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50 Foolproof Hairstyles for Round Faces That Really Work

If you have a chubby face, the wrong hairstyle can accentuate that fullness or cast shadows you may not want to see. The right haircuts for round faces, however, work with your curves instead of against them, highlighting your best features and showing off your beautiful smile, bright eyes, dimples, and other attractive characteristics. You don’t have to be restricted to the same androgynous haircut you’ve had for years.

These 50 top hairstyles are perfect for round faces and offer plenty of options, no matter what hair length, texture, or color you have.

1. Dramatic Combover.

Sweeping your hair to one side has two effects. The hair covers one cheek, while your makeup, earrings and eyes are shown off.

2. Unexpected Color and Blunt Bangs.

Showcase your style with an unexpected color that flatters your skin tone. Completing this look with thick, blunt bangs draws attention to your eyes.

3. Knotted Partial Updo.

Flirty crown knots add height to your style and elongate your face. This style works best with long hair framed with bangs.

4. Short Wavy Hair.

Styling waves for a short haircut improves bounce and brings in a beautiful texture in elongating lines, perfect for girls with round faces. This cut is best without bangs to make your face look slim.

5. Medium Wavy Haircut.

If you prefer a medium haircut, tapered ends are great for a round, chubby face. A little volume on top lengthens your face, and thinner ends give the entire look a slimmer appearance.

6. Extra Long Hair.

An extra-long hairstyle may be ideal for a round face too; it slims the cheeks while adding movement below the face. This style is perfect with either a center part or side part.

7. Medium Waves.

Wavy hair is a great choice for round-shaped faces; it delivers some flattering flair and dynamics. Without bangs, this style creates a longer face.

8. Basic Bob.

A jagged bob haircut is an easy style for round faces. Leaving straight bangs to brush your eyebrows brings a mysterious touch which is great for shy women.

9. Subtle Highlights.

If you already have a style you love, subtle highlights will brighten the look and accentuate the light in your eyes. Layers will show off the subtle color.

10. Dramatic Waves.

Dramatically bold, structured curves are great for round faces. This works best with longer hair so the waves fall below the chin to avoid making the face wider.

11. Color Pops.

A powerful color works especially well for round faces and straight hair. Because straight hair can’t hold waves and curls well, the color provides a focal point to balance a full face.

12. Long Wavy Layers.

The longer hair disguises a double chin by drawing the eye down and introducing curls and waves. The subtle layers keep the style full of beautiful texture.

13. Short Shaggy Layers.

A shaggy hairstyle is a great look for round faces because it balances out the curves of the face. Adding a bold color accentuates the layers.

14. Side Parted Medium Hair.

Medium length hair can be tricky for round faces, but a side part creates an asymmetrical look highlighting dramatic cheekbones rather than chubby cheeks.

15. Long Colorful Shag.

Shaggy layers and a bright color give straight hair the edge to complement a round face. Longer side bangs bring drama to this cool look.

16. Medium Waves.

Medium length hair looks great with waves, and shaggy ends are slimming for girls with round faces. An off-center part balances the style and elongates the face.

17. Long Layered Waves.

Longer wavy hair with layers suits a full face. Thinner, wispy bangs frame the face without making it too wide.

18. Very Short Bob with Tempe Undercut.

Check this pretty very short haircut with a shaved temple underneath tapered bangs. This adds some nice height to your look.

19. Colorful Short Shag.

A shaggy hairstyle highlights a round face without adding bulk. A few side layers and a pop of fun color really make this short hairstyle your own.

20. Messy Bob with a Fringe.

Thanks to messiness this banged bob frames the round face nicely. Keeping the part off center adds volume on top.

21. Long Thin Layers.

Longer hair with a slight wave looks wonderful in layers to frame a chubby face. This style is ideal for both thin tresses and for thick hair with good volume.

22. High Volume Bob.

If you have thick, coarse hair, a bob with chunky layers and a side part uses the texture to balance your face shape.

23. Long Highlighted Layers.

Brightening longer layers gives dimension to any style, and that’s especially helpful for round faces. Honey blonde and light caramel tones are so pretty!

24. Edgy Asymmetry.

An asymmetrical haircut is an edgy look perfect to slim down a round face. Go for a bold color and feathered side bangs to complement this strong cut.

25. Gray Tones and Shagginess.

White or ashy tones are a great way to work with gray hair. But they work for younger ladies too, especially when they show off the natural flush of round cheeks.

