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Our Latest Finds: The 17 Best Haircuts for a Round Face

The best haircuts for a round face reduce bulk and volume at the sides giving the appearance of a longer, leaner face shape. If you have a round face shape and you’re looking to try a new style, look no further! We’ve got you covered right here.

Short and Spiky

Sleek sides combined with volume on top helps create a longer and leaner face shape.

Short and Spikey Cute Style with Sleek Sides

How to Style:

  1. Apply a volume mousse to damp hair. Using a fine tooth comb, comb sides and back straight down.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers and gently coax hair upwards as you dry.
  3. Apply styling wax and adjust hair as desired.
  4. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Sumo Wax for strong yet flexible hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will suit all face shapes and hair densities.

Styling Tip:

Don’t try and make this style too perfect. The beauty of it is in the imperfection.

Highly Texturized

Try this highly texturized short haircut. It’s perfect for round face shapes because of the face framing layers.

Highly Texturized Short Blonde Cut Highly Texturized Short Blonde Cut Back View

How to Style: 

  1. Apply a styling crème to damp hair.
  2. Dry sides and back with fingers. Round brush the top using a small brush.
  3. Apply flexible hold styling pomade.
  4. Finish style using a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Semisumo for a shiny and flexible hold with tons of shine.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will for all face shapes and hair densities.

Volume on Top

Love big hair? Try this voluminous hairstyle that’s sleek on the sides and full on top. It’s perfect for round face shapes because it makes your face seem longer and slimmer.

Volume on Top Short Cropped Look Volume on Top Short Cropped Look Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with clean and dry hair, create a deep side part.
  2. Using a ½-inch curling iron, curl the top and front sections away from your face.
  3. Apply a strong hold wax to the sides and back. Slick hair backwards.
  4. Gently finger comb through the curled top section.
  5. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Brilliant Humectant Pomade for medium hold with shine.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Undercut

Love edgy looks? Try this modern and sleek undercut.

Undercut Cute Look for a Round Face Undercut Cute Look for a Round Face Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a styling crème from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair with fingers.
  3. Apply a texturizing spray to ends.
  4. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Verb’s Styling Crème to tame frizz and give hair a natural hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

The Modern Shag

The shag is a great hairstyle for round face shapes. The face framing layers give the illusion of a slimmer face shape with defined cheekbones.

The Modern Shag Cute Blonde Short Cut Best Haircuts for a Round Face

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a small paddle brush.
  3. Curl ends using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
  4. Apply a small amount of texturizing crème to ends.
  5. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand for weightless volume with tons of definition.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair densities.

Layered Bob

Try adding layers to your medium length bob to create movement. Pair layers with a subtle face-framing bang that grazes your cheekbones.

Layered Bob Blonde Cut

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  3. Smooth and bend ends under using a flat iron.
  4. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Onesta’s Volume Foam for natural shine and non-sticky volume.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thin hair densities.

Sleek Medium Length Bob

Craving something sleek? Try this medium length bob with an eye-grazing bang.

Sleek Medium Length Bob

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a styling crème from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush, wrapping the hair around the head as you dry.
  3. Smooth bangs under using a flat iron.
  4. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Witch Hazel Hairspray to help tame flyaways and reduce static.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Playful Natural Curls

Play up your natural texture with this style that looks fabulous on round face shapes!

Playful Medium Curls Blonde Medium Look

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a curl enhancing crème.
  2. Twist curls and scrunch gel into twists.
  3. Diffuse hair on medium
  4. Gently fluff twists and position as desired.
  5. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Be Curl for a crunch-free curls with definition.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and for those with curly hair.

Textured Long Bob

Try this airy long bob with delicate layering around the face.

Textured Long Bob Medium Length Blonde Style Textured Long Bob Medium Length Blonde Style Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Apply a root boost to roots.
  3. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Using a 1¼-inch curling iron, curl ends outward and curl bangs towards face.
  5. Gently finger comb through hair.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic for extra volume with a satin finish.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair densities.

