Best hairstyles for men, according to their face shape

The next time you sit on the barber’s chair, give a thought to how well your hairstyle is going to blend with your look, especially features. You may get floored with Salman Khan’s latest hairdo. But what looks good on him might prove to be a disaster for you. The reason is simple, you may not have the similar face cut, strong jawline and broad forehead like him. Unlike girls, men can’t style their locks in multiple ways, and have to bear the look for the next few months if the hairstyle doesn’t suit their face. So, the next time you go for a new chop, keep your face shape in mind and chose the style that actually compliments your overall look. Confused with your face shape and the style to opt for? Fret not, boys! We have done the research and pinned down what suits you the best. Here are all the tips you need to keep in mind…

1. Round

Those with a round face shape have almost equal length and width, and the cheekbones are the widest part of their face. People with this face cut should opt for hairstyles that add height. Fringes should be a big no as they will make your face appear smaller. If you have naturally straight hair, try to keep them short in the back and opt for a length of around three to five inches on the sides. A quiff is a great option to try as it will add the much-needed height to your face, and a balanced look. Those with wavy hair can use their natural volume to give an illusion of height, and can even use a sea salt spray to add extra volume and keep the hair intact. The key remains the same for curly hair- keep the crown area high. Plus, you can also grow a full square beard to make your jawline look angular.

2. Oval

Oval shaped people are blessed with a balanced look and can pull off almost every hairstyle. Their jawline is soft, and forehead is wider than jaw (imagine an egg upside down). Just keep in mind that your stylist works with your hair’s natural growth pattern. Go for a cut with short hair on the sides and slightly longer on the top. Side-swept locks will help to give an illusion of angle to your face cut. Also, avoid fringes as they will hide your forehead and make your face look rounder. Most importantly, going clean-shaven is a heads up because people with this face shape have quite proportionate structure.

3. Square

The moment one talks about a square face, David Beckham is the right person to picture. Such face shape is characterised with angular jawline, sides of the face are straight, and the length and width of the face are almost equal. Your strong jawline is your best feature and your haircut should highlight it. Opt for neat, classic hairstyles including short layers and close fades. A side parting is a must for people with this face cut. Plus, a little stubble can add more sharpness and oomph to your look.

4. Oblong
This one is the longest of all the face shapes, and the forehead, cheekbones and jaw are of almost similar length. Sometimes, also called rectangular, the trick is to not let the haircut further elongate your face. Try keeping length on the top and don’t go too short on the sides- scissor cut fits your bill. You can also try styles where hair falls on the sides of your forehead to add width to your face. Steer away from long beards as it will only make your face look longer. Rather go for stubble or short beard to achieve a balanced look.

5. Triangular

In this face shape, the jawline is wider than the cheekbone, and the forehead. Hence, the trick is to add more volume to the sides and the top. You can go for fringes to make your forehead look wider, and face more balanced. Curly tops, quiffs are again some smart styling hacks for you. A thick beard is also a great option to balance the chin area, and obviously, clean-shaven look may not go down well.

6. Diamond

This one is the rarest of the rare face cuts. The cheekbones are the widest part, followed by forehead area, and the chin is pointy. Ergo, the key is to add width to the forehead and chin area. Side-swept bangs can float your boat as they will help to add texture to forehead as well as width to the face. Since the jawline is masculine, you can also try long hairstyles where hair is tucked behind the ears to flaunt your bone structure. Don’t go too short on sides, and experiment with layers and deep side-parting.

You can also choose a hairstyle on basis of your hair’s texture and length. Be it curly hair or long wavy hair, there are a lot of ways you can experiment with your hair.

LONG HAIR
Men with long hair can also experiment with different hairstyles. Be it side parting or man buns, here’s are 8 hairstyles you can experiment with.

1. Side-undercut
Give your long hair an edgy makeover, try the side swept hairdo with an undercut. Be it shoulder length hair or shorter, this side-swept hairstyle will complement the undercut.

2. Silky straight
Go for a polished look with the silky and smooth hairstyle. All you need to do is use a hair straightener and smoothen out the locks to achieve this hairstyle.

3. Rough waves
If straight hair is too boring for you, then try the rough waves. All you need to do is use hair texturise and rub on your hair. Next, work the product with your fingers to get the look.

4. Hairband style
Who said hairbands are just for the girls? Take a cue from Ranveer Singh to work long hair with a sleek hairband.

5. Messy bun
Another way to experiment with long hair is a bun. From half bun hairdo to messy buns, let your bun do the talking.

6. Ponytail
A high ponytail wouldn’t be your best bet, instead, try a sleek and low pony at the nape of your neck.

7. Centre partition
Think Jared Leto for this hairstyle. All you need to do is use a tail comb and create a centre partition. For glossy locks, you can also spritz some shining spray.

8. Highlights
Long hair creates a lot more scope for hair colours. Try highlights or colours in gradation to update your look.

Short hair
Just like long hair, you can experiment with short hair too. Here are 5 hairstyles you can try:

1. Buzzcut
If you love no maintenance hair, then this haircut is perfect for you. You can even try it at home sans a salon visit. There are a lot of ways you can experiment with this hairdo

– Crew Cut
The most popular buzzcut is this one. This haircut has shorter sides and a longer top in comparison. From David Beckham to Shahid Kapoor, everyone has sported this haircut.

– Flat Top
Another type of the crew cut is the flat top hairdo. Here, the style is a long variation of the above. The flat top is usually styled and tamed with wax or pomade.

– Burr Cut
This style is an extreme version of the buzz cut. The cut is done with a clipper and the hair is really short.

2. Taper cut
This style is about thicker hair on the top and fading length on the sides. This hairstyle needs maintenance with styling the hair on the top.

3. Sidecut
One of the most classy haircuts is the sidecut hairdo. Here, the hair is divided with a side cut and the rest of the hair is style sideways.

4. Side undercut
One of the most popular hairstyles currently is this side undercut. This hairstyle is about getting undercut or buzz on one side and the rest of the hair is styled sideways.

5. Low fade haircut
In this hairstyle, the hair gets shorter at the end. The style is about messy and wavy hair on the top and faded trims below.

Curly hair and wavy hair
Thick and curly hair may seem tricky to try new hairstyles, but it isn’t. There are a lot of ways you can experiment with thick and curly hair.

1. Long top
This hairstyle is about longer waves at the top and shorter hair at the back. You can style your hair by rubbing some pomade and wax on the top.

2. Curly quiff
This style is about shorter hair on the sides and even the back. The hair on the top needs to longer and styled upwards or sideways. If you want to maintain the texture of your hair, then you can define your curls by twisting and scrunching.

3. Slicked back
For a clean and polished look, style your hair using a medium-hod pomade. Work the pomade on your through the fingers pushing it backwards. Keep doing this till you get the desired style.

4. Wavy bob
If you have shoulder-length hair, then you can try the wavy and thick hairstyle. Style your hair using a hair texturizer and scrunch your hair to get rough waves.

5. Curly bun
This hairstyle looks good with wavy and curly hair is the bun. Try a matte finish clay for the front of the hair and loosely tie a rough bun to get this look.

6. Wavy bangs
For this look, you would need a longer top at the front and shorter sides. You can also sport an undercut on the side or a burr cut at the ends.

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