If we had to list all the available men's hairstyles that you can ask for during your regular barber visit, you'll find a mind-blowing range of cuts and styles that might be your next man-do: man-bun, crew cut, the undercut, pompadour, faux hawk, man fringe—the list goes on. But the key to actually pulling off a certain look and style is to first identify your face shape, as you can find out more than just your ideal haircut such as the perfect sunglasses and beard shape that will suit you.
Considered the perfect face shape for men (such as how oval is for women) thanks to its angular masculine look, the key feature of a square face shape is that your jawline, cheekbones and forehead are almost the same width. Your jawline is broad and angular, and the great thing is that most hairdos suit your face shape such as a short, slicked-back style, or any haircut that is styled upwards so avoid a heavy fringe as it will emphasise the width.
Whilst the square face shape as prominent angles on the forehead and jawline, an oval face shape lacks these dominant angles as length takes precedence instead of width. An oval face shape has a slightly rounded jawline, so wearing your hair backwards will flatter your face shape such as a man-bun/pony-tail, slicked-back do or pompadour, and even an undercut. Steer clear from a long fringe as your face will appear rounder.
If the corners of your forehead and jawline are similar in width and height, while your cheeks and jawline are rounded, go for hairstyles that emphasise length and angularity such as slicked-up with squarer edges or longer hair with off-center parting to create a slimmer face shape.
As straightforward as it sounds, a triangular face shape includes a wider forehead and cheekbones with a pointed, more tapered chin. Look for a hairstyle that narrows your forehead and widen your chin area—a scruffy beard might actually help give an illusion of a wider chin!
Almost like a rectangle, the oblong face shape has more length than angularity. The oblong face shape is flatter around the cheek area unlike the oval which has rounded sides. A hairstyle with longer sides and shorter top is a go-to, and avoid anything that accentuates your forehead such as an exaggerated pompadour or a spiked hairdo.