Top 50 Hairstyles for Square Faces

By on November 15, 2013






Welcome to our Top 50 Hairstyles for Square Faces! To find out if you have a square shaped face, take a picture of your face from the front, looking straight into the camera. Print it out and draw a line around the edge of your face, paying attention to the width and shape of your hairline, cheeks, and jaw. Square faces are about equal in length and width, with defined corners and prominent cheekbones.

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We’ve taken inspiration from some beautiful square-faced celebrities and found 50 fabulous hairstyles for you to choose from. Browse through our Top 50 Hairstyles for Square Faces to find your perfect new hairdo!

1. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Ponytail with choppy bangs

Actress Olivia Wilde looks gorgeous with her casual ponytail and eyebrow-skimming, choppy bangs. Heavy bangs can accentuate your jawline, so make sure you get them rounded at the edges to soften your look. This hairstyle draws attention to your eyes, so make sure your makeup is immaculate.

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2. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Sleek, side-combed ‘do

Actress Diane Kruger looks sizzling hot with her sleek, side-combed hairdo. We love how her side-swept blonde locks soften the corners of her face and draw attention to her stunning blue eyes. For a sleek and polished look,comb some styling gel into your hair and blow-dry it to keep everything in place.

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3. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Long ombre locks with choppy bangs

Glee actress and singer Lea Michele looks radiant with her long ombre locks and her signature choppy bangs. She wears her glossy hair loose with long layers that subtly frame her face. Once again, notice how her bangs accentuate her eyes – a great way to draw attention away from an angular jawline.

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4. Paris Hilton Hairstyle: Asymmetrical bob with side-swept fringe

Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton rocks an ultra-modern asymmetrical bob with a side-swept fringe. Side-fringes are very flattering for square faces as they break up the “boxy” outline and draw the eye towards the middle of the face. This is a great short hairstyle as it keeps hair looking elegant and feminine.

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5. Emily Deschanel Hairstyle: Long, layered bob

Actress Emily Deschanel looks striking with her long, layered bob and super-long lashes. Layers are a great way to disguise an angular face, and we love how Emily has had her hair cut. The “cherry on top” of her look is the copper highlights that warm up her hair colour and brighten up her complexion.

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6. Keira Knightley Hairstyle: Poker-straight angular bob

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Actress Keira Knightley rocks a poker-straight, angular bob with a deep middle-parting. We love how this hairstyle creates the illusion of a longer, more oval-shaped face by softening the angles of her jaw and cheekbones. Keep your hair super-straight by investing in a high-quality hair straightener.

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7. Angelina Jolie Hairstyle: Long, tousled waves

Movie star Angelina Jolie looks glamorous with her long, tousled waves of hair. We love how she wears her warm, chestnut locks loose and wavy with a long side-swept fringe. Give your look a sexy touch with some bright red lippy and long, dark lashes.

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8. Taraji P. Henson Hairstyle: Voluminous angular bob

Actress and singer Taraji Henson looks elegant and sophisticated with her voluminous angular bob. This short hairstyle is very flattering for square faces as it’s quite top-heavy, which balances out a strong, angular jaw. Wear your hair with a side-fringe for an even more square-face-friendly ‘do.

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9. Kristen Bell Hairstyle: Pretty plaited pony

American actress Kristen Bell looks fresh-faced and summery with her pretty plaited ponytail. Plaited hairstyles are trending at the moment, and there are hundreds of variations to choose from. Keep your look casual by sweeping your hair back into a ponytail and creating a simple French plait.

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10. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Long tousled bob

Actress Olivia Wilde looks phenomenal with her long, tousled bob. We love the ombre in her hair, and the small side fringe that hides the corners of her forehead. Ombre has been a hot trend this year, with many celebs showing off their own version of the popular colour-fade hairstyle.

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11. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Romantic curly up’do

Actress Diane Kruger looks ethereal with her romantic, curly hairdo. We adore her honey-blonde hair colour and the soft waves in her hair. She wears her hair secured in a loose, curled chignon at the nape of her neck, drawing attention away from her strong jawline.

