28 Most Flattering Bob Haircuts for Round Faces

Bob haircuts for round faces

Bob for Wavy Hair and Round FaceA bob cut for a round face hides features such as chubby cheeks. Bobs are the best hairstyle for women with round faces because they naturally elongate face shapes. Combined with the right cutting technique and styling, rounder faces simply diminish with a bob hair cut. The length of a bob varies from short to medium to long. If you’re looking to instantly slim down your face, ask your stylist to cut your hair into a bob. Add bangs and layers to bobs for a rounder face to create a unique, trendy hair style that’s perfect for you!

Bob hairstyles for round faces can be difficult to find. The key to a great cut and style for this face shape is to create the illusion of length by opting for cuts with angles and colors that pop, creating height at the crown, or playing up other features, such as the eyes.

Balancing a round face is all about creating a bob haircut with interesting angles to frame the face. No matter what length you choose, always consider adding a side swept fringe or some type of face-framing layers to complement and personalize your style!

Join me as I walk you through each of these flattering bob haircuts for round faces. You’ll be armed with great photos to show your stylist as well as tutorials to help you get that salon look at home!

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Stunning Shoulder Length Bob for Round Faces

shoulder length bob for round faces
Instagram @hannah.at.virtue

Here’s a stunning shoulder-length bob that makes a classic and trendsetting hairstyle! It’s a perfect lob for round face shape. It draws the attention away from the symmetry and fullness of the face. To avoid flat, straight-looking locks, match it with curls and a side part for instant volume.

Sleek Blonde Bob Haircut

Sleek blonde bob for a round face
Instagram @salonavana

A remarkable blonde bob haircut for any season for round faces! Start with a side part and add some highlights and lowlights onto that straight hair for a dimensional result.

Loveliest Textured Chin-Length Bob Cut

Q&A with style creator, Dora Michell
Hairstylist @ Genesis Hair Boutique in Pembroke Pines, FL

How would you describe this?

This is a textured bob for a round face. If you want to go short the bob is a marvelous solution, especially if you have thin/medium hair. This bob cut for women is easy to manage. It enhances facial features, it’s effortless, and on trend.

What’s your best advice?

Find a reputable stylist that can perform the bob cut for round face to perfection. Have a thorough conversation with your stylist, consider your options. Your hair goals will be determined by your hair’s density, color (yes color plays a huge role) and face shape. For example, if you have a round face shape don’t go for a bob where you’re cutting the hair shorter than chin length. This would only make the face appear even rounder. Consultation is key.

In order to style this bob cut, prep the hair with a primer. Try Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil Primer. It protects the hair while heat styling.

After the blow dry, use a 1-inch wand for the waves. Starting from the back, alternate the wave (forward and back) and leave the ends out. It’s what creates the signature beach wave. After each wave, slightly pull on the strand to soften the wave. Finish with your favorite spray wax or pomade to bring out the texture in the hair.

Dreamy Espresso Brown with Caramel Highlights

Dreamy Espresso Brown with Caramel Highlights
Instagram @lindsaybellavi

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Lomas
Stylist & Make-Up Artist @ Salon Bella Vi in Plymouth, MI

How would you describe this?

This bob is as effortless as it is chic. The haircut gives the face more attention because it isn’t hidden by a ton of hair. Also adding in some balayage highlights creates dimension to give the haircut more shape and appeal. This haircut is ideal for women with a round face because it enhances the shape.

What’s your best advice?

The best thing to consider for bobs for round faces is the type of hair you have and how much time you spend styling your hair every day. Someone with super curly hair might not want this haircut because styling would be a must to achieve the style. A woman with super thick hair also may dislike this haircut because it tends to look triangular in most cases. Also, contrary to belief, short hair usually takes more styling time to make it look like the short haircuts that you see.

Beautiful Mid-Length Angled Bob Shag

Q&A with style creator, Annah Gagnon
Master Stylist @ Redbloom Salon in Calgary, AB

How would you describe this?

This is a mid-length, disheveled angled bob haircut with casual waves. It can be worn polished and sleek, or messy with lots of loose texture.

What’s your best advice?

