20 flattering hairstyles for a round face that’ll inspire your next look

Struggling to find fresh, flattering hairstyles for a round face? Stop going round and round, and take a look at these beauties. instead!  

If you have a round face, we’re guessing that you want to find a hairstyle that will help elongate and give your face more structure, right? And while you might feel like your fighting a losing battle, know that there looks out there that can add angles and definition to your softer features.

But don’t be disheartened if you don’t know where to start, because we’ve rustled up the best hairstyles for a round face, so you can rock a fabulous ‘do for the months ahead. Better start booking your appointments…

20 sublime hairstyles for round faces you have to see


hairstyles for a round face: ashley benson with wavy chin length bob
Ashley Benson’s beachy waves flatter her round face like a dream. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Ashley Benson’s beachy waves

Beachy waves are universally flattering, no matter what your face shape may be. Wondering why chin-length, wavy hair is especially great for those with round faces? Because when the wave bends at cheekbone height, it helps to define and enhance the high points in your face, giving you more structure. And Ashley Benson proves this to a T!

haircut ideas for round faces: audrey tautou with messy pixie cut on the red carpet
Audrey Tautou’s pretty textured crop draws attention away from her circular face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Audrey Tautou’s messy pixie

Bold, daring and fashion-forward, a chic pixie cut is always going to win extra style points for those of you with round faces! Don’t believe us? Well, Audrey Tautou’s messy pixie cut is living proof that uber cool crops can work to complement a round face.

Editor’s tip: Style your pixie with a small amount of the TIGI S Factor Creamy Molding Wax in dry hair to help add grip, texture and definition.

hairstyles for round faces: barbara palvin with sleek centre part long hairstyle at cannes film festival
Barbara Palvin’s mesmerising mid-cut with layers perfectly conceal her face’s roundness. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Barbara Palvin’s mid-cut with subtle layers

Done just right, mid-length styles – that hit right on your collarbone – will work a treat for those with round faces. Take a leaf out of Barbara Palvin’s book and add very subtle layers all around to enhance texture and volume. By doing so, you’ll still have natural-looking movement whether you choose to add soft waves or blowdry it straight.

Tip: Try and avoid rigorous use of straighteners, as they can cause hair to appear flat around the side of your face, which will only further emphasise your full cheeks.

kirsten dunst with wavy hairstyle and white dress at the beguiled red carpet
Kirsten Dunst’s flawless face-framing bangs are one to try! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Kirsten Dunst’s curtain bangs

Think having a round face means you have to steer clear of bangs? Well, Kirsten Dunst’s romantic curtain bangs hairstyle will make you think again! This subtle and uber pretty way to work bangs on rounder face shapes is great for those who like to sweep their hair up into a bun or a ponytail.

haircut ideas for round faces: justine skye with curlly shag hairstyle at paper magazine event
Justine Skye’s sexy, shaggy curls enhance her spherical face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Justine Skye’s shag hairstyle

Shag hairstyles are pretty much the cool-girl hairstyle du jour, also working a treat for round-faced ladies. The many layers of a shag haircut distract from the roundness of the face, by creating angles and natural movement in the hair.

An edgy cut not enough for you? Then look to Justine Skye and her purple curly shag haircut, whose modern take on the style is fun and playful, featuring super on-trend blunt bangs!

hairstyles for women with round faces: debby ryan with curtain bangs hair and wavy hair
Debby Ryan’s beautiful bardot bangs dazzle her circular features.. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Debby Ryan’s Bardot bangs

Film star Brigitte Bardot has become the poster girl for fringes. Her beautifully long, wispy bangs hairstyle helped her ooze sex appeal, class and elegance throughout her career. And if in doubt, just look to American actress and singer, Debby Ryan for inspiration – if anyone knows how to work Bardot bangs, it’s her.

hairstyles ideas for round faces: olivia munn with tousled bob and floral dress at a tmobile event
Olivia Munn’s luscious long bob works wonders to frame her face . Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Olivia Munn’s tousled long bob

No doubt about it: a collarbone-grazing long bob is one of the most modern and flattering hairstyles for a round face. This is because a tousled long bob (providing you keep some weight at the ends) can help to accentuate the angles near your jawline.

Editor’s tip: Don’t have your desired volume from the cut alone? Then spritz your mane with the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Sprayto really give your locks some added oomph!

gabrielle union with sleek chin length bob on red carpet
Gabrielle Union’s stunning sleek side-parted ‘do is great for fancy occasions. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Gabrielle Union’s sleek bob

Sometimes, a simple change of a parting can help flatter your face shape. Starting with a sleek chin-length bob a la Gabrielle Union, transform your look 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 face perfectly.

hairstyles for a round face: sasha pieterse with wispy bangs and loose waves at pretty little liar event
Sasha Pieterse’s sultry bangs add a tonne of definition to her look. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Sasha Pieterse’s wispy bangs

