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The Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

     Judging a book by its cover is simply not cool but nobody can deny the truth that looking good or presentable DOES affect other people's perception of who you are.  They won't exactly know your thoughts, your ideas, what you've accomplished or what you stand for, but the way you present yourself can either draw them near so they can get to know you more, or might just -- drive them away.  That is why, we should always make the conscious effort to take care of ourselves and make sure that we put our best foot forward every-time. 

     I have started a series of posts tagged as "GUY STUFF" dedicated to all my male readers who, like me, are passionate enough to become the best of who they can be.  I'm not a style guru but I wanna share what I know to help out other guys like me.  We can learn from each other's experiences, right?  So, let's get it on!

How To Choose The Right Hairstyle
For Your Face Shape

     Choosing the right hairstyle is more difficult for men than for women.  Women have longer hair and can have the flexibility while men with our shorter hair can only do a few adjustments.  But overall, the correct cut and styling can enhance a person's facial features, even hide the flaws and just influence the overall image.

David Beckham is one of the few men I look up to when it comes to style.  This guy is awesome.

     Here's a research I made on the different face shapes and collated the recommendations on what hairstyle works best for each type.  In deciding which haircut is right, find out which face shape category you belong to and discuss with your stylist the options you have.  You then can decide on which hairstyle is fit for you which will highlight and compliment your features. 

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Round Face


Characteristics:  Jawline is round, face almost as wide as tall, round cheekbones.
Suggestion:  A cut that's thin on the sides  and with volume on top to provide balance.  The cut shouldn't be too round but rather more squarish on the side.  To create an illusion of length, men with round face can spike up a bit or part your hair two inches to either side of center and angle your bangs to cut off the roundness of your forehead.
On picture:  Elijah Wood, Jack Black


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Square Face


Characteristics:  Square jawline, almost as wide as long, straight sides, jaw and cheekbones are of the same width.
Suggestion:  Just like guys with round face, men on this category should keep the sides leaner and short while keeping the top longer and with volume to lessen the angular shape.  Guys with this type of face can also have a side-swept bangs that will create diagonal lines to minimize and soften the squarish corners.
On picture:  Tom Welling, Nick Lachey
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Oval Face

Characteristics:  Considered as the ideal shape, proportioned, slightly rounded jaw, face shape resembles the shape of an egg.
Suggestion:  Men on this category can practically get away with any hairstyle.  So if you have an oval-shaped face, consider yourself lucky -- you can try on any hairstyle to fit your mood, personality, and lifestyle.  You may also try the pompadour cut since it's ideal for egg-shaped faces.  Here's a video tutorial I found on YouTube.   




Oblong Face


Characteristics:  Face is longer than it is wide, often rounded jawline, cheekbones and jaw are the same width.
Suggestion:  Get a style which will create the illusion of a shorter, fuller face.  Add fullness at the temples and sides, and keep it longer around the ears. A long layered cut provides fullness especially if hair is blow-dried.  Keep it short at the back so the hairline won’t drag the eye downwards.  A neatly groomed beard can also give a little balance to your features but don't allow the facial hair to grow too long as it can elongate your face even more.  Glasses can also provide a little balance because it will divide your face and draw attention away from its shape.
On picture:  Tom Ford, Kiefer Sutherland



Rectangle Face


Characteristics:  Face is longer than it is wide, square-jawed, and an angular forehead.  Sides of the face are straight, and the forehead, cheekbones and jaw-line are the same width.
Suggestion:  A rectangular face can be shortened by adding fullness to the sides and softening the hairline.  You can also have off-center bangs to shorten the face and soften the angular forehead.  A layered cut can add width and helps create roundness at the sides of the face.  Blow-dry the hair to add fullness and avoid long hair in the back.
On picture:  Zac Efron



Triangle Face

Characteristics:  Face is longer than wide, jaws are broad, jaw is the widest part of the face and forehead is narrow.
Suggestion:  Styles that add width at the forehead and temples, and those that adds volume on top usually works best for this face shape.  Request for a layered hairstyles that will help balance and soften the prominent jaw line.  Short hairstyle with heavy layers on the top and sides allows hair to be rounder, fuller, and will create more volume above the ears.  Medium hair that taper to the jaw line with side swept bangs and shags style may also work for this category.
On picture:  Keith Urban



Heart Face or Inverted Triangle


Characteristics:  Longer than wide, wide cheekbones and forehead, pointed chin.
Suggestion:  Hairstyles for this shape are usually longer.  Balance the face by choosing a style that will narrow your forehead area and widen your chin.  Soften your features with a classic schoolboy cut, brushed forward, fuller on the sides with long bangs swept across the forehead.  A beard can also create an illusion of a wider chin.
On picture:  Ryan Gosling, Xian Lim



