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Contouring a Square Face Shape Using Hair Extensions

Article published at: Oct 10, 2023 Article author: Eme Ray Article tag: Empowerment and Confidence Boosting
Contouring a Square Face Shape Using Hair Extensions
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How to contour and highlight for your face shape with your hair.

woman with square facial features

Every contour can be accentuated: Contouring tips for your face shape.

A square shaped face is characterized by a prominent jawline and a strong, angular bone structure

Overall, a person's haircut can have a significant impact on your appearance and can be used to enhance your natural features and balance your facial proportions. A person's haircut can have a significant impact on your overall appearance, particularly in relation to the shape of your face. We will explore some of the best haircuts and hairstyles for an angular face. Here are some ways that a haircut can affect the appearance of a person's face:

Tips on how to contour

Contour and highlight can bring attention to the cheekbone via a haircut or hairstyle

Know your face shapes: A haircut can create the illusion of contour in similar ways to your make up!  It can create a different face shape by changing the proportions of the face, forehead and chin. Did you know that a short bob can make a round face appear more of an oval face shape? A short bob can also give contouring to a square face to bring about balance. 

Key areas that are affected by hair:

  1. Jawline:
    • A haircut can accentuate or soften the jawline, one of the widest parts of your face for example, a pixie cut can make a strong jawline more prominent, while long layers can minimize a square jawline.

  2. Forehead:
    • A haircut can also affect the appearance of the forehead. For example, bangs sitting on the brow bone can make a high forehead appear smaller, while a side-swept fringe can create a more balanced look around the sides of your forehead. 

  3. Cheekbones:

    • A haircut can highlight or downplay the cheekbones. For example, layers that frame the face can accentuate the cheekbones, while a sleek, straight style can create a more understated look.

  4. Neck:

    • A haircut can also draw attention to or away from the neck. For example, a short bob can draw attention to a long neck, while long layers can make a short neck appear longer.

Contour according to every face shape. Highlight with haircuts and styles:

two happy women with long curled hair extensions

Know your face shape and learn how to contour around forehead and temples to balance

  1. Long Layers

Long layers can help slim a boxy face by adding movement and dimension to the hair. A layered cut can help to break up the angular lines of a square face and create a more flattering shape. This style works best with hair that is at least shoulder-length and can be styled with loose waves or a middle or side part.

  1. Bob Haircut

A bob haircut is a classic and versatile style that can be tailored to suit an angled face. The key is to add some softness to the edges of the cut. A layered bob with longer layers around the face can help to create a more gentle  the jawline and create a more feminine look.

  1. Side-Swept Bangs

Side-swept bangs can help to relax the angular lines of a boxy face by drawing attention to the eyes and cheekbones. The key is to keep the bangs long and wispy, with a slight curve towards the ends. This style works well with longer hair and can be paired with loose waves or a sleek straight look.

  1. Layered Pixie Cut

A layered pixie cut is a bold and edgy style that can work well with a strongly angled face. The key is to add volume and texture to the hair, which can help to even out the angles of the face. A pixie cut with choppy layers can create a playful and youthful look, while a longer, tousled pixie can add some sophistication.

  1. Soft Waves

Soft waves are a versatile hairstyle that can work well with a square face. This style works best with medium to long hair and can be created with a curling iron or by braiding damp hair overnight. The key is to keep the waves loose and relaxed, with a slight wave or curl towards the ends.

  1. Center Part

A center part can work well with a square face, especially when paired with long, flowing hair. The key is to keep the hair smooth and straight, with a slight wave or curl towards the ends. This style can help to balance the features of a square face and create a more harmonious look.

  1. Shoulder-Length Cut

A shoulder-length cut can be a flattering option for someone with a square or heart shaped face, especially when paired with loose waves or curls. This style works best with a slight layering around the face to add softness and dimension. It can also be styled with a middle or side part to create a more customized look.

  1. Messy Updo

A messy updo can be a great option for a special occasion or a casual day out. This style gives your  face by creating height and volume at the crown of the head, which can help to balance out the jawline and temple. The key is to keep the hair pulled back, loose and tousled, with some strands left out along the sides to balance the look.

Hair extensions can be a great way to fill in your hairline and give haircut options

blonde woman before and after with hair extensions

 Achieve the proper highlighting and contouring according to your face shape

Learn the DIY installations for both clip ins and tape ins here!

Here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Choose the right type of hair extension:

    Bliss clip in hair extensionsBliss tape in hair extensionsTopper piece

    • There are many different types of hair extensions available for the DIYers out there, including clip-in, tape-in, and of course the always fabulous topper! Using the tips above, choose the type that will work best for your hair type and the specific needs of your haircut.

  1. Match the color and texture:

Bliss hair extension color ring

  • We suggest you use Bliss hair extensions that match the color and texture of your natural hair as closely as possible. This will ensure that the extensions blend in seamlessly with your hair and look natural.


  1. Cut the extensions to the desired length:

    • Once you have chosen the right type of extension and matched the color and texture, you'll need to cut the extensions to the desired length to fill in the holes or gaps in your haircut.

  2. Blend the extensions with your natural hair:
    • Once the extensions are attached, use a comb or brush to blend them with the natural hair. You may also need to use styling products to help the extensions blend in more smoothly.

The objective is to sculpt and soften the features

With these steps, you should be able to use  extensions to fill in holes in your haircut and give the illusion of the look they want. However, it's important to remember that hair extensions can be damaging to natural hair if not used properly, so be sure to follow instructions carefully and seek professional help if necessary. You will also want to determine your face shape.  Taking note of the perimeter of your face, the area along your jawline, and center of the face. There are a variety of haircuts and hairstyles that can contour for your face shape. The key is to know your face shape, and choose a style that adds softness and dimension to the hair, which can help to balance out the strong angles of the face. Whether you prefer a long layered cut, a bob, or a messy updo, there is a style out there that can help you look and feel your best.

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