Your hair is one of the first things that people notice about you. Clothes make the man, but your haircut makes the look. Therefore, it is important to have a hairstyle that complements your features.
Before you get into that chair, take a look at our guide to finding the best haircuts for men for every face shape. You’re welcome.
If you have an oval face-shape… The oval face shape is defined by the absence of sharp angles near the forehead, cheeks and chin. Your jawline is soft and smaller than the width of the forehead.
This shape is versatile because of its symmetry and balance. Most hairstyles suit an oval shape including fades and undercuts, textured slick backs and spiky hair. Ask your stylist to work with your hair’s natural growth pattern to lift if away from your face.If you have straight hair, leave some length on the top and slick it back or go for a shorter crop. If you have tighter curls, go for a skin fade with sharp details around the hairline.
To shave or not to shave? The smooth contours of your jawline mean that you look good clean-shaven.
If you have a round face shape… The cheekbones and length of your face are similar in size. The jawline is a soft angle and the same size as the width of forehead.
It is important to elongate the face shape with hairstyles that shorter on the sides, but add height and volume on the top. A short back and sides with a quiff is one of the best hairstyles. Ask your barber for a clean fade and high top, or a side swept brush up.
To shave or not to shave? A full square beard can lend the jawline a more chiseled look.
If you have a square face shape… The cheekbones and length of the face similar in size, much like the round face shape. The only different is the jawline is angular.
In order to highlight the strong jawline, opt for a clean, close cut such as an undercut, buzz cut or crew cut. Keep things sharp around the edges. If you prefer a longer style, choose one that adds volume to the top such as quiffs, messy crops, long comb overs or the traditional slick back.
To shave or not to shave? Go for somewhere in between. Some light stubble can soften the sharpness of the jawline.
If you have an oblong face shape… The face shape is longer than it is wide. The forehead, cheekbones and jawline are similar in size.
Like the versatile oval shape, you can wear most haircuts with the oblong shape. Avoid sides that are too short because it can add length to an already elongated shape. Think buzz cuts or crew cuts – but nothing too short because you want to add width. If you want more volume up top, try a side part, comb over or short brush up.
To shave or not to shave? Shave! A beard would only elongate this face shape
If you have a diamond face shape… Similar to an oblong face shape; the cheekbones are wider than the jawline.
In order to introduce some symmetry into this face shape, go for a layered hairstyle with plenty of volume on the top. Keep things soft against your angular cheekbones. A fringe, a brush up, side sweep, long slick back or texture crop will create a balanced look.
To shave or not to shave? Soften your chin and jawline with a little bit of stubble.
If you have a triangular face shape… The features are angular with the jawline is notably wider than the cheekbones. The face can be any length.
A little more volume on the top and sides will help to balance the wide jawline and narrow forehead. Avoid short fades on the sides and go for medium-length textured hairstyles on the top such as swept bangs, messy hair and angular fringes.
To shave or not to shave? Keep it clean-shaven to accentuate the strong jawline.
The hardest part is now over. We’ll help you book well at Bookwell, and find the perfect barber for your next haircut.