32 Most Flattering Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

Short hair for round face shape

Short hair for round face shapes is cut above the shoulders with a flattering, slimming effect. Whether it’s a pixie or bob, this length is effortlessly chic and universal.

The #1 rule to finding the right haircut is securing the length around your face. This will elongate your face shape.

“Aside from a bob, you can have a pixie and bangs,” says Alissa Grossi, a stylist from Newport Beach, CA. She adds, “The layers just have to lay on the right spots to avoid harsh angles.”

Short hair requires more styling than most women think. Heat tools are sometimes essentials to achieve certain styles. If you’re having a bad hair day, dry shampoo will be your best friend.

Consult your stylist to talk about your actual hair goal. Do you prefer air-drying your hair and letting your natural texture show? How about sleek or wavy styles that demand you to use heat tools?

Whatever look you plan to rock, be sure to ask what products are recommended for your hair type and texture.

“These factors play out when it comes to cutting your hair. Stylists can do their part at the salon, but you have to do yours by styling it every day at home,” Grossi explains.

As for maintaining the length, Grossi suggests a trim every 4-6 weeks.

Need hair inspirations that offer a slimming effect? Images here show the trendiest ideas in wearing short hair for round face shapes.

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#1: Lovely Short Stacked Bob

One of the more popular short hairstyles for round faces is a 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 round face + short hair style you’re looking for.

Wispy Brunette Lob with a Side Part for Round Faces
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#2: Wispy Brunette Lob with a Side Part

You’ll love a wispy brunette lob with a side part. The hair surrounding your face gives the illusion of slimmer features. I recommend having the front length sit below the chin to lengthen your face even more. The medium layers give you just the right movement. Don’t forget to curl your hair if you need to perfect your finish.

#3: Sexy Dark Red Bob Haircut

A sexy dark red bob haircut is a vibe! If you have been thinking about dyeing your hair a fashion color, red is a great option that is both sexy and professional. Pair this color with a bob haircut for a sophisticated and tidy look. I suggest adding soft layers around your face to give you a more built-in shape that will aid in effortless styling.

Adorable Short Cut with Curtain Bangs for Round Face Shapes
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#4: Adorable Short Cut with Curtain Bangs

A short haircut with curtain fringe gives a flattering shape to your face while giving soft movement. Ask your stylist for a short cut with bangs to enhance features suited to you!

Messy Short Hair with Choppy Bangs for Round Faces
Instagram @randa.rivera

#5: Messy Short Hair with Choppy Bangs

A short hairstyle paired with choppy bangs is a flattering choice for round faces because the distinct layering draws the eyes to points of interest on the face. Like contouring, it can visually restructure the face while removing weight from the silhouette.

Cutest Cropped Pixie on a women with a rounded face
Instagram @cabelenka

#6: The Cutest Cropped Pixie

Get a cropped pixie if you’re blessed with a round face shape. It’s one of the beautiful short haircuts for round faces that are beneficial. This is a neat chop, jazzed up with texture at the top area. It’s the textured style that complements and adds a balance to a round face.

The fun Shaggy Bob Haircut on a girl with a rounded face shape
Instagram @shearpulp

#7: Fun Short Shaggy Bob with Volume

When pulling off the short shaggy bob, it always works better on wavy hair texture. It looks much more natural and fun. This shaggy bob cut on short hair has a tousled texture that flatters a rounded face. The curls are what can break up the fullness of the face.

A Short Bob with Long Bangs
Instagram @salsalhair

#8: A Short Bob with Long Bangs

A short bob with long bangs and a round face shape is like a match made in heaven. This short bob for round faces and a double chin appear more oval because of the straight long bangs. Having a jaw-length haircut and fringe can frame the face, balancing out its structure. This charming short hairstyle can make round faces with a double chin appear more oval because of the straight long bangs, while also accentuating the eyes and complementing fair skin.

Related: See more haircuts for women with double chins.

Chic Chin-Length Bob for a Round Faced Girl
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#9: Chic Chin-Length Bob

A chin-length textured short cut has a stunning dimension with those choppy ends and rough layers stacked at the back. Opting for a trendy balayage on soft waves makes it easier to maintain and grow out.

