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.
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
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 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
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. A-Line Bob
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.
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8. Chin-Length Bob with Center Part
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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14. Chin-Length Bob with Bangs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.