Considering Bangs for Your Round Face? Here are 21 Ideas to Consider

Bangs for a round face

A round face has a wider and software jawline and checks. Adding bangs to a round face can often make your face appear rounder and wider than it really is. The best type of bangs for a round face to appear narrower and slimmer are angled, curved, curtained and side-sept. Here, you’ll see the best hairstyles and haircuts that will flatter round faces.

Tips for Bangs for Round Faces

With the long list of the types of bangs you can wear, it’s easy to get confused in choosing what’s best for your round face. The number one rule is to stay away from straight lines, as these can highlight the fullness of your face. You want to get bangs that elongate the face shape.

Angles are your best friend. Going with thick, side or curtain bangs can make your short face appear longer and slimmer.

See how this trick works amazingly on celebrities Emma Stone, Kirsten Dunst, and Selena Gomez! You can avoid the babyface syndrome once you own the best, flattering bangs for your cute face.

These benefits come with a price. Maintaining the length of your fringe requires trims every 2-3 weeks. Plus, washing your strands often and styling every morning should be in your routine.

Check out these trendy ideas below on how to rock the sweetest bangs for a round face!

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Round Shaped Bangs

Curved Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @oliverstwistsalon

Bangs are great for softening round facial features that you may have. Bodied bangs like these flatter a longer forehead.

Short Hair with Straight Bangs

short hair with straight bangs for a round face
Instagram @christian_cartano_hair

Achieve that classic, flattering look when you go for a short hair with straight bangs! The perimeter accentuates the jawline, perfect for rounded faces like yours. It features straight across bangs that work great on fine tresses, too. This short hair with bangs is so versatile and stylish when matched with a natural ginger color.

Long Side Bangs

long side bangs for women with round face
Instagram @hairwithsuns

Make this gorgeous shag your wash-and-go look. It offers chic long side bangs for round face shapes, which go very well with the chop’s layers. Ask for a mid-length cut with dark-rooted beige blonde shade to suit both your face shape and fine locks.

Long Shag with Feathered Bangs

Long Shag with Feathered Bangs for a round face
Instagram @accomando

Wispy bangs on a round face that hang over the eyebrows is another way to draw less attention to a rounded face. For a shaggy look like this, ask your stylist for a razor cut.

Long Hair with Full Bangs

Long Hair with Full Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @myhairchaos

Long hair can give round-faced women a slimming effect, as long as your hair density is thick enough. Full bangs can make a round face more oval and elongated.

Beautiful Long Bangs and Layers

Long Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @drawingout

Long bangs with long layers is a great way haircut for women with round faces and fine hair.

Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair

bangs for thin hair and round faces
Instagram @ashdoescolor

A sweet, soft shag with flattering bangs for thin hair of yours! The bangs flatter women with round faces. And with lots of layers and texture in this mid-length chop, your dark locks will look fuller.

Shaggy Bob with Blunt Bangs

Blunt Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @kevinjamespierce

Blunt bangs are risky for round faces yet with the right cut and styling, it can complement the face shape. The layering around the shorter cut frames the face and makes it appear narrower.

Long Pixie with Swoop Bangs

Swoop Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @tori_avante

Swoop bangs are another type of bangs to try. When considering bangs for round faces, face-framing might not be the best option. Elongating and angling towards facial features might be a better trick.

Long Side-Swept Bangs + Angled Bob

Long Side-Swept Bangs + Angled Bob
Instagram @yorkhair_

Q&A with style creator, Sylvia York
Stylist @ Red Dahlia Salon in Senoia, GA

How would you describe this look?

This is a gorgeous stacked bob with side-swept bangs. It’s a flattering bob, no matter the angle!

When consider a bob for a round face, it is important to look from not only the front but also from either side and the back. A longer side bang on a bob can totally change the look, regardless if you are trying to open or close up you’re facial features or not.

The best thing about bobs is that they are customizable! Not one person’s head or face shape is identical to another, so I am thankful to have learned how to modify a bob specific to each individual who sits in my chair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Decide whether or not you are okay with your hair being shorter than your shoulders.

Since a classic bob is an off the shoulder haircut, keeping your hair at shoulder length or longer will not give you the same look. However, anyone can have a variation of this haircut! It’s such a great classic style that will always be a trend.

I’ve seen bobs cut on thick, thin, straight, and even curly hair! T

To style this look, you can use the flat iron if the ends need a little extra heat to seal them, that way you’ll still have some volume. If you are someone who already has a bob, try adding in bangs to change up the haircut.

If you do not want to commit to bangs, a longer side-swept can be a subtle change. Do not let a haircut scare you, it will always grow back!

Thick Bangs on a Neck Length Bob

Thick Bangs on a Neck Length Bob
Instagram @donna.hairpdx

Q&A with style creator, Donna Malva
Hairstylist @ Malva House of Hair in Tualatin, OR

How would you describe this look?

This is a one-length haircut with thick bangs and with a little bit of an undercut. This hairstyle is great for women with round faces who want to wear there hair’s natural waves and texture. The blunt bangs give an edgy vibe.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is great for women that have natural volume and wants to rock their natural waves and enhance their cheekbone structure.

