The Best Men’s Guide To Styling Your Triangle Face Shape

The Best Men’s Guide To Styling Your Triangle Face Shape2018-09-05T11:59:49+00:00

With the right styling, the triangle face shape can evoke strength and authority when highlighting its strong jawline. However, the objective is to still reduce the jawline bulk whilst emphasising the forehead so to restore balance.

This men’s guide provides a detailed overview on how to correctly style a triangle face shape. Here, you’ll find the best haircuts, beard styles, moustaches and glasses that best work with its characteristics.

Scroll to read each section. Otherwise, you can choose what interests you the most with the contents below:

You will be shown stylised graphics for each of the styles that we recommend, which are links that lead to full guides on how to achieve this look for your face shape.

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Triangle face shapes may find the following statement a close description of their features:

Your jawline is wider than your cheekbone width, which in turn is wider than your forehead. Chances are that your cheekbones are straight and taper from your jaw to your forehead with a prominent jawline.

If this rings about right, keep reading! However, if you’re still not convinced, you can read about the 7 unique face shapes we cover in our guides. You can identify your face shape following our quick 5-step tutorial.

Note that the above assessment is an approximation. Every individual will have some variations. For instance, you may find that your face shape actually shares features with others.

That said, identifying its closest relative will prove invaluable to your styling choices.

Triangle Face Shape Specifications

What's An Triangle Face Shape Geometric Breakdown

The above diagram serves to geometrically break down the features of a Triangle face shape. With such a large jawline measurement, you may be wondering why your face shape is known for being the “inverted” triangle.

Note the graphic above’s proportions. The jawline tends to either slope downwards or span outwards and creates a characteristic triangle with cheekbones and the point of the chin. Sometimes rather than jutting outwards, the jawline may be recessed. In most cases, it tends to create the illusion of a high eye line and short forehead.

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Best Triangle Face Shape Hairstyles

With its prominent jawline but otherwise narrow forehead, a triangle shape face can benefit from a generous use of volume on top and the sides. The use of volume can be paired with medium to long hair lengths to create full sides. The use of a side-part or quiff can be very efficient in highlighting the forehead. Try to provide bulk to the forehead, which will in turn offset the jawline.

If a short cut is desired, relatively low fades with strategic use of volume in the top corners can ensure a presence of depth and compliment the heavy jawline. Some softness can be retained around the back and sides. However, a lack of volume on top runs the risk of amplifying the jawline. In this case, texture is recommended to ensure the presence of bulk.

DO:

  • Use plenty of length and volume on top
  • Reveal the forehead with a swept-back quiff or side-part
  • Be generous with texture

DON’T:

  • Avoid too much softness on top
  • Avoid high fades, which risk narrowing the forehead even further.

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Best Triangle Face Shape Beard Styles

Given the prominence of the jawline, short or partial beards are often too challenging and result in a pear-shaped appearance. Larger, bulkier beards can be honed to not only conceal the jawline but taper it in a way that offsets the forehead. Always style your beard to regain a sense of symmetry and take care not to allow it to overgrow as this will only emphasise your jawline.

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Best Triangle Face Shape Moustache Styles

There are two approaches when adapting a moustache to a Triangle face shape. You can opt for very wide and outrageous moustaches that draw attention and reinforce the cheekbones against the jawline. Alternatively, carefully use small, understated moustaches to reduce the jawline’s emphasis.

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Best Glasses For Triangle Face Shapes

Although styling can be a difficult endeavour for triangle face shapes with personal grooming, they’re one of the most versatile with regards to glasses. Thanks to their prominent jawline and narrow forehead, they can wear a variety of styles in order to offset this discrepancy.

Our main advice is to ensure that the frames fit correctly above all else. Should they be too large or oversized, there is a risk that they may dwarf your forehead and exaggerate your shape. Nevertheless, either rounded or angular glasses tend to work well.

If you’re looking to bring out your features and create definition, aim for more angular styles. For instance, browlines and wayfarers will define your cheekbones while strengthening your forehead. However, don’t over-define as they may increase the prominence of your jawline.

Alternatively, you could consider rounder frames to soften your features for a more friendly appearance. Round and bevelled rimless frames are both excellent choices in this regard.

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What Next?

Having now read up on triangle face shapes, discover all your options by exploring our guides! Every hairstyle, beard, moustache and glasses guide includes a special section dedicated to face shapes where we analyse their compatibility for each one. Just click on the proposals above or head to one of the following categories and pick a style to find the face shapes section at the end:

If you ever need to remind yourself of the basics, you can always head right back here!

