23 Best Hairstyles for Square Faces

Popular hairstyles for square faces

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

How to tell if you have square face shape:

Take a look in the mirror or a picture of yourself and look closely at your jawline. With with square face shapes have a more angular jawline and a straighter chin. Finding the best haircut for this facial shape requires some experimenting. Consult with your stylist to help you identify some of your top pics below!

Short Stacked Bob

Short stacked bob on a square face
Instagram @klynstylist83

Classic short hairstyles like this stacked bob would even out the angles of your face. Don’t worry about keeping your natural color on as there are always highlights to spice up your style!

Medium-Length Haircut with Side Bangs

Medium-Length Haircut with Side Bangs
Instagram @julia.dart

A duchess has arrived! Give off Kate Middleton vibes with this simple cut with a face-defining fringe. Style with beach spray and you’re ready to be royal.

Medium-Length for Curly Hair

Medium-length cut for curly hair that suits a square face
Instagram @lynn.styless

You can do pretty much anything with your curls if you have an 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 your pretty and flawless face.

Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves

Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves
Instagram @kyytang

Q&A with style creator, Kylee Tangren
Hairstylist @ Wildflower Collective Salon in Las Vegas, NV

How would you describe this look?

I love that she cut off several inches of hair, which completely transformed how she looks. She also was ready for a change and you can just see that in her face! Her color is one of my favs because it’s meant for someone to be low-maintenance with. Her balayage should last her 6 months with a few toner appointments. Her haircut is also full of interior layers that will give her the textured styled with a nice grow out as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I will say to show off this type of balayage/haircut it’s all in the style. It will lay amazing straight, but it does take practice to style it in the soft beachy look at home. I love to teach all my clients how to achieve this style during their appointment so they can keep on styling how they love. A product is also a must. A few of my favorites at Texturiza from Unite and Sand Castle from R+Co!

Long Layers and Subtle Babylights

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Selph
Independent Hairstylist @ Selphness Hair Studio in Sarasota, FL

How would you describe this look?

This look is a lob haircut with long layers and some subtle babylights to add a touch of dimension, as well as some brightness around the face. I love this look because it can look great on virtually anyone and has an effortless, natural feel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The great thing about this length is that there is so much versatility with it. 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 face and add a bit of interest to the overall look. They really complement the haircut and layers, as well as keep the look very modern and on trend.


Showcase your beauty when you get a super trendy and popular LOB that everyone’s wanting right now for its versatility. You can do literally anything you want without the hassle of too much long hair and with the perks of having the ability to tie your hair in a ponytail.

Q&A with style creator, Jaclyn Page
Stylist @ Soleil 7 Salon in Tallahassee, FL

How would you describe this look?

This look is a fun summer chop. We wanted to create texture with a finer hair type while brightening up her face to create more of a glow for the season. The best part of this look is the blonde we chose against her skin tone and for her eye color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend it for more of a heart shaped face or oval face (as shorter cuts tend to widen the face). The soft bright buttery blonde is best against a warmer to neutral skin tone. This is a great look for younger women!

Stylish Pixie Cut

Q&A with style creator, Amy Elaine Ho
Hair Artist / Educator @ Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV

How would you describe this look?

This look is a textured pixie. I slightly disconnected the fringe area, and I love the styling versatility. If she wants to wear a fringe, she could pull the front forward and piece it out.

But in this photo, I styled it and pushed it off to show her beautiful face. To style this look, all she has to do is rough dry then piece out with a texture paste.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Clients wanting a pixie-like this should consider their hair type and texture. Not saying that if you have curly hair you can’t wear a pixie, because a lot of the time if you have wave and go this short, you actually lose your curl. It just depends on how curly you are or the density of your hair.

The best thing about a pixie is the ability to alter sections of the cut to fit almost any face shape. For instance, a client of mine wanted a pixie but had a longer forehead that she was self-conscious about. She also didn’t want to show her ears too much. Most people would say she shouldn’t go short with restrictions like that but I instead disconnected the front and sides and kept them longer then texturally connected it to have a seamless blend. It was beautiful!

To style this look, I normally use a small vent brush to create volume through the top and smooth or the ends. Then I use a texture paste (I love L’Oréal professional’s Architecture paste) to finish off the look.

Cute Short Hair for a Square Face

Cute Short Hair for a Square Face
Instagram @akurhairstyles

Q&A with style creator, Aku Raita
Hairstylist @ Q Hair in Helsinki, Finland

How would you describe this look?

This short cut needs a delicate feature with personal attitudes because the cut is sharp and the color is not ordinarily what you see every day in the streets.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is easy going, even if it needs attention to style. It’s light to blowdry with a hair gel, wax, or volume mousse.

It needs a personality to carry the color and the cut. You can make it sleek or you can build it up and rock whole day!

