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11 Hairstyles for Square Faces You Should Really Consider

Sometimes it’s hard to find new hairstyles for a square face shape, but no worries, we’ve done the leg work for you. From short to long, bold to subtle, one of these hairstyle for square faces will inspire you to make a change with your hair this season!

Femme Fatal Blonde

This ultra feminine look will wow at your next party or night out.

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How to Style:

1. While your hair is damp, apply a volumizing lotion or mousse. Comb through to evenly distribute from scalp to ends.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush, keeping air flow facing down.

3. Once hair is completely dry, separate into three sections, each side and back. Secure with clips.

4. Turn your flat iron on and set it to the lowest heat setting for your hair type (it’s always best to have it set at the lowest heat setting to achieve a smooth look without damaging your tresses). Drop down 1 ½ inch sections and spray with a heat protection spray.

5. Glide your flat iron through each section to smooth hair.

6. Choose which side you want to accentuate by pulling back. Lift hair in sections and backcomb the root area to add additional volume. Smooth the section with the side of your comb or brush back towards the back of your head.

7. Secure the section with bobby pins, a comb or a sparkly clip. Mist hair with your favorite hairspray and you are ready to go!

Recommended Products:

To smooth your hair without weighing it down, try Label.m smoothing cream. It can be used wet or dry to calm hair and create a beautiful and smooth shine!

Best Face Shape & Hair Texture:

Square face shapes look amazing in this style and length of haircut. Any hair texture can achieve this style, while thicker or curly hair will require a little extra styling time.

Tips:

Ask your stylist for multi dimensional blonde highlights at your next visit. This will give you a more natural, childlike blonde.

Under Lighting

Let your style shine through with this sassy color and haircut.

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How to Style:

1. Apply thickening cream to damp hair. Separate the crown and front of hair and secure with clips. Blow dry the bottom section using a flat brush.

2. Next, drop down top sections into smaller subsections (1 ½ – 2 inches). Blow dry these sections with a medium round brush.

3. Define fringe area by misting with hairspray and using your fingers, or by applying a small amount of wax to fingers, rubbing them together to activate, and applying to your fringe.

Recommended Products:

One of my favorite thickening products is Pravana’s Density Volumizing foam. A little goes along way and it adds volume, hold and shine without build up or flaking.

Best Face Shape & Hair Texture:

Finer straight hair is perfect for this cut and color. A square face shape is best for this look.

Tips:

Sporting your blonde from underneath and letting it peak out is great for many reasons. When your new growth starts to come in, the darker color on top blends in better than the blonde. Also, with fine hair, having it a bit darker will help to make your hair appear thicker overall.

A Bit of Goddess

Each of us have a bit of a goddess in us. Let your inner goddess shine through with this easy and sultry look.

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How To Style:

1. Apply a thickening mousse to damp hair. Blow dry using a large round brush.

2. Section hair into three sections, one on each side and the back. Starting with the back section, take down two inch sections at a time. Mist with hairspray and slightly twist the sections.

3. Twist the entire head and let sit for a few minutes while you add a small braid. Choose a 1 inch by 1 inch section towards the front of your hair. You may need to add hairspray to hair before you begin braid. Braid this section tightly and secure with a clear elastic.

4. Using your hands, loosen twists and gently comb through with a wide tooth comb.

Recommended Products:

The key to this look is having a hairspray that won’t be too stiff, but still gives you great hold. Try Pravana’s Super Shape Hairspray. The more you spray the more hold you get, and it’s water soluble!

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Square face shapes and a medium texture with a slight wave are best for this look.

Tips:

If you don’t have time to twist your hair, you can also use a very large curling iron. Slide the curling iron through sections, let them cool, then comb out.

Flowing Curls

Soft curls create a look that can go from day to evening with no restyling.

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How to Style:

1. While hair is still damp, apply a medium hold gel.

2. Blow dry hair with a round or paddle brush.

3. Once hair is completely dry, turn on your 1 ½ inch curling iron. Begin curling 2 inch sections, alternating curls towards and away from your face.

4. Mist hair with hairspray and run fingers through to loosen curls. Tuck one side behind your ear and you’re ready to go!

