How To Find A Man's Face Shape Guide

In this guide, you'll learn how to find your face shape so you can get the best sunglasses, optical prescription glasses as well as hairstyles and facial hair styles that are specific to your face shape.

If you found yourself randomly searching "how to find my face shape" or "what's my face shape" or "how to know your face shape" then you've come to the right place.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many face shapes are there?

In real life, everyone's face shape is beautiful and uniquely different, and there are so many little variations in shape and size. To keep things simple, however, we like to break them down to five of the most common face shapes. These five face shapes are 1. A heart face shape 2. A square face shape 3. An oval face shape 4. A rectangular face shape (aka a diamond face shape) 5. A round face shape Your cheekbones, jawline, forehead, the length of your face, and the width of your face all determine which category you fall into. But unless you're Reese Witherspoon (with that cute heart shape), the shape of your face isn't always immediately obvious. Your face might even be a combination of one or two of these face shape categories.

Below, we'll break down what each of these face shapes look like so you know what to look for when you're figuring out your own.

What are the 7 face shapes?

  • Round
  • Square
  • Oval
  • Rectangle/Oblong
  • Heart
  • Diamond
  • Triangle

What is the rarest face shape?

The most rare face shape is Diamond.

What is the most common face shapes for females and males?

The most common face shapes for women are oval, round, and heart-shaped.

For men, the most common face shapes are square, oval, and triangle.

What hair/beards/glasses/sunglasses would suit my face shape?

See the Related Articles section of this article for that exact info.

Can I take a picture or use an app to find my face shape?

Yes, you can, but we've had users get wildy different results based on the apps they use. The only true way to know your face shape is to measure it. One of the better apps for this is HiFace, but we've still heard users get inaccurate results so your mileage may vary.

Gather The Tools

In order to figure out your face shape, you need to measure your face using a few tools.

Measure Your Face

Take the below measurements using your tailor's tape and write them down as you go.

Then, measure everything a second time to ensure the numbers are accurate. If you're still not sure if you did it correctly, see this instructional video. Remember, this is not an exact science so the goal is to get close as you can. If you're still unsure, use an app like HiFace and see if it confirms your findings.


Measure from tape from side hairline to side hairline. Make sure you’re measuring the widest part – usually around halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline.


Measure from just past the outer corner of one eye, across the bridge of your nose to slightly past the corner of the other eye. Try this a few times since it's not an easy measurement to get.


Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. If you have a shaved head or receding hairline, estimate where your hairline used to be.


Measure from the tip of your chin to below your ear at the point where your jaw angles upwards. Multiply that number by 2 to get your full jawline length.

Determine Your Face Shape

Before continuing further, understand that since not everyone will measure the same way, this is not an exact science, so to account for this, give your measurements anywhere from half an inch to a full inch of leeway.

Example: if your cheekbone is 7.5” and your face length is 8.2”, we could consider these as being similar in size.

Compare your measurements to the descriptions below to find your face shape.

Keep in mind that it's possible to be multiple, similar face shapes at the same time - eg. Oval, Triangle and Rectangle/Oblong are very similar, and Diamond and Heart are also similar, with only slight variations, so you may fall into a few of those.


  • Length is greater than cheekbones.

  • Forehead is greater than jaw.

  • Angle of jaw is rounded rather than sharp.

Forehead: 8.5 inches
Cheeks: 7.5 inches
Length: 9 inches
Jaw: 8 inches


  • Forehead is similar to cheekbones.

  • Length is similar to jaw.

  • Angle of jaw is sharp rather than rounded.

Forehead: 6 inches
Cheeks: 5.5 inches
Length: 9.5 inches
Jaw: 7.5 inches


  • Length and cheeks are similar but larger than forehead or jawline.

  • Jaw and forehead are similar.

  • Angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined.

Forehead: 7.8 inches
Cheeks: 8 inches
Length: 8.5 inches
Jaw: 7.2 inches

Rectangle or Oblong

  • Length is one of the top 2 largest measurements.

  • Forehead and cheekbones are similar in size.

  • Jawline is close-ish to forehead and cheeks.

Forehead: 6.5 inches
Cheeks: 6.2 inches
Length: 8 inches
Jaw: 7.5 inches


  • Length is the largest measurement.

  • Then from largest to smallest, in descending order:

  • Forehead, cheeks and smallest is jawline. The chin is more pointed.

Forehead: 8 inches
Cheeks: 7 inches
Length: 9.5 inches
Jaw: 6.75 inches


  • Jawline greater than the cheekbones.

  • Cheeks similar or larger than the forehead.

  • Omit the face length measurement.

Forehead: 6 inches
Cheeks: 5.5 inches
Length: 9.5 inches
Jaw: 7.5 inches


  • Forehead is the largest measurement.

  • Cheeks are second largest.

  • Jawline is smallest measurement. The chin is more pointed.

  • Omit the face length measurement.

Forehead: 8.5 inches
Cheeks: 8 inches
Length: 9 inches
Jaw: 7 inches

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