A haircut makes a ton of difference with your overall look. How your hair is styled says a lot about your personal style and even who you are. A great men’s-hairstyle can do wonders for him and to his look. It says a lot about personal style and can pull together your look and your external persona. Although we all know the most important and striking thing is the personality!
With so many different men’s cuts, trends coming and going, the man-bun, the buzz-cut, the trending pompadour, it can be hard to decide which haircut is right for you: Will it look good? is it easy to style? Will my curly locks be able to pull off that cut? Is it right for my face?
If you’re sick of styling your hair the same way that you’ve been styling it for many years, use this guide to help you find the right new haircut for you.
The Male Hairstyle for Your Face Shape
Round Face Shapes
The key to a round race shape is creating length through height. You’ll want to add height by keeping your hair short on the sides and longer on the top. A messy v-cut is a solid option for a round face shape. If you like the pompadour cut, just make sure you style it with plenty of volume on the top and then it is a perfect haircut for a round face shape.
Round face shapes can have long hair but you will want to create angles as a round face shape is generally lacking in any significant angles. Keep the long hair parted to one side and layered to create plenty of contrast with the roundness of your face.
Oval Face Shapes
This is considered to be the ideal face-shape as it generally looks good with just about any haircut. But, of course, it’s not that simple. When you have an oval face shape and shorter hair, some cuts can make your face shape appear rounder.
Tip: Avoid buzzed haircuts to prevent making your face look rounder.
Avoid wearing haircuts that have hair on your forehead. You want to wear haircuts that have your hair swept back, such as the pompadour, the undercut and even a man bun looks good on an oval face-shape. Use your haircut to create some angles and volume at the top of your head to sharpen your angles more.
Triangle Face Shapes
The triangle face-shape has a narrow chin and wider forehead. This haircut is perfect for longer haircuts that have side-swept bangs to make the forehead appear narrower, or a deep side-part can be pulled off by this face-shape and even a buzz cut.
Square Face Shapes
The lucky ones! The square face shape can pull off any hair cut: the slicked back hairstyle, the messy tousled longer haircut, a perfect buzz-cut, anything or everything will look good on this face shape! You’ll have to worry more about your hair texture.
When it comes to choosing the right haircut, you have to work with what your mama gave you. Your hair texture isn’t something that you can change without a lot of products, chemicals or time. We recommend that you embrace your natural hairs texture and find a haircut that will not only suite your face-shape and personal style but also natural texture.
The Best Mens Haircut for your Hair Texture
Regardless of your hair texture, you need to determine if you want your hair longer or shorter. This will help you determine the best haircut for your texture. For example, if you have thick hair and you want it long, you might want to add layers to make it more manageable, but if your hair is fine, you will want a blunt cut that creates volume such as side-part. Here are some ideas for your hairs hair texture:
Fine straight hair looks best with shorter cuts such as a shorter version of the undercut/pompadour, short spiky haircuts, a buzz-cut or even tamed Mohawk’s.
If you have thicker hair, then you can opt for more voluminous haircuts with layers to thin out the fullness. We recommend you skip the slicked back haircuts if you have thick hair and either part your hair to the side or upwards (depending on your face shape).
This all depends on your personal style. If you have wavy hair and you love the texture or you use product to control it, then choose hairstyles that are longer that show off the volume and movement. However, if it tends to be frizzy and uncontrollable, then we recommend a shorter haircut that still shows off your texture but isn’t as much maintenance.
Curly hair can be edgy and dishevelled and it will still look good. It also cleans up well when you add some gels and style it down for more formal events such as weddings or job interviews. You can have longer messy curly locks or keep them short and classy like Justin Timberlake.
Receding Hairline Hairstyle
The receding hairline happens to many men and it’s all about how you rock it. Some men like to keep their hair longer and wear it a bit messy to make it appear like their hair is fuller than it is. Other men like to buzz cut it and simply rock their receding hairline as it is. This again depends on your hair texture, face-shape and your personal preference.