If you’ve come to learn about face shapes, you’ve come to the right place! In Bespoke Unit’s guides to men’s face shapes, we offer in-depth and informative advice on styling according to your very own face shape.
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Why Are Face Shapes Important For Men?
If there’s one thing the busy gentleman needs to put five minutes aside to understand, it’s his face shape. Identifying and calculating your face shape is of vital importance if you want to look your best.
A successful haircut or beard style is intrinsically linked to your very own face shape. For example, a particular pair of sunglasses may look great on your friend but rubbish on you.
Our faces are incredibly important – not just to us but to everyone we meet. Sure, you can judge a man by his shoes, but your client won’t be looking you in the laces when he shakes you warmly by the hand.
When we say that our faces project everything about us to the outside world, we are not simply referring to those boyish good looks of yours. The character you exude is of vital importance.
Nevertheless, you may feel that you’re suffering in the aforementioned looks department. We all have days like those. You’d be amazed in how capitalising on what you already have can make a drastic difference. With just a little knowledge, we have the power to adapt this and take control.
Harmonising Your Face Shape
The visual aspect of how we present our face differs with its proportions and shape but it’s not always easy to take a step back and plan ahead. Even so, each of us have certain features that we would prefer to emphasise or even conceal.
By determining yours, you will be able to better identify these features and understand the best approach to take.
From moustaches to hairstyles, our objective is to provide the most complete and in-depth guide to face shapes that remains perfectly accessible to all men. All personal grooming content functions hand-in-hand with face shapes by providing a detailed assessment of how to adapt a particular style to your face shape.
Our guides will be able to accompany you every step of the way as you learn about your physical attributes. You can even go further and complement this new-found knowledge with other guides, such as our introductions to suits and colour theory.
The Seven Face Shapes
You’re probably wondering at this point exactly how many face shapes there are out there. While some other sites can list out as many as 9 shapes, others will only sum them up into 4 or 5. The scale that best balances diversity and simplified morphological categorisation can be summarised into 7 individual face shapes:
Diamond Face Shape
Narrow forehead and chin with strong cheekbones.
Heart Diamond Face Shape
Broad forehead, rounded cheekbones that slope down to a small chin.
Oblong Face Shape
A tall, rectangular face with rounded corners. Forehead is broad but a similar size to cheekbones and jawline.
Oval Face Shape
Somewhat broad forehead with narrower cheekbones and a round, tapering jawline.
Round Face Shape
Circular and wide cheekbones with a tapering jaw and forehead.
Square Face Shape
Face is wide at all points. Broad forehead, strong cheekbones and an angular jaw.
Triangle Face Shape
Jawline stronger than cheekbones with a smaller but relatively broad forehead and pointed chin.
If you already know your face shape, you’re on the right track to maximising your potential. Just select your face shape above to learn more. However, if you don’t yet know it or just want to double-check before moving forward, our easy face shape identifier takes only 5 minutes.
Note that we also offer many other guides that regularly link back to face shapes:
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This is the best site for Mens grooming (and I’ve been in quite a number of them). Only if my friends understood the importance of grooming one self. I would share this site and I like how you even have diagrams explaining in depth, for those that don’t like to read. THANK YOU Guys!
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All the best,
I love this website
After hours and hours of researching , i finally found an amazing in-depth detailed website which i used to get an idea of my face shape
Love the humour too btw
Amazing work … keep it coming
Thanks for your kind words! I hope you make great use of our site and take advantage of its resources!
All the best,
Thank you for the guide, images, information.
You’re welcome! Hope you can put it all to good use…
Is there on your site(s) somewhere info like that and drawn face shapes like that types (of same type/procedure/technique made), but specifically for females and with females face shapes with female human examples, in short same like those for men, but for females?
Unfortunately not at this time.
We’ve been very happy with the feedback and success of these male face shape guides. We have it on our content runway to have done by Q1 or Q2 2019! We’re a small team, so things like this can take some time.
Please check back next year and hopefully we’ve done it.
Thanks again for your support – Paul
Is it possible to be in-between a Square and Oval face shape?
