66 Exceptional Haircuts for Round Faces in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Shagged Wavy Bob With Choppy Layers for Round Face Shapes
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#1: Shagged Wavy Bob With Choppy Layers

Try a shaggy wavy bob if you have a lot of hair but also want style and movement. A shag is one of the most flattering haircuts for round faces because it opens up the face with soft layering giving you an elongated look. This is the perfect hair length because it’s not too short and still long enough to pull up easily. In the end, you will look fresh and radiant with your new choppy cut.

Soft Neck-Length Choppy Bob with a Middle Part for Round Faces

#2 Soft Neck-Length Choppy Bob with a Middle Part

Instead of a longer cut, try a neck-length choppy bob to slim down a face shape that is wider at the cheekbones. The lighter feel of the choppy length helps the bob avoid becoming too blunt and harsh, which looks stunning when worn, textured and undone. You can pull this off by having the length below the chin and keeping the front one length to graze the sides of your face.

Jordin Sparks' bold and natural curls for a round face

#3 Jordin Sparks’ Bold and Natural Curls

Curls are best for ladies who want to embrace their innate curls. Curly hair should always be cut and designed in its natural, curly state. This allows your stylist to cut your hair to suit your face best. Ask your stylist for a beneficial cut and style that will help give the illusion of a longer face shape.

Rooted Light Brown Hairstyle for Round Faces
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#4: Rooted Light Brown Hairstyle

A rooted look will add instant depth to your light brown hairstyle. The dark root creates a contrast with the blonde, which makes the blonde look lighter and brighter. During your next highlight appointment, ask about a suitable root shade for your skin tone.

Rezo Cut Curls for Women Over 30 with Round Faces
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#5: Rezo Cut Curls for Women Over 30

The Rezo cut curls are a fantastic hairstyle for women over 30. The Rezo cut is specially made to bring out and shape curly hair while also adding volume and motion. It has layers and removes weight from the sides to make a pleasing profile that suits round faces. Keeping the length intact allows the curls to maintain their natural bounce without appearing too short. To style this cut, begin with wet hair and apply a volumizing mousse to encourage curl formation. Gently scrunch your hair with a microfiber towel to remove excess moisture, then use a diffuser to dry your curls.

Balayage Curls for Women Over 40 and Round Faces
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#6: Balayage Curls for Women Over 40

Balayage curls are good for women over 40. This hairstyle boosts volume and details in dark, rough hair. The balayage method is great for adding bright hints to naturally curved hair. Balayage on curly hair is a good way to lighten it without frequent root fixes. This style aims for a dark area near the roots.

Super Cute Loose Curls for Round Faces
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#7: Super Cute Loose Curls

Your loose curls will look super cute cut into a rounded, collarbone-grazing cut. Round faces will benefit from the exposed forehead and the slight face-framing around the cheekbones and jaw. This helps to make the face appear slimmer and longer.

Curly Rezo Haircut for Thick Hair and Round Faces
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#8: Curly Rezo Haircut for Thick Hair

Go for the curly Rezo haircut if your hair is thick. I recommend following your face shape when finding the best cut for your hair. A round layered cut will balance the layers throughout your hair. Use curly hair techniques to break up the layers and snip pieces throughout those layers.

#9: Very Thick Curls with Highlights

Very thick curls with highlights can be a perfect hair choice if you have a round face shape. Enhancing your hair’s natural texture and density to create volume is easy. I suggest taking the Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse and pumping 4-6 into your hand. Starting at the roots, use your fingers to comb through. Then attach your diffuser to your blow dryer and diffuse, switching back from cool to warm air. When seeing your stylist for your two-month touch-up, ask for a nice curly cut trim to keep those curls bouncy!

Off Center Part Layered Cut with Long Curtain Fringe for Round Faces
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#10: Off Center Part Layered Cut with Long Curtain Fringe

If you’ve been wearing a deep side part, you should try an off-center part layered cut with a long curtain fringe. Middle parts have been trending for the last few years, but not everyone can rock a middle part. Parting a little off-center makes this 90s classic a little more charming. When styling this mid-length, do try a blow dryer brush. You’ll get the best results in half the time. Amika, Hot Tools, and Dry Bar make great blow-dry brushes.

