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The 36 Sexiest Hairstyles & Haircuts for Round Faces

As a stylist I get asked all the time — which haircut or hairstyle is best for my face shape? If you happen to fall in the circular face shape realm, this article is for you! A round face boasts slightly wider cheekbones, but also has great symmetry. Try styles that help break up the symmetry for interest and incorporate lengths and angles that help offset wider looking cheeks and elongate the face. Take a look at the following collection of hairstyles for round faces and learn to embrace the face shape you were born with and make the most of it!

  • 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 Hair Type:

    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.

  • Disconnected

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The top of this haircut is long and completely disconnected from the rest of the haircut, which is really short. The volume on top makes the face appear longer. The absence of volume of the sides keeps the face shape from appearing any wider than it already is.

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    Style by Michelle Richardson, Makeup by Amy Carter, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

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    Style by Michelle Richardson, Makeup by Amy Carter, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp clean hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair using a styling brush or fingers.
    3. Apply a product for texture.
    4. Shape the hair.
    5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Grit gives the hair a matte and flexible texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This hairstyle looks best on hair that is medium in texture and medium in density.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Modern Day Mohawk

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This modern take on your typical mohawk is a great styling option for those with a round face. It adds height to your overall look, making your face look more elongated!

    Modern Day Mohawk

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

    Modern Day Mohawk Back

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

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair. Use a blow dryer to push your hair up and back out of your face.
    2. Once hair is dry, apply a strong hold pomade or gel to your hair and, if needed, use a comb to create the mohawk/pompadour look.
    3. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love use a clay/wax or pomade for a look like this. A personal favorite is Night Rider by Kevin Murphy. It has a very strong hold, so start with a little and add more if needed!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If your face is round, and you still want to rock short hair, this is a great option for you. Hair that is fine to medium in texture will be easiest to mold into this style. A little natural wave is also helpful.

  • Long and Lean

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This look is super complementary to a round face shape. It adds length and hits your cheekbones in all the right spots!

    Long Wavy Hairstyle for Round Face

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side. Spray everything with a light working hairspray.
    2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron and curl hair in small sections. Be sure to curl everything away from your face so you have a consistent curl pattern throughout your hair.
    3. Run your fingers through the hair after you are done, and then apply a light hold finishing hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    A working spray is a must-have for creating a curly style like this. I love Spray De Mode by Bumble and Bumble. It’s so light and won’t make your hair feel crunchy. It will help to keep your curls in place all day and night!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The extra length in this look helps to elongate your face. This style is versatile and will really work for any hair texture!

  • A Divine Deep Part

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This extra deeply parted short ‘do is a perfect option for those with a round face shape. The short length makes it easy to deal with, but the deep side part keeps it interesting and different.

    Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Deep Side Part

    Style by Mariah Reed, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon, Davenport, IA

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair parted to one side.
    2. Use a medium-sized round brush to smooth your hair and create volume at the roots.
    3. If desired, once hair is dry, use a flat iron to smooth out the ends so they appear straighter.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray and apply a serum or shine spray at your ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Applying a smoothing/shine spray after you have finished will give your hair a bit of extra sheen and sparkle. I love Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine. Like with any shine spray, spray it on your hands and then apply it to your ends so it doesn’t get too greasy!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is ideal for those with medium to thick hair that’s naturally straight or has a tiny bit of wave. Keep in mind that if you are new to having side-swept bangs, it might take a bit of time to train them to do what you want!

  • Perfectly Pulled Back

    Written by Carly Bowers

    A round face can be extra perfect when hair is pulled back and showcasing all of your beauty! This style gets all of your hair out of your face while still leaving a little bit of a frame to highlight your features in all the best ways!

     

    Pulled Back Hairstyle for Round Face

    Style by Brittany Herbert, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon, Davenport, IA

    Pulled Back Hairstyle for Round Face Side

    Style by Brittany Herbert, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon, Davenport, IA

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed out with a round brush.
    2. Use a backcombing brush to add a bit of volume at your roots.
    3. Separate a small section of hair (about 1 to 2 inches wide) right around your hairline.
    4. Gather the rest of your hair back so it’s gathered into a French twist type of style. This doesn’t have to be perfect. Even a low bun would work!
    5. Use a small to medium-sized curling iron to curl the pieces of hair that you left out around your face.
    6. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    If you are looking for a bit more “oomph” when backcombing your hair and creating volume, try spraying a dry shampoo at your roots before you tease it. I love L’Oreal’s Fresh Dust!

