Learn how you can balance out a triangle face shape with these ultra flattering celebrity styles

Beth | 19 January 2018

If you have a triangle face shape, all of these styles will look amazing on you!


We’re forever hammering home the importance of choosing a hairstyle to flatter your face shape, but as some face shapes like round, oval and square are so common, others like the triangle face shape can often be overlooked.

Similar to the more commonly seen heart-shape face, to have a triangle face means that your forehead is the widest part of your face, paired with a pointed or angular chin. If you trace over it with your finger, you’ll see that it makes an upside-down triangle, hence the term triangle face!

So, to show you just how you should be styling your mane to complement your unique face shape, we’ve rounded up all the finest A-list celebs who are also part of the triangle squad. Featuring the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Chloë Grace Moretz, you too can get a killer style.

The 7 best celebrity hairstyles to steal if you have a triangle face


triangle face hairstyles: reese witherspoon with side parted blonde mom hair
Reese definitely knows how to best flatter her triangle face shape. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Mom hair

Inverted triangle face shapes are characterised by a wider forehead and pointed chin, so the best way to balance out your forehead is to play down the symmetry with a side-parted style.

Reese Witherspoon’s ’90s-inspired mom hair features a deep set side part and varying length layers. This cleverly adds body and width to the style, downplaying her more prominent angles.

triangle face hairstyles: actress shailene woodley with blonde hair styled in a low ponytail with a few loose strands around her face
Keeping tendrils of hair free around the side of your face is our top tip for creating a romantic style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Low ponytail

Ponytails are always a good option to have up your sleeve, but one tip we have for triangle-faced ladies is to position your pony lower down. That way, if you add curls or volume to your pony, it’ll add oomph through your ends, softening up your jawline.

triangle face hairstyles: victoria beckham with her dark hair in an updo style
We like to follow by Victoria’s style example. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Coiffured updo

Updos are a classic, elegant style for special occasions like family weddings or christenings. If you usually avoid them as you don’t think wearing your hair off of your face suits you, try following Victoria’s lead and backcombing your roots before styling for added lift at the crown.

That way, you won’t ever have to worry about the top of your hair looking flat or like you’re bald from the front!

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Editor’s tip: Don’t be mistaken by the name, the TIGI Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo does a lot more than just refresh greasy hair. Blast into your roots before backcombing, and it’ll give you masses of extra lift and height for ’60s-worthy beehive hair.

triangle face hairstyles: scarlett johansson with a blonde quiffed pixie cut
With shorter styles like this one, adding texture is key. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Pixie quiff

If shorter styles are more your cup of tea, pixie cuts can look fabulous. Scarlett Johansson’s rockabilly quiffed style has a real retro feel to it, effortlessly oozing confidence and high fashion vibes.

triangle face hairstyles: rosamund pike with double braided updo hair
If you’re in need of a style that’s a little fancier than your everyday look, try this. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Braided updo

Rosamund Pike’s intricate braided updo is no doubt the work of a pro stylist but it is possible to recreate it at home yourself. It’s essentially just 2 French braids tied together into a neat bun at the top of the head, so while it looks tricky, it’s no more complicated than any other braided ‘do.

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Editor’s tip: We always recommend that you do braided hairstyles on unwashed, 2-day (or more!) old hair, as you really do need the extra grittiness to help give you that hold.

If you can’t avoid hair washing day, though, adding some of the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray through your mane will help to add the texture you need to slay this style.

triangle face hairstyles: actress marion cotillard on the red carpet with a braided undercut
There’s always an occasion to rock a braid. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Braided undercut

Braided undercuts are an edgy hairstyle, that’s for sure. But what makes them so different? Well, by adding detail to one side you’ll have a more unconventional style, which not only makes you stand out but also offsets a wide forehead! Pretty smart styling, rght?

triangle face hairstyles chloe grace moretz at the golden globes with hollywood waves hair
Old Hollywood glamour at its absolute finest. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Hollywood waves

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz definitely has a triangular face shape, but she knows exactly how to style her hair to flatter her features.

These Marilyn-inspired Hollywood waves add plenty of body to the sides of her look, with the side parting flattering her forehead perfectly.