#11: Textured Shaggy Haircut with Wavy Bangs

Consider a textured wavy shag haircut paired with bangs. If you’re rockin’ a shag, you’re rockin’ a perfect haircut to flatter a chubby face. Think of it as highlighting your eyes and cheekbones. Tame your wavy shag with medium-hold hairspray like “Set Spray” from Cult King to keep your bangs and frizz at bay.

Layered Curly Cut for Round Faces with Thick Hair
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#12: Layered Curly Cut For Thick Hair

A layered curly cut might be just what you need if you have thick hair. If your hair texture is curly and needs a change, try some square layers to modernize your strands. The hair tendrils surrounding your features are very flattering. You’ll want to air dry or diffuse in place with a curl product to keep your curls from frizzing.

Medium Razored Shag with Micro Bangs for Round Faces
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#13: Medium Razored Shag with Micro Bangs

Go for an edgy cut with a medium razored shag and micro bangs. With shaggy stacked layers and micro bangs, your face will appear more balanced. I recommend you save pictures of your favorite ones and show them to your stylist at your next hair appointment. They’ll be able to help you pick out the best one for you.

Curled Mid-Length Hair with Straight Bangs for Round Faces
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#14: Curled Mid-Length Hair with Straight Bangs

You should consider curled mid-length hair with straight bangs. Ask your stylist for layers surrounding your cheeks, and you’ll have a haircut that makes you feel beautiful. Your hairstyling regimen will require soft curling around your face unless you have a natural wave. You’ll want to blow dry your bangs with a round brush and avoid turning them under too much for a trendy finish.

Soft Shag with Wavy Layers and Money Pieces for Round Faces
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#15: Soft Shag with Wavy Layers and Money Pieces

A soft shag with wavy layers and a money piece looks beautiful. A shaggy layered haircut that looks soft and has volume elongates and slims your face. Add a bold money piece to frame your face for the perfect hair trend.

#16: Wavy Medium-Length Hair with Textured Ends

Give your lovely locks a lift with wavy medium-length hair with textured ends. Your beautiful blonde tresses will look so romantic with soft, flowing, textured waves.

#17: Rooted Blonde Medium Hair Parted In The Middle

Rooted blonde medium hair parted in the middle is an incredible choice. The shadow root will allow for more time between appointments, and the medium-length cut with a middle part will help balance any asymmetry in your face.

#18: Side Part Style on an Extra Long Bob Haircut

Try an extra long bob haircut with a side-part style for its complimentary shape. The side-swept part is a great choice for your face shape. Hair coming forward around your features will make your face look skinnier. A long bob is perfect for your hairstyle and looks super healthy.

#19: Cute Short Shag Haircut with Ombre

A short shag haircut with an ombre color is one of the most flattering haircuts for full faces. If appearing more youthful inspires you, this cut will accomplish your goals!

Wavy Lob Haircut with Highlights for Women Over 50 with Round Faces
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#20: Wavy Lob Haircut with Highlights for Women Over 50

Go for a wavy lob haircut with highlights if you are a woman over 50. A lob is a great haircut for a round face to look more elongated because the longest length around your face helps conceal a double chin and makes your face appear slimmer.

Blue-Highlighted Bob with Short Bangs for Round Face Shapes
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#21: Blue-Highlighted Bob with Short Bangs

Try rocking a blue highlighted bob with short bangs for a chic look. A bob with bangs is a spectacular choice. Having bangs and blunt, shorter hair around your jaw will balance out the roundness of your face. Try a bold pop of color to liven up your locks. The vibrant color options are endless.

Related: Best ideas for bobs with bangs for round faces.

Long Wispy Layers and a Face Frame for Straight Hair and Round Faces
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#22: Long Wispy Layers and a Face Frame for Straight Hair

If you’re a woman with straight hair consider long wispy layers and a face frame. Long, wispy layers are magnificent at volumizing your locks and will liven up your strands. Long and wispy hairstyles will elongate your face for a slimmer-looking appearance.

Alluring Long Choppy Hair with Soft Waves for Round Faces
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#23: Alluring Long Choppy Hair with Soft Waves

Try a long, choppy haircut styled with soft waves. To style your hairdo, use a barrel curling iron directing your curls away from your face.

#24: Trendy Shaggy Wolf Cut with Feathered Layers and Bangs

The prettiest hairstyle is a shaggy wolf cut with feathered layers and bangs. If your goal is making your face look slimmer, then this is a cut you should try!

