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Choose the Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape: An Easy 2-Step Guide

Choose the Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape: An Easy 2-Step Guide

Do you ever look at your hair and think “Something doesn’t look right?” If that’s the case, you might not have the right hairstyle that complements your face shape. Don’t worry. I got you.

Guys, let’s turn your look up a notch and find the right hairstyle that suits your face shape in two steps:

Step One: Figure Out Your Face Shape

If you Google “face shapes,” you’ll be bombarded with a bunch of shapes: heart, diamond, square, triangle, oval, round, polygon, tetrahedron, rhombus - ok, so a few of those were just random shapes. Anyways there’s A LOT. When you break it down, the face shapes fall in four groups: oval, round, square, and triangular.

Rather than go on about how to measure your face to determine your face shape, I’m gonna direct you to this super handy guide to finding your own face shape .

Ok, now go pop over to that link, figure out your face shape, and then come back to me.

Step Two: Learn What Styles Suit Your Face Shape

Cool you came back! Thanks! I was afraid you might have been distracted by some cool animal videos or something.

Now that you know your face shape, here are some guidelines that you should follow:


Guys with oval face shapes have lots of options. Your faces are well-balanced, proportional and symmetrical. Most hairstyles suit this face shape (lucky duck!). You can get more volume on top or go with a no frills buzz cut.

You’ll want to avoid long fringes that bring out the roundness of your face. And don’t go too bulky. Other than that you’ve got free range to try out different hairstyles and see what turns the most heads.


Our square faced friends should  add some roundness with their hair to complement the squareness of their face. Go with hair that’s a little longer on the sides. Soften the hard angles and avoid tight square hairstyles.


Having a bit of length is a good idea for guys with round faces. Try hairstyles that are more angular to counterbalance the roundness of your face shape. Avoid too much length at the back and around your temples because this will make your head look wider. Try a style like a pompadour. This helps create angles that make your face look less round.


Shout out to my triangle-faced brothers! Lots of hairstyling options for us out there. We can get away with short sides and longer on the top. Remember, the shorter you go in the sides, the longer your face will look. The key is to accentuate the sharp angles that make us to gosh darn good lookin’.

Remember, these are just guidelines . Multiple hairstyles work for multiple face shapes. The main idea is to complement your face by contrasting it with your hair.  Try out different hairstyles. Make friends with your stylist. And if you don’t like your new cut, the good news is  it’ll grow back in a few weeks and you can try again. I did a video about hairstyles and face shapes a while back, so you can check that out too.


(Photos:  thejobrien, anthonydelucv, blumaan, camcretneybycarlosroberto)


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Product FAQ

Original Styling Meraki

How long does it actually hold?
In our tests Original Styling Meraki held for between 10 hours and 2 days, depending on the hair type. We have tested the product on a dozen knowledgeable community members and the results were that the product held for significantly longer than other popular products. That being said, keep in mind that there are tons of hair types so hold might vary depending. Some may give more or less hold than the people tested so far.

How is this better than the other products?
This product took months of work to create exactly what the online style community asked for. Original Styling Meraki is as close to the consensus of an ideal product as we could possibly make it. I mean for real… it took us 5 different teams of chemists to come up with a product we’re proud to present.

Will it work for my hair type?
Original has been tested on wavy, straight, thick, thin, coarse and fine hair. It has proven to provide all day hold for the hair types tested. If your hair type is particularly extreme, it may not have been tested yet. Although not tested, there is a chance Original won’t work on balding, thinning, or naturally very very thin hair. Standard thin hair was tested and it performed great for this hair type. While likely not being perfect for 100% of hair types, Original is more versatile than all or nearly all high hold products for hair types.

How long does it take to apply?
Thanks to it’s naturally based components, Original Styling Meraki is considerably less sticky than many other high hold products. That being said, brief stickiness may be felt when applying to thicker hair. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair. It does not leave your hair feeling dry or crispy.

Will it pull on my hair? Is it sticky?
The product does not significantly pull on hair when applied. It is a high hold product so you will feel it during application, but it is more creamy than sticky. Any sticky feeling felt upon application will disappear within 10 minutes of the product setting into the hair.

Are there any harmful chemicals?
Of course not! We don’t condone harmful chemicals and therefore would never release a damaging formula. Original has many plant extracts and is a NATURALLY based product.

Does the product wash out easily and is it water soluble?
It’s not 100% water soluble, but it does come out of the hair easily when washed with shampoo. During testing the product washed out with shampoo for everyone. Some people found that it came out with just water, but some people needed shampoo. The product is water based and behaves like other water based products.

Does it appear greasy or shiny?
Original Styling Meraki has a matte finish, it is not greasy or shiny

How do I know how much I should use?
This depends entirely on your hair type. You will need to experiment as thin hair will require less and thicker hair will need more. It is a relatively strong formula that does not require more than your average strong hold product. We recommend to start with a small amount and add more as needed.

Who specifically is this for?
People who want healthy hair that holds all day with a "no-product" look finish.

Who specifically is this NOT for?
People with thinning hair, people who want a slicking style with shine, people who prefer not to have volume in their hair and dem no good haters.



Does it look natural?
If you use a little it gives you a natural glow, and if you use more the product provides medium shine.

Does it look greasy?
No! The product gives a tasteful shine.

Is it oil-based or water based?
Water based.

How long does it take to apply?
30 seconds to a minute.

What is the “hold” of this product?
This is a medium hold pomade. Keeps hair in place without being too heavy.

How long does the hold last?
All day!