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The 20 Most Flattering Bob Hairstyles for Round Faces

Have you been searching for the perfect bob for your round face shape, but can’t seem to figure out why certain styles look better than others?

Hairstyles for round faces can be difficult to find. The key to a great cut and style for this face shape is to create the illusion of length by opting for cuts with angles and colors that pop, creating height at the crown, or playing up other features, such as the eyes.

Join me as I walk you through each of these flattering bob hairstyles for round faces. You’ll be armed with great photos to show your stylist as well as tutorials to help you get that salon look at home!

#1 Trendy and Textured

Written by Carly Bowers

This trendy take on a traditional bob is a favorite of mine!

Trendy Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair that’s parted as desired.
  2. Use a paddle brush to dry your hair and smooth it out.
  3. Apply some texture cream to the ends of your hair to give it a more piecy look.

Recommended Products:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Brilliantine Cream for the ends of your hair. It’s light and won’t make your hair feel heavy or sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have a round face with straight to slightly wavy hair, this look is ideal for you.

#2 Perfectly Undone

Written by Carly Bowers

This perfectly undone yet put together bob is a great option for when you want your hair to look stylish, yet not too overly styled and manicured.

Undone Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Spray a bit of volumizing/root boosting spray at your roots.
  2. Use a medium sized-round brush to dry and smooth your hair.
  3. Using a texturizing cream, run your fingers through your hair and even backcomb it a bit for additional volume.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A great volumizing spray is hard to find. Kevin Murphy’s Plumping Spray is the absolute best! It’s light and won’t make your roots feel tacky and sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for you if you have fine hair as it will make your hair appear thicker and fuller. This style will make a round face appear slimmer.

#3 Sleek with Side Bangs

Written by Carly Bowers

This sleek and manicured look really elongates your face!

Sleek Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing cream to the ends of your hair.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush to smooth and straighten your hair as you blow dry.
  3. If you want your hair even smoother, use your flat iron to straighten it even further.
  4. Add a shine serum to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

I love Bumble and Bumble’s Shine Spray. Spray a bit of it on your hands and then apply it to dry hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is best if you have a round face and medium to thick hair with a bit of natural wave. Straight hair will work as well.

#4 Volumized Vixen

Written by Carly Bowers

This take on the bob is so sassy and fun. Adding bit of height at your roots will really complement and slim a round shaped face!

Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces with Volume

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces with Volume Back

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Use a medium-sized round brush as you blow dry to add volume in your crown area and smooth out the rest of your hair.
  2. Apply a shine serum to your ends and spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

For creating a volumized style like this, a good round brush is key. Try using an Ibiza brush. They are so well made and will last you forever!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair that you wish to make appear thicker, this is a great option for you.

#5 Flipped and Fancy

Written by Carly Bowers

This is a flattering and super easy way to make your everyday bob seem a little bit more fancy and fun.

Bob Hairstyle with Flip

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

Bob Hairstyle with Flip Back

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush as you blow dry to smooth your hair as well as flip out the ends.
  3. If you want more flip to the ends, use a medium-sized curling iron and flip out each end, working in sections.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Medium Hold Finishing Spray for the final touch on your hairstyle. It’s a light finishing spray that will add a bit of sheen!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A round face with fine to medium hair is the perfect combo for this hairstyle.

#6 Totally Tousled

Written by Carly Bowers

This texturized look is a fun and simple way to jazz up your hair for a night out!

Texturized Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

Texturized Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces Side

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed out.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
  3. Once each section is curled, use your fingers to gently comb through the hair and separate the curls.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Before you use a hot tool on your hair, it’s super important to make sure it’s protected from heat. Try Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager Spray before you use your curling iron!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine hair will look thicker and fuller with this style. The side bangs and texture will complement a round face.

#7 Beautifully Banged

Written by Carly Bowers

These blunt, straight across bangs are a great way to modernize a traditional bob.

