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 help you find the look that suits you best.
Our Fave Hairstyles for Men with Round Faces
1. Modern quiff
The modern quiff is one of our favorite men’s hairstyles 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
Get this hairstyle for 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.
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3. Classic Pompadour
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
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
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!
6. Curtain Hairstyle
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. Curtain Hairstyle with Burgundy Color
If you want to update your kachupoy hairstyle, liven it up with hair color! We’re loving this burgundy color as it complements any skin tone.
8. Two-Block Hairstyle
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.
9. Jagged Spikes
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.
10. Curly Hair With Undercut
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.
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11. Textured Asymmetrical Hairstyle
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.
12. Curls and Bangs
If you’ve got naturally curly hair, embrace it and work those locks into a longer fringe. The textured finish of these longer bangs will really help draw attention to your eyes, helping to make your face look more angular.
13. Long French Crop
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.
14. Swept Back With Taper Fade
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.
15. Buzz Cut With Beard
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.
16. Surfer Hair
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.
17. Thick Top and Short Sides
Keep the top section of your hair long so you can play up its volume. To style, style finger-comb it backwards with a small amount of putty, and that’s it!
18. Textured Top
Instead of brushing your hair back, you comb then forward. Then, create a messy look by scrunching your hair or by creating inverted C-shapes using a flat iron.
19. Samurai Man Bun
If you want to put your hair up, try the samurai man bun. Even if you have your hair pulled back, the height from the samurai bun helps give balance to your round face shape.
20. Polished French Crop
Not a fan of textured hairstyles? Create this ‘do by combing your fair forward with a fine-tooth comb and applying a small amount of hair wax or gel to keep your hairstyle in place.
Editor’s tip: Scoop a small amount of VO5 Gel Wax and apply it evenly to your hair to help you nail a polished hairstyle.
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!