones are the widest point of your face.

The key here is to elongate the face shape and not add width. With that in mind, a short back and sides with a quiff works very well. And avoid fringes at all costs – these will make your face appear smaller and accentuate its shape.

 

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: short back and sides with around 3 to 5 inches of length through to front to create the height needed. Ask your barber for a quiff and get some height with your hairdryer.
  • Wavy hair: use the natural wave to give you height and keep the length around 5 to 6 inches long . Use a sea salt spray get extra volume and texture in the front.
  • Tight, curly hair: ask your barber for a clean fade and a
    high top – the longer the better.

 

 


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DIAMOND FACE SHAPES:

You have a long face shape and angular features (and a defined chin), but your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, followed by your forehead then your jawline.

Go for more volume on the top to create a more balanced look. Diamond faces tend to have strong cheekbones and narrow for heads so something a little longer will always look good – in short, a fringe of some form is often the way forward. Ask for scissor cuts where possible to keep things soft against your angular cheekbones.

 

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: go for more length on top, say 5 to 6 inches, and ask your barber to add some texture so you get added volume up there. Any shorter and it wont sit right.
  • Wavy hair: loose the weight in the hair and create texture with the curls (to do this you are going to need a decent length on top). You should also grow out the sides and back to at least an inch or so to add softness using the natural curl of your hair.
  • Tight, curly hair: on tight curls, let the hair grow out all over and get some height and width. If you want to keep it shorter on the sides and back, try not to go to for any styles that would be too square – you’re looking to soften the angularity of your features, not enhance them.

 

 


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SQUARE FACE SHAPES:

You have a defined, angular jaw, the sides of your face are straight, and the width of your face is almost the same as its length.

A clean, close cut looks right for this face shape, so classic short back and sides with some texture on the top always works well – and highlights that strong jawline. You don’t have it cut to soft around the edges. Keep things military-level precise.

 

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: go for a short back and side with some length on top, ideally a couple of inches as your hair is likely to stick up. Keep it shorter so you can control it.
  • Wavy hair: go for clean lines around the hairline, but leave enough on top for some movement and styling (a few inches).
  • Tight, curly hair: go for a tight fade on the back and sides. You can even crop the top down too.

 

 


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TRIANGLE FACE SHAPES:

You have angular features with a jaw line wider than your cheekbones, which in turn is wider than your forehead (in short, an upside-down triangle).

Wide jawlines and narrow foreheads mean that you need to get a little more volume on the top and sides – but not too soft on the face as this accentuates the jaw line.

The best cuts for each hair type:

  • Straight hair: ideally 3 inches all over and a lots of texture from the barber. Too short and it won’t sit right.
  • Wavy hair: let the waves grow out and keep some softness around the back and sides. Ask your barber to texturise throughout the hair.
  • Tight, curly hair: clean sides with a little length on top. You could even grow it all out into a full-on Afro.

 

 

Source: GQ-Magazine

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Thank you for sharing. Didn’t know that every face shape needs a different Hairstyle..
Your hair looks fabulous, Massi (Y)

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