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42 Comments

  1. karter May 1, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Hello there
    jawline> face length> forehead> cheekbones
    lengths
    22> 19> 12> 11 cm
    If you can help me, please.

    • Charles-Philippe May 2, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Karter,

      That’s a tough one! Your measurements don’t seem to fit exactly into the identifying groups. However, don’t fret as it’s not a question of one size fits all. From reading your measurements like that, I’d say you’re on the right page for the closest match.

      Alternatively, you can head to back to the identifying page linked above and either try to find the closest visual match or use our quick infographic there too.

      I hope this helps!

      Best,

      CP

    • Brandon Clarke July 31, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Same here! Rock it brother

  2. khan May 21, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

    jawline(26cm) >FaceLength(22cm) >CheekBones(19.8cm) >forehead(16)… :'(

    • Charles-Philippe May 22, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

      Hi Khan,

      Your measurements correspond perfectly to a typical triangle face shape. What’s with the sad face? Does this not match your actual face shape?

      Best,

      CP

  3. ronan May 29, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Hello! I sadly don’t understand the jawline measurement. Wouldn’t the jawline always be the highest number if you measure from chin to below the ear and multiply by 2? Unless your jaw is very very small?

    I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what my face shape is because of that. Please help 🙁

    My measurements ((L)enght, (J)aw line, (F)orehead, (C)heekbones):

    – When following your indications, and using the tape measure: (L)20, (J)20, (C)~12, (F)~11 -> Triangle
    – When measuring between the 2 widest points with my fingers (or chin to ear for the jaw, without multiplying): (L)20, (J)10, (C)~12, (F)~11 -> Diamond / Oblong / Oval?

    Looking at myself in the mirror, I wouldn’t say that my jawline or chin aren’t either extremely round or pronounced (rather balanced) and my face is longer than it’s wide. I feel like I could be a Diamond with only slightly wider cheekbones. My face definitely feels bony, my fronthead feels somewhat narrower than my cheekbones and my jawline is decently long and defined. But that could totally be an Oval with a slightly more defined jaw. Or an Oblong since the difference between all measurements are very small. Haha… I’m lost.

    • Charles-Philippe May 30, 2018 at 3:50 am - Reply

      Hi Ronan,

      Don’t worry, as we point out in the identifying page, sometimes this isn’t an exact science and our individual face shapes can edge towards different ones.

      By the sounds of your measurements (and you mentioning that your cheekbones are wide with bony features), you sound like a diamond. However, you may have a few traits from different shapes.

      For instance, I’m originally a diamond but I’ve gained a few pounds recently (one of the problems with living behind a desk!) so I’m closer to oval than my original face shape!

      I hope this helps!

      Best,

      CP

  4. ronan May 30, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the reply! I will follow the advice for the Diamond face shape then 🙂

  5. shubham meena June 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    These are the simplified rounded measures

    Face length — 20cm
    Jawline — (11.43*2=)23cm
    Forehead — 15cm
    Cheeks — 13cm

    🙁 Please help me. I’ve tried everything!

    • Charles-Philippe June 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Hi there,

      Your measurements seem pretty close to triangle, which is the page you’re on. Is it visually not the same? You can always use our visual infographic as a reference instead if you prefer.

      Best,

      CP

  6. Sandesh Ghimire June 5, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Hello there! Would you please make my confusion clear??
    Jawline(26 cm)>Face Length(21 cm)>Forehead(17 cm)>Cheek bones(16 cm)
    my cheek bones is almost 1 cm less than my forehead..

    Please help me..

    • Charles-Philippe June 5, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Hi Sandesh,

      That jawline measurement of yours sounds characteristic of a triangle face shape. Does it not fit with your face’s visual features?

      Best,

      CP

  7. sohail ladhar June 6, 2018 at 5:40 am - Reply

    hey man! please help!
    here are my measurements
    10(jaw)
    8(Face length)
    7(cheek bones)
    6(Forehead)

    all measurements are in inches*

    • Charles-Philippe June 6, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Hi Sohail,

      Yes, it sounds like you have a triangle face shape due to the longer jaw measurement. Is this in line with what you see?

      Best,

      CP

  8. Harsh June 11, 2018 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Face length- 17cm
    Jaw line – 14cm
    Forehead- 13 cm
    Cheek bones- 13 cm
    Please tell me what type face i have??

    • Charles-Philippe June 12, 2018 at 4:31 am - Reply

      Hi Harsh,

      This sounds like a triangle face shape to me.

