Round faces are cute, feminine and sweet. They are often blessed with very attractive dimples on the cheeks and have a rounded line of hair growth. If your face is round, the hairstyles which keep all the hair off your face don’t make you any prettier, since they reveal the fullness of your face. Whereas, bangs are able to correct it and make it appear oval.
Flattering Types of Bangs for Round Faces
When choosing the perfect kind of bangs for your round face, keep in mind that your goal is to make it visually longer. Long vertical and diagonal lines cope with this task fairly well, because they have an elongating power. That’s why you can see from the examples in the gallery that long side-swept bangs benefit round faces like no others.
Straight bangs are also quite flattering for round faces, however, it’s recommended to leave them no shorter than slightly below the eye-brows. Even if your hair is thick, avoid extremely thick bangs, especially in case you opt to wear them straight. When styling your bangs, don’t forget to make some volume on the crown. For fine hair, opt for thin bangs and layered front tresses.
Asymmetric long bangs narrowing towards the ends are very stylish and absolutely flattering for round faces. Such bangs can be styled with wax into distinct tresses with defined edges. Slightly curled ends of the bangs elongate a round face and make it narrower. Note also that with a round face you have to avoid centre parting.
Check out the ideas below.
#1: Light Jagged Bangs
Women with fuller cheeks should embrace styles that offer a bit of edge that comes mainly from the right cut and partially from styling. You may opt for a layered, shaggy long bob, for instance. If you want to add a fringe, let it be rather light and pointedly jagged.
#2: Accurately Trimmed Bangs
The best bangs for round face are the ones that have the option to be versatile. You can wear them straight or brushed to the side depending on your mood. This is especially helpful for women on a budget because multiple styling options gives you more bang for your buck.
#3: Light Messy Horizontal Bangs
Side updos are great because they can be worn in both formal and casual settings. While most of such updos usually incorporate a side swoop, front bangs provide a more modern and edgy look for young ladies.
#4: Candy Colored Asymmetrical Bangs
This stunning look was created by someone schooled in color theory. The wispy bangs and soft curls give the fairytale colors an extra fantasy element. This bang style is a gorgeous complement to ponytails and half-up half-down looks too. Updating the colors would definitely be high maintenance, but daily styling would be lots of fun!
#5: Cute Flowy Side Bangs
Natural texture is a big consideration regarding bangs for round faces. Do you fight your natural texture or roll with it? It all depends on your morning patience level. This look does not sacrifice cuteness for ease. Side bangs are a great addition to flowy, wavy hair.
#6: Flirty Tousled Side Bangs
This hairstyle was not achieved by sleeping, but it definitely has that bedhead appeal. The pieces of hair coming over one eye are mischievous and sexy, while the big barrel curls give an overall cool-girl effect. Experimenting with texture while keeping color natural can be a great compromise when you want to try a new style.
#7: Best Bangs for Straight Hair
This adorable hairstyle is perfect for girls with straight hair. A few curls around the face take just a couple minutes to achieve. The delicate caramel highlights standout when the hair is pulled forward and slightly towards the small fringe of bangs.
#8: Punky Blunt Bangs
Channel a new take on the classic layered look with straight pink hair in choppy layers. Straight across round face bangs are a risky choice, but the sharpness of the cut offers just the right amount of edge a round face needs. These bangs look beautiful when styled straight and sleek. The sweetness of the color is balanced by the structured cut. Nourishing and moisturizing hair care is a must when you go this light!
#9: Wavy and Thick Bangs
For a look that is totally Brooklyn cool girl, bring all that thick, wavy hair forward and tame it down with a fair dose of product. Typically, thick-haired girls shy away from going this short, but clearly it’s possible to rock the crop. Messy bangs blend right into the hairstyle.
#10: Simple Side Bangs
Looking for a quick update for thin, straight hair? Introducing an easy side bang can give you an instant style boost. Platinum hair in short, soft layers adds the chic quotient to any outfit. Getting regular trims is a must to maintain the shape of the cut.
#11: Short and Sweet Rounded Bangs
Adding a pastel dip dye and crimpy waves enlivens short hair. It’s a double dose of fun, quirky personality. Short bangs for round faces are great for making your eyes the standout feature. Part your bangs, sweeping them to the side, even if they are short. Rounding out the bangs helps to blend them with crimps and waves.
#12: Smoky Long Bangs
Going for a gray-blue tone with tons of visual interest? You can choose full-on drama by incorporating long layers and cheek-skimming bangs. The multiple hues of the color play beautifully with the layers while the long side bangs add glamour and mystery.
