18 Medium Haircuts for Round Faces: Our Fave Easy-to-Style Looks

Put your best face forward with these cuts.

We’ve been having a lot of face shape talk here at All Things Hair and truly believe that a haircut can make or break your look. With a round face that tends to have full cheeks and a symmetrical shape, you’re probably either looking for a haircut that accentuates your perfectly round features, or contours it just a bit. Whatever you’re after, we have plenty of easy-to-style haircuts below to choose from. Let’s face it: There’s nothing worse than getting a haircut you can’t seem to maintain on your own at home. Read on as we unfold our favorite medium haircuts for round faces:

1. The Deep Wave

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Natural-looking deep waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Having a soft, deep wave finish to a lob haircut creates individuality to your look. Ask your stylist to emphasize creating natural-looking layers in your medium-length cut.

2. The Blunt Medium Haircut

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Nothing beats clean and classy medium haircuts for round faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

There’s something so clean and simple when it comes to a blunt cut. Try this look with a middle part to frame your round face shape.

3. Bright Orange Hues

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Give your haircut a bit of attitude with a striking dye job. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for medium haircuts for round faces that stand out from the rest? Try adding a bold hair color to your look to add visual interest while making a statement.

4. Texture Play

medium haircuts for round faces: disheveled layered hair
Wake up your texture to create this disheveled effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

To liven up a medium haircut, accentuate the texture of your hair using texture-enhancing products, or simply by rough drying after washing.

5. One-Length Bob


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Embrace your face shape with a one-length bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A one-length bob cut creates a neat finish and helps you embrace your face shape, if you want to show it off (as you should!).

6. Fringe Benefits

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A fringe can help create the illusion of a longer face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A shoulder-length cut with a fringe can be worn with a smooth sleek texture or worn fluffy and voluminous. Take your pick: Whichever looks best on your round face, go for it!

7. The Grown-Out Lob

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Got a lob that’s growing out? Create sultry waves to update the look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Give your grown-out lob hairstyle an instant update with the help of a mousse to add volume. Try Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse for a non-stiff and bouncy finish.

8. The Blowout

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Keep things simple with a blowout. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

On thick, medium length hair you don’t have to get extremely fancy when it comes to your haircut. Keep it simple with a fresh blowout style. Set hair with a flexible hold hairspray like Love Beauty and Planet Medium Hold & Volume Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray for movement.

9. Shattered Fringe

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Add a unique touch to your look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

An uneven fringe creates a unique contrasts on a medium bob haircut and complements your round face shape.

10. The Smooth Medium Haircut

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Smooth around the edges. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A clean cut on smooth dark colored hair accentuates the overall healthy look and shine. Style it with a slight bend to the ends for volume.

11. Fiery Orange Tones

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Downplay a bold hair color with a classic medium cut on a round face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Vibrant red and orange tones are fun and stylish colors to use to update your look. Pair it up with a classic shoulder cut that accentuates your round face shape.

12. Golden Blonde

medium haircuts for round faces: shoulder length platinum blonde
A round face shape is front and center when paired up with golden blonde hues. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A golden blonde hue can help you bring out your favorite parts of your face shape. If you have a round face with a full jawline, get medium length blonde locks to put more emphasis on that area.

13. The Side Part

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Break up a rounder features with an off center part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

To help create the illusion of a face shape that has angles, try a deep side part. This look will also help disguise the full and round look of your cheek area.

14. Bone-Straight Cut

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Straight, sleek and neat. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A sleek hairstyle has an extremely chic look. Try this bone-straight haircut style on a round face shape.

15. Subtle Layers

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Use feathered layers to create a slimming effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Break up a one-length cut with subtle layers for movement. A feathered look will create a slimming effect on a round face.

16. The Textured Bob

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Textured curls help create balance. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have a round face that leans more towards the oblong side, try curly bobs or waves to create balance. Amp up the texture in this style with a few spritzes of Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray.

17. The Face-Framing Updo

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Use your long bangs to your advantage. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

An updo on medium length hair with face-framing layers helps create the illusion of width on a round yet narrow face.

18. The Disheveled Cut

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A little mess is always best. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A disheveled look creates a playful effect on medium haircuts for round faces. Try this style if you’re also looking for medium haircuts for round faces that will create the illusion of a longer face.

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