43 Flattering Hairstyles 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 legwork for you. From short 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!

Short Stacked Bob

Short stacked bob on a square faceInstagram @klynstylist83

Shoulder Length with Side Bangs

Shoulder length cut with side bangs for a square fInstagram @mikaswigboutique

Medium-Length for Curly Hair

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

LOB Cut

Blonde wavy lob cut for a square faceInstagram @soleil7salons.and.spa

Cute Short Hair for a Square Face

Cute Short Hair for a Square FaceInstagram @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

Deep side part for a square faceInstagram @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.

For Women Over 60

Blonde bob for women over 60 with a square faceInstagram @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.

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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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 hairstyleInstagram @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!

Punchy 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 hairstyleInstagram @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. 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 hairstyleInstagram @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

Modern, Lived-In Shag hairstyleInstagram @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.

Luscious Layers

Long Hairstyle with Layers

This style incorporates beautiful long length with long layers and curls that soften the angles of a square face.

How To Style:

  1. Part dry, smoothed hair deep to one side.
  2. Spray dry shampoo throughout, concentrating at the roots.
  3. Use a teasing brush or rat tail comb to tease hair near the roots in the back and at the crown of your head.
  4. Add curls through the ends with a 1-inch curling iron.
  5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray!

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS+ Refresh Dust. It is an excellent bodifying dry shampoo that refreshes locks between shampoos and gives a little grip to freshly cleansed hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great on those with long, thick hair who have square, round, or heart shaped faces.

Lotsa Wave

Shoulder Length Bob with Texture

This shoulder length layered bob has tons of texture!

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a ¾-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

If you search www.folica.com for “curling wand” and you’ll find the Babyliss PRO Nano Titanium Clip/Clipless 2-in-1 Styler. This tool is perfect for creating this kind of look as well as for creating traditional curls!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

You should use this style for your next night out if you have a square, oval, petite, or pear-shaped face and medium to thick naturally straight or wavy hair.

Platinum Ear Length Bob

Short Hairstyle with Side Swept Fringe

This super sharp looking style balances square face shapes with its side-swept fringe.

How To Style:

  1. Work styling lotion through hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a round brush to move from bottom to top and turn hair under as you blow dry. This creates a more rounded shape as you style.
  4. Smooth hair a bit more with your flat iron if necessary.
  5. Finish with light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Clean Spray adds fullness, texture and flexible hold and dries fast with clean, run-your-fingers-through-it results.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is best for those with square, pear, or oval shaped faces and short hair of any thickness.

Layered Chin-Length Bob with Bangs

layered bob

This model is wearing a slightly angled bob that gives the look a bit more body in the back.

How To Style:

  1. Work styling lotion through hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a round brush to move from bottom to top, turning hair under as you blow dry. This creates a more rounded shape as you style.
  4. Smooth hair a bit more with your flat iron if necessary.
  5. Finish with light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head Superstar Blowdry Lotion is a thermal blow dry lotion that pumps up volume to unbelievable heights.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those with square, oval, or pear shaped faces and short hair of any thickness.

Sassy Asymmetrical Pixie

Asymmetric Pixie

The sweeping side fringe and amazing texture in this asymmetric pixie really help to offset the features of a square face.

How To Style:

  1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through hair.
  2. Use fingers to lift hair at the roots while blow drying to create tons of volume.
  3. For the fringe, use a medium-sized paddle brush to smooth and flip slightly near the ends.
  4. Work styling wax or paste throughout to enhance texture and add style memory.
  5. Finish with a medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

OSiS Rough Rubber adds moldable texture that lets you separate, define, and shape as you wish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This haircut is perfect for you if you have an oval, round or pear shaped face and thick or dense hair.

Relaxed and Swept Away

Relaxed Hairstyle for black women

This ever-so-slightly angled haircut has minimal layering near the ends to keep the style looking sleek and not too heavy.

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of shine serum through hair.
  2. Use a large paddle brush to dry hair straight.
  3. Turn ends under with a 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron if needed.
  4. Finish with flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum cuts drying time down and gives hair a gorgeous shine!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Go for this cut and style if you have an oval or round shaped face and medium to thick hair.

Layered Locks

long layered hairstyle

Be simply sophisticated with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair to give the ends a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section and be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create tons of volume.
  7. Blow dry the fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use a curling iron by Hot Tools in either a 1-inch or 1¼-inch barrel size.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style!

Va Va Voom Volume

Curly Hairstyle with Long Layers

The curls are coming out to play! Long layers give way to tons of curling around the iron.

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a 1-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Hair Play Hot Flex Spray provides thermal protection, style memory and the ability to re-style, all without leaving your hair crunchy!

Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

This haircut is perfect for those with a square, heart, oval, diamond, round or long face shape and who have medium to thick naturally straight or wavy hair.

Middle Parted Loose Locks

Long Layered Blonde Haircut

This gorgeous long layered haircut has minimal texture from mid-lengths to tips.

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a 1-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press thermal protection spray protects fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling and also boosts hair’s strength, fights frizz, and provides flexible hold.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

This style works perfectly on those who have oval, square and round faces and those whose hair is fine, medium and thick, and naturally straight or wavy.

Red Ribbons with Long Swept Bangs

Short Smooth Hairstyle

Longer length pixie cuts can be styled to look smooth and sexy with a touch of texture at the ends.

