The Ultimate Haircut Guide: Find the Perfect Cut for Your Face Shape

by Anjelina Tongco

Finding the perfect haircut for your face shape and features can take some time. You can be a full-grown adult sporting what you’d call your “signature look” and still not be wearing the best haircut for your face shape. The process could be easier if you knew how to cut your own hair or if you have your own hair-cutting tools at home like scissors, a trimmer or a clipper. 

Of course, the first step to knowing what cut will suit your face best is to know what your face shape is. Do you have a round face? Oval? Or do you have more of a square-ish facial shape? It’s also important to know what features you want to highlight and which ones you’d want to take the spotlight away from. Once you’ve determined these things, you should be able to find the best cut for you more easily. And, to make the process even easier, we’ve also rounded up a few tips for you. Check them out. 

  • Round Face
  • People with round faces will want to go for haircuts that add height and length to their faces. Stay away from cuts that widen your face as these tend to make your face look bigger and fuller and go for volumized layered looks instead. If you’re thinking of getting bangs, try to steer clear of blunt bangs and, instead, go for layered and side-swept bangs so you’re not hiding a good chunk of your face behind your hair. For those who are thinking of doing it themselves, get yourself a pair of thinning shears to help you cut layers into your hair more easily and more efficiently.

  • Diamond Face
  • If you have a diamond face shape, you’re going to want to go for a hairstyle that will help soften your angles. For women, a long cut with face-framing layers will do the trick. Wispy or side-swept bangs can help with softening the angles, too. For guys with this face shape, you’re going to go for something to add bulk and volume towards the top like a fringe or a textured crop. If you cut your own hair with your own clipper, you can use the clipper guards that your tool came with to achieve this look. 

  • Heart Face
  • Heart-shaped faces are characterized by a narrow chin, a pointed hairline, and wide cheekbones. To balance everything out, you’re going to want to go for blunt bangs or ones that are long and piece-y combined with short to medium textured cut with the volume focused on the top. Guys with heart-shaped faces can turn to the classic undercut for a flattering look. Trendy spikes and the classy slicked-back look are also great cuts that can be achieved with your trimmer or clipper

  • Oval Face
  • Considered the most versatile out of all the face shapes, oval faces look good with just about any look. If you’re the experimental type, invest in a good pair of hair-cutting scissors and start chopping away! 

  • Square Face
  • The square face shape is one that makes your features look strong, bold, and prominent. If you’re a girl, you’re going to want to go for a look that’ll help soften it up and bring some more of that feminine charm out. Guys, on the other hand, should go for a cut that’s simple, clean, and close-cut to really put emphasis on and highlight their strong jawline which is a feature that’s more flattering on men than it is on women. 

    Doing your own hair may seem daunting at first so, if you’re not confident about it, you can turn to the pros for help finding the best haircut for your face shape. If you have some experience in doing so, however, invest in good tools like scissors, clippers, trimmers, and razors so you can experiment with different cuts and styles at home. Visit today and check out our wide selection of hair tools you can use for cutting, styling, and maintaining those gorgeous locks!