You may like a certain hairstyle on someone and visit the hairdresser only to find out that it’s not the best style for your face. And you really thought it would look good on you.
In this case, you should listen to your hairdresser. What may look good on others may not necessarily look good on you.
But don’t you worry. We have prepared this super cool guide for you so that you can know more about your face shape and the kind of hairstyles that will suit it best.
When it comes to styling, you must understand that you need to play to your strengths, highlighting your best features and trying to minimize the features that are not so good. So, let’s get to know more about men’s hairstyles according to face shapes.
Different Face Shapes in Men
Before you figure out what may or may not look good on you, it is essential that you understand the kind of face shape God has blessed you with. Typically, there are seven types of face shapes in men. They are heart, square, rectangular, round, oval, diamond, and oblong.
If you have a heart-shaped face, you have a wide forehead and narrow chin. As you can imagine, it basically looks like a heart, minus the bumps. It will give you some confidence to know that Leonardo DiCaprio and David Beckham have heart-shaped faces.
You need a haircut that won’t make your chin appear too narrow or your forehead too wide. Quiffs and side parts will look great on you. They are timeless and iconic.
If you have a square-shaped face, you have a prominent jawline, wide forehead, and square chin. Just so you know, Brad Pitt has this facial structure.
Undercut hairstyles can make your jawline stand out strong. There are many types of undercuts, so consult with your hairdresser to pick the right one for you.
In addition, a buzz cut, pompadour, side parts, and crew cut will make your face look more attractive. Whether you want to keep your hair long or short, make sure you have enough volume to balance with your jawline.
If you have a rectangular-shaped face, you have to choose hairstyles that won’t make your face appear longer than it already is. So, whatever you do, please don’t do pompadours.
You have to make sure your hair stays as flat as possible to your skull. A side part can make you look totally awesome, provided it has less volume at the top.
Slicked back with a flat top is perfect for your face shape as well. It will highlight your personality instantly.
Round faces have fuller chins. Unfortunately, this is the hardest framework to style. The best advice for you is to opt for a hairstyle that has a longer top and shorter sides.
You want to make your face appear longer than it really is. For that reason, the pompadour and undercut are our recommendations. You can also add a beard like Kanye West, who also happens to have a round face.
Your forehead is most likely wider than your chin. You are truly blessed if you have an oval face, as you can do any hairstyle and rock the look! In fact, you can experiment with whatever you like.
Some of the styles that are suitable to your face shape are an Elvis Presley pompadour, quiffs, side parts, undercuts, a French crop, a Caesar cut, a shaved head, and even long rockstar hairdos!
You have high cheekbones, a narrow forehead, and slim jawlines. You don’t have to hide any part of your face, as it is perfect in its beauty.
To highlight your prominent cheekbones, you can opt for side parts, a French crop, or fringes. Go for a messed up look to complement your facial structure. By the way, Johnny Depp is your role model if you have a diamond-shaped face.
Oblong face shape is the longer version of an oval-shaped face but narrower. When styling, you want to create the illusion of your face being shorter and rounder.
Think Bradley Cooper with his mid-length wavy hair and Chris Hemsworth with his long, parted hair. In fact, you can have long hair, but add volume to the sides for a fuller look.
How to Style
We hope you have been able to identify your facial structure from the discussion above. Now, here are some quick instructions on how you can style the different hairstyles we mentioned.
If you have a quiff, dampen your hair first. Once you brush it to the side, shape up your quiff with your favorite styling wax.
Blow dry over the shape you have created. Then, finish off with some hair spray.
Towel dry your hair. Blow dry it on high heat if you want a lot of volumes. Otherwise, blow dry as normal.
For a casual look, you need only a bit of pomade. But for a stronger hold, take a good amount of styling gel and gradually sculpt your hair.
Finally, part your hair with a comb or your finger. A comb will give you a clean part. Lastly, brush your hair gently to finish off.
As usual, you must first dampen hair to style it. To create more volume, brush your hair upwards, then blow dry it instantly.
For an intense hold, you should apply some styling wax. For a less intense hold, putty can work. Apply the product all over your hair evenly.
Brush your hair upward. Do it at an angle if you have long hair.
Blow dry it for about two minutes while you gently comb through your hair with a hairbrush or your fingers.
Depending on the pomade you purchase, you can either get a wet, shiny look or a matte, dry look. Men with thick or wavy hair need to get an extra strong hold wax for styling.
When your hair is still slightly wet, apply a small amount of styling pomade all over your hair. If you need more, go ahead.
Brush with a comb or a hairbrush from the forehead toward the back until your hair looks sleek and set. Flatten out any hairs sticking up with your palm.
Here is an exception. You need to blow dry your hair until its completely dry before you style a pompadour. If you have wavy hair, you can use a nozzle with the blow dryer to make the waves look smooth and straight.
Use a round brush to blow dry each section of your hair toward the back. Finally, apply a generous amount of pomade through your hair. Just don’t press down on your hair too hard, or you’ll ruin the volume.
Provided your hair is damp, apply a small amount of styling wax to your hair. Nicely comb through it with your fingers.
Use your fingers to create a messed up look. Use hairspray to fix and hold the style all day long.
There is a perfect hairstyle for everybody that accentuates his best features and downplays the parts he is not so proud of.
In reality, a wide forehead or a big jawline doesn’t really matter at the end of the day as long as you have a complimentary haircut. If you are into fashion, you should experiment with different styles and choose the cut that makes you look best.
New styles are always coming in, so you will have more options to choose from in the near future. Besides, if you are not comfortable with your forehead or jaws, a textured fringe or a beard can help you conceal it. As long as you look good, anything goes.