Flattering Hairstyles for Women with Round Faces

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right hairstyle. Face shape is one of them. The key to finding the perfect hairstyle is to find the one that will accentuate your best features and will work with your face shape. If you have a round face, the goal is to make the face look longer and edgier.

If you’re having trouble finding the perfect hairstyle that will work well with your face shape, this blog post is for you. Here are some hairstyle suggestions that can slim down round faces.


A lob is a long bob. What’s great about this hairstyle is that it works well with anyone. This type of haircut can go anywhere from above the shoulders to around the collarbone. If you opt for a lob, be sure to keep the length below the chin. Otherwise, it will draw the attention to the widest part of your face. With straight, face-framing strands that hit below the chin, it creates an elongated silhouette that will make your face appear longer and slimmer.


Adding layers to your hair is one of the most flattering hairstyles for your face shape. This will bring the focus to your lips, cheeks and eyes. It can also break up a round face shape; hence, elongating the face. This can easily be obtained with longer lengths.

Side-swept bangs

If you want fringe, we recommend swoopy side-swept bangs. With your bangs cascading down diagonally, it adds dimension and creates the illusion of height. It elongates your face instead widening it. It counters the softness of a round shape.

When cutting bangs, you want to make sure that it ends just below the cheekbones. Fringe that hit right at the cheeks create more width.

Pixie cut

Most people think that short hair only flatters women with long, somewhat angular faces. But if you want to go short, go short all the way. The pixie cut, for instance, draws the attention horizontally. It can emphasize your eyes and detract from facial roundness.

If you are considering getting a pixie cut, try pixie with long, asymmetrical bangs. We also recommend backcombing on the crown to create volume on top. The added volume at the roots will visually elongate your face, making it look narrower.

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