Top 21 Hairstyles for Men 2019 based on Face Shape (Updated)

Top 21 Hairstyles for Men 2019 based on Face Shape (Updated)


Each time before going to a barber, or after browsing some cool men haircuts, every man surely have asked this question “What haircut is for me”? Even a short haircut for men could mean so many things and it’s still very vague. Should you go for the trendy ones out there like fade haircut, the crew cut, pompodour hair style, bob haircut or the 2 block haircut (korean style)?

We at Urban Oak, while we appreciate trends and creativity. However, we value more what’s suitable and relevant for each men since everyone is unique. Here’s a guide to the top 21 hairstyles for men based on face shape. Next time, when you go to your barber, you could pull this out and try them out!

Oblong Face Shape

Photo by  Bespoke Unit

Photo by Bespoke Unit


What is an Oblong Face Shape?

A tall, rectangular face with rounded corners. Forehead is broad but a similar size to cheekbones and jawline.

Hairstyles should create broadness and downplay its length.


Best Men’s Haircut for Oblong Face Shape

  1. Long Fringe  

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2. Side parting

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3. Side Swept Crew Cut

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Oval Face Shape

What is an Oblong Face Shape?

Your face length is longer than the cheekbone width as well as a forehead width larger than your jawline. It is not angular on your cheekbone sides but a more nice rounded curve to your chin.

Generally try to avoid fringes to stay sharp with more angles to reduce the “roundness of your head shape”.

Best Men’s Haircut for Oblong Face Shape

  1. Brush back / Comb Back

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2. Mid fade with pompadour

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3. Undercut comb over

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Diamond Face Shape

What is a Diamond Face Shape?

Your face length is the largest measurement, followed by your cheekbones, forehead width and jawline.

You likely have strong cheekbones with a long, tapering jawline. This creates an illusion that you have a much angular appearance with distinct cheekbones. It shows much more masculinity.

Best Men’s Haircut for Diamond Face Shape

Do’s: Generally provide more volume to soften the angularity of features, scissors cuts rather than clippers as it provides more texture and not overly short

Don’ts: Avoid aggressive cuts that further sharpen features, or short sides

  1. Faux Hawk

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2. Textured crop

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3. Slick Back with medium length on the sides

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4. High fade with fringe

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Round Face Shape

Round Face Type

What is a Round Face?

Whilst your face cheekbone width and face length are alike, they’re both larger than your similarly-sized forehead and jawline. Chin are round and there’s no particular angles.

Best Men’s Haircut for Round Face Shape

Do’s: Aim for height, tighter sides and textured cuts to give you a more defined and shaper look.

Don’ts: Try to avoid fringes on the front.

  1. Side swept + brush up

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2. Spiky with some heights on the top

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3. High fade with pompadour

Square Face Shape

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What is a Square Face?

Wide jaw and high cheekbones. Your length and width proportions are equal with a forehead and jawline of similar breadth. This face types has straight cheeks with a broad, strong chin.

Best Men’s Haircut for Square Face Shape

Do’s: Keep your sideburns short and hair above the ears and Try having your hair relatively short but styled upward to elongate the face.

Don’ts: Avoid flat top and short sides at the same time.

  1. Slick Back Undercut

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2. Buzz cut

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3. Top Knot Hairstyle

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4. Crew Cut

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Triangle Face Shape

Triangle Face Shape

What is a Triangle Face Shape

Known as inverted triangle, you’ll have a thinner cheekbone/temple area that extends to a wider jawline. Your chine tend to appear longer.

Hence, you will want to get a haircut that’s reduces the jawline and focus on the forehead to create some balance

Best Men’s Haircut for Triangle Face Shape

Do’s: Add Width  and have more volume on the top to balance out the jaw.

Don’ts: Avoid fade on the side as it will narrow your head width, which further emphasis your chin

  1. Top Curly Quiff 

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2. Crew Cut

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3. Comb Over

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4. Textured Quiff

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