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One of the biggest challenges for girls with square shaped faces is finding curly hair styles that don't make their face look even squarer.

Avoid a "boxy" look by choosing a cut that softens the edges of your face. You can also hide sides of your face either with bangs, or with your style. Fortunate, curls, by their nature, practically do this on their own.

 

Short Curly Hair Styles

Curlies with short hair will probably have the most luck here. The key to rounding out the edges of a square face lies in rounding out the face as a whole, which is something short curly hair styles generally do.

The wrong style can make your face look like one huge square. Choose curly hair styles that gives you some “oomph” near the top of your head. If you can create the look of an overall circle for the top half of your face (from around the bottom of your ears on up), you will be well on your way to rocking your curls!

Larger curls work well for this. Be careful though: adding too much body to the top of your head with nothing at all near your chin can make your head look top-heavy. You can avoid this by adding accessories, such as a necklace or earrings that dangle down past the bottom of your hair.

Medium Curly Hair Styles

Having hair that extends past the jaw line is a huge help for square shaped faces. In fact, the length alone can give the look of having a more oval face. Here, Jessica Simpson gives her face a rounded look by hanging her curls on her shoulders. The medium length draws the eyes to her cheeks and eyes instead of to protruding edges.

In addition, the extra body from her curls (something all of us curlies know a lot about!) rounds out the vertical edges of her face. The curls also let her hide her face somewhat, which is perfect for someone with high, defined cheekbones.

Long Curly Hair Styles

Long hair is an asset in the styling world, and curlies with square faces are no exception. Not only can you style long hair almost any way you like, you can also just “wash and go” if needed. After washing with your favorite shampoo, just towel dry, add a good leave-in conditioner, comb through with either a wide tooth comb or your fingers, and you're done!

This works particularly well if you have thick, curly hair. If you choose to pull your hair up in a ponytail, pull some bangs forward to take away from the sharp edges that an updo will highlight. Depending on your hair texture, you may also need to add some type of hardening product (gel, mousse, etc.) to lock in the curl and prevent frizz, especially with thick hair.

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