How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men

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How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
Your hairdresser will be able to advise you on the best style for your face shape. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

When it comes to hair cuts, it might seem as if men don't have as much choice as women. In fact, plenty of options are available. Several factors should be taken into account when choosing a new hair cut, including lifestyle, profession and personal taste. One of the most important factors is face shape. Certain styles are far better suited to particular face shapes.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Soften the angles of a square face and chiseled jawline by leaving hair longer on top than on the sides. Keep hair on the sides an inch or long. The hair on top should be a finger's length to disguise sharp corners.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    The right cut will make a square face less sharp. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Create the desirable oval or heart shaped face by leaving hair long on top and slightly longer around the parietal ridge, which is the place your skull starts curving towards the top of your head.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    An oval face shape is considered to be the most attractive. (Dynamic Graphics/Creatas/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Make a round face look narrower with a flat top cut. Keep it short on the sides and create a block shape around the temple.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    A block cut will lengthen a round face. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Brush hair forward and keep it full on the sides to soften a triangular face (large forehead and pointed chin). Go for a long fringe and sweep it across your forehead.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    A long fringe is a contemporary look. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Keep hair well away from large facial features to make them look more in proportion. Steer clear of longer hair styles, which will give your features even less room.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    Brush your hair back from your face if you have a prominent nose. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)
  6. 6

    Cover your forehead if you have small facial features. Go for a messy style that hides as much skin as possible. Don't go for a short cut, or brush your hair back off your forehead, as this will make your features look even smaller.

  7. 7

    Make a low forehead look wider by shaving your head or asking your hairdresser to create a new hairline. Dyeing your hair a lighter colour will also divert attention from your hair.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    Shaving your hair will draw attention away from a low forehead. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)
  8. 8

    Choose a style that covers your forehead if it is particularly high, such as a floppy fringe swept to one side. Shaving your head or going for a really short cut will only emphasis a large forehead.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    Use your hair to disguise a high forehead. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)
  9. 9

    Create a well-defined side parting and leave the sides and top full to disguise a long face. Avoid really short cuts if your head has a cone-like shape.

    How to get the best haircut for your face shape for men
    Body in your hair will help to shorten a long face. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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