47 Trending 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 round face shape group, this article is for you! A round face boasts slightly wider cheekbones, but also has great symmetry. Try hairstyles 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!

Collarbone-Length Haircut

Collarbone-Length Haircut hairstyle Instagram @kit_mcelroy

Q&A with style creator, Katy McElroy
Stylist @ Raven Row Salon in Austin, TX

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

This is a textured, collarbone-length haircut. I love the collarbone-length. The collarbone is such a feminine feature on a woman’s body and I love drawing attention to it.

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

I used a lightweight moisturizing styling cream for her blow dry. I finished with a lightweight hairspray and a texturing spray for an effortless, lived-in look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for everyone! It’s such a flattering length for any face shape. It works well for ladies that air dry their hair, as well as for ladies that style daily.

Bouncy Long Hair

Bouncy Long Hair hairstyleInstagram @sizastyles

Q&A with style creator, Sally Nguyen
Hair Colorist / Stylist @ Fringe Salon in Venice Beach, CA


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

This is for a girl who wants full yet bouncy long hair while still looking professional.

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

I recommend thickening mouse by Bumble & bumble for body and thickness.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is ideal for medium textured hair and for someone who wants professional looking longer hair for styling long curls and or a voluminous blowout. Her lifestyle is relaxed, but this look can still be put together with a lovely iron work or a good blowout. This look is elegant and effortless beauty.

Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Summer Morgan
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ Megan Diez Salon in Greenville, SC


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

Just to clarify for all you ladies out there, this is not a “mom” haircut. Don’t let the stereotype give you any sort of complex! It’s actually very on trend right now. Many bloggers and celebrities have been going with the shorter styles recently.

I love this look because you can wear it straight or with beachy waves and you always look polished and put together!

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

With this client, I used Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair. It doubles as a finishing spray and adds texture. For her waves, I curled thie hair in sections with a 1-inch curling iron, directing the hair away from her face. Once the curls cooled, I used a wide tooth comb to rake through the hair and then sprayed Bedroom.Hair throughout!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think any woman could pull this off by keeping the length below the chin. If you have fine hair, keep it more on the sleek structured side. Medium to thick hair tends to do better with added texture and weight removed in key areas.

Balanced Lob

Q&A with style creator, Elizabeth Schalko
Red Seal Hairstylist / Manager @ Head to Toe in Whitehorse, Yukon


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

I would describe the lob as a medium length (anywhere from a bit above the shoulders to around the collarbone) type of haircut. My lobs are typically a bit shorter in the back, but not a drastic difference in length from back to front, just enough to give it the right shape. I usually don’t have very many traditional layers on the outside of the hair, but have a lot of internal layering and texture through the inside of the haircut to give it proper balance and shape. They leave a long veil of hair to give it the look of one solid length, but minimize the bulk through the bottom.

My favorite thing about the lob haircut is that it is that you an make it work for anyone! Varying lengths and a few well placed face framing layers can balance any face shape and create a totally different look for each individual client.

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

For this look, I used all Davines products. I started with the Oi Milk to detangle and add shine and softness to the hair, then Melu Heat Shield as a heat protectant for the blow dryer and flat iron. Then, I used This Is An Oil Non Oil on her ends to keep them from getting too frizzy during the blow dry process.

I blow dried her hair brushing it in every direction to give more volume at the root, then found her natural part off to the side and started to curl. I used my flat iron to curl her hair, taking large sections and pulling the curl through, leaving out the last inch or two of hair and alternating the direction of the curl to give it more of an undone look. I let her hair set in the curl for a minute or two and then roughed her hair up with This Is A Dry Texturizer. To finish this look off with more of a disheveled look, I ran my fingers through while lifting and spraying the product in.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Honestly you can make a lob work for many different people, but I find the long drop of length perfect for balancing out more of a round face shape. The long length with less layers can make a round face shape seem like more of an oval.

This haircut styles very nicely, but is also perfect for someone with an active lifestyle that still needs to throw their hair in a ponytail every now and then as the longer length in the back still reaches far enough to fit in a hair elastic.

