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20 Must-Have Haircuts for Round Faces

This article is chock-full of perfect haircuts for round faces! From long and luscious to short and sexy, you are sure to find the perfect style to fit your personality and lifestyle. Paired with some fantastic styling tips, products to die for, and extra special hairstyling hints, you’ll be looking and feeling fabulous all day!

#1 Killer Curls

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This sultry hairstyle is full of drama and oozes sex appeal. A deep side part, swooping bangs, and luscious curls that fall around the neck are all elements that make this one killer look.

Short Hairstyle with Curls for Round Faces

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Short Hairstyle with Curls for Round Faces Side

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Use a curling iron to create ringlets all around the head.
  2. Use the same curling iron to slowly pull bangs through, applying heat while you direct hair down and away from the face to create a soft swoop.
  3. Brush out hair so strands lay smooth on top, then use your fingers to recreate the curls on the buttom.

Recommended Products:

Try Redken All Soft Argan Oil to keep these curls extra soft and shiny.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces with straight to curly hair textures can pull off this look.

Tip:

Set your curls with a hair pin for heat memory and a curl that will last all day long.

#2 Peek-a-Boo

Written by Irene Bredthauer

These sassy side bangs steal the show of this long bob. Hair is cut long in the front and angles up to the neck in the back. Soft layers help break up and balance out round face shapes.

Hairstyle for Round Faces with Side Bangs

Style by Amber McClain, The Cut Barbershop, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Hairstyle for Round Faces with Side Bangs Side

Style by Amber McClain, The Cut Barbershop, Fort Walton Beach, FL

How To Style:

  1. Use a round brush as you blow your hair dry.
  2. Really use the brush to create volume and shape.
  3. Blow hair away from the face to create that swooped result.
  4. Use a flat iron or a curling iron to polish off the ends and finish off your look.

Recommended Products:

Use Pureology’s Smooth Perfection Lightweight Smoothing Lotion to get a super sleek blowout.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round faces with straight to slightly curly hair can pull off this look with some nice blow drying skills.

Tip:

The bob is a classic cut, but this longer version gives you greater versatility. Try curls, waves, or even a crimped texture to change up your look.

#3 Romantic Bob

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This soft bob has touches of whimsy and angel-like bangs. Round shaped faces will be framed beautifully with this short hairstyle.

Romantic Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry bangs forward so that they lay flat.
  2. Lift up the roots and blow dry for volume on the sides and back.
  3. Use a flat iron very lightly on pieces that may need taming.
  4. Brush bangs to the side and spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Try Redken Wind Blown for an airy finish with light hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round faces with longer foreheads and straight to wavy hair textures wear this style best.

Tip:

Go easy on the styling products to create a more airy result. Too many sticky products will make this style look stiff.

#4 Sleek and Chic

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This chic bob is cut right above the shoulder and angles forward to a nice sleek point in the front. It is very elongating and slimming for a round face.

Sleek Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Sleek Bob Hairstyle for Round Faces Back

Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean dry hair and brush through.
  2. Part hair to the side with a comb so you get a nice clean line.
  3. Work though your hair section by section with a flat iron.
  4. Tease the crown slightly for height.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal EverSleek Frizz Taming Crème Serum protects strands and fight frizz at the same time.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round faces with straighter hair types wear this style best.

Tip:

Take thin, small sections of hair and pull the iron through slowly one time. Don’t go over hair strands repeatedly!

#5 Fresh Faced

Written by Irene Bredthauer

In this long hairstyle, subtle layers are cut long and soft so that hair falls nice and close to the face. No bulk is added anywhere for a sleek finish. Pinning the hair back helps open up a round face so it doesn’t appear crowded in.

Long Hairstyle with Subtle Layers

Style by Kelsey Coots, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, William Wesley Grand Salon, Davenport, IA

Long Hairstyle with Subtle Layers Back

Style by Kelsey Coots, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, William Wesley Grand Salon, Davenport, IA

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair and brush through.
  2. Use a large-sized curling iron (1¼-inch barrel or larger) to add some wave.
  3. Brush through hair slightly with your fingers to break the curls up and make them look nice and loose.
  4. Pin back a small section of hair in front with a bobby pin.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Treatment Light is awesome at protecting strands from heat without making it greasy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces on ladies with straight to slightly wavy hair types are best for this look.

Tip:

Smaller faces should avoid bangs as they can overwhelm your look.

#6 Long and Luscious

Written by Renee Summa

This long layered cut is perfect for those with round faces because the eye is drawn up and down.

Long and Luscious Haircuts for Round Faces

Style by Lindsey Seacrist, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream throughout damp hair.
  2. Blow hair dry straight using a paddle brush.
  3. Finish by applying a heat protectant spray and smoothing with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Try OSiS Flatliner which will act as a buffer between hair and your styling tool and protect from potential heat damage.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval

#7 Sweet and Sassy

Written by Renee Summa

The sweeping side fringe and high volume in the crown of this style gives amazing volume and height to round faces, making them appear more oval.

