Bangs for Round Face Shapes: 53 Flattering Haircuts

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Shoulder-grazing hair with choppy See-Through Bangs for Round Face Shapes with Dark Brown Hair
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#1: Choppy See-Through Bangs

This hairstyle is perfect for you with a round face shape or chubby cheeks. The shoulder-grazing length with choppy see-through bangs frames your face beautifully. It creates a fresh and stylish look. Ask your stylist for long layers complementing your hair type and face shape to keep your ha. They should start around your chin. It will help to elongate your face and give you more definition. To style, use a medium round brush and a hairdryer to create movement and body. Finish with a light spritz of hairspray to keep your look in place all day.

Teal Blue Fringe on a Mullet for Round Faces
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#2: Teal Blue Fringe on a Mullet

For those seeking a daring and unique twist on the classic mullet cut, consider a bold teal blue fringe on a mullet. This style plays with hair texture and color for an eye-catching look. It’s perfect for those who desire something different. It’s important to balance out the heavier fringe with shorter layers on the sides and back to get this look. Avoid keeping your hair too heavy if you want a weightless look. A skilled stylist can advise on where to place the fringe to flatter the face shape.

Silky Straight Hair with Fringe for Round Faces and for women with medium-length hair
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#3: Silky Straight Hair with Fringe

The best way to add movement and wave to your straight hair is with a razor cut. This will carve out petals in the hair if done properly, giving way to natural bends in the hair shape.

#4: Two-Toned Layered Cut with See-Through Bangs

A two-toned layered cut with see-through bangs is a great way to draw attention away from face shapes. Especially shapes that are round. The layered cut will frame and soften the cheekbones, creating a flattering silhouette. Ask your stylist to add choppy layers around the face and longer layers at the back for balance. Use a texture spray for separation in the bangs and definition in layers as needed. Finish off with a light hairspray for hold.

Long Swoopy Bangs on Medium-Cut Dark Blonde Hair and Women with Chubby Cheeks
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#5: Long Swoopy Bangs on Dark Blonde Hair

A long swooped bang on dark blonde hair is beautiful. Part your hair in the middle for your face shape to be balanced if you are round, oval, or pear-shaped. Pair with curtain bangs at the cheekbones to highlight your eyes and create a focal point.

#6: Bendy Shag Cut

Have you heard of a bendy shag haircut? You can ask your stylist to carve in movement with a razor if you have fine, straight hair. It will help to make your hair bend and wave naturally. Opt for a shag with bangs to frame the eyes and face. Create this look on towel-dried hair and add curl-enhancing cream. Try TIGI Catwalk BLUE Curls Rock Amplifier.

Straight See-Through Bangs for Medium Layered Hair for Rounder Face Shapes
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#7: Straight See-Through Bangs for Medium-Layered Hair

Try a straight medium layered haircut with see-through bangs. If you feel like adding movement and texture to your hair, get medium-length layers. Finish off with a curling iron or a round brush blow out with a 1-1/2 inch brush.

#8: Medium Jagged Layers and Piece-y Bangs

Go for a medium-length jagged layered cut with piece-y bangs. This style is great for fine hair. Go for piece-y bangs if you want a little shape around your face to create an oval shape. It’s a good idea to cut bangs dry and establish the real length, especially if it’s your first time getting bangs.

Two-Toned Medium-Length Choppy Shag with Bangs for Young Women's Round Face Shapes
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#9: Two-Toned Straight Choppy Shag with Bangs

One of the hottest looks for young women with round faces is the two-toned, straight shag with bangs. I’d recommend this style to bring out your eyes and add an edge to your look. When styling, use a volumizing spray and a round brush to create volume at the crown and a bit of texture. You can also use a curling iron to give it more movement and make it look more modern. This come-back style of the 60s and 70s has the perfect balance of funk and poise to make you look and feel great!