Long Bob with Textured Layers

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Gibson
Balayage and Color Specialist / Hairstylist @ Alexander’s Grand Salon in Anaheim, CA


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

This look is a long bob or lob with textured layers. The shape is slightly shorter in the back which maintains length around the face and creates a soft shape that flatters every face shape.

The thing I absolutely love about this look is the versatility of styling it straight or curly, sleek or voluminous.

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

Beach Spray by UNITE is perfect for this look because you spray it into damp hair and just scrunch and let it air dry! The product also has a heat protectant in it that will shield your hair from heat damage if you decide to blow dry or flat iron it.

To recreate this look on dry hair, simply take a 1-inch curling iron and working in sections, wrap your hair around the iron starting in the middle of the hair shaft and leaving out the last half inch. Alternate wrapping the sections toward and away from the face to create more of a beach wave style, then apply UNITE’s dry texture spray Texturiza all throughout to give your hair that lived-in, second-day look you will see everywhere this season.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for rounder face shapes because of the softness the front creates but, it can be catered to anyone by altering how long you leave the front. The textured layers allow for easy, quick styling for the woman on the go who doesn’t have the time to dedicate an hour to her hairstyle.

Combo Bob

Q&A with style creator, Christie Jones
Hairstylist / Fashion Designer @ Meraki Couturier in Lubbock, TX


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

This look is an edgy cross of a one layered bob and long bob! What is so special about this haircut is the textured layers from the partial ridge up. They are soft enough to cause movement, but not so much that you lose density.

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

Key products for this look are Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil by Paul Mitchell and Marula Oil Primer Oil Spray. I love to finish with Puff Me for inside lift and outside texture!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is so versatile. It works best on round, oval, heart and square face shapes. Fine to thick hair can easily pull this off. The woman on the go, the fitness enthusiast, or stay at home mom will LOVE this style because it is still long enough to pull up!

Long-Layered Shape with Movement

Long-Layered Shape with Movement hairstyleInstagram @bree.bush

Q&A with style creator, Bree Bush
Hairstylist @ FATE Beauty Society in Portland, OR


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

Technically, this is a layering pattern cut short to long. It creates movement while preserving length. To a client, I would say this is a long-layered shape with movement and texture around the face to create softness. What I love about this shape is its movement. I tend to cut with texture instead of cutting a solid shape and texturing it after. I prefer to create swing with every flick of my shears.

My favorite thing about this look is the low maintenance you can have with a shape like this. It can be loosely curled, air dried or straightened/round brushed. All finishes look great and give the shape a different look.

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

For this look specifically, I prepped my guest with Amika’s The Wizard. It is a leave-in moisturizer, it cuts blow dry time, and is a heat protectant in one! Its main ingredient is Sea Buckthorn which will nourish the hair. It is my number one primer and I couldn’t recommend it more.

I then used Amika Haute Mess texture to scrunch in the hair to give it that second-day feel before loosely drying. Once dry, I utilized my iron to create soft waves. To finish, I used Amika’s Un-Done texture spray which is a matte texture spray that gives hold and separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

What I love about the shape is its versatility to suit many textures and face shapes simply by tweaking small things. In this case, my guest has medium to thick texture that is fine to medium density and a round to oval face shape. This works well on her to slim the width around the cheeks by having layering and smoothness in that area. By adding most of movement below the chin, it elongates the face by creating an overall longer frame that your eyes are drawn to.

She is a wash-and-wear girl, so having a little bit of texture and movement to help promote her little bit of wave works perfect for her. On days she wants to sass it up, she can easily work some loose curls to get this look!

Blended Long Layers

Blended Long Layers hairstyleInstagram @ashleypaceaveda

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Pace
Beacon Stylist @ Soleil 7 Hair Salon in Tallahassee, FL


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

This is a blended, long layered hairstyle with emphasis in the face framing. My favorite part of this style is the face framing and how it affects the layers from the ears forward. It provides the movement and texture you look for in a layered look, but without removing too much weight from the ends.

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

For this look in particular, I used the Aveda Be Cruly line. My guest = has extremely thick, curly hair and in Florida, humidity is a big factor. I used a style prep that contains a heat protectant and a frizz control. After, I mixed a curl enhancing cream and a liquid gel together and applied from her mid-shaft through the ends of her hair.