Deep Side Part for Long Hair

Deep side part for a square face
Instagram @rosadidmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Rosa Diaz
Hairstylist @ James Joseph Salon in Boston, MA

How would you describe this look?

This look was made to bring out her eyes and facial structure. She wanted to keep her hair long, so I gave her a long layered haircut with some side bangs for a little pop.

I love the tone of the highlights. She was going for a cool tone, but when doing cool tones you want to make sure you do not overdo it. You may easily wash the skin tone out, so it’s always good to be aware of the tones you are drawn too. In jewelry or even in clothing, you can get a sense of what kind of toner would fit beautifully in your lifestyle.

This tone made her eyes pop and brought her skin complexion out which was beautiful.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Discuss your lifestyle with your stylist and what you do for styling. Everyone is different especially when it comes to facial structure and hair texture. Always make sure to get a cut, color, and style that is going to suit your everyday lifestyle.

Short Bob for Women Over 60

Short Bob for Women Over 60
Instagram @monicadelarosa

Maintain your timeless beauty with this jaw-length hairstyle with baby bangs! It also looks great on any color, natural or otherwise.

Edgy Angled Bob

Edgy Angled Bob
Instagram @laurenhairmua

Stylist Lauren rounded out a chin-length cut for this gorgeous lady. Smooth tresses with a shorter cut at the back of the head flatters out a sharp jawline.

Tousled Long Layers

Tousled Long Layers hairstyle
Instagram @hair.blush

Q&A with style creator, Katie Lynn Sheridan
Master Stylist @ Hour Rose Salon in Brooklyn, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is a tousled, long layered cut! It’s weightless, takes little effort to style, and the sliced-in texture gives the hair life.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this is a great cut for a wash and go client who wants a hairstyle inside of the cut. This works perfectly for curly or straight hair, the layers are still long enough to work with putting it up, and it can be left to dry with some styling cream or would wave perfectly with an iron.

Mid-Length Cut with Blunt Bangs

Mid-Length Cut with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @kelsi_tea

Shoulder-length hair with straight-cut bangs goes for a high-level chic look. Square-shaped face is complemented with easy styling with a hair straightener.

Bohemian Meets Rocker Textured

Bohemian Meets Rocker hairstyle
Instagram @susieslayz

Q&A with style creator, Susie Kim
Cutting Instructor @ Sassoon Academy Santa Monica in Santa Monica, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would best describe this look as “effortless bohemian hair meets rocker flair”. My favorite part about this look is that the keyword, “effortless”, is what’s so great about this look!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is made for the client who wishes to have a little texture in their hair and doesn’t like to add heat to her hair. Think of how amazing your texture gets after a day at the beach. A couple pumps of little sea salt spray on damp hair, scrunch, and go!

These layers are cut just at the right length to create a natural texture. This cut can work on any texture of hair, keeping in mind that each texture will create something slightly different, especially curly hair. However, this shape of cut can fit just about any face shape, it just really depends where you want to establish the length to make it more suitable for each individual client.

Layered Bob with Full Fringe

Layered Bob with Full Fringe
Instagram @miamihairmel

Fringed bangs work wonders on square faces 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

Tousled Wave + Modern Fringe hairstyle
Instagram @hairbymeganw

Q&A with style creator, Megan Wageman
Hairstylist & Colorist @ Rare Byrd Salon in Walnut Creek, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a tousled romantic wave with a heavy modern fringe.

One of my favorite things about this look is how it is wearable for most face shapes. The layers of the cut provide body and texture while the angle of the fringe softens the corners of a square face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To recreate this style, I recommend 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 is important to have them cut with enough weight removed so they are not too blunt.

This hairstyle would work well for someone with medium to thick hair as the bangs really do take up much of the front half of her hair. The model has naturally straight hair, but someone with naturally wavy hair could also easily wear this look.

This is a hairstyle that 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

Long Layers with Face Frame hairstyle
Instagram @stylerosky

Q&A with style creator, Mark Sterosky
Stylist @ All Dolled Up in Brick Township, NJ

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as long layers with a face frame. My favorite thing about this type of look is the timeless style and the strong perimeter the cut has.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for this look is to invest in a good quality boar bristle round brush for the days you want to blow it out. Find a lightweight style cream to help control flyaways, but won’t make your hair too stiff or dry it out. I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Quick Slip or Davines MOMO Hair Potion.

Because you keep the length in this style, it gives you a lot of options to wear it up on the days you are not going to blow it out. We all have those days!

Flattering Graduated Bob

Q&A with style creator, Bailey
Hairstylist @ Pyure Salon in Boynton Beach, FL

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a graduated bob. 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.

My favorite thing about this look is its bold drama. It’s short and punchy, yet sleek and feminine.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and style is for a woman who wants a structured look. It’s artistic yet professional and commands attention. It does require maintenance approximately every six weeks.

