22 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Round Faces

Beautiful long haircut for a round face shape

If you have a round face shape, then these trendy hairstyles are for you! Round faces boast slightly wider cheekbones but also has great symmetry. Try hairstyles that help break up the symmetry and incorporate lengths and angles that help make the face to look slim and draw eyes away from a double chin. Take a look at the following collection of the best hairstyles for round faces and learn to embrace the shape you were born with and make the most of it!

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Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob

Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob hairstyle
Instagram @marisafactor_

Q&A with style creator, Marisa Copeland
Hairstylist @ Hairendipity Downtown in Louisville, CO

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

This graduated bob is a medium length haircut for round faces. The model shown actually has curly hair and is able to wear it both curly and straight because of the blended graduation and soft lines.

I think my favorite thing about this shape is how versatile it is! The side-swept bang also gives this shape a diagonal line which causes the eye to move around, therefore helping to balance a rounder shaped face with a shorter style. I also love how it lays right on her collarbone. I always love accentuating those on women!

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

To maintain and recreate this look, I recommend a weightless styling product that delivers medium memory/hold. Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity spray or lotion would be perfect for this. I would also use Body.Builder mousse or Unite Blow & Set styling lotion. Anything that will aid in giving hair a full, smooth look!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone with fine to medium hair since shorter styles always help the hair look fuller. Because this shape doesn’t have any harsh lines or angles, I find it also works well with wavy/curly textured girls. Any length between the collarbone and chin are great shapes for people with longer faces. It’s all about finding ways to balance a person’s face shape while highlighting their favorite features. If you want to show off your decollate, then this is a perfect haircut for you! I think wearing these bobs a little longer (as shown in the photo) and softer is a great way for rounder face shapes to pull off this look too.

Cute Pixie Cut

Cute Pixie Hairstyle
Instagram @beeblondor

Add a striking contrast to your soft round face shape with a bold pixie cut.

Short Curly Hair

Short Curly Pixie haircut for a round face
Instagram @miamihairmel

Lessen the hassle of maintaining curls when you go with a sassy curly pixie cut that’s perfect for round face shapes.

Getting some volume on top of your head can amazingly add length to your face.

Long Platinum Blonde with Bangs

Beautiful long haircut for a round face shape
Instagram @rachelwstylist

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Williams
Hairstylist & Blonde Specialist @ Blonde Salon in Fayetteville, AR


How would you describe this look?

This is a boho chic haircut for women with a rounder face and thick hair.

The platinum blonde color sets off this look. It really is striking but still soft at the same time, and it goes beautifully with her skin tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Long layers and bangs are great for her round face shape. The bangs really pop and frame her eyes, and the long layers around her face lengthen the face. I used a one-inch wand alternating directions and leaving the ends out to create the waves. I styled it with the Oribe’s Texture Spray for texture and volume.

If you’re more of a low maintenance person, this isn’t the color for you. To maintain platinum blonde, you should have retouches every 4-6 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.  Use hydrating and strengthening shampoo and conditioner, such as Oribe’s Gold Lust or Kevin Murphy’s Repair Wash, rinse, leave in, and tone with a purple shampoo and conditioner such as Fanola’s No Yellow Shampoo and Hair Mask.

Gorgeous Medium-Length Waves

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Barrera
Junior Stylist @ Sereni Salon in Hudson, MA


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

This tousled medium-length wavy hair with a lived-in style for a round face.

My favorite thing about this look is that it embraces the hair’s natural wave and texture making it an effortless everyday style.

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

I recommend using Aveda’s new Texture Tonic Spray that is made with a blend of salt and cane sugar to give your hair a soft, touchable wave. It can be sprayed into the hair wet or dry and scrunched to bring out natural curl or help to create beachy waves with freshly curled hair.

I also like to finish with Aveda’s Shampure dry shampoo to add texture for an extra tousled, undone look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I especially love this look because it is so universal on any hair types such as fine or thick hair, short or long, straight and wavy. Anyone who likes low maintenance styling will enjoy being able to embrace natural texture with minimal products.

This look is suitable for all face shapes, making it easy for anyone to use as their go-to look for special occasions or an everyday style.

Collarbone-Length Middle Part

Collarbone-Length middle part hairstyle for round shaped face
Instagram @kit_mcelroy

Q&A with style creator, Katy McElroy
Stylist @ Raven Row Salon in Austin, TX


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

This is a textured, collarbone-length haircut. The collarbone is such a feminine feature on a woman’s body and I love drawing attention to it.

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

I used a lightweight moisturizing styling cream for her blow dry. I finished with a lightweight hairspray and a texturing spray for an effortless, lived-in look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

It works well for ladies with round faces that air dry their hair, as well as for ladies that style daily.

Neck Length Choppy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Summer Morgan
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ Megan Diez Salon in Greenville, SC


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

I love this choppy bob haircut because you can wear it straight or with beachy waves and you always look polished and put together!

