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Peep This: 20 Iconic Haircuts for Square Faces

Think it’s hard to find hairstyles that work perfectly with a square shaped face? Look no further because today we’re going to solve that problem by guiding you through 20 amazing haircuts for square faces that will look fabulous on you!

Luscious Layers

This style incorporates beautiful long length with long layers and curls that soften the angles of a square face.

Long Hairstyle with Layers for Square FaceLong Hairstyle with Layers for Square Face Side

How To Style:

  1. Part dry, smoothed hair deep to one side.
  2. Spray dry shampoo throughout, concentrating at the roots.
  3. Use a teasing brush or rat tail comb to tease hair near the roots in the back and at the crown of your head.
  4. Add curls through the ends with a 1-inch curling iron.
  5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray!

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS+ Refresh Dust. It is an excellent bodifying dry shampoo that refreshes locks between shampoos and gives a little grip to freshly cleansed hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great on those with long, thick hair who have square, round, or heart shaped faces.

Lotsa Wave

This shoulder length layered bob has tons of texture!

Shoulder Length Bob with TextureShoulder Length Bob with Texture Side

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a ¾-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

If you search www.folica.com for “curling wand” and you’ll find the Babyliss PRO Nano Titanium Clip/Clipless 2-in-1 Styler. This tool is perfect for creating this kind of look as well as for creating traditional curls!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

You should use this style for your next night out if you have a square, oval, petite, or pear shaped face and medium to thick naturally straight or wavy hair.

Icy Hot

This super sharp looking style balances square face shapes with its side-swept fringe.

Short Hairstyle with Side Swept FringeShort Hairstyle with Side Swept Fringe Side

How To Style:

  1. Work styling lotion through hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a round brush to move from bottom to top and turn hair under as you blow dry. This creates a more rounded shape as you style.
  4. Smooth hair a bit more with your flat iron if necessary.
  5. Finish with light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Clean Spray adds fullness, texture and flexible hold and dries fast with clean, run-your-fingers-through-it results.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is best for those with square, pear, or oval shaped faces and short hair of any thickness.

Smooth Sailing

This model is wearing a slightly angled bob that gives the look a bit more body in the back.

Angled Bob for Square Face ShapeAngled Bob for Square Face Shape Side

How To Style:

  1. Work styling lotion through hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a round brush to move from bottom to top, turning hair under as you blow dry. This creates a more rounded shape as you style.
  4. Smooth hair a bit more with your flat iron if necessary.
  5. Finish with light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head Superstar Blowdry Lotion is a thermal blow dry lotion that pumps up volume to unbelievable heights.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those with square, oval, or pear shaped faces and short hair of any thickness.

Sassy Asymmetric

The sweeping side fringe and amazing texture in this asymmetric pixie really help to offset the features of a square face.

Asymmetric Pixie for Square FaceAsymmetric Pixie for Square Face Side

How To Style:

  1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through hair.
  2. Use fingers to lift hair at the roots while blow drying to create tons of volume.
  3. For the fringe, use a medium-sized paddle brush to smooth and flip slightly near the ends.
  4. Work styling wax or paste throughout to enhance texture and add style memory.
  5. Finish with a medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Rough Rubber adds moldable texture that lets you separate, define, and shape as you wish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut is perfect for you if you have an oval, round or pear shaped face and thick or dense hair.

Swept Away

This ever-so-slightly angled haircut has minimal layering near the ends to keep the style looking sleek and not too heavy.

Sleek Hairstyle for Square FacesSleek Hairstyle for Square Faces Side

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of shine serum through hair.
  2. Use a large paddle brush to dry hair straight.
  3. Turn ends under with a 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron if needed.
  4. Finish with flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum cuts drying time down and gives hair a gorgeous shine!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Go for this cut and style if you have an oval or round shaped face and medium to thick hair.

Layered Locks

Be simply sophisticated with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

Haircuts for Square FacesLong Layered Hairstyle with Fringe Side

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair to give the ends a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section and be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create tons of volume.
  7. Blow dry the fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use a curling iron by Hot Tools in either a 1-inch or 1¼-inch barrel size.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style!

Reverse Ombre

Two-toned blonde gives a dramatic entrance to the front of any medium or long haircut.

Dramatic Reverse Ombre HairstyleDramatic Reverse Ombre Hairstyle Side

How To Style:

  1. Work smoothing serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a medium paddle brush to smooth hair while blow drying until completely dry.
  4. Spray a thermal protectant spray then flat iron if necessary.

Recommended Products:

BC Bonacure Color Freeze Leave-In Spray Conditioner keeps color vibrant and protects from heat styling. Sebastian Shaper Hairspray keeps ends and flyaways in check.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have an oval, square or diamond shaped face, this cut would look great on you! Choose this cut for fine or thick straight hair.

Va Va Voom Volume

The curls are coming out to play! Long layers give way to tons of curling around the iron.

Curly Hairstyle with Long Layers

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a 1-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Hair Play Hot Flex Spray provides thermal protection, style memory and the ability to re-style, all without leaving your hair crunchy!

Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

This haircut is perfect for those with a square, heart, oval, diamond, round or long face shape and who have medium to thick naturally straight or wavy hair.

Loose Locks

This gorgeous long layered haircut has minimal texture from mid-lengths to tips.