    Best Face Shape and Hair

    Truly any hair texture will work for this look. From fine to thick hair, you can make this style work for you! This look will flatter a round face because the pieces left out around the face will soften your features and draw all the attention to your beautiful face!

  • Fabulously Fringed

    Written by Carly Bowers

    A straight across fringe can completely transform an otherwise average haircut into a trendy, edgy style!

    Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with Fringe

    Style by Morgan Christy, Makeup by Lauren West, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a smoothing serum or cream and use a medium-sized round brush to smooth and dry your hair.
    2. Once hair is dry, if needed, use a flat iron to smooth your bangs further.
    3. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to add a slight wave to your ends.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    For a look like this, a good curling iron is crucial. I love Hot Tools products. They are well priced and will last you forever!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is ideal if you have fine to medium textured hair. It’s perfect for a rounder face shape because the length from the bangs and the longer pieces around the face help to make your face look longer and leaner.

  • Sleek and Straight

    Written by Carly Bowers

    I love this deep parted, medium length style. It’s so sleek and edgy — definitely not your average bob!

    Medium Length Hairstyle with Deep Side Part

    Style by Sandra Carr, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Medium Length Hairstyle with Deep Side Part Side

    Style by Sandra Carr, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with damp hair that you have sprayed with a root boosting spray.
    2. Part as desired, then use a round brush to smooth your hair out. Use the round brush to curl the ends of your hair under just the slightest bit.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    I love to use a boar bristle round brush when creating a look like this. Ibiza makes a great one! Their products are incredibly well made and will hold up for years.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is very versatile and could really work on any texture of hair! The long, side-swept bangs really complement a round face as they make your face appear longer and leaner.

  • Beautifully Braided

    Written by Carly Bowers

    A simple or an intricate braid can perfectly complement a long, straight look.

    Long Straight Hairstyle with Braid

    Style by Selah Frese, Makeup by Tekoah Ferro, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Long Straight Hairstyle with Braid Back

    Style by Selah Frese, Makeup by Tekoah Ferro, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    How to Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair that’s been smoothed out and straightened. Part hair as desired.
    2. Gather each side of your hair and create two French braids. When the braids meet in the back, begin to combine them together to create one braid. Use a clear hair tie to secure the end of the braid.

    Recommended Products:

    If your hair is fine and creating braids is a bit difficult due to slippery hair with fly-aways, spray your hair with some dry shampoo and/or a hairspray. I love El Net by L’Oreal.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any length of hair will work for this style, and really any texture could work. It complements a round face because the straight hair and braids frame the face perfectly, really elongating it.

  • Blonde Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This shoulder length hairstyle is made interesting with cheekbone-grazing layers that flip out away from the face. Highlights are kept brightest around the face and fade into deeper tones towards the back of the head. This is an awesome example of how a medium length haircut can really flatter a round face.

    Bob Hairstyles For ROund Faces

    Style by Lachane Lee

    Blonde Bob Medium Style with Cute Flip - Side View

    Style by Lachane Lee

    How to Style:

    1. Use a medium-sized boar bristle round brush to smooth out and dry your hair. This will also add body at your roots.
    2. Once dry, use a 1½-inch curling iron to roll the bottom half of your hair (from the ears down) towards the neck to create that rolled under effect.
    3. Use the same curling iron to curl the top half section of hair away from the face, and flick the ends to create the slightly feathered and winged look.

    Recommended Products:

    This hairstyle is soft and touchable, so you don’t want to use anything too sticky or strong. A great product to use is the Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine Spray. It’s super lightweight to keep your hair soft and bouncy, not greasy and weighed down.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This round face shape hairstyle works because the layers, the side part, and the length all help to add balance. Hair that is naturally on the straighter side is perfect for this style.

    Tip:

    As with any cut, know yourself and your haircut preferences. Would long sweeping bangs around your eyes bother you? Then keep them long enough to tuck behind your ears or short enough that they won’t fall right in your face.