I styled her out with my round brush for a smoother, softer look. The best part is, she can use the same products to style out her natural curl for those low maintenance days!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The amazing thing about this look is that the face framing layers set the whole tone. It really can be recommended for any face shape and texture. For this guest with her texture and thickness of hair, I kept the face framing very low. This way when her hair springs upward with her natural curls, the layering will not appear “shelf-like” and will remove any triangle appearance that thicker, curly hair can have.

Long Voluminous Layers

Long Voluminous Layers hairstyleInstagram @lalalisa2

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Taha
Master Stylist @ Hair Booth Salon in Calgary, AB


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

This is a voluminous long layered cut that was round brushed with Keune Mousse Styling to maximize her natural body and wave. My favorite think about this look is how it carves her face shape.

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

I highly recommend Keune products. Here we used the Keune After Color shampoo and conditioner which features a ph4 Solamer UV Protector as well as silk protein.

I love the control and great hold that Keune Mousse Styling gives. The hair is easy to manipulate both before and after drying. Use a big round brush when blow drying.

Lastly, Keune Spray Shine! This is one of my all-time favorite go-to products for any type of hair that needs shine without the weight. Who doesn’t love light, shiny beautiful hair?

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The beauty of this design is that it can be recommended for all hair types, lifestyles and face shapes. The framing can be slightly manipulated according to clients best interest’s.

Seamlessly Soft Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Kelsey Martin
Hairstylist @ Blink Beauty in Tucson, AZ


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

This particular guest has been putting off cutting her hair for almost an entire year. She had always colored her hair and her goal was to grow it as long as possible to cut out all of the existing color and start over! Her hair was almost to her waist before we started our transformation. We both decided that more of a medium length with long round layers (to give the illusion of length while also adding volume) would be more manageable for her instead of one length, long, “stringy” hair.

Starting her layers shorter around her crown and blending them through the bottom and underneath gave her seamlessly soft layers and movement. I would describe this look as seamlessly soft long layers that create movement and add volume! These layers work great for someone with medium length hair who enjoys an effortless bounce to any blowout or loose curl.

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

As for products, we all have our favorites, but a sticky strong root boosting spray is my number one for achieving this look! I used my all-time favorite, VOLU Hair Mist by Davines, to achieve fuller-looking, bouncy hair while adding magnificent shine.

Another great product to achieve that smooth, blown-out look without weighing the hair down is Imperial Blowout by Oribe. This product is formulated with skincare technology that uses an ultra-nourishing creme to smooth away any frizzy or damaged hair, giving an iconic Oribe blowout easily at home! Top it off with Oribe’s Superfine Medium Hold Shiny-Soft Control hairspray and the look is completed.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The guest in this photo is an elementary school teacher, so for her, a few chunky curls with her 1 1/4-inch curling iron is perfect to put together a beautiful, bouncy, fun look!

This style is perfect for any lifestyle, whether your a stay at home mom who throws her hair up and wants a fun bounce in her pony, or someone off to work every day who needs that professional elegant look.

Mid-Length Layers

Q&A with style creator, Jennie Agadier
Cutting Specialist @ Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach, CA


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

This medium length layered haircut sits a few inches below the collarbone and falls right above the chest. My favorite part of this style is that it’s a length that’s not too overwhelming and it’s very versatile. Also, with its long layers throughout, it really works to compliment and elongate a round face shape.

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

To create these soft waves. I used a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron, wrapping pieces away from the face and leaving the ends out to achieve an effortless look. My favorite product to retain body and a light hold would be L’Oréal Professional’s Next Day Hair texture spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of client who would love this cut is someone with thick to medium volume hair that would look great straight or curly. This longer cut below the shoulders can help control the hair from appearing too wide and weigh down thick hair for more control.

This is the go-to length for women who love the option of putting their hair in a messy bun or ponytail, but also like wearing it down.

Layered Texturized Bob

Layered Texturized Bob hairstyleInstagram @jessbrown1981

Q&A with style creator, Jess Brown
Hairstylist in Berkshire County, MA


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

I would describe this look as a layered, texturized bob with dimensional balayage highlights and lowlights.

