Short Hair for Round Face: 25 Chic Ideas for Pinays

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 if you often find yourself Googling “chubby face short layered haircut” or “round face pixie cut,”  scroll down to check out our favorite cuts to inspire your next hair makeover journey.

Hairstyles for Short Hair with Round Face

1. Bob With Side Twists

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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 them with bobby pins. This is also a clever hair hack when you want to hide your bangs.

2. Twisted Half Ponytail

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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

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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. Round Face Pixie Cut

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Yes, a pixie cut suits a round face shape, too. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Do you often type the phrase “round face pixie cut” on search engines? The search is over because this pixie cut with long bangs is flattering for you. It frames your cheekbones and jawline while giving your face a balanced shape. It looks fresh and light, too!

5. Curly Round Face Pixie Cut With Short Sides

Asian woman with a curly pixie cut for round face
Flaunt your gorgeous round face shape with this haircut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This asymmetrical round face pixie cut has extremely short hair on one side and curly, side-swept bangs. It showcases your cheekbones and jawline but still makes your face look balanced. It’s also a chic androgynous haircut, so try it if you’re into these looks.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. A-Line Bob

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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.

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9. Chin-Length Bob With a Center Part

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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. 

10. Medium Bob With Full Bangs

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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.

11. Curly Bob

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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.

12. Textured and Messy Round Face Pixie Cut

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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, like this round face pixie cut? 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.

13. 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!

14. Blunt Wavy Bob With Bangs

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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 for short-haired Pinays makes for a chic, everyday look.

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15. Chin-Length Bob With Bangs

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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 be as short as you want as long as the result gives you a balanced face shape. Take this chin-length chubby face short layered haircut, 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.

16. Bob With Headband

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Keep hair off your face by wearing a headband. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This style of short hair for round face is made more chic and fun with headbands. Just get a headscarf or bandana, fold it until it’s about an inch or two wide, and tie it around your head.

17. Blunt Bangs on Short Colored Hair

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Want to try something fun? Liven up your short hair with a purple hue. Credit:

Short hair for a round face may instantly give a fun and bubbly impression, but you can rock a mysterious aura with this look, too. Add a fringe, pick an edgy hair color like purple, and put on rimmed glasses to complete the manic pixie dream girl vibe.

18. Flipped-Out Bob

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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 afterward to make your hairstyle last long.

19. Korean Wavy Lob

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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.

20. Bob With Sparse Bangs

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Look sleek and chic with this short hairstyle. Credit Panadda Suwanjundee

Nail this chubby face short layered haircut 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. Add a few locks of hair as bangs and style them using your fingers.

21. Warm Hair Color on Short Hair

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Enhance your natural skin tone with warm hair colors. Credit:

Warm colors like browns and reds work best for pinays. Working with colors closer to your skin tone will give you a natural glow—making you look sun-kissed from head to toe!

22. Tapered Straight Bob

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

Your hair tapers toward your chin in this haircut, creating the illusion of an elongated face shape. You can part your hair either in the middle or on one side; your face will look just as balanced.

23. 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 chubby face short layered haircut gives off a beachy vibe that’s perfect for summer! To style your hair this way, create waves using 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!”

24. Wispy Bangs and Hair Clips

Woman in yellow blouse short hair with bangs
Hair accessories are a short-haired girl’s best friend!

Create a dainty look by adding hair clips to your short hair. This hairstyle is perfect for a brunch out with friends or a coffee date at a cute café.

25. Bob With Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with a bob haircut with side-swept bangs
Style your short hair with a blow dryer and round brush to give it movement. Credit: Shutterstock

In this hairstyle, bouncy side bangs frame your face, letting you showcase its shape in a soft, dainty way. This bob haircut also adds volume to fine hair, keeping it from looking flat and lifeless.

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