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

Bangs for round faces are a hairstyling technique that aims to slim, sharpen, and add symmetry and balance to a round face. When done precisely, a personalized fringe can do wonders for your overall look.

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!

Curved Bangs

Curved Bangs for a Round Face
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Bangs are great for softening any harsh features that you may have. Bodied bangs like these flatter your forehead area the most.

Thick Side-Swept Bangs

Thick Side-Swept Bangs
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Q&A with style creator, Sylvia York
Stylist @ Red Dahlia Salon in Senoia, GA

How would you describe this look?

For this look, Selena asked for a classic bob shape with a subtle longer front and short enough in the back to make sure it stayed completely off of her neck.

It’s a flattering bob, no matter the angle! It is important to look at someone from not only the front but also from either side and the back. I love a longer side bang on a bob because it can totally change the look, regardless if you are trying to open or close up someone’s features or not.

My most favorite 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! The best thing about a bob is that basically anyone can wear it. Styling is a breeze when it is cut correctly.

If cut correctly, you can literally rough dry it and go! Bobs can be curled, worn straight or simply just air dried. Lately, I’ve been finger styling with Bumble and Bumble’s new product, Surf Styling Leave-In. It contains UV protectants in case you color your hair. It also detangles, fights frizz, and even conditions! This multi-tasking styler provides all those benefits while also creating beachy waves without any grit.

A great way to use this product is to apply it at night to damp hair, braid your hair, and then sleep on it in order to wake up with instant natural looking beach waves!

If there are a few spots that did not turn out exactly how you expected, just take a curling iron and pop in a few waves around your face. This gives the effortless look that everyone is going for lately. If you are someone who likes to wear your hair smooth and straight, I would recommend round brushing or flat wrapping your hair first.

To finish off the 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! You only live once, so go for it!

Thick Bangs

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


How would you describe this look?

This hair cut is a one length haircut with a little bit of an undercut. This hairstyle is great for me people that want to wear there hair nature waves and texture and the blunt bangs give an edgy vibe which is my favorite part. She has really thick hair so thinning the underneath makes it not look like a triangle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is great for someone that has natural volume and wants to rock their natural waves and enhance their cheekbone structure. I love Oribe 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 look 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. I feel like this style is extremely flattering on someone who feels 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
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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 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 with 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 Mother Nature. In Texas, we deal with heat and humidity, which can make hair frizzy and lack definition. When there is a lot of humidity use a lot of product.

I started with a curl creme to prep the curl then followed with a liquid gel that I used to twist set the hair. I encourage varying 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 wispy bangs was done to really soften her facial features. I stayed away from blunt cutting, 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 people, 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.)

I stayed away from the face frame and kept those layers nice and long because of her pear shaped face.

Middle Part Bardot Bangs

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


How would you describe this look?

This is an effortless, elegant look. My favorite things about it are the dimensions of the colors, texture, and voluptuousness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend these bangs for round faces for guests that like their hair long but stylish without trying so hard. Curtain fringe is great for guest feels her face shape is round because it frames and makes the shape more oval. It is also very much in right now (the Brigitte Bardot look).

I used Kerastase styling products: Nectar Thermique (styling lotion), Elixir Ultime (volumactive spray), Volume in Powder (texture), Serum Therapist (iron protection), and Laque Couture (hairspray).

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 a full but soft face-framing fringe.

My favorite thing about this look is that it can be modified to complement different 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?

I would say go for 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/fullness of the face that most people fear.

You can achieve this style with minimal product. Let’s say a mom on the go with little time to spare can throw her 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
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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. My favorite thing about this haircut is the amount of texture that is incorporated throughout the haircut. She still has some of the lengths on top but we have kept 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 the look. Also with a short pixie look, you want to make sure you are using the correct products to achieve this look. When styling for a texturized pixie look I always say texturing paste, texturizing spray, and/or a medium hold hair spray.

Best Bangs for Straight Hair

Best Bangs for Straight Hair
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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 bob with a full fringe. I love this look because it is sleek and structured at the same time. Overall it’s a very timeless look that complements so many face shapes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Best candidates for this look would be someone with straight hair and a fine to medium density. It’s also for someone willing to spend some time styling with a flatiron to achieve a smooth sleek finish. Best products would be any smoothing or shine serums. Anyone looking for a bold classic look would be perfect for this cut and style.

Asymmetrical Bangs

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


How would you describe this look?

I’d call this look an edgy, 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. Add texture spray – get a fun messy look. Comb your hair and get a sleek bob! The versatility is one of my favorite things about this look, but my favorite is the fringe angle. We decided to cut them shorter on the longer angled side and longer on the shorter side, making a huge statement. We both adored the overall look of texture and angle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Firstly, 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 someone 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!

Messy Short Hair with Bangs

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

Blunt bangs work to give margin to rounded faces. Flavor in the waves for texture and create a flattering look that accentuates your face shape even more!

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 look is a lob (long bob) with disconnected layers and long layered bangs. I love the idea of a layered bang for a round face for the versatility and the attention they bring to the eyes regardless of how you wear them! I love this look because it can work for many hair types and textures. It’s also extremely versatile and can be worn in different ways. 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, one 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. They also create style when her hair is worn up!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This particular client has finer hair which is naturally curly. We chose this look because of its versatility. She can get bored easily so this haircut allows her to explore all these great ways to wear her hair.

My advice is to have fun and use a hair care “wardrobe” of sorts. A smoothing balm for the days you want to wear it straight, a sea salt texture spray for the days you want to amp up your curl, some dry shampoo because everyone should have it, a dry paste for when you want to show all the texture in the ends, and a shine serum which will allow you to lay all those layers down and make it look like a sleek one length haircut!

Also, have a few different styling tools like a flat iron and a 1″ barrel curling iron. Harry Josh makes a great one that can be used as a curling rod too. Have a blast with this look and show all of its different personalities!

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?

This look is a really soft and stylish way to frame your face, as sometimes, a full front fringe can be quite heavy and harsh. It depends on your desired look. Soft bangs are really popular in the salon at the moment! I like that they are effortlessly pretty!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My best advice is to blow dry! As long as your bangs are blow dried, they will fall perfectly into place! Heated irons are not always required if blow dried correctly! My biggest tip for that would be to 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, as 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!

The blow dry will flatten that out. It’s not a long process to do, as it only takes a couple of minutes! I would then use a dry wax spray. We use KMS products and they are fabulous as it holds the hair into place without being too sticky like certain hairsprays! You still want them to move!

Side Bangs

Side Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @hairbymelissanovak

The bangs make an angular cut across the face, shaping it instantly. Good thing it universally complements any hair style, color, length, and cut!

The Perfect Fringe

The Perfect Fringe for a Round Face
Instagram @accomando

Wispy bangs that hang over the eyebrows soften up the face aside from its face-shaping abilities. Also, messier hair helps body the whole head, diminishing the roundness of the face.

Long Hair with Full Bangs

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

Long hair gives a draped look for that slimming effect. Bangs make the face more oval and elongated.

Long Bangs

Long Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @drawingout

Longer layers increases vertical value so your wide, plump cheeks won’t be noticed as much.

Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair

Flattering Bangs for Thin Hair and a Round Face
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Blunt Bangs

Blunt Bangs for a Round Face
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Caesar bangs like these are risky for round faces yet with the right cut and styling, it can complement the face shape and be pulled off marvelously.

Swoop Bangs

Swoop Bangs for a Round Face
Instagram @tori_avante

Bad-ass babe rocks long fringes like these that frames your face. 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.