The best bob haircuts for round faces

All Things Hair | 23 June 2016

Because everyone can rock a chic bob!

If you have a round face, you may have heard that a bob just isn’t for you. But the truth is, there are many bob hairstyles that can work to flatter your spherical features – as long as you know how to get them right. So, if you’re thinking of taking on one of this year’s most popular hairstyles, read on to discover our round-up of the best bob haircuts for round faces now.

5 Uber flattering bob haircuts for round faces


Wavy undone bob haircut
Bob haircuts for round faces: Messy short bob. Credit:

Messy short bob

While a smooth, rounded style can be unflattering on those with round faces, super short bobs can work really well with some added textures for a perfectly undone look. To achieve the desired results, ask your stylist to take the length short, with the longest layers hitting around your bottom lip.

When styling at home, use TRESemmé Runway Collection Max the Volume Root Lift & Texture Foam (£5.50) to create body and lift at the roots. Then rough-dry with a hairdryer (good for if your hair has a natural wave to it) or use a round brush for a tamer look. Finish with a spritz of Toni&Guy Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray (£7.49*) to hold the style in place while allowing natural movement.

Asian bob haircut with side fringe
Bob haircuts for round faces: Sleek bob with a side fringe. Credit:

Sleek long bob with a side fringe

Sometimes, all it takes is changing your parting to make a ‘do work for your face shape. Starting from a long bob (a length that works a treat on round faces, FYI), transform your look simply by working a deep parting or adding in a sweeping side fringe that falls right on your cheekbone. This off-centre look will help to elongate your complexion perfectly.

To style, apply VO5 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Creme (£3.99*) and blow-dry your hair smooth using a round brush. Finish off with straighteners and some VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Spray (£3.99*) to keep the look sleek, control flyaways and add an extra touch of shine!

Volumious bob haircuts for round faces with teal dip dye
Bob haircuts for round faces: Voluminous bob. Credit:

Voluminous bob

Another great way of styling bob haircuts for round faces is by creating extra volume at the roots, while keeping the rest of the hair smooth and sleek. This will help to add height and elongate your face for an ultra flattering outcome. To achieve the full effect, work a small amount of TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray (£14.95*) through damp hair, before using a round brush to help boost volume at the roots while blow-drying.

Flipped out bob Asian hair
Bob haircuts for round faces: Flipped out bob. Credit:

Flipped out

If you’ve got a short, layered bob, then a great way to style it is by flipping out your layers to add playfully textured feel. To achieve the look, use a straightener or a round brush when blow-drying your hair to flick the end of each layer.

bob haircuts for round faces softly tousled Asian hair
Bob haircuts for round faces: Softly tousled bob. Credit:

Softly tousled lob

No matter the length of your bob haircut, adding subtle layers can bring a freshness to your style. Give your long bob a soft, tousled look by using a large barrel curling iron to create big, bouncy curls through your layers before separating them with your fingertips. Then spritz some V05 Give Me Texture Tousled Style Spray (£3.99*) to help further define the just-got-out-of-bed look. And there you have it: a cool, casual ‘do that’ll work for both day and night, thanks to its effortlessly modern edge.

See? There are plenty of bob haircuts for round faces that’ll work to flatter and are bang on trend!

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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