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Flattering Haircuts For Round Face

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Flattering Haircuts for Round Face

Unlike most other facial structures, that are either straight or angulated with minimal curves, round face curves a bit outward. This makes round face look comparatively younger and softer. So if you’re a round faced beauty, you can consider yourself lucky! Sure, we know it can be a struggle to find the right haircut that makes you look your gorgeous best. But it’s a lot easier than you think and trust us, it’s worth it. After all, the perfect cut can add a charm to your face and help highlight the right areas. We are here to help you find cuts that will look pretty against a round face. Excited?

Before we start with the snipping, let’s first help you confirm if you have a round face.

How To Recognize A Round Face

  • If you have a round face, the key characteristic is equal length and width of your face. Compared to other face shapes, the length of your face is usually the shortest.
  • Your face is widest at the cheekbones.
  • Your jawline is less defined and angulated. It’s usually rounded and full. The width of your forehead and jawline is almost the same.
  • Your chin is rounded too with no visible angles.
  • Your face is pretty much symmetrical and you have a low round hairline. Overall, you have youthful and fuller face with more curves and less angles.

Best Haircuts For Round Face

Ahead, a list of haircuts for round face.

haircuts for round face – bangs with tapered ends

1. Bangs With Tapered Ends

If you’re looking to add an angle to your face, layered bangs will do just the trick. Think of it as an edgy take on the standard style. When styling, backcomb to add a little volume to the crown and to create the illusion of a longer face. Tong the loose hair with a curling iron to lend a softer look while adding bounce to the body.

Style With: Bronson Professional Back Combing Teasing Brush

2. Chin Grazing Bob With Bangs

If you’ve got relatively thick hair, you can snip your way to the classic ‘90s-approved bob with brow-skimming bangs. In this cut, the ends of your hair almost brush the collar bone to make the cheeks appear narrower and to draw some attention to your décolleté. Also nice: the hair grazes the cheekbones and defines them perfectly. Love.

Style With: Vega Straightening Brush - H1-SB

haircuts for round face – chin grazing bob with bangs
haircuts for round face – layered locks

3. Layered Locks

Nothing accentuates a round face better than curls. To give the main body more lift and movement, introduce layers. Besides, the layers will draw the eye downward creating an elongating effect. To make your curls look more defined and enhanced, style with a curl defining cream.

Style With: Argan Deluxe Oil Curl Defining Cream

4. Shaggy Cut

Shaggy cut is perfect for someone who is not inclined to plain, predictable patterns. Casual and effortless, this cut includes choppy ends of varying lengths with lots of texture. This chic style is the perfect way to add volume to your hair thanks to the plenty of cuts involved along the lengths.

Style With: L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Wheat Oil Serum

haircuts for round face – shaggy cut
haircuts for round face – voluminous bob

5. Voluminous Bob

How about a voluminous cut that balances the overall roundness and really opens up your face? If you desire the effortless bedhead look, this low maintenance cut is an ideal pick. This one is especially great for someone with natural curls, as it will add more character to the bob.

Style With: Schwarzkopf Professional Mad About Curls Twister Definition Leave-in Cream

6. Subtle Layers

The last thing you want to do is box your face in which is why it’s wiser to introduce angles with dense layers. Lightly tong the ends for a tousled effect so your tresses frame your face and draw the attention away from your rounded cheeks. To prevent it from falling flat, invest in a blow dryer and maintain your style.

Style With: Vega Blooming Air VHDH-05 Hair Dryer

haircuts for round face – subtle layers
haircuts for round face – straight cut

7. Straight Cut

The best way to pull the focus south is to maintain a straight cut with long, sleek hair. You can invest in a straightening brush or introduce curls with a curling iron to style your hair. Since, split ends are common in long hair, it’s recommended to trim your hair regularly.

Style With: Nova Temperature Control NHC 850 Electric Hair Curler

8. Side Part Bob

If you want to stay on the short side without veering into the cute territory, opt for the side part bob. The side part cuts right through a rounded face to make it appear slender. This ear skimming bob cut accentuates the face effortlessly. As far as styling is concerned, you can simply tease a dollop of serum through your hair and let it be.

Style With: St.Botanica Moroccan Argan Hair Serum for All Hair Types

haircuts for round face – side part bob

FAQs on Haircuts For Round Face

1. Suggest suitable bangs for round face.

Side swept bangs, choppy bangs, layered bangs, center parted bangs with sharp angles are ideal picks for round face women.

2. Suggest low maintenance haircuts for round face.

If you are on the lookout for low maintenance haircuts, avoid cuts with bangs especially if your hair texture is wavy. That’s because bangs require a certain level of maintenance and regular trimming (every two-three weeks). If you still want to go for bangs, you can get long side-swept bangs or curtain bangs that can be easily tucked in the side or pulled back along with the rest of your hair whenever you please. Short pixies or haircuts in which the hair length falls just beyond your shoulders are easier to maintain.

3. I am confused if my face shape is heart or round. Please help.

The main difference between heart and round shaped face is that the forehead is wider in the former case. Also, if you have a heart shaped face, your hairline won’t appear rounded. In fact, you will have a window’s peak which is a V shaped formation in the hairline on your forehead. Also unlike in a round shape face, your jawline will seem narrower and your chin will seem a bit sharp than curved.

4. What is recommended when considering haircuts for round face women with long hair? Please also suggest products for styling.

If you have long hair and round face, you can opt for long layers, side parted hair with loose curls and choppy layers. The products recommended below can help you maintain your long hair.

5. Which are the best haircuts for round face? Is pixie haircut for round face a wise decision?

Haircuts with a lot of texture, volume and layers are perfect for round face. This helps add movement and character to balance the overall roundness of the face. Pixie haircuts are fine as long as you lean towards messy or wavy pixie cuts. Avoid swept back pixie cut as it will only make your face appear more circular.

6. Recommend products to help maintain front haircuts for round face.

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