Cute Short Curly Hair and a Round Face
Instagram @lucyjacobi

#10: Cute Short Cut for Curly Hair

Short haircuts for round faces benefit by adding messy waves painted with warm brown hues. The soft and effortless styling and cut past the chin balance the whole image, leaving an elongated yet voluminous curly hair.

Beautifully Braided Bob for Natural Hair and Round Faces
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#11: Beautifully Braided Bob for Natural Hair

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 natural hair and a little bit of creativity.

Effortless Short Shaggy Cut for round faces
Instagram @nickhustonhair

#12: Effortless Short Shaggy Cut

This short shaggy cut with short bangs is a perfect example of short hairstyles and round face shapes. Considered a slimming haircut, it frames the face well. Styling it with a lot of texture and adding baby bangs helps to lessen the illusion of a chubbier face shape. Don’t want baby bangs? Ask your stylist for longer choppy bangs instead!

Trendy Short Pixie Bob with Long Layers
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#13: Trendy Short Pixie Bob with Long Layers

Go for a short pixie bob with long layers because it’s cute, stylish, and very trendy! A short pixie bob and long layers is designed for a woman growing out a pixie cut. Such a short haircut with textured ends and choppy layers is also great for round face shapes. The cut’s edginess complements the fullness of the face shape.

Youthful Haircut with Short Choppy Layers for women with round faces
Instagram @made_bymads

#14: Youthful Short Choppy Layers

Short choppy layers on a haircut draw attention away from the symmetry of a round face. So yes—it’s ideal for women blessed with a round face shape. This short cut is also great for fine hair as it offers a more natural movement. Layering on the crown creates an illusion of more hair while enhancing its shape and body.

Flattering short haircut for women over 50 with round faces
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#15: Flattering Short Haircut for Women Over 50

Here’s a flattering short haircut for women over 50. This short pixie cut offers volume at the crown area, making it perfect for round faces. Shorter cuts for women in their fifties like this are easy to style. Ladies who don’t always have time to style up are sure to love this pixie.

The Classic Bob with Bangs for Round Faced Women
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#16: The Classic Bob with Bangs

A short bob with bangs is another great way option when considering short hairstyles for round faces. 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 your hair, and your realistic desire, you can determine the bob style. In the photo above, she has a round face. I didn’t want to enhance that, so I made sure it was past her chin. Product will be your best friend. To keep this short cut for a round face shaped perfectly, you have to keep getting it reshaped every 5-6 weeks.

#17: Trendy Short Angled Bob

This is a blunt, short and slightly angled bob styled with a beach wave and it compliments round-faced women. It’s very easy to achieve and is very flattering on round face shapes.

A short, angled bob haircut is great for most women with a round face shape who want a low-maintenance hairstyle. 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 for your round face. If you have a straight hair type, you can blow dry it with a round brush to create volume or a paddle brush to make it sleeker.

Stylish Asymmetrical Bob for a Chubby Face
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#18: Stylish Asymmetrical Bob for a Chubby Face

This short bob hairstyle is chic, stylish, and dramatic. It accentuates the round cheekbones, chin, and neck which are all very sexy features for a woman or younger girl. It’s a classic cut with a playful edge and can be worn styled or let your natural texture create its own shape. Short cuts for round faces take maintenance, so you’d need frequent cuts to maintain the shape. That’s not to say it won’t grow out well.

Long Pixie with Side Swept Bangs For Round Face Shape
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#19: Blonde Long Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

A long pixie with side-swept bangs is one of those cuts that are suitable for women with rounder faces. The haircut’s short edgy shape and side sweep are sure to complement the curve of the face. If wanting a fringe, choose side-swept bangs. They give a much more flattering angle to the face.

Related: Long pixies for women with full faces.

#20: Feminine Short Wavy Bob

The softness of a short wavy bob with a middle part is sure to match the curve of a face. This short hairstyle flatters women with a round face because it has an added height to draw the eyes upwards. The stack and angle in the back also give the illusion of a tighter jawline from the profile. Rock such a short haircut if you’re looking for a new style to go with your round face.

