Sideburns are not just a patch of hair that grows on the two sides of your face, but an important feature of your facial hairstyle that can either make you look awesome or cause a heartbreak.
Just like it is the shape of your face that can determine which hairstyle could be the best-suited one for you, similarly, sideburn styles also depends upon the shape of the face.
What is the best way to cut sideburns for your face shape?
Knowledge on how to use a sharp razor for trimming your sideburns can help you style your facial hair for maximizing your appearance irrespective of the shape of your face. Here is how you can trim your sideburns:
How to Trim Your Sideburns
Step 1– Comb the sideburns following the direction of the hair growth.
Step 2 – Hold the trimmer in a vertical position facing you and trim the hair as you go downwards.
Step 3– Trim the hairs that stick out of the natural hairline.
Step 4 – Trim the edge at the bottom
Step 5 – Look at yourself in the mirror and check out the evenness of the bottom edges of the sideburns by placing your index finger.
Step 6 – Even out with the help of a razor
What Are the Best Sideburns for the Shape of Your Face?
Here are some tips that can help you style your sideburns matching the shape of your face.
The shorter the face, longer should be the sideburns and vice versa.
Do not follow the earlobes for determining the length of the sideburns.
Use a trimmer set to the right guard size.
Avoid bushy sideburns except when absolutely required.
15 Best Sideburn Styles According to Your Face Shape
Here are 15 sideburn styles suiting the various shapes of the face.
Longer sideburns that end at the bottom the ears are the right ones for offsetting the square shape of the face and the jawline. This will help to give dimension to your face while narrowing it down. Let the sideburns grow naturally until it reached the region just below the ears. Trim it to the desired length and even the bottom edges.
Sideburns that end halfway alongside the ears could be the best style for oval shaped faces. Trim the bottom edges just at the sideburns reached the halfway mark and prevent it from growing longer. This will make the face look less long than it actually is.
Medium to short length sideburns can help to balance the width of the lower face if you have a triangle shaped face. You can also grow the sideburns to a longer length to apparently help to narrow down the width of your jawline. Such sideburn style can make you look awesome.
If you have a round shaped face, go for the sideburns that pass below the ears. You can also end up at the mid-rear position. This will help you to make your face appear longer. Never ever keep the sideburns to a shorter length, as this will make your face look even rounder. Keep the sideburns trimmed, avoiding ant excess hair growth so that it may look bushy.
Short sideburns are the right ones for rectangular face shape because it gives more balance to the long shape of the face. Let the hair on the sideburns grow thicker so that an extra width is added to the face. A full beard can also be considered.
Shorter sideburns help to add width and to shorten the length of oblong faces. However, if your face is narrow and long, the best idea would be to keep thick sideburns.
Keeping the sideburns to the right length to offset the width of heart-shaped faces can be a tricky proposition. Keep the sideburns to such a length so that it narrows down the face shape at the widest point. Thick and longer sideburns can also apparently narrow down the width of the face, but experimenting with various lengths could be the best idea in order to match the width of the face.
Keep your sideburns to just above the mid-ear level or to a medium length if you have a diamond shape face. Keep the sideburns trimmed so as to hide the cheekbones. A full beard can add width to the jawline, making the facial hairstyle look great.
Short to medium length sideburns are the right ones for pear shaped faces. This helps to add width to the longish tyle shape of the face. You can also keep the sideburns a little bushy.
Keep the sideburns a little longish so that it can offset the width of the kite-shaped face. Allow a full beard to join the sideburns so that the cheekbones do not become prominent.