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

The products used to achieve the style can vary depending upon the thickness of the hair and the look that you are going for. A nice oil. blow dry cream or spray is a nice base to start with to maintain softness and movement. A heat protectant to help protect the hair and cut down on possible damage is always a good idea. A texturizing cream to help hold and separate the layers will help eliminate the style becoming blended throughout the day. I find that a hairspray can sometimes make or break the look of a style.

With medium texture, too much product can weigh the hair down and too little may not keep the texture. On thick, coarse hair, this style is especially nice because the body is there naturally. If the client,s hair is thick/coarse and they are ok with not washing their hair for a few days, the style options only get better with each day. That would be the reason why I love this look for thick hair! A beautiful blowout on day one with a round brush for bend has beautiful body and movement.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I highly recommend this style for medium to thick coarse hair on a round shaped face.

Soft Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ann Marie Goodall
Senior Stylist @ Hair By Maz Goodall in Staffordshire, UK


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

I would describe this look as a soft inverted bob. By adding texturized layers, the finished look is soft and flattering.

The thing I love about this style is that it’s a classic haircut with a modern twist. New hairstyles are always being created, but I’ll never get bored of this one as it suits all ages and styles.

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

To maintain and create this look, I advise using a good, strong volumizing product. I love MoroccanOil Root Boost at the roots with MoroccanOil on mid-lengths and ends. This will give you a big bounce and keep your ends silky. Blow dry using a round ceramic brush to create a bouncy curl, then spritz with MoroccanOil’s heat protection spray and use a ghd straightener to define the curl. I find that by using a ghd flat iron to seal, the curl gets a better bounce from the root.

Finally, I love to finish this look with IQ Intelligent Hair Clever Dust. This product is amazing for giving texture and hold without the stiffness of a finishing spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for most women. It is perfect for round faces as the hair being gradually longer around the face helps soften and lengthen. The great thing about this style is that when blow dried straight, the layers help the style fall straight into place without loads of time, which the majority of people don’t have spare in the morning. Even when time isn’t an issue, being able to transform the straight look into a bouncy curled style gives lots of versatility.

This style suits both thin and thick hair, although I would recommend a slightly longer cut on naturally curly hair. This length is more suitable for naturally straight and wavy hair.

Customizable Textured Lob

Customizable Textured Lob hairstyleInstagram @karidoesmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Kari Pace
Hairstylist @ Earth Head Salon in Rogers, AR


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

This is a textured lob (long bob). What I love about it is that it’s totally customizable to each client. My edgier clients like more of a steeper angle from the back to front and maybe a little asymmetry, but this cut can also go very conservative as well. I almost always reach for my razor to execute this cut to keep lots of softness and movement through the layers.

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

To recreate this look, I recommend that my clients do a rough dry after spraying a blow dry primer through the hair. I like the Davines Your Hair Assistant blow dry primer. Concentrate the air flow at the crown of the head and blow it forward.

Once totally dry, I recommend a spray heat protectant (I like Joico Ironclad) before using a wand, curling iron or flat iron to create some messy curls. I don’t like to dictate exactly what tool to use because I believe you can achieve the same look a variety of ways. It all comes down to what you feel most comfortable with. I do highly encourage experimentation!

Alternating the direction of the curls will create a more beachy/messy look. Leave the ends out or piece out the ends and use a flat iron after curling to create some more texture. Once the whole head is curled and the curls have cooled, use a wide tooth comb or the fingers to break everything up. I use a texture spray like Joico Hair Shake or Joico Dry Spray Wax to give some texture and volume. Finish with a hairspray for extra hold (I like Bedhead Masterpiece) and you’re done!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is great for a variety of clients. It’s a great in between cut for clients that are working on growing out their hair, but want to maintain a shape and style during the growout phase. It’s also a great stepping stone to a shorter cut if a client is unsure about making a big chop!

Because this style has a lot of texture and layering, it’s perfect for fine to medium texture hair because it brings volume to these hair types. This is a great cut for someone that doesn’t want to spend a ton of time styling every day. Once you’ve got it down, the styling process should be 10-15 minutes max, and since it’s more of a messy look, dry shampoo and “next day hair” just add to the look.

