39 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.

Messy Perfection

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Viberg
Stylist @ Jensen & Co Salon in Reno, NV

How would you describe this look?

I love the separation and chunky texture of this pixie. It is playful and messy perfection.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Having the front longer makes this look universally flattering. I think people with rounder faces tend to think they can’t have short hair.

Keep in mind that you must stay on top of your trims (even if you decide to grow your hair out) in order to keep the shape and movement.

Igk Broken Dreams texture paste is an awesome styling product for this look.

Stacked and Angled Edgy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Antonia Ventimiglia
Hairstylist @ Bianchi’s Salon in Royal Oak, MI


How would you describe this look?

This look is a stacked and angled edgy bob with a lot of texture and movement. The color is a cool platinum blonde with heavy pieces of purple throughout.

My favorite part of this look is that it’s edgy and cool, but also so feminine at the same time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for rocking this look is that you must be a cooler-toned person for this color. After going this blonde, I recommend a weekly healing treatment like L’Oreal Smartbond along with a strong thermal protectant for blow drying and styling. I love Kerastase Ciment Thermique because it literally fills in any weak spots of the hair to prevent splitting or breaking in the future.

This client should be getting a root touch up every four weeks with a haircut every other appointment, so this is a fairly high maintenance look. This look will flatter someone with a round face because it has some height and draws the eye upwards. The stack and angle in the back also give the illusion of a tighter jawline from the profile.

Tapered Pixie

Picture of a tapered pixie short hairstyle for round faceInstagram @dkatz_hair

Q&A with style creator, Dana Katz
Hairstylist @ House of J. Henry in Portland, ME


How would you describe this look?

This is a variation of pixie haircut. It is tapered tightly it in the back to give it a strong head shape. We left some length on top for movement and softness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

We used L’Oréal Tecni Art – Beach Waves to give it a loose dry texture. We then added Tecni Arts Lumi Controle to the ends for separation and shine.

This look would work well for anyone who wants to put little effort into styling daily but is able to get trims regularly.

Heavy Fringe Pixie with Hidden Undercut

Q&A with style creator, Bethaney Rose Tucker
Hairstylist @ New Vintage Beauty Lounge in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

This is a heavy fringe pixie with a hidden undercut. The back is blended to keep a feminine and more classic look.

My client has extremely (I mean EXTREMELY) thick, coarse, stick straight hair and she has a very shallow forehead. We wanted to create a short look for her that would work with those limitations.

Undercutting the bottom took a lot of unwanted hair out and allowed me to create a shape where I wasn’t fighting too much bulk on the sides. It also allowed me to get short around her ear without her hair sticking straight out! Undercuts don’t always need to show, sometimes they are used to create shape by removing weight.

We decided to keep the top of her hair and fringe a little heavy and forward to create length on her forehead. We made sure to add a lot of texture so there was still movement.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this style to someone who wants something bold, but not too edgy. It does require more styling because all of the hair is on your face. I styled my client by blow drying her first with Bumble and bumble Surf Spray for texture and grit, and finished with a wax pomade to piece out those bangs!

I believe anyone can wear this hairstyle as it is very fun and flattering. My advice to anyone who is asking their hairstylist for this look is to make sure you are working with someone who knows short hair. Not every stylist is comfortable with it, and this look specifically requires someone who is paying a lot of attention to detail and texture.

Versatile Textured Pixie

Versatile Textured Pixie hairstyleInstagram @rissagraphy

Q&A with style creator, Clarissa Rivera
Advanced II Stylist @ Balance Salon Spa in Tampa, FL


How would you describe this look?

This look is a versatile textured pixie. My favorite thing about the look is the disconnection at the mastoid process. I created a lot of internal movement so that the hair can be worn multiple ways. Even though it is a short haircut, it still maintains a feminine edge, which I also love!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The first question I ask anyone going shorter is how committed they are. It’s crucial to take into account the client’s lifestyle because a look like this does require maintenance every four weeks. On the plus side, it can practically style itself and you’ll be able to achieve a different look for every occasion using minimal product.

Of course, every face is different, so it’s important to highlight the client’s best features and curate a haircut that’s going to do just that. As you can see on my client in the photo, she has a beautiful smile that I wanted to make the focal point. We brought it in tight on the sides with a 3 guard and did a U-shape disconnect at the mastoid process, leaving the length longer toward the front and a ton of texture!

A client’s commitment level can definitely determine the length and shape of the final look. l always tell my hesitant clients that we can take more off at the next visit if they’re afraid to take the plunge right away, that way they feel like they’re on a journey to discover their hair’s true self!

Modern Textured Bob

Modern Textured Bob hairstyleInstagram @hairby_brenna

Q&A with style creator, Brenna Graves
Stylist @ Bristles Hair Design in Charlottesville, VA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a chin-length, textured bob with a slight angle.

