Square Face Shapes

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Side-swept Bangs and Shoulder-length: Perfect for Square Faces

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So you have a square face. Congratulations! Did you know that people with square faces photograph extremely well? You likely have angular features, high cheekbones and you're in very good company since some of the world's most beautiful people share you face shape. Think Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Helena Christensen, pictured here.

In this gallery, I feature gorgeous hairstyles for women with square faces. Enjoy!

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A Square Face Can Get Away With Long Hair

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Try a Center Part With Long Waves

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This Shag is Very Flattering on a Square Face

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Another Shag Hairstyle Option

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A Longer Verion of the Shag

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Square Faces Age Well

Isabelle Huppert. Ian Gavan for Getty

French actress Isabelle Huppert was born in 1951 (!?!!). She's a perfect example of how women with square faces tend to age well. Her haircut is youthful and works will with her face shape. If her face was thinner, she might look gaunt and drawn.

 

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Blunt Bangs With Rounded Edges are Great for Square Faces

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A Center Part and Waves: It Doesn't Get More Flattering Than This

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Don't Wear Chin-Length Hair, Grow it Longer

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Hair that falls to your chin only shows off a strong chin. It's best to grow hair longer or cut it shorter than the chin.

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Careful of Blunt Bangs

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Really blunt bangs can be less flattering on a square face than bangs that are just a bit longer on the ends, framing the face.

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The Bangs Work Great on a Square Face

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These side-swept bangs are perfect for a square face.

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Long Waves are Great for a Square Face

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Be Careful of Pulling Hair Back

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Hair pulled back will show off your strong, angular features. If you get compliments on your hair when it's pulled back, then go for it. I would suggest keeping hair a bit looser, as shown in the next photo.

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A Great Updo: Loose and Wavy

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Wavy hair pulled back works great with a square face. The waves soften angular features.

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Long, Sleek Waves

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This is a great hairstyle for square faces.

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Got Natural Curls? Flaunt Them!

Lisa Martinek. Vittorio Zunino Celotto for Getty

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Shoulder-Length is Flattering on All Face Shapes, Including Yours

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A Great Look on Any Face Shape

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This was Gallery 2 of square face shapes. Return to Gallery 1.