It works on a variety of face shapes, but I like it best on round and triangle face shapes to create a balance. Customizing the layers and bangs to each face shape are what make this a great haircut for everyone!

Razor Cut Short Bob

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Gonzales
Hairstylist @ Amanda Gonzales Hair in San Francisco, CA


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

This is a razor cut, short, textured graduated bob with face framing layers. My favorite thing about it is that it’s really a wash and go type of style that’s easy to wear with no fuss. It also looks super cute and put together.

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

For this particular style, I used Kerastase Nectar Thermique heat protection for the blow out and some Bumble and bumble City Swept Spray Wax to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for anyone wanting an easy hairstyle to wear daily. It is a short, chic and polished look for the career woman, mom and college girl. It’s really all about how you wear it!

I recommend getting a haircut every six to eight weeks to maintain the shape of the cut.

Wavy or Straight

Q&A with style creator, Madalena Perillo
Junior Stylist @ David J Witchell in Newtown, PA


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

This look is a soft way of accentuating features and really bringing out the client’s beauty. My favorite part would have to be the versatility of it because it can be worn wavy or straight.

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

I used a mousse to add volume and help hold the curls, as well as an oil (Kerastase) on her ends for shine and manageability. To finish it off, we used a beach wave and shine spray by Oribe. This has just enough hold without the sticky feeling.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Anyone who wants some more structure can really see a difference with this cut. People with wavy to straight hair can really benefit from this cut, especially if their hair is fine. This can really help deceive the eye and make the hair look thicker. This is a really easy and low maintenance cut that is easy to grow out.

Lob With Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Brenda Grigorian
Owner / Cosmetologist @ Be Glamorous Beauty Salon in North Hollywood, CA


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

This look is super trendy right now. I have lots of clients asking for shoulder-length haircuts or lobs because it’s like having shorter hair, but you’re still able to tie it back and create many styles. My favorite thing about this look is that you can still feell sexy and have shorter hair. If your hair looks great, your confidence is too.

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

Different hair textures may need different products, however using It’s a 10 Leave-In Miracle Spray does everything your hair needs. Use a Hot Tools curling iron to create a loose wavy curl. If the curl seems too tight, brush it out and use a product for texture or separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Mostly all ages can wear this look, however the younger teens and high school girls prefer to have side bangs. I like to see what suits each individual best before giving this style to my clients.

Oval shape faces are ideal for any hairstyle, but this look flatters other face shapes as well. For the client who wants to try something new as far as bangs are concerned, stick to whispy or side bangs because heavy bangs are harder to adjust to.

Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob

Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob hairstyleInstagram @marisafactor_

Q&A with style creator, Marisa Copeland
Hairstylist @ Hairendipity Downtown in Louisville, CO


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

I would describe this look as a soft, slightly graduated bob. The model shown actually has curly hair and is able to wear it both curly and straight because of the blended graduation and soft lines.

I think my favorite thing about this shape is how versatile it is! The side-swept bang also gives this shape a diagonal line which causes the eye to move around, therefore helping to balance a rounder shaped face with a shorter style. I also love how it lays right on her collarbone. I always love accentuating those on women!

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

To maintain and recreate this look, I recommend a weightless styling product that delivers medium memory/hold. Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity spray or lotion would be perfect for this. I would also use Body.Builder mousse or Unite Blow & Set styling lotion. Anything that will aid in giving hair a full, smooth look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone with fine to medium hair since shorter styles always help the hair look fuller. Because this shape doesn’t have any harsh lines or angles, I find it also works well with wavy/curly textured girls. Any length between the collarbone and chin are great shapes for people with longer faces. It’s all about finding ways to balance a person’s face shape while highlighting their favorite features. If you want to show off your decollate, then this is a perfect haircut for you! I think wearing these bobs a little longer (as shown in the photo) and softer is a great way for rounder face shapes to pull off this look too.

