Best Men’s Hairstyles & Haircuts For Your Face Shape

In this post, we’re going to show you the best men’s hairstyles for your face shape. Why is this important? Choosing a men’s hairstyle that works for your face shape ensures you will look your best all the time. If you haven’t gone through our definitive guide about how to find a man’s face shape once and for all, then this post will not make much sense. So head over there first and figure out your face shape, then come back.

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Oval

Symmetrical and well-proportioned, an oval face shape does well with most hairstyles, so the hair world is your oyster. The one thing to do is to get a style with your hair off the forehead to create some volume and angles on top.

The most complimentary hairstyle is a short on the sides and slightly longer on the top cut, similar to a quiff or side part. How long you go depends on your preference but the one thing to avoid is a forward fringe style haircut. Too much hair on the forehead softens your features and increases roundness of your face, which you want to avoid.

Square

Like the oblong or oval face shape, most hairstyles will work with your face shape, even extremely short or longer hairstyles – from buzz cuts to French crops to quiffs. Keep in mind that the shorter you go, the more you’ll look like a military grunt, so that’s the one thing to be aware of.

Classic, neat haircuts like close fades, side parts and short layers complement a square shape best.

Rectangle or Oblong

The longest of the face shapes, a rectangular or oblong face shape falls between an oval and a square, but requires a subtly tweaked hairstyle to ensure the face doesn’t appear even longer than it is.

Avoid taking the sides too short if keeping it longer on the top, as this would make your face look longer. Try a well-proportioned style that doesn’t take the sides too short or leave too much length on top. So try a style that lets the hair fall to the sides and/or across the forehead to add width and ensure your face doesn’t appear narrower than it is.

Round

A round face shape benefits from a haircut that gives it some definition or angles since they aren’t there naturally. For your face shape, you need to think square. A square hairstyle creates the illusion of structure so go for a style with height on the top that’s taken tight at the sides like a pompadour or a flat top. Front fringes will also look great for your face shape.

Diamond

A diamond face shape is one of the less common ones and because of that, you’ll need to be a little more careful to ensure your hairstyle looks great.

Avoid taking the sides too short because given the width of the cheekbones, a hairstyle that’s particularly short on the sides will make your ears look bigger – which you obviously want to avoid.

Hairstyles that add width to the forehead and chin area are going to look best on you. Fringes work well to add texture to the forehead, while longer styles that can be tucked behind the ears are great for accentuating your cheek bones. You can a side sweep or deep side-part hairstyle, and consider growing a 5 o’clock shadow if you want to add some size to a narrower chin.

Heart

Kind of similar to a Diamond face shape, avoid cuts that are very short, especially on the sides, as they’ll accentuate the narrowness of the chin and the width of your forehead. A medium-length swept look is the safest bet. Mid-length and long hairstyles that are kept reasonably thin and light soften the heart shape’s strong forehead.

Triangle

A hairstyle with volume will look best with a triangle face shape. So go for longer haircuts with fuller sides, which will add volume all around.

3 Summer Haircuts | Hairstyles Women Love

Seasonality is an important thing to think about in all facets of your style and grooming routine. Now that we’re in the thick of summer and dealing with heat and sunshine, you should consider adjusting your hairstyle just like you do your wardrobe.

So, to help you out with an update to your hairstyle, here are our picks for the summer haircuts women love!

 

Buzzcut

The ultimate in low-maintenance summer hair, you can never go wrong with just trimming it all off. Try adding a slight fade (shorter on the sides) for a little bit of depth. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen to protect your scalp and give it regular shampooing.

 

Crew Cut

Similar to a buzzcut but slightly longer on the top, the crewcut still gives you a bit of hair to style with product, but it’s short length keep it simple and low maintenance. Style this cut with just a little bit of lightweight hair product or skip it altogether.

 

Short Comb Over

A shorter, less-styled version of a combover or fade combover, just ask your barber or stylist to shorten up the top slightly and take the sides in a bit more (a 5 or 6 clipper guard and around 2″ on top). Go easier on the product for a less-slicked look or embrace a messy/wavy look.

Should Men Dye Or Color Their Hair?

By now you probably know that women dyeing their hair is a common thing.  But what about men? Whether for fun or to cover up grey, we’re discussing our thoughts on whether or not men should dye their hair in our latest episode of 2 Minute Tuesday.

Don’t forget to check out our go-to hair tips and grooming picks as well!

 

Dyeing For Fun

We’re definitely all for bleaching or coloring your hair for fun. It can be a cool, adventurous way to mix up your look and it doesn’t have to be permanent.  Just make sure you visit a good salon and let a professional handle it.  Also, don’t forget to get the right kind of shampoo and hair care products for your new ‘do.

 

Covering Up Grey

If you’re a guy who’s looking to cover up a little bit of the salt in your salt and pepper hair, by all means, go for it.  Be aware of the time and commitment it takes to keep up this look though, it can be significant.  Again, we recommend seeking some help here and make sure you do it properly and don’t end up looking like you’ve got shoe polish on your head.  At a certain point though, If you’re mostly grey, just embrace it, George Clooney looks pretty damn good, doesn’t he?

5 Men’s Hairstyles Women Hate For 2019

Just like we discussed in our post about 5 Hairstyles Women Love For 2019, your hairstyle is definitely something that says a lot about your style. So, it’s important to take the time to dial in the right one for your hair type and face shape. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts, barbers/stylists, and products. We’ve also got a ton of articles for you about hairstyles, so make sure to check them out!

Aggressive Undercut

This style had its day, but it’s a bit too extreme for most men.

Mullet

Need I say any more? Just don’t ever do it.

Wild/Unkempt Hair

Crazy, unkempt hair is never sexy so it’s always important to take proper care of your hair, no matter how long it is.

Comb Over

If you’re losing your hair, just embrace it. A short buzz or crew cut is going to be a lot more flattering.

Mohawk

Maybe you’re trying to make a statement, but I doubt many women want to hear that statement.

5 Men’s Hairstyles Women Love For 2019

Your hairstyle says a lot about you and is something women definitely notice. So, it’s important to take the time to dial in the right one for your hair type and face shape. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts, barbers/stylists, and products. We’ve also got a ton of articles for you about hairstyles, so make sure to check them out!

 

   

Classic Side Part

You can go classic with a bit more length or fade the sides for a bit more modern look. The side part is super versatile and you can go slick or more natural depending on how you’re dressing.

 

   

Crew Cut

Best for hair with texture. It’s low-maintenance and very clean and classic.  This style is also great for men with thinning hair.

Brush-Up / New Pompadour

Not as slick as a traditional pompadour, this version is a bit more relaxed and works with a variety of hair types.  Just make sure to keep the sides short but not too short.

 

Long Wave

Works best for men with longer/wavier hair. Leave the top longer and keep the sides and back shorter.  Best for men with longer and curlier hair as it lets you embrace your hair’s natural look.

 

Buzz Cut

Results can vary but with the right look many men can pull this off and look really sexy and confident. Also, if you’re losing your hair, just embrace it, this is the way to go.