Jawbone Length: 9.0 in/ 23 cm
Face Length: 7.5 in/19 cm
Forehead Length: 6.0 in/15 cm
Cheekbone Length: 5.0 in/13 cm
Yes, it is indeed possible. However, bear in mind that Square and Oval are distinctively different. While one is quite angular with strong features, the other is equally balanced but has much softer features. I’d take a visual inspection to try and determine which is the most similar.
Hi, I’m not a young man. But, I’d like to try out a nes hairdo that compliments my physical features. So far, I think i resemble the diamond face drawing. I always get complimented on my cheekbones and tapered jawline although I have a wider forehead. I’m excited to see what you think.
Here’s my picture: **LINK DELETED**
Happy to help!
By the looks of the photo, I’d actually argue that you have an oval face shape as opposed to a diamond. Having an oval face shape doesn’t mean that you can’t have prominent cheek bones as you do. However, diamond face shapes tend to have somewhat gaunt and hollow cheeks as well as a very sharp mandible, which I wouldn’t say is the case with you.
Interestingly, we’ve had hundreds of requests and you’re actually the first woman to reach out for advice (the bulk of them are in the identifying page)! So congratulations!
All the best,
Why thank you for congratulating me and telling my face shape. I agree with you since although I have a slimmer jawline I do look more oval. I think im just oval with a slimmer jawline. I always was heart shaped because of this trait as while as having a bigger forehead.
I think the widest part of my face is my temples. So, I’m oval with a wider forehead.
Ah, I didn’t notice with the headband! It’s true that with the wider forehead, you could have a heart face shape. However, I don’t think that you have a particularly small chin either. That said, I often use several face shape guides for my different features to try and get the best relevant advice.
Hi, I was wondering if I can pay for some advice with regards to assisting with my face shape and the best facial hair to suit?
Thanks for reaching out. A colleague has told me that he’s already in communication with you via Facebook. We’ll get back to you via that!
I have the same request as Baden Watts. I would like some advice on determining my face shape since I am struggling with it.
Feel free to post your questions here. You can leave links to images from Instagram or Flickr if you want to show some examples of your face shape.
Thanks for the reply. Here is the link to my photo. https://unsee.cc/989854c2/
Happy to help!
I’d say that you have a distinctive heart face shape. Note the way that your forehead is slightly wider than the cheekbones with a sloping jawline? Those are its classic characteristics. That said, you do have some oval face shape properties too in the corners of the jaw.
I was thinking the same but could not decide between heart and oval. Thank you for your help.
Absolutely, no problem. Happy to help!
I really like your website it is extremely helpful. I’ve spent over a week trying to determine what kind of face shape I have and what hair style to try (or continue to use). Can you please take a quick glance at the photos in the dropbox link below and let me know your thoughts?
Sure, I’d be happy to help.
Firstly, I deleted the link in your original comment to respect your privacy. Out of the two photos, I’m going to refer to the second one. While the first one is good because of the natural lighting, the short focal length of the front camera won’t yield accurate results.
Looking at your portrait and comparing the features, it would appear that you overall have an oblong face shape. However, aside from the face length, your other measurements are very similar. Furthermore, you also have an angular jawline.
Therefore, it would appear that while your overall face shape would be oblong, it has certain hallmarks are a square face shape.
My advice would be to use tips from both of these face shape guides to determine the best styles for you.
All the best,
I’m confused about my face shape
Face length – 20cm
Jawline. – 22cm
Forehead. -. 17cm
Cheekbones -. 16cm
Please help me
My face link.
Sadly, I can’t look at your link. You’ll need to make it public or available for anyone to view with a link so I can see it. Please send it again with those done so I can check. I’ve deleted it as we do with all links sent to protect your privacy.
However, it seems to be that you have a triangle face shape judging by the measurements.
Tried leaving a comment, but doesn’t seem to be working!
Would it be possible to say what face shape you think I am. Article is great, but I seem to fall between categories.
Forehead – 5 1/4
Cheek – 5 1/4
Jaw – 9 or 10
Face length – 8 1/4
Jaw is angular versus round.
I think that I already replied to your comment but that was a reply to someone else further up. I would say that you have a triangle face shape, which is slightly oblong.