Sweet and Sassy Short Cropped SHaircuts for Round Faces

Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

Sweet and Sassy Short Cropped Haircuts for Round Faces Side View

Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through hair.
  2. Using a 1-1/4-inch round brush, dry hair with the brush and blow dryer, making sure to turn the brush continuously as you dry each section.
  3. Finish with a long lasting hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Phomollient is fantastic for creating flexible volume. Finish with TIGI Hard Head Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

#8 Dark Beauty

Written by Renee Summa

Single-length styles compliment round faces very well because they elongate the face. This model has just a bit of layering in the front near the ends to keep the cut from being too plain.

Dark Beauty Smooth Brunette Style for a Round Face

Style by Tessa Zerowski, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of shine serum through hair.
  2. Use a large paddle brush to dry hair straight.
  3. Turn ends under with a 1-1/2-inch barrel curling iron if you wish.
  4. Finish with flexible hold styling spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum cuts drying time down and gives hair a gorgeous shine!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval

#9 Swept Away

Written by Renee Summa

A side-swept fringe creates an angle for round faces, making it a great compliment to any cut!

Swept Away Brunette Round Face Style with Waves

Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Distribute a golf ball-sized amount of styling foam through hair, concentrating at the roots.
  2. Use a large round brush to blow dry hair. Work in sections from the bottom up to the crown.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to curl your ends.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Use OSiS Grip for styling memory while drying and spray KMS California Hot Flex Spray on each section prior to curling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart, pear

Tip:

Always use a heat setting spray prior to curling because it really helps those curls to stay put all day and night!

#10 Sleek and Simple

Written by Renee Summa

This cut is mainly one length and is great for those who like less volume.

Sleek and Simple Sweet Brunette Style for a Round Face

Style by Erin Baur, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Spray a leave-in conditioner throughout hair.
  2. Blow hair dry straight using a large ceramic vent brush or a paddle brush.
  3. Style fringe by drying straight out from your forehead and then gently sweeping to one side.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

BC Bonacure Color Save Leave-In Spray Conditioner keeps color vibrant and protects from heat styling. Sebastian Shaper Hairspray keeps ends and flyaways in check.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

#11 Beautiful Blonde

Written by Renee Summa

This is a great medium length cut with a flattering side-swept fringe. Switch it up if you prefer by adding some lowlights!

Beautiful Medium Blonde Hairstyle for a Round Face

Style by Cara Hodge

How To Style:

  1. Work a nickel-sized amount of smoothing cream from mid-length to ends.
  2. Use a large paddle brush to blow hair dry smooth and straight, turning just a bit as you near the ends to give them a slight bend.
  3. The fringe should be dried straight out and gently pushed to either side you prefer.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell The Cream is an excellent pre-blowdry cream that will help smooth as you style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

Tip:

Want a new style without getting a cut or color? Switching up your part is sometimes all it takes to feel like you have a fresh new ‘do!

#12 Peek-a-Blues

Written by Renee Summa

I love this fun cut and color for round faces because the hints of vibrant blue give the illusion of length to the face.

Peek A Blues Brunette Style with Blue Highlights

Style by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

Peek A Blues Brunette Hairstyle with Blue Highlights Side View

Style by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

How To Style:

  1. Spray root booster throughout hair at the roots.
  2. Use a 2-1/2-inch round brush to blow dry hair for tons of volume.
  3. Finish with some added texture by using a 1-1/4-inch barrel curling iron through the sides and back.
  4. Finish with a buildable hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Boost is a fantastic root booster and OSiS Elastic can be layered for increased hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

#13 Pixie Perfect

Written by Renee Summa

Take your style to a whole new level with this asymmetric pixie! With an added flash of color through the fringe, this cut is sure to turn heads.

Pixie Perfect Sharp Angled Hairstyle for a Round Face

Style by Folicle Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

Pixie Perfect Sharp Angled Hairstyle for a Round Face Asymmetrical Look

Style by Folicle Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Work a palm-sized amount of styling mousse throughout hair.
  2. Use a 1-1/4-inch diameter round brush to blow dry the top area and a 2-1/2-inch diameter round brush to dry the front and sides where hair is longer. The hair in the back on your neck can be blow dried with your fingers; just tousle as you dry.
  3. Work a flexible styling wax through ends to define and create additional texture.

Recommended Products:

Olivia Garden makes amazing round brushes! Check out your local salon or ULTA for a great selection of many different sizes. Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Cream provides weightless texture with light hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, pear

#14 Fiery Fringe

Written by Renee Summa

Show your adventurous side with this short crop and hot color. Opt for a large slice of blonde on the side in the fringe area which will create dimension and interest in an otherwise simple style!