To style, add Oribe’s thick dry finishing spray and Oribe mate wave cream to give it the cool boho bob look.

Soft Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Liz Guggisberg
Hairstylist @ Parlor B in Millersburg, OH

How would you describe this look?

This long haircut with soft curtain bangs is laid back, natural, and tousled. My favorite thing about this look is that with all of the layer and fringe it is easily worn no matter what way it is styled!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Invest in great hair wax or texture wax to add texture and body to the bangs and layers.

This long haircut with bangs is extremely flattering on ladies with round faces who feel like they cannot necessarily do a full fringe. It adds character to your haircut and to your face. Be confident and rock those curtain bangs!

Curly Bangs for Curly Hair

Perfect Bangs for Curly Hair
Instagram @hqmobilesalon

Q&A with style creator, William Dickey
Hairstylist / Operator @ HeadQuarters Salon in San Antonio, TX

How would you describe this look?

This cut is a mix of modern and retro that is Inspired by the shaggy styles of the ’70s. My favorite thing about this curly hair with bangs style is that everything works together.

The fringe being a part of the layers help distribute the volume and the curls around the shape. This is a great way to avoid to much bulk or width that can be created by the shortest layer which women round faces and curly hair often feel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is great for wavy to curly hair that is worn natural.

When styling natural hair one of the most important factors is considering is humidity. When there is a lot of humidity use a lot of product.

To style, start with a curl creme to prep the curl then followed with a liquid gel to twist set the hair. Very the section size and direction to give a more natural look.

Light and Wispy Bangs on Long HairBaby Bangs on Straight Hair

bangs on long hair for round faces
Instagram @pinupsalonloganville

Bangs for round faces should elongate and create angles to make the face shape appear longer than wider. Thank goodness—these light and wispy bangs on long hair do the magic. This kind of fringe can soften rounder facial features. Match it with a beige blonde shade, then jazz it up with subtle waves to show off some layers.

Middle Part Bardot Bangs

Middle Part Bardot Bangs
Instagram @thikhoanguyen

Q&A with style creator, Thi K Nguyen
Artistic Director @ W Salon in Honolulu, Hawaii

How would you describe this look?

This is a cute long wavy hairstyle with middle part Bardot bangs. The dimensions of the colors, texture, and voluptuousness are gorgeous

Any advice for someone considering it?

These bangs for round faces for women that like their hair long but stylish without trying so hard.

A curtain fringe is great for girls feels her face shape is round because it frames and makes the shape more oval.

Heavy Bangs

heavy bangs for woman with chubby face
Instagram @looks_by_autumn

Super classic and versatile to any hairstyles! It’s a long haircut with layers that elongates round facial shapes when worn down. The soft layers around the face will break up any roundness of the face that most women fear. It also offers heavy bangs to complement big, blue eyes.

Pixie Cut with Short Bangs

pixie cut with short bangs for round face shape
Instagram @natjtmhair

Short haircuts can be both edgy and cute. Look at this black pixie cut with short bangs that complements a round face shape. The texture on the top gives these round face bangs an emphasis. Styling pixie cuts with bangs is effortless and takes minimal time. All you need is a pomade or wax while you run your fingers through the strands.

Baby Bangs on Straight Hair

baby bangs on straight hair with rounded face
Instagram @foxglove_salon

These baby bangs on straight hair are looking sleek and flawless! Complementing the shape of a jaw-length cut, these are the best bangs for round face, too. In case your natural dark ginger hair needs a bit of glow, mist a shine spray to work wonders.

Asymmetrical Bangs

Asymmetrical Bangs
Instagram @stasiartistry

Q&A with style creator, Anastasia Lankford
Licensed Stylist @ Headcase Salon in Wichita, KS

How would you describe this look?

This is an edgy, asymmetrical lob with asymmetrical bangs. It has a lot of texture throughout but blunt lines through the perimeter. This creates an ability to have multiple looks with one haircut.

To style, add texture spray for a fun messy look. Comb your hair and get a sleek bob!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a look that has a bit of maintenance. So if you’re looking for a wash and go style, this may not be a look for you. If you are a girl who loves the wild side and spends a bit of time with your hair in the morning, I’d definitely say, don’t be afraid to be bold! Your hair can make a statement, so don’t be afraid to make it a loud one!

Brow Skimming Bangs

brow skimming bangs for fat face
Instagram @jazzyyfreshhair

One of the perfect types of bangs for a round face shape! If you’re the kind of a stunner who has wide cheekbones, consider these brow-skimming bangs now. This fringe goes well with a textured shoulder-length lob, giving the cut a more youthful feel. To recreate this style, use a curling wand for easier control.

Cute Bob with Baby Bangs

bob with baby bangs for fatter faces
Instagram @jcastillohair

Cute bobs with bangs for round faces are a really soft and stylish way to frame your face. Thus, this shag is a great option! It’s a jaw-length bob with bangs and layers that accentuate the jawline and cheekbones. A perfect cut for your fine, golden bronde tresses, too! A textured and cute bob with baby bangs like this is in, so don’t waste time and achieve such a look.