What haircut for a round face shape?

/ 03.05.2014
Find out which hairstyles flatter round face shapes
Find out which hairstyles flatter round face shapes
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Choosing the right haircut for your face shape is important to help you get a flattering hairstyle. Your hair should fit with your personal style, help to showcase your personality and, most importantly, make you look like the best version of yourself. Below, you'll find some useful tips and things to look out for when choosing a cut for a round face shape.

What does a round face look like?

If you have a round face, you'll find it's about as wide as it is long with a full shape above and below your cheekbones. This does, of course, vary a little from person to person. Let's face it, no one has a basketball-shaped head!

Hairstyle options

As with any face shape, there is no magic cut that works for everyone with "round" dimensions. There are, however, a few different categories that tend to look totally gorgeous on round faces. If you're unsure about what look would work best for you, ask your stylist for some advice before you get your haircut. In fact, it's always best to do this when you go for anything more extreme than a trim, if only to get your own opinion backed up by a professional!

Frame your face, don't hide it: Rather than having too much hair around your face, it's best to have a few wispy layers. This will be just enough to frame your eyes and cheeks, without making them appear more rounded than they actually are.

Lightweight bangs: Delicate, wispy bangs also look great against round faces. Tapered out to the side and teamed with a side part, they can make the face appear longer.

Rapunzel style: For round faces, long or medium hairstyles need a little texture. Ask your stylist about getting some layers cut in, including some long bangs to help elongate your face.

Perfect for a pixie: Perhaps surprisingly, round faces are the ideal face shape for super short cropped hairstyles. From hawks to pixies to ultra-short shaven cuts, you can rock any kind of short cut with a round face shape. The benefits include a rebelliously cool look, and minimal styling and washing time. Are you brave enough?

Understated updo: For those of you who could never face chopping all your hair off, try styling a sleek high pony instead. Pulling all of your hair back and up, and securing on the top of your head can help make your face appear longer. Blow-dry with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream, fasten with a hair elastic, and tease a few strands loose to frame your face. This super simple, relaxed style will also help you decide for sure about getting that short cut...

After all that, you should have a better idea of what kind of hairstyle will best flatter a round face. Happy styling!

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