Fiery Fringe Haircuts for Round Faces

Style by Tracey Watts Cirino, Lavish Color Salon, Cleveland, OH

Fiery Fringe Haircuts for Round Faces Side View

Style by Tracey Watts Cirino, Lavish Color Salon, Cleveland, OH

How To Style:

  1. Using your fingertips, work a quarter-sized amount of styling cream through hair.
  2. Use fingers to tousle hair as you blow dry.
  3. Add some texture in the sides by flipping them up just a bit with your flat iron.
  4. Finish with a spray wax for definition and texture.

Recommended Products:

Redken 10 Wax Blast High-Impact Finishing Spray Wax is perfect for getting just the right amount of piecy-ness into your finished style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

#15 Long Layered Locks

Written by Renee Summa

A face-framing fringe enhances this long layered cut beautifully with movement and texture.

Long Layered Locks Brunette Style for a Round Face

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. Distribute a quarter-sized amount of styling serum through hair.
  2. Working in three or more horizontal sections, use a large round brush to blow dry hair. Start with the bottom section while the others are clipped out of the way.
  3. Finish with some pomade to define facial layers.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Wax Works gives a lightweight and shiny finish to textured ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval

#16 Full and Fabulous

Written by Renee Summa

Copper curls balance long layers giving this cut the perfect touch of body and some swing with every step.

Full and Fabulous Copper Locks Pretty Style for a Round Face

Style by Callie Walton, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Work a palm-sized amount of styling foam throughout hair, making sure to get some on all the ends as well as the root area.
  2. Blow hair dry using a large round brush, working in sections from bottom to top.
  3. Spray a heat setting spray on mid-lengths and ends then use a 1-1/4-inch barrel iron to curl.
  4. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Redken Full Frame 07 Protecting Volumizing Mousse provides hold as you blow dry. Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray gives higher hold with each application.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

#17 Parting Ways

Written by Renee Summa

A deep side part is a great way to create angles that balance a round face!

Parting Ways Deep Brunette Wavy Locks

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style: 

  1. Start by parting towel dried hair deep to one side.
  2. Spray a leave-in styling aid throughout to protect from the heat of blow dry styling.
  3. Use a large paddle brush to blow dry hair smooth.
  4. Spray a heat setting spray through each section prior to curling with a 1-inch barrel curling iron.
  5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep gives lasting weightless volume. Seal in style all day long with Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

Tip:

This style is great for those with square faces too! The voluptuous curls soften harsh angles in a square face shape.

#18 Sleek and Smooth

Written by Renee Summa

This sexy, simple-to-style cut is great for those on the go! You can even shampoo the night before to reduce heat styling.

Sleek and Smooth Haircuts for Round Faces

Style by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Sleek Haircuts for Round Faces

Style by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Shampoo and condition, towel dry, spray hair with a leave-in conditioner, then let hair air dry overnight.
  2. When you wake up in the morning, simply use a large round brush and your blow dryer to create some volume in the top layers.
  3. Spray ends with heat protecting spray and use a flat iron to turn the ends of your front layers in toward your face.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

KMS California SilkSheen Leave-In Conditioner is perfect for providing shiny, free-flowing manageability. Use KMS California Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal to provide heat protection and 24 hour a day humidity protection as well.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, heart

#19 Tressed to Impress

Written by Renee Summa

If you have naturally curly hair, take a cue from this long layered cut with a long side-swept fringe.

Long Wavy Tresses Dark Brunette Style

Style by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Work styling cream through towel-dried hair.
  2. Use the diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to hold hair as you dry it completely.
  3. Spray a humidity resistant styling spray throughout.
  4. Enhance curls by defining some of them in random sections with a 1-1/4-inch barrel iron.
  5. Finish with a medium to high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray will keep frizz at bay all day. Paul Mitchell Super Clean Extra provides firm hold, boosts body and adds shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square, pear

#20 Marilyn Magic

Written by Renee Summa

With a nod to the past, these gorgeous curls and deep side part are a fantastic medium length option!

Marilyn Magic Retro Wavy Bob for a Round Face

Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

Marilyn Magic Retro Wavy Bob for a Round Face Back View

Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Distribute a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse throughout hair.
  2. Use a 2-inch diameter round brush to blow dry hair.
  3. Create beautiful curls with a 1-1/4-inch barrel curling iron. Remember to use small sections and to be gentle while unwinding curls from the iron. Always spray a heat setting spray on each section prior to curling.
  4. Finish by raking hair gently with fingers then spraying with your favorite light, medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Big Sexy Hair Big Altitude Bodifying Blowdry Mousse and Spray and Play Volumizing Styling Spray work fantastically together to give you the perfect amount of volume and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

round, oval, square

Balancing out the shape of a round face is all about adding angles. Choose cuts and styles that have deep side parts, layers that generally fall just below chin length, and looks that have texture. If you opt for straight cuts and styles, keep your layers longer. Have fun and experiment! You’ll find the cut and style that’s perfect for you.