#25: Flattering Middle Part Short Hair with Layered Curls

A middle-part layered bob for curly hair is a flattering hairstyle. When wearing naturally curly hair, use a mousse or a gel-based product to help your curls last all day. Styling your curly bob with a middle part will make you look more natural and make getting ready easy, perfect if you want a quick, easy styling routine in the morning.

Modern Razored Cut Mid-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs for Round Faces
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#26: Modern Razored Cut Mid-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs

Razored mid-length hair with bangs is one of the best haircuts. Having curtain bangs on short hair is a remarkable way to add great texture when styling your locks with curls. Ask for a razor cut if you want a lot of texture.

Related: Best curtain bangs for round face shapes.

#27: Medium Curly Shag with Bangs

A medium curly shag with bangs is a great option to draw attention away from the roundness of your face. A shag is always a unique cut, specifically for your face shape and natural curl pattern. If you have coarse hair, you will want to use a smoothing cream that doesn’t have to be heat-activated so you can air-dry your curls without the frizz. Be sure to ask your stylist for advice on how to style your new shag at home.

Slimming Center Parted Medium Hair with Layered Curls for Round Faces
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#28: Slimming Center Parted Medium Hair with Layered Curls

A center-parted medium haircut with layered curls is a great, slimming haircut. If you have thick hair, you’ll want a medium to long length cut to keep your curls from creating a triangle shape. Whether you want to go dressy and blow out your hair or go casual with natural curls, this is a great cut. Ask your stylist for product recommendations and how to style at home.

Front Layered Cut with Middle-Parted Long Bangs for Round Faces
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#29: Front Layered Cut with Middle-Parted Long Bangs

A front-layered cut paired with middle-parted long bangs is a wearable, classy look. How the bangs frame your face creates a nice shape and shows off your cheekbones. If you are looking for a haircut for a chubby face, this is a great option. Your stylist can tailor the face-framing to show off or hide certain facial features.

Blunt Medium Haircut with Waves for Round Face Shapes
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#30: Blunt Medium Haircut with Waves

A blunt medium haircut paired with soft waves is a fantastic option. Blunt cuts are always a great option because they don’t frame your face. You never want to accentuate the roundness of your face by framing your face directly under your chin.

Sassy Side-Parted Textured Curly Bob for Round Faces
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#31: Sassy Side-Parted Textured Curly Bob

A side-parted textured curly bob creates a nice shape for your face. You’ll want to ensure the length isn’t too blunt if it’s right at your chin. Your face’s roundness can appear more oval with a side part that leaves the front pieces falling forward and framing your face. A great styling tip is to find the right curl cream for your curls. Every curl is different. Ask your stylist what they recommend and if they can try a few products on your hair before purchasing.

#32: Medium Feathered Haircut with Flipped Ends

A medium feathered haircut paired with flipped ends is cute and practical. The flipped ends give off a sassy, feminine vibe that is easy to style. One of the best hairstyles for wider faces is a medium-length with layers in all the right places. Ask your stylist what kind of layering and lengths will best suit you when in the salon.

#33: Trendsetting Long Choppy Pixie Bob

We love a long choppy pixie bob because it’s a fun and fabulous look that is versatile and easy to style. If you have wide cheekbones, your stylist can minimize them with a swoopy face frame. Your choppy pixie bob can be styled straight or curled but should always be finished with a texture spray to give it movement and hold.

Mini Mullet with Shaggy Layers for Round Face Shapes
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#34: Mini Mullet with Shaggy Layers

A mini mullet paired with shaggy layers is a head-turning, lovely cut. The layers make it not only easy to style but able to style in so many ways. Whether you want beach waves, straight, or rocker-chic natural waves, this is a great cut. It’s one of the most flattering haircuts because it’s tailored and detailed to frame your face and show off your favorite facial features.

#35: Shaggy French Bob with Swoopy Bangs

Be the coolest girl on the block, and go for a shaggy French bob with swoopy bangs. An inspiring shaggy bob has soft stacking layers that give your hair the most wonderful body and movement. Use a styling mouse to get some fun texture. Your fabulous new haircut will give you confidence.

#36: Voluminous Side Parted Curly Lob Cut

Though many women with curly hair fear a short haircut, a side parted curly lob cut can give your curly hair a new life. A side part produces a desirably voluminous crown for curly-haired women. The trendiest natural curls are soft, defined, and bouncy, and a stylish lob will bring out the best of your curly tresses.

