One of the most common mistakes made by men, is asking for a haircut at their barbershop that they’ve seen on a celebrity, work colleague or even their best mate. However, this runs the risk of you getting a haircut that doesn’t suit your own face shape. There are so many Men’s Hairstyles that you may have become obsessed with, but you need to consider whether it will look good on your own face shape.
We have caught up with barber experts at London School of Barbering, who have put together a face shape guide. Trust us, this will help you pick the right haircut for your face shape and avoid a hairstyle disaster at all costs, no matter how much you are engrossed with Kit Harington’s or Cillian Murphy’s latest hairstyles. Get clued up on what cool haircuts are suited for your face shape, before you let your barber loose on your barnet.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For A Diamond Face Shape
Let’s begin with looking at haircuts that are best suited for a diamond face shape. This type of face shape is very unique in its appearance, with focus on its narrow jawline and forehead with width in the cheeks.
To flatter this face shape, your barber should be creating width on your forehead, by keeping some length on the top and sides. Fringes work exceptionally well on this face shape, as it adds weight to your forehead. By keeping your hair long on top, it will help balance out your face, giving you a very attractive and subtle look.
Haircuts including a faux hawk, tapered fade with a fringe, long rough side part or a textured crop all look great on this face shape.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For A Heart Face Shape
If you have a heart face shape, you have a rare face shape compared to the rest. The overall appearance is very distinctive, featuring width at the forehead and a taper down to a point at the chin.
This face shape stands out as a result of its tapered chin. We recommend keeping a short beard that will add volume to your jawline and will balance out this face shape perfectly.
Try haircuts including medium quiffs, a tapered fade with a fringe, preppy comb over or a side swept crew cut to flatter this face shape.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For An Oblong Face Shape
The oblong face shape is a long face shape that has a boxy feel to it. To avoid your face looking too long, your barber should avoid taking the sides too short if volume is being kept on the top.
Another tip to avoid your oblong face shape from looking too long is to have a fringe cut into your haircut, which will make your face seem shorter. The best way to flatter this face shape is to get hairstyles that are well proportioned and don’t have too much length on the top or too little on the sides.
Asking for haircuts such as a high fade with a fringe, side swept, short and spiky and a slick back will all flatter this face shape.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For An Oval Face Shape
If you are lucky enough to have an oval face shape, you are blessed with an extremely versatile face shape. Barbers absolutely love working on an oval face shape, as it allows them more freedom to cut a range of cool hairstyles. You may even hear your barber describe this face shape as a ‘blank canvas’.
This face shape is noticeably well proportioned and symmetrical, making all men with this shape very good looking. Note that fringes are not suited to this face shape. Your barber should be taking your hair up away from your forehead to draw attention to your face.
Opting for haircuts including buzz cuts, brush back, mid fade with a pompadour, taper fade with a quiff and a classic side part will all work perfectly on this face shape.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For A Round Face Shape
When you have a round face shape, it means that you don’t have obvious lines or angles on your face. As a result of this, it creates a perfect circle shape for your barber to work on. Once your barber is skilled and gets it right by giving you the right haircut, it will add definition to your face.
With a round face shape, there should be plenty of volume on top, while leaving the sides shorter. If you choose to shave the sides high in an undercut or a high fade while leaving your hair long on top, it will add volume and flatter your face.
Selecting haircuts such as a spikey haircut, an undercut with a comb over or a high fade with a pompadour will all look amazing on a round face shape.
Best Men’s Hairstyles For A Square Face Shape
The square face shape is visually very masculine with defined angles and is wide at all points. This is another flexible shape that your barber will love to work on.
Most men opt to soften out this face shape to tone down the sturdy feel of it. Best practice to balance out this face shape is to leave a little bit of length on top. The key to flattering this face shape is to ask for a haircut that is not too defined and has more of laid back appearance.
The best haircuts designed for this face shape includes crew cuts, side parts, high fades and textured comb overs.
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