19 Flattering Medium Hairstyles for Round Faces

Medium length hairstyles for round faces

Today, you’re going to see the most popular ideas for medium hairstyles for round faces. When picking out a style for a round face, you want one that thins out the roundness of the face while accentuating the eyes, lips and cheekbones.

Facial framing can be achieved with bangs and layered tresses. These chubby face medium length haircuts are versatile and fun and can be worn with almost any hair texture when styled properly. These hairstyles are designed to be more flattering to a round face by making it appear longer in length and framing key areas.

Get inspired by these amazing medium length hairstyles for round faces:

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Medium Face Framing Hair for Rounded Face

medium face framing hair for rounded face
Instagram @salsalhair

This medium face-framing haircut complements a round face shape. The middle part is the style that gives the face a perfect balance. Face framing layers look way better with waves, providing a more voluminous edge.

Straight Bob with Bangs

straight medium bob with bangs for round face
Instagram @lindy_theyoungamerican

Opt for a straight bob with bangs if you’re down for a hair transformation. This neck-length haircut looks flattering on round face shapes, and the style can make a nice go-to cut. The bangs are there to hide a more prominent forehead and balance out facial features.

Shag Haircut with Side Bangs

mid length shag cut with side bangs for a round face
Instagram @raularaujohair

Lovin’ a good shag haircut with side bangs? If so, give this shag a try! This wavy, mid-length hair is a modern version of the typical, classic shag. Thanks to the added streaks of the blonde shade, it looks more flattering.

Curly Hair For Round Faces

medium length curly hairstyle for round face shape
Instagram @rosicurls

This curly hair has bangs that can be worn full or be parted at one side. It has a perfect length, where the ends graze the shoulders, keeping the mane’s fuller finish. Curly medium length haircuts for round faces can be even more stunning with blonde highlights on a dark base.

Curtain Bangs for Round Faces

medium length hair with curtain bangs
Instagram @sonia_hairstory

Packed with a fresher and classy vibe, curtain bangs for round faces never fail to add extra flair to a chop. This fringe is optimum for a shoulder-grazing shag, boosting the wavy hair texture. Feel free to paint subtle light brown highlights on dark tresses to shake things up.

Texturized and Medium Layered Lob for Round Faces

texturized and medium layered lob for round faces
Instagram @raularaujohair

Texturized and medium layered bob, when volumized with waves, becomes very elegant-looking. Parting a long bob to one side adds fullness to the hair, which flatters a round face shape. Copy the style by using a 1.25″ curling iron, alternating between loose curls and crimped waves.

Organic Middle Part Natural Waves for a Round Face Shape

Organic Middle Part Natural Waves Round Face Shape
Instagram @lou.karloshair

Q&A with style creator, Lou Perez
Hairdresser @ The Kru Salon in Lancaster, CA

How would you describe this?

This medium hairstyle is organic and easy. The modern, lived-in color and textured cut complement one another.

What’s your best advice?

Any woman potentially considering medium haircuts for round faces like this is to definitely just have fun with it! Straight or curled, it’s a chic and playful length. Product-wise, a bomb texture cream/spray like Redken Spray Wax is a must have in your arsenal. Use a 1 1/4-inch Marcel iron to achieve these waves.

Attention Grabbing One-Length Lob Medium Hairstyle

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Millette
Hairstylist @ Belli Belli Salon in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this?

This medium length haircut for a round face shape is a lob with no layers. The straight haircut falls just under the shoulders to hit the collarbone area. Avoiding layers with this mid-length cut is always better so you don’t get that flipped out effect.

What’s your best advice?

If you are considering shoulder length hair for a round face, use Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. This pre-styler will protect your hair from heat and UV rays. Styling with this product makes it really easy to achieve that perfectly straightened look. You can also easily use a 1-inch wand to create gorgeous, tousled beach waves.

MessyTextured Shoulder Length Bob for Round Face Shape

messy Textured Lob for Round Shape Face
Instagram @alissathesauce

Q&A with style creator, Alissa Grossi
Hairstylist / Station Renter @ Platino Salon & Suites in Newport Beach, CA


How would you describe this?

This mid-length cut is the hot length right now and everyone calls it the lob!

This medium length bob works on many hair types and is customizable. The cut is chic and trendy, yet age appropriate for all women. It looks adorable straight or with a curl and is truly universal.