Recommended Products:

For hold that is still touchable and soft, try Pravana’s Curve. It’s a great medium hold, curl enhancing gel that creates amazing blowouts!

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Medium to thick hair that is straight to wavy make creating this look a breeze. Square or diamond face shapes are best for this tucked, soft look.

Tips:

Want to go from day to night?  Try adding a sparkly headband or flower.

Asymmetric Angle

This fun and flirty look will turn heads every day. The best part? No one has to know how easy it is to style!

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How To Style:

1. Apply a smoothing cream, such as Pravana’s Relax, to damp hair.

2. Blow dry hair in sections using a flat vent or paddle brush.

3. Once hair is dry, set your flat iron on lowest setting for your hair type.

4. Smooth hair out in 1 inch sections starting at the root area and sliding down hair shaft to ends. Keep a consistent tension and speed while flat ironing to ensure each section looks the same.

5. Place 1 to 2 drops of shine serum in your hands, rub them together, and apply to hair starting at the ends to smooth and make your hair super shiny!

Recommended Products:

Not all shine serums are created equally. You want to make sure that your choice does not contain silicones that will weigh the hair down and create buildup. Try Pravana’s Perfection Shine Serum. It’s water soluble, light and smells fantastic!

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Square shaped beauties with fine to medium straight textured hair are perfect for this look.

Tips:

When requesting this haircut at your next appointment, make sure you discuss the angle, length of slightly shorter side and layers with your stylist. Let him/her know how steep of an angle you desire and also the length of your layers (especially in the back). Too short and it will add to your styling time and possibly create frustration.

Framed Beauty

Framed faces never go out of style! With or without a fringe, it can bring out your best features.

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How to Style:

1. Apply a straightening cream to damp hair. Comb through to ensure it is distributed evenly.

2. Dry hair using a large round brush or paddle brush. Make sure you have a good amount of tension to smooth/straighten your hair.

3. After hair is completely dry, set your flat iron to the lowest heat setting for your hair type.

4. Section your hair into 3 sections, each side and back, and secure with clips.

5. Begin dropping down 1 ½ inch sections to flat iron. Mist with a heat protection spray, like Label.m Heat Protection Spray, before ironing. Hold your flat iron on a slight angle; this will give you a soft bend at the ends instead of being stick straight.

6. Continue flat ironing your entire head, including your fringe if it needs it.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Relax Straightening Cream is heat activated. This means for second day hair, all you have to do is resmooth areas that may need it with a flat iron or dryer and round brush.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This look is for those ladies with medium to thick, wavy curly hair. The framing around the face complements square face shape.

Tips:

To achieve this color, ask your stylist for finely weaved highlights throughout your face and crown area. For a base color, request a “sandy” brown or beige that best suits your skin tone.

Color Blocked

A long bob haircut is beautifully complemented with bold color placement.

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How To Style:

1. Apply your favorite straightening cream to damp hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush or vent brush. Make sure to have the air facing the floor. This will keep shorter hairs from becoming flyaways.

3. Once hair is 100% dry, mist with a heat protection spray. Begin flat ironing hair starting in the back underneath. It’s easiest to section hair in 3 – 4 sections and drop down 1 inch sections at a time. To get a slight bend at the ends, turn the flat iron slightly.

4. Place 2 – 3 drops of shine serum into the palms of your hands, rub together to activate and apply to hair starting at ends.

Recommended Products:

When choosing a straightening cream for your hair, you want one that will do the job without weighing hair down or getting greasy. My pick is Pravana Relax. It’s heat activated, water soluable and never gets greasy. Apply a small amount to damp hair and style away!

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Square face shapes with medium to thick wavy to straight hair work best for this bold look.

Tips:

If your not into this warm coppery color, that’s ok!  The color combinations are endless. Blonde and sandy brown, violet brown with purple, black with red, and more. Talk to your stylist on what combo would suit you and your lifestyle best.

Bold Curls

This amazing curly look will draw attention any time you enter a room!