Looking for a sexy, directional hairstyle that’ll instantly give you definition? Just take a leaf out of Sasha Pieterse’s book, who’s living proof that wispy bangs and long sultry waves are made for round faces. Pair your the look with a dark red pout and you’ll be good to #slay!

hairstyle ideas for round faces: selena gomez with sleek long bob with light brown highlights
Selena Gomez’s show-stopping cut with bronze highlights counteract any roundness. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Selena Gomez’ angled lob

Just when we thought we’d seen every major Met Gala moment, Selena Gomez made her way down the carpet in a Coach gown and a shimmering, angled long bob hairstyle. This lob cut seriously flattered her cheekbones and also balanced out the width of her circular face!

hairstyles for a round face: chanel iman
Chanel Iman shows that ladies with round faces can totally rock vintage waves! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11.  Chanel Iman’s vintage waves

When it comes to elegant hairstyles for a round face, opting for vintage Hollywood-inspired waves is a safe-bet. Need more convincing? Just look at how amazing Chanel Iman‘s hairstyle is!

hairstyle ideas for a round face: monique coleman with big curly hair at fabletics event
Monique Coleman’s beautiful. big curls distract from the roundness of her face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

12. Monique Coleman’s wild curls

Have tightly-coiled waves or sexy, unruly curls like Monique Coleman? Also have a round face? Then keep it long with structured layers and let it run wild. The volume will add height at the top, helping to elongate your features, while those natural ringlets will accentuate your cheekbones.

Editor’s tip: To ensure that your coils are perfectly defined and frizz-free, prep your mane using a small amount of the TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum, before stepping out of the house!

hairstyles for round faces: amanda with half up half down hairstyle on the red carpet
Amanda Seyfried’s pretty half-up haristyle was made for round faces! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

13. Amanda Seyfried’s half-up, half-down hairstyle

Pulling hair up into a pretty half-up, half-down hairstyle (like Amanda Seyfried) creates height and volume at the crown, that helps underplay roundness. This chic and practical look is great for both office hours or after-dark outings!

vanessa hudgens with a wavy bob at the billboard event
Vanessa Hudgens’ playful flipped out ends are flipping gorgeous! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

14. Vanessa Hudgens’ flipped out bob

If you’ve got a short, layered bob, then a great way to style it is by flipping out your layers to add a 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. If it’s good enough for Vanessa Hudgens, it’s certainly good enough for you!

miranda kerr at met gala with sleek hair and red dress
Miranda Kerr draws the spotlight to her youthful features with this sleek look: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Miranda Kerr’s wet-look hair

Fancy embracing your roundedness? Then you should opt for this wet-look bun hairstyle and side-parting, which we spotted Miranda Kerr rocking. This chic slicked-back style streamlines round face shapes, to make it appear more balanced. Easy peasy, eh?

hairstyles for a round face: jess conte with fishtail braid at MTV movie awards
Jess Conte’s side fishtail braid will have you working side-to-side, drawing attention away from any roundness! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

16. Jess Conte’s fishtail braid

Come on, how gorgeous is Jess Conte’s hair? This easy-to-create, practical side fishtail braid dazzles her face shape, with her woven strands pulling attention to all the right places. Honestly, is there anything side braids can’t do?

maisie williams with romantic top knot hairstyle at sag awards
Maisie Williams’ romantic top knot is fail-safe option for round faces. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

17. Maisie Williams’ romantic top knot

The top knot is a super versatile hairstyle, mainly because it looks just as good in the office as it does on the red carpet. Effortlessly stylish and cool, this easy updo is perfect for drawing attention upwards, and therefore, elongating the face.

hailey steinfield wiith sleek side-swept hairstyle on the red carpet
Hailey Steinfield’s dramatic side part adds a grown-up sophistication to her face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

18. Hailey Steinfield’s dramatic side parting

As demonstrated by Hailey Steinfield (who has long been an advocate), a sleek side-swept fringe can actually work wonders for spherical face shapes. When teamed with smooth, straight hair, the combination can yield one of the most glamorous, grown-up results.

chrissy teigen flatters her round face shape with a high ponytail hairstyle and cool dress at event
Chrissy Teigen’s stunning sky-high ponytail balances out her circular features. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

19. Chrissy Teigen’s high ponytail

Chrissy Teigen‘s perfect high ponytail adds height to the top of her head and shows off her lengthy mane, helping to elongate her face shape. And seeing as this look is doable in under five minutes, your bad hair days are about to be no more!

ginnifer goodwin with sleek pixie cut at vanity fair oscar party
Ginnifer Goodwin’s winning style points with this uber flattering cut! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

20. Ginnifer Goodwin’s sophistcated pixie

Ginnifer Goodwin — a prime example of a round face beauty — wears her pixie cut with a subtle, sleek texture, which wonderfully contrasts her circular shape. Doesn’t she look simply mesmerising?


Have these hairstyles for round faces got you lusting for more? If so, head over to our New Hairstyles page now, where you’re sure to find a refreshing hairstyle to up your mane game!