Hair Styles for Square Shaped Faces
If you have a square face, consider yourself lucky. It's a very common face shape these days especially amongst celebrities.
Squared shaped faces unlike oval faces can't get away with anything however; there are lots of sexy feminine styles out there that will really suit you.
Characteristics of a square face shape are:
- Square shaped
- Forehead, cheekbones and jawline are the same width
- A squared jawline
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Hairstyles that have long, soft layers towards the top of the head are an instant disguise for a square jaw. Soften your square face with waves and curls which will also add some femininity to your style.
Whether you opt for a long or short style remember not to go too short or too long a couple of inches below or above the chin is perfect. Add a sweeping side fringe to soften your wide fore head and you will look fabulous.
Short Hairstyles for Square Shaped Faces
With a square face shape you should really consider short or medium length hairstyles. Short to medium length hair especially with waves or roundness around the face will soften your face shape.
Wispy layers will soften a square face and height at the top of the head will make your face look longer. To add height try some short layers that will add volume and help create the much needed height easier. Off centre partings either straight or diagonal will add a twist to your hairstyle and also look great with just a little back combing for that extra height.
Bobs are a risky style for you square shaped faces to pull off however a tapered bob with side swept fringes can look great. Bobs that are blown under into the jaw line will make it appear softer and adding the side swept fringe will add some roundness to your face.
If your hair is mid-length and straight, you may want to try using some rollers or a curling tong to add some gentle waves to your hair. You will notice how adding a slight wave or curl will soften your angular features instantly.
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Long Hairstyles for Square Shaped Faces
Long straight hairdos should be avoided as they will only accentuate your square jawbone. However long hair complimented with long layers especially around the face will look great on you.
Layers around your face will soften the harsh angles of your jaw, nose and cheeks. Long layers that begin at the jaw and continue downwards complement a square face and look fab when paired with a side swept fringes.
If you're trying to decide what length to wear your long locks then consider a few inches just below the jaw line it will look super feminine teamed with wispy layers around the face to soften your features.
When thinking how to wear your long hair avoid centre parts, straight fringes and the poker straight look. Try a side parting and add waves to your hair by blasting it off with the hair dryer then add some large Velcro rollers just before it dries, spritz with hair spray lightly once they have dried and gently pull the rollers out to reveal soft feminine waves that compliment your face perfectly!
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Curly Hairstyles for Square Shaped Faces
Any texture in the form of curls or layers will look great on square faces. They will soften your features and add roundness to your face shape. If you have got curls naturally then my advice is to keep them and enhance them with the correct styling products.
Curly hair should be kept at a long length below the jaw line. As you will know curly hair tends to frizz up when too short, a longer cut will help weighs down the curls and keep them looking smoother and silkier.
Just as curls do, waves can soften angular features. If you have super straight hair then add either rollers or use curling irons to create curls. It will be worth it spending that little extra time on your hair, it's not something I would recommend for every day but on special occasions people would really notice the difference and how much it suits your face shape.
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Fringes for Square Shaped Faces
Want bangs? Opt for a long-side swept fringe which will soften a square face and look beautiful. Blunt fringes will only make the face appear more square and angular.
For those of you with fine hair wispy fringes do a great job of disguising angular features.
Most hair types can pull off a fringe however if you have very thick curly hair id give it a miss, it will take lots of thinning out and styling to keep it looking as good as it did the first time you had it done at the salon.
If you don't have the time or patience for all that then steer clear.
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Styles Square Shaped Faces should Avoid
There are a few rules when it come to what looks best on square shaped faces and how you can achieve that look. Make sure you take into account the following and your angular features will soon appear soft and rounded with the right cut.
- Long straight styles will accentuate a square jaw line and should be avoided
- Straight, full fringes or centre parts will do nothing for your face shape.
- Straight bobs or cuts ending at the jaw line should also be avoided.
Instead keep your locks fuller with waves and add layers for extra body. Add a side swept fringe to detract attention from your angular features making them look more feminine and if you desire a bob keep it choppy and layered!
Celebrities with Square Shaped Faces Hairstyles
A lot of well known celebrities all have squared face shapes like you, here are just a few who have found the perfect styles to compliment and their face shapes Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, Rosario Dawson and Angelina Jolie.
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Square Face Shape
Determine Face Shape
Like body shapes there are only a handful of categories your face shape could fall into.
It's usually quite easy to determine what face shape you are simply by pulling your hair back off you face and looking directly into a mirror. If it's easier draw on the mirror with a crayon or lipstick following the shape of your face then stand back and assess!
Read more on the Oval Shaped Face, Round Shaped Face, Oblong Shaped Face, Square Shaped Face and the Heart Shaped Face.
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