7 ways to wear bangs for round face shapes that’ll complement your features

Discover the power of fringes with these complementary bangs for round face shapes.   

In pursuit of the perfect bangs for round face shapes? With stars like Kaia Gerber to Sofia Vergara getting fringes cut in lately, it’s hardly surprising that so many of us are starting to follow suit! But while it’s tempting to just copy your favourite celeb’s latest look, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right fringe to flatter your face.

Whether you’re a complete newbie to the world of bangs or you’re a seasoned fringe-wearer, have a browse through our gallery of A-list bangs for round face types now. But we’re warning you: once you try them you’ll be hooked for good!

7 flattering celebrity bangs for round face shapes to try


actress emma stone with short bob hair and side bangs
Side bangs can really help to open up round faces. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Emma Stone’s side bangs

What you’re aiming for when choosing bangs for round face types are styles that will open up angles in the face rather than closing it in. So an ideal look for you is a sweeping side-swept fringe, like Emma Stone‘s!

Combining the benefits of a youthful, feminine fringe, while also adding length to your face, it’s a sure winner.

once upon a time actress ginnifer goodwin with a short pixie crop and textured bangs
No matter how short your hair, choppy bangs are essential for adding texture. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Ginnifer Goodwin’s textured bangs

Short hair looks amazing on those with round faces. But to avoid emphasising the roundness of your face, layers are absolutely key!

Short and choppy layered bangs like Ginnifer’s are the ideal solution, adding shape and texture to the look without drawing attention away from your cute crop. What more could you want from a new haircut?

Editor’s tip: Fawning over Ginnifer’s textured tresses? If you want to emulate her look yourself, try using a mouldable wax such as the TIGI S Factor Creamy Molding Wax.

This will help you to define and accentuate all of your layers, plus keep your fringe in the perfect position all day.

actress hilary duff with a blonde wispy fringe
If you prefer a full fringe there’s one rule to live by: Keep it wispy! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Hilary Duff’s wispy bangs

You might think that classic bangs for round face shapes are a total no-go but that’s not entirely true…

As long as you ask your stylist to keep your fringe wispy and feathered instead of opting for statement, bold finishes, you can still rock a full fringe in style — just like Hilary!

actress kirsten dunst with wavy blonde hair and parted bangs
Parted bangs: The modern day Bardot. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Kirsten Dunst’s split bangs

By now you’ve surely heard that French-inspired Bardot bangs are super on trend this year. But not only are they in vogue, these retro split bangs are also an effective way to elongate smaller faces.

By creating a parted fringe that flicks out to the side, you’re not only exposing more of your forehead but adding extra volume to your look, too. And who doesn’t want more volume, right?!

game of thrones actress maisie williams with brunette tinkerbell wispy bangs
All you need is faith, trust and pixie bangs! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Maisie Williams’ Tinkerbell bangs

Rapunzel who? This season the only Disney hair inspo we need is Tinkerbell!

By starting her fairy tale bangs further back towards the crown of her head, Maisie Williams gives the illusion of a longer fringe, making them the perfect bangs for round face ladies with small foreheads to play around with.

Editor’s tip: Annoyingly, one downside to fringe hairstyles is that they tend to get oiler quicker than the rest of your hair, due to contact with your face and your hands as you rework it during the day. But all is not lost…

Whichever fringe style you decide to go for, we recommend investing in a dry shampoo, like the TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, to help with styling and absorb any excess oils.

modern family actress sarah hyland with long bangs
Emphasise your jawline with long, face-framing layers. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Sarah Hyland’s long layered bangs

Not a fan of bangs? If you’ve never tried out a fringe before (or you have but haven’t liked them), try something with a little less commitment with some long layered bangs like Sarah Hyland.

Chin-length layers will accentuate your jawline without you having to sacrifice too much of your overall length, so they’re ideal for all you fringe newbies out there!

actress carey mulligan with a brunette bob and short bangs
Cropped fringes will give the illusion of a longer face shape. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Carey Mulligan’s cropped fringe

If all you’ve ever known are full length fringes, it’s about time you got acquainted with the cropped version, the micro fringe.

Rather than eyebrow-skimming lengths like most conventional fringes, this shorter style sits higher up the forehead, creating more distance between your hair and your jaw, giving the illusion of a more oval shaped face. It’s like hair wizardry!


For even more fringe-inspo, head over to our dedicated Bangs & Fringes page now where you’ll find everything from all of the latest stars joining the bangs brigade to tips on how to style your own new fringe. See you next time!

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