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

I used Kevin Murphy’s Bedroom.Hair. It doubles as a finishing spray and adds texture. For her waves, I curled the hair in sections with a 1-inch curling iron, directing the hair away from her face. Once the curls cooled, I used a wide tooth comb to rake through the hair and then sprayed Bedroom.Hair throughout!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think any woman with a round face could pull this off by keeping the length below the chin. If you have fine hair, keep it more on the sleek structured side. Medium to thick hair tends to do better with added texture and weight removed in key areas.

Blended Face-Framing Layers

A blended face-framing layered hairstyle on a rounded face
Instagram @ashleypaceaveda

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Pace
Beacon Stylist @ Soleil 7 Hair Salon in Tallahassee, FL


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

This is a blended, long layered hairstyle with an emphasis on face-framing a round-shaped face. My favorite part of this style is the face framing and how it affects the layers from the ears forward. It provides the movement and texture you look for in a layered look, but without removing too much weight from the ends.

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

I used the Aveda Be Cruly line. My guest had extremely thick, curly strands and in Florida, humidity is a big factor. I used a style prep that contains a heat protectant and a frizz control. After, I mixed a curl enhancing cream and a liquid gel together and applied from her mid-shaft through the ends of her hair.

I styled her out with my round brush for a smoother, softer look. The best part is, she can use the same products to style out her natural curl for those low maintenance days!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The amazing thing about this look is that the face framing layers set the whole tone. It really can be recommended for any hair texture. For this guest with her texture and thickness of hair, I kept the face framing very low. This way when her hair springs upward with her natural curls, the layering will not appear “shelf-like” and will remove any triangle appearance that curly and thick hair can have.

Mid-Length Beach Waves with Center Part

Q&A with style creator, Jennie Agadier
Cutting Specialist @ Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach, CA


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

This medium length layered haircut sits a few inches below the collarbone and falls right above the chest. My favorite part of this style is that it’s a length that’s not too overwhelming and it’s very versatile. Also, with its long layers throughout, it really works to complement and elongate this type of face.

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

To create these soft waves. I used a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron, wrapping pieces away from the face and leaving the ends out to achieve an effortless look. My favorite product to retain body and a light hold would be L’Oréal Professional’s Next Day Hair texture spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of client who would love this cut is someone with thick to medium volume hair that would look great straight or curly. This longer cut below the shoulders can help control the hair from appearing too wide and weigh down thick hair for more control.

Long Layers with Glasses and Round Face

Q&A with style creator, Krista Varnum
Apprentice @ Mane Stay Hair Studio in Petersburg, FL


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

This is a great slimming haircut for women with round faces. I love this look for its versatility and practicality.

You can wear these waves with jeans and a tee for a relaxed vibe, or with your favorite dress for date night. There is no end to the number of combinations!

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

If starting with freshly washed hair, I highly recommend Davines Oi Milk and Oi Oil for the blow dry. These products are lightweight but buildable, depending on the hair type. They also provide detangling properties, heat protection and shine. You’ll get a nice clean finish that preps the hair for hot tools.

This next step works for second-day hair too. Recently, I’m favoring the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium 1 1/4-inch curling iron for styling our guests. I alternate the curl pattern as I work around the head to create dimension and variation within the hair, but I always curl the front pieces away from the face. Finishing the look with Davines Dry Texture Spray is the key here. It’s not sticky at all, but it gives the hair grip, adds volume, and keeps the waves loose. I would consider it a hybrid of a dry shampoo and a light hairspray. I’ll spray the hair generously before breaking up the curls into fluid waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Any client can achieve this look as long as they are willing to put in the work. A smooth blowout and styling with hot tools takes some time, but it gives an effortless but stylish appearance. It’s very flattering and can even soften the look of a strong facial structure. The waves can work with layered or blunt haircuts, but you need at least chin-length hair to get this effect.

Short Hair with Blunt Fringe

short hair with blunt fringe for round facial shape
Instagram @avartistry

Try this short hair with blunt fringe if you want a unique yet classic style. The best asset of this easy-to-maintain haircut has to be the strong baby fringe. It’s a softer framing, asymmetrical fringe to give softness around the face. For a thick density mane, a balanced texturing can reduce the volume and give longevity to the cut.

Q&A with style creator, Amber Vickram
Hair Stylist @ Alchemy Hair Salon in Orando, FL


How would you describe this?

This short hair with blunt fringe is a block-colored bob with baby bangs. Bright block coloring in the front with depth and dimension in the back.

What’s your best advice?

Don’t be afraid of boldness. The bright blonde and baby bangs are definitely a statement. You won’t be able to tie your hair up and you may want to get your hair cut more frequently to maintain the length. If you’re okay with a bold look, bright blonde, and short length and bangs, this is the style for you!

Graduated Long Bob

Graduated Long Bob
Instagram @style.byqueena

Flawlessly sleek, standout straight lob on a rounder shaped face! Make it even more chic with a beautiful dark hair color. Definitely the look you ought to strut in high fashion events.

Bouncy Long Hair

bouncy long hair for round faces
Instagram @abbeywolfloveshair

Achieve bouncy long hair if you consider one crucial factor—integrity. Hair must be healthy and shiny to rock an exciting hairstyle and cut. Long haircuts for round faces makes the entire finish look natural and sophisticated. This long hairstyle is ideal for girls with a round face shape and a medium-textured mane. Hints of blonde strands create a better payoff as they go well with the waves.

