95 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Round Faces

As far as hairstylists are concerned, round faces are the second most versatile, after oval faces. Short or long, curly or straight, nearly every hairstyle looks good with a round face! But too many choices can make decision-making almost impossible. What style should you get for your round face? Here are some pointers:

Mid-length styles are best if you want something both chic and manageable. Longer hairstyles make round faces look longer but are much harder to maintain. Shorter hairstyles are easier for daily styling but only accentuate facial roundness. To find a happy medium, choose something between chin- and chest-length.
• Layer strategically. No matter the length of your hairstyle, make sure that you have layers that touch the cheekbones and that brush under the chin. Round faces tend to hide angles, so these layers will accentuate your features!
• The center part is your friend. It makes round faces appear longer, regardless of whether they’re paired with a short bob or a long, flowing mane.

What’s written here is just the core of what a hairstyle for a round face should be. Below you’ll find 95 more hairstyles that will work with your round face and, more importantly, your personality.

#1: Long, Layered Bob

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The long bob takes the shape of the bob but adds a few more inches which give length to round faces. Layering makes the look bouncier, something that’s especially essential for those with thick hair.

#2: Wavy Ombré Half-Back

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An ombré draws attention to the neck and shoulders, giving length to a round face without unnecessary heaviness. Pulling the hair back halfway distracts attention from the top of the head, balancing the look.

#3: Mid-Length Waves

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Keeping the hair mid-length does wonder to balance out round faces. You can wear this hairstyle straight or wavy without exaggerating the shape of your face.

#4: Highlights into Ombré

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An ombré that hits the jawline is perfect for giving round faces an angle. For those looking for something less daring, highlights that start near the base of the scalp makes the look less dramatic.

#5: Sassy Center Part

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Good facial symmetry is essential for this hairstyle for round faces. Straight hair contrasts with a round face shape and looks wonderful with any style.

#6: Mahogany Curls

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Large curls are sometimes a no-no for round faces, because they can make the least-flattering facial features stand out. Wavy curls, however, can complement round faces when given subtle highlights.

#7: 70’s Shag

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The shag is the ideal hairstyle for round faces. Loose layers hit all the face’s strong points, while a center part adds movement at all angles.

#8: Tumbling Waves

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Loose waves – whether natural or done with a large-barreled curling iron – suit individuals with thick hair and round faces. They define the area below the chin, which makes round faces look less exaggerated.

#9: The Swoop

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Adding too much volume above the chin can make round faces look too wide. However, a swoop that hits just above the cheekbone and tucks under the jaw does just the opposite.

#10: Tousled, Beachy Look

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Beachy hair tends to have less volume at the top and more volume at the bottom, making it a hairstyle that suits round faces. Natural highlights add brightness to the face and help to highlight cheekbones.

#11: Large, Even Waves

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Hairstyles that go much past shoulder-length can make round faces look too small for the body. Waves – and especially waves that hit the chin and shoulders – lessen the intensity of long hair’s effect on round faces.

#12: Caramel Highlights

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Naturally-dark hair and pale skin are not always the best combo for people with round faces. Caramel highlights give the hair dimension, in addition to giving angles to more rounded facial features.

#13: Pushed-Back Waves

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Naturally-curly hair and a round face can work, even in thicker, one-layered looks. The trick is simply brushing the curls away from the face! This allows round-faced individuals to show off their best features, while preventing their hair from making their face look unnaturally round.

#14: Boho Chic

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Super-long styles can make round faces look small. Teasing the hair at the top of the head draws attention back to the face.

#15: Off-Center

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Center parts are often the go-to for hairstyles that lengthen round faces. A side-part works just as well, especially with an ombre that transitions at the chin.

#16: One-Layered Tuck

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With thin hair, layers aren’t always an option. This hairstyle, which uses a curling iron to bring the hair under the chin, highlights a round face without requiring texture.

#17: Firey Spirals

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Short hairstyles, and even bangs can work on round faces. Just make sure that the length at the front of the face hits just below the chin. With a style that has the right shape, you can go wild with colors.

#18: Tamed Mane

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Long hair can sometimes get unruly. Use a curling iron and argan oil to tame frizz and create bounce! Hairstyles that are smooth at the top and curly at the bottom work beautifully with a round face.

