Best Hairstyles for Square Faces

Short Hairstyles for Square Faces

Short hairstyles aren't the best choice for women with square faces. You either end up looking like a square faced pixie or a young feminine boy. If you must go with a short haircut, make sure it is sleek and not poufy or else your face will look like a total square. If you must go uber short, go with more avant-garde riskier looks, but keep in mind many are not work appropriate. For a cut that looks good on almost everyone, go with an asymmetrical bob that are longer at the front to give your face dimension. And never ever go with a center part if your hair is short. Ginnifer Goodwin has experimented with several short hairstyles, as with all cuts some look better than others.

Short Hairstyles (Ginnifer Goodwin)

Best: Asymmetrical bob with side part, best look for square faces
Best: Asymmetrical bob with side part, best look for square faces
Bad: Very short, not work appropriate
Bad: Very short, not work appropriate

Medium Hairstyles for Square Faces

Medium hairstyles are one of the best cuts for square jaws. Longer bobs suit square jaws well as do wavy tousled beach hair looks. With wavy hair it's permissible to do a center part, but a side part is almost always better looking for square faces. The best haircuts for square faces never end directly at the jaw line and are never blunt or one length. You do not want to highlight the strong jaw line or else the haircut will look manly. Heidi Klum is beautiful but like all of us has had some unfortunate haircuts.

Medium Hairstyles (Heidi Klum)

Best: Wavy hair breaks up the jaw line and livens up the face
Best: Wavy hair breaks up the jaw line and livens up the face
Bad: Blunt bangs accentuate the jaw line and the layers just look cheesy making the jaw look huge
Bad: Blunt bangs accentuate the jaw line and the layers just look cheesy making the jaw look huge

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces

Long haircuts for square faces are a winner, they look good almost 100% of the time, the only problem is that long hair gets harder and harder to carry off as a woman ages. If you are young and your hair is healthy, grow it long and rock it. If you no longer think long hair is age appropriate or your hair refuses to grow consider a medium length haircut instead. Demi Moore has a classic square face and is always sporting long locks.

Long Hairstyles (Demi Moore)

Best: Side parted slightly wavy layered cut
Best: Side parted slightly wavy layered cut
Bad: Center part straight one length hair
Bad: Center part straight one length hair

Best Hair Length for Square Faces

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Comments 5 comments

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carlness 5 years ago from San Francisco

This is a good hub. The pictures are good examples. I had no idea woman thought about their hair and face structure in this kind of detail.


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Hairbiz 5 years ago

I will link my hub to yours. I love your picture choices.I do like Ginnifer Goodwin in that spikey short cut.She has a great face and youth on her side.


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gummiskye 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA Author

@Hairbiz Thanks, it took me a while to find some good example photos!


Amanda 4 years ago

I think Ginnifer looks much better with the second option. Maybe it's more daring for the average woman, but she totally pulls it off. It's more edgy, less mom.


Diana 13 months ago

You calling short hair inappropriate for work is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS

Well maybe you have a point. If she were going to work on a menonite farm she wouldn't fit in. Are you a cave man?

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