First things first! Determine the shape of your face.
It might be a bit tricky when it comes to finding the perfect hairstyle and haircuts for round faces but it’s always best to know the exact shape of the face first before hunting down the hairstyle that suits you best.
Here’s a video from Birchbox that might help you determine if the shape of your face is round.
If you haven’t figured it out just yet, just make sure you qualify within these points:
- The chin is slightly rounded
- The widest part is the cheekbones
- The jaw and forehead have soft angles
- The length and width of the face is roughly similar
- The width of forehead and jawline is similar
If you have all these points present then your face is definitely round. Also try determining the shape of your face by tracing the edges of your face in the mirror using either a lipstick or a whiteboard marker.
And now that you have an idea of what a round face, let’s see what hairstyle suits best for you.
#1: The Cropped Pixie Cut – For Short Hair
If you have that need to cut your hair way shorter like a boyish cut that could make you cheekbones pop on that round-shaped face, you may want to try the Cropped Pixie or Pixie Crop Cut. If you hadn’t tried this one but has the guts for a dare, this haircut suits incredibly well for women a round face. Moreover, this haircut also matches in any hair color.
#2: Angled Bob Cut – For Mid Short Hair
For a round face and deciding a mid-length cut hairstyle, I recommend wearing an Angled Bob. It will perfectly work. But if you want to make your face look slimmer in an Angled Bob Cut, just try to make sure the length won’t go shorter than your chin and choose a one-sided part hairstyle for a better effect. It also has a lot of exemptions since bob for round faces can be done in different hair types even if you have a curly, wavy or straight hair just as long as your face is round, it will surely fit.
#3: The Lob – For Mid-Long Hair
There’s nothing much to say here, but it is safe to say it is quite trendy and it still keeps trending from social media to celebrities. Basically, the Lob is just a bob but around 2-6 inches longer below the chin. For women with round faces that feared to see themselves in short hair, the lob can be it for you. If you want to make your face look slimmer, remember to keep your swept hair on one side. This also works on different type of hair.
#4: Long and Layered – For Long Hair
For a rounded-shape face, keep grooming your hair by trims and layers. Well, the best option is by adding layers that will give a good lift and movement to it. You can also ask your hairstylist for some advice regarding the best product to use that will add a texture on that Long-Layered hair.
#5: The Side-Swept Bangs – For All Hair Length
Get your bangs ready and give it a big bang! Maybe it’s one of the most common hairstyle but it definitely needs a right cut. Your hair can be thick or thin; short or long; straight, wavy or curly but as long as your face is round this Side-Swept Bangs will work just fine. All you need is ask your hairstylist to take a part of your bangs, trim it in layers that would match best for the kind of look you would want to appear and you’re already right into it.
What a round face has to avoid is applying styles that will add a volume on both sides of the head or having some straight bangs or fringe front. Worst is that if you have both of that in a single head. The best factors that you really need to consider in choosing a hairstyle for round face is to looking for styles that will make the face look slimmer and a side-curved bangs helps too as it complements with the round shape, making it look a little less round yet absolutely gorgeous.
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