Fringes for Round Shaped Faces

If you wish to include a fringe into your style then great! A fringe is a great way to create a new look with out losing length from you’re hair and do a great job of framing a round face.

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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!

Ideally you should aim to make you round face appear longer like the oval shape, this can be done with both your hairstyle, hair length and fringe choices.

Kirsten Dunst and Penelope Cruz are two perfect examples of round faced ladies who know how to wear a fringe that suits their shape, long or short they keep it wispy and swept and sleek.

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.

The Best Hairstyle for Round Shaped Faces


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.

Pictures of Short, Long and Side Swept Fringes

Jennifer Hudson's Bob
JENNIFER HUDSON short hair
Tiffani Amber Thiessen short hair
Tiffanie Amber Thiessen long hair
Tiffany Amber Thiessen side fringe
Roseanne Barr bob
Lisa Rinna's short hair
Kirsten Dunst short hair
Kirsten Dunst side fringe
Charlotte Church bangs
Charlotte Church swept fringe