25 Best Hairstyles Square Faces in 2018

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

Stylish Pixie Cut

Stylish Pixie Cut
Instagram @hairbyamyelaine

Short Stacked Bob

Short stacked bob on a square face
Instagram @klynstylist83

Short hairstyles like this classic 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!

Shoulder Length with Side Bangs

Shoulder length cut with side bangs for a square f
Instagram @racheletom

Rectangular faces benefit the most from side bangs as they soften the edges of your face. Plus, a shoulder-length cut provides just enough volume.

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.

LOB Cut

Blonde wavy lob cut for a square face
Instagram @jaclynpagebeauty

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.

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 haircut 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 along with some face frames and 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

Blonde bob for women over 60 with a square face
Instagram @samsmithstyle

Q&A with style creator, Sam Smith
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist @ Verde Salon in Collingswood, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is fully customized to the client. The face framing texture makes the cut accent her square face shape. The dimension in her color gives the cut more depth, visualizing more movement overall in the style.

I love the maintenance and versatility of this look. The combination of cut and color allows my client to easily replicate her salon experience at home between visits. She can blow dry her hair with the best tools ever, her hands. If desired, styling can be finished with either a round brush and dryer or a styling iron.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Use the necessary styling products needed. Whether the style of the day is a more natural ‘lived-in’ look, or a sleek and polished look, the appropriate product is a must. The products I used for this particular look were a volume foam on damp hair and a smoothing serum when dry.

Textured Updo

Q&A with style creator, Marina Vagin
Independent Artist in Spokane, WA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a perfect choice for women who have shoulder length hair. The hair movement mimics a French braid but looks more intricate and elegant.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle will work for any hair color but will look more complementary to women with dark hair. It will work for any face shape but for women with a rounder face, I’d recommend releasing more hair strands around the face to frame it more. The best way to achieve this look is to use a crimping iron to first add volume to the hair and then curl it on a 1-1.5 inch curling iron.

Edgy Angled Bob

Q&A with style creator, Lindsey Hiles
Hairstylist @ Metamorphosis Organic Salon in Pittsburgh, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look has an edgy, undone, cool girl vibe. I love that the color is unique but wearable, and the cut has a style without having to do much work. It’s also a great cut for pretty much any hair density or face shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This silvery blonde is a difficult color to achieve on hair that isn’t already light. It can take a few sessions. It also requires upkeep. I always recommend using a purple or blue shampoo at home. As far as styling goes, a quick turn with a flat iron on random pieces gives it a beachy wavy look, and I finished it off with a texturizing spray.

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.

Bardot-Inspired Layers with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Austin Vansouphet
Hairstylist @ Mosaic Salon East in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a very layered and textured medium length cut. This blowout definitely has tons of volume packed in! It is very reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot, which was my inspiration for this look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for clients wanting to have a look like this is that you’re definitely going to have to make time in the morning to style your hair. Invest in good volumizing styling products like a good round brush, and I love using Velcro rollers to really get volume in the hair.

I think this style suits all women with every face shape. The face-framing gives enough to complement any face shape and the volume diffuses anything you’re wanting to hide.

Platinum Blonde Babylights

Full Head of Babylights hairstyle
Instagram @zacharytaylor26

Q&A with style creator, Zach Taylor
Stylist / Colorist / Extension Artist @ Govero Salons in Des Peres, MO


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a full head of icy blonde or platinum blonde babylights. It was all foil work, full foil and I used a toner.

I love this blonde because balayage has become the new huge thing, but babylights are starting to become the new trend as well. You can lift higher and faster using foils, which is key to achieving white/icy tones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Everyone’s first concern is the upkeep. Icy blondes are usually one of the most high maintenance colors. Getting to an icy blonde can be challenging, especially if your hair is dark. For someone with a natural medium brown to blonde color, this is more realistic to achieve.

When styling, ALWAYS use a heat protectant. Getting regular trims will help keep the hair in a healthy condition, especially after the lifting process. Sleek or curled icy blondes always look good. People definitely notice more bold tones and colors on people, so you will stand out. That’s a good thing!

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.

Auburn Color with Layers

Natural With a Punch hairstyle
Instagram @toomanymelanies

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Neal
Master Stylist / Advanced Color Educator @ Luxelab Salon in Santa Monica, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would say this color is natural with a punch. This client has natural level 6 hair (light brown) with about 25% grey concentrated through the front and top of her hair. I used L’Oreal INOA, which is a non-ammonia permanent color, for her roots, and then an ammonia-free toner (also called a gloss or a glaze) on her ends to give her hair a bit of brightness and silky shine.

