Haircuts, like clothes, are not one-size-fits-all. But, you can’t as quickly change your haircut as you would a lousy shirt. This is why you must take the time to pair your facial features with the right hairstyle, so you don’t have to leave the barbershop with a hat on. After all, an additional inch here or there, or a scattering of facial hair there, may mean the difference between looking sharp and out-of-place.
What is my face shape?
To determine your face shape accurately, you need to examine your face closely. Pull back your hair and check the length and width of your features. Consider the length of your face, the size of your forehead, as well as the width of your cheekbones, jawline, and chin. These are essential features that make up your overall face shape. By comparing these measures, you will determine your face shape and choose the appropriate haircut.
The Best Haircuts for Your Face Shape
1. Round Shape
For starters, keep your hair short on the sides and back of your head; longer hair in these places might make your head appear broader and have the opposite effect. Choose a trendy haircut with a bit of height and volume for the top hair or something you can shape asymmetrically to extend the face. A side-swept fringe, comb over, side part or Ivy League cut fool the eye into thinking your head is longer than it is, reducing the roundness of your face.
If you have an oval-shaped face, you’ve won the genetic lottery! Most oval guys can get away with any hairstyle due to their symmetric facial features.
The critical thing to remember with oval shapes is to avoid wearing too much hair on your forehead. Too much weight on the brow softens features and makes the face rounder. The most appropriate style is a traditional short back and sides and slightly longer on top with a side-swept part.
Make the most of your square face by keeping your sideburns short and your hair fade high. A high skin fade or undercut will keep your hair from thickening on the sides of your head. Keep your hair length short to medium length on top and style it up to add volume and balance to your face’s width. This will slightly lengthen your face for the perfect look.
Guys can have a crew cut or buzz cut for a simple, low-maintenance classic hairstyle. If you don’t want your hair to be too short, try a fade or undercut on the sides with a comb-over, side part, slicked back, or textured French crop. A fringe that falls over your brow might even serve to decrease the length of your face.
Side parts look great on males with diamond face shapes, so make sure your hair is textured and a bit messy to match your facial characteristics. A textured or angular fringe can help balance out the more significant proportions of your cheeks and forehead, creating a more balanced appearance.
Because a heart-shaped face implies a pointy chin, a tight haircut will emphasize the literal sharpness. If you don’t want a pointed look, try a more extended, softer style like a mid-length side-swept part, layered quiff, or textured fringe. Use a mild hair product to prevent complex tangles from forming. Grow a beautiful beard to add volume to that thin jawline. Short to medium-length hair is acceptable.
Your Barber is Your Best Partner-in-Style
Now that you know a little bit more about the mechanics of your head shape, you can locate the finest hairstyles for your face shape. As always, your barber can give extra insight into which haircuts will suit you, but bring some ideas with you for a personalized cut and style you’ll truly adore!
For more advice and tips on the coolest haircuts for men, head on over to Robbie’s Chop Shop! Your barber’s the expert on pairing your unique face shape with the best style. So, book an appointment and look your best today!