Depending on the shape of your face, you’ll have better luck with certain hairstyles more than others. For example, a square face tends to look best with a short, tight hairstyle. Every hairstyle does not not look great on every guy. But how do you know which of the many popular styles will look great with your face shape without trying them all and looking ridiculous half the time.

Luckily, the folks at Birchbox have you covered so you don’t have to wing it and look ridiculous.


Whether you have a round, square, oblong, diamond, triangular , or oval face, this graphic has you covered.

Also Read: A hairstyles guide according to face shape for women

1. Square Face

Ask for a cut that includes broken texture on the top; lots of height at the center top; a short textured area where the side meets the top.

Famous people – Brad Pitt

2. Round Face

A square shaped cut with weight in the corners looks great. Off-set an extremely round face with asymmetry in the haircut.

Famous people – Gerard Butler

3. Triangle Face

The key here is styling. Longer cuts that hang to the side and hit at the nose line are perfect choices. Hair must be styled with a lot of volume to balance the width of the jaw.

Famous people – Neil Patrick Harris

4. Oval Face Face

The best way to balance out an oval face is to have a round shaped haircut, which makes the oval shape more pleasant. A ‘Caesar’ is a perfect cut for an oval face.

Famous people – Jake Gyllenhaal

5. Heart Face

Soft mid-length looks swept up are going to be your best bet. You can use a blow-dryer to get this look. Steer clear of cuts cut too tight as they will accentuate the width of the forehead and the narrowness of the chin.

6. Rectangle Face

The focus with the hair should be on the side, and stay away from having too much volume or height on the top – you want it to be as flat as possible. Having hair over the forehead also helps.

Famous people – Matt Bomer

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