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20+ Best Haircuts For Rectangular Face - 2022

Vanessa Pereira

Updated At  01 Jan 22

The focus while selecting a haircut for a rectangular face should be to soften the appearance as this face shape has sharp features or angles.

One must also ensure that the opted hairstyle for a rectangular face should not lengthen the face any further visually. So be mindful of the following factors that contribute to increasing the length of the face.
• Hair length
• Volume
• Haircut

Explore the different types of hair for a rectangular face as we bring you a list of top hairstyles and haircuts for this face type.

20+ Best Hairstyles for rectangular face

• Layered haircuts

One of the best haircuts for a rectangular face is a layered haircut, as adding a lot of layers to the hair helps to open up the face and reduce the sharp features simultaneously.

Layers can be used to either thin out thick hair or add dimension and depth to one's look.

Find what type of layered hairstyle is suitable for your hair length and hair type.

1. Long layered hair

Generally, one should steer clear of long hairstyles for a rectangular face as it lengthens the face visually.

However, if you would still like a long-length hairstyle, then ensure to add lots of layers to your haircut for that added depth to your face.

You can also accentuate your look by adding some feathering around the face length as this would make your face look wider than it is.

Long layered hair


2. Mid-length layered hair

The layers will depend on the thickness of your hair.

If you have thicker hair, then minimum layering will be required, whereas if you have thinner hair, then more layers should be added as it will help accentuate your face and give your hair a voluminous look.

Mid-length layered hair


3. Shoulder length layered hair

Begin layering from the jawline and proceed with subtle layers depending on the volume of your hair. This haircut will help in reducing the sharpness of your jawline.

Shoulder lengh layered hair


4. Short length layered hair

Layering this hair length can be tricky but not impossible. If you like fringe or bangs, then this is the style for you. Begin the layering from the fringe line, then proceed with minimum layering throughout the length of the hair.

Short lengh layered hair


5. Asymmetrical haircuts

An asymmetrical haircut is longer is front or on the sides while shorter behind, it basically is an uneven haircut that works well as a face-framing solution.

It is one of the best haircuts for a rectangular face.

Asymmetrical haircuts


• Bangs or fringes

Bangs work well with any hair length or hairstyle. It is one amongst the best haircuts for a rectangular face.

6. Curtain bangs

The bangs are shorter at the forehead section and are longer on the sides of the face. This face-framing bang is the best way to create the illusion of a smaller and skinner face.

Curtain Bangs


7. Side bangs

Side-swept bangs look great on every face type as they may not affect the visual appearance of the face shape, but it does soften the look.

Side Bangs


• Blowout

Select your style from one of the many blowout options suitable for a rectangular face.

Whatever the choice of hairstyle, ensure to avoid creating volume at the crown of the head as it contributes to the length of the face, and the focus should be on adding volume horizontally than vertically.

8. Hollywood glam waves

A classic look suitable for any occasion and can be perfectly styled on short to long length hair.

Hollywood glam waves


9. Loose curls

A natural way to get that luscious look without the use of extensions. Enjoy your stunning look as you flaunt that voluminous and bouncy hair, ideal for every event.

Loose curls


10. Messy beach waves

Easily create this hairstyle without the use of any heat. It is ideal for a casual day look and a red-carpet event and works well for short to long length hair.

Messy beach waves


• Ponytails

Want a simple yet stunning look, opt for an easily created hairdo like a ponytail. Upgrade this classic hairstyle with hair accessories, braids, waves, or curls.

11. Messy ponytail

Create this hairstyle with waves or curls for a voluminous look and leave some front strands loose to soften the facial features. Wear this style for a casual look.

Messy ponytail


12. Ponytail with a fringe or side bangs

Avoid high ponytails as it lengthens the face visually but use your fringe or side bangs to reduce the length of the face.

Ponytail with a fringe or side bangs


• Half-up, half-down hairstyles

A versatile hairstyle that can help create a voluminous look while giving the face dimension without the extended height.

13. Swept-back style

It is a simple yet classic style that works as an everyday hairdo or for a special event when combined with proper hair accessories.

Swept-back style


14. Braided styles

There are a variety of braided designs one can combine with a classic half-up, half-down hairstyle. Add waves or curls to the remaining loose hair for added dimension and volume.

Braided styles


15. Flowers or bow styles

Create a hair flower or bow with the tied-up portion of hair for a sweet and romantic look.

Flowers or bow styles


• Chignon hairstyles

Opt for romantic chignons over high buns that tend to add length to the face visually. Amp up this hairstyle with braids, twists, and fancy hair accessories.

16. Side Chignon

A side chignon is a knot bun created on one side of your head right below the ear with a few strands of hair or bangs left out.

Side chignon


17. Rolled chignon

Simply twist and tuck strands over the back of the band to create this hairstyle. Accessorize this look with a simple or a sparkly headband depending on the occasion.

Rolled chignon


18. Braided chignon

A braided chignon is a perfect hairstyle for a red-carpet event or even a wedding. It is a romantic hairstyle that is sure to amp up your overall look.

Braid chignon


19. Wavy chignon

This hairstyle is well suited for a red-carpet event, date night or even a night at the club. The fun, romantic look works well with naturally wavy hair, but it can be created for other hair textures as well.

Wavy chignon


• Hair colour

Explore the different colours and hair colour technique available to transform your look by selecting the right one for your face type.

20. Dip dye

Dip dyeing, hair colour technique helps to create the illusion where the face appears to be shorter and less narrow than it is.

Dip dye


21. High and lowlights

This hair colour technique helps to add dimension to the hairstyle, which is what a rectangular face requires as it appears to look visually wider than it is.

High and lowlights


For more inspiration on haircuts for rectangle-shaped faces, do check out the below list of celebrities with the same face type as you.

  • Lucy Liu
  • Gisele Bundchen 
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Keira Knightley
  • Meryl Streep
  • Joan Smalls
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Jessica Simpson

Celebrities with rectangule-shaped face