34 Most Flattering Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

The best short hairstyles for round faces

Draw more attention to your hair and eyes with one of these flattering short hairstyles for round faces! Many people with a round face shape tend to avoid short hairstyles thinking it will emphasize the roundness of their face. With the right haircut, a round face is able to more than just pull off short hair — it’ll look amazing in it!

How to Know If You Have a Round Face:

  • The vertical and horizontal length of your face is about the same. From your forehead to your chin and then from cheek to cheek.
  • Your cheeks are full.
  • You have a less-pronounced chin.

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Tips for Choosing a Short Hairstyle:

  • Skip having bangs if you have a short forehead.
  • Stacked bobs will make your jaw-line appear sharper.
  • Ask for texture in your short hair, as it will diffuse the roundness.
  • To change the focal point away from your face, go with a deep side part.
  • Longer layers make your face appear longer.

Each of these popular short haircuts for women with round faces has at least one feature that makes your face shape appear narrower. Have fun mixing and matching these to create the perfect short hairstyle for you!

Here are The Best Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

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Short Shaggy Cut with Balayage

Shaggy Cut with Balayage Color
Instagram @kelsievalenti

This short, shaggy cut is a perfect example of short hairstyles for a round face. All you have to do now is color it with a trendy brown to blonde ombre. Add a full-length fringe to elongate your face length.

Cute Short Curly Hair

Cute Short Curly Hair
Instagram @lucyjacobi

These messy waves painted with warm brown hues are perfection on short haircuts for round faces! The soft and effortless styling and cut past the chin balance the whole image, leaving an elongated yet voluminous look.

Textured Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

textured pixie with side-swept bangs
Instagram @sarahkrook.hairstylist

Forget the saying that if your round face has a double chin, you should avoid pixie cuts. Here’s a textured pixie with side-swept bangs that suits the shape of your face. It goes so well with the blonde highlights, creating an edgier touch to your look.

Lovely Short Stacked Bob

Lovely Stacked Bob
Instagram @loxbybrynn

Complement your round face shape with this short stacked bob cut that’s long enough in the front to balance and give your look an edge, yet short at the back for less bulk. You can also spice up your straight hair with subtle red ends to complete the look.

Beautifully Braided Bob for Natural Hair

Beautifully Braided Bob
Instagram @braids_vienna

Chin-length short hair for round face shapes is a great way to make your face appear narrow. This accessorized pretty short braided hairdo can easily be done by anyone as long as you have enough creativity.

Sassy Short Cut with Blunt Bangs

Sassy Short Cut with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @styledbygabrielle

This super cute bangs effectively add volume to the top of her head giving it the appearance of a more oval face. Aside from that, her baby pink jaw-length bob suits her fair skin and accentuates her make-up wonderfully.

Perfect Short Cut for Thin Hair

short cut for thin hair
Instagram @clairehair_

The perfect short cut for thin hair can be a pixie—more voluminous, no tangles, and looks edgier. Pairing this cut with a black hue will help it boost the fullness of your locks. Notice how the layers create a shape that makes it an ideal short hair for a round face.

Short Pixie Bob with Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Olivia Scibelli
Hairstylist @ Crescent Salon in Nashville, TN

How would you describe this look?

This short pixie bob with long layers was designed for a client growing out a pixie cut. She was looking to go into a shag, which is my favorite haircut. Her hair is fine but has an excellent texture so lots of choppy layers work well! I’d definitely call it a pixie-shag.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You have to be committed to styling it. People get nervous when you ask them about the styling but as hairdressers, most of us are the champions of undone styling. I usually tell my clients just pick one good product for texture, in this case, Kevin Murphy Hair Resort, blow dried in with your fingers separating the layers and I will always love a soft working hairspray as a finisher. This cut works best with “next day” hair so, dry shampoo!

Short Choppy Layers

Short Choppy Layers
Instagram @kelledoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Kelle Schlax
Hair Artist @ theFactory in San Diego, CA

How would you describe this look?

I call this look a lived-in short bob.  I liked how this look creates a lot of movement and volume without looking overly styled but still has some edge and pop.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I like to advise my clients in attempting this look to really embrace their natural texture. We created this look with a sea salt spray and diffused until dry. Then with a flat iron, I encourage the bangs to lay more straight and finished with a texture spray. This short cut is ideal for women with a round face and fine hair. The layering on the crown creates the illusion of more hair while enhancing the bone structure of my beautiful client!

Flattering Short Haircut for Women Over 50

Flatting Cut for Women Over 50
Instagram @cher4hair

Q&A with style creator, Cheryl Ross
Hairstylist in Calgary, AB

How would you describe this look?