Lastly, shorter looks are also way easier to maintain. I am wearing my hair in a shorter version of this right now and I find it suits my lifestyle more than longer hair since I am on the go a lot. It cuts down styling time, but is still low maintenance enough for when I need to pull my hair back for workouts. Plus, I think the half up top knot looks super cute on shorter hair!

Shoulder-Length Layers

Shoulder-Length Layers hairstyleInstagram @tamyra_sherman1

Q&A with style creator, Tamyra Benson
Owner / Stylist @ M&S Cuts by Tamyra Sherman in Selma, TX


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

This is a shoulder-length, face framing look with a lot of texture on the ends. The thing I love most about this haircut and style is the layers because they give the hair a lot of movement.

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

I recommend a mousse while hair is wet, and the Chi Spray Shine and Hairspray after the hair is dry.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for women with a round face and thick hair that want to have fun with their hair.

Classic Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Dani Faye Bramlett
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Moods & Attitudes Salon in San Leandro, CA


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

This is a classic long layered cut with a classic blowout.

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

Her hair is very thick and curly, so after I cut her layers with regular shears I went back in with thinning shears to remove weight and add more movement to her cut. Since she is growing out her color, I used Amika Bust Your Brass shampoo and conditioner to help with the tone of her color, along with Amika Velveteen Dream conditioner to help smooth the hair and prepare it for heat styling.

When blowing out curly hair, you want to leave as much moisture in the hair as possible. With her hair still very wet, I put Amika The Wizard Spray and Heat Defense Serum with a tiny bit of Sebastian Taming Elixir on the ends and around the hairline.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for thick, curly hair. Long layers look great on most face shapes, but are great for round faces because the front layers frame the face and create an elongated and slim appearance.

Extremely Versatile Bob

Extremely Versatile Bob hairstyleInstagram @daynadefazio

Q&A with style creator, Dayna DeFazio
Hairstylist @ Gary Charles and Associates in Philadelphia, PA


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

This haircut is very much the trend right now and extremely versatile. It can be styled in a number of ways to achieve various looks. Wavy and tousled, sleek and straight, or curly and bouncy, this haircut is so much fun!

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

This client’s look was achieved with a perfect combination of Amika products. Her hair is medium to thick density with a slight natural wave. We used Bust Your Brass cool blonde shampoo to brighten her hair color and Hydrate conditioner to soften and moisturize.

Next, we primed her hair for an amazing blowout with The Wizard. It fights frizz, reduces blow dry time, and protects against thermal, environmental and even ultra-violet damage. This product is amazing! The last step to achieve this look is to add large, loose waves with a curling iron. I used Un.Done Texture Spray to shake out those luscious locks to what you see here.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Bobs are perfect for almost every hair texture and face shape. That is the beauty of this cut and the reason why it is a perfect classic that continually gets reinvented. This haircut universally fitting for almost every woman. I have created and customized a version of this haircut for women of all ages, occupations and lifestyles.

This particular cut in the photo hits right below the chin and works well with a round or oval face shape. If we take the length a bit shorter and closer to the jawline, it is perfect for a heart or square shape. Adding a slight texture to the ends creates an added softness to the style.

Elegant & Playful Lob

Elegant & Playful Lob hairstyleInstagram @davidmcortese

Q&A with style creator, David Cortese
Hairdresser / Barber @ The Hair Company in Newmarket, ON


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

I would describe this look to be fun, elegant and playful. I have a few favorite things about this look, and the first is the versatility. You can dress this hair up or down for either a fun and relaxed beachy look, or a glamorous red carpet event. It’s really crazy how versatile it can become depending on what is worn or how it’s styled!

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

TEXTURE,TEXTURE,TEXTURE! I love texture products and this look definitely utilizes them. Depending on the hair texture naturally, I like using the Davines Sea Salt Spray on wet hair to help add body and texture or to enhance natural wave.

If the hair is dry, use a curling iron to give just a soft wave, then break them up using Davines Dry Texture Spray. The texture spray is my all time favorite and is definitely a must with these looks.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for anyone who wants a change but doesn’t want to go too short. They something that still gives them enough length to put it up or be fun and easy to style when they wear it down. It looks great on basically every head shape in my opinion, and is definitely a versatile look that many people can pull off.

