What Is the Best Hairstyle for Round Faces

You can choose several short hairstyles for round faces that create the illusion of a longer face and slim features. A round face is generally considered one that is just about as wide as it is long. A round face does not necessarily mean the face is fat-on the contrary, it has more to do with bone structure and proportion than fleshiness. For the woman who wishes to wear a short hairstyle that flatters her round face, there are several styles that are proven to work best.

Short hairstyles for round faces must always create the illusion of height, and eliminate any volume near the cheeks and chin. Always avoid a blunt cut that ends at the chin as this will only accent the wideness of a round face. Here are some hairstyle features that you can incorporate into short hairstyles that lengthens the face and de-emphasizes the roundness.

  • Wispy bangs are better for a round shape as they interrupt and intersect the width of the face.
  • Push bangs to one side or the other to keep them off center to make a round face appear asymmetrically pleasing.
  • Try soft graduated layers on a short style to remove volume from the sides of the face.
  • Ensure that the ends of the hairstyle fall below the chin or well above it, like a pixie cut. Ends that frame the chin will widen the look of the face.
  • Curly hair that is short is not considered to be a flattering cut for a rounder face. It's too much volume in all the wrong places.
  • Go for wispy or layered ends on your hairstyle rather than a blunt cut. The effect is a softer shape.

Style Examples for Round Faces
Among the most popular short hairstyles for round faces are the angled cut, classic bob, bob with flip. Each one is specifically tailored to minimize the roundness of the face and make it look slimmer.

  • Angle cut: This short hairstyle features ragged bangs and ends, with longer bangs that can be feathered to frame a round face, or pulled across and tucked behind one ear. Many stylists will recommend highlight streaks near the face to emphasize angles.
  • Classic bob: This cut requires an angled cut, where the front is slightly longer than the back. Paired with a side part and straightened hair, this style slims the face and looks sleek and polished.
  • Bob with flip: With layers that look like a shag haircut, the bob with a flip keeps the long lines near the face to slim roundness, but then features volume below the chin to pull the eyes up and down, giving the illusion of length.
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