53 Perfect Medium-Length Hairstyles for Square Faces in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Sleek and Mid-Length for Square Faces
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#1: Sleek Mid-Length Cut with a Middle Part

If you want a sleek, mid-length look, use a soft face frame and blunt ends. This chic haircut is ideal for women with finer or thin hair textures. A medium haircut is good because it gives hair a bit of volume and makes it look dense. Be sure to invest in a soft volumizing product like R & Co.’s Chiffon styling foam.

Classic medium curls for square faced women

#2 Classic Curls

Classic curls look stunning on square-shaped faces and a carefully chosen haircut. Square faces look best with well-rounded layers, added texture, and soft curls.

Medium choppy wavy cut for ladies with square-shaped faces

#3 Medium Choppy Wavy Cut

A medium choppy wavy cut adds volume to your hair and smooths out your facial lines. The fringe also helps to give smoothness and delicacy to the face.

Mid-Length Razor Cut with Long Bangs and Short Layers for Square Faces

#4 Mid-Length Razor Cut with Long Bangs and Short Layers

This is a modern take on a classic look and a mid-length cut. We’ll refer to it as a mid-length razor cut with long bangs that suit both sides of the face. What’s great about it is it also works perfectly on any natural texture of a thicker hair type. The length will work on almost any female. Remember that if your hair texture is finer, the razor can be aggressive on your delicate locks, so it’s better to use shears.

Chic mid-length shag for square faced women

#5 Chic Mid-Length Shag

A chic mid-length shag is a stunning haircut for square-shaped faces. Textured layers, middle part, and side-swept bangs perfectly offset the squareness and can slim your face beautifully.

Warm Honey Balayage on Side-Parted Mid-Length Hair for Square Face Shapes

#6 Warm Honey Balayage on Side-Parted Mid-Length Hair

This Olivia Wilde-inspired warm honey balayage on mid-length hair shows off the movement of the color flow and defines the different dimensions and depths within the hair. This trendy haircut for square face shapes is easily customizable. I used Amika Wizard to add a nice healthy shine to the blow dry, then finished the style with loose waves curled with an Amika 1 1/2-inch Chameleon wand. We added Puff Me at the root for a slight lift, then finished with the Amika Texture Spray for the waves.

Simple Medium-Length Hair for a Square Face

#7 Simple Medium-Length Hair

This medium-length hair for a square face gives her the bounce and versatility you would find in a shorter style, and the length in the front gives the illusion of a longer mid-length cut. It’s the best of both worlds. This look is ideal for women who are okay with spending a little extra time styling. The hairstyle is simplistic, but you can use heat styling and products!

Shaggy messy lob for square faces

#8 Shaggy Messy Lob with Choppy Fringe

A shaggy messy lob for square faces is a good option, as it balances the features. Long, chin-length models are also good for highlighting the look of your square cheeks.

Effortless medium-length updo for square face

#9 Effortless Medium-Length Up-do

Ladies with square-shaped faces can easily rock an effortless up-do if styled correctly. Soft, side-swept bangs create the illusion of a slimmer face shape, which is why they are perfect for square face shapes.

Medium messy layered hairstyle to flatter square face shapes

#10 Messy Layered S Curve Haircut

Textured layers are ideal for medium-length, messy hairstyles as they flatter square faces. Layered haircuts slim the neck and create height and volume in the crown.

Soft Lived-In Curls for Shoulder-Length Hair and Square Faces

#11 Soft Lived-In Curls for Shoulder-Length Hair

These mid-length soft, lived-in curls a la Angelina Jolie accentuate the hair’s energy, allowing the light to radiate. I start each lady off with 21 Benefits by Pureology. This product adds shine, controls frizz, and provides heat protection. Then I add MoroccanOil Volumizing Mousse for flexible hold with movement.

Peach Ombre with a Deep Side Part for Women with Square Faces

#12 Peach Ombre with a Deep Side Part

This mid-length style is a deep side part for women with square faces. I love adding a texture product to dirty up the hair and give it a fun, messy texture. The Kevin Murphy Bedroom. Hair spray is one of my favorites. This deep side-parted medium hairstyle with magenta to peach ombre will work well on fine hair.

Smooth shoulder length hairstyle square faces
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#13: Straight Shoulder-Length Hair with Side Part

Jazz up a medium hairstyle with bangs for your square face, then add a shade of brown to flatter your fair skin tone. The length where it hits the collarbone is perfect for having that versatile haircut. This straight medium-length hairstyle is easy to style and fun to wear!

#14: Phoenix-Inspired Mid-Length Curls

The phoenix-inspired mid-length curls, with their vibrant and captivating allure, are a fabulous choice for women with square faces. This hairstyle, which is a classic curly style, features bouncy curls that express charm and vitality. It also softens angular facial structures. The key to achieving this look is to keep the curls long enough so they don’t appear too short and compact. To style, start with damp hair and apply a volumizing mousse to enhance volume and create defined curls. Gently scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel to remove excess moisture and reduce frizz. For added volume, you can use a pick to lightly fluff the roots.