This cut is a short bob. I did this cut a bit disconnected to give the client exactly what she was looking for. The back has graduation to create some lift around the occipital and square layers throughout the rest of the cut. We decided to really play up the texture in the cut using texturizing shears throughout the sides and top. What I love best about this type of cut is how versatile it is. You can wear it tucked behind the ears, pushed back, and flipped out for a playfully casual look or wispy and stylish for a put-together look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are ready for fun and effortless style, just go for it! Choosing a cut like this that allows you to switch up your look is ideal for busy moms and professional women alike. It’s a quick and easy finger blowdry styling and if your hair is prone to curls or waves, a quick pass through with a flat iron on the wispy parts will straighten them out fast.

I used Aveda’s Control Paste which allows you to create texture with medium hold and enhance wispy features in a cut, it’s one of my must-have products for this style. Finished off with Aveda’s Air Control hairspray because it offers a light and flexible hold.

The Classic Bob with Bangs

The Perfect Classic Bob
Instagram @absolutelyhair

Q&A with style creator, Sol Wade
Senior Stylist @ Acappella Hair Design in Temecula, CA

How would you describe this look?

This short length cut is classic and timeless. Black color can be a commitment. You have to know to go into it that it’s staying for a long time! This cut is a one-length bob. Depending on the shape of your face, the texture of the hair, and clients realistic desire, you can determine the bob style. In this case, she has a round face. I didn’t want to enhance that, so I made sure it was passed her chin. The bangs added to this exotic look.

The coolest thing about it is that it’s clean, sharp, classic, and timeless.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for anyone contemplating this style is, number one, know that this look requires time to style.

It will lay differently with everyone. The product will be your best friend. To keep this look shaped perfectly, you have to keep getting it reshaped every 5-6 weeks. Most of all, wear it with confidence!

Trendy Angled Bob on Short Hair

Q&A with style creator, Caroline DeLauder
Stylist & Co-owner @ Form Salon in Towson, MD

How would you describe this look?

This look is a blunt, short and slightly angled bob styled with a beach wave. I love this look because it’s very easy to achieve and is very flattering on most face shapes. I love the color because it’s soft and subtle. This time we only toned the existing blonde that we had foiled about 3 months ago.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for most women with a round face shape. It is low maintenance in color and style. It can easily be worn curly or straight without much effort. If your hair is naturally wavy try a curl cream to enhance the wave and keep the frizz away. I love Davines Love curl cream.

If you have straight hair you can blow dry it with a round brush to create volume or a paddle brush to make it sleeker. Try a smoothing cream to reduce frizz. I like Davines Love smoothing cream. Lastly, you can use a 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron to add a beach wave to straight hair. This is a great cut because it is versatile and is easy for those who might not have a lot of time to style there hair every morning.

Stylish Asymmetrical Bob

Stylish Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @xpanago_hair

Q&A with style creator, Chrisy Panagopoulos
Hairstylist @ Fiorio Cumberland in Toronto, ON

How would you describe this look?

I’d describe this short hairstyle as chic, stylish, and dramatic. It accentuates the round cheekbones, chin and the neck which are all very sexy features for a woman. It’s a classic cut with a playful edge and can be worn styled or let your natural texture create its own shape.

I love how it balances sophistication and edge. It’s all about the attitude that goes along with the haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It takes maintenance, so you’d need frequent cuts to maintain the shape. That’s not to say it won’t grow out well.

Products and a blow dryer should be used to create a sleek smooth finish. A flat iron will define the graphic line of the angle.

If you are air drying, product to smoothen and define any natural texture should be used.

Long Pixie with Side Swept Bangs

long pixie with side swept bangs
Instagram @hivebybrenna

Women with rounder faces tend to think they can’t have short hair, but that ain’t true anymore. This long pixie with side-swept bangs will complement the curve of your face. It’s the chop that offers the perfect type of bangs for round faces. The textured-style and the blonde color both added for a more youthful result.

Edgy Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Antonia Ventimiglia
Hairstylist @ Bianchi’s Salon in Royal Oak, MI

How would you describe this look?

This edgy short stacked bob has lots of texture and movement. The color is a cool platinum blonde with heavy pieces of purple throughout.

My favorite part of this short haircut for women with a round face is that it’s edgy and cool, but also so feminine at the same time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for rocking this look is that you must be a cooler-toned person for this color. After going this blonde, I recommend a weekly healing treatment like L’Oreal Smartbond along with a strong thermal protectant for blow drying and styling. I love Kerastase Ciment Thermique because it literally fills in any weak spots of the hair to prevent splitting or breaking in the future.

This client should be getting a root touch up every four weeks with a haircut every other appointment, so this is a fairly high maintenance look. This look will flatter someone with a round face because it has some height and draws the eye upwards. The stack and angle in the back also give the illusion of a tighter jawline from the profile.