#37: Fabulous Medium-Length Layered Waves With Curtain Bangs

If you have a slightly chubby face, a medium-length layered haircut styled with waves and curtain bangs is a fabulous option. It’s impressive how a haircut and color can affect the shape of your face, so always be sure to ask your stylist if that haircut will suit you best.

Balanced Long Wavy Hair with Choppy Ends for Round Faces
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#38: Balanced Long Wavy Hair with Choppy Ends

Consider wavy hair with choppy ends if your hair is long and thick. This long hairstyle has a variety of layers and textures, which helps the style stay balanced. Long, wavy hair is incredibly timeless, sophisticated, and striking. Choppy, straight ends take this chop to a more modern shape.

Medium-Length Layered Style for Round Faces
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#39: Medium-Length Layered Style

Rock a medium-length layered hairstyle to shake up your look. A pretty cut like this is ideal because the face-framing layers and curtain bangs open your face to see more of your beautiful eye and cheekbone area. Ask your stylist for long layer-framing that is long enough to be tucked behind the ear.

#40: Gorgeous Loose Curls with a Center Part

Try some gorgeous loose curls with a center part if you need help with how to style your amazing natural curls. The style is nice and has low maintenance, which can be achieved by using mousse and other curl products and defusing your hair. Ask your stylist for tips on making your natural curls bounce!

Chic & Subtle Face-Framing Side Part for Round Face Shapes
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#41: Chic & Subtle Face-Framing Side Part

A chic side part is a great way to open up facial features and give your face some symmetry overall. Contrary to popular belief, an asymmetrical hair part can make your face appear more symmetrical, while a middle part can draw attention to differences in your facial features. A side part can also help create an ideal face shape by customizing the face-framing layers.

#42: Fresh Curly Bob

Give your wavy hair shape with a fresh, curly bob cut. If you have a rounder face shape, a medium-length bob will work well. Layering should be done to shape your curls, keeping them from being too heavy at the ends. Styling will include a curling cream and curling gel mixture, air dry, then finish with a diffuser.

Super Cute Jet Black Shaggy Cut for Round Face Shapes
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#43: Super Cute Jet Black Shaggy Cut

A shaggy brunette cut is the epitome of the ’70s rock girl. The shag has made a powerful comeback in the last decade and seems not to be going anywhere anytime soon. We love the versatility of the look, which can be styled rougher for an edgier look or sleeker with a curling iron or hot rollers. It’s always best to style your hair with mousse and a texture cream before drying.

Eye-catching soft shag with heavy curtain bangs for round faces
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#44: Eye-Catching Soft Shag with Heavy Curtain Bangs

A soft shag with heavy curtain bangs is a great, eye-catching hairstyle. Wispy layers paired with a heavy curtain bang spotlight your eyes and soften the cheekbones of fuller face shapes. Use a spray wax from Reference of Sweden on dry hair to piece out the ends and amplify texture.

Razor Cut Short Bob
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#45: Razor Cut Short Bob with an Angled Part

A razor-cut short bob is perfect for rounder facial features. The very subtle piece-y style is what makes it an ideal hairstyle. Opt for a razor cut like this to provide the ends with a little texture. If your hair is thick, ask your stylist for an undercut to remove bulk from your short hair.

Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob
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#46: Soft and Slightly Graduated Bob

A soft and slightly graduated bob is a flattering haircut for round faces. This is because the elongated shape creates a sleek vertical line, softening the shape of your face. And the light copper tones bring out the color in your eyes.

#47: Easy Long and Layered Haircut with Long Bangs

A long layered haircut is another complimenting haircut. Soft tresses around your face make it appear shapelier. Add cute curtain bangs to set it off. The benefit of haircuts like this is that a long layered haircut grows out easily and will not require much maintenance.

#48: Cute Rose Gold Pixie Cut with Heavily Layering

You should add a striking contrast to your soft, circular face shape with a bold, short pixie cut. Short haircuts like this are fun and easy to jazz up. You can wear this look slicked back to highlight your facial features or swooped onto your face for a short cut that will still hide your forehead.

Messy Short Curly Hair for Round Faces
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#49: Messy Short Curly Hair with Curly Bangs

A sassy curly pixie cut can work with your face shape by keeping the volume on top of your head, where your hair can sometimes lay flatter than you’d like. The shorter layers on the crown create more height and texture, which can elongate your face shape.

