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 flattering styles and haircuts not the easiest of tasks.

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

1. Classic Swept-back Quiff

Hairstyles for men with round faces: Man with swept back quiff wearing a black jacket
Nail this look with a hair gel or hair putty. Credit: Shutterstock

You can’t talk about men’s haircuts for round faces without mentioning this timeless swept-back quiff style. Along with some short, clean-shaven stubble, you’ll be able to balance out your features and create more definition.

Editor’s tip: A small amount of VO5 Styling Wax can help you nail this hairstyle. This wax also doesn’t leave a stiff residue on your hair and it’s easy to wash off at the end of the day.

2. 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!

Editor’s tip: It’s fun to experiment with different hairstyles, but not if your hair is dandruff-ridden! Protect your scalp from dandruff from these pesky flakes by using CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. It has Nutrium 10 that helps activate your scalp’s natural protective layer to keep dandruff at bay. 

3. 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.

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 fauxhawk 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. Modern quiff

Hairstyles for men with round faces: Asian man with short hair wearing a green army jacket
The modern quiff can also help keep strands off your face. 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.

6. Textured Top

Asian man with a tousled medium hairstyle wearing a dark blue polo
Short sides and a tousled top will create plenty of interest. Credit: Hariono Halim

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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

Editor’s tip: For hairstyles that need control and hold, use VO5 Mega Hold Styling Gel. Its humidity-resistant formula can help your pompadour last long!

9. 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.

10. Swept Back

Asian man with swept back hair wearing a white polo outdoors
Make it neat and polished without losing the volume. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You 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.

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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