Though a man’s hair is not mouldable enough like a woman’s hair, the best hairstylists across the world have come up with numerous haircuts for men since years. There are many hairstyles according to age, face shape, clothing style and occasion.
Before you rightaway pick a hairstyle from the internet, you need to know that not all hairstyles suit all face shapes. To know which hairstyles suit you, you need to determine your exact face shape first.
In this article, we’ll provide you with all the information on different face shapes that men across the world have and what hairstyles suit each type. Take a look!
Different Face Shapes of Men:
Before you go in front of the mirror to determine your face shape, you must know the types of face shapes that men mostly have. We’ll discuss this here.
People with this face shape tend to have a longer face with less prominent cheekbones. Also, the eyebrows are more evident when compared to the jaw line.
This face shape is generally identified by wider hairline and also jawline. While the forehead looks wide, the jawline may seem a little narrow.
If you have a rectangular face shape, then your eyebrows, jawline and cheekbones all look similar in size and the face length is a bit symmetrical.
Round shape is the most common face shape and is easily identifiable. If you have this shape, your cheekbones and face length look wide and are comparatively equal in size. Your cheekbones dominate your eyebrows and also the jawline.
This is a unique face shape where the length of your face dominates every other feature. The jawline button seems pointed and the cheekbones and temple look small.
The temples of your face look more prominent than your jawline and the cheekbones, if you have this heart face shape. The jawline also looks sharp and pointed.
In this face shape, your jawline looks more prominent than any other feature of your face. Your cheekbones and eyebrows may seem smaller.
Once you can accurately determine your face shape, choosing the best hairstyle for your face shape will be an easy task.
How to Measure Your Face Shape?
We know you are confused with all the names of the face shapes we discussed above. And, we know it is difficult to find out the face shape of yours. So, this guide will let you determine your face shape easily:
- Stand in front of your mirror. Make sure there’s adequate lighting in your room. Adjust the angle of the mirror so that your entire face is clearly visible.
- Now, measure the distance between your hairline and the chin.
- Next, measure your forehead width. Locate the widest part and measure the distance across the temples and the upper hairline.
- Next, measure the length of your cheekbones from the most prominent part to the least.
- The next thing to measure is the jawline. You can do this by starting at the place where the jawline begins and end it at the tip of the chin.
- Now, the final step is to analyze all these measurements. Once you have a look at all these, you can easily know what shape your face is.
How To Choose The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape
1. Oval Face Shape
Oval face shape is quite popular among men and that’s the reason many hairstyles have popped up for this face shape.
As the oval face shape looks narrow and has no pointed edges, many combinations of hairstyles look good on it.
However, as your face looks more round in this shape, try to avoid bangs and fringes.
The best hairstyles for this face shape are:
- Brush back.
- Undercut with comb over.
- Fade cut with quiff.
- Pompadour cut.
2. Square Face Shape
Square face shape is more angular and gives men a masculine look. As this face shape is similar to round face, you must go for a haircut to soften the angles and with a taller cut on the top.
For a more masculine look, here are some of the best hairstyles you can choose if you have a square face:
- Buzz cut.
- Crew cut.
- High fade along with a front quiff.
- Textured comb over
3. Rectangle Face Shape (Oblong Face Shape )
It is the longest of the existing face shapes and falls somewhere in between oval and square face shapes. Since it is the longest, you need to choose a haircut which doesn’t make your face seem more obvious and prominent.
Make sure you don’t keep the sides short as it would make your face look more lengthy. Go for such hairstyles where there is no excess hair on the top too.
Here are some of such best hairstyles for oblong or rectangular face shape:
- Side-swept crew cut.
- Brush up.
- Short spiky hair.
- Side parting hair cut.
4. Round Face Shape
Round shaped faces usually appear short in length as the cheekbones are wide. So, to complement this face shape, you need to go for haircuts that are short on the sides and tall on the top to attain the right balance.
Here are some of the best hairstyles that suit round faces:
- Undercut along with combover.
- Brush back.
- Mid-life pompadour.
- Taper fades with quiff.
5. Diamond Face Shape
A diamond face shape is recognized by sharp jawline , longer face length, and also angular cheekbones. To make this unique face shape more prominent and good-looking, you must select the haircuts with fringes.
Here are some of the suggestions from our side:
- Faux hawk.
- Slick back.
- High fade with fringe.
- Textured crop.
6. Heart Face Shape
If you have a heart face shape, your forehead will be the broadest part of your face. So, it is necessary for you to avoid deep fades and crowns. You must let your hair grow well on the sides and back. Make sure you grow your hair more on the top and let the fringes fall naturally on the face.
Here are some of the recommended hairstyles for heart shaped face:
- Long fringe hairstyle.
- Shaggy hairstyle.
- Messy top hairstyle.
7. Triangle Face Shape
It is the asymmetrical face shape where the forehead is narrow and short while the jawline is wider. To balance this face shape, you must choose to stay away from side fades. Also, make sure you have medium hair length on top.
So, here are some of the best haircuts you can choose if you have triangle face shape:
- Short pomp.
- Undercut with faux hawk.
- Mid fade with fringe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Measure your forehead, cheekbones, jawline and forehead. Also, measure the length of the face from the hairline to the jawline.
Diamond face shape is unique and has a sharp tip and pointed cheekbones. The forehead looks narrow in terms of width.
The diamond face is the versatile one and makes a man look more masculine. People with this face shape have narrow jawline and high cheekbones.