I work for an Aveda lifestyle salon, so I only use Aveda products. For this look, I used the Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Cream on wet hair for heat styling protection and anti-humidity defense. Once dry, I added a single drop of Light Elements Smoothing Fluid to remove remaining flyaways.

This look is not for a low maintenance client. This look is for someone who is willing to heat style, use products, and consistently reshape on schedule.

Modern 60s Shag Cut

Q&A with style creator, Kristen Davenport
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ Salon Aurora in Knoxville, TN

How would you describe this look?

This is a very modern hairstyle with a 60s vibe to it. A long bob that falls just below the collarbone with beach wave curls is very popular in today’s time. The long wispy bangs (which were very popular in the 60s) give it a retro feel.

This is the perfect shade of blonde and my favorite thing about the look is the fact that the bangs are so versatile. They can be worn in the middle or pushed to either side.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The awesome thing about this hairstyle is that it isn’t limited to one specific face shape. Because of the long layers and versatile bangs, it can be styled several different ways which is great if you love changing up your look from day to day!

This look does require styling, however. I wouldn’t recommend this look for someone who isn’t willing to style their hair every day. That being said, styling doesn’t have to be difficult! With a barrel curling iron, a round brush for the bangs, and a little texturizing spray, you’re good to go!

Free Flowing with Long Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Yanée Laboy
Designer Stylist @ Jean Paul Salon in Latham, NY

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as free-flowing and full of body.

My favorite thing about this cut is the face-framing long fringe because it is the perfect touch to any layered cut. It helps accentuate different features of the face and makes for the perfect fringy ponytail.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Some advice I would give to a client considering the cut is to make sure their hair is thick enough to work with the layering. This cut looks best when blown out or curled. The perfect product for blow drying this cut is R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm.

Modern Shag with Side-Swept Bangs

Modern Shag with Side-Swept Fringe hairstyle
Instagram @ivoryloveshair

Q&A with style creator, Ivory
Stylist & Manager @ DramaticsNYC in Manhattan, NY

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a modern shag cut. I love how it looks current and classic at the same time. It highlights her best features and works with her naturally straight, heavy hair in a very effortless way.

The deep, side-swept fringe opens up her face and brings the focus to her cheekbones. The shorter length on top lets the hair move instead of laying heavily on the shoulders. I kept the hair on the sides by her jaw straight and without any angles or layering. Those straight panels of hair on each side mask the strong jawline.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This is a very effortless look was and go! Blow-dry upside down for the maximum volume, use a round brush for the front, and just a drop of serum on the ends.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut would be great for someone with a busy lifestyle, who has no extra time for styling their hair. I think it’s very suitable for a square face shape because it narrows it a bit.

A-Line Bob for Straight Hair

Classy With a Touch of Edge hairstyle
Instagram @haley_cosmo

Q&A with style creator, Haley Duane
Licensed Cosmetologist / Creative Stylist @ Lunatic Fringe Salon in Sharonville, OH

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look could be described so many ways! It’s classy and sassy with a touch of edge, and that’s what I absolutely love about it. It’s so versatile!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

As a Kerastase ambassador, I normally stick with all of their products. For wet styling, I use whatever needs the client has. For this client, I used our Nutritive Nectar Thermique for moisture and heat protection. For dry styling, I used VIP (volume in powder) to give body and texture!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is very versatile for all guests if you’re willing to style it! The ideal face shape would be either oval, round, or heart. It is also perfect for all lifestyles because it is quick to style and can still be worn up if needed.

Modern, Lived-In Shag for a Square Jaw

Modern, Lived-In Shag hairstyle
Instagram @katecoccole

Q&A with style creator, Kate Petrunich
Stylist @ Salon Coccolé in Lake Zurich, IL

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is my take on a modern shag. I love the messy, lived-in texture. It is also incredibly easy to style and can be worn straight or wavy. It looks beautiful either way!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I prep everyone’s hair with Eufora’s Nourish Fortifi Keratin Repair. This weightless product prevents breakage, keeping the hair strong and healthy. To air dry this haircut, Matte Waves Texture Lotion from Oribe works great. It has a medium hold that isn’t too heavy for fine hair and won’t dry out hair the way salt sprays do. It can also be used on dry hair to add texture and reshape waves.

When blow drying this style, spray Eufora’s Style Boost Root Lifting Spray directly on the roots for maximum volume. Once dry, finish with Dry Texturizing Spray from Oribe.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is great for anyone who is looking for an effortless, low maintenance style that they can air dry or tousle dry. The soft disconnected layers within the haircut create a lot of texture and movement, especially in fine hair.

This haircut can also be modified to work well on most all hair types. The piecey fringe draws attention to the eyes while the face-framing adds softness to the face.