What haircuts are suitable for square faces?


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Haircuts suitable for a square face shape include an angled bob, a voluminous bob, graduated layers, asymmetrical layers and long layers. Most cuts are made even more flattering by adding eye-skimming bangs or an off-center part.

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A bob with blunt ends makes a square face look too severe, but a bob that is shorter in the back and longer in the front elongates the face and softens angular features. An alternative to this cut for curly hair is a voluminous bob with long layers that create soft waves around the face. A medium to long cut with graduated layers that start at the chin lengthens the face and highlights the features of a square face, without making them look severe. Asymmetrical layers are not exactly even on each side to keep a textured look that softens any face shape. Long hair with long layers that start past the shoulders lengthens a square face.

Eye-skimming bangs work with most cuts and lengths. When they are draped correctly, long bangs take attention away from a short, square jaw line. For women who want long layers instead of bangs, an off-center part that is even with the inner corner of the eye breaks up the width of a square face.

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