45 Flattering Medium Hairstyles for Round Faces in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Here, you’re going to see the most popular ideas for medium haircuts for round faces. These hairstyles are designed to be flatter to a round face by making it appear longer and framing key areas. When picking out a style for your round face, you want one that thins out the roundness of your face while accentuating your eyes, lips, and cheekbones.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these amazing photos of the most flattering medium-length hairstyles for round faces:


#1: Curtain Bangs and a Wavy Hairstyle

Packed with a fresher and classy vibe, curtain fringe for round faces on mid-length hair never fail to add an extra flair to a chop. This fringe draws attention down to your cheek area. It’s also optimum for a shoulder-grazing shag, boosting the wavy hair texture. Feel free to paint subtle light brown highlights on your dark tresses to shake things up.

Trendsetting long wavy bob hairstyle with side bangs for round face shapes

#2 Trendsetting Long Wavy Bob with Side Bangs

A long wavy bob with side bangs is trendy for young women looking to update their style. Create a messy vibe by scrunching this style with some gel. A long bob is also convenient because you can still pull it up to get your workout. The soft waves and side bangs look great on round face shapes.

Sweet medium-length angled bob cut for round faces

#3 Sweet Medium-Length Angled Bob Cut

A medium-length angled bob cut has a super straight and well-aligned base. The peak at your ends gives lightness to the medium cut.

Stunning medium-length curly hairstyle for round face shapes

#4 Stunning Curly Hair

Graze your shoulders with curly hair to bring life back to the curvature of your curls and give you height. Curly medium-length haircuts require a variety of height and width in the right places. The length instantly brings width to under your face, while the lift from the shape gives a feel of elongation, which this shape needs.

Beautiful Center Parted Medium Cut for Round Faces
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#5: Beautiful Center Parted Cut

The beautiful center parted medium cut is a versatile and flattering hairstyle that balances the face shape. This cut features a center part, which helps to create the illusion of length and draws attention away from the roundness of the face. The length of the hair is kept medium, allowing for various styling options. With this cut, you can achieve a soft and feminine look while still maintaining a modern and chic appearance.

Medium Center Part and Razored Ends for Round Faces
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#6: Center Part and Razored Ends

Texture and layers are a great option for adding narrowness to a face. A middle part with cheekbone framing can give more of an oval appearance. Want to know a little hack? Texture the ends of your layers. This one small adjustment can add movement and remove bulkiness from your ends. Allowing your curls to not weigh down.

#7: Curled with an Off Center Part

Consider a slightly off-center part if you prefer a formed curl look. This is softer than a middle part, which can be harsh for some face shapes. In contrast, the center part demands semantically balanced curls, whereas the side part is more forgiving. Once the hair has cooled, you will need a good hairspray. You can tease your hair into place with a pronged comb. However, avoid brushing as it can lead to too much softness and break up the form.

#8: Thin Tresses with Curtain Bangs

Anyone searching to give some shape to their haircut should try a mid-length thin cut with curtain bangs. This style is a timeless choice. Mid-length hair is low maintenance and doesn’t need frequent trims like a bob. It can fit in a ponytail on off days, just like long hair. Curtain bangs add a face-framing effect, enhancing your look. For added texture, ask your stylist to ‘point cut.’ To maintain density on thin hair, opt for ‘blunt cutting.’

#9: Medium Blonde Balayage with a Center Parting

There are many benefits to trying a medium blonde balayage with a center part. The color will bring light to your complexion, and the center part and curtain-style fringe will create balance, making your face look more symmetrical.

Sassy Mid-Length Hair for Round Faces
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#10: Sassy Mid-Length Hair

If you want to cut your hair but need more time to decide about going too short, I recommend a sassy mid-length hairstyle. The benefit of this haircut is that you can still tie it up if required. I also love how easily and effortlessly it can be styled. You can style this chic haircut in many ways. Let your natural texture air dry, and then touch up some of the top layers with a small iron to create a slight bend.

#11: Shag with Dark Money Piece

Try a shag with a dark money piece on the hairline for a trendy hairstyle. This shag adds texture and movement to the hair, while a dark money piece creates contrast. It also adds an edgy element to the overall look. One of the best things you can do is add a soft bang to your round facial features. This will soften your overall face shape and add definition.

#12: Face-Framing Waves

Try face-framing waves for medium-length hair if you want to update your look. The soft waves add depth and dimension to the hair. And the framing pieces highlight the face’s best features. This style is easy to maintain and can suit a variety of hair textures, from straight to wavy. To achieve this look, consider using a medium-barrel curling iron. Then, alternate the direction of the curls. Finish with a lightweight hairspray to lock in the waves to avoid weighing them down.

Medium-Length Deva-Cut Thick Curls for Round Faces and prominent cheekbones
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#13: Deva-Cut Thick Curls

Check out these volume-packed deva-cut thick curls. Wow! It’s a perfect combination of texture and healthy, sealed coils with a bang for some spice. I suggest a curl mousse for fast-drying, voluminously defined curls. Or a curl creme if you need that extra hydration, are okay with losing some height. You can talk to a curly hair specialist today. They can explain your specific curl type for the curly cut of your dreams.

#14: Dark Rooted Blonde Loose Curls

A dark-rooted blonde with loose curls is soft, dimensional, and easy to maintain. Soft curls pair well with the dimensional color and add a pretty texture to your style. You’ll want the length of your cut right below the shoulder line. And avoid too many layers to achieve the perfect ringlets. Dry your hair straight and spend time curling 1-inch sections, and you’ll love your results.

Modern Middle-Parted Shaggy Mid-Length Cut for Round Faces and fine hair
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#15: Modern Middle-Parted Shaggy Cut

A modern middle-parted shaggy cut is a great choice if you want to frame your face beautifully. To achieve this look, ask your stylist to layer your hair to create movement, texture, and volume. This will help fine hair look thicker and fuller. As a bonus, the shaggy look is low-maintenance, with trims necessary every couple of months.

Mid-Length Messy Shag for Curly Hair with Bangs for Round Faces
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#16: Messy Shag for Curly Hair

Layers on curly hair are a great style for round faces! The hairstyle helps to draw attention away from the roundness of your face. The bangs provide balance and structure. To get the most out of this style, keep the layers short and use plenty of product to keep the curls bouncy and defined. Avoid too much volume on top, as this can make your face look more round. With the right styling, this curly layered mid-length hairstyle will have you looking your best!

Medium Long Bob Blunt Cut with Textured Ends for Rounder Faces
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#17: Long Bob Blunt Cut with Textured Ends

When considering short hair, please don’t shy away from it because of your face shape. Providing the right angle and layers, the haircut can complement you with a style you’ll love. The long bob, blunt cut with textured ends, is great for thicker hair to help soften the bulk it condenses.

Medium-Length Blowout for Round Face Shapes
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#18: Medium-Length Blowout

Are you trying to keep your hair full of volume for a few days? Try this medium-length blowout. A blowout consists of freshly washed hair prepped with product from roots to ends. Try Eleven’s Volumizing Foam. After applying your product, make sure you have a round brush and a hairdryer. Start by using your hairdryer to dry out your hair. After your hair is 50% dry or better, use your brush to start drying your hair in sections. This process will give your hair volume for at least 3-5 days with proper care.

#19: Face-Framing Cut with Curtain Bangs

My favorite style for the busy but youthful client is a style with highlights at the ends. It helps to pair with a lived-in style like a medium cut with face-framing curtain bangs. Collectively, the style looks chic and intentional while remaining low-maintenance.

Mid-Length Copper Wavy Hair with Pops of Blonde for a Round Face
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#20: Wavy Hair with Bangs and Pops of Blonde

Pop some blonde in your copper wavy hair for a fresh change. The short, wavy layers will draw attention to your hair’s movement. The blonde pop frames your face for an edgy effect.

Medium Center-Parted Curls with Layers for Round Faces
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#21: Center-Parted Curls with Layers

Center-parted curls are a soft and pretty way to accentuate your natural texture. Adding the side part to your curly cut to balance out the shape helps even out the volume and texture. I recommend a dry haircut to avoid shrinkage and create a custom silhouette.

