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Guy Guide: The Best Hairstyles According To Your Face Shape

One of the most awkward things that could happen to you is when you end up at a barbershop and find yourself clueless on what haircut you would like to get.

The stylist would ask you what haircut you want to get done, and after running out of time to think for options, the default answer for most Filipino guys would be…

“Barber’s Cut po”

But it does not have to be that way. That is why in this blog post, Pinoy Guy Guide collaborated with our good friends from KnownMan.com to come up with the guide below which shows and describes the type of hairstyle that would fit you best according to your face shape.

Why is your face shape important to consider when getting a new haircut? – you ask.

Because each hairstyle goes well with a specific face shape. To illustrate, some hairstyles like the Faux Hawk or the popular Pompadour for example, would be appropriate for someone with a round or heart-shaped face but would not go well with someone with a square-shaped face. And because the overall symmetry of your head is an important factor in determining which hairstyle would fit you, the infographic guide below will show you how to identify your face shape and then give you options on what type of hairstyle you would ask your stylist to do for you the next time you are at a barbershop.

Ready to find out? Let’s go.


So in summary:

1. Oval Face Shapes will suit hairstyles like Brush Back, Mid-Fade with Pompadour, Taper Fade with Quiff and Classic Side Part

2. Oblong Face Shapes will be appropriate for haircuts like High Fade with Fringe, Short Side Swept, Short and Spiky and Slick Back.

3. Diamond Face Shapes are best suited for Faux Hawk, Tapered Fade with Fringe, Long Rough Side Part and Textured Crop.

4. Hairstyles such as Undercut with Comb Over, High Fade with Pompadour, High Fade with Brush Back and Spiky are best suited for people with Round Face Shape.

4. Haircuts like Textured Comb Over, Crew Cut, Side part and High Fade with Quiff are most appropriate for men with a Square Face Shape.

5. Heart Face Shapes are best suited for haircuts such as Medium Quiff, Tapered Fade with Fringe, Preppy Comb Over and Side Swept Crew Cut.


Remember that just because a specific haircut looks good on someone does not necessarily mean that it would look good on you. In the same way, just because the hairstyle looks perfect on you, does not necessarily mean it will look good on your friends and the people who look up to you as well.

So the next time you are at a barbershop or at a men’s salon, go ahead and show this blog post or infographic to your hairstylist so that you now have far many more options for your haircut other than the usual “barber’s cut”.


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Hi, my name is Chris and I am the founder of Pinoy Guy Guide. As a guy living in Bonifacio Global City in Manila, Philippines, I have a strong interest in writing about men's fashion, lifestyle, pop culture and gear for guys.


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