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How to Style:

1. While hair is still damp, apply a medium hold gel and comb through.

2. Blow dry hair using a medium round brush. When you reach your fringe area, use a comb to smooth fringe straight down.

3. When hair is dry, turn on your ½ inch or ¾ inch curling iron, depending on what size of curl is desired.  Section hair into 3 sections, each side and the back. Bring down 1 inch sections and curl small subsections directing towards and away from face.

4. When you reach the top sections in the back and sides, curl only the ends and halfway up the hair shaft, leaving the root area straight.

5. Mist hair with your favorite hairspray and you are ready to wow everyone you meet!

Recommended Products:

A great blow dry gel that is perfect with this style is Pravana Curves Curl Enhancing Gel. It never gets flaky or dulls your hair. It can be used for a great blow out or for a base for curling your hair with an iron.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Medium to thick haired beauties with wavy to curly hair and square face shapes look no further, this is the look for you.

Tips:

If you already have curly hair, comb your fringe and root area straight and let your hair dry naturally. Use a curling iron to touch up your natural curls then use a flat iron or brush and blow dryer to straighten your fringe.

Soft Curls and a Pop of Color

Go bold, but on a softer note. These soft curls with a pop of pastel purple can be worn at the office or to a night out!

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How to Style:

1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair and comb through to ensure even distribution.

2. Blow dry hair with a medium sized round brush, directing the fringe off to the side.

3. Section hair into 3 sections, one on each side and one in the back. Twist  1 ½  inch sections with a 1 inch curling iron. Wrap hair halfway, then slide out to create a slight bend at ends.

4. Mist those beautiful curls with your favorite hairspray and you’re ready to go.

Recommended Products:

Fine haired ladies only need Density by Pravana to create looks with shine, hold and lift. It never builds up or lets you down.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Square face shapes with fine texture work best for this pretty look.

Tips:

Love the pop of color, but not sure if it’s for you? Try using hair chalk to test drive different colors before you decide to take the color plunge!

Bold and Beautiful

Classic beauty is paired with fashion color to make this look both bold and beautiful!

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How to Style:

1. Apply a styling lotion or mousse with a medium to firm hold in damp hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a medium round brush making sure to direct hair off deep part over to one side.

3. When hair is completely dry, turn on a set of hot rollers. Roll hair in small sections on medium sized rollers.  Continue until you reach the top front section. Switch to using the largest roller in your set and rolling all curlers down and back.

4. Let hot rollers completely cool before removing. With a wide tooth comb, slowly comb through curls. Smooth front section off to the side and mist with hairspray. Take the other side and secure it behind your ear with bobby pins or jeweled clip.

Recommended Products:

A soft but yet strong hold hairspray is key with this style. The more you spray the more hold and shine you get with Super Shape Hairspray by Pravana.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Thick hair that has a bit of wave in it holds this style nicely all day. A square face shape looks best with this look.

Tips:

For a night out, pair this look with a jeweled or sparkly pin to pull the side back and add a dramatic lip.

Soft Ombre

The soft Ombre look is hot this season! A subtle variation of color paired with long layers keeps you looking fresh and in style.

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How To Style:

1) Apply a volumizing foam to damp hair. Blow dry using a medium to large round brush, lifting roots towards the ceiling and following along with dryer.

2. Once hair is completely dry, plug in your ¾ inch curling iron or curling wand. Section hair into 3 sections and secure  them with clips.

3. Bring down 2 inch sections at a time. Wrap hair around curling iron or wand (being careful to not burn your finger tips) and curl away from your face.

4. Let curls cool completely, then flip your head upside down and shake the hair out with your hands. Mist with your favorite shine spray.

Recommended Products:

A fine misted shine spray is a girl’s best friend (next to an amazing hairspray). Try Bedhead Headrush Shine Spray. It smells great and gives you glass-like shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

Square face shapes with medium to finer textured hair work best for this ombre curled look.

Tips:

Looking for a new color that is easy to maintain? Ombre is for you! Go close to your natural color with a soft transition into a caramel or blonde shade and you’ll go weeks longer between salon visits.

Bold, beautiful, soft, or subtle, squared faced beauties have endless options with their hair. Trying something new is as easy as a trip to the salon, either for a new haircut, color, product or tool. Just consult with your stylist to find the right look for you.