21 of the Greatest Males’s Haircuts for Sq. Faces



One of many surest methods to get a stellar haircut is to first assess the form of your face, after which apply some geometric logic to the canvas. For that reason, the perfect haircuts for square-faced males are going to be totally different from these of different faces. That’s as a result of square-shaped faces (not like their oval, triangle, rectangle, circle, and diamond counterparts) have a wide-set bone construction that stays practically uniform from temple to jawline. It cuts over sharply on the jaw (even when the chin dips downward) and offers the face a “robust” definition, for lack of a greater phrase.

The rule with discovering a “flattering” coiffure for this form—if that is what you are aiming for—is to not elongate or widen the face past a typical “oval.” In different phrases, if somebody has a slender, rectangular face, they need to decide kinds that widen on the sides, quite than those who add much more peak to an already lengthy bone construction.

Within the case of sq. construction, you need kinds that add roundness, peak, or texture up high. Even a pointy, boxy minimize appears to be like flattering because it elongates the face. The primary “rule” for square-shaped faces is to keep away from something too vast that is not additionally tall. Any weight on the perimeters must be accommodated by extra weight up high.

Whereas a few of the males featured could teeter between sq. and diamond or oval constructions, all of them have wider, sharper options general—thus, the included hairstyles ought to look universally flattering on sq. faces. To spherical out the listing of appears to be like, we sought enter from two specialists at Rudy’s Barbershop: hairdresser Alejandro Ulloa and director of schooling Jesse Taylor.

Beneath are 21 of the perfect hairstyles for sq. faces, as worn by a few of the most well-known sharp-jawed males.


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Full Shave

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins exhibits how a bald head appears to be like terrific with sharp, sq. bone construction. Ulloa means that bald guys nonetheless spray some tonic spray (like Rudy’s Tonic Spray, $18) to tone the scalp and stop flaking. He additionally provides that Jenkins’ spherical glasses are pulling loads of weight, too, when it comes to including geometric distinction to his sharp angles.

A complete bald-head shave can flatter a sq. face as a result of the spherical dome offsets the sharp angles of the bone construction.


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Naked-Guard Buzz

Christopher Jackson

“Christopher Jackson’s head form is taller and pointy,” notes Ulloa (versus Jenkins’ head within the earlier shot). For this, Ulloa says that the high-fade skins on the perimeters present delicate gradation, all the way in which to the highest define of his hairline. Whereas Jackson’s construction may technically teeter into rectangle territory, the fading classes are relevant for any square-shaped faces which have pointier domes.

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Line-Up Buzz

Pooch Hall

Any type of clear, uniform buzz will flatter a square-shaped face, however a line-up additionally has the good thing about using geometry and clear strains on the inside of the minimize. Paired with the roundness of Pooch Corridor’s head, it creates a extra considerate minimize than any DIY at-home buzz. Ulloa says to scrub it up each two weeks to be able to preserve wanting recent.

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Receded Buzz

Liev Schreiver Haircut

The barber on Liev Schreiber’s minimize transitioned cleanly from the perimeters to the highest, Ulloa says. This retains his head wanting spherical quite than poofing and widening on the sides.

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Buzz and Fuller Beard Combo

Y'lan Noel

Y’lan Noel has a pointy jaw beneath all that beard hair, which he makes use of to create an oval impact for his general face form. “The timeless fade compliments the beard with nice element,” Ulloa says. It even permits Noel to put on a brief, boxy type atop the fade since it is not competing along with his sharp jawline.

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Shut-Cropped Curls

Michael Ealy

Discover that Michael Ealy’s curls go barely taller than they do vast. That is the traditional rule of “flattering” hairstyles: Create an oval impact in order for you a assured hit. As for styling, his strands are on the finer facet, says Ulloa, so use a curl cream (like Bevel’s Curl Creme, $12) and apply with fingers.

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Fashionable Flat High

John Cena Haircut

Ulloa likes the element on the entrance of John Cena’s hair—a cowlick that creates a pure half. Here is one instance of a sq. minimize up high that does not distinction inversely with the sq. bone construction, merely due to the excessive fade on the perimeters that retains the minimize slender and tall.

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has whole roundups devoted to his coiffure archives, and rightfully so. However one in every of his most well-known appears to be like was the undercut, which spawned a whole coiffure development within the mid-2010s. It is a shorter execution of the look, as many guys put on the undercut with longer lengths up high. It borders on high-and-tight territory, Ulloa says, earlier than the size shift on the high sides of the crown. He estimates that Pitt has 4 inches brushed again on high on this explicit look.

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Dyed Flat High

Francis Ngannou 2

Right here, Francis Ngannou lets his higher sides have slightly progress, too, blended from a decrease fade. “The highest is fuller on this one, in comparison with the final look,” Ulloa says. It is a good factor for the reason that sides have extra weight on this minimize. “The colour creates a [visual] disconnection, too,” he provides. Even with out the dye, this type would work due to the added peak, however that flourish of coloration makes it much more pleasant to the squareness of Ngannou’s face.

