If you have a round face, choosing haircuts and hairstyles is probably always quite frustrating for you. Unlike oval faced gals who can pull off basically anything, those with plump cheeks and circular faces have to be careful with styles they wear or their face could end up looking wider. But while it’s not easy to find the perfect hairstyles and haircuts for round faces, it’s not impossible. There’s actually a lot of styles that flatter your features. Scroll through for some examples!
Flattering hairstyles and haircuts for round faces
1. Long bob a.k.a the lob
Medium length haircuts look fabulous on just about anyone, and that includes girls with round faces. A lob, with volume at the ends, helps accentuate the angles near your jawline, adding a bit of sharpness to your look.
Editor’s tip: Add oomph to your lob by washing it with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. A flat lob won’t do anything for your round face so you need to make it a bit poofy, especially at the ends. This pair nourishes your locks and give your lob the natural bounce and volume it needs.
2. Bob + choppy bangs
To make a bob work for you, avoid smooth rounded cuts and go for textured, tousled looks instead. Add choppy bangs to level up on style and help with diffusing the roundness of your face. The unevenness of your fringe tones down the roundness by making your face appear longer.
3. Loose waves & layers
Subtle waves that curl away from your face add dimension to your locks while wispy layers add volume, shape, and movement. Put them together and you’ll get the effect that you want: elongated features and accentuated cheekbones. When you get a haircut, ask your stylist to give you soft, face-framing layers that start slightly past the chin. Then learn how to give yourself loose, beachy waves by watching this tutorial.
Editor’s tip: If you’ll be sporting beautiful loose, textured waves, we recommend getting yourself TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It’s an awesome product for textured and tousled beachy wave hairstyles!
4. Side-swept bangs
Yes, bangs made it to our list of haircuts for round faces. Contrary to popular belief, bangs work with a round face, but you have to be mindful of the cut. Choose asymmetrical bangs or opt for long fringe and sweep it to the side-swept. This will draw the attention away from your face shape and add much needed angles to your features. Don’t forget to mist your bangs with a non-sticky hairspray like TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to keep them nice and side-swept.
5. Voluminous/Tousled pixie
Yes, you can go short! You just have to be strategic. Make sure there’s a lot of volume on top, with sides cut shorter, to give the illusion that your face is longer. If you don’t have as much volume as you need, use TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse, focusing on the roots, then blowdry and rumple a bit for a tousled effect.
We hope these hairstyles and haircuts for round faces got you inspired (and hopeful!). Find more hairstyle ideas for you face shape right here!