Men with round faces typically have a number of distinguishable characteristics, including full cheekbones, a rounded jaw, plus their face being equal in width and height.
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.
1. Classic quiff
You can’t talk about men’s haircuts for round faces without mentioning this timeless swept-back quiff style.
2. 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.
3. Sleek side part
Ideal for achieving a timeless look, this cut is also one that can be adapted to meet your personal preference, based on your hair type and length.
The fauxhawk is one of the hottest hair trends for men right now and is great for adding optimum volume, and prominent angles to your face.
5. The modern quiff
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…
Editor’s tip: Looking for the perfect product to help you create your quiff? Try the Toni&Guy High Definition Spray Wax to add a little oomph and help you craft your plumped-up style with tonnes of definition.
6. Angular fringe
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.
7. Curly top
One of the coolest men’s haircuts for round faces has to be the curly top. Ideal for adding height to your tresses, the extra inches will help to make your face look leaner and longer. Pair this with shaved sides and a beard for more angularity.
Editor’s tip: Keep your curly hair hydrated with the TRESemmé Botanic Rich Oil Mist. It feels great and smells amazing too!
8. Full beard and undercut
Team your full beard with an undercut and volumised tops and you’ve got a winning combination. This 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!
9. The swept-back look
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.
10. Laid-back waves
If you’ve got naturally wavy hair, embrace what your mama gave you and work those locks into a tousled, relaxed look.
The textured finish will help draw the attention upward, helping to make your face look more angular.
11. Faded sides
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!
12. Textured spikes hairstyles for men
Ask your barber to really cut into the top section of your hair, until it looks choppy and spiky. Use a 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!
13. Smooth buzz with a beard
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 beard or a 5 o’clock shadow, like this gentleman has done.
The beard helps elongate his face, making it appear less round and more defined.
14. Man bun and beard
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.
15. Au naturel
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.
16. Long hairstyles for men
What better way to create the illusion of a narrower face than by framing it with gorgeous flowing locks? For extra definition, consider growing out your beard just a bit: this will draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair looking amazing and feeling smooth, with the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. This is great because when your hair is healthy and smooth, you can look forward to way fewer tangles. We count that as a major win!