Did you know that the shape of your face determines how you look with a particular hairstyle? While there are numerous hairstyles, if your face is round, you should go for hairstyles for round face. The reason why most people are not always pleased with the work of their hairstylists is not that the stylists are not good enough— it is because they don’t know the hairstyles that best suit their face shape.
How many times have you fancied a particular hairstyle in a beauty magazine, paid the stylist for the exact same hairstyle, but after spending long hours in the salon, the image in the mirror does not match the one in the magazine? Knowing the shape of your face and the hairstyles that go with it will help you settle for hairstyles that best accentuate your looks.
For every hairstyle you pick, always ensure that it complements your face shape.
How to know if you have a round face?
The best way to know if hairstyles for round face will suit you is to measure four crucial face areas: the widest point of your cheekbones, the width of your forehead, jawline and the overall length which is from the centre of the hairline to the tip of the chin. Another way is to use an eye pencil or lipstick to outline your face shape on the mirror. Ladies with round faces tend to have rounded jawline or less pronounced chins. This face shape also has cheekbones and a face length that is larger than the jawline and forehead.
So which hairstyles are best for round faces?
If your face is round, then the right hairstyles are those that:
- Add length
- Add height
- Are layered
- Have curls at the crown
- keep the side of the hair closer to your face and if you want to incorporate bangs then always go for heavy bangs instead of the straight ones.
Whether you prefer long, short or medium styles, use the following gallery to get so many latest and the best hairstyles for round face.
1. Big chop hairstyles for round face
Ladies love to look good at all times. Often, they spot different hairstyles with the help of trends and creative hairstylists. But when they need a bold look, the big chop is always the go-to hairstyle. Just as the name suggests, the big chop is all about cutting almost all the hair.
What makes this hairstyle great for women with a round face is that it accentuates the facial features, is low in maintenance and you can worry less about the hair overshadowing the face. To make the facial features pop out, accessorize with statement earrings.
2. Coloured chop hairstyles
A big chop will make short hair look invisible. However, one way to make it pop is to add bright colours. While your profession can dictate the type of colour to have on your hair, if you work in a casual setting, aim to stand out by opting for bright colours such as blue, maroon and purple.
3. Simple chop hairstyle
Sometimes, we just need to give our natural hair a fresh start, and big chop hairstyles for round face can help you do that. We love the simplicity of this hair and the short length is advantageous as it means low maintenance which is perfect for busy mums.
4. Pony hairstyles for round face
Ponytails have a youthful look that makes them ideal for attending either a formal or casual event. It’s simple to achieve and depending on where you place your ponytail, you can style it regardless of whether you have long or medium hair length. But when it comes to round faces, the higher you set your ponytail, the more beautiful you look. This is because high ponytails elongate the face and balance out the roundness.
5. Messy ponytails for round faces
Teasing the hair to make it messy adds volume which creates the illusion of a balanced face. High ponytails, especially those styled from long hairstyles suit round faces.
6. Classic undercut hairstyles for round face
Do you want hairstyles that will dazzle your features? Then opt to include an undercut in your next hair appointment. Undercuts are trendy, unique and complement round faces. You can add colour to make the undercut really stand out or include an undercut to twist braids
7. Easy ponytails for round faces
Easy ponytails are those that take less time to make. By simply tying your hair upwards, you will create a ponytail that is not only perfect for round faces but also elegant.
8. Beautiful hairstyles for round face and big forehead
African women blessed with round faces can also have big foreheads. The trick to selecting the right hairstyle is to focus the attention away from the face. Hairstyles with layered bangs, wavy, curly, center parts and those with a lot of texture will balance the round face shape.
9. Weave hairstyles for round faces
For a long time, weaves have become part of many women’s lives. They are so diverse that they come in different lengths and colours. But what women love about weaves is that they can quickly cover a bad hair day and ensure that you look flawless. Those in human hair are even great as they look like your natural hair.
10. Braid bun undercuts
Adding an undercut to your braids is one of the best ways to give an edge to your favourite hairstyle. You can opt for a design to the undercut to make it stand out.
11. Classic undercut
This is a softer undercut that makes it easier for you to maintain your feminine side yet add flair to an ordinary hairstyle. The simplicity of this hairstyle is why we love it so much.
13. Bridal hairstyles for round face shapes
As a bride, when choosing the right hairstyle for your big day, you have to consider your dress and face shape. Brides with round faces have to opt for updo hairstyles that will elongate both the neck and face. Here are some of the best hairstyles to inspire you.
14. Elegant curly bun
Curly hairstyles add volume to the hair and make your face appear slim. The bun helps to elongate the face and keep any bride looking beautiful and perfect.
