Sometimes it’s hard to find new hairstyles for square faces, but no worries, we’ve done the hard work for you. From short to medium to long, bold to subtle, one of these popular hairstyles for square faces will inspire you to make a change with your hair this season!
How to tell if you have a square face shape:
Take a look in the mirror or at a picture of yourself and look closely at your jawline. Square face shapes have a more angular jawline and a straighter chin. Finding the perfect cut for square faces requires some experimenting. Consult with your stylist to help you identify some of your most ideal options.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the best hairstyles for square faces.
Short Stacked Bob
One of the best short hairstyles for square faces is the stacked bob, as it will make your face appear to have more of an angle and shaper lines. To spice up your style, add highlights to your natural color.
Medium-Length Haircut with Side Bangs
A medium-length haircut with side bangs adds a dash of seductiveness to contour a face. To create an illusion of an oval face shape, aim the length of the bangs to sit around the cheekbone area. This will create a perfectly square face haircut. A mid-length chop is also versatile, ideal for a busy lifestyle.
Medium-Length Style for Curly Hair
You can do pretty much anything with your curls if you have a sharply angled face since the curls already provide you the softness and movement that can balance your look. Try a center part if you’re confident to show off this flawless haircut for square faces.
Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves for Fine, Asian Hair
A collarbone cut with soft waves for fine, Asian hair appears classic and pretty. Thanks to the layers, it makes the best haircut for a square face. The movement softens the jawline and draws attention to the cheekbones.
Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves
“For this collarbone cut with soft waves, face shape plays an important role,” states salon owner and stylist Kane Bowen of Seattle, WA. “A blunt bob on a woman with a very strong jawline can often look too boxy. So go with a mid-length lob and dry cut for visual texture and movement. Then style it with subtle beachy waves,” he explains.
Bowen says this collarbone cut is quite versatile for those with fine to medium hair. “Finish the wavy style with a texture spray to increase volume and separation,” he adds.
Long Layers on a Side Parted Lob with Babylights
This lob haircut with long layers and subtle babylights adds a touch of dimension, as well as some brightness around the squared face. It was created by independent hairstylist Nicole Selph of Sarasota, FL. “I love this long bob because it can look great on virtually anyone and has an effortless, natural feel.”
“The great thing about this length is that there is so much versatility with it,” says Selph. “Multiple hair textures can be worn, whether you want a sleek look or to put some wave in it as well, and it’s still long enough to pull up if you choose to. The babylights are also a great addition to brighten up your square face and add a bit of interest to the overall look.”
Lob Cut for Square Faces
Try a smoldering lob cut to add height and slim down a wider face. A common belief is shorter cuts tend to widen the face, however, it’s about the shape that’s added to the style. A deep part to a shoulder-skimming length gives height to a square face. This long tousled bob elongates the appearance of the face shape.
Stylish Pixie Cut
Here’s a stylish pixie cut matched with a diamond blonde hue for square-faced women. This hair trend is the epitome of elegance and boldness. It’s ideal for confident ladies who don’t mind exposing their neck and shoulders. Another good feature of this pixie cut is how easy it is to style.
Cute Short Hair
Rocking cute short hair can be done with any face shape—it’s just getting the balance right! Short hair for square faces is about getting the length to sit under the chin to skim the sides of the face. Adding a little shape just past the cheekbones elevates the style to a super chic one.
Deep Side Part for Long Hair
A deep side part for long hair on a square face is always a great choice. That’s the style that gives the mane volume on the roots. Jazzing it up with long waves can soften and complement a square facial structure. Try painting the tresses with a beige blonde shade for a much glamour edge.
Short Bob for Women Over 60 with a Square Face
The side-parted short bob for women over 60 with fine hair suits a square face shape the best. It opens the face and draws attention to the cheekbones instead. An ideal short hairstyle for women over 60 is something textured. That makes the tresses appear fuller and better.
Edgy Angled Bob with Bangs
An edgy angled bob shoulder-length haircut plus choppy side bangs are what you all need when you have square shaped face. Golden hair color suits perfectly to ladies with fair skin. What’s crazy about this is that it gives a spotlight to your collarbone, too.
Tousled Medium Layers with Bangs
A few tousled medium layers make another lovely hairstyle for square faces. Enhancing the movement of the hair with waves covers the wider shape of the face. This haircut with textured layers also offers a fringe to help elongate a square face shape.