Bobs are ideal for women with round faces, as angular shapes narrow the face. Keeping the length either above, or below the chin (not right at the chin) is best to elongate a round face.

If you’re going for this lived in, textured style, use a dry shampoo and spray wax on the ends! The Evo Water Killer dry shampoo on the roots & the Evo Shebang-a-bang dry spray wax on the ends are great hair products to try.

Marvelous Inverted Bob for Round Faces

inverted bob for women with round face
Instagram @studiorogersouza

Such a marvelous inverted bob! Ask a stylist for a soft texture, so the haircut will have clean lines and won’t look choppy. Though this style works for every woman, it does a better job on babes with round faces. This neck-length inverted bob cut gives the face an illusion of length. Here’s a chic hair trend to try when you want to go back to a classic style.

A Fantastic Neck Length A-Line Bob for Round Faces

Neck Length A-Line Bob for round faces
Instagram @ladyeastrock

Q&A with style creator, Veronica Irene
Barber & Stylist @ Skull and Combs Co. in New Haven, CT

How would you describe this?

This is a short, textured, slightly asymmetrical A-line bob for round faces. This cut elongates the face and gives off a lived-in, fresh style.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re considering this bob haircut for round face, make sure that you don’t mind your hair being in your face. Also, you may not be able to pull it back as easily as you used to. That being said, if those things don’t bother you then go for it!

Style this haircut with My Amazing Blowdry Secret’s Quick Dry Shake n Spray and Joico’s Power Whip mousse in damp hair. Then perform a voluminous but straight blow-dry.

Remember, with a short bob for round face, if you are a lower maintenance woan who doesn’t style their hair much, this cut may not be for you. However, if you don’t mind styling then this would be a wonderful choice!

Bob for Wavy Hair and Round Face

bob for wavy hair and round face
Instagram @headmade_helsinki

The perfect bob for wavy hair and round face shape is here! The movement and the length, where it grazes the neck, give hair a fuller style. Added side bangs allow a round face shape to have a much flattering angle. When styling, make sure to start curling the strands away from the face. Then alternate the direction of the curls forward and backward all throughout. Shake out the hair after curling for a finish that seems natural.

Medium Bob for Thin Hair and Round Face

Medium Bob for Thin Hair
Instagram @_hairbyme_g

Q&A with style creator, Gianna Vera
Hairdresser @ Wash & Brushup Co. in Healdsburg, CA

How would you describe this?

This medium bob for thin hair and round face is a classic yet modern hairstyle. The bob haircut is a chic, iconic cut that keeps a heavy blunt feel through the ends of the hair. Plus, it’s cut above the shoulders to draw focus to the face.

What’s your best advice?

This bob hairstyle for a round face is very trendy and quite easy to maintain as long as you’re willing to cut several inches off to have the blunt bob effect!

Once the hair is smooth, simply add a loose bend or wave to the surface, spray a texturizing spray, and fluff to finish!

Dirty Blonde Short Angled Bob

Dirty Blonde Short Angled Bob for a round face
Instagram @jh_styles

Q&A with style creator, Jennifer Hernandez
Master Stylist @ Nicole Noel Salon in Danbury, CT

How would you describe this?

This short angled bob haircut has lots of versatility and manageability. It looks great smooth, in soft beach waves, as well as “undone”.

What’s your best advice?

For hair products, try Chiffon mousse from R+Co before the blow dry to provide volume and movement. After the blow dry, use Loma Nourishing Oil for shine and smoothness.

Chic Dark Chocolate Brown Layered Bob for a Round Face

Dark Chocolate Brown Layered Bob for a round face
Instagram @ashley.nicolexox

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Hillgrube
Aveda Hair Artist @ Essentials Salon in Warrington, PA

How would you describe this?

This layered bob for a round face is very chic and modern.

This haircut features texture that was created through the layers. It adds a soft element to the hair and can be styled as if it was natural. Overall, the texture of this haircut takes this classic bob to the next level.

What’s your best advice?

I think this haircut best suits women with fine to medium textured hair and density from thin to medium. With certain variations, this bob suits round face shapes. This haircut is ideal for women on the go during the day, but who want a trendy stylish vibe at night.

