High fade looks includes a number of popular hair styles with height such as the pompadour, quaff, or faux hawk. Because these haircuts will elongate the face, they’re best reserved for anyone with a round, square or heart-shaped face (via Fashionbeans).
According to Men’s Hairstyles Today, the best haircuts for round faces include those which make the head appear longer. Enter: the high fade. “If you’ve got a round face shape, think square. Since round faces have little in the way of natural angles, you need to create the illusion of structure with your hair,” celebrity hair stylist Jamie Stevens told Fashionbeans. This can be done easily with a textured crop, comb-over fade or slicked back undercut. Ruffians creative director Denis Robinson mentioned the possibility of incorporating square corners into your cut to “sharpen up any soft edges” (via Fashionbeans).
If you’re working with a square-shaped face, Steven recommended a cut with a side part and short layers such as a crew cut or French crop. “Classic, neat haircuts complement a square shape best,” Stevens said. Meanwhile, a more medium-length cut will soften up a heart-shaped face’s wider forehead. Look for volume in a pompadour, faux hawk, or tapered cut. Pro tip: According to Fashionbeans, stubble can help soften an already killer jawline by adding texture.