Getting a haircut is a very personal thing. I don't know about you, but my hair is a huge part of my identity, so whenever I sit in the salon chair, I like to know that I'm about to get a cut that perfectly suits my face shape. You see, when it comes to different hairstyles, it's not always a one-size-fits-all approach. Don't get me wrong—I'm all about choosing whatever haircut, colour and style you want, but there are certain things you can do to tailor your cut to suit your face shape perfectly. I personally think my face is a little on the rounder side, and with my next hair appointment booked, I was intrigued to know what sort of style an expert would recommend based on my face shape. So, I reached out to the hair experts at Hershesons to find out exactly what to go for. Keep on scrolling for all the info…
Do Round Faces Suit a Range of Hairstyles?
According to the experts, a round face shape can suit a variety of styles. "Haircuts of various lengths, be it long, medium or short, can complement round faces, explains Nataliia Bumford, stylist at Hershesons Belgravia. "The crucial aspect is the shape and detailing—ensure the haircut isn't monolithic." When thinking about what to go for, Bumford recommends aiming for options that add height and movement and to consider adding face-framing elements such as layers or curtain bangs.
6 of the Best Haircuts for Round Face Shapes
1. The Pixie Cut
First up is none other than the pixie cut. According to Elliot Bute, stylist at Hershesons Fitzrovia, this is a great option for round faces and remains a chic choice this winter. "The key to making this shape work is to build weight along the temple area and around the crown," explains Neale Rodger, stylist at Hershesons Fitzrovia. "Not only will this elongate the face from a 2D perspective, but [it will also] elongate the head [and] neck from the side profile."
I'm a big fan of this hairstyle, and it's great if you want to make a serious statement.
2. Angular Bob
According to Bute, this is a great choice, as the haircut adds angles to balance out the roundness of the face.
3. Curtain Bangs
As mentioned above, layering elements such as curtain bangs are perfect for round face shapes. According to Bute, not only does this cut help to frame the face, but it also adds dimension.
I've been seeing curtain bangs everywhere, and I'm seriously tempted to give them a go…
4. The Mixie
"[This style is] similar to a crop or a pixie, but it retains length both in front and behind the ears, elongating the face from both a front and side profile," explains Rodger. "[Add] a cute micro fringe to open up the face and you can have a beautiful, feminine shape with a contemporary edge to it."
If you don't fancy a fringe, this hairstyle also looks super cool all slicked back.
5. Middle Parting
"The classic middle [parting] gives the illusion of a long, elongated face by creating a vertical line down the face," explains Rodger. "For me, this should be kept simple. No layering, no shaping, no fringe. The key is creating two strong corners towards the front of the shape to balance out the roundness of the face."
A middle parting is always my go-to style, as it's so easy to do.
6. Beachy Waves
Last but by no means least, the experts recommend going for beachy waves. According to Bute, this style helps to provide a relaxed and effortless look. It can be super flattering on round face shapes as it adds texture and volume around the face to balance everything out.
This is the perfect style all year round, and it gives me all the laid-back vibes.