Men’s hairstyles for all face shapes
So you might have thought it was a good idea to get a buzz cut you seen Tom Hardy sporting or the long hair, kinda of rock look that Johnny Deep seems to opt for on most occasions, but perhaps you didn’t check if that hairstyle would actually suit your own face shape?
One of the most common mistakes, that most men are guilty of is getting obsessed with a particular hairstyle seen on someone else (you know the usual influences celebrities, actors, singers, athletes etc.) but not really considering whether it will look good on their own shape face.
Avoid disappointed haircuts and wasted trips to the barbershop, by ensuring you choose a hairstyle that suits your face shape and will bring out the best in you – instead of the worst!
Here at London School of Barbering, we know our face shapes! Get it right by following our guide on what type of hairstyles are best matched to each face shape for flattery instead of a bad look that won’t go down well with your wardrobe or the ladies….
OVAL FACE SHAPE
The oval face shape is extremely popular with barbers, as it’s a very versatile shape and can be suited to an array of looks. It can almost be described as a blank canvas allowing barbers to try as many different hairstyles and facial hair trends as possible producing great results. An oval face is well proportioned and symmetrical, making the man more attractive.
Fringes are not recommended on the forehead of this face shape as it will make your head seem shorter and rounder, which is far from flattering. Instead, your barber should be taking your hair up away from your forehead, finishing off with styling products for a complimentary look.
This face shape is unique in its appearance. It is specifically characterised by a narrow jawline and forehead with width in the cheeks. Your barber should be creating width on your forehead by keeping some length on the top and the sides.
Fringes work well on this face shape by adding weight to your forehead. Keeping it long on top can help balance out your face, giving you a subtle look.
This is the rarest face shape of them all. It is a very distinctive shape that has width at the forehead and tapers down to a point at the chin.
The reason why this face shape stands out is due to its tapered chin. The best way to balance this out is by keeping a short beard that will add volume to your jawline.
If you have a round face, it means you won’t actually have obvious lines or angles on your face. This means that it ends up creating a perfect circle shape for your barber. If your barber gets it right and gives you the right haircut, it will add definition to your face.
The best suited haircut involves ensuring there is enough volume on the top while leaving the sides are shorter. Opting to shave the sides high in an undercut or a high fade, followed by leaving the hair long on top will add volume and flatter your face shape perfectly.
The square face shape is perceived as very masculine, with noticeable defined angles and being wide at all points. It is a barbers dream to cut hair on this face shape with its versatility.
Most men do prefer to soften out this face shape to tone down the sturdy, intense feel of it. Square faces are best balanced with a little length on top and a haircut that isn’t too defined, but is more laid back. Some suitable styles include a side part or a crew cut, as they round out your face and don’t add definition to an already extremely masculine face.
This is a very long face shape with a boxy feel to it. Your barber should avoid taking the sides too short, if volume is being kept on top to avoid your face from looking too long.
Fringes work wonders on an oblong face and will make your face seem shorter. Trying styles that are well proportioned and don’t have too much length on the top or too little on the sides will give you a flattering and well balanced look.