Haircuts are tough. Sometimes anything more than a trim has us hyperventilating, but after years of trims and heart-to-hearts with our stylists, we realized something: It’s all about face shape. Round-faced girls, read on. We’ve “rounded” up the best hairstyles for round faces, with celebrity examples to boot.
You can totally rock the hottest hairstyles by playing up your natural symmetry. Go for deep side parts, pulled-back looks, soft curls, or wispy bangs to offset the roundness.
Celebs like Selena and Mila show off their perfect round faces with these easy styling tricks. Work with your hairstylist to find the most flattering cut and learn some simple styling techniques to look amazing. The right do will have you feeling gorgeous and confident in no time!
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Round faces have super-symmetry, so pull your hair back and show off those features! Here, Selena Gomez shows us what a teensy bit of volume can add, and less is definitely more with a round face shape. Smooth down flyaways with a bit of hairspray.
If you’ve got locks shoulder-length or longer, take note of this gorgeous style from Eva Mendes. A deep side part offsets the roundness of the face. You can get those soft, slightly tousled waves by blowing out hair with a round brush after smoothing some argan oil on towel-dried hair.
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Side Part and Old Hollywood Curls
Dress up the dramatic deep side part even more with old Hollywood curls. Get Miranda Kerr’s glossy look by blowing out hair and using a 2-inch barrel curling iron—or if you’re feeling really Hollywood, use hot rollers. Tousle the curls by combing through them with your fingers, and use a light- to medium-hold hairspray to finish the look.
Relaxed Low Bun
For a look that works during the day and evenings out, try Kate Bosworth’s favorite—it’s perfect for second- or third-day hair. Keeping the side part intact, sweep hair back into a low pony and pin into a bun. Pull pieces loose around the face to soften the look.
Sleek Middle Part
Mila Kunis is our go-to girl to find the best hairstyles for round faces, and this look is one of the best. Switch up your part, and put it in the middle—blowing it out that way will set the style. For an extra-sleek look, flat-iron the strands—but don’t be afraid to toss your hair around for a little movement.
New mama Hayden Panettiere knows how to show off her best features, and she knows that her perfectly symmetrical face is one of them. Get her sleek topknot by brushing hair (best if it’s second- or third-day) up into a high pony. Twist the pony around into a bun, and secure with bobby pins or an elastic.
Remember how great you look with your hair all pulled back? You can achieve that with your hair down, too. Just look at how Olivia Munn did it—soft waves (use a 1 1/2- or 2-inch wand) pulled back over the shoulders and the top layer pinned back. Half-up never looked so good.
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Faux Side Bangs
Bangs are a big commitment, so we understand if you aren’t making the big move anytime soon. We love how Kirsten Dunst faked it out instead. To get the look, part your hair just off-center and curl hair with a 1 1/2 inch wand. Tousle waves with fingers, and use a sea-salt spray for added texture.
Amp up your topknot by adding a little volume. Our secret? Using a hair donut—or a sock—to fake out the size of the bun. We give Sarah Hyland bonus points for the way her ombré locks add dimension.
If you’re soooo over long hair, chop it off. JLaw gives her approval, and we definitely give ours. Call up your stylist—it’s time for a change. If your hair’s already cut chin length or above, try this look on for size. Curl hair with a clampless wand, and pin one side back for a sweet and sassy look.
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People wear long bobs—or lobs, for short—this year. Celebs as different as Lauren Conrad and Selena Gomez are taking the plunge, and it’s a super-chic way to try on a shorter look that will flatter round face shapes. To get Mandy Moore’s look, curl hair with a 1 1/2- inch curling iron and brush curls out. Pin one side behind ear.
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Add interest to any hairstyle with wispy bangs, a modern look. Whether you’ve got super-long locks like Demi Lovato’s or a long bob, bangs help offset the round shape of the face. Make sure to use the concentrator on your hair dryer and a round brush to smooth bangs.
With so many gorgeous hairstyles to choose from, round-faced girls are spoilt for choice!
Whether you’re in the mood for something sleek and chic like Mila Kunis’ middle part or want to channel old Hollywood glamour with curls like Miranda Kerr, there’s an option to flatter your beautiful face shape.
Don’t be afraid to switch up your part or fake some fringe with wispy bangs.
Show off your symmetry by pulling hair back in a topknot or half-up style. Most importantly, have fun with your hair – it’s the perfect way to express your personality!
Talk to your stylist about which of these hot hairstyles is right for you. With the right cut and style, you’ll be looking and feeling amazing in no time.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.