10 Hairstyles for Square Faces in Women in Their 40s

Alyssa François | 24 April 2016

Put your best face forward.

Like they say: Age ain’t nothing but a number, right? In spite of that, at this time in your life, you know who you are and what works well for you, you’re already set into your ways. It’s also said that face shapes change as you age. Embrace this period and welcome new hairstyles that flatter your frame. Like all face shapes, square faces are unique and beautiful. However, no matter the frame of your face, switching up your normal hairstyle and finding a new option suitable for you can be challenging. Maybe you’ve been wearing the same style for the last couple of years and finally realize that you are in desperate need of a change. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some classic, sexy, and chic age-appropriate hairstyles for square faces that will work that flawless jawline in your 40s.

Top Hairstyles for Square Faces In Their 40s


loose blonde waves
Looking for a new way to wear your long hair that’s age appropriate and works with your face frame? Subtle waves are the way to go. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Long Waves

Don’t be afraid to try a look that steers more on the trendy side. You’re stylish and deserve to be in and show everyone what you’ve got! Make long waves work for you with plenty of layering for added shape. This style frames the face and highlights your neck simultaneously.

blonde hair bun
Sometimes you need to pull your hair out of your face and flaunt what you’ve got. Try low- do hairstyles for square faces with a side part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Updo

 Opt for an updo hairstyle like the bun. Buns or ponytail’s place at the center of your crown are casual, age-appropriate, and work well for your square face as you show off that lovely frame of yours!

natural hair afro
Rock a natural afro in your 40’s and embrace your face frame.

3. Short Tapered Fro

The short tapered fro is a chic way to showcase natural curls as you showcase a slightly longer length at the top center portion of your hair. Meanwhile, the longer length works in unison with the edges of your frame, resulting in a stunning look!

hairstyles for square faces bangs
A full on thick fringe can widen your face and make it appear boxy. Try parted bangs or bangs with a wispy effect. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Wispy Bangs

With this style: The eyes have it. Downplay some of your features and draw attention to the eyes with bangs that have been separated down the middle or towards the side. Aim to avoid a full on fringe as it may lean towards the harsh side for your face shape. This look is stunning and versatile as you can switch up your parts, or try a side-swept bang for a quick transformation.


bob haircut
Rock a stunning look with your square face when you are over 40.

5. Chin-Length Bob

With your given face frame show off your strongest features in a subtle way. The chin length bob is perfect for gently accentuating your amazingly strong jawline.

hairstyles for square faces curls
Soft sultry curls add a feminine touch to long hair and with a side part it takes away from the width of your forehead area.

6.  Parted Medium Haircut 

This cut and its off-centered partings complement the symmetry of your face. Mix this style up with loose soft curls and graduated layers. Work this hairstyle!

hairstyles for square faces fishtail braid bun
Ponytail feels too young? Coil a fishtail braid into a bun.

7. Sophisticated Fishtail Braid

Remember you’ve already proven that you’re fearless, and can really care less what others think! Perfect for special occasions with an added side swept fringe to frame your face, a fishtail braid is definitely a trendy style you can try in your 40s.  

long layers
Still in love with your edgy side? Try a mature looking wispy shoulder length style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Layered and Textured Cut

A very flattering and stylish option. Anywhere from a pixie to a shoulder length haircut, choose the cut that you love and feel most comfy with. Adding layers and some color to the cut adds character, but overall texture is key.

hairstyles for square faces twist out natural hair
Loose curls on natural hair. Try this style out by doing a twist out.

9. Loose Curls

Worn long or short, loose curls take the attention away from your square jawline and broad forehead nicely. This look is fun to rock in your 40s and has a sexier touch when infused with touchable amount of volume.

hairstyles for square faces long red hair
Whether your hair is long or short, off-center part hairstyles for square faces are ideal for framing the face.

10. Updo with a Fringe

Frame your square face with an updo style of your choice. The bend at the ends of your long fringe softens your jawline and adds extra impact as well as some serious glam-factor to your style.  

Looking for more hairstyles for square faces? Check out some of the best hairstyles for square faces you’ve got to try out.

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