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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Curved 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.

Messy Short Hair with Bangs

Messy Short Hair with Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @samkanehair

Messy short hair with blunt bangs give margin to rounded faces. Style in waves for texture and create a flattering look that accentuates your face shape even more!

Side Bangs

Side Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @hairbymelissanovak

Angular side bangs throws off the curvature of your rounded cheeks and help your face appear narrower. This particular hairstyle, color, length, and cut will benefit women with shoulder-length hair.

The Perfect Fringe

The Perfect Fringe 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.

Long Bangs

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

Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair and a Round Face
Instagram @leofranckblin

This is definitely a high fashion haircut with its 2-step angle. These wispy bangs flatter women with round faces and long foreheads.

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.

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.

Thick Side-Swept Bangs

Thick Side-Swept Bangs
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

Thick Bangs
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

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!

Perfect 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 for Round Faces

Q&A with style creator, Veronica Solis
Assistant @ Brush Salon in Vancouver, BC


How would you describe this look?

This textured layered cut with light and wispy bangs soften rounder facial features.

A blunt as that would not be suitable for someone with a pear-shaped face. Bangs for round faces should elongate and create angles to make the face shape appear longer than wider.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re looking to try out bangs, wispy ones are the easiest to maintain as opposed to blunt, but they a commitment and must be brushed back and forth with a blow dryer after each wash to maintain shape!

A layered cut can be great for a lot of girls, but keep in mind that the more you shape the face the stronger the enhancement. You can make the face look even more round if you are to face frame directly under the jaw.

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.

Textured Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Kim Whitfield
Color Specialist @ Salon La Vie in Sumter, SC


How would you describe this look?

This look is a modern shag with textured bangs that can soften oval faces.

This haircut is that it can be modified to complement all types of round facial shapes and hair types.

If you’re going for a subtle effect, longer and soft layers are more for you, but if you are feeling adventurous and looking for that edgy feel to amp up your style, then short and shattered layers are perfect for you.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Having bangs gives the illusion of longer lengths all over. I’d also say if you are wanting a change but afraid of losing length this is the perfect option for you!

Soft layers around the face will break up any roundness of the face that most women fear.

You can achieve this style with minimal product. If you’re a mom on the go with little time to spare can throw your hair in a simple bun or pony, mist a bit of texture spray on the bangs. You have a quick & effortless style.

Pixie Cut with Short Bangs

Pixie Cut with Short Bangs
Instagram @hairbycrene

Q&A with style creator, Chelsea Albers
Master Cosmetologist @ 40 Volume Salon & Spa in Savannah, GA


How would you describe this look?

This look is an edgy short pixie cut with short bangs. This haircut has texture that is incorporated throughout.

You can still have some of the lengths on top but keep it more wispy to achieve that edgy look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be prepared to get a trim about every 4-6 weeks to maintain this hairstyle.

With a short pixie haircut on a round face, you want to make sure you are using the correct products to achieve this look.

When styling for a texturized pixie look, use a texturing paste, texturizing spray, and/or a medium hold hair spray.

Best Bangs for Straight Hair

Best Bangs for Straight Hair
Instagram @randa.rivera

Q&A with style creator, Randa Rivera
Hairdresser @ Forma Collective Salon in Denver, CO


How would you describe this look?

This is a classic one length straight bob with bangs. This look is sleek and structured at the same time. Overall it’s a very timeless look that complements women with round shapes and other shapes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle works best for women with straight hair and a fine to medium density.

It’s also for women who are willing to spend some time styling with a flatiron to achieve a smooth sleek finish.

The best products for this hairstyle would be any smoothing or shine serums.

Ladies looking for a bold classic look would be perfect for this cut and style.

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!

Layered Bangs

Layered Bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Douglas Rabenold
Senior Stylist / Image Consultant @ Avante Salon and Spa in West Chester, PA


How would you describe this look?

This is a lob (long bob) with disconnected layers and long layered bangs.

Layered bangs for a round face are great for the versatility and the attention they bring to the eyes regardless of how you wear them!

This look is extremely versatile and can be worn in different ways and with many hair textures. It can be curled in soft waves or worn sleek and straight when blown out and finished with a shine serum. With some texture paste through the ends, you can get a bunch of rock style texture-out of the layers.

Because the layers are just in the crown the ends don’t lose their substance! The bangs can be worn straight across the forehead, as a side swept fringe or center-parted and draped. Also, they look great as they grow out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For styling, add a smoothing balm for the days you want to wear it straight. Add a sea salt texture spray for the days you want to amp up your curl. Add some dry shampoo because everyone should have it. Consider adding a dry paste for when you want to show all the texture in the ends. A shine serum will allow you to lay all those layers down and make it look like a sleek one length haircut!

Cute Bob with Bangs

Q&A with style creators, Colour Technician Chantelle Shelley
and Stylist Karris Harrison @ Burlesque Hair Co in Newport, Caerleon & Usk


How would you describe this look?

Cute bobs with bangs for round faces are a really soft and stylish way to frame your face. Sometimes, a full front fringe can be quite heavy and harsh.

It depends on your desired look. A bob with soft bangs is really popular right now! They are effortlessly pretty!

Any advice for someone considering it?

As long as your bangs are blow-dried, they will fall perfectly into place! Heated irons are not always required if blow dried correctly! When blow-drying, blow dry in the opposite direction of where you would like your bangs to fall, so that would be left to right, then right to left. You want them to fall into the center and then flick away from your face! Especially if you have a cowlick in your fringe or stubborn hair!

For products, use a dry wax spray. KMS products are fabulous as they hold the hair into place without being too sticky like certain hairsprays! You still want them to move!