Long Layered Blonde HaircutLong Layered Blonde Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a 1-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press thermal protection spray protects fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling and also boosts hair’s strength, fights frizz, and provides flexible hold.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

This style works perfectly on those who have oval, square and round faces and those whose hair is fine, medium and thick, and naturally straight or wavy.

Red Ribbons

Longer length pixie cuts can be styled to look smooth and sexy with a touch of texture at the ends.

Short Smooth HairstyleShort Smooth Hairstyle Back

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you dry. This will create movement in your style.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use texturizing wax to piece out ends.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Wax Works is a wonderful finishing product for this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Rock this cut and style if you have an oval, square, pear or heart shaped face and medium to thick, slightly wavy or straight hair.

Dark & Daring

Be daring and demure with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

Long Brunette Hairstyle with LayersLong Brunette Hairstyle with Layers Back

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair to give them a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section. Be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create tons of volume.
  7. Blow dry your fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Find a concentrator for your blow dryer right away! It will save you tons of time. They can typically be found at any Sally Beauty Supply!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style.

Layered Locks

Be simply sophisticated and flatter your face shape with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

Long Layered Cut for Square FacesLong Layered Cut for Square Faces Side

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair. This give the ends a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section. Be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create volume.
  7. Blow dry your fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use a curling iron by Hot Tools in either a 1-inch or 1¼-inch barrel size.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style.

Vanilla Swirls

This long length layered haircut shows off tons of trendy texture from mid-lengths to tips!

Long Hairstyle with TextureLong Hairstyle with Texture Back

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a ¾-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break the waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press thermal protection spray protects fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling and also boosts hair’s strength, fights frizz and provides flexible hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Check this style out if you have a square, oval, petite, or pear shaped face and fine to medium naturally straight or wavy hair.

Toffee Twirls

The toffee blonde highlights perfectly accent the curls in this medium length layered hairstyle.

Hairstyle with Curls and Toffee HighlightsHairstyle with Curls and Toffee Highlights Back

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from freshly washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Party hair to one side.
  3. Use a blow dryer set to medium heat and blow hair dry completely.
  4. Finish with medium to high hold hairspray for added style support.

Recommended Products:

Use Curly Sexy Hair Full On Curls on damp hair for bouncy, well-defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those with round, oval, square, and heart shaped faces and medium to thick, straight or wavy, hair.

Tamed Texture

This cut keeps curls at bay with the weight of long layers. A smoothing technique takes the “curly” out, but leaves enough texture for the style to be full and fabulous!

Medium Hairstyle with Texture

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from hair then apply a quarter-sized amount of styling cream throughout.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Blow dry using a paddle brush or large round brush to smooth out wave or curl pattern.
  4. Finish with a medium or high hold humidity-resistant hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Finish with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray for flexible, touchable hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style is great on those with oval, round, square, and heart shaped faces who have medium or thick and wavy hair.

Platinum Princess

This blonde bombshell knows how to soften the angles of her face with a great cut and strategically placed curls!

Blonde Hairstyle with CurlsBlonde Hairstyle with Curls Side

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from freshly washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Party hair to one side.
  3. Use a blow dryer set to medium heat and blow hair dry completely.
  4. Finish with medium to high hold hairspray for added style support.

Recommended Products:

Use Curly Sexy Hair Full On Curls on damp hair for bouncy, well-defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those with round, oval, square, and heart shaped faces and medium to thick, straight or wavy, hair.

Full & Flirty

Facial layers give a nice frame and lighten up the front of any medium or long haircut.

Face Framing Layers on Medium HairFace Framing Layers on Medium Hair Side

How To Style:

  1. Work a smoothing serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a large round brush to smooth hair and add tons of volume while blow drying.
  4. Spray a thermal protectant spray, then add a few curls at the ends with a 1-inch barrel curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam near the roots for weightless body and volume in any hair type.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style works on those who have any face shape and nearly any hair type.

Orchid Angel

This haircut can be styled with tons of volume as shown here, or styled smooth for a totally different feel!

Short Hairstyle with Volume

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling foam through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair deep to one side.
  3. Use small paddle brush to lift hair slightly at the roots as you blow dry to give it movement.
  4. Finish with a small amount of light styling cream to separate ends. Add more styling cream if necessary.
  5. For extra hold, finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray for a natural-looking style with flexible hold, fullness and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Smooth, short styles like this are perfect for anyone with medium to thick straight hair and who have an oval, round, square, heart or pear shaped face.

Length & Layers

Originally all one length, this flattering haircut gets kicked up a notch by adding layers in front and a side-swept fringe!

Straight Hairstyle with Front LayersStraight Hairstyle with Front Layers SIde

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part to one side.
  3. Blow dry hair with a medium heat setting until it’s about 80% dry.
  4. Use a paddle brush and a wrapping motion to add movement as you dry it the rest of the way.
  5. Use a flat iron to turn ends under slightly if necessary.
  6. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Combination paddle brushes that have both boar and hard rubber bristles are great for smoothing while drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Snag this cut and style if you have an oval, square, pear, or heart shaped face and medium to thick straight hair.

The best part about finding a new cut, really, is finding one you can style yourself at home to look the same way as when you left the salon! Remember, professional products often make all the difference between a fantastic at-home styling experience and an epic flop. Follow your trusted stylist’s advice and try one of these stunning haircuts for square faces today!