It is enough to flick around pages of hair styling magazines to make you think of getting the next hairdo and booking an appointment with your hairdresser, it might also bring an excitement for your next haircut however it might also bring in some nerves on how you will look wearing it. At the age of 40 it is not at all a risk for a change in your hairstyle and especially if you have a square face. Hair styles are just like the dresses you choose to wear; they can be expensive but may not the one that fits you the best. Not to divert from the topic let get a bit deep on short hairstyles for women over 40 with square faces.
Finding best hairstyle for square faces
Before we go further on finding the best hairstyle for square faces let know the definition of a square face, if the face is almost long as the width of the face and if you have a square like angles that where you have a square face, the most common hairstyle that suits on a square face is when the hair comes up with choppy layers that are flicked out with some hair product and fringe to counter the angular forehead, so you can slim down your cheeks a bit with some hair and beauty supplies.
Flattering hairstyles for women over 40 with square faces
Graduated Long Layers
This is a signature hairstyle, the first layer starts from the chin area to cover up the strong jawline, the layers turned inward is a good idea rather than outward, this will narrow the face a bit in which the face will look on a longer side.
A Sheared, Short Tapered Cut
If you are bold and confident this style will give you a young and trendy look, what makes this hairstyle different is the extra height at the top that creates an illusion of a longer face which causes a square face to look a bit rectangular.
The lob is a hairstyle when the two straight panels hang down beside the cheekbones, it slightly hides the wideness of the cheekbones, jawline and forehead. The combination of these brings a spot on look for angular faces.
Off Center parting
Off center parting means parting the hair slightly between the center and side for example check out a pic of J. Hud, this will help you to give a bit of roundness to the face it cuts the width of the face and offsets the angles.
If you want bangs or you already have them then you would like the outside corners to be an inch longer than the center of the bangs, this will create a framing effect to your face drawing the attention inwards, this will also soften the wider face.
Below the Collarbone Cut
The hair falls just a few inches below the shoulder and the layers are turned inwards, this will frame your face just right, this will also cut down the broadness of jawline and cheekbones.