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12. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Knotted up’do with blunt bangs

Glee actress and singer Lea Michele looks amazing with her intricately knotted up’do and blunt bangs. This hairstyle combines a knotted chignon with subtly braided hair and rounded, blunt bangs. Rounded bangs are the best choice for square faces as they hide the corners of your forehead.

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13. Paris Hilton Hairstyle: Quirky quiff

Socialite Paris Hilton mixes it up with a sky-high, quirky quiff. We love how she boldly bares her face and makes the most of her angular features. Although her fun and flirty quiff draws attention away from her face, she balances the look out with eye-popping red lipstick.

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14. Emily Deschanel Hairstyle: Classy up’do

Bones actress Emily Deschanel wears her hair in a simple yet classy up’do with long, face-framing tresses. She softens the angles of her square face and accentuates her eyes with side-swept locks of hair. This is a great evening hairstyle for formal occasions or even a hot date.

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15. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Voluminous ponytail

Actress Olivia Wilde looks stunning with her playful ponytail. Her long hair has been slightly teased at the crown and pulled back into a sleek medium-height pony. To recreate Olivia’s pretty ponytail, massage volume-boosting mousse into damp roots before blow-drying and styling.

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16. Keira Knightley Hairstyle: Middle-parted waves

English actress and model Keira Knightley wears her medium-length hair with a middle parting and gorgeous waves. Middle partings are very flattering for square faces as they conceal the upper corners of your face shape. Recreate Keira’s romantic look by gently curling hair and keeping it in place with hairspray.

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17. Angelina Jolie Hairstyle: Beehive with super-long bangs

Angelina Jolie turns heads with her huge beehive-inspired hairdo. We love how she’s left two super-long bangs loose to frame her face, creating a softer and less harsh outline of her face. Keep your flyaway hairs for an elegant and feminine touch.

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18. Taraji P. Henson Hairstyle: Curly below-the-chin bob

Actress and singer Taraji Henson wears her short hair in a curly, below-the-chin bob with a side-fringe. Her bob is the perfect length for her square face shape, as it leads the eye down and past her angular jawline. For perfectly curled hair, use a curling wand and hairspray to keep your hair in place.

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19. Kristen Bell Hairstyle: Simple, mid-length hairdo

Actress Kristen Bell perfects the “girl-next-door” look with a simple, mid-length hairdo. This hairstyle works very well with her square face shape, as the side-swept bangs and subtle layers soften the angles of her face. We absolutely love her shiny golden locks and her shimmery green eye-shadow – divine!

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20. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Long and straight with choppy bangs

Actress Olivia Wilde looks stunning with her long, straight hair and choppy bangs. She pulls off same-length hair by wearing it loose with rounded bangs. Rounded bangs can be very flattering for square faces as they break up the “square” shape and draw attention to the eyes.

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21. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Classic chignon

Diane Kruger embraces her square face and wears her hair scraped back into a classic chignon. To recreate Diane’s look, comb hair into a middle parting and apply styling gel on top for a sleek, wet look. Carefully blow-dry hair and pull the soft ends into a curled chignon at the nape of your neck.

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22. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Wet-look

Lea Michele looks like she’s just stepped out of the ocean with her sleek, wet-look hairdo. This hairstyle combines wet-looking hair on top and dry, dynamic hair towards the ends for an edgy contrast. Slick hair back with hair gel and then gently blow-dry it for great texture.

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23. Salma Hayek Hairstyle: Blunt bob with side-swept fringe

Actress Salma Hayek shows off her long, blunt bob with a subtle side-swept fringe. This hairstyle is very flattering for square faces as it draws the eye down, past the chin and jawline. Salma wears a gorgeous statement necklace that becomes the focus of attention with this look.

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24. Paris Hilton Hairstyle: Perfectly coiffed ‘do

Heiress and actress Paris Hilton looks flirty and feminine with her perfectly coiffed hairdo. This elaborate hairstyle is all about building volume. Try blow-drying your hair in rollers before teasing it back at the crown, and then use a curling iron to create perfect curls.

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25. Taraji P. Henson Hairstyle: Sexy side-bun

Actress and singer Taraji Henson wears her hair in a dramatic and sexy side-bun. Her huge bun almost defies gravity, yet remains secured at the nape of her neck. To glam up this hairstyle, wear pretty drop-earrings and soft, natural makeup for a romantic look.

