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.
Hairstyles for Short Hair with Round Face
1. Bob With Side Twists
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.