15. Side swept bangs with a high bun
Side swept bangs are a stunning bridal hairstyle. It's sleek, graceful and has a unique look that will make any bride stand out. Position a rhinestone comb to the side of the hairstyle, and you will be picture perfect.
16. Messy bun with loose side hair
While a bun might look simple, it’s one of the most popular hairstyles for brides. The messy styles provide the much-needed height which elongates the face while the loose side hair adds a slimming effect to the roundness.
Short hairstyles for round face
Short hairstyles for round face can be challenging to find because the aim of looking stunning with this face shape is to get a style that adds height. And short hair does precisely the opposite.
So does it mean there are no short hairstyles for round face?
On the contrary, there are plenty of styles. All you have to keep in mind is that whichever short style you try next, you should make sure it has interesting angles that will frame the face.
18. Short hair with a side swept fringe
A side swept fringe has the ability to frame the face. And when you combine the side swept with a Bob, you get a hairstyle that will enhance your facial features but also make you look effortless and trendy.
19. Shiny brown shoulder length wavy Bob
Satisfy your craving for a dramatic change by opting for a brown Bob. While the hair colour complements various skin tones, the shoulder length wavy Bob makes a face appear slim.
20. Flattering Bob hairstyle with face-framing layers
Hairstyles with layers that frame the face are perfect for round shaped faces. The Bob is easy to manage which is advantageous for ladies with a busy lifestyle.
21. Short curly hairstyles for round face
When in doubt about which short hairstyle will suit your round face, go for curly hairstyles that add volume to the crown. The extra volume on the top will balance out the roundness.
22. Very short haircuts for round face
Ladies with round faces but want very short hair should go for hairstyles that cover the ears. With this face shape, you can go for a pixie and even bobs as long as you can incorporate bangs or a side swept design that covers the fullness of a round face. This is one of those simple and easy hairstyles to maintain.
23. A line chic bob with bangs
There was a time when short hair was associated with masculinity. But times have changed, and short hair offers so much freedom in terms of styling. A line bob with bangs is one of the popular variations as it slims the face and accentuates your cheekbones and draws attention away from the jawline.
24. Voluminous pixie cuts for round face
A pixie cut with rough edges is the perfect hairstyle for women with round faces. But avoid those that are too close-cropped instead go for those that add a bit of height. Don’t hesitate to incorporate a side swept bangs as the effect will make a pixie look feminine, trendy and sexy.
25. Asymmetrical hairstyle with bangs
Bangs are a smart choice if you want a hairstyle that will camouflage a broad forehead and a round face. Just ensure the bangs are closer to the face and they add femininity. The asymmetrical design is a beautiful distraction from the roundness of the face.
26. African braid hairstyles for round face
Braid hairstyles for round faces offer a protective element that will keep your natural hair healthy. What's to love about braids is they suit all face shapes including round faces and can be styled in so many different ways.
27. Twist hairstyles for round face
From Marley twists to Havana twists to the standard twist braids, there are endless twist styles that women with round faces can adorn themselves with. The trick is to use the braids to create an illusion of a longer face. Therefore, you need to style your twists in a way that forms bulk on the top of the head and make a round face appear longer..
28. Neat ponytail cornrows for round face
Teasing the hair to make it neat with a ponytail adds volume which creates the illusion of a balanced face. High ponytails especially those styled from long hairstyles suit round faces.
29. Hairstyles for round face bob
A Bob is a great hairstyle that goes well with a round face. It adds volume to the sides which helps to add length to your face and make your best facial features come out at their fullest. Just make sure the Bob you choose hits below the chin.
30. Curled Bob with blonde highlights
You can't go wrong with a curled Bob with bouncy curls accentuated with blonde highlights. The blonde highlights will give you a flirty look and give your face great dimension.
31. Side swept chin length Bob with highlights
As many stylists would tell you. A chin length Bob is a no-no for round faces. However, including a side-swept hairdo will help camouflage the wide cheeks while the highlight will help put the focus on the hair instead of the face.
32. Choppy Layered Bob
Are you looking for cute hairstyles for short hair? A choppy-layered bob is a modern look that suits all face shapes. But it works more for round faces as the choppy layers create angles that help the face to stand out.
33. Vintage hairstyles for round faces
Don’t let your face shape deter you from getting vintage hairstyles. Whether it’s an updo or a downdo, vintage hairstyles are perfect for attending a theme party or even a wedding. These hairstyles are still applicable in the modern world. Those that include wavy hairstyles, a headscarf, bumper bangs and pin-ups that elongate the face are the ideal hairstyles for round face.
From the many updos seen above, it's clear that various hairstyles will complement any round face. The trick is to either opt for hairstyles for round face that will add height or those that draw attention to your best facial features.
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