Long Layers

Add long layers to a medium length hairstyle to create movement and dimension that frames the face.

Long Layers Wavy Look Long Layers Side View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a styling crème.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Taking small sections, curl hair using a tapered curling wand.
  4. Wrap bangs loosely around curling wand.
  5. Gently finger comb through curls.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Air Control Hairspray for flexible, long-lasting hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Thick Side Swept Bangs

The best way to frame a round face and draw attention to your eyes is with a strong side swept bang that just grazes the top of your cheek.

Thick Side Swept Bangs Thick Side Swept Bangs Back View

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a curl enhancing gel.
  2. Blow dry bangs using a small flat paddle brush. Move bangs from side to side while drying.
  3. Diffuse the rest of your hair.
  4. Smooth bangs using a flat iron.
  5. Touch up any curls using a 1-inch curling iron.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream for frizz-free curls with a soft hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and for those with curly hair.

Straight Across Bangs

The trick to rocking straight across bangs with a round face is to add long layers around the face that start near or below the jaw.

Straight Across Bangs Glossy Long Style

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow drying lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Using a flat iron and working in small sections, smooth hair pin straight.
  4. Flat iron bangs towards face.
  5. Apply a small amount of argan oil to ends.
  6. Finish with a humidity-fighting hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Kerastase’s Elixir Ultime for super shiny and conditioned locks.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

The Middle Part

The middle part is usually not an ideal choice for round face shapes. However, when paired with cheekbone grazing long layers, it looks superb!

The Middle Part Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow dry lotion with thermal protection.
  2. Section the sides from the bang area.
  3. Blow dry bang area towards face using a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Continue working around the head, drying hair using the round brush.
  5. Create middle part and sweep face-framing layers away from face.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Drybar’s Hot Toddy for thermal protection with frizz-fighting properties.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Layers Full of Body

With a round face shape, it’s best to stay away from haircuts that are full of volume on the sides. This long layered style is the perfect marriage between volume and length. Keeping the fullness at chin level or below ensures you won’t be adding any width to your face shape.

Layers Full of Body Medium Brunette Look

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow drying crème from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
  3. Curl hair using a 1-inch curling iron or larger. Start curls just below jawline.
  4. Flat iron bands as desired.
  5. Gently finger comb through curls.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Light Elements Style Prep Smoother for faster blow drying times and a smooth, frizz-free finish.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Highly Layered

To help sculpt and add definition to a round face shape, try a highly layered haircut. Have the layers start just below the eye and gently taper down to the ends.

Highly Layered Long Blonde Look

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, mist hair with a texturizing spray.
  2. Create a deep side part
  3. Curl hair vertically using a curling wand.
  4. Gently finger comb through the curls.
  5. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Dry Spun Hairspray for a light, airy finish with flexible hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Classic Long Layers

For a timeless look, have long layers that start just below the jawbone.

Classic Long Layers With Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow drying lotion.
  2. Starting in the nape of the neck, blow dry hair with a large round brush.
  3. Continue working horizontally up the back of the head toward the face.
  4. Blow dry bangs using a medium-sized round brush.
  5. Apply a shine enhancing oil to the ends.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Number 4’s Blow-drying lotion for thermal protection.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Voluminous Curls

Do you love playing up your natural texture? Try adding short layers in the crown to elongate a round face shape. It will give you tons of volume!

Voluminous Curls Red Style Voluminous Curls Red Style View 2

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a curl crème from roots to tips.
  2. Twist hair in alternating directions.
  3. Scrunch a curl defining gel into twists.
  4. Blow dry bangs using a large round brush.
  5. Allow hair to air dry until 100% dry.
  6. Flat iron bangs as desired.
  7. Gently finger comb through twists.
  8. Touch up with a small curling iron.

Product Recommendation:

Try Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Conscious Defining Crème for droop resistant curls that are soft to the touch.

Face Shape and Hair Density:

This style will work for all face shapes and those with curly hair.

Try one of these seriously swoon worthy, best haircuts for round faces to add length and definition to your face shape without having to take any drastic measures!