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25 Short Hairstyles for Round Faces You Can Totally Rock

Many people with round face shapes tend to avoid short hairstyles thinking it will emphasize the roundness of their face. With the right haircut, a round face shape is able to more than just pull off short hair — it’ll look amazing in it! Here are different short hairstyles hairstyles for round faces to inspire you.

#1 Touchable Volume

Written by Shannel Mariano

This rockin’ short hairstyle is tight on the sides and long on top. The top is styled up with a soft finish and serious height.

Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Volume

Style by Megan Smiley, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Volume Side

Style by Megan Smiley, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the top of the hair with a medium round brush, directing the hair upwards to create volume.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product for texture and volume.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

PowderFix Texture Powder by Color Proof will give the hair both texture and volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#2 Swept Back

Written by Shannel Mariano

This sexy short hairstyle is short on the sides with the hair at the temples left long. The hair on top is left completely long and disconnected from the sides and back. It is styled up and away from the face, draping over the hair on the back for a flattering finish.

Short Hairstyle with Long Top

Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Short Hairstyle with Long Top Back

Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the top of the hair with a medium round brush, directing the hair upwards and slightly to the side to create volume.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product for texture and volume.
  5. Rake fingers through the hair.
  6. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

LiftIt Color Protect Foam Mousse gives hair clean weightless volume with a “no product” feel.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#3 Pixie Queen

Written by Shannel Mariano

This pixie hairstyle features mainly uniform length layers throughout which works as a short fringe around the face. It is styled with the hair’s natural waves and some volume for an ultra feminine look.

Short Pixie Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Peles Salon & Spa, Johnstown, PA

Short Pixie Hairstyle for Round Faces Back

Style by Peles Salon & Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Scrunch the hair to promote curl formation
  3. Use a diffuser a few inches away from the hair to dry.
  4. Apply a product for texture and volume.
  5. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

CurlyLocks Color Protect Curl Mousse will enhance and define the hair’s natural curl pattern, and protect it from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is naturally wavy and has medium texture and density will suit this hairstyle well.

#4 Tucked Sides

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haute short hairstyle has the sides sleek against the head and tucked behind the ears. The top is styled forward and up towards the face with beautiful texture.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the top of the hair with a medium round brush, directing the hair forward and upwards toward the front.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair backwards and flat against the head shape with a styling brush.
  4. Apply a product for texture and volume on the top.
  5. Comb the hair on the sides sleek against the head shape and and pin it behind the ears.
  6. Set the entire style with hairspray.
  7. Remove the pins once the hairspray has completely dried and set.

Recommended Products:

All Around Color Protect Working Hairspray gives hair hold that is touchably soft, shiny and vibrant.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#5 Soft Bends

Written by Shannel Mariano

This flirty hairstyle is short on the sides, but definitely not clipper-short. The top is extra long and disconnected from the sides. It is styled forward, upwards, and slightly to the side. The top drapes over on side, but blends in visually. The hair has some bend for texture and some separation for a really cool and chic finish.

Short Hairstyle with Disconnected Sides

Style by David Bakey, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails

Short Hairstyle with Disconnected Sides 2

Style by David Bakey, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the top of the hair with a medium round brush, directing the hair upwards to create volume.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with fingers.
  4. Use a curling iron to add some bend to sections of hair.
  5. Apply a product for texture and volume.
  6. Set the style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products: 

Weatherproof your hair and your styling work with HumidtyRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray. Just mist it evenly on your finished look and you’re set!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle well.

#6 High and Thick

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is short on the sides with some length at the temples. The top is left long, cut shorter in the back, and longer in the front. It is styled with a parting and with height on top of the head. It is heighest on the front and gradually decreases in height as it reaches the back.

