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Men's hairstyle ideas: short waves for a square face

/ 03.16.2015
Short wavy hair
Short wavy hair
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To really make the most of your best features, having the right haircut for your face shape is essential. For those of you with square faces who want something fairly short, a textured, wavy hairstyle is definitely a look you should consider.

Why try it

The hair in front falls ever so slightly over the forehead which softens the overall face shape. The extra length also leaves plenty of room to play around with different textures and parts, which means you'll never get bored with it.

In terms of maintenance, all you really need to do make sure you get a monthly trim to remove damaged ends and keep the shape looking just right. That said, don't panic if you skip one because it won't be as noticeable as with something closer cut like an undercut.

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Step one
Starting with freshly washed, towel dried hair, warm a small amount of cream wax in your hands to emulsify it.

Step two
Scrunch the putty evenly through the hair on top, then smooth it down through the back and sides. Start with a small amount and apply more as needed - you only need the bare minimum for the best results.

Step three
Use your fingertips to rake the hair into place, twisting and scrunching individual pieces of hair as you do so to create a subtly disheveled texture.

Step four
Shape with your hands to finish, double check the back, and you're good to go!

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