24 Best Hairstyles for Square Faces

Popular hairstyles for square faces

Sometimes it’s hard to find new hairstyles for square faces, but no worries, we’ve done the hard work for you. From short, medium to long, bold to subtle, one of these popular hairstyles will complement 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 perfect cut for square faces requires some experimenting. Consult with your stylist to help you identify some of your top pics below.

Here are the best haircuts for square faces:

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Short Stacked Bob

Short stacked bob on a square face
Instagram @klynstylist83

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. 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 square face haircut with a face-defining fringe. Style with beach spray and you’re ready to be royal.

Medium-Length Style 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 off this flawless haircut for square faces.

Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves

collarbone cut with soft waves
Instagram @salsalhair

A collarbone cut with soft waves appears classic and pretty. Thanks to the layers, it makes the best haircut for a square face. The movement is what softens the jawline and draws attention to the cheekbones.

Collarbone Cut with Soft Waves

collarbone cut with soft waves
Instagram @kanebowenhair

Q&A with style creator, Kane Bowen
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Ethos Collective in Seattle, WA

How would you describe this?

For this collarbone cut with soft waves, face shape plays an important roll. A blunt bob on a woman with a very strong jaw line 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.

What’s your best advice?

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.

Long Layers on a Side Parted Lob

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 squared 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 square 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.

LOB Cut

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 square faces (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

stylish pixie cut
Instagram @juliana.key

Here’s a stylish pixie cut matched with a diamond blonde hue that you’ll love! 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

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?

Short hair for square faces like this 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 long hair
Instagram @martafeschuk

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 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

Short Bob for Women Over 60
Instagram @monicadelarosa

Maintain your timeless beauty with this jaw-length short bob hairstyle with baby bangs on a square face shape! This short hairstyle for women over 60 looks great on any color, natural or otherwise.

Edgy Angled Bob with Bangs

Edgy Angled Bob
Instagram @wayne.french.77

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

tousled medium layers
Instagram @brianaguilarhair

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 also offers a fringe to help elongate a square face shape.

Mid-Length Cut with Blunt Bangs

Mid-Length Cut with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @kelsi_tea

This is a cute shoulder-length hairstyle for square faces. The straight-cut bangs goes for a high-level chic look.

Medium Hairstyle with a Middle Part

Medium Hairstyle with a Middle Part for a square face
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 of 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, include square-shaped faces, 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 a 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

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 haircut as a tousled romantic wave with a heavy modern fringe.

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.

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 for Square Faces

face framing long layers
Instagram @yukistylist

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.

Q&A with style creator, Yuki
Dry Cut Specialist & Educator / Owner @ Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this?

These face-framing long layers for square faces has lots of internal texture. It was dry cut and styled with a 1.5 inch curling iron. Dry texturizing spray by Milbon was used to finish.

What’s your best advice?

These long layers works for women who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair. It’s also for women who have long hair and want to keep the length but has no movement. It’ll add volume and movement.

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.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and style is for a woman with a square face shape 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 for square faces 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 just a square 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 Long Hair 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 long haircut with long bangs 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

shag with side swept bangs
Instagram @salsalhair

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 the jawline. If styled with a little texture, this shag cut looks super cute without even trying.

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 haircut for a square shaped face 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 haircut for a square face hairstyles is 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.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut for a square shaped face is great for women who are 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.

A square face shape 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.