Some girls and women know what face shape they have, and others are not certain. Before you begin looking at hairstyles for square faces, make sure that your face shape is square. Take a full face picture of yourself without a smile. Print the photo and draw lines to define the contours of your face. Girls, who have a square face, find that the length of their face is approximately equal to its width. Besides, cheekbones and jaw angles in such faces are evident.
So, if you really have a square face, you are the lucky one! Women with square faces are very photogenic even when they grow older. And a flattering hairstyle can accentuate their natural charm.
A sculptural chin and prominent cheekbones are specific features of a square face that often becomes the object of our admiration, because the most gorgeous Hollywood beauties (Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Sandra Bullock, to name a few) have square faces. However, girls with a square face shape often need to correct their strong jawline with a flattering hairstyle, because, in fact, the width and length of their face shape are practically equal. And that is a deviation from the ideal proportions. Stylists recommend usage of face-framing locks and asymmetry in order to soften the angular outlines of square faces.
Hair Tips for Square Faces
When working on your styling, pay particular attention to the volume at the roots. This is going to correct proportions, making your face look longer. Use soft waves and round off the transitions between textures to achieve the illusion of an oval face.
Choosing between coloristic techniques, consider dyeing separate locks or go for ombre. Avoid defined borders between the hues. Softness and smoothness is the effect you need to pursue.
The choice of haircuts for square faces is quite wide as well. You can try haircuts for long hair or elongated pageboy haircuts. Layered haircuts with loads of layers are the ideal solution.
There are many beautiful celebrities with square faces, and with the right approach such face shape looks breathtaking. The most gorgeous Hollywood actresses with square faces use flattering hairstyles and make up tendencies to look awesome in any situation.
Flattering Hairstyles for Square Faces
The width of a square face practically doesn’t dominate over its length, the jawline is strong and angular. The solutions here are associated with elongation and veiling for the corners. You don’t have to duplicate what you see in the pictures below. You, certainly, can if you wish, but you will win more, understanding how lines, lengths and textures work specifically for your face. So, here are some ideas to help you to sort out all the particulars on the subject.
– Avoid straight bangs and hairstyles, mimicking the shape of your face. Distinct graded layers are something that is going to flatter you. Opt for side bangs, distracting from the broad forehead and relieving sharpness of your facial features. Shy away from thick blunt cut bangs. They make the bottom of your face appear even heavier than it is.
– A side parting, same as any asymmetry is a plus. Give your preference to an off-centered parting, slightly shifted from the central line.
– A square face can be easily narrowed and elongated with straight shoulder-length or longer tresses along the cheeks. These will strategically cover the jaw corners.
– You will effortlessly win from a soft feminine hairstyle, framing your face with waves and curls. Beach waves, tousled locks or shiny bouncy curls? Chose any style, or better alternate them for a variety.
– Updos with some volume on top will lengthen your face, but do not sleek all hair back. Leave long side bangs or a few curls on one side.
– Avoid excessive volume along the sides at the level of cheekbones and jaw, as it will broaden your face.
– Short haircuts are commonly unflattering for square faces, since they literally bare your boxiness. At the same time, every face is individual and some faces are squarer than others. Here we can talk only about general recommendations. So, let’s better view the gallery.
#1: Medium Layered Dirty Blonde Style
A square face shape is actually the easiest to work with when it comes to finding the right cut. You’re not trying to hide or add anything, but are instead showing off your excellent bone structure. This choppy piecey lob softens the strong chin and reveals the high cheek bones.
#2: Long Locks with Side Bangs
Hairstyles for square faces are the most successful when they incorporate some well-defined layers. If you love having long hair, simply add a side bang that will break up the cut in a flattering way. This lends bounciness and lightness to your hair.
#3: Mid-Length Loose Curls
This medium icy blonde hairstyle is stunning thanks to its color and texture. The side bangs and short layers in the front highlight the cheek bones in the best possible way. To style, separate hair into four sections to make it easier to curl. Curl away from your face. After curling, be sure to shake hair so it looks more natural.
#4: Romantic Side Braid
A square shaped face is all about the cheekbones. Pulling hair to one side in a romantic loose french braid is a no-brainer for any girl with long hair, but with this face shape, the style is all the more stunning. It’s impossible to go wrong with cascading curls and twisted, make-shift bangs.