  • Edgy Bob

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This short and shaggy bob has tons of edgy layers and is topped off with spiky bangs. The deep crimson color plays up the texture and the length is extremely flattering for round faces because it cuts in right at the jawline.

    Edgy Bob Hairstyle For Round Faces

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Edgy Bob Hairstyle For Round Faces - Back View

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How to Style:

    1. If your hair is on the straighter side naturally, use a round brush to smooth your hair out and add body at the roots.
    2. If your hair isn’t on the straighter side and the round brush won’t get it smooth enough, use a flat iron to go over and detail your hair. Take small sections and smooth the hair out with the iron.
    3. Add some texture to your hair with your favorite styling aid.

    Recommended Products:

    After styling with a flat iron, your hair will probably look flat and boring. Texture products will help you to plump up strands to add volume and shape. For this fun layered hairstyle, try a pomade or a texture spray. Healthy Sexy Hair makes a Soy Paste that is flexible and pliable. Rub it on your hands and then scrunch it onto your roots and piece it through the ends of your hair. Really pinch the product onto the tips of your bangs to play up that jagged effect

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any hair thickness will work for this round shaped face haircut. The bangs work because they are proportional to the forehead length and they aren’t overpowering. Try this style if you have straighter hair naturally.

    Tip:

    Ask your hairstylist to add plenty of texture to this style! Some dry haircutting will break up any solid, heavy layers.

  • Flirty Flip

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This super cute hairstyle is flirty and fun. The soft side bangs are cut perfectly for a round face as they help balance out a longer forehead. The winged out layers also help add a touch of sass!

    Flirty Flip Cute Blonde Hairstyle with Flipped Sides

    Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    Flirty Flip Cute Blonde Hairstyle with Flipped Sides - Side View

    Style by Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Towel dry your hair when you get out of the shower and apply your favorite products to add some volume. Comb through.
    2. Blow dry your bangs forward and the rest of your hair back and away from your face. Using a small round brush will help you add extra volume to your look.
    3. When you are almost done blow drying your hair, use the round brush to curl the ends out to create that fun flip.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken has a fantastic Body Full Line that helps add incredible volume to your hair. Try their shampoo and conditioner in the shower to set a great foundation before blow drying. Follow up out of the shower with their Body Full Foam. It’s awesome on all hair types because it’s light enough for fine hair and will still add volume to thicker hair textures.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round faces will be balanced out by these side bangs and the flipped ends create angles at the chin. This cute short hairstyle is great for fine to medium hair that is on the straight to wavy side.

    Tip:

    If you just can’t flip your hair with your blow dryer, dry ir completely and then use a round curling iron to flip the ends out.

  • Copper Curls

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This gorgeous copper color still has some hints of brown to it which help to give it dimension and a more natural look. A deep side part and long bangs help add interest to this soft curly style. The curls are broken up which keep the look more unkempt and romantic. It’s a perfect hairstyle for date night!

    Copper Curls Medium Hairstyle For Round Face

    Style by Dana Baker, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair and create a deep side part with a brush or a comb.
    2. Pull bangs forward and to the side and then smooth them over with a flat iron. Really bevel the ends of your bangs under so you can feather them and blend them into the curls you will create next.
    3. Section up half of your hair so it’s easier to work with. Grab small pieces of hair from the left down section and curl with a small to medium-sized iron.
    4. When the bottom section is curled, drop down the top section and repeat. Don’t worry about creating curl all the way to the root. This particular hairstyle is more voluminous towards the ends of the hair shaft.
    5. When your hair is completely curled, spray on some shine spray and break up the curls with your fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    Privé has an amazing product called Shine Spray that does just that! I love to spray a couple spritzes on hair before and after curling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round faces look great with curls! This shoulder length style also helps elongate the face and make it look thinner. Side bangs are another great way to break up a super circular face shape. These loose curls would be great for hair that ranges from fine to medium thick and that is straight to lightly curly.

    Tip:

    Use a curling wand instead of an iron on the ends to create an even looser curl.

  • Bohemian Waves

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This dramatic hairstyle is created with a center part and super bouncy waves. The length is on the longer side which helps elongate the face. The longer length also creates more volume around the neck, which can balance a more narrow chin. Keep your shortest layer hitting right at the chin to achieve that soft and swooping effect.

