8 Flattering Medium Length Hairstyles For Round Faces

Here are three beautiful haircuts and styles that are flattering to a round face. When picking out a style for this particular face shape, you want one that thins out the roundness of the face while accentuating the eyes, lips and cheekbones.

These medium length hairstyles for round faces are versatile and fun and can be worn with almost any hair texture when styled properly.

Bronde Lob

Bronde Lob hairstyle Instagram @classicpgh_kristi

Q&A with style creator, Kristi Laychak
Co-owner @ Classic Hair and Makeup in Pittsburgh, PA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This client wearing a dimensional bronde, root-stretched hair color with a long, texturized lob haircut. I love the blend of the coolness in her root stretch that fades into the soft, lighter ends. They carry just enough warm tones to balance out the look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look, simply start with a full head of highlights. I prefer Kenra’s Simply Blonde blue-based lightener with 20 volume. Lift most of the warmth out of the hair. Once pre-lightened, root stretch down the hair shaft 1 1/2 to to 2 inches with Redken Shades EQ 6T and process for 25 minutes. While processing, glaze the ends with Redken Shades EQ 9GI to add a beautiful tone to the pre-lightened ends.

The haircut was done with a slightly blunt inversion toward her face. I texturized through the last three inches of the hair with a razor. To style this look, I used a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron to create the “twist out” beach waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style can be worn with a variety of face shapes. For a more round face, I would recommend adding a fringe around the brow. For a more oblong face shape, I would take away the inversion toward the face.

The color is complementary for a neutral to olive complexion. Leaving a little bit of length to the haircut makes it perfect for someone with a more active lifestyle that needs to have the option to get their hair out of their face. I think it looks best with a little texture added to it. Whether you use an iron to add a beach wave or if you are lucky enough to have natural texture, show it off!

Perfectly Undone Melted Lob

Perfectly Undone Melted Lob hairstyle Instagram @foxatoure

Q&A with style creator, Michael Angelo Markle
Hairstylist @ The Upper Hand Salon in Houston, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is simply a melted, perfectly undone “lob” or mid-length cut. The color is a berry/violet rooted silver melt. This client showed me inspiration photos and I went with the flow!

My favorite thing about the look is the melt and waves. I look for anything with texture. I love silky smooth blowouts, but I really love this textured and undone look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend the Oligo Blacklight shampoo and conditioner for color upkeep, as well as any deep conditioning masques or treatments. This client took home a LOreal Masque.

Recreating this look would require the amazing color line provided by Guy Tang and the amazing Babyliss Pro 1 1/4-inch curling iron.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for any fashion forward and artsy kind of person. My client dresses up a lot in character and doesn’t care about coming in often for touch ups. It is ideal for anyone who likes maintenance.

I personally don’t think about face shapes or density, but this client had medium textured hair and a lot of it. It was texturized for days to keep that whispy look. This look is perfect for anyone who likes a little upkeep, is fashion forward, and loves loud, funky hair.

Long Textured Bob

Long Textured Bob hairstyle Instagram @shelby.loos

Q&A with style creator, Shelby Loos
Hairstylist @ The Calico Beard and Mercantile in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a long textured bob. My favorite thing about it is the styling versatility and the ease of creating a chic, undone look at home.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend products for texture. Depending on the hair type, I recommend a beach texturizer (I used Kevin Murphy Beach.Resort spray) on wet hair, then something to piece out the layers once dry like Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with medium to thick hair and enough hair to have lots of layers. The cut can work on a variety of face shapes depending on where the layers and the part sits. The layers really give you the ability to tailor the cut to suit the face and desired style.

I wouldn’t recommend this cut for someone who wants to be able to pull all of the hair back into a ponytail, but it’s perfect for someone wanting to change up their look without doing anything too drastic.

Effortless Chic

Effortless Chic hairstyle Instagram @tonyiijoseph

Q&A with style creator, Tony Joseph II
Hairstylist @ Sign Of The Times Salon in Ellwood City, PA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as modern and effortless. It’s a very chic look that flatters pretty much every face shape.

My favorite part of the look is the waves. Bedhead and messy waves are very in right now, and this type of haircut shows them off perfectly.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this look, simply wave your hair with either a flat iron or larger barrel curling iron, break up the curls with your fingers, and then spray a texture spray all over for added grit and volume. To preserve the look, spray dry shampoo at the roots on second and third day hair. It is a very easy look to create and maintain.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this length to all types of clients, and it really isn’t exclusive to one hair type or texture. I think it is a great look for pretty much anyone and is perfect for those who are low maintenance. It isn’t too long or too short, and the layers give it a sexier look for anyone feeling bored with their hair.

Long layers and Textured Fringe

Long layers and Textured Fringe hairstyle Instagram @laurenleuning

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Leuning
Stylist @ Mare Salon in West Hollywood, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this style as a mid-length haircut with long layers and textured fringe.

My favorite thing would have to be the fringe (bangs). Not everyone can wear bangs well, so when someone can pull them off and loves them, it makes it worth it for me.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

It depends on your hair texture! I think overall, I recommned a good 5-in-1 blow dry cream. Living Proof PHD cream and Virtue 6-in1 are my favorites.

For finer hair, use something for volume like a moulse or texture spray like Shu Uemura Texture Wave. For coarser hair, use something for smoothing like Virtue Smoothing Cream.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone who is willing to style their bangs every morning. Bangs are a commitment, so if you are up to styling them every day, this look is for you! This look also works well if you put your hair up a lot.  The bangs help you feel like you still have a style if the rest of the hair is in a bun or a ponytail!

This look works best for hair types that are on the fine to medium side.

1. Medium Layered Loveliness

This is a medium length layered style cut with a soft side fringe.

A medium length hairstyle with a round face shape Medium length hairstyles for round faces

How To Style:

  1. Towel dry hair, apply Moroccan Oil’s Hydrating Styling Creme and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round or paddle brush to give bend to the ends.
  3. Apply Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray for texture and hold to finish.

Recommended Products:
Moroccan Oil’s Styling Cream, Glimmer Spray and Luminous Hairspray.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:
It’s a great cut for those with thick, medium to fine hair that is straight.

Tip: Always apply products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area.  Blow dry in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. Setting the ends with a curling iron will ensure the hold of the style.

2. Shoulder Length Shag

Here’s a layered look perfect for those with naturally straight hair.

A medium length shag hairstyle for a round face A medium length hairstyle for round faces side view

How to Style:

  1. Towel dry your hair as much as possible and comb the hair out straight.
  2. Apply Bumble’s Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers and a paddle brush to keep the hair very straight.
  3. Flat iron if necessary, using Bumble’s Gloss Spray for protection then finish with your choice of hairspray.

Recommended Products:
Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Creme, Spray Shine and Classic hairspray for flexible hold.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:
This is a perfect style for someone with a round face and medium to fine hair.
This style would also work with almost any face shape and various hair textures.

Tip: Flat iron to maintain the sleekness of this style. Add hairspray and a bit of glimmer spray for hold and shine.

3. Wispy Shoulder Length Shag

This shoulder length shag with bangs has been heavily texturized to remove all weight, so it’s light and feathery.

Wispy bangs with medium hairstyle and round face

How To Style:

  1. Towel dry your hair and apply Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Thickening Spray and blow dry with a paddle brush.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Flat iron using Bumble’s Shine Spray and apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.

Recommended Products:
Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion, Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:
This is a perfect style for someone with a round face with medium to fine hair. This style would also work with almost any face shape and various hair textures.

Tip: Apply a light amount of product and blow dry with your hands to get most of the moisture out. Smooth with a large round brush and dryer and flat iron if needed.