Hairstyles for Round Faces
A round face is defined as a face that is about as wide as it is tall. They typically have a wider hairline, fullness below the cheekbones, and smaller chins. If you have this face shape, choosing the wrong hair style can actually make you look heavier than you are. For that reason, it is important to find a hairstyle that is flattering, and it’s not as hard as you may think.
Luckily, there isn’t just one cut that looks good with a round face, so you can feel free to try different looks and settle on one that you like, that you can easily care for. What’s more important than the specific style you choose is that it follows the basic guidelines.
Bangs are great to have if you have a round face because they help to minimize the wideness of your forehead. Bangs are also good for drawing attention to your eyes, so it’s good to add some eye enhancing makeup to completely pull people’s eyes to yours. It’s important that you go with layered bangs rather than heavy straight-cut bangs. Longer side-sweeping bangs also work really well to minimize the roundness in your cheeks.
The length of your hair is also important. More often than not, shorter hair styles look much better with a round face, so long as they are layered. It’s important that you have your hair cut to your chin or slightly below your chin to help elongate your face. You can also wear your hair longer if you prefer, but should try to add some layers around your face, as long straight hair will only emphasize the roundness in your cheeks by contrasting it.
Curls are great for adding overall height to your hairstyle, which will also help to elongate your face. Be careful when adding curls that you add them at the crown of your head or below your chin. Just adding curls near your cheeks will only make your face appear wider. Curls or waves that go along the sides of your face will also help to elongate and soften your face.
If you’re looking for ideas and wondering what looks will work for you, you can look at pictures of some of these celebrities that have round faces: Catherine Zeta Jones, Christina Ricci, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst, and Miley Cyrus. These lovely ladies have professional stylists that help them look their best, but you can easily copy their great styles by going to a good salon and enlisting the help of the hair stylists there.