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair. Use a round brush or a flat iron to smooth out your bangs.
  2. Add a bit of texture cream to your hair to create some movement.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Once you dry you hair, you will want to add some texture so that your hair has some movement and doesn’t just look flat. Use something light for this. I love Davines’ Oil non Oil. Start with a little at first and then add more if needed!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Medium hair with a bit of natural wave and texture is ideal for this look. Round shaped faces will be flattered and slimmed by this style.

#8 Super Side Swept

Written by Carly Bowers

These very dramatic side swept bangs make a big statement and draw all the attention to your haircut and pretty features!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Add a smoothing cream and then use a medium-sized round brush to smooth and straighten your hair as you blow dry.
  2. Once your hair is smoothed out, apply a shine spray to the ends. Spray everything with a light hold finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray is such a nice finishing product. It even has a bit of sparkle in it!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Thick hair will look stunning when styled like this. The intense side swept bangs will complement a round face.

#9 Beachy Babe

Written by Carly Bowers

This beach-inspired wave is a super simple yet stylish way to rock a bob!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Apply a sea salt spray to your hair and very gently “scrunch” your hair all over. Let your hair dry naturally and try to avoid touching it.
  3. Spray with a light hold finishing spray once your hair has dried completely.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray is the absolute best beachy spray there is! Try it…it won’t disappoint.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair with a bit of natural wave or curl, this look is so perfect for you. The sea salt spray will enhance your natural curl and give it a bit of extra texture!

#10 Completely Classic

Written by Carly Bowers

This classic bob look is an elegant and traditional look that will never go out of style.

Classic Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing cream to your hair and then use a round brush to smooth and straighten your hair, turning the ends under ever so slightly, as you blow dry.
  2. Once your hair is completely dry, apply a shine spray or serum to the ends.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A good smoothing cream is a great tool for creating a smooth, round brushed look like this one. Try Kevin Murphy’s Smooth Again!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is incredibly versatile and will really work for any hair type! Fine, medium or thick hair, this look is a sure thing for you.

#11 Chin-Length with Short Fringe

Written by Renee Summa

A chin-length cut with a short fringe is perfect for accenting the eyes. The length left in the sides creates the illusion of length and leaves room for easy styling.

Chin Length Bob Hairstyles Short Fringe

Style by Karla Powell, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry hair until just damp and create an off-center part above your right or left eye. Comb part to each appropriate side and comb fringe straight forward.
  2. Emulsify a nickel-sized amount of styling cream between your fingertips and rake through your hair from mid-length to ends.
  3. Blow dry hair until it is approximately 70% dry, remembering to aim air stream from your new growth to ends. This keeps the cuticle of your hair smooth, resulting in a shinier finish!
  4. Grab your medium paddle brush and finish blow drying using the “wrap” technique. Wrap hair around your head as you aim air in the same direction you are wrapping the hair. This technique will give your hair that perfect, soft bend with lots of shine.
  5. Finish with a bit of hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Buff Styling Cream complements this style by smoothing hair with a light hold factor. Add a bit of Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Elastic Flexible Hold Styling Spray to finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval or pear

Tip:

Remember that attachment that came with your blow dryer? The one that looks like it belongs with your vacuum? That piece is essential to reducing the amount time you spend fixing your hair each morning! It concentrates the air from your blow dryer, resulting in less wasted air and less time spent using your blow dryer.

#12 Shiny Bob with Side Fringe

Written by Renee Summa

This classic bob is great for adding just a bit of angle to a round face!

Shiny Bob Hairstyle with Side Fringe

Style by Benita Edwards, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Work a small amount of styling cream from mid-shaft to ends of hair.
  2. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique which involves wrapping the hair around the head while aiming air from root to tip.
  3. Finish by turning the ends under just a bit with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS Buff styling cream by Schwarzkopf Professional. This blowdry styling cream creates light hold with a soft finish. Prep hair for flat ironing by spraying sections first with Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Protect flat iron hairspray. The HAI Tools 1.0 HAI Ceramic Styling Iron generates far-infrared rays for gentle heat protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

#13 Asymmetric with Attitude

Written by Renee Summa

Take a walk on the wild side with this fun asymmetric bob! This is one of the best looks for round faces as the longer side serves to be a focal point while elongating the face.

Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle with Attitude

Style by Amber Helms

Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle with Attitude Highlighted Cut Side View

Style by Amber Helms

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing and conditioning, towel dry hair until just damp and create an off-center part above your right or left eye. Comb down at a forward angle (toward cheekbones).
  2. For overall lift, dispense a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse into the palm of your hand, gently rub palms together then rake product through hair. Concentrate on the root area near the top of your head first then work the rest of the product through the remainder of your hair.
  3. Blow dry hair gently, lifting at the roots, until it is about 60% dry.
  4. Using a medium round brush, work in horizontal sections beginning at the nape (neck area) and work up toward the crown (top) of your head. As you blow dry, focus on lifting the hair while turning the brush away from your head. This will give you maximum lift and volume.
  5. For a side swept fringe, blow dry this section straight up and away from your face using a large round brush which will give you just a slight bend. Once dry, gently sweep fringe to one side.
  6. Finish with flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

Check out OSiS Grip Styling Mousse by Schwarzkopf Professional for a weightless lift. Sebastian Shaper flexible hold hairspray will provide a great gentle hold. Try Sebastian Shaper Plus for extra hold on those windy days!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart, square

#14 Slice of Light

Written by Renee Summa

A pop of lighter color in front can also serve to create a more angular shape around your face. Consider this option if you would like to try a new color!

Slice of Light Bob with Highlighted Bangs

Style by Carina Calabrese

Slice of Light Bob with Highlighted Bangs Side View

Style by Carina Calabrese

How To Style:

  1. Ask your stylist to place a block of lighter color along your hairline that goes just far enough back that some of your darker hair will still fall over it. This placement will create a soft blend of the two colors. The color is softened with beautifully blended layers and a side swept fringe that grazes the cheekbone.
  2. Gently towel dry hair wet until just damp and create an off-center part on the right or left side and above your eye.
  3. Apply a nickel-sized amount of smoothing cream to your fingertips and work through hair from mid-lengths to ends.
  4. Blow dry using a medium round brush (1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter) starting near your neck and working your way up. Finish with fringe section by blow drying this section straight out away from the forehead then sweeping to the side of your choice.
  5. Finish with shine amplifier for a soft polish.

Recommended Products:

TIGI BedHead AfterParty smoothing cream is essential for this style. Paul Mitchell The Shine delivers a perfect polish with creamy texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

#15 Red Hot Spice

Written by Renee Summa

This long sleek bob with minimal layering is great for those who like versatility. The shoulder-grazing length is just long enough to allow for several updo options on special occasions!

Auburn Straight Bob Hairstyles with Layers

Style by Lisa Scotti Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of a color and heat protection product through towel dried hair.
  2. Separate hair into three horizontal sections. Beginning in the lowest section, blow your hair dry using a large round brush to give just a bit of bend. Work your way up until all sections are completely dry.
  3. Finish with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Creme provides lasting style, heat protection and humidity resistance, allowing you to use a curling or flat iron later if you wish! Further protect your style with Sexy Hair’s Weather Proof, a high-performance humidity-resistant finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

Tip:

Getting that “bend” when round brushing hair takes a little practice. Keep turning your round brush away from your head as you dry each section.

#16 Crowning Highlights

Written by Renee Summa

Highlights placed in the crown will elongate your look by drawing attention upward. Ask your stylist to place just a few highlights in the top of your crown and above your forehead.