Long Platinum Blonde with Bangs
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#50: Long Platinum Blonde Hair with Bangs

Long layers and bangs are another great option for rounder faces. The bright bangs pop and frame your eyes, and the long layers around your face lengthen it. To style, use a one-inch wand in alternating directions and leave the ends out to create waves and height in your crown area. Then, style it with the Oribe’s Texture Spray for texture and volume.

Gorgeous Medium Length Waves
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#51: Gorgeous Face-Framing Medium-Length Waves

Medium-length waves work so well to balance a rounder-shaped face. The one-length style can sit below the collarbone, grazing the cheeks and automatically balancing your face. However, adding waves to this classy balayage style will add volume to your hair. The volume elongates your face and adds a glamorous texture to your medium hair.

Bright Collarbone-Length Middle Part Hairstyle for Women with a Round Face
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#52: Bright Collarbone-Length Middle Part Hairstyle

The collarbone-length middle part has a slimming effect, which makes it a great choice! Look for the middle part to narrow your face. The collarbone length keeps your hair grazing the sides of your cheeks. Don’t be afraid to go for a messy center part to lift the roots, too.

#53: Blended Face-Framing Layers

Blended face-framing layers on medium hair create a flowing shape, perfect for visually slimming down your face. The layers that start under the chin allow for the length to skim the sides of the face. The flowing movement then curves around the jaw to add width below your face for balance.

Mid-Length Beach Waves with a Center Part for a Round Face
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#54: Mid-Length Beach Waves with a Center Part

Consider mid-length beach waves with a center part because they add contouring to a wider face. Try parting your hair in the center to complement and elongate your face. The hair sits symmetrically on either side, which narrows your cheeks. When styling the beach waves, aim for the curls to sit below your cheek to chisel in your cheekbones.

#55: Flattering Long Layers for Women with Glasses

Long layers will give a contoured effect from the shape of the straight cut, benefitting women who wear glasses and have a rounder face. Haircuts for round, chubby faces need longer layers that will sit lower than the widest part of your face, which will help balance your facial structure.

Short Chin-Length Blunt Cut with a Blunt Fringe for Round Face Shapes
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#56: Short Chin-Length Blunt Cut with a Blunt Fringe

A flirty chin-length short haircut with blunt fringe is another flattering haircut. It also adds a little body to naturally straight hair. Blunt bobs have no layers and can also be worn on fine hair.

Dimensional Collarbone-Length Graduated Long Bob for a Round Face
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#57: Dimensional Collarbone-Length Graduated Long Bob

A graduated long bob compliments rounder-shaped faces perfectly. Keep your length near your collarbone with the longer pieces around your face. This helps extend your facial features. Getting some over-directed layers also helps shape your face beautifully.

Bouncy Long Hairstyle for Round Faces
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#58: Bouncy Long Hair with Volume

Achieve bouncy long hair if you consider one crucial factor—integrity. Your hair must be healthy and shiny to rock an exciting hairstyle and cut. For this bouncy look, you must style with a large round brush or use a larger barrel curling iron if your hair does not hold curl well.

#59: Straight Bob with a Deep Side Part

A straight bob haircut with a deep side part will slim down rounder face shapes. The sleekness of a straight bob contours the sides of your face to elongate your facial structure. You don’t have to keep the length a little longer through the front to streamline this look, but it helps!

Layered Lob Shag with Brown Highlights for a Round Face Shape
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#60: Layered Lob Shag with Brown Highlights

A long layered bob with soft beach waves and eye-grazing bangs is ideal for any woman who wants a change but doesn’t want to go too short. This is a perfect transitional haircut for testing shorter hair. The balance between the bangs and length creates a slimming effect.

#61: Sophisticated Textured Layers On Long Hair

Long textured layers can flatter women because the layering balances out the face shape. With bangs to cover your prominent forehead, this becomes one of the ideal haircuts. A long, wispy fringe also gives an illusion of more pronounced cheekbones. Talk to your stylist about which products to use at home and which type of comb would best achieve these waves.

#62: Darling Shoulder-Length Lob with Side Bangs

A lob with side bangs can accentuate your cheekbones. With a fringe, it makes any shoulder-length haircut or lob do-able. It looks flattering and is easy to style. The internal texture was created with slice cutting without actually adding layers. Longer fringes at the front of your face add variation to the lob and enhance your face shape.

