Curly Hairstyles for Round 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’.

round face shapes

Curly hair is in and out of fashion but is also seen as super sexy and feminine, this year 2011 curly and wavy hair is making a big come back so embrace you’re curls and just stick with these few tips to make them work for your face shape.

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. This will stop the ‘bubble’ effect but also can make hair effortlessly easy to maintain. Once it’s the right shape and length maintaining you’re hair will just be a case of a good wash and condition and then leaving to dry with a little mousse and it will look gorgeous.

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.

For maximum volume and minimum frizz use a diffuser when drying hair, adding a little mousse will help to set it and lift it at the roots. Big curly hair is seen on lots of celebs and looks fabulous think Beyonce and Shakira and the trendy Taylor swift. If you have it, flaunt it!

The Best Hairstyle 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 an oval shaped face.

  1. Round forehead
  2. Round jawline
  3. 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.

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.

Kyra Sedgwick curly hair
Kyra Sedgwick long hair
Drew Barrymore short hair
Drew Barrymore long hair
Kate Winslet long hair