    Bohemian Hairstyles For Round Faces

    Style by Amber Melms, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Bohemian Hairstyles For Round Faces - Side View

    Style by Amber Melms, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Part clean, dry hair right down the middle and brush through.
    2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl sections of your hair.
    3. When all sections are curled, use your fingers or a brush to separate the curls and make them appear more natural and looser.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use a shine-enhancing hairspray like Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray with medium hold. Spray it on your rollers while they are setting, and then again after you take them out for super shiny and bouncy curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round faces can pull off a center part when other elements are helping to break up the shape and balance out the circular shape. Fine to thick hair that has straight to slightly curly texture can pull off this look.

  • Glamour Bangs

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This fabulous side-swept hairstyle is classy but edgy at the same time. Thick, full bangs are the star of this beautiful look. The long extensions are unexpected and create more of a youthful appearance. A sleek glossy finish gives this hairstyle a polished effect that’s to die for!

    Long Side Swept Glamourous Style with Bangs

    Style by Ashley Lewis, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

    How to Style:

    1. Part your hair deeply to one side and comb through.
    2. Turn on your flat iron and go through small sections of hair. Move slowly with the iron to thoroughly smooth out each section, then flip the iron back and away from the face on the last two inches of the strand to create the flipped end.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot tools can wreak havoc on your hair and cause split ends, so make sure you protect your strands before using any type of heat. Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum is one of the best heat protecting products on the market. It’s incredibly moisturizing and adds fabulous shine to your hair as well.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works for round shaped faces because of the forward sweeping bangs and flipped back layers. When the layers fall at the chin on round faces, it’s a great idea to flip them back to create a more balanced look. Super thick hair that can be easily flat ironed is ideal for this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Go short! You can have a short sassy bob that would complement you the same way. Shorter hair will save you on styling time, too.

  • Wave Excellence

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Nobody wants tightly spiraled ringlets anymore when they grab their curling iron. Instead, opt for this winged out wavy hairstyle that screams effortless chic.

    #14 of 25 hairstyles for round faces with long wavy ringlets

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermillion, OH

    Wave Excellence Long Wavy Casual Hairstyle - Side View

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermillion, OH

    How to Style:

    1. Detangle clean dry hair and part it to the side.
    2. Grab your curling iron, but instead of curling horizontal sections of hair, grab vertical sections. Start at the face and curl hair back and away from the face. This technique will give you more of a winged out curl.
    3. Curl your entire head in this way and then break the curls up with a little shine spray and your fingers when you are done.

    Recommended Products:

    Redken Glass is an awesome serum that can be used on wet or dry hair. Apply a small amount to your palms, rub them together, and then pull through your hair. It offers heat protection and shine to your locks!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long hair helps elongate round face shapes and curls help add interest and shape. The shorter layers also help balance out and give more fullness to the jawline in this look. Straight to wavy hair that is medium to thick is great for this hairstyle.

    Tip:

    Opt for shorter bangs or longer bangs if you feel like you may be annoyed with eye-grazing fringe.

  • Classic Curls

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This beautiful curly hairstyle is full of volume and bounce creating the perfect combination for a totally gorgeous and sophisticated look! The bangs are parted to the side and flip out and away from the face for a flirty and youthful effect. The dark chocolate color is offset with medium reddish brown highlights for awesome depth.

    Classic Curls Hairstyle For Round Facse

    Style by Lisa Jordan, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Detangle your hair with a paddle brush and then spray a light mist of hairspray on strands to add some hold to your hair before you curl. Brush through again with your paddle brush to break up the product.
    2. Section up most of your hair so you can work on curling a dropped down manageable chunk of hair.
    3. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to curl your hair from roots to tips. Keep dropping down sections until your entire head of hair is curled.
    4. Spray again with some spray to lock in your look.

    Recommended Products:

    When buying a hairspray to curl your hair, use one with a flexible hold that won’t flake. You don’t want anything too strong to make curling too sticky and difficult, and you still want your curls to look touchable and bouncy. Try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray in medium hold for a great option.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round faces look great when you fan the hair out and away from the face on either side. Side bangs help break up symmetrical lines and add interest. This curly style is great for girls with thin to thick hair with straight to curly strands.