Choppy Pixie Cut with Long Bangs

Tapered pixie cut with long bangs
Instagram @dkatz_hair

Q&A with style creator, Dana Katz
Hairstylist @ House of J. Henry in Portland, ME

How would you describe this look?

This is a variation of pixie cut for round faces. It is tapered tightly it in the back to give it a strong head shape. We left some length on top for movement and softness.

Any advice for someone considering it?

We used L’Oréal Tecni Art – Beach Waves to give it a loose dry texture. We then added Tecni Arts Lumi Controle to the ends for separation and shine.

This look would work well for women with a rounder face who wants to put little effort into styling daily but is able to get trims regularly.

Textured Pixie Cut for Round Face

Q&A with style creator, Bethaney Rose Tucker
Hairstylist @ New Vintage Beauty Lounge in Portland, OR

How would you describe this look?

This is a heavy fringe pixie with a hidden undercut. The back is blended, this keeps short hairstyles for round faces like this more feminine.

My client has extremely thick, coarse, stick straight hair and she has a very shallow forehead. We wanted to create a short look for her that would work with those limitations.

Undercutting the bottom took a lot of unwanted hair out and allowed me to create a shape where I wasn’t fighting too much bulk on the sides. It also allowed me to get short around her ear without her hair sticking straight out! Undercuts don’t always need to show, sometimes they are used to create shape by removing weight.

We decided to keep the top of her hair and fringe a little heavy and forward to create length on her forehead. We made sure to add a lot of texture so there was still movement.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this style to someone who wants something bold, but not too edgy. It does require more styling because all of the hair is on your face. I styled my client by blow drying her first with Bumble and bumble Surf Spray for texture and grit, and finished with a wax pomade to piece out those bangs!

I believe anyone can wear this hairstyle as it is very fun and flattering. My advice to anyone who is asking their hairstylist for this look is to make sure you are working with someone who knows short hair. Not every stylist is comfortable with it, and this look specifically requires someone who is paying a lot of attention to detail and texture.

Modern Textured Bob for Round Faces

textured bob for round faces
Instagram @janeadamshair

Don’t be afraid to go extra short this time. Rock this modern textured bob for round faces, and it’ll give you that soft, undone edge. Pair it with a dimensional bronde shade to enhance the texture even more. With all the layers in this chop, it makes an ideal short hair for round faces.

Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

choppy bob for fine hair
Instagram @toriwiget

A neck-length choppy bob for fine hair that’s very flattering, and with a softer, textured style! It even looks lovelier with subtle brunette babylights to add shimmer. This short hairstyle on a round face does the framing effect better on straight and wavy locks.

Side-Parted Long Bob

side parted long bob
Instagram @hair_by_b.watson

Short hairstyles for round face shapes are exceptional. These styles, including this side-parted long bob, can make your face look a bit slimmer. Though this cut goes well on most hair types, it does a great job on a straight one. Keep your mane healthy, and it’ll turn out so smooth and flawless each day.

Asymmetrical Bob with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Lindsey Willis
Redken Certified Colorist / Master Specialist / Hair Cutter @ After FX Spa and Salon in Broken Arrow, OK

How would you describe this look?

This look is best described as a short asymmetrical bob cut or undercut. It’s longer on the top to allow for different styles based on your mood.

My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility and funkiness you can achieve with it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for anyone with a rounded face wanting this style is to try it! Get some Redken Wax Blast or Mess Around, rub it in your hands, then apply it all over your hair to separate and make it funky.

Textured Inverted Bob

textured inverted bob
Instagram @madison.taylor.hair

This textured inverted bob on short hair is sure to flatter your face shape. It’s a perfect variety of the best short hair styles for round faces. The movement in this look will bring out extra spice to your dark locks.

Layered Bob for Thick Hair

layered bob for thick hair
Instagram @katyleintzhair

Whether you like it sleek or messy, this layered bob for thick hair will give you what you want. This chop is good for a round face shape if you consider adding a subtle side fringe. Lighten it up with a blonde balayage, so you’ll glow up like an iconic star.

Messy, Beach Waves for Wavy Hair

Messy Lob hairstyle
Instagram @headrushdesigns

Q&A with style creator, Julie Holbrook
Stylist @ Ave Salon Fashion & Bridal in Ogden, UT

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a slightly stacked lob with a little bit of an angle in the front. It has no layers except a messy interior layer.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I use Kevin Murphy products. To blow dry, spray Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity at the roots to get some hold and lift and spritz lightly through ends. Apply Smooth.Again to ends only if you have a frizzy texture or want a little extra hold for curls.