#19: Subtle Spirals

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Unless it’s your natural hair texture, tight, spiraled curls are too formal and too high-maintenance for an everyday look. This hairstyle, featuring a few spirals done with a small-barreled iron, is a great casual style for round-faced individuals.

#20: Reverse Farrah

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Farrah Fawcett’s whipped-out waves made her a stunning sex symbol and a fashion icon. This look is the same cut, but with a style fit for a round face. Keeping layers short near the front of the scalp makes the perfect frame for round faces.

#21: Brilliant Blonde Brightness

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Thick hair can easily leave round faces in the dark, especially if you have a small head. Bright blonde highlights help round faces stand out.

#22: Tousled and Teased

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One-layered hairstyles that go past the shoulder have a tendency to weigh down round faces, especially if you have thick hair. This messy look adds volume at the top that puts everything into balance.

#23: Sleek Waves

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Wavy layers make an ideal hairstyle for round faces, because they frame the face without making it look too round. Use argan oil or another conditioner to keep all your hair in place.

#24: Wavy Chop

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Fresh haircuts tend to make hair feel especially thick, because it takes time for hair strands to taper back to their original thickness. Curling the front strands helps a round face stand out and takes away the heaviness that a new haircut may (temporarily) bring.

#25: Even Curls

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Curls are the answer for bringing out cheekbones in round faces. This hairstyle features evenly-spaced spirals, an effect that can be done with a curling iron or with braids.

#26: Pastel Pigments

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With the right shaping, round-faced individuals can sport hair of any color. The classic waves of this look emphasize the color’s holographic effects.

#27: Straight-Edge

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Stick-straight hairstyles can add much-needed length to very round faces. This look includes some layering, which keeps the face and head from looking too small.

#28: Front-Facing

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If you want to show off your eyes and lips, bringing the hair slightly forward can give the face a halo effect. The model here has a slightly off-center part and a just-below-shoulder-length cut, which work great with round faces.

29: Off-Kilter

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Lovers of dramatic hairstyles will love this look, which is simultaneously a boy cut and a chin-length bob. Hitting just below the chin, this funky style also brings out round faces.

#30: Silver Fox

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Light and shadow are the main ingredients in making hairstyles for a round face. In this look, the model’s silver highlights bring out the highlights in her cheeks and nose, in addition to contrasting with her naturally-dark hair.

#31: Auburn Shine

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If bright colors aren’t your thing, keeping your locks sleek and straight can also produce some highlighting effects. This model’s straight brown hair, treated with a flat iron and argan oil, brings out the contours in her round face.

#32: Chin-Length Classic

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A hairstyle with straight bangs can make round faces look rounder, unless the bangs remain above the brow line. In this look, they add character to a simple chin-length cut.

#33: Down in Front, Up in Back

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When talking about hairstyles for round faces, we often talk about adding volume around – but not in front or behind – of the head. A back-bump, however, can have the same lengthening effects as a center part.

#34: Super Spirals

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Adding flavor to straight hair can be difficult, especially when long, straight hairstyles have long been the gold standard for lengthening round faces. Take a small-barreled curling iron to the hair that extends below the chin to give some fun to your look without losing its natural assets.

#35: Fresh Side-Sweep

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If you have thin hair but still want a longer look, the side-part will suit you well. A side part with blonde hair is a simple hairstyle that adds brightness to round faces, especially on those with small heads.

#36: World’s Best Mom

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The “mom hairstyle” carries some heavy stereotypes, but it’s also perfect for round faces! This look often bobs just below the chin, bringing out the jawline in parents and non-parents alike.

#37: Springy Surprise

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Afraid that having extra-curly hair will make your round face look too round? Think again! Don’t hesitate to embrace your natural look, but choose a color that contrasts with your skin tone to add shadow to the jawline.

#38: Bump It

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If full curls aren’t your thing, a row of single curls can also make a hairstyle work in favor of a round face. Just make sure the curls land in one of the sweet spots: the jawline or the cheekbone.

#39: Beachside Beauty

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This hairstyle features a center part, which helps round faces appear longer. However, the hair also curls around the face, giving shadow to the jawline. Indeed, this look is a winning combo for someone with a round face.

#40: Swoopy Bang

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A swoopy bang is a staple of hairstyles for round faces. It emphasizes cheekbones, in addition to making the face appear narrower. On very round faces, the swoopy bang can be paired with a dark color to create a rich – and face-slimming – hairstyle.

#41: Enhanced Reality

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Bright blonde highlights on dark chestnut hair make this look stand out. Curls – with a bang that falls just above the cheekbone – also make this a wonderful hairstyle for round faces. The medium length, too, prevents the neck from looking too long.

#42: A Subtle V

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If the v-cut seems to dramatic, its less-flamboyant cousin works to the same effect. Curling the hair in directs eyes toward the jaw, a key focal point of a round face.

#43: A Hint of Lavender

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This hairstyle uses curls and color to emphasize both the cheekbones and the jawline. The curls in the top layer of the hair highlight the top part of the face, while a splash of purple brings out the shadow at the bottom. It’s important to accentuate both these features when you have a round face!

#44: Hot Mess

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A little teasing can go a long way for making thin hair work with a round face. A short hairstyle helps the hair appear thicker, while light teasing adds volume around the cheekbones.

#45: Long and Lush

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Round faces are some of the few that can pull off one-length, super-long hairstyles. If you have naturally stick-straight hair, adding a wave or two into your look can be a way to give your style some dimension. Highlights also work to this effect.

#46: Short and Easy

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As we’ve said before, short hairstyles look beautiful with round faces. This is especially true when your neck isn’t long. This short style curls in slightly at the cheekbone, which adds definition to the model’s round face.

#47: Long and Forward

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Front-combed hairstyles are usually short, but there are exceptions to the rule. The front-combed side-part complements round faces, especially when the skull is of an average or above-average size.

#48: A Modern Mullet

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Business in the front, party in the back. This grown-out mullet hairstyle brings a new take on the classic look. Razor-thinned layers that taper gradually to shoulder-length give volume to the top of the head without obscuring the face. This concept is great for people with smaller round faces.

# 49: Sassy Boy Cut

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Short hairstyles come with a lot of perks: they’re fun, easy to style, and keep you cool in the summer. What’s more, they’re great for round faces! This short look sweeps forward and brushes the cheekbone, just the feature you want to pinpoint on a round face.

#50: Fashionable Fauxhawk

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Undercut hairstyles have become all the rage over the past few years. Adding volume at the top of the head makes round faces appear longer, and a dramatic side-part gives the look some edge. Use a solid styling gel to hold hair in-place.

#51: Shaggy Chic

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It’s no secret that center parts work well with round faces. They also come to the rescue for longer bangs! Whether you’re growing them out or you just need a trim, parting your bangs in the center prevents round faces from looking too short.

#52: Feathery Layers

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If you have thick hair, a feathered look will keep your round face from looking too wide. In addition to having more movement and attitude, these layers will also keep you cool in the summer.

#53: Flipping Out

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A hairstyle that’s about chin-length makes round faces stand out in the best way. Flipping hair out at the jawline gives width to the lower half of the face, which can balance out wider cheeks.

#54: Parted Curtains

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Long, straight hairstyles are a simple way to make round faces look longer. However, that’s only if you take good care of your hair. Use protein-fortified shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair shiny, and apply only a minimal amount of heat to maintain frizz.

#55: Fashionable Indie

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Hipster hairstyles are coming more into vogue. This style looks like it came straight out of an indie album, but it can also go straight onto a round face! Make sure to keep the bangs at or above the eyebrows to keep your face from looking too round.

#56: Hippie Locks

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Long, free-falling curls are the hairstyle for round faces, especially when you have pronounced cheekbones. Add highlights near the front of the face to light up your best features.

#57: Messy, Natural Waves

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Having naturally-wavy hair is a blessing, and even more so when you have a round face. Tease hair at the temples to make your style more fun.

#58: Mega Swoop

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A swoopy bang emphasizes cheekbones in even the roundest faces. Swooping the bang out, then curling it under the cheekbone enhances this effect. If you have a round face with less-than-ideal cheekbone definition, this look will work for you.

