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Sep 12, 2019 / by Donna Young / In Hair Styles For Face Shapes / Leave a comment

Hairstyles For Square Shaped Faces

Hairstyles For Square Shaped Faces

If your cheekbones, forehead and jaw line are all almost the same width then you have a square faced shape. Often square shaped faces will have a strong jaw line that is very prominent.

Celebrities that embrace their square shaped faces include Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Wilde and Hailey Baldwin as just three examples.

There are two main things you can do when it comes to hairstyles for square shaped faces. You can either accentuate the square shape of your face, or you can soften your strong jaw line.

If you choose to soften the square shape then you may want to consider soft and wispy bangs as these will fall to the side. This will create a diagonal line which will soften the shape of your face. Alternatively you can wear your hair straight with long layers. These layers should start from a few inches from the end. This will draw the eyes down and add length to your face.

However, if you really want to embrace your square shaped face then go for short and subtle bangs. These should hit the cheekbone as this will really highlight their shape. It’s a brave look, but it can look amazing.

We would recommend that overly thick bangs or blunt hairstyles are avoided if you have a square shaped face. This is because these sorts of hairstyles for square shaped faces can accentuate the angles even more than usual. Try to steer clear from slicked back looks too, especially if you are trying to soften the shape of your face.

Loose waves or straight hairstyles for square shaped faces can work really well. However try and avoid tight curls as these can make your face look wider.

If you are not sure of the best hairstyles for your square shaped face then why not give us a call? Our professional hairdressers in Yaxley can book you in for a hair consultation and help you choose the best hairstyle for you and your face shape.