 

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26. Kristen Bell Hairstyle: Razor-cut bangs and subtle layers

Actress Kristen Bell keeps her look simple with subtle layers and razor-cut bangs. The ends are slightly feathered for loads of texture and a soft, romantic look. Remember to keep your shortest layer longer than chin-length to draw attention away from an angular jaw.

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27. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Half-up, half-down hairdo

Actress Olivia Wilde looks stunning with her pretty half-up, half-down hairdo. She wears her long hair with a sweeping fringe that conceals one of the corners of her square shaped face, making it appear less angular. We love how her rich chocolate-brown coloured hair fades to a summery blonde at the tips.

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28. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Undone, half-up ‘do

German actress and fashion model Diane Kruger wears her hair in a pretty, undone hairdo. Her hair has been teased at the crown and pulled back into a messy half-up, half-down ‘do. We love how she manages to make this simple look more elegant with soft, romantic waves and winged eyeliner.

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29. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Medium length ombre locks

We are super jealous of actress and singer Lea Michele’s medium length ombre locks. This hairstyle suits her perfectly, and we think that it’s very flattering for her square face. She stays on trend with ombre that brightens up her complexion, and long choppy bangs that draw attention to her eyes.

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30. Salma Hayek Hairstyle: Massive topknot bun

Actress Salma Hayek is bang on trend with her massive topknot bun. We love how she’s made her hairstyle more interesting by adding a sparkly headband at the base of the bun. This hairstyle gives her hair extra height and creates the illusion of a longer, less angular face.

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31. Paris Hilton Hairstyle: Side-braided and loose

Actress and socialite Paris Hilton wears her long platinum blonde hair with a side-braided twist. We love how she’s integrated a small plait into her otherwise simple hairstyle. Finish off your look with a soft, side-swept fringe that breaks up the “boxy” outline of your square face.

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32. Jennifer Garner Hairstyle: Long, tousled waves

Actress Jennifer Garner looks amazing with her long, tousled waves of hair. We adore the warm, coppery tones in her chestnut locks and the soft tousled waves that soften the angles of her face. When updating your hair colour, be sure to choose a shade that complements your skin tone.

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33. Kristen Bell Hairstyle: Loose waves and a bubble fringe

Actress Kristen Bell embraces her square face shape and wears her hair combed back into a flirty bubble fringe. She leaves the rest of her hair in loose waves that gently frame her gorgeous jawline. When it comes to your square face shape, you can either embrace it or find ways to disguise it if it bothers you.

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34. Emily Deschanel Hairstyle: Voluminous long bob

Actress Emily Deschanel (older sister of Zooey Deschanel) wears her hair in a gorgeous, voluminous long bob. Her middle parting is very flattering for her square face as it hides the upper corners of her face, creating a less angular outline. The long layers of her bob gently frame her face and add to a softer look.

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35. Keira Knightley Hairstyle: Elaborately coiffed up’do

Actress Keira Knightley looks phenomenal with her elaborately coiffed up’do. We love absolutely everything about this short hairstyle: the soft, wispy bangs across her forehead, the curled chignon to one side, and the fluffy flyaway hairs that give her look a romantic touch. Finish off with bold winged eyeliner and a subtle pink lip – gorgeous!

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36. Angelina Jolie Hairstyle: Classy tousled bun

Movie star and super-mom Angelina Jolie looks striking with her hair pulled back into a classy, tousled bun. This hairstyle draws attention to your face, so be sure you’re ready to turn heads. Wear some sparkly earrings and bold make-up for a sexy, eye-catching look.

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37. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Simple and sexy

Actress Olivia Wilde keeps her look simple and sexy with ash-blonde streaks in her long brunette locks. Her small side-fringe interrupts the “boxy” outline of her square face and draws attention to her eyes. We love the ash-blonde highlights that complement her pale complexion.

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38. Jennifer Garner Hairstyle: Sleek and poker-straight

Actress Jennifer Garner looks smoking hot with her sleek, poker-straight locks. Her deep middle-parting works very well with her square face as her hair conceals the upper corners of her face and her wide cheeks. To get super-sleek hair like Jennifer’s, use a high-quality hair straightener and a few spritzes of extra-shine serum when styling your hair.