#59: Lights on the Face

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Black and brunette locks can keep round faces in the dark. If you’re not into bleaching your whole head, highlight the hair around your face to bring out your nose, cheekbones, and chin. This hairstyle is especially fitting for round faces with softer features.

#60: Black Cherry Curls

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Lighter hair often works better with round faces, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with natural colors. This pastel red-violet brings out the skin’s natural pink tones, and works best with cool and neutral skin types.

#61: Casual Lob

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Hairstyles for round faces often look better with bounce. Blow-dry the hair upside-down to achieve this look. For the bang, part the hair at the front of the scalp at a different point than the hair at the back of the scalp.

#62: Dark Into Light

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Long roots are taking the ombre’s place in the field of hair highlighting trends. If you’re already rocking a lighter look, skip a few touch-up appointments. This hairstyle brings light hair around the face. Careful, though: having dark hair at the top of the scalp can make round faces look shorter. Therefore, you should avoid getting bangs and part your hair as close to the center as possible.

#63: Strawberry Sun

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Strawberry blonde is another color that jazzes up the classic highlight. Pair it with a shoulder-length hairstyle that parts in the middle, and it also complements round faces! This color works especially well if you’re a natural redhead, for it contrasts nicely with brassy tones.

#64: Rebel Yell

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Curls bring out the best features in round faces. But if you have naturally-straight hair, adding curls can be a nightmare. However, they can also produce a nice teased effect when executed in the right way. Short, razor-thinned bangs also give this style some movement.

#65: Icy and Polished

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As you can see on this model, bringing hair up to chin-length looks fabulous on those with round faces and wide jawlines. If you’re up for the challenge, bleaching the hair silvery-blonde adds contrast to sun-kissed skin and darker eyes.

#66: Frosty and Fresh

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A staple of the early 2000’s, hairstyles with frosted highlights are making a comeback. Especially if you have naturally-dark hair, concentrate these highlights at the front of the scalp to bring out your round face.

#67: Long Roots to the Rescue

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Highlights can wash you out as your skin loses its summer glow. Instead of dying your hair all back at once, try letting your roots grow out. Lighter hairstyles put the focus on round faces no matter the season, while a center part will help give your face length.

#68: Fanning Out

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For those with round faces and a narrow jaw, big hair certainly isn’t a bad thing. Fanning hair out below the cheekbone is a winning formula for those with round faces and a narrower – but still defined – jawline.

#69: Simple, but Golden

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There’s nothing wrong with a basic, everyday hairstyle. If you have a round face, add some layers that rest just above or below the chin. This way, you can go au naturale while still putting the focus on your cheekbones and jaw.

#70: Rockstar Red

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Especially in the summertime, your highlights don’t need to be as light to bring out the best points in your round face. Add some red (or another color of your choice!) to your hairstyle and watch the magic happen.

#71: Auburn Waves

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A lot of people think that highlights need to contrast dramatically with your natural hair color. But truthfully, they can blend right in. This model, for example, added strawberry blonde highlights to her natural auburn hair to make a style perfect for her round face.

#72: Fierce Fringe

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Razor-thinned bangs are a popular look for young music-lovers. However, they can easily translate to more professional styles. Rather than teasing the hair, add big curls on the sides of the head. This is a great look for any career woman (or job seeker) with a round face.

#73: Mid Length Blonde, Clean Style

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A center part and a cut that hits just below the shoulders is the perfect “blank slate” hairstyle for round faces. What’s more, this model shows that you don’t need an exciting hair color to make it work. Her natural dirty blonde tones complement her skin and eye colors.

#74: Controlled Curls

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If big curls and dramatic waves aren’t your things, this smoother, straighter hairstyle also works with round faces. Just make sure to start the curls below the chin. Doing so will maximize the lengthening effect on your round face.

#75: Wide and Bright

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Curling the hair out and away from the face is the norm for those with round faces and long hair. Bleaching the bottom layers of the hair platinum blonde will create a contrast effect, which will bring out the cheekbones, the nose, and the eyes.

#76: Pushing Platinum

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If you’re daring but still want to go with a natural hair color, platinum blonde is the way to go. Bleach the hair near the front of the scalp blonder than the hair at the back of the scalp to bring out your round face’s natural highlights.

