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How To Choose the Right Men's Hair Style For the Shape Of Your Face

Ever wonder if the way you wear your hair is flattering to your face? Wonder no more -- get the right hair style that will accent your best features while visually minimizing attributes that can be unappealing.


  • TIP: Comb the top and sides of your hair forward for a shaggy, wispy look that complements narrow foreheads.
  • Step 1: Grow a beard to fill out the area around a narrow chin if you have a heart-shaped face. A beard can also disguise a prominent or pointed chin.
  • Step 2: Consider the other factors that affect your hairstyle before you settle on a look, such as your facial features, hair quality, time you can spend on maintenance, and the image you're trying to project. Enjoy making the best of your attributes.
  • FACT: Celebrity David Beckham, who is known for his fashion-forward hairdos and beards, has a square-shaped face.
  • Step 3: Experiment with fuller hair styles that end at the nape if you have a diamond- or pear-shaped face. Prominent bangs will also help balance your overall shape.
  • TIP: Lightening your hair color or wearing glasses draws attention to your eyes, which divides the length of your face into smaller sections.
  • TIP: Ask a good hair stylist for a tapered cut with more length up top. Add hair product and style into a tousled flattop or faux hawk.
  • Step 4: Make round or wide faces appear more slender by getting rid of bangs. Comb your hair with a part, buzz everything with clippers, or spike hair at the top to add height.
  • TIP: Add a neatly-trimmed goatee or mustache to add definition to a round face and make your look more masculine.
  • Step 5: Make a long face look shorter with a layered cut that gently blends the hairline into the face. Avoid sharp outlines, which draw unwanted attention to your face length.
  • Step 6: Give the top of your head a noticeable shape to match a square jaw line, because a round head with a square face can be unappealing. Keep the sides trimmed neatly over the ears.

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