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30 Popular Men’s Haircuts for Round Faces and the Latest Styles for 2023

Sometimes, 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 flattering styles and haircuts not the easiest of tasks.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve pulled stylish hair inspiration and created a list of the best hairstyles for men with round faces to make your next trip to the barbers a success.

Classic Swept-Back Quiff

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with a round face, with chocolate brown swept-back hairstyle wearing a suit and glasses, posing outside

You can’t talk about men’s haircuts for round faces without mentioning this timeless swept-back quiff style. Along with some short, clean-shaven stubble, you’ll be able to balance out your features and create more definition.

Curls and Bangs

Man with curly hair and long bangs.

If you’ve got naturally
curly hair, embrace what your mama gave you and work those locks into a longer fringe. The textured finish of these longer bangs will really draw attention to your eyes, helping to make your face look more angular.

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Side Part

Men's haircuts for round faces: A male model backstage with a round face, wearing his dark brown hair in a neat side part

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 provide the perfect balancing effect, helping to give the appearance of a longer face, while still giving enough prominence to your natural facial features.

Sleek Side Part

man looking down wearing an all denim outfit with patterns on it and sunglasses with his dark brown hair styled into a classic comb over

Ideal for achieving a timeless look, this cut is also one that can be adapted to your hair type and length.

Bald & Beard Combo

Man with bald head with facial hair

If you prefer short styles or suffer from thinning hair, make the most of your facial hair like this stylish gent who teamed a buzzcut with a short beard.

Angular Fringe

Man with dark brown short hair with swept fringe

Soften the appearance of a round face by adding an angular fringe to a short haircut. We love how this guy opened up the sides of his face by teaming a spikey side fringe with a temple fade.

The Modern Quiff

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with medium brown hair with his hair styled into a modern quiff, wearing a denim blue jacket and posing in a sitting room

The modern quiff is one of our favourite men’s haircuts 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…

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Sponge Twist High Top

Male runway model with afro high top

As a simple rule, men’s haircuts for round faces work best by adding height to your hair. So, grow out the top of your hair while keeping the sides short like the model above.

Afro Twists

Male model with natural afro hair

Give the illusion of length by adding height to the top of your hair like above. Keep the sides shorter and focus most of the length to the top to elongate a round face.

Straight Shag

Male runway model with medium length straight hair

Add layers and a choppy finish to your medium-length cut to help add shape and define a round face.

Curly High-Top

Male model with afro high top

Make your curls your best feature by styling them in a high and tight fade.

Long French Crop

Male runway model with short textured hair

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.

Jagged Spikes

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with a short, jagged hairstyle, wearing grey top and posing in studio

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 emphasise the height of your hair further.


Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with short dark brown hair with a lifted middle, wearing green jacket and posing backstage

The fauxhawk is one of the hottest hair trends for men right now and is excellent for adding optimum volume, and prominent angles to your face.

Edgy Fauxhawk

Short sides, long top hairstyles: man with a fauxhawk

To nail this look, you will need to already have medium-length hair so that your barber can create a noticeable fauxhawk shape.


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Before you scoff at our suggestion of a man fringe, hear us out, because a fringe could instantly help to define your soft round-shaped face. But remember that not all fringes are created equally, so opt for a side fringe that is choppy, sweeping and angular.

Pompadour with an Undercut

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with a dark pompadour and undercut hairstyle, wearing white shirt and posing outside

Cool, sleek and fashion-forward: the
pompadour‘s slicked-back style makes it one of the trendiest men’s haircuts for round faces.

But if the traditional route is too been-there-done-that for your taste, give the look an edgier, more contemporary feel with shaved undercut sides. This will emphasise the height and fullness on top, drawing attention away from the roundness of your face shape.

Textured Top

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with dark cropped curly hair top and fade cut, wearing a white shirt and posing in a barber

A great way to slim a 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.

Full Beard and Volume

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with ginger hair colour, with his hair styled into a vertical way with a full beard

Team your full beard with a volumised haircut and you’ve got a winning combination, that will make your face look longer and more distinguished. But the best part is, you can ditch the daily shave and just groom that beard, instead. Score!

The Swept-Back Look

Men's haircuts for round faces: Justin Timberlake with a voluminous, swept-back hairstyle, wearing a black blazer, grey shirt and beige chinos

You 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. P.S. We suggest you take a leaf out of Justin Timberlake’s style book – look at those voluminous locks!

Short Sides

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Men’s haircuts for round faces typically involve adding lots of volume. But if you prefer to keep your look neat and groomed, this is the ‘do for you!

Keep the sides of your hair short and cropped, while ensuring the top section remains longer so that it can be swept to one side. Add a little volume to create height and bask in the face-slimming qualities of this style!

Textured Spikes

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Ask your barber to really cut into the top section of your hair, until it looks choppy and spiky. Use wax to keep the style looking really textured, then keep the sides super clean and tidy. This is a haircut that will look great even when it has grown in a bit, so maintenance is a breeze!

The Classic Pompadour

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with a goatee beard and a slicked back dark brown pompadour hairstyle posing in a studio

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.

Smooth Buzz with Beard

Men's haircuts for round faces: A man with a round face with his hair styled into a clean shaven buzz style, complete with a well trimmed beard and posing outside

While you may believe you need to avoid a buzz cut when you’ve got a round face, you can make it work for you with the help of a long beard like this gentleman has done.

The thicker beard helps elongate his face, making it appear less round and more defined.

Colourful Quiff

Men's haircuts for round faces: Man with a round face with a white blonde choppy quiff, wearing sunglasses and a Gant branded jumper with sunglasses, posing outside

If you’ve been looking for colourful men’s haircuts for round faces, let this gent show you how it’s done. With a freshly bleached mop (very Zayn Malik), the contrast between his hair and beard is super striking and the quiff itself is just a really cool look.

French Crop

Crop haircut: Runway shot of a male model with a short crop haircut, wearing a navy jacket and glasses
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Round-faced men might be apprehensive of the French Crop (which is also known as the Caesar cut) but in our opinion, this hairstyle is great as it works with pretty much all hair types. Not to mention, it’s perfect for concealing thinning hair or a receding hairline.

Skin Fade Haircut

Blonde man with side parting and bald fade haircut

Draw eyes to the upper part of your face with this cool, skin fade haircut. It’ll help break up the symmetry of your round face shape.

Textured Caesar Cut

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If you love the idea of the French crop but want something that’ll really show off your hair texture, this contemporary version of the Caesar cut will be right up your street.

Man Bun and Beard

brunette bearded man with a man bun hairstyle
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If your hair is long enough to be tied up, why not try the ever popular man bun? Pairing it with facial hair or a full beard is also ideal for creating the illusion of a strong jawline – a top priority for men with round faces.

Au Naturel

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Embrace the texture of your natural hair and wear it proudly. Rounded afros or curls with a little more height on top look great on round-faced men. Just remember to keep your hair moisturised.

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