Another huge bonus is that it grows out nicely!

What’s your best advice?

The look is such a modern update to a woman’s everyday style. Since the bob has is slightly longer around the front, it’s great for creating a slimmer face and softening the angles of round-shaped faces.

Carefree Vibes Highlights with Medium Length Wavy Style

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Eryn Acklin
Hairstylist @ Soda Salon in Roswell, GA


How would you describe this?

This shoulder length hair for round faces gives all the carefree and easygoing vibes. Whether you wear it smooth, wavy, tousled or glam, it’s easy to style and always looks great. The shape of the cut has a slight angle which always gives the hair a style, no matter how it is worn.

What’s your best advice?

All women can rock this style if they are wanting a low maintenance cut.

Collarbone-Length Lob For Round Faces

Collarbone-Length Lob for Round Faces
Instagram @tiffanydidit

Q&A with style creator, Tiffany Edwards
Hairstylist / Salon Manager @ The London Hair Company in Studio City, CA


How would you describe this?

This collarbone length hairstyle for a round face is absolutely timeless. The haircut is adjustable and can range from edgy to conservative. It is easy to change from day to date night by adding tousled waves. The long bob is versatile and a never-ending trendy cut!

Consultation is key. Determining the perfect length for this look is important. Here, we wanted to conceal unwanted features, so we discussed length and movement, which are key for round face shapes.

What’s your best advice?

Use Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother for protection against heat styling and to defend against humidity. Add a dab of Weightless Light Elements Lotion to tame frizz and control flyaways. After curling, use Air Control for a lightweight hold.

Mid Length Lob with Side-Swept Bangs

Mid Length Lob with Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @vanthasao_hair

Q&A with style creator, Vantha Sao
Hairstylist @ Salon on 30th in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this?

This haircut is an extra-long long bob with a side-swept fringe. Square layers are kept mostly in the back. The length on the sides was kept with a blunt perimeter for a modern edge.

This side parting haircut is a great introduction for women looking for a change from their regular long layered haircut.

What’s your best advice?

Long bobs can be as short as above the shoulders, collarbone length, or somewhere in between the collarbone and chest. The longer length extends the face vertically, helping to balance the round face. Side-swept bangs continue the elongating effect as opposed to straight across bangs. This length is still great for the active gal who likes to tie her hair back, as well as for the gal who likes to play with her natural wavy texture or wear it sleek and straight.

Kevin Murphy’s Smooth.Again is perfect for taming frizz, and the dry texture spray by Davines is a great finisher for tousled hair styles for round faces.

Modern Simplicity Highlights with Medium Wavy Hair

modern highlights for medium wavy hair
Instagram @hairbynoora

Those modern simplicity highlights with medium wavy hair are a gem! The soft waves create a movement, which accentuates the added bright blonde strands. Keep the length where it grazes the neck to complement round face shape better.

Asymmetrical Wavy Layered Ombre Medium Length Haircut

Asymmetrical Wavy Layered Ombre Medium Length Haircut
Instagram @hair_by_mmarie

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Girard
Hairstylist @ Sereni Salon in Hudson, MA


How would you describe this?

This is a textured lob haircut. Women with a round face can wear this lob. It can be sleek and classy or edgy and full of texture!

What’s your best advice?

This bob haircut is super easy to style and works well with most face shapes, especially rounder faces. It can also easily go from casual to professional.

To style, simply add little light mousse to damp hair, rough dry it, then enhance the waves with a big barrel curling iron. Now add some texture spray and run your fingers through to finish the style!

Medium Length Bronde Lob

Q&A with style creator, Kristi Laychak
Co-owner @ Classic Hair and Makeup in Pittsburgh, PA


How would you describe this?

This is a dimensional bronde, root-stretched hair color with a long, texturized lob haircut.

What’s your best advice?

The haircut was done with a slightly blunt inversion toward the face. The last three inches of the hair was textured with a razor. For mid length styles like this, use a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron to create the “twist out” beach waves.

For a woman with a round face considering this medium length haircut, add a fringe around the brow. Bangs for a round face can help to elongate the face.

Perfectly Undone Melted Lob for Round Faces

Perfectly Undone Melted Lob for Round Faces
Instagram @foxatoure

Q&A with style creator, Michael Angelo Markle
Hairstylist @ The Upper Hand Salon in Houston, TX


How would you describe this?

