Bangs for Round Face Shapes: 21 Flattering Haircuts

Bangs for a round face

Bangs for round face shapes can make the face look slimmer. Bangs for round faces 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 in choosing what’s best for your round face. If you have a round face, bangs can either hide it or show it off. 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 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 every morning should be in your routine.

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

Long Side Bangs

long side bangs for women with round face
Instagram @erickinvisible

Make these long side bangs your wash-and-go shag style. 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.

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Long Shag with Feathered Bangs

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

This long shag with feathered bangs is beautiful. Wispy bangs on a round face that hang over the eyebrows is another way to draw less attention to a rounded face. If you want a shaggy look like this, ask your stylist for a razor cut.

Short Hair with Straight Bangs

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

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. This short hair with bangs is so versatile and stylish when matched with a natural ginger color.

Long Hair with Full Bangs

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

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

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?

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.

What’s your best advice?

This is perfect for women that have natural volume.

Rock your natural waves and enhance your cheekbone structure if you have thick hair.

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

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 face shapes, face-framing might not be the best option. Elongating and angling towards facial features might be a better trick.

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?

Middle part bardot bangs on round face shapes are really cute.

The dimensions of the colors, texture, and voluptuousness are gorgeous.

What’s your best advice?

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

Girls who feel their face shape is round, should try a curtain fringe to frame and make your shape more oval.

Heavy Bangs

heavy bangs for woman with chubby face
Instagram @looks_by_autumn

Heavy bangs are 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. Heavy bangs also complement big, blue eyes.

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?

These long side swept bangs + angled bob is also known as a stacked bob.

It’s a flattering bob, no matter the angle!

When considering a bob for a round face with bangs, 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 change the look.

Regardless if you are trying to open or close up your facial features or not.

What’s your best advice?

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

A classic bob is an off-the-shoulder haircut.

So keeping your hair at shoulder-length or longer won’t give you the same look.

I’ve seen bobs cut on thick, thin, straight, and even curly hair!

If you do not want to commit to bangs, a longer side-swept can be a subtle change.

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?

These asymmetrical bangs are edgy on this asymmetrical lob.

It has a lot of texture throughout, but blunt lines through the perimeter.

This creates an ability to have multiple looks with one haircut.

What’s your best advice?

Asymmetrical bangs have a bit of maintenance.

So if you’re looking for a wash and go style, this may not be the cut for you.

However, if you’re a girl with a round face who loves the wild side and you have a bit of time with your hair in the morning, try these bangs.

Soft Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair

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


How would you describe this?

This long haircut with soft curtain bangs with round face contours is laid back, natural, and tousled.

With all the layers and fringe it’s easily worn no matter which way it’s styled!

What’s your best advice?

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

This long haircut with bangs is flattering on ladies with round faces who feel like they can’t do a full fringe. It adds character to your haircut and to your face.

Be confident and rock those curtain bangs!

Pixie Cut with Short Bangs

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

A pixie cut with short bangs is one of those short haircuts that is 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.

Q&A with style creator, Natalie Morrow
Aveda Stylist / Colorist @ Leading Edge Salon in Santa Rosa, CA


How would you describe this?

This heavily textured pixie cut with short bangs that uses different contrasting textures.

There is chunky texture throughout the bangs. They combine with the top soft feathery pieces on top.

What’s your best advice?

Any woman can rock a pixie cut, just be mindful of the fringe area with your face shape. Fringe for round face types can be very appealing.

Bangs on round face shape should have some volume through the top.

Just keep the sides flatter to help elongate the face.

Cute Bob with Baby Bangs

bob with baby bangs for fatter faces
Instagram @jcastillohair

Cute bobs with baby bangs for round faces are a soft and stylish way to frame your face. Thus, this shag is the inspiration for a round face! It’s a jaw-length bob with bangs and layers that accentuate the jawline and cheekbones. A textured and cute bob with baby bangs like this is in, so don’t waste time about getting serious about this cut.

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 shapes. In case your natural dark ginger hair needs a bit of glow, mist a shine spray to work wonders.

Brow Skimming Bangs

brow skimming bangs for round faces
Instagram @hairmettle

Brow-skimming bangs are an excellent option when wanting to accentuate the eye color. The fringe works wonders with most haircuts—whether it’s a short or a long chop. It’s one of the perfect types of bangs for round face shape.

Round Shaped Bangs

rounded shaped bangs for women with round face
Instagram @sarahgossetthair

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

Beautiful Long Bangs and Layers

long bangs and layers for rounded face
Instagram @hairlife_by_genai

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.

Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair

bangs for thin hair and round faces
Instagram @ashdoescolor

A sweet, soft shag with flattering bangs for thin hair. The thin 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

shaggy bob with blunt bangs for a round face
Instagram @remeccahair

The shaggy bob with blunt bangs is a great option for round faces. Style the haircut with waves and achieve a classic beauty. The movement, especially around the face, frames facial features. It will make the face appear narrower than before.

Q&A with style creator, Rebecca King
Balayage Specialist @ RCNQ Hair Salon in Manchester, UK


How would you describe this?

This shaggy bob with blunt bangs is a classic french bob that’s Parisienne Chic. This bob with bangs is perfect for women with round faces.

What’s your best advice?

This shaggy bob is perfect for that get up and go cool girl style. It’s low maintenance and forever timeless!
Ask your stylist for a soft sun kissed balayage towards the ends of your hair and a wavy textured bob. Style using a wand for polished waves. Or wash and scrunch to enhance your natural movement and texture. Use a dry texture spray to finish!

Curly Bangs for Curly Hair

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

Q&A with style creator, Erika St. Pierre
Licensed Hair & Makeup Artist @ La Morena Maine in Portland, ME


How would you describe this?

Curly bangs for curly hair? Yes, please! This curly bob with round layers and bangs features framing pieces for a round face.

What’s your best advice?

This cut is great for any woman with natural wave or curl. This was styled with a curl cream applied on wet hair and scrunched. Then left to air dry or diffuse. This is a low maintenance hairstyle that grows out well when the layers are balanced and blended.

Light and Wispy Bangs on Long Hair

light and wispy bangs on long hair and round faces
Instagram @lizmariehair

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