Use a 1-inch curling iron, and focus on the bend in the middle of the hair strand with the ends hanging out. Use any type of texture or volumizing spray or mousse because it brings out the hair’s natural texture.

Slightly A-Lined Lob for Round Faces

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Wittenberg
Hairstylist / Owner @ Paramount Salon in Temecula, CA

How would you describe this?

This is a lob or a slightly a-lined bob for round faces. This means it’s longer in the front than in the back.

Balancing out the roundness of the face shape is the key to complimentary bob haircuts. Shape the layers so that one gently blends into the next and nothing is choppy. This bob has a longer grow-out period, so you won’t feel pressured to come into the salon every four weeks. This style can be maintained every eight to ten weeks without losing its shape.

A nice thing about a general lob is that a stylist can fine-tune it for you. If you want more layering around you face, then the stylist can assess the face shape and move forward accordingly. If you want less layering, then the stylist can do that without any major changes in the maintenance of this style.

If you have a longer neck, a more elevated a-line can be very complimentary. While a shorter neck may encourage the stylist to leave the foundation line less severe.

What’s your best advice?

Consider a couple of things:

1. If you’re going shorter from a longer style, then don’t automatically assume less hair means less work. This does require heat styling which means time spent either blow drying or air drying, then curling.

2. If you’re growing your hair out, then it most likely has to be reshaped every four to six weeks as it grows out to redistribute the weight (or layers). The right shape will give ease of styling, the wrong shape may trick someone into thinking their hair doesn’t lay correctly in this style, even though it’s actually just the unbalanced haircut growing out.

3. Maintaining this look, again, requires heat styling. If you’re not familiar or comfortable using a curling iron, schedule a tutorial appointment so your stylist can show you the proper way to curl.

Blow-dry your hair about 85-90% dry, then use a round brush to smooth out the cuticle and add volume around the crown. For this particular length, use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron.

When curling, leave the ends and roots out (curling the midsection of the hair only) to achieve that loose, beachy vibe. Alternating the curl direction will give it more volume and texture, but curl the face-framing pieces away from your face so the curl doesn’t constantly fall into your face.

Long Bob for a Round Face with Sun-Kissed Highlights

Really Long Bob for a round face with Sun-Kissed Highlights
Instagram @hairby_cindy

Q&A with style creator, Cindy S. Magarin
Hairstylist @ Genesis Salon Suwanee by 124 in Suwanee, GA

How would you describe this?

This long bob for a round face with sun-kissed highlights is subtle and natural.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re looking for more of a natural and low maintenance haircut that still has dimension, this is the way to go.

If you have naturally wavy hair, try adding a salt mist to the hair for some texture and a little hold. A great hair product is the BLEND sea salt spray by Keune. What’s great about this product is that you can still use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to add loose curls for a more put together bob for round face.

Professional Asymmetrical Bob For Round Face

Q&A with style creator, Marissa Hodge
Hairstylist & Make-up Artist @ Volume One Salon in Pensacola, FL

How would you describe this?

This long asymmetrical bob for a round face gives off a sense of professionalism and is the perfect cut for many career-driven women. It’s easy to maintain and keep out of the way throughout a busy workday.

Shorter cuts also can make you look older and more mature. What’s great about this bob is that when paired with the blonde babylights and balayage, it still keeps you young and vibrant. You can go from a working woman to a girl’s night out style just by adding texture/waves or changing the part. This bob cut for chubby faces is so versatile and fun to have at any age.

What’s your best advice?

A blunt bob can be great for women with fine hair because it will look as if the hair is thicker and full of body. A textured bob can be utilized for thicker hair adding layers for dimension and taking out some weight so the hair isn’t so heavy or fluffy on the ends. Consider a longer bob (lob) with enough length to be able to pull back into a low pony, if desired.

If you are wanting a smooth finished look for your bob, it’s best to blow out your hair with a round brush to give it that “just left the salon” look and feel. Along with blow drying, a great product for this look would be a blowout balm to help shape and hold the style.