#10: Fluffy Curls and Bangs for Collarbone-Length Hair

Fluffy curls and bangs for collarbone-length hair perfectly match round faces. This style will help to make a face appear thinner visually, like this. With the right cut and styling techniques, these curls can be shaped in a way that flatters your face. For best results, use curling irons that suit your hair type. Or try using velcro rollers overnight before styling in the morning with hairspray. Choosing products specifically designed for curly/wavy hair is also important. I recommend Davines Love Curl Cream. It provides softness and definition without weighing down your locks!

Jaw-Length Graduated French Bob with Thick Bangs for Women's Round Face and Dense Hair

#11: Graduated French Bob with Thick Bangs

Ask for a graduated French bob with thick bangs. Deciding to go short is easy if you find the right stylist to help shape your face. A variety of layering techniques will change your style depending on your personality. Amp up the volume with graduated layers around the perimeter if you have a rounder jawline.

Mid-Length Brunette Shag with Light Bangs for Plus Size Women

#12: Brunette Shag with Light Bangs

A mid-length shag with light bangs is a great option for plus-size women to make their faces less rounded. Adding layers will create an illusion of slimming your face. The light bangs are perfect for framing and softening your features. Styling this look requires minimal effort. Just blow dry using a round brush and finish with shine spray. If you want to look more dressed, use a large barrel curling iron to give your hair some waves. Try the John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon® Touch-Up Crème. It’s perfect for keeping flyaways at bay without making your locks sticky or heavy.

Messy Razor Cut and Jagged Bangs for Collarbone-Grazing Hair and Round Faces
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#13: Messy Razor Cut Hair with Jagged Bangs

Opt for a messy razor cut with jagged bangs. Fuller bangs look great with added texture and help your face shape look more oval. And this is what a hairstylist will aim to do for your look. Having more shaggy layers slims down the hair. It creates movement and petals to show off or create more waves to the hair. A razor cut will give you the best effect.

Shoulder-Length Curly Cut with a Fringe for Full Face Shapes
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#14: Shoulder-Length Curly Cut with a Fringe

A shoulder-length curly cut with a fringe is a great choice for full-face shapes. It can help add definition to the shape of your forehead. Plus, it can draw attention away from the rounder shape of your face. This look will work best on thicker, naturally curly hair types. However, those with straight or wavy hair could use some styling products to create this look. When styling the fringe, keep it off-center and more voluminous around the temples for an added touch.

Jagged Bangs for Round Bobbed Hair on Round-Shaped Faces
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#15: Jagged Bangs for Round-Bobbed Hair

Sleek and wispy, these bangs help make your face look narrower without cutting off too much length. For best results, opt for an asymmetrical shape when styling. This will frame your face nicely and draw attention away from any areas you want to hide. Use a flat iron or curling wand to give your hair some movement and texture. Finish with a light hold hairspray to keep your sleek bangs in place. Try Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray.

Classic Bangs for Black Medium-Length Hair and Round-Shaped Faces with Glasses
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#16: Classic Bangs for Black Medium-Length Hair

Enhance your style with classic bangs for black medium-length hair. Adding a bang to your shape could be to change things up. But it also is a great choice to balance out your facial features. If you want to make your face appear smaller, try a simple fringe, and you’ll also appear younger. Have your stylist start with a small triangular section, and you’ll be ready. Ensure you don’t rotate your round brush too much when drying, and you’ll avoid looking dated.

Center Part Bangs and Long Tousled Waves to Frame Rounder Face Shapes
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#17: Center Part Bangs and Long Tousled Waves

Try center-parted bangs along with long tousled waves for rounder face shapes. It helps to create an illusion that elongates the face. To get the most natural look, your hairstylist will cut the bangs to follow your face’s shape. When styling, use a curling wand or a large barrel curling iron. Both create soft waves and finish with hairspray to keep the style in place.

