Presumably you clicked this article because you think you have a square shaped face. A quick test if you’re not entirely sure: Looking straight on into a mirror, are your forehead and cheekbones roughly the same width? Do you have a strong jawline with sharp angles on either side? If so, you’re in the square face club with the likes of Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz—which is to say, you’re in good company.
If you’re looking for haircut ideas to flatter your face shape, there is one main guidepost that Joseph Maine, a celebrity hairstylist and artistic director for ColorWow recommends. “Try styles that begin at the collar bone or longer to elongate the overall appearance of your face.” This goes for any layers or bangs as well. Keep them on the longer side so they don’t visually cut off your features, and instead, offer balance to your facial proportions. “You always want to concentrate the cut towards the ends of your hair, so it lengthens the face and softens the outer corners.”
Let’s take a closer look together at what he means by that ahead.