#15: Medium-to-Long Straight Hair with a Deep Side Part

Adding layers to your hair creates volume and texture, resulting in a fuller, more dynamic appearance. Keeping hair length intact is important for maintaining the straightness of your hair. To style, start with damp hair and apply a volumizing mousse evenly from roots to ends. Then, add volume and smoothness by using a round brush during blow-drying. Finish off your hair styling with a light hairspray to ensure long-lasting style.

Shoulder-Length Red Lob
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#16: Shoulder-Length Red Lob

Once you visit your hair stylist, consider this shoulder-length red lob. It’s a versatile and flattering haircut that suits many hair textures and face shapes. A lob, short for ‘long bob’, falls just above the shoulders. It creates a chic and modern look. The length of the cut is easy to manage, making it a preferred choice for busy women. The vibrant red color gives the hairstyle a bold touch and enhances its overall appearance. No matter if your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, the shoulder-length red lob can match your personal style.

#17: Subtle Curtain Fringe on Mid-Length Brown Hair

A subtle curtain fringe can be the perfect solution for women with square faces who want to soften their features. This hairstyle is best on mid-length, brown hair. This haircut adds femininity and frames the face beautifully. The fringe isn’t too heavy, blending seamlessly with the rest of the hair. Maintaining the appearance of longer hair is important to avoid any unwanted shrinkage. Starting with wet hair and applying a volumizing mousse is one of the best ways to style this look. This will create texture and separation. Gently scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel to remove any excess moisture without causing frizz, then use a diffuser to dry.

Barbie Blonde Mid-Length Blowout for Square Faces
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#18: Barbie Blonde Mid-Length Blowout

A mid-length blowout haircut suits square faces. It gives a glamorous, feminine look like a Barbie doll with blonde hair. The soft layers in this hairstyle add movement and volume, creating a flattering and balanced shape. The haircut’s length maintains the face’s natural square shape. It avoids highlighting the face’s sharp angles. To achieve this style, apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair. Focus on the roots for added lift and body. Use a round brush while blow-drying to create smoothness and shine. Use a large barrel curling iron after blow-drying. It adds more movement to your hair. Always finish with a light hairspray for hold and touchable texture.

Medium Hawaiian Blowout Hairstyle for Square Faces
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#19: Hawaiian Blowout Hairstyle

This medium Hawaiian hairstyle is a fabulous choice for women with square faces. The haircut’s length and texture work together to give a soft shape, suiting square faces. Additionally, the blowout technique generates volume and motion in the hair. The process starts with damp hair a volumizing mousse enhances body and texture. While drying the hair with the diffuser, ensure to scrunch the hair progressively to encourage waves and curls. Finish by using a pick to lift the roots for more volume.

#20: Mid-Length Grey Layers

If you love cool-toned hairstyles and have a square jaw, opt for mid-length grey layers. This flattering cut will help balance out the angular parts of your face, while the color will compliment your eyes.

#21: Middle Part Blowout

For square-faced women seeking a flattering and versatile hairstyle, a mid-length brunette blowout is a superb pick. This hairstyle emphasizes the natural beauty of square faces, adding volume and movement. Request additional hair length at the back to soften the face angles, creating a more harmonized and feminine look. Ensure your hair is freshly washed and conditioned at the outset of the preparation. First, use heat protection spray, a round brush, and a blow dryer to add body and smooth your hair. Round off your style with a light hairspray to keep it in place all day.

#22: Ash White Mid-Length Crop

Here’s an ashy white mid-length crop. If you are angular or square-shaped in the face, try an off-center part to balance your face with some asymmetry. This allows softening of harsh edges for a more feminine look. Be aware of too much width around the jaw with layering, as this will cause a widening of the face. Layering below the neck and collarbone will be much more pleasing to the eye.

Chic Shag for Medium-Length Thin Hair and Square Faces
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#23: Chic Shag for Thin Hair

Elevate your style with the chic shag for thin hair, the perfect choice if your hair is thinner. This hairstyle combines the trendy appeal of a shag cut with added volume and texture. The shag layers add volume and movement, creating an illusion of thicker locks. For styling, apply a volumizing mousse to add body. Use a texturizing spray to enhance the layers. It helps achieve a textured and tousled finish that has effortless coolness.

#24: Chestnut Brown with a Middle Part and Curtain Fringe

A mid-length cut in chestnut brown with a middle part is a great option. This hairstyle frames the face perfectly and highlights the cheekbones. It also softens the jawline. If you can, keep the length around the collarbone area to avoid adding width to a square face shape. Ask about wearing a middle part, which helps create symmetry and balance. To style, apply a heat-protecting serum on damp hair and then blow-dry using a round brush to create volume. Finish with a light hairspray for hold without the stiffness.

