Short Hair for Round Face: 20 Chic Ideas You Need to Try

We’re here to show you that short hair is for everyone, including round faced girls! Get short hair for round face that's inspired by these ideas. 

If you have a round face shape, you may have heard people saying that short hair doesn’t suit you. Well, they are wrong! Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of rocking short hair for a round face. We believe that short hair is for everyone—and not a hairstyle simply reserved for those with petite faces or chiseled jawlines. It’s all down to how you style the cut.

Ready to rock short hair for round face? Here are some of our favorite cuts to inspire your next hair makeover journey.

1. Bob With Side Twists

Asian woman with short hair for round face hairstyle smiling
Show off your face shape with this hairstyle. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This is one of the easiest hairstyles for short hair that are flattering for round faces. Part your hair either at the center or on one side, take a section of hair from the left and right sides, twist these sections, and secure with bobby pins. This is also a clever hair hack when you want to hide your bangs.

2. Twisted Half Ponytail

Asian woman with short hair half updo wearing a maroon jacket
You can wear this short half updo as your everyday hairstyle. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Add a twist to your half ponytail (quite literally) by creating a small gap above your hair elastic and inserting your half ponytail there. The twist adds texture to your hair, which makes your ‘do look more chic.

3. Bubble Bangs for Short Hair

Asian woman with short brown hair wearing a checkered top
With this hairstyle, it’s like you’re wearing a headband. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This hairstyle is another clever way to get stray strands off your face. Just take a section of your hair near your hairline and tie a series of hair elastics on it. Add more hair as you add another elastic the tied section stays put.

4. Pixie With Bangs

Short hair for round face: Woman with short blonde hair in pixie cut with long bangs
Pixie cut with long bangs gives your look that much needed oomph. Credit: iStock.

Who says round-faced girls can’t rock a pixie cut? This grown-out pixie cut with bangs is great for those who want to inject a little edgy touch to their look. It’s choppy, sharp at the right places, and the bangs add a face-slimming effect—proving that short hair does work for round faces

Editor’s Tip: To maintain the volume and bounce in super short hair, we recommend using Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. They help moisturize fine, flat hair to give it a more voluminous look. 

5. Classic Bob With Soft Layers

Short hair for round face: Asian woman with black hair in a bob wearing a denim jacket outdoors
A classic bob never goes out of style. Credit:

Want a slower transition from long hair to short hair? Then go for a classic bob with soft layers. Let your bob rest around one to two inches above your shoulders. This will give your hair flow and movement, while keeping everything light and fresh.

6. Wavy Bob with See-through Bangs

Short hair for round face: Asian woman with short dark wavy hair with see through bangs wearing a denim jacket
Follow the K-wave and get see-through bangs.

If you love all things Korean, ride the K-wave and get see-through bangs. This trendy look, paired with a wavy bob, also suits a round face. The waves help offset your face shape while adding bounce to your hair at the same time.

7. Cropped Hair

Short hair for round face: Closeup shot of a woman with short red hair smiling outdoors
Get cropped hair and see how it makes you look fresh and trendy. Credit: iStock

Ready to go really short? Then go for this cropped short haircut. The other thing to note about short hair for round faces is that it needs balance. If you’re going to cut everything along the sides short, balance that out with more hair and texture at the front.

8. Pixie cut with Side Swept Bangs

Short hair for round face: Closeup shot of a woman with short dark hair with side swept bangs
Side-swept bangs help balance out the width of a round face. Credit: Shutterstock

The key to rocking super short hair is understanding which part of your face you want to frame with hair. To balance the look, put a long, side swept fringe in front, then cut the back into a short bob or pixie cut. This gives you the short haircut you’ve always wanted without making your face look puffy.

9. Sleek Bob with Full Bangs

Short hair for round face: Closeup shot of a woman with short black hair and blunt bangs
Sport a high-fashion look by going for a sleek bob with blunt bangs. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a short haircut that will frame the sides of your face to offset the roundness, try this straight bob with bangs. You can sport this sleek ‘do at formal events and cocktail parties. Because it looks high-fashion, this bob can elevate your casual get-up from drab to fab.

Editor’s tip: Achieve the sleek look that you want by straightening your hair using a flat iron. Don’t forget to spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair prior to styling to protect your tresses from heat damage.

10. Curly Lob

Short hair for round face: Caucasian woman with blonde curly lob wearing a light blue polo
Be proud of your curls! Flaunt them and let them add bounce to a short haircut. Credit: Shutterstock

Got natural curls? You don’t have to wear your hair long. You can cut it into a lob or shoulder length bob so your hair won’t look massive. Let your curls frame your face and complement its round shape. Make sure you brush your curls properly to avoid frizz and damage.