    Tip:

    Use your curling iron to curl strands around your face back on each side. This helps open up your face and creates a more natural look.

  • Vanilla Swirl

    Written by Carly Bowers

    These curls look effortless and really compliment this round face shape. The gorgeous vanilla blonde color is stellar, too! The length falls past the chin, but with the loose curls, the cut looks slightly shorter. A deep side part and no bangs help soften up the entire facial perimeter of this hairstyle.

    Vanilla Swirl Effortless Round Faces Style

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Vanilla Swirl Effortless Curls Round Faces - Side View

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair and part hair deeply to one side.
    2. Use a large curling iron to curl your entire head of hair. The larger sized curling iron will help keep the curls soft and wave-like instead of like Curly Sue.
    3. Spray your hair with a light hold hairspray and then break up the curls slightly to give it an effortless and beachy feel.

    Recommended Products:

    Jilberé makes an amazing ceramic curling iron. The ceramic barrel makes it less likely to burn your strands and it also has a temperature adjustment knob to customize the heat for your hair. Remember, if you have fine hair you don’t need to use the hottest setting.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    When wearing a bob with more of a round shaped face, always have some sort of a bang or side-sweeping layer. Adding curls also helps soften up the round shape and creates wavy lines. This swirling hairstyle is great for fine to medium thickness hair that is straight to wavy naturally.

    Tip:

    Wear your curls a little tighter on the first day you style it and then wear it the day after when curls will be looser and flirtier.

  • Flipped Frock

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Short, bouncy layers around the face are a great option for showing off your beautiful features and breaking up a face shape that’s too circular!

    Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Layers

    Style by Jordan Schaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Layers Back View

    Style by Jordan Schaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Start with dry hair parted deeply to one side. Use a round brush to dry your hair and smooth it out.
    2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to flip the ends up and away from your face.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    If you want a little extra oomph at your roots, spray in some root boosting spray before you blow dry. I like Plumping Spray by Kevin Murphy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Hair that’s naturally on the straighter side will be easier to style this way. Hair that isn’t too fine will have a bit more hold and will stay put in this style more effortlessly. The short layers around the face really help to break up any face shape that looks too circular. Short, medium or long hair will work for this look. Some pretty, subtle highlights are another great way to draw attention to all the right places!

    Tip:

    Don’t hesitate to back comb a bit at the roots if you want a bit more volume!

  • Elegant and Elongating

    Written by Carly Bowers

    The long, exaggerated bangs and the long, tousled side pony are a great way to make your face appear longer and leaner!

    Long Elegant Side Pony for Round Faces

    Style by Leigh Brooks, Perry Anthony Salon, Wilmington, DE

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair deeply to one side and style bangs as desired.
    2. Curl each section of hair using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
    3. Gather all of your hair to one side so that it hangs in front of one shoulder. Leave out a small piece of hair around your hairline on the side where the bulk of your hair is not.
    4. If you hair is short, or if you have short layers and it won’t stay put, put in a few bobby pins near the nape of your neck to hold your hair to one side.
    5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    If you want to add a bit of sheen to your locks, apply a tiny drop of Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil to your hair before you curl and then a bit after you curl as well!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is ideal for you if you have long hair that has a bit of wave naturally. The shorter bangs around your face and then the extra long pieces of curled hair next to your face will really elongate your face and add length to a round shape. Fine, medium or thick hair works for this look!

  • Fabulously Fringed

    Written by Carly Bowers

    A heavy fringe and long, straight pieces of hair that frame your face are sure to make your round shaped face appear slender and narrow!

    Long Hairstyle with Heavy Fringe

    Style by Maple Tindall, Perry Anthony Salon, Wilmington, DE

    How to Style:

    1. Part hair down the middle and leave out your heavy fringe.
    2. Use a blow dryer to smooth your hair out.
    3. If your hair still isn’t straight enough, plug in your flat iron and use it to smooth out small sections of hair.

    Recommended Products:

    If your hair isn’t naturally straight and you need a little assistance, apply Smooth Infusion: Naturally Straight by Aveda. It’s just about the coolest product ever…it’s a heat activated hair straightener and will REALLY make a difference!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    The long, straight hair that frames your face will be the perfect complement to a round face shape. Hair that’s naturally straighter will be easier to style this way.