Airy Bangs with Soft Feathery Layers for Fuller Face Shapes
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#18: Airy Bangs with Soft Feathery Layers

If you want a hairstyle for round face shapes, consider airy bangs with soft, feathery layers. This style will slim down your face shape and bring attention to the eyes. This is because it creates the illusion of length and width. To get the most out of this look, have your bangs cut slightly shorter in the very middle. Have a longer fringe as you come to the edges, blending into your layers. The feathery layers should be cut around the sides and back of your head. To style, your hair, use a volumizing mousse and a round brush to create volume.

Long Bangs and Layers Hairstyle for Rounded Face
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#19: Beautiful Long Bangs and Layers

These beautiful long bangs and layers make a perfect combination. Both offer a stunning result, versatile to straight and wavy styles. Long bangs and long layers create an excellent haircut for women with chubby faces and fine hair.

Piecey Bangs and Subtle Layers on Medium, Dark Hair and Rounder Faces
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#20: Piecey Bangs and Subtle Layers on Medium Hair

I’ve always loved piecey bangs and subtle layers on medium to dark hair. It adds just the right amount of depth and texture to enhance the face’s natural shape. It can be flattering on round faces because it creates a longer-looking face shape. The longer strands around your face add volume to the top of the head to elongate. To style this look, use a flat iron to create waves and flips in the pieces of the bangs. Use a round brush to add volume and movement to the layers. Finish off with a flexible-hold hairspray for a long-lasting style.

Diffused Curls with Razor Cut Fringe on long slightly curly hair for round faces
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#21: Diffused Curls with Razor Cut Fringe

Diffused curls with razor-cut fringe are a great way to add structure to long, slightly curly hair. The fringe helps create angles that draw attention away from the fullness of your cheeks. Use a diffuser on your curls for added volume and texture for the best results. Then, lightly texturize the ends of your bangs. Use thinning shears or an electric clipper guard comb.

Wispy Layers and Bangs and curtain bangs on long hair with pops of pink highlights at the ends for round faces

#22: Wispy Layers and Bangs

Try a layered haircut with bangs to make the most of your round face shape. The right combination of wispy layers and bangs can be extremely flattering. Add curtain bangs for a modern yet soft look that draws attention to your eyes. Consider adding pops of pink highlights for a youthful look.

Chest-length Layered Cut and Long Curtain Fringe for Round Faces

#23: Chest-Length Layered Cut and Long Curtain Fringe

Try this stunning chest-length layered cut and long curtain fringe. This style frames the face beautifully and works best on medium to thick hair types. Face-framing layers flatter round faces due to their angular silhouette. Create soft curls or tousled waves using heated styling tools to flaunt this cut. For optimal results, use a heat protectant. Try TRESemme Thermal Creations Leave-In Heat Tamer before styling. Finish off your look with a strong-hold hairspray for all-day wear!

Beautiful Dark Mid-Length Hair with Blonde Bangs for Round Faces

#24: Beautiful Dark Mid-Length Hair with Blonde Bangs

Get beautiful dark mid-length hair with blonde bangs if you want more texture and movement. The layers add a lot of body and volume even if you let your hair air dry. Be aware, however, that you might need to style your fringe regularly.

Choppy Curtain Bangs for Round Face Shapes
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#25: Choppy Curtain Bangs

If you’re bored with your bangs or trying bangs for the first time in a long time, try these choppy curtain bangs. They have been a hit and don’t seem to go anywhere soon. I suggest pairing them with a full shag haircut for their full effect!

Trendy Long Pixie with Swoop Bangs for Round Faces
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#26: Trendy Long Pixie with Swoop Bangs

Swoop bangs are another bang style to try. Face-framing might not be the best option when considering bangs. Elongating and angling toward facial features might be a better trick.

#27: Full Choppy Bangs

If you want to shape your round face with long hair, try a long shag with wispy bangs; round face shapes, love. The textured layers will push your hair inward, narrowing your face width. It’s better if your fringe is wispy so you don’t shorten your forehead. Doing so can give you a smaller face appearance. Ask your stylist for their recommendations on the bang length to best suit your face shape.