Medium Length Bob

medium length bob for a round face
Instagram @hairbyamberjoy

Q&A with style creator, Amber Joy Rogan
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Amber Joy and Co in Winnipeg, MB

How would you describe this?

This medium length bob is ideal for women with round faces.

What’s your best advice?

This particular bob haircut can be customized for any woman! The key factor is to look at where your collarbone sits. If you want a true lob feel, design your cut to sit at your personal collarbone. For some, this means the lob will look shorter, or longer, but embrace it and rock it! Medium length bobs always work best parted in middle and worn either smooth or textured with a wave!

Attractive Long Bob for Fine Hair and Round Faces

Attractive Long Bob for Fine Hair and Round Faces
Instagram @maqandmane

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Biestman
Event Hair and Make-up Specialist @ Maq and Mane in Augusta, GA

How would you describe this?

This long bob for fine hair and round faces has a dramatic change without being a drastic finish!

When women grow tired of lifeless hair, so many turn to a very drastic change when it isn’t necessary. This beauty still has plenty of length for styling options, especially the all-important pony!

What’s your best advice?

Although this round face bob is average in length in the front, the back is quite a bit shorter. When going for this cut, go to a trusted stylist as too much of a stack can look dated. What it has is piecey, beveled layering. Take the word “stack” out of your vocabulary when asking for this cut!

To style a bob or face-slimming haircuts for round faces, use a texturizing spray such as Davines More Inside Dry Texturizer to infuse movement into the finished style.

Customizable Dark Red Graduated Bob with Glasses

Customizable Dark Red Graduated Bob with Glasses
Instagram @kaitlynslight

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlyn Slight
Stylist @ J&F Gemelli Salon in Cary, NC

How would you describe this?

This bob haircut is a classic and was executed using Vidal Sassoon ABCs of haircutting. Before beginning the cut, the preferred length was determined in order to able to pull back the pieces in the front to perform day-to-day activities.

The progression of a slight graduation in the back that angles forward to a longer length in the front creates a soft yet pronounced line.

What’s your best advice?

For finer or straight hair, using lighter products like the Oribe Supershine Light, R+Co Park Avenue, and Sebastian Dark Oil can add the moisture and shine without weighing the hair down. Add Oribe Dry Texture Spray or R+Co Outerspace flexible hairspray as a finishing product to provide a workable hold. Sometimes our hair can benefit from a light hairspray to help the style last throughout the day!

For women with curly hair wanting to try a shorter style, try working with the length to determine what would look great when you had time to straighten and smooth the look, as well as wear it with your natural texture.

To help soften roundness and distract from the excess length in the face would be adding a fringe. Cutting asymmetry in the front length can aid in obscuring any roundness in your natural face shape by shifting attention to the strong lines.

Trendy Curly Bob for Women with Round Faces

Trendy Curly Bob for Women with Round Faces
Instagram @maggiepcurls

It turns out cute, kind of flirty, and is definitely fabulous! This trendy curly bob makes a great asset to partner your round face. The shoulder-length cut plus those defined curls even give your hairstyle a nice shape. Use a volume gel and lift foam for a bouncy and gravity-defying finish.

Razor Cut Bronde Bob for Fine Hair

Razor Cut Bronde Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @erickinvisible

What a classy jaw-length, razor cut bob for fine hair! It doesn’t only add texture to your bronde tresses but also defines your cheekbone in a chic way.

Q&A with style creator, Erickson Arrunategui
Hairstylist / Extension Specialist @ Bumble and bumble. in New York, NY

How would you describe this?

This is shattered bob for fine hair and round faces. It is short and has a lot of weight removal. It’s a cross between a bob and a grown-out pixie cut.

What’s your best advice?

This bob cut works for women with fine to medium hair but that have a lot of it. It’s a good way to add texture and shape to the hair to give it a little interest. It’s also great for women who want to go short but don’t want a classic shape.

Sleek Bob with Side Bangs for Round Faces

Sleek Bob with Bangs for round faces
Instagram @theclairestylist

If you have straight, fine tresses pair a neck-length sleek bob with side bangs for round faces. The result? It’ll be a simple yet stunning hairstyle that you can wear on a daily basis. With the chocolate brown balayage, growing out a chop like this will never bother you.