Versatile Textured Lob with Bangs and Loose Waves for Round Face Shape
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#63: Versatile Textured Lob with Bangs and Loose Waves

A textured lob with bangs is a popular choice for ladies of any age! If you can’t decide whether to go super short or long, opt for a length that grazes your shoulders or collarbone. Lob haircuts aren’t too long to keep it fuller, yet not too short for versatility.

Long Hair with Long Layers and Side-Swept Bangs for a Rounder Face Shape
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#64: Long Hair with Long Layers and Side-Swept Bangs

Long layers and side-swept bangs indeed complement one another! This type of fringe boosts the movement of your hair for added body. The layers also carry extra texture to the chop. The structure of this hair idea has long waves frames and will look terrific on your face.

#65: Sleek Inverted Bob for Thin Hair

One of the best-inverted bobs for thin hair will make your hair seem thicker and fuller. Such haircuts are perfect because the lack of layers helps to create an illusion of softness and length around the face.

Gorgeous Textured Bob with Side Part for Chubby Face Shapes
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#66: Gorgeous Textured Bob with Side Part

An easy-to-imitate haircut is a gorgeous textured bob with a side part. It looks soft and sophisticated, great for an everyday style. For a girl with a fuller face shape, this piece-y bob can be customized, adding waves to accentuate facial features. Apply dry shampoo to boost the volume and texture with a more polished finish.

When you have a round face, certain haircuts can draw attention to your face.

Women with your face shape must choose their haircuts wisely to bring out their best features. Often, the latest “it” cut might not work for you unless you know how you need to modify it.

That’s why I put together this guide and gallery below 👇 on the best haircuts for women with round face shapes. In just a few minutes, you can look at any hairstyle and know whether it’ll make you look stellar.

What is a Round Face Shape?

A round face shape is characterized by a round front hairline, round chin line, and equal size in face width and length. (Source)

The easiest way to confirm you have a round face shape is by measuring. A flexible measuring tape works best. But a ruler will do in a pinch, too. If your face is a bit wider side-to-side than long, the odds are good you have a round face shape.

Confirm by looking at the shape of your front hairline and chin. Are these features round, too? If so, it’s time to look at haircuts for women with round face shapes.

But don’t worry about saying goodbye to your favorite hairstyle. You see, it’s true that long hairstyles are very flattering for round face shapes. But medium-length cuts can elongate your features, too.

Finally, forget anything you’ve read about avoiding short haircuts for round faces. With the right shape and layering, even bobs and pixie cuts can be super-slimming.

💁‍♀️ The Best Haircut for Your Facial Features

So, you’ve confirmed your face shape. But as humans, we are unique in our appearance. Did you know even identical twins aren’t truly identical? (Source)

Every one of your facial features impacts your overall appearance. And when you’re aware of these features, you can choose a hairstyle that’s 100% flattering.

Check out my recommendations for your specific features below. Then, keep them in mind while you scroll through the gallery of photos.

  • Wide or large forehead. You can wear your hair any length so long as you ask for facial framing and bangs. Ideally, your framing will start around your temples or cheekbones. But you can opt for starting at the chin if you’re nervous about making a drastic change.
  • Narrow forehead. You’ll want layers that feather back away from your forehead without much volume. Think less Farrah Fawcett and more Jennifer Aniston. If you want a pixie cut, a pompadour or faux hawk style would be very flattering.
  • Crooked nose. An asymmetric haircut with a side part would be gorgeous on you. A bob or lob is the perfect way to achieve this look in a timeless, classic way. For a punky option, ask your stylist about shaving one side to create asymmetry.
  • Small nose. A small nose can make you look too childlike when paired with certain haircuts. The ideal haircut for you would have natural volume and no bangs. A medium or long shag with volume at the top will help you look youthful and polished.
  • Large or prominent nose. Lots of softness around your face will elongate your features and add balance. Try wispy facial framing, starting at your cheekbones and blending to your ends. This will make any haircut suit you perfectly.
  • Small chin. Your hair should be swept up and away from your face to balance this proportion. But remember to avoid volume through the sides. Otherwise, your round face will look wider. Consider a shaggy bob with choppy layers or a short shag to check all these boxes.
  • Large chin. Stay away from chin-length styles. So long as your hair is longer or shorter than your chin, your face will look longer, slimmer, and balanced. If you want facial framing, ask your stylist not to cut it shorter than your chin.

