Your haircut is a great way to express your personality. A good haircut can project an image of yourself that you want to convey to world, it can make you feel good and confident and will ensure you that you will present the best version of yourself to the world.
Choosing the right haircut will have a lot of benefits for you: you will look sharp, you will look polished and you’ll come across as a man who pays attention to details and knows himself inside and out.
Ina previous article, we discussed how to choose glasses according to your face shape and hair style. In this guide, we discuss how to choose the best haircut according to your face shape. We will break down the different face types and give short insights into what styles fit best with each face shape.
There are four main face types, but many people don’t fall in just one category. This is important to know, as this might help you adapt your haircut as well.
You can easily establish what type face you have, just by looking in the mirror and pulling your hair back, so that it doesn’t cover your face. Look at your forehead, your chin and your jawline and try to to see the category you fit in.
Here are the main characteristics of the four face types and our recommendations in regard to hair styling:
The oval face is very common and flexible. Usually, the chin of an oval face is a little narrower than the forehead. Proportions are usually balanced. Oval faces have high cheek bones. Being so flexible, this type of face goes with pretty much anything. You can comb it to one side, do spikes or anything else, as pretty much anything goes. However, you might want to not cover your face with hair, so avoid heavy bangs.
Round faces usually have full cheeks and sometimes a rounded chin with few angles. This type of face also has an equal length and width. If you have a round face, you can keep your hair in such a way that it balances your features. Stay away from round hairstyles, and try to keep the sides leaner and style the hair a little higher at the top and front so that you provide balance. An off-center part for example, or some waves at the level of the eyes will help minimize roundness. You can look for inspiration at actor Elijah Wood.
Heart-faces have a broad forehead and wide and high cheek bones that will narrow to a small chin. This type of face normally has a narrow jaw line. If you have a heart-face, you might want to choose a longer hairstyle, as it will add volume under your cheekbones. Try not to go too big on the upper half of your head, as it will exaggerate your features. Also, slicked back is a bad idea, so try to avoid it!
Square faces have a strong jaw line, a broad forehead and a square chin. Width and length are also proportional. Because square faces are so… well, square, you need to go for a look that will soften your features. Haircuts in layers are best, but make sure you don’t go for something with bangs or that needs parting in the middle. This will only bring more lines to your features.
Knowing what your face type and what goes best with it can be a little difficult, so we recommend that
you consult with your barber or stylist before making a big change. Also, make sure that whatever hairstyle you have, keep your hair in order and clean.
Moreover, look at the features you like about your face, and try to make them stand out. You can also camouflage the features you don’t like. For example, if you have bigger ears, avoid a tight haircut that will emphasize them. This does not mean to cover them, but adding a little volume on the sides will help balance your look.
If you have a slim neck, avoid haircuts that have a high taper, as they will make you slimmer. If you have a big nose, you can go for a fuller haircut.
In the end, it’s all about the attitude!
So, rock that haircut and own your face type and you are already a better man!
Fraquoh and Franchomme
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