Ash Blonde Balayage Lob for Square Faces and for women with no bangs
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#25: Ash Blonde Balayage Lob

Here’s a fresh take on the classic lob. This ash-blonde balayage lob is perfect for women who prefer hairstyles without bangs. The balayage technique creates a soft, sun-kissed effect on the longer layers. And the shorter layers in the back provide volume and texture. This cut is versatile, which is an advantage. Wear it straight for a sleek and sophisticated look, or add some waves for a beachy vibe. Style this cut with a texturizing spray to enhance the layers and add movement.

Medium Face-Framing Layers for Fine Hair and Square Faces
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#26: Face-Framing Layers for Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, try adding face-framing layers. This will give the illusion of fullness. Avoid layering too much throughout the rest of your hair. This will help to reduce the risk of taking out too much natural density.

#27: Modern Next-Day Hair

This look is modern, mid-length, next-day hair. My favorite thing about it is all the texture and detail in the cut. The whole cut was done on dry hair, making it easy to go in with heavy point cutting to get those seamless internal layers.

#28: Medium-Length Lob for a Large Forehead

This medium-layered haircut for a square face and larger forehead is super low-maintenance. Long bobs are great because they are shorter and more playful, yet you can still wear a low braid or ponytail. As hairstylists, we always try to be one step ahead of our clients to revamp their hair. Always have a thorough consultation with a game plan, so you know what to achieve in a customized look for each woman’s face shape and lifestyle.

#29: Mid-Length Blonde Blowout

Your mid-length blonde blowout is perfect for any occasion. One of the best ways I like to create this look is by using a large round brush to dry the hair and then finishing with a 1-inch barrel curling iron. If you want this look to last all day, apply a volume mousse, such as Full Frame by Redken, then finish with hairspray.

Layered Long Bob for Square Face Shapes
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#30: Layered Long Bob

A layered long bob is great for a woman with a square face shape. When wearing your hair shorter, it’s a good idea to add face-framing layers. Also, ask for a blunt cut to create fullness. I advise using a volume mousse and a round brush to create this look. Then blow dry and finish with a large curl.

#31: Perfect Burgundy Brunette Curled Ends

Check out these perfect curled ends if you want to change your hair color but keep it subtle. At first glance, one may see a full head of dark hair. However, they will see a beautiful natural root that blends into burgundy. Perfect for the office or a night out on the town.

Mid-Length Hair with Blonde Balayage for Square Faces
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#32: Mid-Length Hair with Blonde Balayage

If you’re looking to soften your more square-shaped face, the number one thing you want to do is add curvature. The ends of textured layers around the face curve inward toward the face. This softens your jawline. If you don’t like too many layers, you can also try a brighter money piece. The lighter color will brighten and smooth contour areas.

#33: Medium Shag with Choppy Bangs

A medium shag with bangs is a great style for square face shapes. The layers help to soften a sharp jawline, while the choppy bangs draw attention to the eyes. When considering length, stay around medium length for a more flattering look. Avoid having the length hit at the jaw, which can accentuate and add width.

Mid-Length Modern Long Layers for Square Faces
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#34: Modern Long Layers

Consider modern long layers on medium-length hair. The most effective way to soften a square face is to cut soft-moving layers around your face and jaw. It will give the appearance of a more balanced facial structure. Talk to your hairstylist and see if long layers will work for you.

Medium Chestnut Thick Hairstyle for Square Faces
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#35: Chestnut Layers for Thick Hair

Thick-haired styles can vary from long and cascading or short and textured. Consider which style you’d want to keep long-term. Or, pair it with fresh colors, like medium chestnut, during your next salon visit.

#36: Straight Auburn Mid-Length Cut

This zig-zag part looks incredible on straight hair. The way it makes the hair fall down along the face will soften up your bone structure.

#37: Medium-Length Curly Hair

Medium-length curly hairstyles are the perfect decision for women with thicker hair. If you want a fuller look, adding some short layers is highly recommended. Adding layers to curly hair is a great way to prevent your hair from getting heavy and straightening out!

Textured Long Bob with Waves for Square Faces
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#38: Textured Long Bob with Waves

A textured long bob is an effortless style. Its trendiness and undone, wavy finish will look great with any outfit or event you wear it to. Ask your stylist for as much texture and razor cutting as possible. A lob is an ideal length for many women as it’s versatile for styling.

#39: Wispy Bangs on Mid-Length Hair

Wispy bangs on medium-length hair work for many face shapes and hair textures. Wispy bangs can help frame a face and give it the desired shape, but they can also minimize a large forehead or extend a short one. Overall wispy bangs are extremely versatile for almost any haircut or face shape. Bangs require more styling, so if a wash-and-wear style is your go-to, bangs may not be ideal for you.