All the best,
This is a link to my face: **LINK DELETED**
The problem is i dont know wich shape it is.
Thijs vd Stappen
Thanks for commenting. It would appear that you have the strong jawline of a triangle face shape but with an oblong length. There is also some resemblance to a square face shape. However, I would say that you’re mostly triangle with a touch of oblong.
All the best,
Can you help me in determining my face shape and rhe hairstyle that will look best on it.
Here’s a link to my image **LINK DELETED**
Sorry, the link isn’t working unfortunately.
Please check this link. This link will work
It appears that you have a classic oval shape!
Hey! I need help to find out my face shape please.
Forehead 16 cm
Cheekbone 13 cm
Jaw 28 cm
Face Length 24 cm
Looks like you have a possible triangle face shape there.
Hello once again, Charles Philippe
A year ago I was told I was between a round and an oval face shape. I have a photo as to when I was 20 years old back in 2004, and I want to know your opinion of the face shape I had back then which looks different than what I look now after gaining some weight. With that being said, from the looks of this photo it appears to me that I had a square shaped face, which back then I didn’t realize I had.
What do you think?
Compared to today 2019?
Nice to hear from you again!
I’d say that you maybe once had a square-shaped face but today it’s more oval – I wouldn’t say that it’s round. Don’t worry, I used to have a diamond face shape, which has filled out considerably over the years!
Thanks Charles, always a pleasure, more props to you…Sorry for the bother
Not at all! Happy to have helped!
Can you help me tell my face shape.
Jaw length = 27cm
F.L = 18cm
C.B.W = 18cm
F.W = 15cm
I have a very angular face with a strong jawline.
Sounds like a pretty solid triangle face shape!
Hello! I’m having trouble with finding my face shape. Here’s a photo. Thank you in advance.
Looks to me like you have a distinctive heart face shape.
plz tell my faceshape
Jaw length = 9
C.B.W =7 but my nose is little bit long in height
F.W = 7
You might have a slight triangle face shape judging by these measurements.
This all measurements are in inch so one inch make a huge difference 🙁🙁
It can, yes. Triangle face shapes aren’t a bad thing, you know?
Yes I know this and I want it but I don’t know I think I have oblong face or rectangular face shape I am very comfuse and can you tell me a hairstyle which look good at both face
You can leave a link to a photo of your face in your next comment and I’ll be able to tell you precisely.
Instagram: **LINK DELETED**
And I also use some app like face shape measurement they also tell me that I have a oblong face
Now you decided what is my face shape
I actually disagree with the app as you don’t have an oblong face at all. Yours is more oval but with a more structured, triangle-style jawline. I recommend that you refer to both guides for styling advice.
As for hairstyles, I wouldn’t recommend anything too short. I think it’s best that you keep some length at the top as well as a bit of the sides. A messy comb-over with a side part and fringe would be quite good. You could also have slight disconnected undercut but avoid having it too short on the sides. If you also keep it somewhat messy, it should suit you quite well.
Hope this helps!
Thanks let’s try this also
Hello, I tried using all the guides and measuring myself but somehow I always get different results. I think I have a diamond face but if you could please tell me your honest opinion I would really appreciate it. I will drop links of my photos below from different angles, different times.
Thank you very much! I really appreciate your work ✓
Firstly, our face shapes change as we grow up. As such, I’m not going to take into account the one when you were very young. It appears that today you have an overall triangle face shape. However, there are also some diamond features – especially in the cheekbones.
Hi there! Thanks for a great site, It is very helpful! I would be very pleased if you could help me figure out my faceshape. I can´t deside if I am a diamond or a oblong. I send you links to some pictures.
Kind regards // Johannes Åkesson
Looks like you have a primarily triangle face shape with a hint of oblong in the length. I’d mostly use the triangle face shape guides but occasionally refer to oblong advice too.
Hi, I think I asked you before, however want to double check whether my face shape is really triangular or not. Previously I posted pictures that were fairly old. Now I am posting new pictures, that are all taken during last 3-4 months. I just look different because of different styles that I have tried to implement but they are all new.