Face Shape Men

Knowing your face shape is the first step in choosing your new hairstyle or haircut. The right style can compliment a man’s facial features or help to downplay any that do not. All men’s face shapes should choose suitable hairstyles with a common goal, to create balance of the face and head and to have the face appear as oval as possible 

The oval face shape is considered for both men and women to be the ideal facial shape. It is almost perfectly balanced and can wear almost every hairstyle or cut.

The oval face shape is one of the main facial shapes, with the others being square, diamond, rectangular/oblong and round.

Your face shape may not exactly match any of these main categories it will resemble one shape over the others and this is the shape you should go with.

Once you do know your face shape you can then choose your style, hair length and thickness.

Your decisions about hair length, thickness and balance must all relate to the features of these underlying structures.


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Men’s Oval Face Shape

jude law mens oval face shapeCharacteristics
Since ancient Greece this has been considered the perfect face shape because of the balance.

The length of the face is equal to one and a half times the width and the jaw and forehead are the same width.

This curvilinear shape allows you to wear most hairstyles and shapes, so you have the freedom to have some fun and to choose new styles.
The oval face shape usually has a slightly rounded hairline, avoid the heavy fringes and bangs; you do not want to cover up those perfect features.

Jude Law Men's Oval Face Shape

If your lifestyle allows it, long hair cut in shags or surfer styles are good choices for you.
Any of the men’s classic hair cuts in the shorter styles.
Take a tip from women and choose styled that are smooth and straight back off the face, these shows off the oval face shape to its full advantage.

Sunglasses ~ Oval face
Almost any style works for oval face. Experiment with the latest looks, such as wraparounds or shields. Square shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look good on an oval face.
Your Frame suggestions : Any frame shape


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Men’s Square Face Shape

Arnold Schwarzenegger mens square face shapeCharacteristics
The square facial shape follows right behind the oval face shape for balance and hairstyling freedom.

Your square face shape will feature a strong angular jaw line almost always accompanied by a square hairline and a broad forehead. This face shape gives men a rugged appearance and a classic man’s man look.
To diminish the bulk of your chin and neck areas to soften the squared of edges
Skip those full puffy styles that will add additional width or volume.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Men's Square Face Shape

Styles that are clean cut around the ear area and kept close to the sides, flat tops, slightly longer and higher than the classic military flat top

If you have a natural wave in tour hair, longer styles can really compliment your square facial shape.
Matt Damon is a good example, looking great in his version of a somewhat spiky flat top.

Sunglasses ~ Square face
You can reduce the angles of your strong jaw line, broad forehead and wide cheekbones with soft, curvy styles that will give your face some definition such as classic ovals.
Your Frame suggestions : Round ~ Oval


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Men’s Round Face Shape

gerald butler mens round face shapeCharacteristics
The length of the face is almost equal to the width is the main characteristic of the circular shaped face. This gives the appearance of a full round face with the hairline and chin appearing rounded as well as at the ears and cheeks.
To create a more balanced or oval illusion you need to take any emphasis away from the center area of your face. You can do this through creating a more slender and longer look to the face.
Pass up all full round shapes such as bobs, these will only make your face appear even more rounded.

Gerald Butler Men's Round Face Shape

Choose hairstyles that are styled higher at the top and front
Styles that have volume added to the crown area and tapered back and sides will create a more oval appearance
A popular men’s style to try is the classic College Cut where the bangs can be up to three inches and clippers are used to cut any hair past the crown area. Have your stylist recommend the best styling gel for your hair type to keep the front up, in spikes or soft layers.

(For those of us who like parted business cuts, aim for a side-parted one.)

Sunglasses ~ Round Face Shape
You need to choose frames that make your face appear longer and thinner. In general, look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of your face. You can minimize facial curves and add definition with the frame styles below.
Your Frame Suggestions Soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. Frames with higher temples will create a longer profile. Sunglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.


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Oblong Or Rectangular Face Shape

ben afflick mens oblong face shapeCharacteristics
This facial shape will be longer than it is wide and with a cheek line that is long and straight. As with a triangular face shape it can be a challenge to soften your angular lines.
You want to balance facial features and camouflage the hairline area.
Angular lines can also be played down with beards that are kept short, a long beard will only add to the length of your face.
Long hair with a center part, this will also lengthen the face.
Avoid any style that is angular at your hairline or that exposes it; add a light fringe to these styles.

Ben Afflick Men's Oblong Face Shape

Try styles that are fuller at the sides to create needed width and shorter at the top.
Layered styles can work well and you should try some of the new trendy styles that are on the messy or tousled side.

Sunglasses ~ Oblong ~ Rectangular Face
You can widen and shorten your face choosing sunglass styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of your face. Round or square shapes will look great on you. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also work and frames with decorative or contrasting temples will also add the needed width.
Your Frame suggestions : Square ~ Round

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Diamond Or Pear Face Shape

richard gere mens diamond face shapeCharacteristics
The diamond/pear face shape has a forehead and jaw line that are narrow and high and wide cheekbones. This facial shape is comparable to the oval and heart facial shapes.
Your goal is to have the face appear broader and create balance and to camouflage the thinner parts of your face. Facial hair can also balance this face shape. Fuller hair at the crown and temples will help disguise the thinner parts of your face.
Any styles that have too much fullness or volume at the sides, they will only widen the cheekbone are further.

Richard Gere Men's Diamond Face Shape

Styles with a full fringe or bang work great with a diamond face shape, As Richard Gere does in this picture, style the hair in a forward direction to further disguise an angular forehead.

Sunglasses Diamond ~ Pear Facial Shapes
With the wide or high cheekbones and the narrow forehead and chin, oval sunglasses will soften the contour of your face, although softly curved square frames will work as well. Make sure to choose styles no wider than the top of your cheekbones.
Your Frame suggestions : Rimless ~ Oval ~ Square


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Now that you know your facial shape you can now find the most flattering hairstyles for you to wear, visit Celebrity Hairstyles And Man In The Mirror for men's new hairstyle and haircut ideas, articles, and pictures

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Sunglasses And Skin Tone

Pale complexions
Try lightweight frames or those with a touch of color such as rose or amber. Tortoiseshell frames suit fair complexions (avoid darker versions) but clear, blue or green tinged frames tend to drain color from cheeks.

Dark complexions
Olive, Mediterranean, Golden or Asian skin and dark hair can look stunning in silver, gold or clear frames – but avoid black which can be too heavy.

Black Skins
All metallic frames suit black skins and amber often works well – be very careful with black frames, which can look spectacular or awful!

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Sunglasses And Hair Texture And Length

Soft & curly
Enhanced by delicate shapes, rimless frames and translucent colors

Very curly
Choose a frame that follows your hairline. Classic small frames are advisable

Geometric frames, or rounder frames look best

Very short
Bold colors and designs, as well as decorative styles

Long hair
Try the frames with both your hair up and down, as the change in style may alter the look of the frames


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