For those blessed with a square face, consider yourself lucky. A square face is a very common shape, especially among those of some big name celebrities. Unlike people with oval faces, however, you can’t get away with any hairstyle you want to try. But keep in mind there are plenty of sexy styles out there to compliment your square faced features. That’s why the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE have put together a list of tips for square faced hairstyles.
Characteristics of a Square Face
The characteristics of a square face include a squared jawline with the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline approximately the same width. People with a square face tend to hide their pronounced jawline with long, soft layered hairstyles that add an instant disguise. Waves and curls, on the other hand, are also known to soften your facial features while adding a touch of femininity to your style.
Whether you opt for a long or short hairstyle, it’s important to remember not to go too short or too long. In fact, the perfect hairstyle for a square face should measure just a few inches above or below the chin line.
Short Hairstyles Recommendations
At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists recommend short or medium hairstyles with curls or waves for people with square faces. Wispy layers also work to soften your features while making your face appear longer. To pull off this look, think about adding some short layers that will add volume and height. Off center parts (either straight or diagonal) will also add a flattering twist to your hairstyle.
Bobs, on the other hand, are a little bit riskier. To pull off this particular hairstyle, we recommend a tapered bob with side swept fringes.
*If your hair is straight and mid-length, you may want to try using some rollers or a curling iron to add some gentle waves to your hair. Curls and waves work to soften your angular features instantly.
Long Hairstyles for Square Faces
Long hairstyles should be generally avoided by those with square face shapes as they will only accentuate your jawline. However, if you love long hair, try adding layers around your face to help soften the harsh angles of your jaw, nose and cheeks. Long layers that begin at the jaw and continue downwards will help to accentuate your best features. To top off this look, side swept fringes with look fabulous on you!
*For those that have long hair, it’s also important to avoid center parts, straight fringes, and a poker straight look. Instead, complement your best features by adding a side part and soft feminine waves.
Square Faced Styles to Avoid
There are a few rules our Boise hair salon stylists have when it comes to what hairstyles look best on square shaped faces by taking into account the following:
- Long straight styles will accentuate a square jaw line and should be avoided
- Straight, full fringes or center parts will do nothing for your face shape.
- Straight bobs or cuts ending at the jaw line should also be avoided.
Instead it’s important to keep your locks fuller with waves and added layers for extra body. Side swept fringe also works to detract attention from your angular features making them look more feminine. Bobs on the other hand should always be choppy and layered!
Other Factors to Consider
Taking into account the shape of your face is important when it comes to choosing the perfect hairstyle. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the above guidelines are just that – general guidelines – and that the shape of your face isn’t the only thing to take into consideration. Overall body, type, and length are just as important. If you are feeling stuck with the same old hairstyle, or you don’t think a new cut is working for you, it may be time to discuss some alternatives with your stylist.
Contact unDONE Salon
At unDONE Salon we offer personalized consultations when it comes to choosing the best hairstyle for your face shape. Our Boise hair salon stylists are professionally trained and can help you decide the best direction to take when it comes to the hairstyle that will look best on you. We will be more than happy to share our wealth of knowledge and provide you with the perfect cut for your new look! To schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 287-2010.