I love the way the strategic texturing gives the illusion of stacking despite the minimal layering. I feel that the soft, textured look rather than harsh angles is what makes this cut fun and modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would strongly consider face shape for someone who is wanting this look. For example, someone with a long face may want some fringe or framing around the cheekbone and down to soften the face. Someone with a round face may want to keep the length below the chin to elongate the face.

The texture of the hair would be another thing to consider. A razor cut would be a great option for someone with fine, straight hair that wants this look. My client pictured has medium coarseness with some wave, so I like to just use my shears and point cut, as well as slide cut down internal sections to manually take weight out. I find this method is the best for avoiding fuzzy looking ends on curly or coarse hair.

One thing I love about this look is the versatility. You can wear it messy with undone waves, or blow dry with a round brush for a more polished look. I like to use Design Me’s Puff Me at the root for instant lift and IGK’s Beach Club Texture spray to finish the look off.

Statement Cut With a Flirty Finish

Statement Cut With a Flirty Finish hairstyleInstagram @rachelnbettis

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Bettis
Master Hairstylist @ Ulta Beauty in Logan, UT


How would you describe this look?

This bold asymmetrical bob is a statement cut with a flirty finish. That statement is really my favorite thing about it! This look is bold and flirty.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is better on straight to wavy hair. Give the hair a nice blowout with a volumizing cream like Redken’s Duo Volumizer and a thermal round brush.  You can sass it up by creating subtle waves on the heavy side with a flat iron or a 1-inch curling iron in big vertical sections.

I love to finish with a texture spray like Matrix Texture Builder. If you want a little more hold, try Redken’s Wax Blast 10.

Unicorn Lob

Unicorn Lob hairstyleInstagram @beauty_by_babs_

Q&A with style creator, Barbara Anne Davis
Cosmetology Student @ GTCC in Jamestown, NC


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this as a unicorn lob. I created this look with edgy meets professional/chic in mind. The sleek angled cut gives you a sense of sophistication, while the color adds the perfect pop of personality.

Early on in cosmetology school, I was taught that when performing a consultation you should ask your client if they want their hair to whisper, talk, or shout. This style definitely raises its voice enough to be just below a shout! I think it’s really important that a person can express themselves through their personal style, and I feel the hair should be the part that ties it all together and makes their look fall into place.

I love this look for its versatility. You can have a smooth, straight bob, or a messy bob full of beach waves.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is very versatile and can be altered in ways to make it work for almost anyone. Inverted styles are classic and a version of this style can be fitting for a variety of face shapes. This cut is usually one I recommend to someone who has a round face that wants their hair shorter and lighter. People with round faces are told they cannot have short hair and it’s not true, you just need to work your angles. Inverted, vertical forward lines help elongate a person’s face and result in a slimmer appearance.

A person’s hair texture plays a huge part in deciding how to go about this cut. Is it fine, medium, coarse, or wiry? Is it straight, wavy, or curly? All of these things will change how you go about creating this same cut, how you layer it, where weight needs to be removed from the hair, and most importantly the styling for keeping this cut looking great after you leave the salon.

For a straight look, you will to blow dry the hair and use a round brush to direct the hair where you want it to go and also to bump it under. Go through with a flat iron if necessary. For beach waves, you can use your flat iron as well.

If you have lightened your hair to get this wonderful unicorn magic color, I highly recommend getting conditioning treatments and a good thermal protection product. Everyone should be using a thermal protection product if they are using any styling tool with heat, even a blow dryer. Healthy hair is happy hair!

Asymmetrical Cut

Q&A with style creator, Lindsey Willis
Redken Certified Colorist / Master Specialist / Hair Cutter @ After FX Spa and Salon in Broken Arrow, OK


How would you describe this look?

This look is best described as an asymmetrical cut or undercut. It’s longer on the top to allow for different styles based on your mood.

My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility and funkiness you can achieve with it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for anyone wanting this style is to try it! Get some Redken Wax Blast or Mess Around, rub it in your hands, then apply it all over your hair to separate and make it funky.

Textured Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Christakos
Hairstylist / Owner @ Divine Beauty Boutique in Hatfield, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is an asymmetrical and textured inverted bob. I love all the movement and texture we gave her so she can “funk it up” or keep it sleek!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This definitely not a wash and go kind of style. Someone considering this would need to have time to style their hair with a round brush. They would also need mousse or some sort of volumizer to give it some hold. Depending on the hair texture, a flat iron may be needed as well.

I absolutely love Amika Texture Spray as a finishing product, but a flexible hold hairspray will work as well. This cut and style can work on really any hair type, it just depends on how much work the client would like to do.

The look definitely needs to be kept up with trims every six to eight weeks to maintain the shape!

Textured Wispy Bob

Textured Wispy Bob hairstyleInstagram @hair_by_sweett

Q&A with style creator, Tonya Penrose
Hairstylist @ The Powder Room in Pensacola, FL


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

This look is fun and sassy and I love the bangs with it! They give a more modern look to a classic haircut.