It works great on many hair textures too, however modifications in length should be something to consider with your stylist during the consultation. I recommend this look for anyone who wants a very versatile and easy look that can be worn elegantly or professionally for the work environment, but also wants their hair to be fun, playful and effortless for nights out.

Subtle Horizontal Graduation

Subtle Horizontal Graduation hairstyleInstagram @damesalonspa

Q&A with style creator, Maggie Dame
Owner @ Dame Salon Spa in DePere, WI


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

This is a long bob with a subtle horizontal graduation.

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

Start by applying Aveda’s Pure Abundance Style Prep from root to end. It is a great volumizing product for fine, limp hair. It also works as a velcro for the additional products to hold on to. Now apply Aveda’s Phomollient fom root to end for maximum volume, shine and style retention.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great look for anyone with long hair hair looking for a fresh alternative look. It is very flattering on a round face shape.

Flattering Textured Lob

Q&A with style creator, Kelly Margaret
Owner / Stylist @ Kelly Margaret Hair Spa in Chicago, IL


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

The infamous “lob” Has quickly become one of my favorite haircuts. It is versatile, completely customizable, and flattering on many different face shapes. The basis of this cut is essentially a long bob. By definition, a bob is a one length haircut cut evenly around the head. This more modern take on the bob makes it so that many people can wear this look while staying true to their personal style, having more flexibility in maintenance level, and accentuating their natural hair texture.

As a hairstylist, this is what I love about this look. I know that a woman with a fuller or more round face can wear it slightly longer in the front to draw her facial shape down a bit and add a beachy/tousled wave to create fullness. The end result is so beautiful!

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

To recreate the look pictured is relatively simple because less is totally more with this haircut. As any good hairstylist will tell you, healthy hair is happy hair, so always start with a good shampoo and conditioner. Salon quality products really do make all the difference. I am a big fan of leave-ins as well. The brand It’s a 10 makes a great ten-in-one treatment that will not only act as a leave-in conditioner, but as a great primer and heat protectant as well.

The style pictured is curled, so after completing your blow dry you can use either a curling wand or iron. Grabbing about one-inch sections, wrap your hair around the curl iron going away from your face. The trick to achieving this “beach wave” look is to keep about one to two inches of your ends straight. Back to where “less is more” comes into play, don’t worry about curling every single hair. Around your face and the top layer is usually enough.

Now it’s time to reach for your favorite finishing oil. I suggest VERB Ghost Oil or Moroccan Oil, then gently run your fingers through your completed look. Ta-Da! I like to finish with a light hold hairspray or a texture spray from Kenra which will leave your hair looking and smelling like AWESOME-NESS!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look really is great on anyone. As I mentioned above you, can customize it to what you need out of a style. As far as shorter haircuts go, this cut really is for someone who “still needs to be able to put it in a ponytail” or “wants something different but doesn’t want to go too short”.

It is perfect for the woman that styles her hair for work every day, but also works really well for the wash and go lady. I believe this look to be fashionable and fun. If or when you decide to grow it out, there isn’t the dreaded growout phase.

I find this look to be the most flattering shorter hair length for round and square face shapes. Most of the length is around the face which creates kind of a security for someone who has never worn her hair shorter as well. Lots of different colors and color techniques look really great with this shape as well, from this fun dusty rose fashion color to a more natural balayage. If you are feeling like in this new season you need a new style, get a textured lob. You won’t regret it!

Bouncy Layers

Bouncy Layers hairstyleInstagram @kristinbellared

Q&A with style creator, Kristin Lamb-Speakman
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Bella Red Salon in Federal Way, WA


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

My favorite thing about this look is all the action around her smile! It looks like a one length haircut, but I put in soft layers so when curled it has bounce and movement. There’s life to it!

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

For styling this look, I recommend a texture spray or salt spray (a little goes a long way!) for grip on wet hair, then blow dry it with your fingers. It it ok to be messy it’s part of the look! To create the waves, curl just the middle of the hair. Don’t roll the iron from ends to to the root. Leave the bottom two to three inches out of the curling iron.