11. Textured and Messy Pixie

Short hair for round face: Asian girl with wearing short hair for chubby face has dangling earrings with her arms crossed in front
Make your pixie cut textured and messy for a unique look. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got no time to do a big style on your hair? Then why not go for the messy and textured look? It’s also a great hairstyle when commuting. You’ll never have to worry about the wind messing up your hair because, with the right product, it will stay messy in a sexy kind of way. Plus, the texture will keep your hair from falling flat.

12. Chopped Wavy Bob

short hair for round faces: Model is wearing a white top and blue skirt and is leaning against the wall.
Look elegant with this hairstyle, no matter where you go. Credit: Shutterstock

Cop this choppy wavy bob and turn an ordinary day into an extraordinarily great hair day. This hairstyle is fit for all occasions, including work and play, and it’s perfect for summer, too!

13. Straight Lob with a Mid-part

short hair for round faces: girl wearing a white and blue top is smiling nicely at the camera.
Short hair for chubby faces doesn’t need to be too complex. Credit: Shutterstock

Short hair for chubby faces need not be difficult and complicated. This straight lob is very simple yet it really rocks. The mid-part brings out your feminine side while the straight strands that curve at the tips give you a gentle look and balance the shape of your face.

Editor’s tip: This hairstyle is going to look great if your hair is sleek and frizz-free. Shampoo your hair regularly with Sunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Shampoo to enjoy blow-dried-looking hair every after wash. 

14. Asymmetrical Bob with Side-Bangs

Blonde-haired girl has one hand under her chin and the other behind her ear.
Asymmetrical + bob = great hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

This is a great short ‘do for chubby faces because the asymmetrical length helps create a slimmer face shape. If you have a wide forehead and you want to make it less so, this hairstyle is also a great choice for you.

15. Layered Pixie with Long Bangs

short hair for round faces: Model has silver hair and her long bangs are covering one of her eyes.
Sport the layered pixie with long bangs for a slimmer face: Credit: Shutterstock

Want a slimmer-looking face? Then, go for this layered pixie with long bangs and let your hair tone down the width and roundness of your face. You can style it the messy way for that effortlessly chic look. Plus, you won’t have to worry about it getting messed up as that’s the entire point of the hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hairstyle in place for a longer time by applying a few spritzes of VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray. You can stop worrying about your hair going frizzy as it keeps it smooth and protects it from humidity. 

16. Asymmetrical Long Pixie

short hair for round faces: model is looking back with her hand on her neck and the other on her hips
Be unique with an asymmetrical pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

You can also go for the asymmetrical long pixie cut to complement and give balance to your round face. We especially dig the long side bangs that cover a part of your face, giving the hairstyle an overall look of sophistication.

17. Korean Wavy Bob

Asian girl is looking back and is smiling shyly
Go for Korean waves and ride the K-fever bandwagon. Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t we all just love our K-pop female stars? Aside from their immaculately clear skin, their hair seems always tamed and in shape. While we ruin our hairstyles by just moving a few feet, theirs never seems to change at all, even with all the movement and wind! Be like them by styling your hair with the Korean wave. Your stylist can perm your hair for not too long so that the curls are light and are just a little above wavy.

18. Short Wavy Bob

brown hair color: model is wearing a white off-shoulder top and she is smiling excitedly
Cheek-length hair with waves looks great even on round faces. Credit: Shutterstock

Many women are afraid to cut their hair this short because they think it will make their face look rounder and fuller. That may be true but there are many ways to avoid that. Instead of making your hair taper at the ends, which can make your face look bigger, chop it so that it will just fall straight. Plus, the (messy) waves keep the hair from falling flat.

19. Tapered Straight Bob

girl is wearing eyeglasses and is sitting outdoors
Hair that tapers makes a round face look slimmer. Credit: Shutterstock

Unlike our previous hairstyle, this hairstyle is longer with your hair tapering towards your chin. This, along with the taper, gives length to your face so that it looks less round and more oval. You can part it either in the middle or on the side and you will still get that desired effect.

Editor’s tip: Nail this ‘do with frizz-free hair! Apply a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream to tame frizz and flyaways.

20. Lob With Big Waves

brown hair color: model is looking somewhere far and looks great as she smiles
Waves add volume to your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Add life to your lob by giving it volume through soft waves. You can do this by using a curling wand or twirling and pinning sections of your hair while it’s damp. When you remove the pins after an hour or two, you’ll get wavy, tousled hair sans heat-styling. You’ll definitely love the soft and natural-looking waves!

Nothing can stop you from rocking short hair for round face. Go ahead, book that salon appointment, and get the short haircut you’ve always wanted.

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