Mid Length Cut with Blunt Bangs for a Square Face
Ask for a mid-length cut with blunt bangs to add balance to face symmetry. Bangs skimming the eyebrows can make your face look longer when you have a smaller forehead. Keep the softness within the mid-lengths, creating a trendy hairstyle for square faces.
Medium Hairstyle with a Middle Part
This medium hairstyle with a middle part is ideal for all face shapes, especially square-shaped faces says Susie Kim, a cutting instructor at the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA.
“This look is made for the woman who wishes to have a little texture in their hair and doesn’t like to add heat to her hair,” explains Kim. “Think of how amazing your hair texture gets after a day at the beach. A couple of pumps of little sea salt spray on damp hair, scrunch, and go!”
Layered Bob with Full Fringe
Fringed bangs work wonders on a layered hairstyle for a square face because it hides the width of the forehead. Layers on shoulder-length hair create a nice bounce that softens harsh face features.
Shoulder Length Wavy Hair
This shoulder-length wavy hair was created by hairstylist Megan Wageman of Walnut Creek, CA.
“This is a great haircut for a square face because the layers of the cut provide body and texture while the angle of the fringe softens the corners of a square face,” says Wageman.
To recreate this style, she recommends using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron along with a heat protecting styling spray. “Finish with a texture such as Dry Texture Spray by Oribe after gently running your fingers through the waves to break them up. The bangs start from the top of the head and move forward and to the side with a sweep. When styling these bangs, it’s important to have them cut with enough weight removed so they are not too blunt,” she explains.
Hairstyles for women with square faces like this can be versatile in terms of lifestyle. It can be professional and neat, but also a sexy and disheveled look depending on how much roughing of the waves is done when finishing the style. It can also be more sexy and disheveled for second-day hair.
Face-Framing Long Layers for Square Faces
Those face-framing, long layers are a trendsetter! Looking sophisticated, this is a long hairstyle for a square face shape. The wavy layers around the face are what softens the sharp jawline. It’s cute no matter where it is parted like centered, off-centered or side-parted.
These face-framing long layers for square faces have lots of internal texture. The cut and style were handcrafted by dry cut specialist Yuki of Beverly Hills, CA.
“It was dry cut and styled with a 1.5 inch curling iron. Dry texturizing spray by Milbon was used to finish,” Yuki explained. “These face-framing layers work for women who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair. It’s also for women who have natural long hair and want to keep the length but has no movement. ”
Flattering Graduated Bob
This flattering graduated bob was created by hairstylist Bailey of Boynton Beach, FL. “It has a light and low stack in the back to remove weight and the side layering becomes longer with the length toward the front. I did some dry texturizing with thinning shears within the interior to further collapse the shape and add movement,” she explains.
This cut and style are for a woman with a square face shape who wants a structured look. It does require maintenance approximately every six weeks.
“This look is not for low-maintenance women,” says Bailey. “Graduated bobs are for women who are willing to heat style, use products, and consistently reshape on schedule.”
Modern 60s Shag Cut
The modern ’60s shag cut has face-hugging layers on point for a square face shape. With square faces, it’s ideal to slim down the cheek to jaw area. So, add movement with layers to trim the face in all the right places. Allow the hair to air dry after scrunching in a foam mouse for added texture, too!
Free Flowing Long Hair with Long Bangs
Free-flowing long hair with long bangs is another perfect match for a square face shape. Achieve the style by adding long layers, which flow from the long curtain bangs to shape the face all the way down. This doesn’t only slim a wider face but enhances an elegant style to the tresses.
Modern Shag with Side Swept Bangs
This modern shag with side-swept bangs has a structure that suits the square face shape. Layers and waves provide a natural-looking movement, which softens a strong jawline. If styled with a little texture, this shag cut looks super cute without even trying.
A-Line Bob for Straight Hair and Square Faces
An A-line bob for straight hair creates effortless volume. This is an ideal haircut for a square shaped face. The illusion of thickness makes the face seems slimmer. The cut’s perimeter can even soften a sharp jawline!
Modern, Lived-In Shag for a Square Jaw
A modern, lived-in shag for a square jaw will skim the face to soften any angular areas. A classic center part and added texture from soft layering will add width to your lengths. It keeps an overall balance in your locks to ensure you have the perfect square face shape haircut.