A hair transplant has the power to transform your entire look.
Thousands of men, including celebrities like Wayne Rooney and Joey Fatone, have rediscovered the joys of real hair growth thanks to FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).
This cutting-edge procedure combats baldness with permanent results you’ll love, safely and cost-effectively.
But everyone who undergoes a hair transplant has one very big, very important question to consider:
Which hairstyle suits my face shape?
Why is matching the right style to your face so important?
If you care about the way you look, finding a hairstyle that suits you can be a real pain.
You might go to dozens of barbers searching for that one cut which accentuates your cheekbones, frames your forehead nicely and suits every type of occasion.
You might spend hundreds of pounds on hair products, trying waxes, pomades, creams, gels, sprays and pastes to fashion your locks into a ‘do’ you actually like.
But if you still can’t settle on one great look that suits your face shape, all of that money will be for nothing.
Finding the right hairstyle is so important because it helps you avoid wasted time and money on frustrating experimentation.
You deserve to enjoy your new head of hair to the full after undergoing your transplant — which is why we’ve put together an expert guide on matching the right styles to different face shapes below!
What are the different face shapes?
An oval face is a tad longer than it is wide, with a jaw that tapers down to the chin. The structure is softer than more angular, striking shapes.
The square face has a typically masculine shape, with a strong jawline suggesting strength.
Sides tend to be straight without tapering down to the chin (as it would in an oval).
In round faces, the sides are more curved than straight. The face itself may be as wide as it is long.
This face shape features more angular structure, with the cheekbones standing out as the broadest area.
Both the chin and forehead may have equal or similar dimensions.
Rectangle faces typically appear slim with consistent width from the top down. The sides will be straight and even.
Heart-shaped faces feature prominent foreheads and chins bearing a slight point, with more width at the top than bottom.
If you’re unsure what face shape you have, a barber or stylist should be able to help.
They will offer advice on hairstyles to complement your shape too, so don’t be afraid to let them take control (but only if you trust them, of course!).
Which hairstyles suit your face shape?
It’s always useful to have a few ideas in mind before you visit a barber or salon.
While professionals will make suggestions based on their unique experience and creativity, your own input can help direct their work.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the different hairstyles that suit each face shape best.
Hairstyles for oval face shapes
Men with oval faces have enviable freedom in their hairstyle choices — you can wear pretty much any cut you want!
Still, it’s worth taking note of a few points.
First of all, be wary of styles with excessive height (such as tall quiffs or extreme spikes) as these can disrupt the harmonious balance nature has bestowed upon your face.
Short cuts work particularly well, but you should generally feel free to try multiple styles if you like to mix things up from time to time.
Hairstyles for square face shapes
You’re blessed with a strong jawline, so your hairstyle needs to help soften your angular face.
Hair maintained at a medium length looks great on square faces, to help match the width of your jaw.
If you prefer a shorter, neater style consider combining it with stubble or a tidy beard for that softening effect.
Hairstyles for round face shapes
Round faces can make men appear less mature than you may prefer, unless you choose the right hairstyle to reduce its softness.
Add height to your face to counterbalance your roundness, like a quiff or messy spikes.
Plenty of texture helps too, while short sides will streamline your shape more too.
Want to introduce even more length?
Grow your beard to a tapered point, which will help inject a bit more rugged masculinity if you feel your round shape is too ‘babyish’.
Hairstyles for diamond face shapes
Diamond faces usually benefit from hairstyles that widen the forehead.
Consider a cut with enough length to sweep the hair back to reveal the brow in all its glory, or spike your fringe for controlled height (not too much, though!).
Again, you can add width with help from your trusty facial hair, but keep it thicker around the jaw than the chin.
Hairstyles for rectangle face shapes
Matching diamond faces with the right hair can be tricky. Basically, avoid any styles that keep the sides trimmed short or the top long.
You want to keep a nice balance all over, such as with a solid crew cut or a tidy side-part.
Keep volume minimal to flatter your shape and maximise your features.
Hairstyles for heart face shapes
Finally, the heart-shaped face rarely works with very short styles as these tend to highlight the forehead’s width.
Keep the length at a medium and consider sweeping it to the side or wearing it in a quiff.
You’ll add height to reduce the overall width of your face’s upper half.
Facial hair helps too: grow a short beard to add bulk to the jaw and balance the lower half of your face with the top.
We hope this brief guide will help you find that ideal hairstyle for your face shape after your transplant.
FUE is designed to keep your restored hair as natural and authentic as possible — we extract follicles from areas of your scalp with healthy growth and implant them into balding zones, so each new strand blends in with the rest.
Once your hair has grown long enough to be trimmed, speak to your barber or stylist for advice on creating a cut suited to your face shape; this will show your rejuvenated hairline off at its very best.
Consider taking a picture when it’s exactly as you want it too, to show to future hairdressers.
This is a lot easier than trying to describe the perfect look, and gives them invaluable reference material to check as they work.
Have any questions about hair transplants? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts!