Hair Styles for Round Shaped Faces
The best hairstyle for round faces defiantly has to be long length, long layers and a long fringe. If you have the length already get to the hair dressers and add some face shaping wispy layers - you will be surprised at how much difference this can make to your style.
Characteristics of a round face are:
- Round forehead
- Round jawline
- Fuller wider cheeks.
Unsure if this is your face shape? Check out how to assess your face shape and the characteristics of all the 5 face shapes.
If your hair is short at the moment and you feel you have the will power then grow your hair, experiment with angled and long wispy fringes or layers whilst its growing to give your style new looks. This will also stop you getting bored and having it cut short again.
I promise you growing your hair will make you feel more youthful and make your facial appearance much slimmer, who could resist it?
Short Hairstyles for Round Shaped Faces
Short hairstyles can be very attractive on women with round faces too, the short style will give them a sophisticated look but also a youthful edge. However, finding short hairstyles that will flatter your round faces as you know can be a bit off a challenge!
Short hair in the wrong style can add unwanted width at the cheeks, emphasizing your round face even more or even adding the appearance of a double chin.
Adding layers and adding volume in the right places can take away the roundness of your face giving an appearance of a more oval shape. Think about short layers to add volume at the top of the head as they will help elongate your face.
The right length is crucial in order to avoid making round faces look rounder.
Try to avoid styles that end at chin length as they will emphasize your round jawline, instead stick to styles that stop above the cheeks for the shorter cuts
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Long Hairstyles for Round Shaped Faces.
Long hair is the way forward for you round faced ladies! Long hair naturally helps lengthen a round face shape and if styles straight will add definition to cheek bones and give you a slimmer appearance.
If you've got the time keep longer locks sleek and smooth for a sexy style. Feel free to add layered or tapered ends to help soften the face and add distinction.
If your hair is a block colour why not add some highlights or low lights, these will frame the face and can also break up a style to create a narrower appearance.
For you ladies who are busy, busy, busy! But still want those feminine long locks you must keep on top of split ends. A regular visit to the hair salon to get rid of those damaged, tired ends will make all the difference when you just don’t have the time in the morning to style your hair.
If you want long hair, make sure you grow it and then keep it a minimum of a few inches below the jawline. It may take time but stick with it and you will have hair that flatters your face superbly.
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Curly Hairstyles for Round Shaped Faces
If your hair is naturally very curly and you have a round face you may have realized it’s not the best combination. Very curly hair at the wrong length will only add roundness to your face - or could even leave you looking like a ‘bubble’. It may take time but it will be best to grow your hair so it’s at least a few inches below your chin when dry.
Ask your stylist for some choppy layers through the back and the bottom of your hair to thin it out and take away some of the fullness.
Gentle waves can look great on round faces, if you have natural wave in your hair why not allow your hair to do its natural "thing." Scrunching hair as it dries adding a little mousse or salt spray to give that beach look will not only leave your hair in great condition but will also mean that you will need about 5 minuets maximum spent on styling your hair, something you really can’t complain about.
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Fringes Styles for Round Shaped Faces.
If you wish to include a fringe into your style then great!
Please do avoid blunt, thick full fringes they will not do anything for you and only add weight to your face, something we could all do with out.
Stick with wispy or side swept fringes, these are considered the reliable and trusty fall-back fringes for round faces.
They will help to break up the roundness of your face and plus if you don’t like them they don’t take that long to grow out, perfect!
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Styles the Round Shaped Faces should Avoid
There are a few simple rules for round faces when it comes to what needs to be avoided.
- Stay away from hairstyles that end chin length
- Chunky, heavy bangs are a no no and only add weight to a round face.
- Curls, the tighter the curl the more you stay away
- Lastly medium length styles including bobs!
These cuts will either exaggerate the roundness of your jaw or exaggerate the width to your face. At all costs you must avoid hair that is exactly chin length, this length should only be worn by women with long faces.
Celebrities with Round Shaped Faces Hairstyles
Taking a look at celebrities with round shaped faces and amazing hairstyles they have will give excellent ideas, after all they have the top stylists to come up with the perfect style to elongate their faces and bring out the best of their features include the likes of Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Charlotte Church and Kirsten Dunst.
Round Face Shape
Determine Face Shape
Like body shapes there are only a handful of categories your face shape could fall into.
It's usually quite easy to determine what face shape you are simply by pulling your hair back off you face and looking directly into a mirror. If it's easier draw on the mirror with a crayon or lipstick following the shape of your face then stand back and assess!
Read more on the Oval Shaped Face, Round Shaped Face, Oblong Shaped Face, Square Shaped Face and the Heart Shaped Face.
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