Short Hairstyle for Round Face

Style by Kendal Drennen, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

Short Hairstyle for Round Face Back View

Style by Kendal Drennen, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the sides of the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the top using a medium round brush.
  4. Style the hair into a pompadour using a styling product.
  5. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Construction Paste is a flexible hold semi-matte mesh styler that works great for short styles like these.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#7 Airy Volume

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is really short on the sides, giving more emphasis to the length on top of the head. The top is styled with a lot of height and airy texture.

Short Haircut with Volume For Round Faces

Style by Randy Currie, Currie Hair & Nails, Wilmington, DE

Short Haircut with Volume Side View

Style by Randy Currie, Currie Hair, Skin, & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the sides of the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the top using a large round brush.
  4. Style the hair into a pompadour using a styling product.
  5. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Construction Paste is a flexible hold semi-matte mesh styler that will really help to pump up this pomp!

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#8 Cotton Candy

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is cut really short on the sides and left long on top. This edgy look is softened by its beautiful hair color and wavy texture.

Short Edgy Haircut for Round Face

Style by Trinh Pham, Currie Hair & Nails, Wilmington, DE

Short Edgy Haircut for Round Face Side View

Style by Trinh Pham, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the sides of the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the top using a medium round brush.
  4. Style texture into hair using a styling product.
  5. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Construction Paste is a flexible hold semi-matte mesh styler that will help to create the soft height of this style.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#9 Volume Support

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut is short on the sides. It starts shorter on the bottom and gets longer as it gets higher on the sides. This technique builds weight on the sides and supports the length on top of the head. The top is longer with the longest pieces in the middle.

Short Hairstyle with Longer Top

Style by Liza, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

Short Haircut with Longer Top Side View

Style by Liza, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Style texture into the hair using a product.
  4. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes and shapes with narrow foreheads with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#10 Textured Length

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle is very high fashion! It is shorter on the sides with a lot of length left on top.

Short Hairstyle with Texture For Round Faces

Style by Allison Opiola, Planet Color Salon, Mokena, IL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Style texture into the hair using a product.
  4. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Shaping Cream helps give short hair texture and definition.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#11 Spiked Back

Written by Shannel Mariano

This hairstyle has an extreme side parting. Its top is styled backwards and slightly to the side.

Short Hairstyle with Extreme Side Part

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Short Hairstyle with Extreme Side Part Back View

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Give the hair a deep side parting.
  4. Style the hair back and slightly to the side.
  5. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Steady Grip is an alcohol-free gel that gives a flake-free finish.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#12 Textured Asymmetry

Written by Shannel Mariano

This beautifully stylish asymmetric haircut is really short on one side and longer on the other. The top is left long and worn to the side, giving the style an even more asymmetric look.

Asymmetric Short Haircut with Texture

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Asymmetric Short Haircut with Texture Side View

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush, directing the hair on top upward and to one side.
  3. Style texture into the hair using a product.
  4. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Shaping Cream gives hair texture and definition.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#13 The Bias

Written by Shannel Mariano

This haircut has layers that are shorter in the back and longer in the front. This causes hair to fall towards the face, making a round face shape look less wide.

Short Bias Haircut for Round Face

Style by Raychel Siler, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

Short Bias Hairstyle for Round Face Side View

Style by Raychel Siler, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry the sides flat to the head.
  4. Blow dry the back flat to the head and the hair in the crown area with volume.
  5. Blow dry the top forward and to the side.
  6. Style texture into the hair using a product.
  7. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold hairspray that’s perfect for a style like this.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#14 Braided Tight

Written by Shannel Mariano

The edgy braids on the sides of this hairstyle make the sides tighter, therefore removing the volume on the sides that could add more width to a round face shape. The height on top also makes the face look longer.

Short Hairstyle with Braids

Style by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Short Hairstyle with Braids Side View

Style by Lisa Jorday, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the hair on top of the head.
  4. Make two rows of braids on each side of the head.
  5. Style texture into the hair using a product.
  6. Style the top into a pompadour.
  7. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a lightweight hairspray that gives long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#15 Edgy Waves

Written by Shannel Mariano

I love how this look is edgy and feminine at the same time. The sides are pinned back tightly against the head, removing bulk on the sides of the face that could make a round shape look rounder. The top is styled with a ton of volume, texture and some touchable waves.

Short Edgy Hairstyle with Waves For Round Faces

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Short Edgy Hairstyle with Waves Side View

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style: 

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the sides of the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the top using a medium round brush.
  4. Comb the sides back flat to the head and pin with a bobby pin.
  5. Style texture into hair using a styling product.
  6. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a lightweight hairspray that gives long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#16 Texture and Movement

Written by Shannel Mariano

This short bob is heavily layered giving it a lot of texture and movement.

Short Bob with Texture and Movement

Style by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Short Bob with Texture and Movement Side View

Style by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
  3. Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
  4. Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#17 Short Updo

Written by Shannel Mariano

The sides of this hairstyle are pinned back and flow into waves in the back. The top is styled with a lot of volume and some serious texture.

Short Updo Hairstyle

Style by Jackie, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

Short Updo Hairstyle Side View

Style by Jackie, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the sides of the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Blow dry volume into the top using a medium round brush.
  4. Comb the sides back flat against the head and pin it with a bobby pin.
  5. Style volume into the hair on top using a styling product.
  6. Set the style in place using hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a lightweight hairspray that gives long lasting hold to an “updo” like this.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#18 Graduated Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

This bob is shorter in the back and longer in front. This causes hair to push towards the face, making a round face shape appear narrower.

The back is stacked and it is shorter on the bottom and longer on top. This causes the hair to push upward, giving it volume and a beautifully shaped profile.

Graduated Bob Hairstyle

Style by Stephanie Adams, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Graduated Bob Hairstyle Side VIew

Style by Stephanie Adams, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
  4. Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#19 Chin-Length

Written by Shannel Mariano

This bob ends right under the chin and frames the face really well.

Chin Length Bob Hairstyle For Round Faces

Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Chin Length Bob Side VIew

Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#20 Asymmetric Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

Making a bob asymmetric adds more interest to the overall look and makes it extra stylish.

Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle

Style by Kristin Brown, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle Side View

Style by Kristin Brown, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
  4. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#21 Fringed Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

Adding a fringe to a bob is another way to customize and add interest to your flattering short hairstyle.

Bob with Fringe Short Hairstyle For Round Faces

Style by Missy Rodriguez, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

Bob with Fringe Side View

Style by Missy Rodriguez, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#22 Extreme Asymmetry

Written by Shannel Mariano

This is an extreme asymmetic bob. One side is a lot shorter than the other. The length on one side causes the eye to look up and down, giving the face the illusion of length.

Extreme Asymmetric Bob For Round Faces

Style by Carrie Tucker, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Rock Hill, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
  4. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Super Skinny Serum could be applied to wet and dry hair. It smoothes, conditions and adds shine to hair

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#23 Side Part

Written by Shannel Mariano

A deep side part causes hair to sweep across the face, covering part of it. This effect makes the face appear narrower!

Short Hairstyle with Deep Side Part

Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Short Hairstyle with Deep Side Part Back View

Style by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape & Hair  Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#24 Teased Bob

Written by Shannel Mariano

This bob is teased giving it extra volume. This height causes the face to appear longer and more oval-looking.

Teased Bob Hairstyle

Style by Emily Jackson, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

Teased Bob Hairstyle Side View

Style by Emily Jackson, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#25 Untucked

Written by Shannel Mariano

Not tucking the hair behind the ear causes the hair to cover part of the face, making the face appear narrower.

Short Straight Hairstyle

Style by Medeline, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

Short Straight Hairstyle Side View

Style by Medeline, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Smooth the mid shaft to the ends with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Super Skinny Serum could be applied to wet and dry hair. It smoothes, conditions and adds shine to hair

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

Round face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Each of these short hairstyles for round faces has at least one feature that makes a round face shape appear narrower. Have fun mixing and matching these to create the perfect short hairstyle for you!