• 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Soft Waves. Loose, wavy texture like Gisele Bündchen's helps to soften features.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces


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The Prettiest Hairstyles for Square Faces

Enhance your beauty—and play up your angles.

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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