The Right Hairstyle for Your Square Face Shape
By Roy on 4 June 2009
With a square face shape, your main aim should be to soften your strong jawline.
Hairstyles to Try
- Wispy forward falling hair onto your face will soften your jaw line.
- Wearing bangs swept over to one side will create diagonal movement to minimize square shapes.
- Short to medium length hair will also suit you, especially if the style is rounded in shape or has wispy ends.
- Styles with height at the crown will also work in your favor.
Hairstyles to Avoid
- Avoid blunt bobs, especially sitting at chin length with straight heavy bangs as this will accentuate your jaw line and squareness.
- Middle parts with solid bangs can also work against you.
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The Right Short Hairstyle
This short concave bob is a great looking hairstyle for a square face shape. The sides falling forward soften the jaw line, while the diagonal bangs also are ideal for minimizing squareness. The hairstyle has a rounded appearance making it the right choice for framing square face shapes. Other short styles that will work are looks with soft wispy side parted swept across bangs in wavy or curly textures.
The Wrong Short Hairstyle
This short cut illustrates really well what to avoid on square face shapes. Firstly, the top area has a very square shape about it. Secondly, the short tapered sides accentuate the squareness of the jaw line, and the square hairline only adds to what is doomed from the very start. Definitely the wrong cut for square face shapes.
The Right Medium Hairstyle
This hairstyle has all the right ingredients to suit and compliment square faces. The sides are soft and wispy, falling onto the jaw line hiding squareness, and the side swept bangs create a diagonal illusion that loses any focus on squareness. The graduated sides and back angle up creating a whole new shape to frame the face. Other variations in different textures will also work keeping to this theme.
The Wrong Medium Hairstyle
If a picture tells a thousand words, what does this say to you? Terrible in capital letters! The shape of the cut makes a square face shape look even squarer. The straight across bangs shorten the length of the face, while the chin length sides create width and draw attention to the jaw area. This shape should be avoided.
The Right Long Hairstyle
This long wavy hairstyle with side-swept bangs is just right for square faces. The waves are open ended and have curved lines that are softer to the eye, and the across bangs also help to change the perception of shape to the eye making it appear rounder rather than square. Other good long looks include wispy face framing layers in straight, wavy or curly textures.
The Wrong Long Hairstyle
This hairstyle looks very heavy and solid all over making it a bad choice for square face shapes. The heavy bangs create a very square shape alone, but once they are added to the straight sides and back, the result is very square and angular. The sides need layers, while the bangs need to be less heavy and more across. This is a good example of the wrong cut for the wrong face shape.
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