This is simply a melted, perfectly undone “lob” or mid-length cut.

What’s your best advice?

This bob is for any fashion forward and artsy kind of woman. It’s ideal for anyone who likes maintenance.

If you have medium textured hair and a lot of it, ask your stylist to texturize it to keep that whispy look.

Cute Long Textured Bob for Round Faces

Cute Long Textured Bob for Round Faces
Instagram @shelby.loos

Q&A with style creator, Shelby Loos
Hairstylist @ The Calico Beard and Mercantile in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this?

This is a long textured bob with a deep side part. It offers styling versatility and the ease of creating a chic, undone look at home.

What’s your best advice?

Depending on the hair type, use a beach texturizer like Kevin Murphy Beach.Resort spray on wet hair, then something to piece out the layers once dry like Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair.

This long bob is ideal for women with medium to thick hair and enough hair to have lots of layers. For a woman with a round face, the styling can be really important in creating a flattering style.

Effortless Middle Parted Chic Cut for a Rounder Face

Effortless Middle Parted Chic Cut for a Rounder Face
Instagram @tonyiijoseph

Q&A with style creator, Tony Joseph II
Hairstylist @ Sign Of The Times Salon in Ellwood City, PA


How would you describe this?

This is a middle-parted chic cut for a rounder face shape. Bedhead and messy waves are very trendy right now, and this type of haircut shows them off perfectly.

What’s your best advice?

For a round face for medium length hair, styling is simple. Simply wave your hair with either a flat iron or larger barrel curling iron, break up the curls with your fingers, and then spray a texture spray all over for added grit and volume. To preserve the style, spray dry shampoo at the roots on second and third-day hair.

Wavy Long Layers and Textured Fringe for Round Faces

Wavy Long layers and Textured Fringe for Round Faces
Instagram @laurenleuning

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Leuning
Stylist @ Mare Salon in West Hollywood, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a mid-length haircut with long layers and a textured fringe. Bangs for round faces help to elongate the face.

What’s your best advice?

It depends on your hair texture! Either way, use a good 5-in-1 blow dry cream. Living Proof PHD cream and Virtue 6-in1, for example.

For finer hair, use something for volume like a mouse or texture spray like Shu Uemura Texture Wave. For coarser hair, use something for smoothing like Virtue Smoothing Cream.

Medium hairstyles for round faces like this, are for women willing to style their bangs every morning. Bangs are a commitment, so if you are up to styling them every day, this is for you! The bangs help you feel like you still have a style if the rest of the hair is in a bun or a ponytail! Blunt bangs cut right over the eyebrows helps facial framing for round face shapes.

This textured medium length cut works best for hair types that are on the fine to medium side.

Layered Loveliness with Wide Bangs for Round Faces

Layered Loveliness with Wide Bangs for Round Faces
Instagram @hairbyshannonmarie

A layered loveliness with wide bangs makes a dazzling, cute-looking hairstyle. Choose a type of fringe that can be parted in the middle to frame the face. Ladies with fine hair will enjoy this layered style. It offers a voluminous and full-bodied edge.

Straight Shoulder-Length Shag With Bangs

straight shoulder length shag with bangs
Instagram @schatziehair

A straight shoulder-length shag with bangs is an upgraded version of the classic ’90s hair. A shag is way better with texture as it adds spontaneous movement to the haircut. The style works great on natural straight locks and complements round faces the most!

Medium Shaggy Strands with Wispy Bangs

medium shaggy strands with wispy bangs
Instagram @alistylist25

Medium shaggy strands with wispy bangs—these get along so well, and make a perfect match. They make an optimum hairstyle for women with round faces and medium to fine density hair. A shag with bangs like this never fails to appear cute and super stylish.

Q&A with style creator, Ali Her
Hair Stylist @ Pame Voguel Studio in Mexico City, MX


How would you describe this?

Medium shaggy strands with wispy bangs offer women with round face freedom. This shaggy cut is very versatile. Apply a sea salt spray or cream to define the texture.

What’s your best advice?

The shag texture and loose style is for women who don’t want to straighten or style their hair daily. This shaggy cut compliments all face shapes, especially round faces. Just make sure you’re comfortable with the length and texture of your bangs. If you prefer straight heavy hair, then this shag cut isn’t for you. Shags work best on medium hair for round faces.