JENNIFER GARNER at Butter Screening in New York

39. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Straight with ombre ends

Actress and singer Lea Michele wears her ombre hair straight with her signature chunky bangs and minimal makeup. Lea looks fantastic with curly, wavy, or straight hair, and we love how she’s mixed things up by keeping the ombre in her straight locks. Instead of the gradual fade of an ombre ‘do, try dip-dying your hair a lighter colour.

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40. Katie Holmes Hairstyle: Edgy, modern bob

Actress Katie Holmes cast aside her Dawson’s Creek girl-next-door image for this sexy and modern bob. We love her with super-short hair, and we think that this hairstyle is the perfect combination of edgy and classic. Her side-swept fringe softens the corners of her square face and give her a more feminine look.

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41. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Side-swept curls

Actress Diane Kruger nails the side-swept hair trend with her gorgeous, golden curls worn to one side. This is a very easy hairstyle to recreate at home, and it’s very flattering for most face shapes. Embrace asymmetry by wearing your hair over one ear and combed behind the other.

attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.

42. Angelina Jolie Hairstyle: Super sexy volume

Movie star Angelina Jolie wears her long, mahogany hair loose with loads of super-sexy volume. Her hair is teased at the crown for added height, creating the illusion of a longer and more rounded facial outline. To get Angie’s beautiful blowout, use plenty of volume-boosting hair products and blow-dry hair with a round brush.

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43. Sandra Bullock Hairstyle: Lob with long, rounded bangs

Actress Sandra Bullock wears her long bob (lob) with long, rounded bangs that soften the angles of her square face. We love how the choppy layers in her hair give it texture and body – great for straight, fine hair that tends to look flat. Add a few copper highlights to your dark hair for a warmer look.

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44. Diane Kruger Hairstyle: Undone plaited side-pony

German actress and former fashion model Diane Kruger wears her tousled blonde hair in an undone plaited side-pony. Her side-swept tresses soften her features and draw attention past her jawline and down to her tousled ponytail. For a casual look, secure your pony loosely at the end and let it get a bit messy.

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45. Emily Deschanel Hairstyle: Long, luscious bob

Bones actress Emily Deschanel looks fantastic with her long, luscious bob. This hairstyle has all the elements of a square-face-friendly ‘do: 1. side-swept, rounded bangs, 2. below-the chin length, and 3. subtle layers. Keep your hair healthy for great shine and body.

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46. Keira Knightley Hairstyle: Messy razor-cut pixie

Keira Knightley dispels all myths about square faces and short hair as she rocks her messy razor-cut pixie crop. We absolutely love the texture of her hair, and the soft pieces of hair that frame her face. Pixie cuts are a classic and feminine way to wear your hair short.

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47. Lea Michele Hairstyle: Two-tone, textured locks

Lea Michele goes all out with her two-tone, textured locks. She bravely contrasts dark and light hair, all the while keeping her signature choppy bangs. We love how her half-tousled, half-curled hair cascades down her back in voluminous waves. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colours and textures until you find your perfect look!

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48. Katie Holmes Hairstyle: Girl-next-door with a twist

Actress Katie Holmes updates the girl-next-door look with glossy locks and sexy waves. Her unruly bangs draw attention to her face and away from the upper corners of her square face, giving her a softer look. This is a perfect everyday hairstyle for medium-length hair.

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49. Olivia Wilde Hairstyle: Beautiful blonde bob

Actress Olivia Wilde looks fresh and summery with her beautiful blonde bob. We love the side-swept fringe and the many layers and waves of hair that soften the angles of her square face. Take note that Olivia has changed her makeup to better suit her lighter hair colour. Divine!

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50. Keira Knightley Hairstyle: Elaborately curled up’do

Actress Keira Knightley wears her short hair in an elaborately curled up’do with a flowery headband. This is a feminine and romantic hairstyle that’s perfect for a special occasion. For Keira’s naturally textured hair, lay off the heat styling and let embrace frizz.

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So that’s it – out Top 50 Hairstyles for Square Faces! Whether you love your square face or you’d rather enhance it, we’re sure you’ve found plenty of hairstyles to try out.