Let’s face it. Round faces are difficult to style. No matter what you do with your hair, the end goal in mind is always to hide your cheeks. This doesn’t leave much room for you to experiment with different styles. But what if we told you that there are styles- many styles- that could flatter your round face? Don’t believe us? Well, read on and see for yourself.
Most Flattering Hairstyles For Round Faces
- Sleek Straight Long Hair
- Long Hair With Layers
- Long Hair With Fringes
- Middle Parting
- Curly Hair
- Long Layered Hair With Natural Sea Wave Curls On Long Bangs
- Short Bob Hairstyle
- Modified Pixie Hairstyle
- Close Cropped Hairstyle
- Wavy Mid-Length Hair
- Easy Waves
- Hot Curls
- Ballerina Buns
- Palm Tree Ponies
1. Sleek Straight Long Hair
One of the best choices when it comes to picking a hairstyle for round faces is the long, sleek look. This hairstyle frames the face without adding a lot of volume. Since a round face lacks length, opting to wear long hair in a sleek and straight manner is an ideal choice because it tricks the eye by creating the illusion of length and definition. This hairstyle is also great for finely textured hair because of its ability to move and you can always add volume at the crown with just a little bit of teasing and shaping.
2. Long Hair With Layers
Whether you have straight or curly hair, when you decide to go for layering, make sure that the layers don’t end exactly at the chin; because if they do, they will draw attention to the roundness of the face instead of giving it an elongated effect. Longer layers give the face an oval shape and thus help in creating an illusion of less width.
3. Long Hair With Fringe
If you don’t want to go for layering, getting a fringe is another option to break the monotony. But don’t go for a short blunt fringe – it will only emphasize the roundness of the face.
On the other hand, a long wispy fringe will look great and suit fine hair. And if your hair is thicker, a longer fringe that you can sweep to the side will lengthen your face.
4. Middle Parting
Many hairstylists agree that a middle parting makes your face appear longer and slimmer. Opt for this hairstyle when you are in a mood for a casual and effortless hairdo.
5. Curly Hair
If you have curly hair and a round face then your best bet is to let your hair grow to avoid making your face look overwhelming.
When you go for layering, try the triangle layers haircut. Choppy layers through the back and bottom of your hair is another good option as a round face hairstyle.
Soft curls on the other hand look great with a round face but the curls need to be below the chin line. Curly hair looks a bit heavy if left short as it adds width to the face.
6. Long Layers With Sea Wave Curls On Long Bangs
While getting a combination of layers and bangs for a round face, it is very necessary to be sure that it doesn’t accentuate the roundness. Sport a heavy bang or go for double sided bangs with a middle partition that is at least two to three inches below the earlobe. The layers should start where the bangs end.
If you hair is already wavy then it’s perfect, or else you can try curling them for just one to two minutes and leave it be. It’s not curls that we want here, just waves. This is certainly a very trendy hairstyle for round faces!
But what if your not a big fan of long hair? Don’t worry! Having a round face does not mean that you have to have long hair. We have quite a few options you can try to keep it short, yet sexy. Read on!
7. Short Bob Hair Style
The short bob is a classic! The only time that it goes wrong is when people with round face shape try this look. What they don’t realize is that the classic look just isn’t for them. This hairstyle accentuates the roundness of the face.
But worry not, the classic bob is not the only kind of bob that exists. Talking about bob hairstyles, the angled bob is a great option for a round face. In this hairstyle, the layers in front are dramatically sweeping the chin while the back layers are short. The hairstyle gives a structured look and the hard lines of the bob balances the soft lines of the round face and makes it slimmer.
8. Modified Pixie Hairstyle
One of the problems of short hairstyles is that most end at the chin, emphasizing the roundness of your face. A modified pixie with long layers that run across the forehead, cropped sides, and a couple of stacked layers down the back of the head draws attention to the forehead, which makes your face look thinner. The multiple layers draw emphasis on the eyes and cheekbones.
If your hair is not very heavy, keep the very top layers longer and while the hair is damp, style the top layer it with a volumizing mousse to give it a lift. This is definitely one of the boldest haircuts for round faces that you can try.
9. Close Cropped Hairstyle
Close-cropped hairstyle combines the stylish looks amazing on round faces. The longer bangs help in creating an illusion of length by reducing the apparent overall width of the face, making it look slimmer.
If you’re somewhere in-between the long and short in terms of length, and you’re tired of the straight look, then waves are certainly something you should try.
10. Wavy Mid-Length Hair
Since for a round face the major objective is to hide the roundness, you can try a middle parting, and after washing just scrunch the hair up. Another alternative is to get some real big Velcro curlers, and leave them on overnight or blow dry, to add those lustrous waves to your hair. Your hair should be cut plain in length and not in layers. Most importantly, it should be two to three inches below your jawline.
11. Easy Waves
Now, this is a show-stopper look for sure! This hairstyle brings the volume up to the crown of your head. The bangs that sweep at an angle across the forehead very nicely break the rounded curve of the hairline, lending length to your face. If you are looking for a shoulder-length medium hairstyle, then this is definitely the one!
12. Hot Curls
If you’re a lover of the short hairstyles for round face, then this hairstyle is definitely one you should try! Curls are definitely in and always will be!
If you’re hair is already shoulder-length then you should not go for wild total curly spirals, you can tame your hair with some serum and then go for soft curls that will sway with the wind. If you have hair longer than shoulder length, then you can go in for totally spiraling curls and then ease them up with a strong hold hair spray to keep them from flowing all over the place.
13. Ballerina Buns
Are you someone who likes to keep her hair long, but prefers to avoid too much styling? Then try this new hairstyle! You can go for high buns or ballerina buns. All you need to do for this is tie your hair as high as possible into a bun. Secure the knot with bobby pins and use a strong-hold spray to secure it in place.
14. Palm Tree Ponies
You can also go in for a high pony. It adds length to your face, making it appear slimmer.
With so many options, mixing and matching is most definitely not a difficult task. But there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a style. Never ever tie your hair tightly back in a ponytail as it will make your face look wider than it actually is. If it cannot be avoided, give it curls to make it the focus of attention.
- A strict no-no for chin length haircuts with rounded edges as they will make your face appear heavier than normal.
- Always choose a hairstyle that will make your face appear longer.
- Try and add some height to your hairstyle at the crown of your head as it will make your face seem longer than it really is.
Do try out these flattering hairstyles for round faces and let us which one stole your heart..!!!
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