Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

Short hairstyles are fab for women who have little time when it comes to the daily morning routine, a short hairstyle that suits your face shape can take as little as 5 minuets to style properly once you know how.

round face shapes

Short hairstyles can be very attractive on women with round faces, 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. Chin length bobs are possibly the worst option for round faces, they draw all the attention to your rounded chin and make it appear chubbier then reality.

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. Very short hair with a long side sweeping fringe can do wonders on a round face adding height at the top, narrowing the cheeks and creating an overall more defined oval shape.

Try to avoid styles that end at chin length as they will emphasize your round jaw line, instead stick to styles that stop above the cheeks for the shorter cuts.

Why not try an off centre parting, they will look great on round faces and even better with a wispy sweeping fringe. Wispy hair on the face is always a stylish way to break up the roundness of your face.

Instead of a block colour try a few high lights or low lights around the face this will have the same effect as a wispy fringe breaking up the roundness whilst adding a natural multi-tonal effect.

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.

Short Hairstyle Pictures

Jennifer Hudson's Bob
JENNIFER HUDSON short hair
Tiffani Amber Thiessen short hair
Roseanne Barr bob
Lisa Rinna's short hair
Kirsten Dunst short hair
Kirsten Dunst side fringe
Charlotte Church swept fringe
Drew Barrymore short hair
Kate Winslet