Straight Bob

straight bob for fatter faces
Instagram @piatupop

Straight bob haircuts like this are one of the safest looks to go for when wanting a fresh makeover. This suits women with rounder face shapes as the chop slims down the cheek area. The added side bangs elongate the face and gives a youthful edge.

Lob Shag

lob shag for fat faces
Instagram @salsalhair

What a splendid lob shag! Create such a hair trend by pairing a long layered bob with some soft beach waves. It looks fun to wear, mostly because of the eye-grazing bangs. This haircut is perfect for any round-faced woman who wants a change but doesn’t want to go too short.

Textured Layers for a Chubby Face

textured layers for a chubby face
Instagram @hairshaftmigurl

Long textured layers for a chubby face are very flattering! They add extra spice to the entire style and gives the chubby round face shape a perfect balance. With bangs, this becomes one of the ideal haircuts for round faces. A long wispy fringe gives an illusion of more pronounced cheekbones.

Lob With Side Bangs

lob with side bangs for round shaped faces
Instagram @stylist_shannonbingham

Freshen up a lob with side bangs that can accentuate the cheekbones. Thanks to such a fringe, it makes any shoulder-length haircut or lob popular for round faces. It looks flattering and is easy to style. What’s not to love about it?

Textured Lob with Bangs and Round Face Shape

textured lob with bangs and round face shape
Instagram @timm.morrison

Go for a textured lob with bangs, and a round face shape is sure to benefit from it. This haircut is best on round faces to create a perfect balance. If you can’t decide whether to go super short or long, opt for a length that grazes the shoulders or collarbone. It isn’t too long to keep it fuller, yet not too short for versatility.

Long Layers and Side Swept Bangs

A long layered hairstyle with side-swept bangs
Instagram @lalalisa2

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Taha
Master Stylist @ Hair Booth Salon in Calgary, AB


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

This is a voluminous long layered cut that looks amazing on round faces.

It was round brushed with Keune Mousse Styling to maximize her natural body and wave. My favorite thing about this look is how it carves her face shape.

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

I highly recommend Keune products. Here we used the Keune After Color shampoo and conditioner which features a ph4 Solamer UV Protector as well as silk protein.

I love the control and great hold that Keune Mousse Styling gives. The hair is easy to manipulate both before and after drying. Use a big round brush when blow drying.

Lastly, Keune Spray Shine! This is one of my all-time favorite go-to products for any type of hair that needs shine without the weight. Who doesn’t love light, shiny beautiful hair?

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The beauty of this design is that it can be recommended for all hair types, lifestyles and face shapes. The framing can be slightly manipulated according to clients best interest’s.

Inverted Bob for Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Ann Marie Goodall
Senior Stylist @ Hair By Maz Goodall in Staffordshire, UK


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

I would describe this look as a soft inverted bob. By adding texturized layers, the finished look is soft and flattering for round-shaped faces.

The thing I love about this style is that it’s a classic haircut with a modern twist. New hairstyles are always being created, but I’ll never get bored of this one as it suits all ages and styles.

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

To maintain and create this look, I advise using a good, strong volumizing product. I love MoroccanOil Root Boost at the roots with MoroccanOil on mid-lengths and ends. This will give you a big bounce and keep your ends silky. Blow dry using a round ceramic brush to create a bouncy curl, then spritz with MoroccanOil’s heat protection spray and use a ghd straightener to define the curl. I find that by using a ghd flat iron to seal, the curl gets a better bounce from the root.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for most women. It is perfect for this face shape as the hair being gradually longer around the face helps soften and lengthen. The great thing about this style is that when blow dried straight, the layers help the style fall straight into place without loads of time, which the majority of people don’t have spare in the morning. Even when time isn’t an issue, being able to transform the straight look into a bouncy curled style gives lots of versatility.

Razor Cut Short Bob

razor cut short bob for round face shape
Instagram @freche.frisuren

This razor cut short bob is perfect for rounder facial features. The very subtle piece-y style is what makes it an ideal hairstyle for round faces. Opt for a razor cut like this to provide the ends with a little texture.

Textured Bob

textured bob for round face
Instagram @risareyeshair

This gorgeous textured bob is easy to imitate. It looks soft and sophisticated, great for an everyday style. For a girl with a slightly round face or women with fuller face shapes, this piecey bob is suitable. Customize the movement of the waves to accentuate facial features. To boost the volume and texture with a more polished finish, apply dry shampoo.

Q&A with style creator, Risa Reyes
Hair Stylist @ Laboratorie Hair Salon in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this?

This textured bob is called a lob or a longer bob. It hits below the chin, clearing the shoulder, and has a bit of layering and a slight angle in the perimeter.

What’s your best advice?

Bring inspiration photos with you to your stylist if you’re considering textured hair. This is a great cut for women who want a low maintenance style. Use Davines products, it’s a dry texturized. It also help to expand the waves and define layering.