26. Long Waves.

Long waves are flattering for round faces because they flow below the chin with subtle volume. A color gradient also lengthens the face.

27. Long Bob.

Show off the shine of your healthy-looking tresses with gold tones in a layered, wavy lob. This color will add warmth to your style and help your skin glow.

28. Wispy Layers.

Layers are beneficial for fine hair, as they add volume without sacrificing length. A center part and a bit of wave introduce a romantic touch.

29. Uneven Wavy Layers.

If your hair has natural wave, tapering the tips of a medium haircut with a few shorter layers adds volume and bounce so it doesn’t cling to your face.

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30. Straight Style with Long Angled Bangs.

Straight hair creates vertical lines to flatter and frame your face. Give it also an angle with long, sharp bangs.

31. Shoulder Length Shag.

A shag hairstyle is perfect for shoulder length hair. It gently frames the face, and the texture minimizes the roundness.

32. Very Short Bob.

Bring your cropped locks a unique flair with an eye-catching hair color. Even on this length you may try an a-line haircut that is longer in the front and shorter in the back. It highlights a round face without giving it any excess bulk.

33. Flowing Layers.

Movement around a round face hides the curves of your cheeks and chin, and a long haircut with layers is great for elongating volume.

34. A-Line Bob.

An a-line haircut gives straight hair shape and special flair. Keep the style even with a center part and long layers on each side.

35. Colorful Waves.

Waves are always great for round faces, no matter what hair length you have. Help waves stand out with a fun color fade or contrasting highlights.

36. Long Light Waves.

Long hair that gently weaves in subtle highlights is a natural adornment of a round face. This is the best hairstyle for thin hair that needs more volume.

37. High Volume.

If you have longer hair with a round face, adding crown volume will balance your face shape and give more body to your hair.

38. Center Part.

Frame your face with a center part and let longer locks cascade past your cheeks to narrow your face. This works especially well with big, loose waves. Face-framing highlights will be a great addition too.

39. Thick, Long Locks.

If you’re blessed with thick hair, wear it long and flowing with wide waves to gently curve past your cheeks without adding thickness where you don’t want it.

40. Shaggy A-Line Cut.

If your hair is almost shoulder length, consider an a-line cut to add edginess. This is easy with straighter hair, while the subtle waves speak grace.

41. Chin-Length Shag.

A short, a-line shag style is carefree and fun for girls with round face shapes. The longer wispy bangs and tapered front frame the face without weight.

42. Colorful Shag.

Accent a short shag hairstyle with a bright color to look slim. The color pops and takes attention away from the curves you’d rather keep hidden.

43. Sleek Pixie Cut.

A very short style ideal for a round face is a pixie haircut with side-swept bangs and added height on the crown.

44. Straight Asymmetrical Bob.

Women with straight hair and round faces easily flaunt the drama of an asymmetrical, straight bob. A side part gives this cute style a peek-a-boo effect.

45. Edgy Waves.

Wavy haircuts can be upgraded with edgy asymmetry. This will frame your face without too much bulk or extra roundness.

46. Side-Swept Waves.

A fun way to make wavy hairstyles distinct is to sweep your waves to one side. This helps women with round faces conceal the width of the face without hiding their eyes.

47. Medium Tousled Hairstyle.

Shoulder length hair is a challenge for women with round faces, but textured ends along with tousled styling give it a slimming look, especially without bangs.

48. Lighter Ends.

Darker hair can make round faces seem heavier, especially with long thick hair. Lightening the ends will be more flattering for a round, chubby face.

49. Platinum Hues.

White-blonde shades are great for round faces, and work well with hair of any length. The lighter color brightens your face, making it look slender.

50. Short Feathered Shag.

A short shag can be a burst of color and texture. This eye-catching style is flirty and slimming!

No matter what your hair length, color, or texture, you can find beautiful haircuts for round faces so you can feel stunning. Consult with your stylist and try out any of these top styles to find your best haircut, and you’ll love the way you look!

by Melissa Mayntz
Melissa Mayntz is a freelance writer and editor with 15+ years of experience. To write productively, she keeps her straight hair medium-length with just a bit of wave and offset bangs to frame her face, and she's proud of the bit of gray she shows. In addition to hairstyles, she also writes about birds, cruises, gardening, pets, weddings, and many other topics.