Short Hair for Round Face: 20 Chic Ideas for Filipinas

Got a round face shape? Here are short hair ideas for you!

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.

Editor’s tip: After securing your bangs with bobby pins, give your hair a sleek finish by spritzing TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold that helps make your hairstyle last long. 

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

Asian woman with short hair for round face wearing a gray cardigan
Yes, a pixie cut suits a round face shape, too. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Who says round-faced girls can’t rock a pixie cut? This pixie cut with side-swept bangs shows off your cheekbones and jawline while giving your face a balanced shape. It looks fresh and light, too!

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. A-Line Bob

Woman with an A-line bob wearing sunglasses
Nail an A-line bob with smooth and sleek hair. Credit: All Things Hair

This type of bob has short hair at the back and longer hair at the sides. The tips form a diagonal line. This type of haircut helps make a round face shape look longer instead of wider, so you can try A-line bob to achieve a balanced face shape.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair salon-quality smooth with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair 10 layers deep. It also gives your hair 10 salon benefits in just one wash. These include making your hair soft, smooth, and shiny, calming frizz, and helping in detangling and strengthening your hair. 

8. Chin-Length Bob with Center Part

Asian woman with short hair for round face wearing a pink printed blouse
We’re loving this short, bouncy bob. Credit: Hariono Halim

A bouncy bob complements a round face shape. To style your hair, just part it at the center, then blow-dry your hair while brushing its underside inwards to add volume and get rid of tikwas. 

9. Medium Bob with Full Bangs

Asian woman with a bob with bangs smiling
Full, blunt bangs frame your face and help give you a balanced face shape. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This type of short hair for a round face looks trendy and youthful. You can even wear eyeglasses with it. Just make sure to keep your bangs in good shape by blow-drying them down and straight right after washing your hair.

10. Curly Bob

Asian woman with short curly hair
Flaunt your curls with this short haircut. Credut: Natasha Estelle

Got natural curls? You don’t have to wear your hair long. A bob can let you showcase your curls while complementing a round face shape. You can style your short curly hair by applying a dollop of hair mousse to make your curls look smooth and defined.

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. Messy Layered Bob

Asian woman with short messy layered bob wearing a denim jacket
Define your layers with a messy-chic hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Cop this tousled, choppy 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. Blunt Wavy Bob with Bangs

Asian woman with short wavy purple hair wearing a black shirt
Try this tousled short hairstyle now. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Jazz up a blunt, one-length bob by adding waves. Curl your hair using a curling iron, then gently brush or finger-comb your curls to create loose waves. This tousled hairstyle makes for a chic, everyday look.

Editor’s tip: Using heat-styling tools often can damage your hair. Use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner to bring your damaged hair back to its healthy-looking state. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient to future damage in just one minute.  

14. Chin-Length Bob with Bangs

Asian woman with short hair for round face wearing a dark gray jacket
Balance is key when choosing a short haircut for a round face. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

When thinking of short hair for a round face shape, you can as short as you want as long as the result gives you a balanced face shape. Take this chin-length bob, for example. It falls right by the jawline, which might make your face look chubby, but the bangs frame the face and give it balance.

15. Bob with Headband

Asian woman with short hair for round face wearing a black top
Keep hair off your face by wearing a headband. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you want to accessorize your bob, you can wear a headband. Just get a headscarf or bandana, fold it until it’s about an inch or two wide, and tie it around your head.

16. Flipped-Out Bob

Asian woman with a flipped-out short hair for round face wearing a yellow dress
The flipped-out hairstyle is definitely eye-catching. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’re fond of vintage hairstyles, try the flipped-out short bob. Just blow-dry your hair while brushing the tips outwards using a round brush. Spritz hairspray to your hair afterwards to make your hairstyle last long.

Editor’s tip: Keep your flipped-out bob in shape for a long time by finishing with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold Hairspray. It helps you nail your hairstyle without making your hair stiff or sticky. It gives your hair a natural, flexible hold that’s fast-drying and humidity-resistant. 

17. Korean Wavy Lob

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

Love Korean-inspired hairstyles? Try 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. Bob with Sparse Bangs

Asian woman with short hair wearing a striped blouse
Look sleek and chic with this short hairstyle. Credit Panadda Suwanjundee

Nail this look by keeping your hair polished and straight. Part your hair at the center and comb it. Then, spritz your hair with a smoothing hairspray to give it a sleek, wet look. Adding a few locks of hair as bangs is optional, which you can style using your fingers.

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.

20. Crimped Bob with Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with short wavy hair and bangs wearing a flower crown
Crimping your hair can keep your hair from looking flat and limp. Credit: Thiszun on Pexels

This hairstyle gives off a beachy vibe, which is perfect for summer! Just create waves on your hair with a hair crimper, then style your bangs with your fingers to give it a relaxed look. Wearing a flower crown is optional, but we say, go ahead and do it!

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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