Short hair for round face shapes is cut above the shoulders with a flattering, slimming effect. Whether it’s a bob or pixie, this hair idea exudes universal appeal and chicness without effort.
To help you figure out what cuts and styles would work best for you, here are tips from stylist Candace Bachara of Denver, CO.
💡 Key Things to Know First
- Go shorter than the mid-neck to accentuate your features better.
- Choose the right length, cut, and layers that complement your personality and daily routine.
- For instance, if you work out or pull your hair up a lot, a bob cut may not be a good option for you.
- Look at images online for hair inspirations, and consider models who have similar hair texture and face shape as you.
Fortunately, we have here a gallery of photos to use as references while thinking about your next killer look. Steal ideas on how to style short hair for round face shapes!
#1: 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.
#2: Perfectly Rounded Copper Bob
Go for a perfectly rounded copper blonde style. You should pre-lift darker hair toned before adding a copper blonde. It will give you the best canvas for brightness. Try a lever 7 or 8 copper for a deep rich copper that works well with warmer complexions. Additional glossing afterward can help reflect shine. Maintenance on reds and coppers is as important as deciding which shade to use. A color-safe shampoo, conditioner, or cream cleanser is key. I love Oway and Hairstory New Wash Original for color protection.
#3: 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.
#4: Side-Parted Jaw-Length Blonde Bob
When you want a short hairstyle, consider a side-parted jaw-length bob. It will create balance. This cut is flattering and timeless. It’s an excellent choice for those looking to slim their round face shape. This style will give your look dimension with its soft layers and subtle highlights. Plus, it’s easy to maintain. For added benefit, ask your stylist to add some texture with light waves or curls. This will help create the illusion of width in the right places.
#5: 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.
#6: 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.
#7: 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.
#8: 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.
#9: 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!
#10: 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.
#11: 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.
#12: 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.
#13: 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.
#14: Cute Short Cut for Curly Hair
Short haircuts for round faces benefit you if you add messy waves painted with warm ash brown hues. The soft and effortless styling and cut past the chin balance the whole image, leaving elongated yet voluminous curly hair.
#15: 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.
#16: 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!
#17: 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 classic 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.
#18: 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.
#19: 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.
#20: 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.
#21: 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.
#22: 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.
#23: 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.
#24: 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.
#25: 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.
#26: 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 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.
#27: 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 extra spice to your blonde 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 them for styling. Doing so will optimize the shape of the bob haircut! Ensure 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.
#28: 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.
#29: 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!
#30: 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.
#31: 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!
#32: 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.
#33: 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.
#34: 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!