Best Hairstyles for Men with Round Faces

Embrace your face shape and let these hairstyles for men with round faces complement it.

Men with round faces typically have a number of distinguishable characteristics, including full cheekbones, a rounded jaw, plus being equal in width and height. This can make finding the best hairstyles for men with round faces not the easiest of tasks, as you need to pick the one that would help create a balanced face shape.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve pulled stylish hair inspiration and created a list of the best hairstyles and round face haircuts to make your next trip to your barber a success.

1. Modern quiff

Asian man with a modern quiff hairstyle for round face and wearing a jacket
This classic hairstyle for men suits any occasion. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The modern quiff is one of our favorite men’s haircuts for round faces, which will help to elongate your face shape. The trick is to create volume by simply brushing up your quiff, but we’ll leave it up to you how high you dare to go.

2. Textured Top

Asian man with short textured hair wearing a blue jacket
A textured top is flattering for a round face shape. Credit: Dennie Ramon

A great way to slim a round face is by keeping the sides of your hair super short and neat, while the top is left messy and textured. This will create plenty of dimension, making your face look more angular while drawing the eyes upwards.

3. Classic Pompadour

Asian man with a pompadour hairstyle wearing a blue polo and neck tie
Want to add height? Go for a pompadour hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

One of the most popular men’s haircuts for round faces has to be the classic pompadour. Ideal for adding height to your tresses, the extra inches will help to make your face look leaner and longer. This is a super slick style that once cut, will be very easy to style.

4. Faux Hawk

Asian man with a faux hawk hairstyle wearing a dark sweater outdoors
Play with height and texture and let these complement your face shape. Credit: Hariono Halim

The faux hawk is one of the hottest hair trends for men right now and is great for adding optimum volume, and prominent angles to your face.

5. Side Part Hairstyle

Hairstyles for men with round faces: Asian man with short hair wearing a blue jacket and gray shirt
A side part hairstyle can give the right balance to a round face. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Known for its suave, masculine feel, this is perhaps one of the most versatile and flexible men’s haircuts for round faces. Its height and length give the appearance of a longer face, while still giving enough prominence to your natural facial features. It provides the perfect balancing effect!

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6. Curtain Hairstyle

Asian man with short hair wearing eyeglasses and a black shirt
Bring back this ’90s hair trend. Credit: Shutterstock

This hairstyle, which is also called kachupoy, used to be popular in the ’90s. It’s good for men with round faces because the “curtain” gives the illusion of less width.

7. Two-Block Hairstyle

Asian man with short hair wearing a denim jacket outdoors
Some volume on the top part of your hair is flattering for a round face shape. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If you’re after volume, try the two-block hairstyle. The hair at the sides and back are trimmed short, while the hair on the crown and around is left at eyebrow-length. It’s also a trendy Asian hairstyle, so it’s definitely worth giving a shot.

8. Jagged Spikes

Asian man with round face with spikey hairstyle
You’ll love those spikes once you see how they work well with your round face. Credit: Shutterstock

As a simple rule, men’s haircuts for round faces work best by adding height to your hair. How? Try incorporating thick spikes, which is a great way to change the profile of your face.

This is because tall spikes, that are over an inch tall, will help give an edge to the roundness of your face. Just get your barber to cut the sides of your hair shorter to emphasize the height of your hair further.

9. Curly Hair With Undercut

Asian man with short curly hair and undercut wearing a gray shirt
Create the illusion of height with this hairstyle for men. Credit: Shutterstock

With a thick top and shaved sides and back, your face looks elongated rather than wide. This hairstyle also feels light and presko on a hot day, aside from it being hip and edgy.

10. Textured Asymmetrical Hairstyle

Asian man with short textured hair wearing a white polo
Finger-combing and scrunching your hair can help give it texture. Credit: Shutterstock

This is also a side-parted hairstyle for men, where one side is longer than the other. It also has texture, which you can do by scrunching your hair to make it a bit messy, then style it using hair putty or wax. You can also curl sections of your hair using a curling iron to create texture.

11. Curls and Bangs

Man with curly hair wearing shades and wearing a white suit
Embrace your curls and let them work with your round face. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’ve got naturally curly hair, embrace what your mama gave you and work those locks into a longer fringe. The textured finish of these longer bangs will really help draw the attention to your eyes, helping to make your face look more angular.

12. Long French Crop

Asian male model with long French crop hair walking on the runway
A bit of cover on your forehead can help give balance to a round face shape. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This longer and more modern French crop is the perfect hairstyle for round faces. By adding layers this cropped cut has plenty of texture and movement and is best styled with a longer fringe.

13. Swept Back With Taper FadeAsian man with swept back hair wearing a white polo outdoors

Make it neat and polished without losing the volume. Credit: Natasha EstelleYou might think that sweeping your hair off your face wouldn’t be a good move for those with rounder faces, but this look can actually work really well. Simply keep the length long enough so that you can create plenty of volume.

14. Buzz Cut With Beard

Asian man with a buzz cut smiling and wearing a green shirt
A buzz cut can be worn by men with round faces. Credit: Shutterstock

Choosing a haircut and hairstyle for round faces isn’t about covering up a portion of your face. You can go for an extremely short haircut like a buzz cut. Complement it with any beard type—stubble, goatee, or a chin strap—and let your short hair and beard outline your face.

15. Surfer Hair

Asian man with long hair smiling
Nail surfer hair by simply letting your long hair flow naturally. Credit: Shutterstock

This medium to long hairstyle is also flattering for a round face shape. To create this ‘do, simple finger-comb and scrunch your hair and let it flow naturally. The result is a laidback hairstyle that also frames your round face shape.

What do you think of these hairstyles for men with round faces? Aren’t they all cool? Now, take your pick and book an appointment with your barber to cop one of these looks!

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