The Men's Room

Face shape matters – The Round Face

Have you ever noticed that one man can look great with a goatee and shaved head, while someone else can try the same look with less than favorable results?  We always hear that face shapes can help determine the best hat or glasses to wear, and the same is true for facial hair and styling.

jackblack21A 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. 

Here’s what’s best for a round face:


  • Layered styles with sides close
  • Styles with height to lengthen the face                      
  • Off centered parted styles
  • Long hair works but, stick with one length

Facial Hair

  • Neat moustache
  • Trimmed beard designed to slim and make the face seem more oval

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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