Looking for a stylish hairstyle that’ll flatter and enhance your complexion this party season? Well, we’re glad you asked! Because we’ve got quite a few hairstyles for square faces that will help to soften and accentuate your best features – while also looking fabulous – lined up just for you.
So why not read on and discover some of our favourite looks, guaranteed to turn heads (for all the right reasons), no matter the occasion.
6 Flattering party hairstyles for square faces
Long, asymmetric layers
Classic, symmetrical layers can exaggerate your angular features, but long, subtly uneven layers will have quite the opposite effect. So, by working in asymmetrical layers through the entire length of your hair, you’ll create a softer, more rounded style that’ll help soften your square face, while also looking ultra modern. For a really easy way to style this hairdo, simply work VO5 Give Me Texture Rough & Sexy Sea Salt Spray (£3.99*) into damp hair and roughly blow-dry or leave to air dry (if you have the time), while scrunching the layers to create a naturally tousled, wavy look.
Eye-grazing side swept fringe
A sweeping side fringe is a great addition to pretty much all hairstyles for square faces, as it can visibly help to soften the harsher angles and lines of your complexion. The key here is to keep the length of the fringe to just above your eye, or grazing the brow bone, and work in a subtly curved sweep to help add some softness and balance.
Editor’s tip: use hair rollers to create wild, undulating waves for an ultra glamorous, ’70s-inspired effect that’s just perfect for a swanky soiree.
Sleek long bob
A smooth and sleek long bob gives a square face an elegant and ultra modern look, especially when the ends are kept blunt and even. If you’re concerned about it creating too graphic a contrast, add a few shorter layers that fall just below your cheekbones to help soften up a strong jawline, while also accentuating those incredible cheekbones to best effect. Blow-dry your hair smooth using a round brush, and finish with Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops (£7.49*) to help boost gloss and shine for a perfectly polished outcome.
Rounding out your bangs and working some super subtle layers into them can really help to soften your face shape instantly. Just ask your stylist to cut your fringe a little longer on the outside edges than in the centre by at least an inch or so. This will result in a more rounded look and help to frame your strong features for the most flattering effect.
A slightly off-centre parting may seem like a subtle adjustment, but it can have a dramatic effect on your face shape – and help to totally transform a simple hairstyle into a more directional look. The best thing about this trick is that it works on both short and long hair, so no matter your existing cut, it’s one worth trying out if you’re looking for an easy, yet effective way to change up your look this party season.
Messy milkmaid braids
This sweet, bohemian look is a wonderfully romantic choice for those with square faces – and just perfect for all those weddings you have to attend too! It’s also a great option if you want an updo that’ll last all night long, while also flattering your angular complexion. And don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect: all those flyaways and delicate tendrils of hair escaping from your braids are all part of the boho charm.
Want to know how to create these party-perfect milkmaid braids? Follow our step-by-step guide!
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