The Right Hairstyles for Men’s Face Shapes

If you know yourself, you will find how amazing what the right hairstyle can do for your face, although you don’t follow the latest hair trends. Choosing the right hairstyle is so important.

Why? Because it can minimize or maximize non-pleasing attributes while promoting and complimenting positive or negative ones. You can imagine that choosing a hairstyle is about doing the right thing, while haircutting is about doing things right.

There are several things you must know about yourself before you get a new haircut. One of the most important things of haircut suitability is knowing your face shape.

A general rule that applies to face shape balancing is that you should try to achieve an oval shape, which is the most perfect and pleasing shape to the human eyes. To do this, long faces need shortening, just as wide faces need lengthening.


Different Types Of Men’s Face Shapes

There are 7 distinctive shapes that all men’s faces can be categorized into. Within these shapes is room for the full range of facial features for all races.

The good thing about being able to make these generalizations is that they provide guidelines for choosing the best hairstyles and other choices to make one look his best.

Here, I will discuss the different types of men’s face shapes and how they relate to hairstyles.


Oval Face
hairstyle for oval face shape

Oval is considered to be the ideal face shape for anyone to have, male or female. Unfortunately, this is a relatively rare facial shape.

When it comes to hairstyle, any style of any length can be worn and will be flattering to the face. This is one shape that is best left completely uncovered by the hair, so avoiding heavy bangs is the one rule of thumb for choosing a hairstyle.


Square Face
hairstyle for square face shape

Square faces are marked by the jawline and the hairline on the forehead forming a square. Facial features are often sharp, almost chiseled in appearance.

On a man, this face shape often makes him appear to be strong and completely virile. For the most part, choosing a hairstyle for square faces consists of finding ways to soften the edges.

This is accomplished by having the hair cut in layers in a manner that makes the face seem longer. Keep the bangs off the forehead and avoid styles that require parting in the center.


Oblong Face
hairstyle for oblong face shape

An oblong face is similar to an oval except that it is stretched out longer. Most hairstyles will work well with this facial type, but it is a good idea to choose a style that adds volume to the sides of the face.

A style that includes bangs that just skim across the brows may be ideal. Any style with a full fringe will help to maintain balance and add volume where it is needed. Medium length haircuts will be easier to style in a manner that flatters this face.


Heart Face
hairstyle for heart face shape

A heart-shaped face is wide at both the temples and hairline, holding its size pretty uniformly to the cheekbones before narrowing to a small chin.

Hairstyles for the heart-shaped face are mostly longer, intended to add volume below the cheekbones. Most men should avoid short hairstyles that tend to emphasize the upper part of the face.

Slicked back styles are also a bad idea. For the most part, one wants to avoid the appearance of being top-heavy by putting too much of the hair’s weight on the top.


Triangular Face
hairstyle for triangular face shape

A triangular face is almost the opposite of a heart-shaped face. Men with this facial shape have narrow foreheads and a wide jawline. Hairstyles that are flattering to this facial shape seldom, if ever, extend below the neckline. Styles that add width at forehead and temples and volume on top usually look best.


Diamond Face
hairstyle for diamond face shape

Men with a diamond facial shape have prominent, wide cheekbones and narrower foreheads and chins. Hairstyles should be chosen that add width at the forehead and chin while narrowing the cheekbones.

Avoid any cut that emphasizes the ears, as this will make the face look wider than it is and may create the illusion that the ears stick out more from the side of the head than they do.


Round Face
hairstyle for round face shape

Round face differs from an oval face in that all the lines and angles are smoothed out. This is not to be confused with a fat face, but it is characterized by chubby cheeks and a soft, round chin.


Some men have a combination face shape that seems to blend features of two or more different standard shapes. This is very rare indeed. Men who have a face that does not conform to any one of the above facial patterns probably have combination faces.

Choosing a hairstyle should be done based on which characteristics are most prominent in the face and which shape the face most closely resembles. Look in the mirror or look at a photo of yourself that has the hair off your face and find the best match from the above pictures.

It’s important to remember that even though your face may not be an exact match of any single shape, it will resemble one shape overall.

108 thoughts on “The Right Hairstyles for Men’s Face Shapes”

  1. Gi9ving the fact my forhead measurment is 5 1/2″ with cheeckbones about 5’1/3″ with jaw measurment about 4 1/4″ to 4 1/2″ with a length face of 8 1/2″ to 8 1/4″ that would put me at a male heart shape face. so what styles would you recomend for short, medium, or long?

  2. I beleive I’m a heart-shaped face, but I’m not sure.

    here’s a pic:

    what’s my face shape?

  3. I am not really sure what my face shape is…or what hairstyle would look good on me? Appreciate your advice…

    here are some pics:

  4. hey, I am not sure about my face shape and hairstyle too. I am searching for a long time now and just can’t find a cut that fits.

    would you help me, please?

    • maybe that is oblong or square…it sort of seems like a combination between the two. For what it’s worth, I think the haircut you had looked nice.

