Men’s Haircut: What Type Should You Get?

There are so many different articles about women’s hairstyles and cuts that it seems like men get forgotten about. Is it because women have more options when it comes to their hair? Or do men just stick with the same style year after year? No matter the answer, it’s time for that to end. Men deserve to know which cuts and styles work best for them. Here’s a quick primer put together by the experts at The Canadian Hair Transplant Centre.

Know Your Face Shape

There are several main types of face shapes. Most people fall into one of them, although the process for determining this involves a bit more than just looking in a mirror. You need to pull your hair off of your face and then pull out a measuring tape. Measure your face from top to bottom and from side to side. Jot down the figures and then examine them. Generally, you have a round face if your length and width are close to the same, unless you have a wide jaw. This makes your face square. If your face is 1.5 times longer than it is wide, then it’s oval. However, if your face is over 1.5 times longer than it is wide, you have an oblong face. If your cheeks are the widest part of your face, even though the length and width are close to proportionate, then your face is diamond shaped. Finally, if your forehead is less wide than the rest of your face and you have a pointy chin and jaw, your face is triangular.

What to Do Next

Now that you know your face shape, it’s time to choose the most flattering haircut. Men with oval faces are lucky since they can get away with just about anything. With that said, they need to avoid long fringy styles. A round face looks best with an angular cut that provides plenty of volume. Don’t choose a buzz cut, as it will only emphasize your face. The trick to the right cut for an oblong face involves doing everything possible to avoid making it look longer. Steer clear of short, tight cuts. They’ll just add length when what you really need is width. Men with square faces are in luck since they can literally pull off any type of haircut. In women, oval faces are ideal, but in men, square ones are perfect. Also, there are diamond face shapes. Men with this one need to stick with cuts that give them some volume on top.

Texture Matters As Well

One final thing to keep in mind is the overall texture and type of hair that you have. Is it wavy or straight? Thick or thin? If you have balding spots, you can always go to The Canadian Hair Transplant Centre to see if a hair transplant will work for you. However, if you have a nice head of hair, feel free to experiment a bit – or ask your stylist for suggestions. He or she will be able to steer you in the right direction.