#28: Cute Mid-Length Chop with Micro Bangs

If you want to slim your round face, a cute mid-length chop with micro bangs will do the trick. Your best bet is to keep your bangs thicker and more arched towards the ends. Some longer pieces around your face can help you look slimmer for a beautiful appearance.

Stylish Razor Cut Shag with Choppy Fringe for Round Faces
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#29: Stylish Razor Cut Shag with Choppy Fringe

A razor-cut shag with choppy fringe is the perfect modern bangs haircut that needs an easy style. You’ll want to find a stylist experienced in razor cutting to get the perfect shape. Razor shags typically grow out easily and find many cute shapes.

#30: Voluminous Curls with Bangs

Voluminous curls with bangs are an easy day-to-day style but a very high-maintenance style. This hairstyle is great for any curl type, as it helps to create a lighter, fuller effect. Shorter curly hair with bangs will require regular trims. Very small growouts are extremely noticeable in styles like these.

#31: Sweet Bottleneck Bangs

Slim down your face instantly with bottleneck bangs. Bottleneck bangs are wispy and light and are great at giving the face softness. These bangs also can be customized to any face shape. To style, use a flat brush to smooth and give some volume.

Simple long side bangs for women with round face
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#32: Simple Long Side Bangs

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

Messy Textured Bangs for Round Faces
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#33: Messy Textured Bangs

Try textured bangs to add structure to your upper face. Bangs can be uncertain territory, but texturizing the fringe creates a lighter choppy feel. The uneven length helps balance out a rounder face shape, too.

Cute Long Shag with Feathered Bangs for a round face
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#34: Cute Long Shag with Feathered Bangs

A long shag with feathered bangs is beautiful. Wispy bangs on a round face that hang over the eyebrows are another way to draw less attention to a rounded face. Ask your stylist for a razor cut, shaggy look if you want.

#35: Short Hair with Straight Bangs

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

#36: Sassy Long Hair with Full Bangs

Long hair with full bangs is a perfect choice to make a round face more oval and elongated. Round-faced women can bet on fringes to make their faces more harmonious and delicate.

Thick bangs on a neck-length bob for round faces
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#37: Thick Bangs on a Neck-Length Bob

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

Feminine Middle Part Bardot Bangs
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#38: Feminine Middle Part Bardot Bangs

Middle part Bardot bangs on round face shapes are really cute. The dimensions of the colors, texture, and voluptuousness are gorgeous. These bangs for chubby face shapes are for women who like their hair long but stylish without trying so hard. I suggest that girls who feel their face shape is round should try a curtain fringe to frame and make their shape more oval.

#39: Best Bangs for Round Faces: Heavy Bangs

Heavy bangs are classic and versatile for any hairstyle. It’s a long haircut with layers that elongate round facial shapes when worn down. The soft layers around the face will break up any roundness of the face that most women fear.

Long Side-Swept Bangs + Angled Bob
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#40: Long Side-Swept Bangs + Angled Bob

These long side swept bangs + angled bob is also known as a stacked bob. When considering a bob for a round face with bangs, it’s important to look from the front, side, and back. A longer side bang on a bob can change the look, regardless of whether you are trying to open or close up your facial features.

Unique Asymmetrical Bangs for Women with Round Faces
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#41: Unique Asymmetrical Bangs

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

#42: Soft Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair

A long haircut with soft curtain bangs contours is laid back, natural, and tousled. With all the layers and fringe, it’s easily worn no matter which way it’s styled. I recommend you invest in great hair wax or texture wax to add texture and body to the bangs and layers. A long haircut with bangs is flattering for those who feel like they can’t do a full fringe. It adds character to your haircut and the roundness of your face.

pixie cut with short bangs for round face shape
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#43: Pixie Cut with Short Bangs

A pixie cut with short bangs is one of those short haircuts that is both edgy and cute. Look at the black pixie cut with short bangs that complement a round face shape. Styling pixie cuts with bangs is effortless and takes minimal time. You only need a pomade or wax while you run your fingers through the strands. A heavily textured pixie cut with short bangs uses different contrasting textures. There is a chunky texture throughout the bangs.