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

I used Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Boost, and Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

A textured, wispy bob softens the fullness of a face and the bangs draw you to the beautiful eyes. This client’s hair is thick but fine, but this style can be done on most textures of hair.

The cut is low maintenance and doesn’t take a lot of time to style. It can be worn straight, or throw some texture in to give the more beachy wave look that’s really popular right now!

This look needs to be reshaped every six to eight weeks to keep it fresh.

Messy Lob

Messy Lob hairstyleInstagram @headrushdesigns

Q&A with style creator, Julie Holbrook
Stylist @ Ave Salon Fashion & Bridal in Ogden, UT


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

This is a slightly stacked lob with a little bit of an angle in the front. It has no layers except a messy interior layer.

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

I use Kevin Murphy products. To blow dry, spray Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity at the roots to get some hold and lift and spritz lightly through ends. Apply Smooth.Again to ends only if you have a frizzy texture or want a little extra hold for curls.

Finish with Bedroom.Hair. It’s a dry shampoo, spray wax and hairspray all in one. It gives that hold without adding weight or being to sticky. I also curled with Hot Tools 1-inch iron.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for those who have thick or thin hair with a fine texture. It works great straight or curled. There are no layers on top so it’s still easy to pull up, but has interior layers so you can still get texture and movement.

It works well on any face shape, you simply adjust where the front pieces hit. This look is perfect for those who only wash a few times a week and for those who wash every day!

Tight Fade Pixie

Tight Fade Pixie hairstyleInstagram @riahmai

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Nicole
Barber / Stylist @ Element 808 in Eugene, OR


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

This pixie style features a tight fade on the sides that gradually blends into a textured top. I love this look because it is very versatile and low maintenance.

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

To style this look, apply ADHwet (a medium hold light shine product similar to a pomade) to damp hair. Blow dry the hair forward and to the side using a brush or your fingers. Apply a small amount of ADHdry to finish the look and bring out texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to someone with a fast paced life or someone who doesn’t want to style their hair so much. This look works well with pretty much all hair types.

Simple Silhouette

Q&A with style creator, Caitlin Mergard
Designer @ Pump Salon in Cincinnati, OH


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

This is a blunt cut with a soft angle, and no layering with minimal texture. I love the clean lines and simple silhouette.

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

Bumble and bumble has amazing products for all hair types. For this look, start with Save The Day serum on damp hair for heat protection and damage repair. Healthy hair is always key! Spray Thickening Hairspray from roots to ends to create fullness and soft hold. Rough dry hair 80% dry, then section and smooth with a round brush.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Finer hair types and those with chemical damage will love that the blunt ends make their hair look fuller. If you have both of those, this will probably be your favorite haircut ever!

#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 VolumeStyle by Megan Smiley, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL
Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Volume SideStyle 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 TopStyle by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH
Short Hairstyle with Long Top BackStyle 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 FacesStyle by Peles Salon & Spa, Johnstown, PA
Short Pixie Hairstyle for Round Faces BackStyle 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 SidesStyle by David Bakey, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails
Short Hairstyle with Disconnected Sides 2Style 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 FaceStyle by Kendal Drennen, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC
Short Hairstyle for Round Face Back ViewStyle 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 FacesStyle by Randy Currie, Currie Hair & Nails, Wilmington, DE
Short Haircut with Volume Side ViewStyle 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 FaceStyle by Trinh Pham, Currie Hair & Nails, Wilmington, DE
Short Edgy Haircut for Round Face Side ViewStyle 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 TopStyle by Liza, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA
Short Haircut with Longer Top Side ViewStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 PartStyle by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL
Short Hairstyle with Extreme Side Part Back ViewStyle 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 TextureStyle by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL
Asymmetric Short Haircut with Texture Side ViewStyle 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 FaceStyle by Raychel Siler, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC
Short Bias Hairstyle for Round Face Side ViewStyle 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 BraidsStyle by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Short Hairstyle with Braids Side ViewStyle 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 FacesStyle by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL
Short Edgy Hairstyle with Waves Side ViewStyle 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 MovementStyle by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Short Bob with Texture and Movement Side ViewStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Jackie, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA
Short Updo Hairstyle Side ViewStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Stephanie Adams, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA
Graduated Bob Hairstyle Side VIewStyle 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 FacesStyle by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Chin Length Bob Side VIewStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Kristin Brown, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Greenville, SC
Asymmetric Bob Hairstyle Side ViewStyle 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 FacesStyle by Missy Rodriguez, Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC
Bob with Fringe Side ViewStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 PartStyle by Nina John, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Short Hairstyle with Deep Side Part Back ViewStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Emily Jackson, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH
Teased Bob Hairstyle Side ViewStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Medeline, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA
Short Straight Hairstyle Side ViewStyle 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!