Diamond Face

Characteristics:  Cheekbones are the widest part of the face, forehead and jawline are narrow, with long pointed jawline.
Suggestions:  For this shape, the goal is to minimize the wide cheekbones and balance out the narrow chin and forehead.  Get a hairstyle with bangs so it covers your forehead thus your face seems wider.  Fullness of the hair just below the back of the ears (in the back of your head) gives weight to the chin so you balance out the narrow chin.  Long shag hairstyles works well for  this type of face.
On picture:  Dane Cook, Pete Wentz

     Getting a haircut is more than just the trend.  You have to consider your face shape, your personality, and  whether it's timely on not, you also have to consider if it looks good on you.  I've seen cuts from yester-years and they seem to look good even to this day.  Now, that's true style that have stood the test of time.

     Hope you guys learned from this post as much as I did.  More of this in the coming days, so yeah, hope you can come back.  Leave your thoughts on the comments' section below.  See ya!

See more posts on this category: GUY STUFFtags: the right hairstyle for men according to face shape, the suitable haircut or hairstyle for men according to the shape of the face, suggestions on what hairstyle to get for men according to the shape of the face, the right hairstyle for men
*Photos of celebrities were all taken from Google Image search.
*Video is taken from YouTube.
*I did this post with a little help from:

      About.com, CoolMensHair.com, Style Makeover HQ,
      Style Angel, Kinowear, and Esquire

27 comments:

Marco | The Soul Explorer said...

I like being "kalbo". Hehehe!

KM said...

So Myke, which among those Beckham hairstyles have you already tried? ;)

ardee sean said...

nice post.. thanks for sharing... cool hair styles.. :P

Vin said...

ha! so much thought was put into this... good entry mr. myke! :) have a great week! or what's left of it.

Michael said...

@Marco and @ardee - thank you!
@Ms KM - I have an oblong face while DB has square. I can't really have his hairstyle. Haha

@Vin - you noticed? LOL! It was hard-work! Nonetheless, it was fun learning so much from all the sites and magazines I've consulted before I finished this post.

Thank you guys for coming!

Nata Daya said...

wow beckam is the best face :)
visit me back :)

rona said...

Nice myke, thanks for the tips. I've been meaning to have a new haircut that would complement my face's shape. Superb!

rona said...

Wahaha.. Feelinggera ko, eh wala pala ng girl sa mga pics. Baal koneksyon ko ey!

anNaqia said...

oh, i heart Ryan Gosling! ^___^

Michael said...

@Nata Daya, @anNaqia - thanks for the visit!
@rona - haha, alrighty then. ☺

Ron said...

hirap pumili nang hairstyle lalo na pag walang plano magpa style tong face ko.. hhahah..

drop ako myke :)

cheers :)

Snapsam :-) said...

I've noticed all the guys that you featured here they all have a lot of hair. How about the guys with hair that is almost vanishing? What do you think is the better hair cut for them? Hummm Myke you should research for that too:-D Joking!!! Anyway, you did a great job researching on this one…keep it up tisoy! Humaplos na din po pala ako dito at sa hahaha

Michael said...

@Ron - thanks ron.
@Snapsam - there's actually a next post for special cases. Haha, thanks for the visit sam! God bless.

Pretty2 Shy said...

suitable for men. what about women?

Raka Pratama said...

if we had a oval shape? what should we do?

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm nice hehe

RED said...

Great. This helps. The tip on having my glasses on is noted. Thank you.

Around Gadget said...

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kimmy said...

i like Elijah Wood's haircut.. looks neat. my husband always has that, probably because he has round face, hehe..

setiyo said...

nice articles..but why all the model is a man...:(
pls visit my blog n gv me a comment too :) thanks buddy

Michael said...

@Pretty2 Shy - my "guy stuff" posts are for -- well -- guys. LOL! So I apologize if you didn't find what you're looking for. :P

@Raka Pratama - hey raka, oval is the same as oblong. I have provided some suggestion for an oblong face within the post. Thanks man for the visit!

@RED - you're welcome buddy! Glad to help out a bit.

Thanks everybody for the visit!

Pretty2 Shy said...

Haha ! Nvr my fren .

ayahe fia said...

hmm.nice article.. its very helpfull for me to change my hair style :)

Michael said...

@Pretty2 Shy - haha, ok. ☺

@ayahe fia - wow, thanks! ☺

mak said...

tamang tama.. bagong haircut ako ngayon.... fresh na fresh, pra sa 10th year anniversary ng company.. hehehe...

Farman Khan said...

i Have googles i want a good hair style without spice

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