Finish with a dry shampoo sprayed throughout the middle of the hair and finger comb for more separation. No need for hairspray because you don’t want to laquer this look down.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I love a long bob aka “lob”! This haircut is universal and flattering on all face shapes. When I cut this style, I actually use my client’s neckline to determine length, and that’s what makes it so flattering. It’s customized for the individual.

Fluid Waves

Q&A with style creator, Krista Varnum
Apprentice @ Mane Stay Hair Studio in Petersburg, FL


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

These are fluid waves. I love this look for its versatility and practicality. It complements the individual’s style and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

You can wear these waves with jeans and a tee for a relaxed vibe, or with your favorite dress for date night. There is no end to the number of combinations!

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

If starting with freshly washed hair, I highly recommend Davines Oi Milk and Oi Oil for the blow dry. These products are lightweight but buildable, depending on the hair type. They also provide detangling properties, heat protection and shine. You’ll get a nice clean finish that preps the hair for hot tools.

This next step works for second-day hair too. Recently, I’m favoring the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium 1 1/4-inch curling iron for styling our guests. I alternate the curl pattern as I work around the head to create dimension and variation within the hair, but I always curl the front pieces away from the face. Finishing the look with Davines Dry Texture Spray is the key here. It’s not sticky at all, but it gives the hair grip, adds volume, and keeps the waves loose. I would consider it a hybrid of a dry shampoo and a light hairspray. I’ll spray the hair generously before breaking up the curls into fluid waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Any client can achieve this look as long as they are willing to put in the work. A smooth blowout and styling with hot tools takes some time, but it gives an effortless but stylish appearance. It’s very flattering and can even soften the look of a strong facial structure. The waves can work with layered or blunt haircuts, but you need at least chin-length hair to get this effect.

Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Weeks
Hair Artist / Redken Certified Colorist @ Freelance Salon in San Diego, CA


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

This cut is a long textured or piecy bob. I love it because its a cut that looks polished and put together while keeping a soft and natural sexy vibe. I dig the way it looks straight and with waves.

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

I always use a smoothing creme like Pureoplogy’s Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Creme in damp hair. After blow drying, I used Moveability, a fantastic pomade to tame any frizzies and adding to the piecy texture. I finished it off with Shine Flash from Redken to create a natural looking shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This technique is best for medium to thick, straight to wavy hair. It looks amazing on people with fuller face shapes, although it can be adapted by changing the face framing layers and adding color to accentuate any face shape.

Glamour Bangs

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 BangsStyle 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

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 ringletsStyle by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermillion, OH
Wave Excellence Long Wavy Casual Hairstyle - Side ViewStyle 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

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 FacseStyle 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

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 StyleStyle by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Vanilla Swirl Effortless Curls Round Faces - Side ViewStyle 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

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 LayersStyle by Jordan Schaefer, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Short Hairstyle for Round Face with Layers Back ViewStyle 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

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 FacesStyle 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

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 FringeStyle 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

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 BangStyle by Terry, Barbaria Salon, Foster City, CA
Hairstyle with Layers and Side Swept Bang Side ViewStyle 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

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 PonyStyle by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Blonde Side Swept Pony Back ViewStyle 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

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 FringeStyle by Deirdre Clay, Wave Links Hair Studio, Fayetteville, NC
Asymmetrical Hairstyle with Heavy Fringe Side ViewStyle 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

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 ColorStyle by Emily Jackson, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH
ALine Hairstyle with Rich Color Side ViewStyle 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

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 FacesStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA
Sweet and Sassy Short Cropped Haircuts for Round Faces Side ViewStyle 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

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 FaceStyle 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

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 WavesStyle 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

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

Sleek and Simple Sweet Brunette Style for a Round FaceStyle 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

This is a great mid 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 FaceStyle 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

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 FaceStyle 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

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

Parting Ways Deep Brunette Wavy LocksStyle 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

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 FacesStyle by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA
Sleek Haircuts for Round FacesStyle 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

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 FaceStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA
Marilyn Magic Retro Wavy Bob for a Round Face Back ViewStyle 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) and know that you should never feel boxed in with your face shape.

Written by Irene Bredthauer, Shannel Mariano, Carly Bowers, Renee Summa