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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Spray, to really give your locks some added oomph!
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.
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!
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!
11. Chanel Iman’s vintage waves
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!
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!
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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!