Short Hairstyles for Square Shape Faces

With a square face shape you should really consider short or medium length hairstyles. When combined with waves or roundness around the face it will soften your faces strong features.

square face shapes

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.

If you’re not into back combing as you feel your hair is already damaged or fine enough then there are some great products out on the market at the moment that do exactly the same job as back combing without the damage.

A great one is Schwarzkopf’s dust it, it’s a combination of a hair spray and dry shampoo in a light powder that you sprinkle at the roots of your hair then fluff up. It’s fabulous and used in many salons at just around £10 it’s a great buy that will do minimal damage.

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.

Try using a new spray out available from hairdressers and warehouses, ‘Big Sexy Hair’ does just what it says on the can it seems made for a square face what’s more feminine then big sexy hair!?

The Best Hairstyle 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:

  1. Square shaped
  2. Forehead, cheekbones and jawline are the same width
  3. A squared jawline


See all the women face shapes and which you fall into.

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!

Short Hairstyle Pictures

isabella rosselini short hair
Isabella Rossellini fringe
Isabella Rosellini fringe
Emma Bunton short hair
Emma Bunton fringe
Geena Davis short hair
Geena Davis curly hair
Gwyneth Paltrow short hair
Angelina Jolie short hair
Rosario Dawson fringe
Rosario Dawson short hair
Demi Moore short hair
Sandra bullock short hair