Do Bangs Work with Round Faces?

When you’re a woman with a round face, you must be cautious about bangs (also called fringe). The wrong type can make your face look even shorter and wider.

But the right bangs can be your best friend in creating the illusion of an oval face. I’ve broken down popular variations so you can achieve this effect for yourself:

  • Straight or blunt bangs. These are never a good choice for women with round faces. No matter the length, blunt bangs will make your face look shorter and wider.
  • Side-swept or swoop bangs. Angles and softness are your best friend. So, a side-swept fringe is a great option for you. Think about your forehead size and desired level of maintenance to pick the right length.
  • Curtain bangs and bottleneck bangs. This type of fringe is here to stay! And even better, both options are perfect if you have a round face. Either one will be incredibly slimming for your face and easy to style in the morning.
  • Curly bangs. When cut properly, curly bangs look amazing with a round face. The natural texture and movement keep your face from looking too squat or wide. Just know you’ll need frequent bang trims to keep them looking good.
  • Long fringe. A long fringe—almost more like facial framing—can be super flattering on a round face. But long bangs look best with long hair. When paired with a bob, pixie, or lob, your face will look very short.
  • Layered or wispy bangs. Round-faced women worldwide are rocking layered, wispy fringe with their haircuts for a good reason. The texture keeps your hair close to your face, which creates the illusion of length. I highly recommend this option.
  • Baby bangs or micro fringe. Very short, wispy fringe (called baby or micro bangs) is perfect for making your face look longer. But they also create a trendy, edgy look. Consider your own personal style before making the chop.

Hair Type Considerations

I aim to empower you to choose a gorgeous haircut that flatters your round face shape. The thing is, you can’t make this choice based on face shape alone.

Your hair type greatly impacts which styles will or won’t help you achieve the illusion of an oval face. Keep these tips in mind once you start browsing the gallery below. A haircut that looks gorgeous on a woman with coily hair won’t have the same effect if you have straight hair, for example.

Here are my tips for making your haircut as flattering and low-maintenance as possible:

  • Wavy. Wavy hair can be deceptive during the cutting process. This is because it shrinks up quite a bit when dry. If your haircut has ever turned out shorter than desired, ask your stylist to err on the side of caution while they cut.
  • Curly (including perms). Curly hair tends to grow wider rather than longer. If your haircut has even grown out into the dreaded “pyramid,” you’ve experienced this. Find a stylist who specializes in curls for the best results.
  • Coily. Coily hair comes with its own set of challenges. Asking for shorter, blended layers will add volume on top. This makes your face look longer, and the short layers will grow nicely.
  • Straight (including relaxed hair). The key to your hair type is adding the right amount of volume. Try face-framing layers to add height and elongate your features. Getting too many layers will remove all your volume and make your face look shorter.
  • Fine. The wrong haircut on fine hair can make your face look shorter. Even worse, this makes your features look disproportionately large. A stacked angled bob will lengthen your face and create balance.
  • Thick and/or coarse. Thick, coarse hair needs a style that strikes the right balance between length and volume. You’ll want layers no matter what type of cut you choose.
  • Gray. In my experience, gray hairs have 1 of 2 extreme textures. They’re either super soft and hard to style or very wiry and hard to smooth out. Consider the texture of your grays. Opt for face-framing layers if they’re soft. If yours are wiry, longer hairstyles will help weigh them down and keep them under control.
  • Damaged or heavily processed. It’s hard to wear long hairstyles when your hair is very damaged. The split ends, and breakage will get worse. But longer hair will create the illusion of an oval face—a bit of a paradox. Get your ends point-cut to remove split ends, and add short or medium layers to trim off even more breakage.

How to Style Your Hair When You Have a Round Face Shape

The best haircuts for women with round face shapes make it easy to add volume and height or show off natural curls. But I know how challenging it can be to style your hair as nicely as your stylist.

So, I’m sharing my best tips for making styling at home easy, depending on your hair type.

📍Fine to Medium Hair

If you fall into this category, you know how hard it is to achieve all-day volume. But you need this to lengthen and slim your face. I have fine hair myself, and I’ve tried every trick in the book for easy, long-lasting volume.

My secret weapon for over a decade has been Big Powder Play. You apply this volumizing powder to your roots once your hair is dry. It offers volume and hold for up to 48 hours! Whether I’m taking the time to tease my hair or want a bit of a boost, I reach for this stuff.