The Blunt Bob for a Round Face

The Blunt Bob for a round face
Instagram @studio7ss

The blunt bob makes a trendy neck-length chop that’s here to stay forever! With a textured layering to add movement to a dark mane, it’s the ideal look to complement a face with a rounded shape.

Shaggy Lob for a Round Face

More shape and body will give your hairstyle a funky vibe. Medium-length shaggy layered bob with bangs for a round face like this one is sure to match your cheerfulness. Your natural copper hair will also brighten up the roundness of your face.

Q&A with style creator, Emma Diamond
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Emma in Glasgow, UK

How would you describe this?

This is the ’70s inspired soft shag hairstyle, colored with a deep, rich copper with a sneaky peach panel peeking out from one side.

What’s your best advice?

Rich copper colors tend to be one of the fastest to fade, so use a color-preserving shampoo. Style-wise, apply a salt spray on wet hair like Eleven Australia Sea Salt Texture Spray. Comb through with a wide-toothed comb to ensure it’s even from root to tip. Then, do either air drying (if the time and weather allow for it) or softly drying with a diffuser!

Totally Textured Bob for a Round Face Shape

textured bob for a round face shape
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

This totally textured bob speaks for itself. The bangs make a chic and trendy addition to the cut, allowing the hair to frame a round face gracefully. Adding more angles to the cut customizes it for women wanting to accent or hide features. When you have layered, blonde hair, the texture is key to accentuate the color and the overall style. The hue is pretty low-maintenance if paired with dark roots.

Messy Choppy Bob with Bangs for Round Faces

Messy Choppy Bob with Bangs for round faces
Instagram @brittanyfrancohair

Opt for extra texture to complement your round face. This messy, choppy bob with bangs is the kind of medium cut, perfect for your dark tresses. The flow in this look is unpredictable, making it look bouncy and lively.

Round Bob with Side Swept Bangs

Round Bob with Side Swept Bangs
Instagram @gabcraftandtheory

This gorgeous round bob with side-swept bangs will enhance your cheeky face, for sure! In case you have smooth and thick hair, achieve more texture by going for a razor cut technique. Make it simple yet striking by keeping your locks dark and neck-length.

Beachy Babe Bob for Thin Hair and Rounded Face

beachy bob for thin hair and rounded face
Instagram @aperky

This beachy babe bob for thin hair looks so soft on round face shape. The beach-inspired waves are a super simple, yet a stylish way to rock a bob. If you have fine to medium hair with a few natural waves or curls, this is perfect for you! When styling, the sea salt spray enhances the texture.

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Perkins
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Haven Hair Studio in Wesley Chapel, FL

How would you describe this?

This beachy babe bob for thin hair is modern with effortless lived-in dimension. The perimeter is kept blunt and texture was added for movement. The technique used to do this was a razored visible layering technique. Style it out with a super loose wave using a 1 1/4 curling iron and dragging the ends.

What’s your best advice?

If you have medium-density hair this would be a great length and shape for you. This haircut isn’t for women who have dense hair as the shorter the length, the more width you get. So women with very dense hair will have to put in a lot of effort to style it everyday.

Shorter hair typically requires more styling effort, so we always want to keep that in mind. This style would look great both curled/waved as well as straight. It’s a more modern, un-done version of a classic bob and with a touch more length.

Chin-Length Bob with Bangs for Chubby Faces

Chin-Length Bob with Bangs for Chubby Faces
Instagram @airs_chair

An oh-so-flattering cute blonde straight chin length bob to try on round face shapes! Keep it chin-length for a fresh and low maintenance haircare.

Angled Bob for Straight Hair and Round Face

angled bob for straight hair and round face
Instagram @ellarosehairboutique

A great angled bob for straight hair must be flawless-looking! The natural texture of the locks plays a crucial part in working on such a sleek style. A length that grazes the neck makes it one of the best bob haircuts for women with round faces. When styling, use a flat iron to enhance its sleekness. Iron the ends towards the neck to not make it look so blunt.