How to choose the right men’s haircut

Last updated on Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

One of the most popular questions of all time regarding hair is – “what type of men’s haircut should I get?”. Even readers of this article have probably asked this question at least once in their lives or even tried to search for the answer online. Various websites cover this information, but often they do NOT take everything into account. In this article, we will be covering everything you have to know regarding the questionWhat men’s haircut should I get?” 

Men’s Haircut – Face Shape

Men's haircut face shape

The most important factor when choosing the right haircut is your face shape. It is very important to determine what is your face shape. Different hairstyles suit different face shapes better, so make sure you know what is your face shape before you step into a barbershop once more.

How to determine what is your face shape:

The best way to determine your shape is by measuring it. Take a tape measure and measure the width of your jaw, forehead and also measure the length from one cheekbone to another. Take the average of these measurements. Then measure the length of your face by measuring from your the point where your hairline starts to your chin.

If the length is about the same as the width average – you have a ROUND face shape.

If the length is around 1,5 times longer than width average – you have an OVAL face shape.

If the length is more than 1,5 times longer than width average – you have an OBLONG face shape.

If the length is about the same as width average, but your jaw is the widest part of your face by far – you have a SQUARE face shape.

If your cheeks are the widest part of your face – you have a DIAMOND face shape.

If you have a pointy chin and jaw significantly wider than your forehead – you have a TRIANGLE face shape.

How to choose right men’s haircut matching your face shape

Men’s Haircut – Oval face

Men born with this face shape are really lucky. It suits almost all of the hairstyles, so rock anything you want, because you CAN. However, try to avoid long fringes, as this makes your face look rounder than it is. Instead of that, try to push it back. Choose a haircut depending on what facial features you want to enhance. Sharp angles and volume make it look a bit sharper and more masculine.

Men’s Haircut – Round face

With a round face, try to choose a hairstyle with sharp angles and volume. Make the sides shorter and the top longer, this will make your face look longer than it is. Creating a side part also makes sure your face looks longer. Avoid haircuts with full fringes and buzzcuts, because they make the face look rounder.

 Men’s Haircut – Oblong face

The oblong face also suit quite a lot of hairstyles, except for ones that are really short and tight on the sides, as it can make your face look much longer. Try something that is longer on the sides and layers the top. Wearing the hair down also could make it rounder and a bit shorter.

Men’s Haircut – Square face

Considered by many the ideal face shape for men, it suits all of the hairstyles, even sharp and angular ones, because it will bring out the masculinity even more. Current modern hairstyles such as the undercut and fades look great as well. Hell, even the buzzcut looks awesome!


Men’s Haircut – Diamond or triangle face shape

These type of face shapes often look the best with shorter hair on the sides and longer on the top. Modern fades and the undercut look great on this face shape as well. Side parts also bring out the masculinity with these face shapes.


Hair type and texture

This factor is also extremely important when choosing the right haircut. While tools like a blow-dryer, straightener, and products can help you achieve different hairstyles, some hair types work with certain hairstyles and some don’t. Try to choose a haircut that goes well with your hair texture.

Wavy thick hair looks great with almost all hairstyles, except for slickbacks, as it is quite difficult to do it.

Curly hair looks great with modern fades and edgy, angular versions of the undercut.

Straight, coarse hair owners should follow its natural pattern, as it is very difficult to style this type of hair in a different way.

Straight, thin hair look great in classic hairstyles, especially slickbacks.

Men’s haircut Profession


While we are moving further from times where your profession determines what type of hairstyles look professional, some professions still require a bit of neatness. If you are a man of high position, try to wear neat and more of classic hairstyles.

Here you go men, these are the tips on how to choose the right haircut for you. We hope it was informative and fun to read. However, do not forget that not a single haircut will look good on you if you do not like it yourself and do not rock it with confidence. Take care!

9 thoughts on “How to choose the right men’s haircut

  1. Zachary Tomlinson says:

    Thanks for sharing! I never knew that a haircut should match the face shape. Now I know what to pay attention choosing a perfect haircut, and this week I’ll set up an appointment with the hairdresser in order to discuss these recommendations.

  2. Marina Wellis says:

    My boyfriend is among those lucky men that you mentioned because he was born with a perfectly-shaped oval face. However, being the cute nerd that he was, he doesn’t know how to choose the right hairstyle, that’s why it’s great that I saw this article. Your suggestion was to avoid long fringes and push it back instead. I’ll definitely suggest that to him when we go visit that barbers next week. Thanks!

  3. Joseph Grimes says:

    Is there anyone that could help recommend a hair style for myself? I have a minor receding hair line and a weird hair line all together, to top that off i feel as if I am not the most stylish person anyway . I just want to look good for my wife and look presentable and professional at work.

  4. Dawson Ingle says:

    Hey guys i’ve Been trying to do a a slicked back undercut but my hair is too short right now so how do I style it till then?

  5. Danielms243 says:

    Would anyone be willing to help me find a new hairstyle that’s right for me? My hair is thick and relatively short-mid length.

  6. Sandro says:

    Can someone help me choose a hairstyle, I used to have really curly hair (and it still goes curly if I don’t wash it) now it’s kinda wavy coz I wash it everyday but I’m not sure about it. I want to find the perfect hairstyle for me but I don’t know what type of face I have either.

  7. Matthew Hamilton says:

    It doesn’t help that all your examples are ideals, essentially celebrities. I can’t related to celebrities in anyway, so perhaps choosing images of regular, normal, common folk would work make it easier for me to figure out what works best for me.

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