How to Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Use a paddle brush to wrap hair around your head as you dry. This will create movement in your style.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use texturizing wax to piece out ends.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Wax Works is a wonderful finishing product for this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Rock this cut and style if you have an oval, square, pear or heart shaped face and medium to thick, slightly wavy or straight hair.

Dark & Daring

Long Brunette Hairstyle with Layers

Be daring and demure with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair to give them a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section. Be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create tons of volume.
  7. Blow dry your fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Find a concentrator for your blow dryer right away! It will save you tons of time. They can typically be found at any Sally Beauty Supply!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style.

Layered Locks

Long Layered Cut

Be simply sophisticated and flatter your face shape with this long layered cut and sweeping fringe.

How to Style:

  1. Have your stylist cut long layers into your locks. Ask for face-framing layers and a side-swept fringe as well.
  2. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  3. Section hair horizontally from ear to ear for easier blow drying. Clip top section away with a gator clip.
  4. Attach concentrator to the end of blow dryer.
  5. Use a 4-inch diameter round brush while blow drying from roots to ends. Be sure to turn the brush as you get to the ends of the hair. This give the ends a bend.
  6. Repeat step 5 in the top section. Be sure to really lift the brush in this section to create volume.
  7. Blow dry your fringe straight out from the forehead with the round brush, then gently sweep to one side.
  8. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add curls throughout.
  9. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use a curling iron by Hot Tools in either a 1-inch or 1¼-inch barrel size.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, heart or square shaped faces with medium to thick hair look great in this cut and style.

Vanilla Swirls

Long Hairstyle with Texture

This long length layered haircut shows off tons of trendy texture from mid-lengths to tips!

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair deep to one side.
  2. Work a thermal protectant spray throughout hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  3. Use a ¾-inch curling wand to add semi-tight waves from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Tousle with fingers to break the waves up a bit.
  5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press thermal protection spray protects fragile strands from damage caused by heat styling and also boosts hair’s strength, fights frizz and provides flexible hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Check this style out if you have a square, oval, petite, or pear shaped face and fine to medium naturally straight or wavy hair.

Toffee Twirls

Hairstyle with Curls and Toffee Highlights

The toffee blonde highlights perfectly accent the curls in this medium length layered hairstyle.

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from freshly washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Party hair to one side.
  3. Use a blow dryer set to medium heat and blow hair dry completely.
  4. Finish with medium to high hold hairspray for added style support.

Recommended Products:

Use Curly Sexy Hair Full On Curls on damp hair for bouncy, well-defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those with round, oval, square, and heart shaped faces and medium to thick, straight or wavy, hair.

Tamed Texture

Medium Hairstyle with Texture

This cut keeps curls at bay with the weight of long layers. A smoothing technique takes the “curly” out, but leaves enough texture for the style to be full and fabulous!

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from hair then apply a quarter-sized amount of styling cream throughout.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Blow dry using a paddle brush or large round brush to smooth out wave or curl pattern.
  4. Finish with a medium or high hold humidity-resistant hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Finish with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray for flexible, touchable hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style is great on those with oval, round, square, and heart shaped faces who have medium or thick and wavy hair.

Platinum Princess

Blonde Hairstyle with Curls Side

This platinum blonde bombshell knows how to soften the angles of her face with a great cut and strategically placed curls!

How to Style:

  1. Wring excess moisture from freshly washed and conditioned hair.
  2. Party hair to one side.
  3. Use a blow dryer set to medium heat and blow hair dry completely.
  4. Finish with medium to high hold hairspray for added style support.

Recommended Products:

Use Curly Sexy Hair Full On Curls on damp hair for bouncy, well-defined curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those with round, oval, square, and heart shaped faces and medium to thick, straight or wavy, hair.

Full & Flirty

Face Framing Layers on Medium Hair

Facial layers give a nice frame and lighten up the front of any medium or long haircut.

How To Style:

  1. Work a smoothing serum through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a large round brush to smooth hair and add tons of volume while blow drying.
  4. Spray a thermal protectant spray, then add a few curls at the ends with a 1-inch barrel curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam near the roots for weightless body and volume in any hair type.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut and style works on those who have any face shape and nearly any hair type.

Orchid Angel

Short Hairstyle with Volume

This haircut can be styled with tons of volume as shown here, or styled smooth for a totally different feel!

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling foam through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair deep to one side.
  3. Use small paddle brush to lift hair slightly at the roots as you blow dry to give it movement.
  4. Finish with a small amount of light styling cream to separate ends. Add more styling cream if necessary.
  5. For extra hold, finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray for a natural-looking style with flexible hold, fullness and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Smooth, short styles like this are perfect for anyone with medium to thick straight hair and who have an oval, round, square, heart or pear shaped face.

Length & Layers

Straight Hairstyle with Front Layers

Originally all one length, this flattering haircut gets kicked up a notch by adding layers in front and a side-swept fringe!

How to Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part to one side.
  3. Blow dry hair with a medium heat setting until it’s about 80% dry.
  4. Use a paddle brush and a wrapping motion to add movement as you dry it the rest of the way.
  5. Use a flat iron to turn ends under slightly if necessary.
  6. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Combination paddle brushes that have both boar and hard rubber bristles are great for smoothing while drying.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Snag this cut and style if you have an oval, square, pear, or heart shaped face and medium to thick straight hair.