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What Are the Most Flattering Haircuts for Round Faces?
What Are the Most Flattering Haircuts for Round Faces?

There are common misconceptions out there surrounding haircuts for people with a round face. Possibly the biggest lie is that a round face will only suit one or two different hairstyles. Wrong. In fact, that couldn’t be more wrong if it was listed under the word in the dictionary. Round faces are incredibly feminine and can actually pull off anything from a pixie cut to a shag cut. All you need is to find the right hairdresser; one who can look at your rounded face and know how to make your dream cut look amazing on you.

01

Classic Pixie Cut

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All those people who have ever said pixie cuts don’t work on round faces need to have their eyes checked. Having short hair is not going to make your face look wider. Period. The pixie is classic and stunning. Also, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have a face like Edie Sedgwick or Twiggy to rock one. A textured pixie cut done by the right stylist can make it look like you were been born to wear one. What this tends to require -- if you have a rounder face -- is some extra height on the top of the cut. Layers that add some choppy height to the mix actually elongates your face by drawing attention to your forehead. Furthermore, the styling possibilities are endless!

02

Side-Swept Bangs

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Although having blunt bangs is not the no-no for round faces that many thought it was, side-swept ones are incredibly flattering. Bangs that ease into your haircut create the illusion of a more lengthened face. In some instances, they might even make the face appear more oval. Side bangs can literally change the shape of your face while also requiring minimal-to-no effort to do. A choppy ‘do with bangs swept to the side is a great just-out-of-bed look and it feels great to mess up with some texture spray

03

Loose Curls

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As much as the “girls with curls” trope is true, curls that are too tight can make a round face look much wider than it is. Fortunately, that in no way means that if you have a round face, you need to have straight hair. On the contrary, rocking loose, beach-ready waves give off an illusion of length. They also work well to bring out the more prominent features, giving round faces a more angular and even androgynous -- if that’s what you’re going for -- look. Loose curls can be worn with a side  or a center part, simply depending on which you prefer.

04

The Choppy Lob

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Choppiness and layers in hair are great for those of us with round faces. They never fail to add height (not volume) to our hair that a round face really needs. Additionally, the lob - literally a long bob - rests coolly at the shoulders, giving off the same feeling as a bob while effectively lengthening your face. The added length balances the roundness of the face, and a lob with square layers is never a bad idea.

05

Long, Glossy and Sleek

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Choppy layers aren’t the only way to look great when you have a round face. Long, straight hair is one of the most effective cuts. Sleek hair will frame your face without accentuating its shape. Furthermore, the straighter and longer your hair is, the more it stretches out the length of your face to upset the imbalance. And the best part? There are SO many shaping options out there for long hair.

06

Topknot

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If you keep your hair long, there’s nothing stopping you from trying out a topknot. Whether sleek or messy, a topknot works wonders for lengthening your face. The bun will draw attention to the top of your head. In addition to making you look fabulous, or like the third Hadid sister, it’s a great look for summer. After all, nobody wants hair sticking to their face in the hot hot heat.

07

Boldly Blunt Bangs

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You might've heard that round faces should steer clear of sharp cuts and heavy bangs. Whoever said that is wrong. Using the right hairdresser, blunt bangs can be made to look incredible on anyone who has a rounder face. Pairing these bold bangs with a long wave or even a layered lob will have you looking a million bucks.

08

Undercut? Why Not?

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Not all punk rockers have long or oval faces, and a trendy undercut might be a bold move that you can pull off. Getting an undercut on one side of your head while keeping side-swept bangs on the other side is a great look. Regardless of your face shape, aAll you need to do is be brave and shoot for the moon. After all, why should others have all the fun?

09

Long and Layered

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Picture the supermodels of the 1980s. Remove the overwhelming 80s volume, and you have one heck of a cut! Long, tousled locks work perfectly to slim down rounder faces. The layers chop into wider faces, making them more streamlined. Top it off with a side part and beach waves, and you'll be walking the runway in no time.

10

Messy Braids

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Once again, you need to rethink everything you've been told about round faces for a second. Having sleek, tidy hair isn't going to magically make your face less round. In a similar fashion, having messy hair isn't going to magically make your face look more round either. Messy hair can actually, sometimes, be better than a smoother look. It's also super sexy! Braids don’t have to be removed as soon as you go to bed. Next time, let them stay in when you go to bed and wake up just the way you are. Round or oblong-faced, you’ll be chock full of Parisienne chic.

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