#5: Every Day Glamour
Haircuts for square faces don’t have to incorporate bangs, but they often do. When hair is straight and long, it has little dimension, but side bangs change things up while adding allure. A half-up and half-down is a beautiful style option for creating some lift and volume to balance the bottom of the face.
#6: Classy and Formal Up-do
This beautiful, formal style reveals the square jaw and full lips. Strong, classic facial features look best with hair that is pulled loosely back, away from the face. “Loosely” is the key word in this case. Some softness around a square face is exactly what’s needed for a feminine look.
#7: Futuristic Long Waves
Female long hairstyles have recently become very edgy. If you think you have the patience to achieve waist length hair, you might want to learn how to trim it yourself so you’re not tempted by a major haircut. It’s easy!
#8: Cute Braided Lob
Shorter hairstyles for square faces should incorporate sweeping side bangs and lots of layers. Whether or not you have thick hair, you can fake it with this curly bob look. Simply tease the roots and curl your locks mid shaft to ends. For a special touch, add a braid that hides beneath the layers.
#9: Short Crop for Thick Hair
Short hair is not out of your reach if you have a square jawline, but you wouldn’t want a blunt cut that hits right at your jaw corners. As long as you soften the edges at the expense of texture, you can wear your comfortable short hair length and look great.
#10: Hipster Top Knot
This half-up, half-down top knot is an of-the-moment hairstyle that is part hipster and part chic fashionista. While it can work on medium length hair, it looks best with long locks. More important than length is that the lower strands lie flat so there isn’t too much volume on the bottom.
#11: Sexy Blonde Lob
Haircuts for square faces can work for a variety of lengths, but this one is a surefire favorite right now. The alluring cut can hide your eyes and show your smile. Different faces can pull off this look, but it really is best on a square shaped face.
#12: Urban Pixie Cut
If you don’t like all those waves and curls and would rather prefer the extra short length, your short hair cut can certainly be edgy, modern and chic. The top is grazed with a lighter hue, the sides and back are clipped close—definitely a bold statement!
#13: Honey Brown Waves
Medium hair is an excellent way to frame a square shaped face. With a side part above one temple and long bangs falling to the other temple, this haircut is really the best explanation of the hairstyling term “frame.” The cut is incredibly flattering and easy to maintain.
#14: Piecey Pixie Cut
Short hairstyles for square faces should be upgraded with trendy colors. When you go short, you can also breathe new life into thin hair. This look should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to style. Before blow drying use a heat protectant that also provides medium hold. Then blow dry hair forward and use fingers to create the piecey texture.
#15: Red Medium Style
This simple haircut is a great foundation for a bold color. With blue or green eyes, reddish hues are nothing short of life-changing. The warm toned red is perfect for her complexion. Make sure your hairstylist is skilled at picking the right tone of red for your skin and eye color.
#16: Contemporary Medium Cut
A square jaw is absolutely a positive feature—and one that can lend a strong, but feminine presence when paired with the right cut. This medium length style is very modern thanks to the imperfect waves and a side part.
#17: Short Maroon Waves
Short haircuts for square faces are flattering with either side bangs or a side part, both of which allow the front hair to frame the face, rounding its angles. With the cool toned red vine color and modern waves, this is a gorgeous look.
#18: Long Side Swept Locks
Asymmetrical hairstyles are always stunning. On one side, keep hair slicked to reveal your beautiful cheekbones. On the other side, allow waves to skim the side of your face. This hairstyle also works well on hair that has highlights or ombre tones.
#19: Corn Row Up-do
Even though this updo is intricate, it’s not the star of the show. The makeup is! For a formal look, create a pony with slick tight braids and choose makeup that flatters a square face shape. Current trends are defined brows and matte bold lips.
#20: Girly Voluminous Waves
Flattering square face hairstyles for long hair feature layers and loose waves. This style is also appealing because of the caramel brown balayage highlights, which reveal the rosy cheeks and create the overall youthful and lively appearance.
#21: Loose Low Updo
The key to this low updo is to frame the face gracefully, drawing attention to your facial features, the eyes in particular. So, this formal updo would be ideal for a bride. It can be easily accessorized by adding a sparkling headband. Finish with a shine spray for a sleek appearance.
#22: Rolled Side Updo
Not many hairstyles manage to be both chic and beautifully messy at the same time. This one copes with the task. You only need three things to complete this glamorous updo: hairspray, pins, and a curling iron. After curling your strands, bring hair to one side, roll pieces upwards, pin in place, and finish with spray.