Finish with Bedroom.Hair. It’s a dry shampoo, spray wax and hairspray all in one. It gives that hold without adding weight or being to sticky. I also curled with Hot Tools 1-inch iron.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This short hairstyle is great for those who have thick or thin hair with a fine texture. It works great straight or curled. There are no layers on top so it’s still easy to pull up, but has interior layers so you can still get texture and movement.

For short hair with a round face, you simply adjust where the front pieces hit. This look is perfect for those who only wash a few times a week and for those who wash every day!

Cropped Pixie with Blonde Highlights

Tight Fade Pixie with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @riahmai

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Nicole
Barber / Stylist @ Element 808 in Eugene, OR

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This short pixie style features a tight fade on the sides that gradually blends into a textured top. I love this look because it is very versatile and low maintenance.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To style this look, apply ADHwet (a medium hold light shine product similar to a pomade) to damp hair. Blow dry the hair forward and to the side using a brush or your fingers. Apply a small amount of ADHdry to finish the look and bring out the texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to someone with a fast-paced life or someone who doesn’t want to style their hair so much. This look works well with pretty much all hair types.

Simple Neck-Length Bob for Straight Hair

neck length bob for straight hair
Instagram @mila_kryshchykhina

Such a lovely short hair for chubby faces! This simple neck-length bob for straight hair will make you want so many styles to try. You can flaunt it with waves, braids, or explore a blonde color melt, too! Switch your part then blow your hair dry to achieve instant volume when styling.

Shaggy Bob for Thick Hair

Shaggy Bob Haircut for Thick Hair
Instagram @kenzorellla

The more texture, the better it fits a rounded face on short hair. Thicker hair may create a fuller appearance but styling it into a messy shaggy bob makes the thickness of it an asset.

The Sleek Bob

The Sleek Bob Haircut
Instagram @hairbylydia.suzanne

Prim and proper but still edgy: the straight cut short do never fails to flatter women of all shapes and color. This easy to manage bob suits young ones and professionals alike, giving soft vibes to any wearer.

Cropped Hair for Over 60

cropped hair for women over 60
Instagram @_vibezhairsalon_

Ready for a major transformation? This short haircut for ladies over 60 will make you want to chop your long tresses. No need to think about whether to want your hair up or down. You can also embrace your grey strands as they blend in the black ones. This cropped hair for over 60 stunners is low-maintenance, and you’ll love it.

Flattering Short A-Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Mendoza
Stylist @ Rock Paper Scissors Salon in Lake Mary, FL

How would you describe this look?

I did a balayage and shadow root, followed by a gorgeous mixture of hot pink and magenta in Joico intensities for the color. Her cut is an short A-line bob with an undercut and lots of texture and movement. My favorite aspect of this short hairstyle has to be the sharp, dramatic angle the cut has. The vibrant color only makes it pop more.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would suggest this look to anyone wanting a short, sassy, fun hairstyle. If you do not want to accentuate or enhance a round face, keep it below the chin. Anyone can pull off this look, as long as you wear it and not let it wear you. Give it a nice blowout, and a quick flat iron to get those angles just how you want them. Add a little bit of shine spray, and you’re out the door!

Modern Graduated Bob with Glasses

Modern Graduated Bob
Instagram @emiliebhd

Perfect for a round face, this short haircut that’s short at the back and longer at the front has a natural slimming effect and gives dimension to the hairstyle. Styling it straight and simple offers that amazing shine that anyone can easily recreate at home.

Chic Chin-Length Bob

Chic Chin-Length Bob
Instagram @_rhiannonlee_

This textured short cut has a stunning dimension with those choppy ends and rough layers stacked at the back. Opting for a trendy balayage makes it easier to maintain and grow out.

A Cute Short Bob with Long Bangs

A Cute Short Bob with Long Bangs
Instagram @constancerobbins

This charming pink short bob can make round faces appear more oval because of the straight long bangs, while also accentuating the eyes and complementing fair skin.

The Best Deep Side Part

The Best Deep Side Part
Instagram @tracycroot

Q&A with style creator, Tracy Croot
Owner / Stylist @ TC Hair & Brow Studio in Fayetteville, NC

How would you describe this look?

This look is one of my absolute favorites! Simply put it as an A-line bob (also known as an inverted bob or graduated bob). I love that it is a classic cut and is totally versatile! It can be edgy, fun, or sophisticated, depending on the detailing of the cut and products used.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This can be pretty much for anyone! This cut works well with any face shape! It doesn’t require a lot of time and effort. For those with straight hair, you can wear it sleek and smooth or waved and tousled. For those with naturally curly hair, this is a fantastic shape for giving your curls a boost of style!