Get the best hairstyle for your face shape

Not all hairstyles are created equal. No, let me rephrase that. Not all hairstyles are equal when applied to modern man. For example, the faux hawk is a great look, but can be uncomfortably out of place on a man older and not as chiseled as his former self (e.g. Jeff in accounting). Gents with round faces would benefit from square cuts to offset the shape. More on top and less on the sides keeps it clean and sharp.

A rule of thumb we’v e all heard since we began to feel self-conscious about our own style is, “choose a hairstyle that fits the shape of your face.” So what does it mean to get the best hairstyle for your face shape? Rather that try to reinvent that wheel, the team over at Birchbox have a a simple reference graphic to help you out.

get the best hairstyle for your face shape


I was blessed with a perfectly shaped and smooth noggin, so my bald head suits me well. I can’t lie, however… if I could grow full hair again, you bet I would rock the current David Beckham undercut look. Perhaps in my next life.

Oh, by the way, if you’re curious what shape your face is, here’s a handy-dandy guide to help you figure it out.

What’s your ideal style? Have a style you wish you could rock? So you have a barber that works miracles? Share in the comments, my friend!

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Blake Hammerton

Blake Hammerton

Blake Hammerton is the founder and coach at The Sharp Gentleman, and helps men earn more respect while gaining confidence in who they are. He is a certified relationship coach and loves writing about men's fashion, style, character-building, relationships, travel, adventure, and more.