Bangs for Round Face: 15 Must-Try Styles in 2021

Here are chic ways to rock bangs for a round face shape.

Bangs for round faces can help give this face shape balance. Not to mention, bangs are super trendy, especially worn with Korean short hair. If you have a round face, you might be wondering what type of bangs would look good on you. Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Here are our recommended looks.

1. See-Through Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and bangs for round face
Wear see-through bangs with short hair for a Korean-inspired look. Credit: Hariono Halim

You may have seen this type of bangs on your favorite Korean actresses and pop stars. This type of bangs rests across your forehead without entirely covering it—hence the term see-through. It is thinner than your regular full fringe, so this is a good choice if you’re gunning for a softer look.

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2. Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with curtain bangs for round face
This type of fringe frames your face from the sides. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Curtain bangs work on different face shapes, and that includes round. Instead of resting over your forehead, curtain bangs are positioned at the side, very much like how curtains frame a window. This type of fringe helps make your face shape less wide. If your bangs are also starting to grow long, you can style them this way to keep them from poking your eyes.

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3. A-Shaped Bangs

Asian woman with a lob with bangs
Wear this type of bangs with a straight lob for a fresh look. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Similar to curtain bangs, this type of fringe is parted at the center and brushed a little to each side of your face to show the center of your forehead. A-shaped bangs are a bit shorter than curtain bangs but are just as flattering for round face shapes.

4. Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with long brown hair and side-swept bangs for round face
You can wear side-swept bangs with either long or short hair. Credit: Michelle Pedron

If you’re into asymmetrical looks, go for side-swept bangs. This type of fringe features a side part and bangs that are longer on one side. Give your side-swept bangs textured tips so they seamlessly transition to the rest of your hair.

5. Side-Swept Bangs and Pixie Cut

Asian woman with short hair wearing a gray cardigan
A pixie cut with side-swept bangs looks so chic and modern. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Whoever said that a pixie cut doesn’t suit a round face shape is seriously mistaken. Newsflash: anyone can wear a pixie cut. It’s just a matter of cutting and styling it in a way that flatters your face shape. For round faces, pair your pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs to help give the illusion of an elongated face shape.

6. Blunt Bangs and Chin-Length Bob

Asian woman with short hair and bangs wearing a white top
Isn’t this hairstyle cute? Credit: Dennie Ramon

Love full bangs? Get one-length bangs that rest at eyebrow-level and a chin-length bob. The result is a fresh look with a dose of personality. Both your bangs and your bob work to give you a balanced face shape.

7. Wispy Bangs and Layered Bob

Asian woman with a medium bob and wispy bangs for round face
Wispy bangs exude a chic and laidback vibe. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

It’s similar to blunt bangs but instead of looking super polished, wispy bangs look a bit messy and randomly styled. You can complement this type of fringe with a layered bob or lob so the layers can also frame your face.

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8. Wispy Bangs with Headband

Asian woman with short hair and bangs for round face
This casual ‘do is also a great summer look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also wear a colorful headband together with wispy bangs. Get short hair as well for a fresh, summer look.

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9. Blunt Bangs With Loose Hair on the Side

Color your hair pink to add more impact to this hairstyle. Credit: All Things Hair

Leaving locks of hair loose on both sides works with your bangs in framing your round face. Your fringe and the loose sections give your face balance even if you put the rest of your hair in an updo.

10. Straight Bangs and Textured Bob

Asian woman with a textured bob and bangs for round face
You can create a textured look by curling some sections of your hair and finger-combing them afterwards. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Going for a scrunched hairstyle can help make thin hair look thicker. It also flatters a round face shape, especially when worn with straight bangs.

11. Full Bangs and Blunt, Wavy Bob

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs for round face
A few spritzes of hairspray after styling can help hold the shape of your waves. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This is similar to the textured bob hairstyle, but the waves form bigger “S” shapes. Styling your hair this way flatters a round face shape, so consider this especially if you have a blunt, one-length bob.

12. Wispy Bangs and Long, Tousled Hair

Asian woman with long tousled hair with bangs smiling
You don’t even need a hair brush to style your hair this way. Credit: Shutterstock

Go for this effortlessly chic hairstyle when you only have a minute or two to prep for a video conference. Just scrunch your long hair and style your bangs with your fingers to make them wispy.

13. Side-Swept Bangs and Long, Big Waves

Asian woman with long wavy brown hair wearing a red blouse
These waves look glamorous without being over the top. Credit: Shutterstock

Aside from adding a touch of glam to your look, big waves also help make your hair look bouncy. Meanwhile, the side-swept fringe gives your face a soft frame and keeps your hairstyle from looking plain and flat.

14. Long Hair in a Half Updo With Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with longs hair in a half updo
This simple hairstyle makes for a chic work-from-home ‘do. Credit: Zen Chung from Pexels

Simply gather the upper half section of your hair on your crown and tie it into a ponytail or put it in a bun. Then, style your bangs with your fingers for a casual and relaxed look. That’s it!

15. Blunt Bangs With Eyeglasses

Asian woman with short hair with bangs wearing eyeglasses
Wearing eyeglasses with your fringe flatters a round face shape. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Your specs and your fringe can perk up your look, especially when you wear trendy frames. Keep the rest of your hair simple by giving it a quick blow-dry.

Now, you can pick the best style of bangs for round face! Which one is your favorite?

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