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Haircuts To Flatter Your Face Shape: Part IV, Square Faces

You may covet your favorite celeb's hairstyle, but if the 'do doesn't fit your face shape, you're likely to be disappointed. Hence, Fabsugar's four-part series on the haircuts that best flatter your face. Welcome back to our fourth and final installment: square faces. To read last week's advice on oblong and oval faces, click here.

If you have a square-shaped face, you share your facial structure with Demi Moore, Mandy Moore, Sandra Bullock, and Rosario Dawson. Having a square face means that you have a wide hairline and an equally wide, angular jaw. The goal with a square face is to soften your hairline with cuts that incorporate bangs, layers, and your hair's natural texture.

It also means that you have lots of flexibility in the choosing which length you want to wear your hair. Almost any length is flattering. For example, you could try a long, sleek style with layers that start at the jawline and continue downward, like Demi's above. Or, you could just as easily go for a short and spiky cut with choppy ends.

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Another option is to try wearing your hair in loose layery waves.

Keep in mind that single-length bobs and straight-across bangs aren't great looks for you. They will just make your face look more square. Or, you can always throw in the towel altogether and opt for Demi's G.I. Jane buzzcut look.

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jeahh jeahh 8 years
I think i have a pretty prominent square jaw line. I'm really tempted to go with a short cut but afraid it will just turn out wrong =/
total total 8 years
I have a square face and although I have changed my hair a great deal, I always seem to go back to some form of a graduated bob. Having the back cut quite short seems to remove the bulkiness of hair at the chin-level and emphasizes my neck. It's my favourite because it can feel sophisticated or cute depending on my look! A straight-up (kind of'journalist-type') bob looks terrible though and only emphasizes the squareness of my face.
ashes2ashes123 ashes2ashes123 8 years
i think i have a square face, but have trouble finding a cut that doesn't make my face look wide. i always feel like my face looks fat. does anyone else have any tips?
ashes2ashes123 ashes2ashes123 8 years
i think i have a square face, but have trouble finding a cut that doesn't make my face look wide. i always feel like my face looks fat. does anyone else have any tips?
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 8 years
Bald is not an option for me. We squares can do better than that!
nimue nimue 8 years
thanks for the information Bella! very useful!
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
funny i never would have thought of demi as having a square face but now that im looking..yeah she does..so do i so i will take this advice into account...my do tends to resemble the top one..
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
lol.
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