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In a perfect world, you could find a hairstyle that you think looks cool on someone else, transfer it exactly onto your head, and have it look awesome. Unfortunately, as we all know a bit too well, we do not live in a perfect world. There are countless factors that go into choosing the perfect haircut. While everyone always seems to talk about hair texture and the like, an often overlooked problem is your face shape.

Not every hairstyle is going to look good on every face shape. Fortunately, however, there are still millions of hairstyles for a person to choose that will go with the shape of their face perfectly. Odds are, if you look hard enough, you will find the hair style that works best for you and your needs. To be able to make an educated decision, you must first understand the different popular male face shapes and which one you are.

Below, you will find a list of the top 8 most popular face shapes. From there, we will choose the best hair style to go with that face shape.

1. Oval

Oval face shapes have a face length that is greater than the width of your cheekbones and a forehead that is wider than your jawline. Typically, the jaw itself will be more round than angled.

When choosing a hairstyle, it is important to go with something that keeps the hair away from your forehead. Perhaps a style with shorter sides and a longer, more volumonous top will do the trick.

2. Rectangular

Rectangular face shapes have face lengths that are of the greatest measurement, while the cheekbones, forehead, and jawline are all relatively similar in size.

When it comes to looking for a hairstyle, you want to avoid keeping the sides too short because you want to avoid bringing attention to the length of the face. Instead, choose a more “natural” looking style that allows the hair to fall down to the sides, perhaps with a side swept bang or some facial stubble.

3. Diamond

Diamond face shapes also measure face length at the largest, then cheekbones, forehead, and jawline being the smallest. Most often, the chin is “pointed’ like the bottom of a diamond.

Fringe, fringe, fringe. Adding fringe to the forehead will look amazing on someone with a diamond shaped face. Furthermore, you are in quite a unique situation because this face shape actually really works well for people with long hair. To be able to tuck your hair behind your ears and show off those high cheekbones is a true gift, so don’t waste it. If long hair isn’t the look for you, don’t worry. Some soft layers and deep side parting will really soften the features of the face with a short ‘do.

4. Square

Square face shapes provide pretty similar measures all around. The angle of the jaw is typically sharp, not round.

This face shape is very versatile with haircuts. You can do anything from a simple buzz cut to a more elaborate look. Lots of close fades, short layers, and classic looks will always go great on a square face shape.

5. Heart

Heart face shapes have a forehead that is greater than both the cheekbones and the jawline with a pointed chin to complete the “heart” shaped look.

This face shape works best with a mid-length look so that there is no tightness around the cheekbones and jaw. You should also consider growing out a beard, as facial hair always helps elongate the face and draw attention away from the forehead. Anything with plenty of volume up top and a flowing, sweeping look will always look good.

6. Oblong

Oblong face shapes are very similar to those with rectangular face shapes, but with a rounded chin as opposed to an angular one. Because of this difference, they require a different kind of hairstyle.

For starters, it always helps to be able to create the illusion of a fuller shape. Do your best to keep it longer at the sides and around the ears, and to create volume whenever possible through blow drying and extra hair products.

7. Round

Round face shapes have face length and cheekbones of similar measurements with a smaller jawline and forehead. The angle of the jaw, due to the round shape, is very soft and undefined.

The key here when picking a hairstyle is to choose something that isn’t going to soften the face completely. You want your hair to help create the illusion of angles on your face , so you should perhaps consider angled bangs and a shorter ‘do. You should also consider a beard to elongate the entire face and help thin out your chin.

8. Triangular

Triangular face shapes have narrow cheekbones and chin with a wider forehead. The trick with choosing a hairstyle here is to find something that is going to narrow your forehead and widen your chin a bit. You can easily do so by cutting close at the ears/temples area and creating more volume near the back of the head.

Once again, a beard is a great way to widen the chin out a bit and create more masculine angles in the face.

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