#22: Dimensional and Multi-Layered Shaggy Haircut

Try a feathered cut with shorter layers to flatter your wide-shaped face. The shorter pieces that follow your face softly bring your sides inward. This camouflages your width. Ask for extra texturizing so your layers can move and look weightless.

#23: Soft Disheveled Shag with Brow-Length Bangs

If you want a soft, medium shag with bangs, find a stylist with an eye to create this style. The layers at the crown help to customize the look, making your face appear elongated or soft. The right stylist will know how to work with your features.

#24: Low-Maintenance Rooted Blonde Lob

Inspiration can strike while browsing for looks. Ideally, you’d want it to be sassy but low-maintenance. A style like a rooted blonde lob gives a transition to the color and canvas while elongating the shape of your face.

Mid-Length Buttery Blonde Razored Shag for Round Faces
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#25: Buttery Blonde Razored Shag

Achieve that 70s bombshell vibe with a buttery blonde razored shag. Razor cutting is one of the best ways to cut a shag haircut because it allows your stylist to achieve softer layers and tapering around your face. Shag cuts are great for framing round face shapes. Remember to use a dry texture spray for more separation and volume.

#26: Balanced Curly Shag

If you want a more balanced curly style to avoid the triangle shape, try to find a stylist who can cut shaggy layers into curly hair. Round layering will give you a great balance to your layers so they shape your hair nicely.

Beautiful Medium Face-Framing Layers with Balayage for Round Faces
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#27: Beautiful Face-Framing Layers with Balayage

You should consider face-framing layers if you’ve been toying with the idea of getting bangs. Ask your stylist to slide cut or point cut your face-framing for better blending and flow of the rest of your hair. Paired with bold money pieces and balayage, these face-framing layers will have more dimension.

Blonde Medium-Length Shaggy Cut for Round Faces
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#28: Blonde Shaggy Cut

A medium-length shag is a flattering haircut for women with round faces because the layers elongate your face. It’s a versatile cut that professionals highly recommend. Getting textured, shaggy layers and adding tousled waves create a picture-perfect lived-in look. I recommend spraying some AIIR Texture AIR texture spray to get the undone look.

carefree vibes highlights with medium wavy style
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#29: Carefree Vibes Highlights with Wavy Style

Shoulder-length hair allows you to wear 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 your hair a style, no matter how it’s worn. All women can rock this style if they want a low-maintenance cut.

Trendy Shoulder-length choppy cut for round faces
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#30: Trendy Shoulder-Length Choppy Cut

What’s great about a shoulder-length choppy cut is its suitability for any hair type and face shape. This haircut offers lived-in vibes, for sure! Ask your stylist to use a feather plier razor for this chop and to use it in smooth downward strokes, removing weight in every section.

Medium Face-Framing Hair with Soft Waves for Rounded Face
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#31: Medium Face-Framing Hair with Soft Waves

A medium face-framing hair cut complements a round face shape. The middle part is the style that gives your face the perfect balance. The face frame looks way better with waves, providing a more voluminous edge. It even makes a great transition from short to long hairstyles.

#32: Alluring Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyle

An asymmetrical bob medium-length hairstyle is perfect for women wanting to maintain length and add flair to the cut. Creating asymmetry in a cut is a great way for any woman to see what shorter hair would look like without fully committing to it.

Textured shaggy lob for round faces
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#33: Textured Shaggy Lob

Shaggy lobs for round face shapes are the superior choice. Messy hair around the cheeks and chin creates a slimmer appearance. A side part also compliments this style. Wavy hair works best with a shaggy lob, but for straight hair, you can create movement with an iron.

Modern Shag Haircut with Side Bangs and Choppy Ends for Round Faces
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#34: Modern Shag Haircut with Side Bangs and Choppy Ends

Lovin’ a good medium shag haircut with side bangs? If so, give this shag a try! This wavy hair is one of those stunning shag medium hairstyles, and it’s a modern version of the typical, classic shag. Thanks to the added streaks of the blonde shade, it looks more flattering.

