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. And let’s not even start with how your round face makes you look like a little kid when all you want to look like is a sexy lady. 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.
14 Most Flattering And Easy-To-Do 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
Mila Kunis has a perfectly round face. Does that stop her from being one of the biggest actors in Hollywood? We all know the answer to that question.
A great hairstyle for round face 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. 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
Who doesn’t want the same hair as the most beautiful woman in the world? What makes it so much easier is that she (Aishwarya Rai, I mean) has done something that anyone can do. That is, getting her hair cut in layers. But there’s one thing you must keep in mind. Whether you have straight or curly hair, make sure that the layers don’t end exactly at the chin. Doing so 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
Don’t want to go for layering? No problem. 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. 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
Drew Barrymore has the cutesiest of round faces. Here she has gone for a center parted look that makes her face appear longer and slimmer. Opt for this hairstyle when you are in the mood for a casual and effortless hairdo.
5. Curly Hair
Here’s a thought—just because you have a round face doesn’t mean your only option is to hide it with your hair. There are a lot of styles that can flatter your face while highlighting its roundness. Take Adele, for example. She has gone for a beautiful side ponytail done up in curls and teased the hair down on top to create volume.
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
Ahhh bangs—every round faced girl’s best friend. Pair them with layers and suddenly your hair is on top of its game! But there are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind when going for a layered hair and bangs look:
- 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 your hair is already wavy then it’s perfect. If not, you can curl them for just one to two minutes and let 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 you’re not a big fan of long hair? Don’t worry! 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. But listen up, my fellow round faced lasses! We need to steer clear of the classic version of this look because it accentuates the roundness of the face.
But don’t worry! The classic bob is not the only kind of bob that exists. For us ladies with a round face, an angled bob is the way to go. 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
Pixie cuts have become all the rage these days, haven’t they?
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. While the hair is damp, style the top layer 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
The idea of going for a close cropped hairstyle may be daunting to some. But you could take inspiration from Renee Zellweger! 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 long and short in terms of length, and you’re tired of the straight look, then this next hairstyle will work wonders for you.
10. Wavy Mid-Length Hair
Every woman wants to spend less than 5 minutes in styling her hair. So, all you have to do here is scrunch your hair tight after washing it. Another alternative is to get some real big Velcro curlers. Leave them on overnight or blow dry, to add those lustrous waves to your hair. And to keep the attention on your beautiful waves, make sure you don’t get your hair cut into any layers or steps. Leave the length about 2-3 inches below your jawline and part your hair down the middle to streamline your round face from either side.
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
Curls are definitely in and will always be!
If your hair is already shoulder-length then you should avoid going for wild total curly spirals. 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 is tie your hair into a bun at the top of your head. Secure the knot with bobby pins and use a strong-hold spray to secure it in place.
14. Palm Tree Ponies
A cute and simple ponytail can keep your hair neatly out of your face and give you an opportunity to show off your gorgeous makeup. After all, contouring makeup exists for the express purpose of reducing the roundness of your face.
As you can see, there is no dearth of hairstyles that flatter round faces. But here are a few things you should most definitely avoid when styling your hair:
- 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.
So are you ready to ditch your baby face and look like the sexy lady you’ve always dreamt of looking like? Then try out these hairstyles and comment below to let us know which ones worked like magic on you!
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