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Styles to Flatter Your Square Face Shape

male square face shape

female square face shape

Your face is almost as wide as it is long and has a broad jaw-line and forehead. You probably also have a square hairline.

Your main style aims are...

...To create the illusion of a longer face and maybe, to soften your jaw-line.

Face Shape Hair Styles

Go for...

  • Styles that add height to the top of the head

  • Curve and angle hair across the forehead

  • An off-center parting

  • Soft, layered styles

  • Wisps, curls and waves

  • Broken and asymmetric styles

  • Hair close to ears to emphasize the cheekbones

  • Very straight styles

  • Styles that add width to your jaw-line

Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Your best styles have the following characteristics...

  • Narrow oval frames or frames with narrow frames and upward curves to minimize the squareness of your face

  • Frames wider than they are deep to make your face appear longer

  • Color or decoration on the upper outer corners of the frame

  • Frames no wider than the width of your face


  • An irregular brim and a prominent crown will make your face appear longer

  • Wear at an angle to soften your face's squareness

Face Shape Makeup Tips

  • Minimise and soften your forehead and jaw-line by applying a darker shade of foundation at your temples and jaw

  • Apply blush on the apple (ball) of your cheekbone and blend towards the top of your ear. Most of the color should be on the apple of your cheekbone


  • Wear earrings that are longer than they are wide

The Finishing Touch

accessorizing the finishing touch

I know many of you need help with accessorizing...

  • Where to start?
  • What to choose?
  • How much is too much?

This is the ebook I now recommend to all my clients to answer these questions and more. See my review of The Finishing Touch ebook to find out why.

Examples of a Square Face Shape

Celebrities with Square Shaped Face

These famous people have this face shape...

More Examples of Square Shape Face

Here are examples of readers with this face shape...

>> Peggy Jo's face shape is square

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