#40: Blonde Curls Above the Shoulders

Curls above the shoulders are a great length to reduce heaviness while still offering versatility for styling. Adding layers and shorter face-framing gives the cut a more round and balanced shape. If you have a tighter curl pattern, asking for a dry cut might benefit your overall results.

#41: Textured Lob Haircut with Beach Waves

Remove some length from your long hair and choose a textured long bob to complement your square face shape. The layers create a face-framing effect that also helps to soften a strong jawline and other facial features. When matched with beach waves, this square layer haircut looks similar to Keira Knightley’s iconic tousled lob for square faces and can draw attention.

#42: Heavily Layered Cut for Thick Hair

Ladies with thick hair should always ask for a layered cut. Layers are important for thick hairstyles as they help your locks lay where you want them to when you want them to. Layers will also help to remove weight from your hair, making dry time and style time a little quicker.

Sandra Bullock's sleek hair on a medium-length cut
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#43: Sleek Hair on a Medium-Length Cut

For ladies with square faces looking to slim their jaw, sleek hair with textured layers is the perfect way to slim your face and neck. Added fringe or face-framing bangs will be your best friend!

Seamless Layers for Mid-Length Hair
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#44: Seamless Layers for Mid-Length Hair

This mid-length shape with seamless layers looks great with soft waves. They add body and movement to your hair. I love this shape because it has movement without the appearance of a lot of layers. This haircut is great for women who want to venture into a new style with little commitment to upkeep. Medium-length layered haircuts are easy to style and can be easily put up if needed.

Textured Collarbone-Length Blunt Lob Hairstyle
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#45: Textured Collarbone-Length Blunt Lob Hairstyle

This look is a textured lob for a square face. My favorite thing about this look is how you can still have the clean, blunt ends with all of the texture happening on the surface. This medium wavy cut makes a flattering hairstyle and can go either way. You can put in some light styling cream or mousse and let the hair air dry for an effortless look, or style it for more body and texture. This look can work for women with thick or thinner hair if texturized correctly. Overall, this cut can be worn by anyone with simple adjustments to the length and amount of texture!

Lived-In Medium Hair for a Sharp Jawline
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#46: Lived-In Medium Hair for a Sharp Jawline

This lived-in hair on a medium-length haircut is a style to complement the face but accentuates the jaw, cheeks, and eyes. Instead of taking sections and curling one in toward the face and the other section away, I take full horizontal sections toward the face to accentuate the jaw. It softens that area just right. The next horizontal section would go away from the face, beginning to form our “next day” shape and showing off those cheekbones. I continue the toward/away horizontal sections until the bangs area. I like for the fringe to all go away from the face to ensure we open up those eyes.

Razored mid-length hair with bangs
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#47: Razored Mid-Length Hair with Bangs

A razored mid-length haircut with bangs is stunning on square-shaped faces, creating volume and evenness all around. The layered, tousled waves create a texture perfect for fine hair.

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#48: Perfect Medium Length Hair for Killer Cheekbones

The perfect medium-length hair for killer cheekbones is attainable only when various layers are incorporated into it, starting from the cheekbones and tapering below. Ladies with square-shaped faces will want to avoid haircuts with sharp, blunt ends and opt for a softer, more layered style.

#49: Copper Curls for Shoulder Length Hair

Cooper curls for shoulder-length hair are a beautiful cut for a curly hairstyle on square faces. Get layers starting around the cheeks to soften your features. Curly bangs help frame the face with no harsh lines.

Textured side swept bangs for square faces
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#50: Textured Side Swept Bangs

Girls with a square face shape need a textured haircut with side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs tend to be shorter than regular bangs with more texture and cut at more of an angle.

#51: Medium Layered Cut with Side Swept Bangs

A medium layered cut with side-swept bangs is versatile and looks phenomenal on all ages but requires tousled, voluminous waves. A medium hairstyle for a square face coupled with side-swept bangs is the winning combination. They frame your face, showing off their best features.

#52: Shoulder-Length Wavy Hair

Shoulder-length wavy hair is a stunning length to balance out a square face. The length is long enough to pass the sides of the cheeks, giving a slimming effect to the face. The waves create an in-and-out “S” shape, giving any sharper-shaped face a softer feel.

Mid-length bob cut and square face
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#53: Mid Length Bob Cut

The mid-length bob haircut is gorgeous on square faces as long as they are layered. Avoiding sharp, blunt bobs that hit right at your linear jawline is essential as it would only accentuate the square shape of the face.

Square-shaped faces can sometimes look or feel overly angular and harsh. Wide foreheads and chins are balanced but tend to create overly exaggerated lines. The best medium-length haircuts for square faces soften your chiseled cheeks or jawline with strategically placed layers, bangs, and texture.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of flattering medium hairstyles and haircuts for square faces.