Last Friday, we spoke to those with square-shaped faces and how to style your hair in a way that’s most flattering. Today, we’re moving on to round faces, marked by a curved jawline. If you have a round face, the length and width of your face are almost the same and lack any harsh angles. The best hairstyle for you is one that adds the illusion of length to your face and creates angles to compliment the roundness.
If you have a round face, long hair and layers, like Miley Cyrus (pre-dramatic chop), are great because they elongate your face, while taking volume away from the sides of your face. As seen on Emma Stone, side bangs or blunt bangs also work well because they create angles across your face and break up the circular shape. Soft waves beginning beneath the cheek bone and a deep side part also work well on Stone to mask her round features. Volume can work in your favor but be careful to make sure that you are adding volume to the top of your head, like Mila Kunis, not the sides.
Michelle Williams is an example of a celebrity with a round face that can absolutely pull of a pixie cut. With volume at the top of her head and side-swept, piecy bangs, her delicate features stand out and her face looks less round.
What to avoid:
Short hair cuts that stop at the jawline or puff out, creating volume at the sides of the face.
Slicked back ponytails accentuate the circular shape of the head.