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Gentleman’s Reduce

Colton Haynes

Name Colton Haynes’ minimize a quiff, a gentleman’s minimize, or any title you please. Regardless, the impact is similar: “The development from quick to lengthy on the perimeters to the highest is ideal, creating a focus on high,” Ulloa says.

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Squared Quiff

Henry Golding

“This offers Henry Golding a squared type that compliments his jawline,” Taylor says. In any case, a quiff emphasizes peak, so it is certain to work effectively for sq. faces. Taylor says it might be greatest styled with a pomade—traditional or matte. Attempt Rudy’s Matte Pomade ($22).

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Fashionable Caesar/Crop

Josh Hutcherson Haircut

“This longer crop haircut on Josh Hutcherson helps create a stable sq. form silhouette,” Taylor says. “Carrying the entrance down on his brow closes the highest a part of his face, making your eyes concentrate on his jawline.”

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Fashionable Combover

Elijah Wood

Be aware that the ahead swoop on Elijah Wooden’s type helps to cover some recession, Taylor says. It is in all probability styled with a medium-hold cream or balm, too. Attempt Kevin Murphy’s Free Maintain Paste ($30).

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Curly Gentleman’s Reduce

Henry Cavill Haircut

“Henry Cavill’s tackle the traditional dapper haircut works completely to provide him quantity,” Taylor says. The scruff additionally frames his jawline, which emphasizes his main man bone construction.

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Curly Pompadour


Taylor notes that Miguel’s curly pompadour provides quantity and motion whereas the tapered sides assist preserve the face form lean. “It is best styled by making use of a curl cream to damp hair. Use a blow-dry diffuser on low to carry out the curls.” (Once more, we like Bevel’s Curl Creme, $12.)

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Disconnected Dollop

Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey proves that peak enhances a sq. face with this dollop that’s disconnected from the buzzed sides. One thing like this requires a blow-dryer to lock it into place, says Taylor. “It would assist create the amount, and form your type in the best approach.”

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Grown-Out Fashionable Combover

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson might be the king of suave dishevelment. To imitate his sweeps and swoops, “type your hair again off the face with a tender moldable product, and preserve your sideburns trimmed in entrance of the ears,” Taylor advises. Attempt Rudy’s Good Cream ($18).

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Excessive Curly Quiff

Eliot Glazer

Voluminous curls like Eliot Glazer’s make it simple to realize peak. “Use lighter styling merchandise which might be cream- or oil-based to provide separation with motion,” Taylor says. We like Odele’s Air Dry Styler, $12.

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Grown-Out Gentleman’s Reduce

Sebastian Stan Haircut

We’re going out on a limb with this one, as a result of these sides are getting dangerously near the identical bulk as the peak. However, Sebastian Stan’s coiffure is simply tall sufficient to go the check, and the delicate 5 o’clock shadow helps to outline his squared jawline.

“Blow-drying with a hair balm will soften thick hair, and add management and maintain,” says Taylor. Attempt Aesop’s Violet Leaf Hair Balm ($33).


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Swept Pompadour

Kumail Nanjiani Haircut

“Creating stability between your hair and face is not all the time simple, however Kumail Nanjiani makes it look so easy right here by protecting an extended sideburn and slightly quantity on the highest of his minimize,” Taylor notes. It is an alternate tackle Sebastian Stan’s strategy, with extra emphasis given to the quiff/pompadour in entrance, versus one uniform sweeping-back.

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Longer Slick Again

Daniel Dae Kim 2

After all, we’ve to finish with a Daniel Dae Kim type: He may need probably the most well-known bone construction in Hollywood. “Longer hair doesn’t suggest you must sacrifice a sq. form in your cuts,” Taylor says. “This haircut provides an extended, leaner form by simply protecting size within the again behind the ear. By styling it again off his face, it permits us to focus on his bone construction and jawline.”

  • What haircut ought to males with sq. faces keep away from?

    To greatest stability the options of a sq. face, you need to keep away from any coiffure that has loads of quantity on the perimeters. You need to additionally keep away from a center half, and go for a facet half or a coiffure that has fullness or peak on high.

  • What’s the greatest haircut for males with sq. faces who’ve thinning hair?

    If in case you have a receding hairline, males with sq. faces will look nice with a buzz minimize or crew minimize coiffure. For these males who’ve thinning hair on the crown, a quiff or pompadour coiffure will flatter your face form and conceal the bald spot.

  • Do males with a sq. face look good with lengthy hair?

    Sure, however make certain your hair is longer (or shorter) than your jaw stage. Hair that stops on the jaw will make your face look wider. Search for kinds that also have quantity on the crown of your hair as effectively.


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