As with clothes, haircuts are not all right for you. However, unlike your clothes, you can’t just remove a crap haircut when you want to. Thus, prior to seeing the barber, know what styles look great with your facial shape.
If your face is oval, you’re a lucky boy – any haircut will do. But for the best effect, keep your hair off your forehead to add volume and angles on top. Your best choice is a classic shorter cut, with the sides short, the top a bit longer, and with side-swept parting. A forward fringe will create excessive heaviness on the forehead, soften your features, and make your face appear rounder. Forget the beard. You have no disproportionate gaps to fill in.
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A square face is as versatile as its oval counterpart. Your best option is a classic, neat haircut. Picture close fades, side partings and short layers. To add a little sharpness to your jawline, grow a little stubble, which also adds a bit of texture without blurring the line.
A rectangular face looks longer, so you need to avoid haircuts where the sides are too short or the top is too long, because these would only highlight the length of the face. Go for a better proportioned style, such as letting your hair fall to the sides and/or across your forehead. And avoid a full beard at all costs – it will pull down your face, making it look longer.
A round will naturally have no angles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some using certain hairstyles. A flat top or pompadour (height on top, tight at the sides) is one, front finges another. Sharpening soft edges comes easy by squaring corners in the high recession area of your hair. A full square beard also makes your jaw look more chiseled as it visually thins out your chin.
Hairstyles that make the forehead and chin area look wider, are the best for a diamond-shaped face. Fringes will add texture to your forehead, and longer styles that you can tuck behind your ears do well to accentuate your bone structure. But don’t cut the sides too short though, or your ears will look larger.
If your face is heart-shaped, you should avoid cuts that are too tight as they tend to accentuate a wide forehead and a narrow chin. A medium-length swept look is your best bet. And similar to the diamond face shape, a heart face shape is flattered by a beard because it adds weight around the head’s lower, narrower half.
With the wide jawline and narrow forehead, the best hairstyle for a triangular face is the exact opposite of what works great for a heart-shaped face. The main idea is to volume up and add depth. Longer, nose-length and full-sided haircuts are the best. As for the beard, don’t go beyond a light stubble.