Finding a haircut to flatter a round face shape may seem impossible, but finding one with just the right volume, texture, and edges will add width and lengthen your features.
Try a collarbone bob with angled bangs to lengthen both your neck and jawline for an elongated appearance.
Long layers and deep side parts also work to slim the frame down.
Long Layers with Body
Adding body and texture can create an eye-catching style, whether your hair is straight or curly. Use heat protectants and have at least one “lazy hair day” each week to reduce damage.
This layered face-framing style was explicitly created for women with round faces. It adds height to elongate features, while its fashionable orange hue is sure to turn heads. Plus, soft side-swept bangs keep cheekbones in focus!
Medium-length bobs that reach right at the collarbone can be highly flattering on round faces when styled with angled bangs to lengthen and slim down your features. They can also play up your lovely cheekbones and slim your silhouette, making this style suitable for an elegant brunch date or job interview.
Full, heavy bangs should be avoided on round faces as they tend to obscure the forehead and broaden it further. Curls may look cute, but you have other things on your plate (unless you’re a natural red carpet babe or have a celebrity stylist). Showing your stylist photos of curly styles that suit your hair texture might help prevent them from looking flat on your face shape.
Faded fringe is another effective way of softening a round face and slimming the jawline and chin. Use Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream as a texturizing product to achieve a tousled, edgy finish on this short pixie cut.
This short pixie cut with a side-swept, wispy fringe is ideal for women seeking to lengthen and slimmer down their features. When selecting this cut with their stylist, request texture lengths in front for an edgier appearance.
Face-Framing Waves and Highlights
There’s something special about having chunky highlights adorn your face that instantly transforms it. A face-framing highlight is an artful way to emphasize your most attractive features by strategically placing them where people will notice. When designing this coloring technique, your stylist will consider factors like hair color, face shape, and other facial characteristics to give your features more of an edge.
This charming pixie cut with bangs features soft waves in the front and subtle blonde highlights in its crown and face-framing pieces, creating an elongating effect that draws attention away from its length. Also known as money piece hair, this technique makes styling this hairstyle easy on both eyes and looks natural even with dark hair colors.
One highlighting option is opting for two-tone hairstyles with lighter roots and darker strands in face-framing sections, creating an eye-catching contrast that draws more attention to your stunning eyes and cheekbones.
Whether you are blonde or brunette, adding pink hues to your locks, is a surefire way to frame your face in an eye-catching way. A bold bubblegum shade like Zara Larsson’s bob is modern and edgy, while subtler touches of pink with the popular balayage technique can soften its impact while still adding pop. For something less extreme but just as striking, try asking your stylist for some balayage highlights to naturally add a pop of color – instead of making the hue stand out loudly as this bob did from Zara Larsson!
Consider adding subtle pink highlights for flair if you have natural brunette hair with dark brown hues. Your stylist can place these highlights around your face and shoulders for maximum impact, then style with a deep side part to elongate your jawline and add length.