    • I’d say it’s rectangular. It ain’t mentioned on the list. There are actually 9 headshapes. Those two, which aren’t in the list are rectangular and inverted triangle, as you can see:

  5. I`m already research my face shaped was heard shape.. can u sent me an e-mail to giving some advice about my suitable hairstyle.. i`m Asian ethnicity.. I like Japanese and korean hair style.. here my email : [email protected]
    thank you very much..

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  7. Hey,
    I’m a 16 year old male trying to find a good hairstyle. What would suit my face best? I wear glasses and generally have a mustache/goatee deal going on, just because I look strange without it.

    That ones a couple months or so old, my hair has only been trimmed once since. Any suggestions?

  8. hi here is a picture of me, what face shape would you say i have and what hairstyles would best suit me. Here is the picture

    i am the one with the grey suit and blue eyes. Would the Tom Cruise Mission impossible 2 hairstyle suit me?

  9. Hi,

    These are my face measurements:-

    Cheek bones 6 in
    Jaw line 8 in
    Forehead 6 1/2 in
    Face length 9 in

    I am still not sure of which face shape I come under. Reading the descriptions and using my measurement results I think I could be Triangular, oblong or even round face. I also have slightly pointed chin. What face shape do you think I have with measurements given above?

  10. hi. i think i have an oblong shape of face but i'm not sure… here's my pic..

    i like chase crawford's hair style but i'm not sure if it's okay with me…

    please advise….

  11. i need a long hairstyle for a latin male .. with WIDE nose and full lips and ROUND face
    he has a stocky body and he needs to do some thing with his hair


  12. if i have a hair line that comes to a point in the front, could i pull off a short buzz cut?

  13. If I have some what of a heart shaped face and a cowlick, could I pull of a really really short buzzcut like wentworth miller?

  14. Some body please help me. I dont know if i am oval shaped or heart shaped and can you please sugest me a new hair style


    thankyou in advance

  15. im not sure what shape my face is and what hair style to choose. what would suit me best?

    pic of me:

    if you could just leave a comment under the pic in photo bucket it would be much appreciated

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  19. Hi guys..
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    I’m really confuse to decide it..
    These r some of my face pics..

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  22. I think i have combination of diamond and heart face shape.I keep short hair for my thinning hair bt it makes my face look fat.Can you suggest any other haircuts…thanks

  23. So, I made a template of my face shape in Photoshop using a picture of me with my hair pulled back. I have a side swept fringe at the moment, with longish sides but I’m getting sick of it. Is my face oblong shaped?

  24. hi i have a very unique face cut and i am unable to recognize it that it is of which shape

  25. My head shape looks like the icon at the top left corner. Is that oval? My face is sorta like a rectangle at the top of my face and when it reaches my jaw it makes like a small triangle. Cheekbone= 5 in. Height= 8 in. What shape do I have??? ….. Also, if you have a tall, wide forehead and the rest of your face is normal, does that make a difference?

  26. my head is triangle with curly heavily hair what can you suggest for my better look i mean perfect hair style for me help me pleas…….so i have self confidence’ i am so tired that people always laugh for me.

  27. plz tell me the shape of my face
    here is a picture of my face!/photo.php?fbid=439593296057986&set=a.157965767554075.39796.100000219592915&type=1&theater

  28. oval face and i have little bit curling hair so which hair cut suitable for me for that one what i do ?

  29. i really don’t have any idea which hair cut will fit my face. i think i am a round face. please help with more pictures. thank you.

  30. oh its so useful but i’ll be thankful if someone can tell me what faceshape i got ?!

  31. i dont know which type of hair looks good on me plz someone help me i really need ur help.
    there is my pic

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  33. I think i
    have round face.Which hair style is the best for me?I feel not satisfy current my hair style .Could u attach symbol photo for me.Best regards , francorichman

  34. What’s my face shape ? I tend to think either oval, square or round but for some reason I can’t decide.

  35. Hi,

    I think i have a round face.

    Please correct me if i am wrong.

    Also suggest some cool hairstyle that i can have during my office hours and non office hours.

    Thanks in advance.

  36. I am not sure what my face shape and which type of hair style suit on me please tell me.I have got totally confused.

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  38. Awesome ideas for choosing hairstyles according o face shape..Everyone should aware what kind of hairstyles would be best suited and go with their looks..I too have to share to get more ideas on hairstyles..

  39. i cant tell whetha my face is oval,diamond pliz advise here is a pic, bin wanting to pic a hair style and go with it..

  40. I have long hair and I hate it and I’m looking for a cut with no bangs I’m bored of that what are some options besides a buzz? Could I get something like a fauxhawk?

  41. !/photo.php?fbid=463230483725767&set=a.124958367552982.14238.100001164574135&type=1&theater
    Someone Please for the love of jesus help me. I Have been trying so desperately to find my facial shape, because well i need a makeover bad. and im having a hard time trying to figure out the shape of my face. i posted a facebook link. Please help Me.

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  45. Hi, my measurements are forehead 16cm,cheekbones 15cm,jawline 21 cm and length 21 cm what is my face shape and what hair style suits me?

  46. Hi my measurements are forehead 16cm, cheekbones 15cm,jawline 21cm and length 21cm. What is my face shape and what hairstyle suits me?

  47. Can you guys give me a few suggestions for me? Let me know what the shape of my head is too, thanks in advance 🙂

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