#23: Edgy Half Shaved Pixie Bob
This cut will have you turning heads wherever you go. For women with short haircuts who want to show off their edgy style, it’s also recommended to choose an eye-catching hair color. Try a pop of red or pink for an added touch of cool. With an undercut on one side, the cheekbones appear higher and, as a result, your face seems slimmer.
#24: Long Boho Ombre Waves
Ombre is the gradual blending of one color with another, and it is a coloring technique that has been dominating in recent hair trends. For women with square face shapes, long ombre hair drags the eye down, making the face appear longer which is good, or, let’s say, flattering for a broad square face. Ombre also elegantly frames your face and illuminates your facial features.
#25: Messy Milkmaid Braid Up-Do
Hairstyles for square faces may also include messy updos. This glamorous braid actually doesn’t keep hair out of your face, but it creates a perfectly tousled look that will be the envy of all your friends. Front hanging locks will frame your face and compliment your jaw line and cheekbones.
#26: Curly Side Ponytail
This romantic side updo is a gorgeous square face hairstyle. With hair secured on one side of the head, behind the ear, curls fall over the shoulder, creating a sophisticated look. To prep for the updo, dampen and scrunch curly hair with mousse before securing it to the side and adding volume at the crown.
#27: Romantic Waterfall Braid
Women who prefer feminine short hairstyles and medium hairstyles with a romantic touch will love this idea. Add a waterfall braid and soft, shoulder-length waves to the end of your locks. The braid will sweep hair away from your face, and the waves will soften the jaw corners.
#28: Front Messy Fishtail
Women with fine hair will love this cute and simple look. Perfect for every day, a slightly messy fishtail braid is a quick, interesting idea for a DIY hairstyle. Use a texturizing spray to give your hair a piecey texture and finish by lightly knotting the braid at the end to keep it secure.
#29: Long Waves With Thin Rope Braids
Long haircuts for square faces can be layered or cut bluntly in one length. Style your long locks by adding loose waves – for wavy hair spraying with a sea salt spray will work instead of curling. Next, choose a few pieces to twist into small rope braids to come up with a unique and lovely look.
#30: Chic High Top Knot
Whether you’re on the go or getting ready for your friday night, a top knot is an easy and fierce hairstyle for any occasion. Backcomb your medium length locks for a tousled texture, gather them into a high pony, wrap and pin. Leave some wisps along the hairline out to enhance the messy feel.
#31: Elegant Luxury
Jessica Chastain has chosen the elegant side downdo to show off her luxurious copper mane. If you want to steal her look, you need to make a side parting, backcomb your hair at the roots, shape loose curls with a curling iron and sweep them to one side. Fix your mane at the nape with a bobby pin and hairspray the locks to keep them together and in place. An awesome look for a romantic date or a party!
#32: Embodiment Of Tenderness From The “Legally Blonde” Girl
At the 4th annual Stand Up To Cancer gala Reese Witherspoon looked like an innocent angel. Her blonde dimensional locks and flat-ironed side bangs create a laconic natural look. This hairstyle can be recreated with styling foam and a flat iron. Blow dry your hair with a bit of styling foam, previously applied to your damp hair, and shape random loose curls throughout your mane –easy, yet impressive and very trendy in 2017!
#33: Soft Face-Framing Waves
Long layered locks like Sandra Bullock’s can be styled into chic soft waves which create the predominance of vertical lines in the hairstyle and smooth out the angles of a square face. Delicate accents in terms of highlights refresh the look and endow this lovely downdo with the effect of soft color overflow.
#34: Classy Bob
Short bob hairstyles with front locks hitting at the jaw corners make a square face look even more angular. But a bob with elongated face-framing pieces like Keira Knightley’s produces a completely opposite effect. This hairstyle elongates your face flatteringly, camouflaging its corners.
#35: Ponytail With Eye-Brow Skimming Bangs
Olivia Wilde looks ravishing with a simple ponytail and straight eye-brow skimming bangs, layered at the ends. They appear to be light and, therefore, they do not make the lower part of Olivia’s face seem any heavier. This hairstyle draws attention to your eyes, so you may accentuate them with a bit more pronounced eye make-up.
#36: Perfect Blonde Downdo
Loose curls appear extremely feminine and coquettish on the girls with a square face shape. Diane Kruger presents us the ideal blonde downdo, featuring the A-line silhouette. The long waves, falling on Diane’s cheeks contribute to the visual elongation of her face.