      Best,

      CP

  9. Gabriel Salazar June 16, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Jawline 10
    Face length 7.25
    Cheekbones 5
    Forehead 4.75

    What face shape am I?

    • Charles-Philippe June 18, 2018 at 3:33 am - Reply

      Hi Gabriel,

      Sounds like triangle to me!

      Best,

      CP

  10. Ian June 23, 2018 at 1:32 am - Reply

    So my measurements were about what I expected; they landed me as a triangle.
    Eight inches for my face length, six inches forehead and seven inches cheekbones, topped off with 16 inches jawline.

    • Charles-Philippe June 24, 2018 at 4:19 am - Reply

      Hi Ian,

      This sounds pretty spot-on to what a Triangle face shape should be! How does this fit with your visual face shape?

      Best,

      CP

  11. Connor July 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Hi my measurements are:
    Forehead: 5.5 in.
    CheekBones: 5.5 in.
    Jaw: 9 in.
    Face Length: 8 in.

    What face shape do I have? I’ve been trying to figure this out for the longest time.

  12. Johnny July 8, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Jawline 26cm
    Face lenght 20cm
    Cheekbones 16cm
    Forehead 15cm

    • Charles-Philippe July 9, 2018 at 3:12 am - Reply

      Hi Johnny,

      If you’re asking what yours is, the dimensions sound pretty close to a triangle face shape. How does that compare to a visual inspection?

      Best,

      CP

  13. Pablo August 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Hi guys! Loving the work here, it has helped a lot. I would like it if you can tell me what face shape I have. Leaning towards triangle, but would love an expert opinion. Here are the measurements:

    Jawline: 25cm
    Face Length: 23cm
    Forehead: 20cm
    Cheekbones: 16cm

    • Charles-Philippe August 13, 2018 at 7:06 am - Reply

      Hi Pablo,

      It looks like you’re similar to a triangle but these measurements are also quite close to those of a square face shape despite slightly narrow cheek bones. Check visually which is closest but you might be able to pick and choose advice according to both face shapes.

      Best,

      CP

  14. MaxMax August 9, 2018 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Jawline>Face length>forehead>cheekbones

    I don’t think I fit any of them perfectly but it sort of seems like a mash-up of Oblong and Triangle(with maybe a hint of Oval) I feel like that’s visually what it seems like too. Is that possible to be a ‘mixed type’?

    • Charles-Philippe August 13, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

      Hi Max,

      It is indeed possible to have traits of several face shapes. Since we’ve only featured 7 templates, it’s unlikely that they’ll account for the infinite combinations and diversity. However, if you keep in mind where your face shape crosses over our models, you can still very effectively use our guides!

      Best,

      CP

  15. Vipin September 21, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

    My face shape is triangle face shape.. so will u suggest me trending hair style.

  16. Trevor September 30, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Charles!

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for putting this together!

    Could you please help me, i’ve been searching for the right haircut for myself my whole life!
    My measurements are in inches please help:D!
    Forehead- 4
    Cheek- 6
    Jawline- 11
    Face Length- 9.5

    I also have a receding hairline ahhh

    • Charles-Philippe October 1, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

      Hi Trevor,

      No problem and I’m glad that you find this handy. This hairstyles suggested above are the ones that I would recommend for your face shape. If you click on the images, they’ll send you to the style’s guide, which will provide you with some advice on adjusting it for every face shape.

      I have a receding hairline too and I work around this with a hairstyle that is part comb-over and part undercut. Basically, it’s an undercut that’s swept to the side. It works quite well and I’ve been pleased with it of late.

      Best,

      CP

  17. ishfaq Hamza October 2, 2018 at 6:40 am - Reply

    face length (8 inches)
    cheek bone width (6 inches)
    jaw line ( 8.4 inches)
    forehead ( 5 inches)

    • Charles-Philippe October 2, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Hi Ishfaq,

      Do you want help with something or are you just jotting down your measurements?

      Best,

      CP

  18. Ahteshaam October 4, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Jaw Line> Face Length>Forehead>cheek bones
    …I’m confused which face shape is this? Plz help

  19. Ananda October 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Was wondering if mine still fits into the Triangle category?

    Jaw line 10.5 inches
    Face length 8.5 inches
    Forehead and cheek both 6.5 inches
    Thanks!

    • Charles-Philippe October 20, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Hi Ananda,

      Sounds like it. However, always check in the mirror whether this sounds right.

      All the best,

      CP

  20. Erik October 27, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Sir ,
    my jawline(18cm) >face length(22cm) > forehead(16cm) >cheekbones(14cm)
    What face shape am I?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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