My favorite thing about this color is how natural it looks. Often people fear red because colorists tend to go overboard and leave their clients with too-bright coppers or firey reds that look fake. I find that keeping the red and copper tones more subtle and actually adding golden undertones keeps my gingers looking totally natural. In addition, using demi-permanent color to brighten up the ends rather than permanent color helps keep the natural highs and lows for a more dimensional color.

As for the haircut, she has lots of hair, so keeping her overall length below the collarbone and maintaining more length in the front allows for a softer, slimmer look. In addition, adding long layers that match the shape of the length (shorter in the back and longer in the front) gives her look some soft movement without getting too shaggy or wide.

With a wider face, you typically want a cut that elongates. A slimmer cut with longer layers will draw the eye up and down vertically, leaving your face looking visually slimmer and longer. Additionally, adding soft and shorter face-framing layers around her face opens her up at the cheekbones to create the illusion of higher cheekbones and a slimmer jawline.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My philosophy on face shape as it relates to haircuts is less cut and dry. I think if you can rock it, you can wear it. Confidence is big! Find a cut and color that makes you feel great. That being said, you also need to understand your natural limitations. Recognize what your hair can and cannot do, as well as what you are willing to do to maintain your hair. If you’re not going to grab a curling iron every day, then don’t get a haircut that requires a lot of iron work.

If you’re rocking a ginger color, color-safe shampoo and conditioner are a must. I recommend Shu Uemura Color Lustre Shampoo and Conditioner for shiny, long-lasting color. If you are an every day shampooer, expect your color to fade much quicker than your once or twice a week washers. If you’re a greasy girl, try dry shampoo to give you an extra day. My favorite is Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. I’ll even spray dry shampoo on my freshly washed and blow-dried roots to start the oil absorption right away.

For this particular cut, the weight and length of the cut will help keep the daily maintenance low. If your hair is naturally frizz-free, you can get away with a wash and go routine. Simply use some lightweight oil like Shu Uemura Essence Absolute or a protective spray like Shu Uemura Wonder Worker through the ends to keep your hair smooth, shiny, and protected from the elements.

However, if you have some frizz or more wave than you want, I recommend a quick blow dry to get it smooth. For this, you definitely want a good heat protector. My favorite is the Kerastase Nectar Thermique because it protects up to 450 degrees, adds moisture, and also has UV protection which is another plus for your gingers.

For the beachy waves, grab your big curling iron or wand and think down rather than out. You want to grab fairly large sections (about two inches wide) and wrap the hair around the iron vertically, keeping it close to the head. Hold it just long enough for the hair to be hot to the touch and release. When the hair is hot it is still moldable, pull the ends down to loosen the wave if you feel it’s too curly. For a finishing touch, spray some texture spray like Shu Uemura’s Texture Wave throughout the hair and scrunch for some texture and separation.

Soft Angle & Blended Blonde Layers

Q&A with style creator, Jennie Georgiades
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Headliners, Inc Salon and Spa in Tolland, CT


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as polished but still soft. There are long, blended layers with face-framing and a long side-swept fringe.

My favorite thing about this look is all of the styling options! Wear it up or down, curly or straight.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is best for medium to thick hair. This client has wavy hair that is blown out straight with Pillow Proof from Redken to cut down dry time and protect from heat styling. I also added a smoothing cream to give shine and softness. The hair has to be blown out for this exact look.

I recommend this softly angled cut for any face because the angles can be customized to suit you.

Fresh Layered Bob

Fresh & Versatile hairstyle
Instagram @rachstylz

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Hatcher
Hairstylist / Colorist @ City Salon Suites in Frisco, TX


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as fresh and versatile. It is a practical cut and style that is very doable for someone with an on-the-go lifestyle.

What I love most is that she has multiple options for how this cut can be styled. Pictured is a style that can move and go through the day looking polished, but it also has movement for a super fun flare. For a completely different look, she could add some waves using either a curling iron or wand. This wave paired with the added texture in this cut will create a more flirty feel, allowing a fun shift in the look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If someone was considering this look, I would first talk to them about their lifestyle and daily hairstyling routine. Do they like to take the time, as well as use the appropriate products, to achieve their desired style for the day or are they a wash and go kind of girl?

The pictured style was achieved by smoothing some unruly wave in the back and using a round brush to create volume through the top layers. I feel that using finishing products can be one of the most important ways to achieve that end result. My favorite go-to finisher is Rule Breaker by Color Proof. The creamy texture adds the perfect amount of control and separation that gives a polished feel but still allows movement.

If you are willing to put a little time into styling your hair, then you certainly could pull off this super fun textured bob.

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.

Long Layers with Face Frame

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.