Square face shapes are lucky to get away with most hairstyles! They tend to be quite angular, often wide around your cheeks and slightly narrower around the jawline. If you’re in need of some style inspiration then check out our favourite celebrity looks to suit square face shapes and book a trip to your nearest salon…
Proving how fab subtle layers are for square face shapes, Gwyneth Paltrow leaves her hair loose and natural. By letting a side parting rest neatly on your cheekbones this will help make them less defined!
Angelina Jolie has rocked long hair for a while, so copy her look by keeping things smooth and sleek. Tucking front sections behind your ears will show off the best of your assets and really open up your face!
Update your style with a flirty side fringe like Sophie Ellis Bextor that will stop it lying flat. A diagonal parting will help create volume and height which will balance out your face’s width.
Take note from Jennifer Lawrence and add some height to your crop! More volume on top means you’ll create a longer looking face that’s oh so flattering for any age and hair length.
Kelly Osbourne’s colour pop shade is not for the faint hearted. Her bluntly cut full fringe, structured bob and tousled ends are a great combo for creating a point of interest away from a strong jawline.
Copy Jennifer Garner and add a full fringe that sits just above the brows to create a framing effect that draws attention to your eyes. If you don’t have long layers then fake it with some texture spray!
One of the most flattering styles to copy is a side parting teamed with a good hair colour that detracts from your face shape. We love Olivia Wilde’s glamourous ombre look that’s so on trend and frames her features perfectly.
If you’re opting for an updo, take note from Sandra Bullock and chose a relaxed low pony swished to one side. A deep side parting will distract your eyes away from the width of your face.
Take inspiration from Claire Danes’ style that’s a perfect length and looks completely effortless. We’re big fans of her swishy ends that help create a flattering silhouette!
A smooth updo can accentuate a square face but by choosing a style with a few loose strands this will soften your look like Kiera Knightley’s.
Always try and avoid anything that makes your face seem wider than it is. Gentle layers teamed with highlights are really flattering and take inches off Jennifer Anniston’s cheekbones.
Seriously sleek styles can sometimes be hard to pull off but can really open up your face. Copy Nicole Richie by opting for a side parting teamed with a bright lipstick for extra style points.
Midi lengths are great for square face shapes but if your hair is long like Demi Moore’s keep it smooth and sleek with a centre parting and tousled ends. This is a great weekend look that’s fuss free and will take years off!
We love Natalie Portman’s slightly asymmetric curly bob! Bouncy waves are key to creating the illusion of a narrower face in an instant.
Ask your hairdresser to cut in layers that start just above the chin to offset a strong jawline a la Kate Moss. By styling ends inward, this will help to narrow your face too!