Crowning Highlights Stacked Bob Hairstyles

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

Crowning Highlights Stacked Bob Hairstyles Side View

Style by Peles Salon, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Amp up the volume! Start with towel dried hair. Apply root booster and use a 1 ¼” round brush to ensure that your hair stays pumped all day.
  2. In the fringe area, blow dry straight up and out from your forehead with a 2 ½” round brush then gently sweep to one side.
  3. Add texture with a pliable wax.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus will give you tons of volume! Enhance texture with Matrix Design Pulse Glow To Pieces Shine Wax.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

#17 Bejeweled Bliss

Written by Renee Summa

Use color to your advantage! Accentuate a strong simple cut with a racy red hue. If you have a warm or olive skin tone, opt for a deep warm red that is no more than two levels lighter than your natural color. Those with cooler skin tones should stick with merlot or jewel-toned reds.

Deep Red Casual Bob Sweeping Layers

Style by Jessica Thompson, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium round brush to add volume to the crown area, remembering to lift as you turn your brush to create the rounded effect.
  2. Finish the front by using the “wrap” technique to give a sleek polish. Wrap hair around the head as your blow dry with a paddle brush.
  3. Gently sweep fringe to one side.

Recommended Products:

Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Supreme Shine Magnifying Spray will pick up the gorgeous facets of that jewel-toned color! Spray a small amount after blowing dry. Add piecey texture through the fringe with Paul Mitchell Wax Works.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

#18 Hot Chocolate

Written by Renee Summa

A rich warm brunette hue perfectly complements this simple shoulder-grazing bob. A long, side swept fringe creates an complementary angle across the face.

Hot Chocolate Straight Brunette Bob Hairstyle

Style by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of styling cream from mid-shaft to the ends of hair.
  2. Blow hair dry using a paddle brush and the “wrap” technique. Wrap hair around the head from left to right and vice versa to create a sophisticated silhouette.
  3. Finish with a light shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Straight Sexy Hair Darn Straight for temporary smoothing and extra protection from heat. Create shine with Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal aerated anti-frizz spray which provides tons of weightless shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

#19 Fringe Benefits

Written by Renee Summa

This face-framing fringe draws attention to beautiful eyes! Keep it simple with just a slight bevel near the ends.

Cute Highlighted Brunette Bob Hairstyles

Style by Tashana Valmoja

How To Style:

  1. Blow hair dry to remove about 70% of the moisture.
  2. Using a 2½-inch round brush, work from the neck area up to blow dry style the rest of hair, giving it a slight bend at the ends.
  3. Round brush the fringe quickly so as not to “poof” it out too much!
  4. Finish with a light shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion adds discipline and control for naturally straight results. Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray provides instant shine and a glam finish to any style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

Tip:

Be sure to create enough “bend” by turning the round brush at the ends. Add a cool shot of air for about 3 seconds to lock in style.

#20 Dramatic Sweep

Written by Renee Summa

This cut is perfect for those who prefer a side swept fringe over one that’s cut straight across. A simple switch in styling technique allows for lots of versatility.

Dramatic Sweep Brunette Bob Hair Style

Style by Titneki McDaniel, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

Dramatic Sweep Brunette Bob Hair Style Side View

Style by Titneki McDaniel, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Depending on the hair type, this style may require a relaxer or smoothing treatment prior to styling.
  2. Work 6-10 sprays of leave-in conditioner through hair to encourage internal moisture retention.
  3. Use a 2½-inch round brush to style the fringe first by blow drying it straight out from the forehead.
  4. Gently sweep fringe to the side for the perfect angle.
  5. Continue blowing the rest of the hair dry by working from the bottom of the neck to the top of the crown in sections.
  6. Work a dime-sized amount of styling cream through hair from midshaft to ends for a polished finish.

Recommended Products:

Set an appointment with your professional stylist in order to ensure proper straightening or relaxing procedures. For post-straightened styling, use Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydromist Blowout Spray to balance moisture. Finish with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil for soft silky texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

Balancing a round face is all about creating interesting angles to frame the face. No matter what length you choose, always consider adding a side swept fringe or some type of face-framing layers to complement and personalize your style!