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Face Shape Matters – The Oval Face

A large percentage of men have a square face shape, and it is coincidentally the most ideal and desired shape to work with.  (The square face is the male counterpart to the oval face shape for women.)  Therefore, when it comes to haircuts and beards, the goal is to square off the face, while taking into consideration any imperfections and how to camouflage them.

So, let’s continue from where we left off  (Previous post: Face Shape Matters – The Oblong/Rectangle Face)

 Here is what works for an Oval Face:will smith1


  • All hairstyles – but keep face balanced, by avoiding hairstyles that cover your face (i.e. bangs)

Facial Hair

  • Goatee
  • Neat Moustache
  • Light beard/scruff

Coincidentally, the oval  face shape on a man (just like the square), is seen as a very desireable shape by many women! 

One of the many skills I have developed as a professional barber is the ability to determine the best grooming style to complement your face shape.  Unsure of what style would fit you?  I can help, visit my Guide to Face Shapes page at 

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