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Choosing the right haircut for your son’s face shape

As a mom, you have to juggle many duties like dressing your children, feeding them and even choosing the right haircut for them. Picking the best haircut is not as easy as it seems. Choosing the wrong haircut can make your child look a little bit off. There are many styles to choose from but you need the right cut for your sons face. The shape of the face determines which hairstyles will look good compared to others. Although the face-shape rules are not definitive or set in stone, they are a great guide when you are wondering what will look great on your child.

Joe's still happy to keep it long.
Joe’s still happy to keep it long.

The common face shapes include:

  • Round
  • Square
  • Oblong
  • Oval
  • Diamond
  • Triangular

Hairstyles for a round face

A round face is characterized by equal width of the forehead, cheekbones and jaw with a slightly rounded jaw. People with round faces often have soft features as opposed to the strong angular features seen in people with square faces. Round faces look great with square hairstyles because they offset the roundness in the face. An off center part with height and volume at the top and shorter sides is one of the best ways to cut the hair to make the face look great.


Hairstyles for a square face

Square shaped faces are described much the same as round faces, equal width of the forehead, cheekbones and the jaw. However, people with square faces do not have as full cheeks as people with round faces and their features are more angular including a strong jaw line. The prominent bone structure can be accentuated in short and tight hairstyles. A little volume at the top will not hurt either but you should avoid a center part.


Hairstyles for oblong face

Oblong or long faces are simply longer than they are wide. Children with such faces often have big foreheads and you can use bangs to hide it. Side swept bangs or blunt bangs and brow skimming can look great on the face. Chin length bobs can be used to create the illusion of width in a long slender face. Curls and waves also add width to the face.

Hairstyles for an oval face

Oval faces have 1 and ½ times the width of the face in length. It is the most versatile face shape and children can look great in a wide variety of hairstyles. Just remember a bad haircut can leave the face looking longer than it should. Short and medium length styles with equal length on the sites look nice on an oval-shaped face.


Hairstyles for a diamond shaped face

A diamond shaped face is widest at the cheekbones while the forehead and jaw line have the same length.  Swept bangs or a layered and high volume haircut offsets the diamond shape.

Hairstyles for triangular face

The triangular face is widest at the jaws. Mid length haircuts with swept bangs, offset part and volume can help the top of the head look wider and the face appear more proportionate.

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