The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces
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Hairstyles for square faces have traditionally been pretty boring; if you have a strong jaw (and killer cheekbones), you’ve probably been told that your only option is long, flowing hair to soften the angularity of your face. Yawn. We think that square-faced babes deserve a lot better—so we’ve put together a collection of fun, elegant hairstyles that work beautifully on square faces. Spoiler alert: they’re all about creating subtle asymmetry. Prepare to fall in love.

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  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Side Part. Something as simple as a deep side part, like Olivia Wilde's, breaks up the angles of the face.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Messy Updo. Instead of pulling all your hair straight back, soften a square face shape by leaving loose pieces to frame the features, like Kiera Knightley.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Angled Bob. To elongate the face, request a bob (or long bob in Nikki Reed's case) that graduated in the in the back and longer in the front.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Long Layers. Too-short layers can make a square face look wider than it actually is. Long layers, as seen on Beth Behr, create a more streamlined look.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Soft Waves. Loose, wavy texture like Gisele Bündchen's helps to soften features.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Gradual Layers. Starting layers close to the jawline, like Claire Danes', will soften the square effect. The shortest layers should be even with your chin.

  • The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

    Side-Swept Bangs. Blunt bangs can make the face look wide. Copy Emma Stone's side-swept look to soften your face's angles.

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Side Part. Something as simple as a deep side part, like Olivia Wilde's, breaks up the angles of the face.

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