Top 12 Women's Hairstyles for Round Faces

/ 09.15.2015
Hairstyles for Women with Round Faces
Hairstyles for Women with Round Faces

So you thought finding the perfect hairstyle for round faces would be tricky? Well, not anymore! Thanks to supermodels and Hollywood stars with round faces, you've got plenty of inspiration to carry the perfect style in your back pocket!

From Cameron Diaz's short blunt to Mila Kunis' long loose curls and from Miranda Kerr's red carpet inspired side-swept glamour waves to Kate Upton's big, voluminous curls – we've summed-up the top 12 women's hairstyles for round faces for you to try out.

Ladies, what are you waiting for? Take 'em away!

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1. Asymmetrical bob

The asymmetrical bob has been the most trending short hairstyle for round faces this year. This hairstyle shouts style and is absolutely no-maintenance. The great thing about the asymmetrical bob is that it can be styled in so many different ways, depending on your hair texture. It is the perfect hairstyle for a round face, whether you have straight tresses, wavy locks or even a curly mane.

The versatility of this hairstyle does not end here. You can wear it long, medium-length or short and funk it up with side swept bangs, a flirty shag or even an undercut to match your style. The uneven layers of the asymmetrical bob helps to curtail the roundness of your face and give it a more angular look.

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2. The Lob

What is a lob, you ask? Well, it's just a longer, shoulder-grazing version of the bob. So, if you are planning to chop off your long locks, this is the hottest look to trade your style for.

The lob is one of the most versatile hairstyles for women with round faces. It works with all types and textures of hair – straight, wavy or curly. You can wear it blunt or add layers. You can also go for a lob with bangs or without – there is a whole bunch of different styles to try out. The great thing about the lob is that it takes attention off the roundness of your face and projects it to your cheekbones, flattering all the right angles!

Mussed up hairstyle for round faces
Mussed up hairstyle for round faces

3. Mussed-Up Hair

One of the easiest styling hacks to shift attention from a round face is to go for mussed-up hair. And what do you need to create this look? Natural, bedhead hair (preferably wavy)!

Do not confuse mussed-up hair with messy hair. Although this hairstyle for round faces leans a little towards the unkempt side, it is carefully created, using the best hair teasing technique and a good lift creation hairspray.

You can style your mussed-up hair using some flexible hold gum to create piecey sections or spritz some tousle waves spray to scrunch your tresses and add volume. No matter how you choose to wear your mussed-up look, rest assured that the deliberately created tousle will make your face appear not-so-round anymore!

Angular Layered Hairstyle for Round Face Shapes
Angular Layered Hairstyle for Round Face Shapes

4. Angular Layers

If you have a round face and shoulder-length or long hair, the best way to make your face look slimmer is to go for angular layers.

Layered hairstyles add angles at critical points of your face, highlighting its best features and helping to make it appear less circular. You can team-up your angular waves with a side part for a day look or add loose curls for a night out. Angular layers work best with wavy hair.

Center Part for Round Faces
Center Part for Round Faces

5. Middle Part with Long Hair

Do not underestimate the power of a middle part, especially if you have long hair. Long tresses divided with a well-defined middle part helps to make the sides of the face as well as the jawline appear slimmer and straighter, thus reducing the roundness.

A middle part works best with straight hair, but you can surely add a touch of glamour by going for long layered waves or loose curls for a glitzy event. Use the tail of your comb to create a perfect middle part and use a large-barrel curling iron to get big, beautiful curls. Don't forget to spritz your favorite hairspray to set the picture-perfect look.


Frieda Pinto's Side Swept Bangs Look Great on Her Round Face
Frieda Pinto's Side Swept Bangs Look Great on Her Round Face

6. Side Swept Bangs

Want to keep your hair short and sexy? Pair your shoulder-length blunt bob with side-swept bangs.

Wondering why side-swept bangs are perfect for round faces? Well, bangs swept to a side ideally hit your cheekbone, creating an angular look and framing your round face. Try out a fringe to get an ultra-cool hairstyle for round face. To perfect your style, blow dry your side bangs vertically, using a medium-sized round hairbrush and set the look for longer wear with a fine hold hairspray.