#37: “Bee Nest”
An updo is the most appropriate hairstyle solution for a special occasion. Angelina Jolie goes for a messy updo with careless face-framing streaks, veiling the outlines of her beautiful (yet square) face.
#38: Short And Ultra Straight
Short pixie hairstyles with elongated bangs look so cool on girls with square faces. Besides, you may try both straight and wavy pixies with fancily styled bangs. Keira Knightley’ straight short locks look amazing thanks to the edgy finish and awesome bronding solution.
#39: Marilyn Monroe Style
Classics are always popular. Neatly styled blonde locks with a nice lift at the roots are an admirable frame for a square face. A la Merilyn Monroe’s hairstyle suits Jessica Simpson unbelievably!
#40: Asymmetric Bob
Keira Knightley frames her face with asymmetric locks, which cover the corners of her jaw, getting shorter towards the nape. This hairstyle elongates Keira’s face and brings it shape to the ideal oval. You would need to blow-dry your locks, using a round brush that shapes the flipped-in ends. You may want to use a flat-iron instead of a blow-dryer if you want to achieve a smoother texture.
#41: Soft Waves And Side Bangs
Stylists claim that the closer your longer locks are to your skin, the better you soften your strong jawline. At the same time, you don’t have to hide behind your locks. Follow Taylor Swift’s example. She opts for the asymmetric downdo with side bangs that flatters her face so much. To copy the look, you need to comb your locks to one side and shape the large smooth waves with a large barrel or conical curling iron. To add some volume to your locks, resort to backcombing or use dry shampoo. Fix the hairstyle with hair spray.
#42: Elegant Layered Hairstyle
Gwyneth Paltrow, who is over 40 now, uses layering and decides on the long soft locks. Such a hairstyle draws attention to Gwyneth’s face, and her silky shiny locks serve the perfect frame that veils the contours of the actress’s face. To duplicate the look, you’d blow dry your locks with a lift at the roots and shape light waves, using a curling iron or a flat iron, set at a low temperature. Tousle your locks slightly for a more natural look.
#43: Side Bangs
Horizontal blunt cut bangs may also accentuate the strong jawline of square shaped faces. But Olivia Wilde has successfully evaded this pitfall. Olivia has chosen soft side bangs which draw attention to her eyes and distract it from the lower part of her face. This lovely downdo is pretty easy to style: blow dry your locks with a lift at the roots. Straighten the bangs, when blow-drying with a round brush, and define their ends with a curling iron.
#44: Waves Away From The Face
Despite the fact that Shakira has a pointy chin, her jawline features distinct angles which associate the singer’s face shape with a square. Shakira’s textured waves are styled away from the face, revealing its shape, but the predominance of vertical lines in her hairstyle approximates it to the desired oval.
#45: Brilliant Cascading Locks
Angelina Jolie’s bronding is above any praise. Here we are dealing with a breathtaking dimensional hairstyle with the effect of sun in the locks. Make sure you moisturize your hair with oils or liquid crystals to achieve this enviable smoothness and shine. The soft waves are created with a curling iron or a flat iron. Define random locks to enhance the 3d effect and enjoy your gorgeous look!
#46: Ripply Bob
The A-line silhouette of this gorgeous short bob visually cuts back the width of Kiera’s square face and masks her jaw corners. All in all, her face appears a beautiful oval.
#47: Shaggy And Shattered
Layering, shattered edges and auburn highlights distract attention from the heavy chin and leave a very light impression of an effortless feminine look, you can easily adopt for a square face.
#48: Tawny Bob With Rounded Edges
Rounding off the edges and choosing an appealing warm hue, consonant with the color of your eyes, you will be able to cover up the boxiness of your face. But the crucial point here is the correct length – much below the chin.
#49: Cute Confusion
These cute blonde locks are tousled and messed up for a trendy bedhead style with shaggy ends. The asymmetry, curtain effect of the bangs and a fantastic texture succeed to distract us from the face shape.
#50: Shaggy Babe
A shaggy medium-length hairstyle is also a gift for squares. And this one, rocking breathtaking highlights and downlights will make the squareness practically invisible.
Well, as you see, when it comes to a square face, your goal is to soften strong lines with right hairstyles and accessories. If you succeed to lengthen your face visually and round the chin line, we believe you’ll look pretty awesome.