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 @diegomarcsant

A medium-length haircut with side bangs adds a dash of seductiveness to contour a face. To create an illusion of an oval face shape, aim the length of the bangs to sit around the cheekbone area. This will create a perfectly square face haircut. A mid-length chop is also versatile, ideal for a busy lifestyle.

Medium-Length Style for Curly Hair

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

LOB Cut for square shaped face
Instagram @borisboriswho

Try a smoldering lob cut to add height and slim down a wider face. A common belief is shorter cuts tend to widen the face, however, it’s about the shape that’s added to the style. A deep part to a shoulder-skimming length gives height to a square face. It elongates the appearance of the face shape.

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 women with square faces
Instagram @bel_pipsqueekinsaigon

Rocking cute short hair can be done with any face shape—it’s just getting the balance right! Short hair for square faces is about getting the length to sit under the chin to skim the sides of the face. Adding a little shape just past the cheekbones elevates the style to a super chic one.

Deep Side Part for Long Hair

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 with a square face
Instagram @studio_marteena

The side-parted short bob for women over 60 suits a square face shape the best. It opens the face and draws attention to the cheekbones instead. An ideal short hairstyle for women over 60 is something textured. That makes the tresses appear fuller and better.

Edgy Angled Bob with Bangs

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 to compliment a square face
Instagram @atakangelisli

Ask for a mid-length cut with blunt bangs to add balance to face symmetry. Bangs skimming the eyebrows can make your face look longer when you have a smaller forehead. Keep the softness within the mid-lengths, creating a trendy hairstyle for square faces.

Medium Hairstyle with a Middle Part

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

Modern 60s Shag Cut on a square face
Instagram @rute_boazhair

The modern ’60s shag cut has face-hugging layers on point for a square face shape. With square faces, it’s ideal to slim down the cheek to jaw area. So, add movement with layers to trim the face in all the right places. Allow the hair to air dry after scrunching in a foam mouse for added texture, too!

Free Flowing Long Hair with Long Bangs

Free Flowing Long Hair with Long Bangs
Instagram @victorkeyrouz

Free-flowing long hair with long bangs is another perfect match for a square face shape. Achieve the style by adding long layers, which flow from the long curtain bangs to shape the face all the way down. This doesn’t only slim a wider face but enhances an elegant style to the tresses.

Modern Shag with Side-Swept Bangs

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

A-Line Bob for Straight Hair and square faces
Instagram @curtinhobrasil

An A-line bob for straight hair creates effortless volume. This is an ideal haircut for a square shaped face. The illusion of thickness makes the face seems slimmer. The cut’s perimeter can even soften a sharp jawline!

Modern, Lived-In Shag for a Square Jaw

Modern, Lived-In Shag for a Square Jaw for Square Face
Instagram @stacie.saltstrands

A modern, lived-in shag for a square jaw will skim the face to soften any angular areas. A classic center part and added texture from soft layering will add width to your lengths. It keeps an overall balance in your locks to ensure you have the perfect square face shape haircut.