My other favorite thing about this volumizing powder is its easy use. No blow-drying upside-down or round brushing required. Just sprinkle a bit on your hair, brush through with your fingers, and go. It’ll fit in perfectly with your existing hair care routine.

🐑 Thick or Damaged Hair

Having this hair with a round face can be challenging. You want volume on top to elongate your face, but you want sleekness on the sides and ends. It’s sometimes a difficult balance to strike, especially since you’re also fighting major frizz.

A lightweight, super-nourishing styling product is going to be your best friend. I always recommend It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Lite. This leave-in conditioner is truly the best of both worlds. It enhances your natural volume, but it’s also a weightless detangler. It fights frizz and protects from heat damage and humidity, too.

Mist this product liberally on damp hair, starting at your ends. Do a lighter spritz on your roots and mid-shafts, and style as desired.

➰ Wavy, Coily, or Curly Hair

Clients tell me that having a round face and coily, curly, or wavy hair is a curse. I get why you might feel that way. For these hair types, most hairstyles will grow wider and poofier before they grow longer.

This is because curls, coils, and waves need extra weight to pull them down. And the last thing you want with a round face is to look even wider! So, styling to achieve that elongated effect can take some practice.

But you can simplify all that nonsense with the right hair products. To show off your natural texture, I suggest Davines Oi All In One Milk. This lightweight product is super-hydrating, boosts shine, and controls frizz. It’s the best option for keeping your hairstyle from getting too poofy or wide without weighing you down.

Mist it on your damp hair after towel drying. You can also spray it onto your hands, rub your hands together, and scrunch it in.

If you prefer to straighten your hair, opt for Davines This is a Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid. I adore this product because it’s truly made for curly girls. It adds all the moisture and heat protection your curls need, but your straightened hair won’t be greasy or heavy. It also fights humidity.

Apply a dab to your hands, rub them together, and apply to damp hair. Brush through and blow-dry or air dry, then you’re ready to straighten.

💇‍♀️ Maintaining Your Haircut

Before you scroll through the gallery of haircuts for women with round face shapes, I need to cover one more thing: maintenance. This includes both your salon visits and your daily styling time.

There’s nothing worse than walking out of the salon feeling gorgeous… to get frustrated when you can’t duplicate the look at home or when it grows out too fast. You should always think about this upkeep, your hair type, and your face shape before trying a new style.

🗓 Haircut frequency:

  • Annual or biannual salon visits are ideal for you. Ask for a low-maintenance cut that’ll look great as it gets longer. This will likely be a bob, lob, shag, or layered cut. Decide what length you want and go from there. Pixies and edgy hairstyles won’t be a good fit.
  • You don’t mind popping in for a trim every couple of months. Any haircut from the gallery below will look great if it matches your hair type. If you want bangs, tell your stylist you can only trim them every 8 weeks. They’ll work with you to find the right low-maintenance length.
  • You’ll visit the salon every 2 weeks if that’s what your haircut calls for. Explain to your stylist that you don’t mind bang trims or clean-ups as often as needed. Decide ahead if you want something super punky or a more classic, precise cut like an angled bob. Show your stylist your favorite photo from the gallery below, and they’ll handle the rest!

🪞Daily styling:

  • You have higher priorities than styling your hair each day. Whether the kids have you up early or you’re rushing off to work (or both), try to find photos of hairstyles that match your natural texture. If you have straight hair and show your stylist a curly inspiration photo, you’d need to spend an hour achieving that look daily. And know that bangs normally need daily styling regardless of your hair type.
  • You have 15 – 30 minutes to do your hair every morning. Feel free to try out bangs, facial framing, or even shorter layers you tease daily. But you’ll still want to find an inspirational photo that mostly matches your hair type. Curling straight hair (and vice versa) can eat up your entire morning.


  • You’re comfortable spending up to an hour styling daily. When you have this time, you can pick any haircut for women with round faces. But remember the potential damage from daily hot tool usage. Make sure you use a heat protectant. Your hair will also appreciate a day off from heat styling every week. Try having a “lazy hair day” during your weekend to cut down on damage, if possible.

💯 The Top Haircut Ideas for Round Face Shapes

Now, you have a clear understanding of your face shape and the effect you want to create. Haircuts for women with round face shapes should elongate and slim your features. Take a look through the gallery below to inspire your next hairstyle!