Texturized and Medium Layered Lob for Round Face Shapes
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#35: Texturized and Medium Layered Lob

A texturized and mid-length layered bob with a middle part, when volumized with waves, becomes very elegant-looking. Parting a long bob adds fullness to your hair Copy the style in the picture using a 1.25″ curling iron, alternating between loose curls and crimped waves.

Modern Simplicity Highlights with Medium Wavy Hair
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#36: Modern Simplicity Highlights with Medium Wavy Hair

Those modern simplicity highlights with medium wavy hair are a gem! The soft waves create movement, which accentuates the added bright blonde strands. Keep the length where it grazes your shoulders to achieve a more flattering hair style for chubby face shapes.

Layered Loveliness with Wide Bangs for Round Faces
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#37: Layered Loveliness with Wide Bangs

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

#38: Medium Shaggy Strands with Wispy Bangs

Medium shaggy strands with wispy bangs 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 appears cute and stylish. Medium shaggy hair with wispier bangs offers women with fuller faces freedom.

Related: See more hairstyles for fuller faces.

One-Length Lob with Blunt Ends Medium Hairstyle
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#39: One-Length Lob with Blunt Ends Hairstyle

This straight hair cut for chubby face shapes falls just under the shoulders to hit the collarbone area. Avoiding layers with this cut is always better so you don’t get that flipped-out effect. If you are considering this chop, I suggest using 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 achieving that perfectly straightened look easy. You can also easily use a 1-inch wand to create gorgeous, tousled beach waves.

Messy Textured Shoulder-Length Bob for Round Face Shapes
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#40: Messy Textured Shoulder-Length Bob

This mid-length cut is the hot length right now; everyone calls it the lob. This bob is a layered haircut that works on many hair types and is customizable. The cut is chic 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. The look is such a modern update to a woman’s everyday style. Since the bob is slightly longer around the front, it creates a slimmer face and softens the angles of round-shaped faces.

Asymmetrical Wavy Layered Medium-Length Haircut for Round Faces
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#41: Asymmetrical Wavy Layered Ombre Haircut

This medium-layered hairstyle is a textured lob haircut. It can be sleek and classy or edgy and full of texture. It can also easily go from casual to professional. To style, I suggest adding a little light mousse to your damp hair, rough drying it, then enhancing the waves with a big barrel curling iron. Now add some texture spray and run your fingers through to finish the style!

Side-Parted Medium-Length Waves on a Blonde Lob for Round Faces
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#42: Side-Parted Medium-Length Waves on a Bronde Lob

This is a dimensional blonde, root-stretched hair color with a long, texturized lob haircut and medium-length waves.  The haircut was done with a slightly blunt inversion toward the face. The last three inches of hair were textured with a razor. Use a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron to create the “twist out” beach waves. If you’re a woman with a round face, add a fringe around your brow. Bangs for a round face can help to elongate your face.

#43: Cute Long Textured Bob

Try a long textured bob with a deep side part. The side part offers styling versatility and the ease of creating a chic, undone look. Depending on your hair type, I recommend you use a beach texturizer like Kevin Murphy Beach.Resort spray on wet hair. Then, use product to piece out the layers once dry, like Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair. A long bob is ideal for women with medium to thick hair and enough hair to have lots of layers.

#44: Effortless Middle-Parted Chic Cut

Consider a middle-parted cut. Bedhead and messy waves are trendy right now, and this haircut shows them off perfectly. If you have a round face and want medium-length hair, styling is simple. Wave your hair with a flat iron or a larger barrel curling iron, break up the curls with your fingers, and then spray a texture spray for added grit and volume. Allowing your crown area to have a volume also gives your look a fuller edge. To preserve your style, spray dry shampoo at the roots on second and third-day hair.

#45: Wavy Long Layers and Textured Fringe

Go for a beautiful mid-length haircut with long layers and a textured fringe. Fringe for round faces help to elongate the face. If you have 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.