L Shaped or V-Shaped Jawline: Which Is Best?

L Shaped or V-Shaped Jawline: Which Is Best?

Since the rise of video calls and FaceTime, there has been a renewed interest in jawlines and its impact on facial appearance. We recently talked about what the golden jawline is and how to achieve it, but there are two particular jawlines that are rising in popularity that you might have already seen on some of your favourite celebrities – the L-shaped and the V-shaped jawline, so what’s the difference and which is best?

What is a V-shaped jawline?

The V-shaped jawline occurs when the whole face is slim, with a defined jaw that goes straight into a point. Unlike other jawlines, there aren’t any other bumps along the way – it’s totally flat down to the point of the chin.

Why is the V-shaped jawline so popular?

The popularity of the V-shaped jawline has its roots in K-beauty and K-pop. K-beauty is a beauty standard popular in South Korea (literally meaning Korean beauty). K-beauty is known for its focus on creating a youthful appearance. Dewy makeup, smooth skin and youthful features are all part of the K-beauty look, and that includes a rounded V shape jawline to accentuate the youthful appearance.

K-pop band members accentuate K-beauty features to the extreme as part of their look. With so many K-pop bands finding extreme fame, it’s understandable that fans would want to replicate the look.

What is an L-shaped jawline?

An L-shaped jawline is the result of a more angular jaw, with an angular bone structure just below the ear before a flatter line towards the chin. An L-shaped jaw is known as the “royalty jaw” because it’s seen as a more elegant shape.

K-beauty stars are also responsible for popularising the L-shaped jawline, although it’s a more recent trend that’s gaining popularity quickly.

Which jawline is best?

Jawline fashions are always changing, and celebrities are very much responsible for this. K-pop icons have incredibly strong fan bases that are likely to want to recreate a lot of their aesthetics, which is why jawline trends happen.

As for which jawline is best? Your own. Everyone is different with their own unique features that make us “us”. Your jawline is one of the most defining features of your face, and the best shape for your jawline will largely depend on the rest of your facial appearance and the facial goals you want to achieve.

There are semi-permanent ways to change your jawline; the effects of these semi-permanent methods wear off over time, making them a great way to try out a new look without fully committing to changing the shape of your face forever.

How to get a V or L-shaped jawline

Your jawline is affected by several factors. Obviously, one of the most defining factors is your genetics. Bone structure is one of the major reasons for your jaw shape, and while it would be invasive to adjust the jawbone, there are other methods you can use to achieve the jawline that you want.


Diet and exercise also play a big part in your jawline. If you are a little curvier, you’re likely to have less of a defined jawline. Similarly, a diet that’s high in salt can lead to water retention, which can lead to bloating in the fact which hides your natural jawline.

Treatments to achieve an L or V-shaped jawline

There are lots of different treatments available to help you get the jawline of your dreams. Some are more permanent than others, and most are non-invasive with very minimal downtime.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a great option for those who want to try out a new look. The process involves several small injections, and you could be back at work the same day.

Dermal filler injections add volume by inserting a substance that’s almost identical to natural substances found in the body. When used in the right way, dermal fillers can help to sculpt the jawline rather than simply adding volume. Fillers are a great way to turn an angular jaw into more of a V shape.

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ULTRAcel is a state-of-the-art treatment, and Hans Place Practice was one of the first clinics in the UK to offer it.

The non-invasive treatment tightens skin through the use of High-Frequency Ultrasound. This tightening of the skin is a great option if you would prefer to celebrate your natural jawline – it could also be combined with fillers to get your perfect shape.

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VASER Liposuction

An undefined jawline is often caused by fat retention in the area. This isn’t necessarily because of fat levels, but simply the result of genetics that organises where fat is stored. VASER Liposuction can target specific areas of the jaw to reshape it by removing some of the fat cells in that area.

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If you’re not sure which is the right choice for you, please book a complimentary consultation to discuss your options with our expert team.

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