#21: Cute Choppy Pixie Cut with Long Bangs

A choppy pixie haircut with long bangs can flatter round faces. The length was left on top for added movement and softness. This short haircut works well on women with a rounder face who want to put little effort into styling. It may be easy to style, but it demands regular trims to maintain its shape and volume.

👉 See more trendy pixies for round faces

Short textured bob for round shaped faces
Instagram @lindsayshair

#22: Modern Textured Bob

When considering short hairstyles for round faces, 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 that’s eye-catching. 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.

#23: Trendsetting Choppy Bob for Fine Hair

A neck-length choppy bob for fine hair is one of those flattering short haircuts for round faces, with a softer, textured style! It even looks lovelier with subtle babylights to add shimmer. This short hairstyle on a round face does the framing effect better on straight and wavy locks.

#24: Side-Parted Long Bob (Lob)

This side-parted long bob is a choppy bob, styled with lots of undone texture and airiness. Style it with a 1.25 inch curling iron and finish it with texture hairspray. The right amount of movement would complement/soften round face shapes. If you’re wanting a more natural version of this bob, go for a softer shade of copper or opt for a rich brown. This length is great for get-up-and-go lifestyles but definitely plays up well when you spend time styling it. Looks great both wavy and straight.

#25: Sassy Textured Inverted Bob

A textured inverted bob on short hair will flatter an overweight face. It’s a perfect variety of the best short hair styles for round faces. The movement within short hairstyles for women like this will bring out extra spice to your dark locks.

This short hair for full face shapes is a short inverted stacked bob with layers. The stacking in the back adds beautiful shaping. It’s perfect for women with thick hair in need of texture. Women interested in textured short cuts must be willing to blow dry it for styling purposes. Doing so will optimize the shape of the bob haircut! Make sure you’re comfortable with your chin and neck because they will be more emphasized. However, if you want to leave it longer in the front, that will help offset women with rounder faces.

Beautiful layered bob haircut for a chubby face and short thick hair
Instagram @dnwluxehair

#26: Beautiful Layered Bob for Thick Hair

Try a layered bob for thick hair that flatters women with chubby faces. Considering adding extra texture to make more of it shaggy boho bob. To style, use a texture spray that keeps memory in your hair.  This way when you touch those curls they hold their definition and shape.

Messy, Beach Waves for Wavy Hair and Rounder Face Shapes
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#27: Messy, Beach Waves

This is a slightly stacked lob haircut with beach waves and a little bit of an angle in the front. It has no layers except a messy interior layer. This short hairstyle for round faces is great for women 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 short hairstyle for round face shapes is perfect for women who only wash a few times a week and for women who wash every day!

#28: Short Neck-Length Bob with Side Part

Such 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.

#29: Flattering Cropped Hair for Women Over 60

A pixie makes a flattering cropped hairstyle for women over 60 with a round face. This cropped hair for over 60 gals is low-maintenance, and it’s sassy looking. It’s one of the most popular short and textured short hairstyles for round faces and thin hair. If searching for a short haircut for ladies over 60  that’s easy to maintain and style, check this one out. It fits the bill!

#30: The Dramatic Short A-Line Bob

The short A-line bob is a dramatic angled cut with low graduation. It’s a haircut for a chubby face shape and a great length to have versatility with. Keeping the cut below the chin elongates the face and neck.  One thing to consider about this haircut is the maintenance. You’ll most likely need to see your hairdresser every 6-8 weeks.

Modern Graduated Bob with Glasses and a Round Face
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#31: Modern Graduated Bob with Glasses

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 short graduated bob hairstyle. Styling it straight simply offers that amazing shine that you can easily recreate at home.

#32: Modern Textured Pixie with Side Bangs

Opt for a textured pixie with side bangs. With the right amount of texture, the color will pop. Good hair products to use are “Bedroom Hair” by Kevin Murphy and “This is a strong dry wax” by Davines. This is a great look for women who have petite faces and adding texture it helps create volume to elongate the face and add height. Shorter cuts like this generally need to be done every 5 to 6 weeks. The color is super versatile as the combination of colors works great from spring to winter!




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