Bob with baby bangs for fatter faces
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#44: Cute Bob with Baby Bangs

A cute bob with baby bangs accentuates the jawline and gives strong contour lines on your face. Bangs can create a super modern and sophisticated appearance to any haircut style.

#45: Cutest Baby Bangs on Straight Hair

Baby bangs on straight hair are the best for round face shapes. They work best on straight hair as they require some styling maintenance. The shorter bangs open up your face, giving an elongated effect.

Brow-Skimming Bangs for Round Face Shapes
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#46: Brow-Skimming Bangs

Brow-skimming bangs are an excellent option when wanting to accentuate eye color. The fringe works wonders with most haircuts—whether it’s a short or a long chop.

#47: Round Shaped Bangs

Round-shaped bangs on a longer shoulder-grazing cut flatter and soften round facial features. Full-bodies bangs like these work best on dense hair. Pull it off with a stunning silver blonde shade for extra glam.

#48: Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair

Flattering bangs for thin hair is attainable if you avoid a heavy bang. Instead, ask your stylist for long layers or wispy angles to frame your face well. Ask your stylist to avoid bluntly cut ends for thin bangs.

Trendsetting shaggy bob with blunt bangs for a round face
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#49: Trendsetting Shaggy Bob with Blunt Bangs

The shaggy bob with blunt bangs is a great option for round faces. Style the haircut with waves and achieve classic beauty. The movement, especially around the face, frames facial features. It will make a face appear narrower than before. A shaggy bob is perfect for that get-up-and-go ‘cool girl’ style. It’s low-maintenance and forever timeless! If you’re not too particular about the bluntness of the bangs, ask for rounded bangs instead.

#50: Beautiful Curly Bangs for Curly Hair

These curly bangs for curly hair create a super cute, rocking hairstyle. The shaggy styles of the ’70s inspire curly hair with bangs. Its curled fringe boosts the shape and texture of the hair trend. Women with round faces will love it, for sure!

light and wispy bangs on long hair and round faces
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#51: Light and Wispy Bangs on Long Hair

Light and wispy bangs on long hair look gentle and cute. They are considered the best bangs to frame a round face shape. This kind of fringe softens rounder facial features. And if you have long layers you like to show off, waves do the job well.

Effortless curly mullet with short bangs
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#52: Effortless Curly Mullet with Short Bangs

A mullet style for curly hair with short bangs is all the rage. This cut will grow effortlessly with very short layers in the crown area and baby bangs in the front. Texture galore will allow your curly hair to achieve the most volume while maintaining the length in the back. Styling for this one is great for the get-it-and-go girls. Add some leave-in conditioner to your locks, and you’re on your way.

#53: Curved Bangs

Curved bangs shape the face in a nice way. Bangs are a bit high maintenance but worth it! Talk to your stylist about everything that comes with bangs before taking the risk.

Bangs! You either love or hate them. Finding the right bangs for various face shapes can be daunting, especially if your face is rounder. Bangs for round face shapes look good and can make a face look slimmer. They create opportunities for various women’s hairstyles that help to hide softer jawlines and chubby cheekbones. If your face is round, opt for fringe that will help your face look longer or more oval.

Tips for Bangs for Round Faces

With the long list of the types of bangs you can wear, it’s easy to get confused about choosing what’s best for your round face. If you have a round face, bangs can hide or show it off. The number one rule is to avoid straight lines, as these can highlight the fullness of your face. You want bangs that elongate the face shape and hide a small forehead.

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 on celebrities like 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 for round face shapes requires trims every 2-3 weeks. Plus, washing your strands often and styling them every morning will now be a part of your routine.

Before your next hair appointment, check out the sweetest bangs for a round face!