Long Flowy Waves fro Round Faces
Long Flowy Waves fro Round Faces

7. Long, Flowy Waves

Long flowy waves make the neck appear longer, balance out a round face and lend it a dreamy, romantic appeal. This is a great hairstyle for round faces and works best with straight or naturally wavy hair, ideally shoulder length or longer.

If you have straight hair, you can use a good tousle waves hair spray to gently scrunch your tresses and create a beautiful beachy effect. Besides framing your face perfectly, this style will add volume to the lower section of your hair and make it appear fuller. You can wear your long flowy waves to work or play up the look for a night out on the town.

Pixie hair makes a round face look more angular
Pixie hair makes a round face look more angular

8. Pixie Styles

Not sure whether you should chop off your hair and go for a super-short haircut? We say you must! Round faces are great for pixie hairstyles and offer a wide range of styling options to minimize the roundness in just the right ways. You can play with a variety of choppy textures and create awe-inspiring styles to make your face appear longer. Looking for some inspiration? Try out an angular fringe with your pixie, go for a shaggy side sweep or taper your front bangs to create an angular look that diminishes the roundness of your cheeks.

The pixie is cool and low-maintenance and offers multiple styling options that are ideal for work and play. Don't forget to use your favorite styling gel to sculpt your coif!

Top Knot for Round Faces
Top Knot for Round Faces

9. Topknot

Remember Kaley Cuoco's top knot? Well, she has a round face and if she can pull off the hairstyle, so can you!

Most women believe that a top knot would make their face appear rounder. Contrary to this popular belief, a voluminous top knot actually helps to take the volume away from the face. So, there you go ladies!

Top knots for round faces work best if you have long, thick hair. Remember, the messier the knot, the better you'll look! So, smooth in some volume inject mousse to add bulk to your tresses before coiling them in a knot. Also remember to use lots of bobby pins to secure the knot and set the look with a fine hold hairspray.

Long HAir with Blunt Bangs
Long HAir with Blunt Bangs

10. Long Hair with Blunt Bangs

If you have long hair and a round face, style it with blunt bangs. The bangs will cover up your wide forehead while long hair will frame your face beautifully, visually chipping-off the roundness of your cheeks.

Long hair with blunt bangs is actually a runway hairstyle that you can replicate in everyday life. You can add an element of fun by adding a wavy effect to your locks or even go for poker straight hair when you're in the mood. Whichever look you decide to go with, always wear your blunt bangs pin-straight ... that's the whole point of having them. Remember to prep and protect your bangs by spritzing some iron straight heat spray before flattening them out.

A chunky, messy side braid looks great on a round face
A chunky, messy side braid looks great on a round face

11. Side Braid

Looking for an easy-to-do lazy girl hairstyle for round face? Try out a chunky, messy side braid!

What makes this hairstyle perfect for women with a round face shape? The side part, of course! A side braid helps you to create more volume on one side of your face and takes the focus off your round jawline. A sweeping side part helps to cover up your wide forehead and create a beautiful angular look. Side braids for round faces can be created with straight, wavy or curly hair and look best when they are a little messy.

Before you make a side braid, spray your roots with a high lift creation hairspray and scrunch your hair gently with your fingers to add beautiful texture and volume.

A romantic updo lends extra charm to a round face
A romantic updo lends extra charm to a round face

12. Romantic Updo

Whether you want to wear a braided bun or a half ponytail, you can never go wrong with a romantic updo to complement your round face. A beautifully sculpted 'do redirects all the attention to your hairstyle, rather than focusing it on your face. Plus, it lends extra charm to your overall look!

Romantic updos are best created with wavy and curly hair. If you don't want to go for something elaborate and time-consuming, all you need to do is bunch up all your tresses on the top of your head (near the crown area) and pin them up!

However, if you do have some time on your hands, you can try making a chic chignon or a more detailed Greek-inspired bun with a braided headband. Plus, there are so many creative ways to embellish your romantic updo! We are die-hard fans of hair accessories and think that little ornate pins tucked in a chignon take the chic hairdo to a whole new level!

Here's hoping that you've found plenty of information on how to style your hair if you have a round face. You can find detailed tutorials on all of these ideas on our website. Give them a try and tell us which hairstyle you've made your very own!

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