As with clothes, haircuts are not all right for you. But unlike your clothes, you can’t just take off a crappy haircut as you wish. Thus, prior to seeing the barber, know what styles look great with your facial shape.
If your face is oval, you’re lucky – any haircut is fine looks great with that perfect symmetry. But for the best effect, keep your hair off your forehead to add volume and angles on top. A classic shorter cut is your best choice, with the sides short, the top a little longer with side-swept parting. A forward fringe looks too heavy on the forehead, softens features, and enhances the roundness of the face. Forget the beard. You have no disproportionate gaps to fill in.
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A square face has the same versatility as an oval face. Your best option is a classic, neat haircut. Think side partings, short layers and close fades. A light stubble will add some sharpness and, of course, a little texture without obscuring your jawline.
Since a rectangular face appears longer, stay away from too short sides and a too long top, both of which only accentuate the length of your face. Let your hair fall across your forehead and/or to the sides for a better proportioned style. And avoid a full beard at all costs – it will pull down your face, making it look longer.
A round face has no natural angles, but you can create some artificially using hair. One is front fringes and another is a pompadour or flat top (sides are tight while top is high). Sharpening soft edges comes easy by squaring corners in the high recession area of your hair. A full square beard will also help give your jaw a more chiseled look.
For a diamond-shaped face, hairstyles that viden the forehead and chin area are the best. Fringes add texture to the forehead, while longer styles tucked behind the ears accentuate your bone structure. But don’t cut the sides too short though, or your ears will look larger.
If your face is heart-shaped, you should avoid cuts that are too tight as they tend to accentuate a wide forehead and a narrow chin. The safest would be a mid-length swept look. And just like the diamond face shape, a heart face shape looks better with a beard that builds heaviness around the lower and narrower half of the head.
Because of the narrow forehead and wide jawline, a triangular face needs the exact opposite treatment that a heart shape should get. Volume and depth are key. Aim for a fuller-sided, longer, nose-length haircut. As for the beard, don’t go beyond a light stubble.