    Tip:

    Don’t be afraid to have your stylist cut a heavy fringe on your hair. It can seem like a big change that’s pretty intimidating, but worst case scenario, you hate and it and you let it grow out!!

  • Curled In Crimson

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Pops of crimson mixed with face framing layers and a soft, side-swept bang are an absolutely stunning combination to flatter a round face!

    Hairstyle with Layers and Side Swept Bang

    Style by Terry, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

    Hairstyle with Layers and Side Swept Bang Side View

    Style by Terry, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA

    How to Style:

    1. Use a round brush to smooth your hair and bevel the ends under a bit. Style the bangs as desired.
    2. If you want a more exaggerated bevel, use a large curling iron to curl the ends of your hair in towards your face.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    A good round brush is crucial to creating a smooth, soft style. I love Ibiza round brushes. They are natural boar bristle and are very well made. You won’t regret making this investment!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This exaggerated layered look is pure perfection for your round face shape. Any hair texture, from straight to curly will work for this look! Don’t be afraid to use your flat iron a bit (at a safe temperature) if you need a little extra smoothing.

  • Softly Side Swept

    Written by Carly Bowers

    Drawing hair to all one side is a lovely way to draw attention to all the right places. It will make your features stand out and is sure to make you turn heads all night! This is a great style option for a fun night out on the town with friends.

    Blonde Side Swept Pony

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Blonde Side Swept Pony Back View

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    How to Style:

    1. Use a medium to large-sized curling iron to curl sections of your hair. All hair should be styled back, with no definite part.
    2. Gather a section of hair that goes from your ear to a few inches above your ear. Smooth this section with a soft brush and then pull it back so it just about reaches the back, middle of your head. Secure it with a bobby pin.
    3. Place the rest of the hair so that it covers the spot where you have bobby pinned your hair.
    4. Spray everything with a finishing hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    A hairspray with a bit of hold will be a great finishing touch for this look! Try Classic Hairspray by Bumble and Bumble.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is ideal if you have thick hair that’s medium to long. It may take a bit of extra elbow grease to achieve this look if you have curly hair, however it can be done!

  • Acutely A-Symmetrical

    Written by Carly Bowers

    This look is just that — it’s asymmetrical, but only a tiny bit! It’s not too dramatic but it does make the haircut a bit edgier and trendier. The heavy fringe really helps to frame the face.

    Asymmetrical Hairstyle with Heavy Fringe

    Style by Deirdre Clay, Wave Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC

    Asymmetrical Hairstyle with Heavy Fringe Side View

    Style by Deirdre Clay, Wave Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC

    How to Style:

    1. Use a flat paddle brush to dry your hair. Then use a flat iron to smooth your hair.
    2. Apply a smoothing serum to the ends of your hair for added shine and softness.

    Recommended Products:

    Dry Remedy Oil by Aveda is a smoothing oil that also has hair healing properties. Apply just a drop or two to wet or dry hair, but be sure to keep it off your roots!

    Best Hair Type:

    This look is absolute perfection if you have straight hair that’s fine to medium texture. The heavy fringe around your eyes will be a great way to frame your beautiful face and soften any extra rounded lines.

  • Absolutely A-Line

    Written by Carly Bowers

    An a-line style (longer in the front, shorter in the back) is a great way to make your face appear a bit more narrow and symmetrical. A rich color like the one shown here will make your hair appear even healthier and shinier, too!

    ALine Hairstyle with Rich Color

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

    ALine Hairstyle with Rich Color Side View

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

    How to Style:

    1. Use a round brush to smooth out your hair. If needed, use a flat iron to get your hair even straighter and smoother.
    2. Use the brush or flatiron on the ends to curl them in a bit towards your face.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Before you round brush, apply a mousse at your roots for extra body and volume. I like Body Builder by Kevin Murphy.

    Best Hair Type:

    Thick hair that’s easily smoothed is a great canvas for this look. The long, straight pieces right around the cheekbones will create an elongated and elegant look!

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

    Tip:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Tip:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Embrace a round face shape and enhance your look with a tailor made haircut for you. This circular face shape can be styled with long hairshort hair, curly or straight. Branch out and try something new (hopefully one of these sexy hairstyles for round faces!) and know that you should never feel boxed in with your face shape.