Discovery Quiz: Find Your Perfect Haircut

Choose a haircut based on your
face shape, personal style, and hair texture.



Written by Janet Hu [Feature image by Hai Phung]
Whoever said that men have it
easy when it comes to haircuts is probably the same person who believes there
are two types of pants: long pants and shorts. There are, in fact, a myriad of
men’s cuts and styles to choose from.
But in order to find your
perfect haircut, you must take into account factors like face shape and hair
texture, and of course, the type of vibe you want to give off. That’s why we’ve
put together this flawless three-minute quiz with options ranging from buzzed
to long hair, and everything in between:



Maybe you’re a classic,
no-frills type of guy, but you don’t have to shy away from subtle new looks. A
spiffy haircut can make all the difference. Whether you work at a coffee shop,
an auto repair shop, or a law office, details like the tapering of your sides
and the angle of your cut can create a special impression.
Not sure which is your face
shape? Check out the descriptions below:
Round:
Your face is nearly equal in
length and width. You might choose to bring some definition with certain cuts
that will make your face appear longer.
Oval:
Your face is narrow without
sharp edges. Most hairstyles will look good with an oval face, so you’ve lucked
out. Though you may want to avoid bangs or fringes that will make your face
appear more round.

Oblong:
Your face is longer than it is
wide. Short haircuts tend to fair better, as longer cuts could further elongate
your face. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t try a longer look.
Square:
Your face is angular, and you
have a wide, prominent jaw. You could choose a softer cut that’s longer on top,
or you can embrace the masculine look.
Diamond:
You have angular cheekbones
and a prominent, pointed jaw. Similar to the square face shape, you could choose
to soften your look with fringes. Though the diamond face shape is perfect for
edgier looks like faux hawks.
Rectangle:
You have a long face and a
strong square jaw. You can round out your face with a fringe or bangs, that is,
if you want a symmetrical look. But style isn’t always about symmetry, so
remember that personal preferences and lifestyle are factors just as important
as the shape of your face.
Share your results. Would you
try the cut? Let us know why or why not.
To view all possible men’s hairstyles
and learn more about maintenance, read Hair Terminology: How to Tell Your
Barber Exactly What You Want

Janet Hu


SOURCE: THE GENTLEMANUAL
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.