#77: Heavy Metal(lic)

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Center parts and waves are hallmarks of a hairstyle for a round face. For a more eccentric look, add platinum blonde highlights to brown or black hair. This pop of shine will give your look some originality.

#78: Natural Waves with Shimmering Red

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Instead of perfectly-crafted curls, a style that follows your hair’s natural wave pattern can also bring out your round face. Work a bright color into your current hair color to give the style some sparkle and shine.

#79: Bang Bang

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If you have a round face with a large forehead, a hairstyle with side-swept bangs will look lovely on you. Pair it with a cut that rests at or above your shoulders to bring out your jawline.

#80: Wavy and Shiny

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Curling irons aren’t just for curls. Use a large-barreled curling iron to give some wave to naturally-straight hair! Opting for a single-length cut that hits the chest will make your round face look leaner and your neck, longer.

#81: Inspired by Ari

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Ariana Grande is famous for dying her naturally-dark hair bright blonde, among other colors. This style works best on those who have dark eyebrows and who tan well, because blonde can wash out lighter skin tones. If you part the hairstyle in the middle, it’s the perfect look for a round face.

#82: Light and Fine

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Having thin hair can make it difficult to rock anything but very short styles. A shoulder-length look that has one layer and parts in the middle can help you grow out thin hair, without making it look too stringy or fine. What’s more, the middle part makes the hairstyle ideal for a round face.

#83: Manic Bob

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This hairstyle takes a chin-length bob, then takes it a bit above. This blunt style on thick hair can make the face appear rounder, but it also brings out the eyes and cheekbones. It’s awesome for people who have an edgy style, and who also have a round face!

#84: Very Versatile

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Round faces look good with both straight and wavy hairstyles. This is an example of how you can become friends with your flat-iron or take advantage of your natural waves.

#85: Peeking Out

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The over-the-eye look was all the rage in the early 2000s. Now it’s coming back, but with a more modern, mature twist. Curl the hair away from your eyes, like you’re parting the curtain before an opening scene. Make sure the curl falls above the cheekbone if you have a. round face.

#86: Golden Ribbons

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Waves that fall freely just below the chin bring out the jawline in a round face. This hairstyle features a slight ombre, which makes the look even more dimensional.

#87: The Long, Glamour Waves

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Longer looks can also sport the spiky layered effect. Take a shoulder-length hairstyle and flip the layers out, instead of curling them in. Doing so will make your round face look thinner. Who does not shine after passing your hand?

#88: Through Thick and Thin

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A short hairstyle makes thin hair look much thicker. This look, which features razor-thinned tips and curls near the scalp, frames round faces without accentuating their width. You can straighten this style for a more sophisticated edge.

#89: Classic Hollywood

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This hairstyle has all the bells and whistles of the 1940s, but perhaps without the tight curls. A center part counteracts the shortening effects of the longer bangs.

#90: Hipster Hair

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Zooey Deschanel is famous for her long, curly hair and thick bangs. This is a wonderful hairstyle for round faces, because the bangs bring out the eyes while the length of the hair itself prevents the face from looking too short.

#91: Boyishly Beautiful

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If you want a manageable hairstyle, the boy cut is the way to go. Opt for a style with a long top layer that touches the cheekbone. This look will bring out your eyes, as well as the angles in your round face.

#92: Modern Vamp

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Statement colors look best when they work for your face. This hairstyle features bangs that bring out the model’s eyes, as well as layers that give the illusion of thickness near the top of the scalp. This look works best when you have a round face, but a larger forehead.

#93: Waving Through

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Shoulder-length hair and highlights make round faces stand out. Use a curling iron to add waves to your hair, or let your hair dry naturally. Doing so will add movement to what you already have going for you.

#94: Bombshell Brunette

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When you add brightness to a hairstyle for a round face, that brightness doesn’t have to be blonde. If you’re a brunette, ask your hairstylist to give you amber highlights, instead. Especially on those with warm skin tones, this will bring out the gold notes in your complexion.

#95: Beneath the Veil

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Naturally-silky hair has a curtain-like effect when parted down the middle. This super-long hairstyle will show off your mysterious side, as well as make your round face appear longer.