#13: Curled Side Bangs
Thick wavy hair gets a new life with a short, asymmetrical cut. The texture can be shaped and perfected on the longer side, while keeping it straight and smooth on the other, shorter side. An alternative color like maroon definitely ups the boldness of the haircut.
#14: Sleek and Straight Bangs
This hairstyle is one hundred percent about gloss. Bangs for round face shapes can absolutely be straight, elegant, and full of shine. Because the haircut itself is simple, it really showcases the luscious, healthy hair. Short hair with straight-across bangs is a classic look for dark-locked vixens.
#15: Perfect Straight Bangs
Here’s another example of straight bangs that may work for a round face if they are combined with edgy waves which feature sharpness rather than softness or volume. Curling the top layers gives lift and, as always, shows off highlights. Keep under layers straight so that they vibe with the super straight bangs.
#16: Thick Bangs for Full Hair
Lots of layers are essential for goddess-like, super thick hair. Bangs are no exception. Layered and swoopy bangs work great with thick hair. Plus, they omit the daily styling demands that shorter bangs would impose on long hair. This bombshell style turns thick hair weightless.
#17: Cute Side Bangs for a Full Face
Short bangs for round faces can be light on the drama and heavy on the cute. Piecey side bangs are fun to style, and when you get tired of them, they are so much easier to grow out. Call this the Noncommittal Bang look, if you will.
#18: Copper Bombshell Bangs
This gorgeous hairstyle is one-part stellar color and one-part impressive cut. There is definitely Old Hollywood glamour going on with the styling, but a simple pony will be equally beautiful because of all the layering. The bangs blend right in to the rest of the cut.
#19: Swept Back Layered Bangs
This hairstyle has tons of movement and is great for a girl who is constantly running her fingers through her hair and flipping it back and forth. It’s the I-don’t-need-a-part look. The bangs add to the fun, carefree essence of this style.
#20: Pixie Style Short Bangs
The cutest pixie cut ever! Going super short typically makes bangs the star of the show, so why not go for some piecey asymmetry? Texturizing pomade is your best friend when styling super short bangs for round faces.
#21: Sexy Long Bangs
This covetable long-hair look is always a stunner. The soft waves and pretty layers allow expert highlights to shine. The middle-parted fringe that tapers towards the back is the key to this ultra-feminine hairstyle. Keeping the styling modern (and maybe just a little tomboyish) balances out the super girly hair.
#22: Scene Girl Heavy Bangs
Bangs for round face shapes don’t have to be boring. Actually, there are way more possibilities, and heavy bangs are one of the most fun. Even if you don’t want to go full out as a scene girl and add a multicolored dye job (but, really, why wouldn’t you?), this cut alone could really update your look.
#23: Adorable Blunt Bangs
Anyone with straight hair should try this look at least once. A layered, A-line bob is made all the more adorable by straight-across bangs. What would be a lot of upkeep for a curly girl makes for an easy get-up-and-go style for someone with naturally sleek hair. Blunt bangs do not always work for round faces, but with a bob like this they may.
#24: Weightless Eye-Brow Skimming Bangs
Women with round faces should always prefer wispy bangs to blunt ones, because the latter will cut off the face and bring the focus right to the widest part. The bangs in this photo show more of the face to elongate and slim the visage.
#25: Short and Serious
Many women believe that side bangs have to be long, especially with round faces. But, by cropping them you can create an instantly cool and creative look that is perfect for young ladies who want a hipster girl look. If you have a round face, brush your cropped bangs to a side and pair them with long strands along the face.
#26: Futuristic Fringe
Just because you have a wide face does not mean that you can’t have fun with your look. The key of creative bangs for round face is to use angles to still lengthen and provide height. By slightly curving the ends upwards and blending them with the elongated and angled front pieces, you come up with all the right lines to lengthen your visage flatteringly.
#27: Wispy Fringe and a Bouffant
Straight bangs can be worn even if you have curly hair. It’s important to make sure that the textures blend well though, so keep your curls loose at the top and more spiraled towards the ends. Match your sweet style with natural makeup and a bubbly smile.
#28: Arched Bangs
This is a risky choice of bangs for a round face because they are fairly thick. However, ladies with thick hair need equally full bangs to match – otherwise, your hair style will seem unbalanced. This is perfect for a young collegiate who needs a quick but fashionable look to wear on campus. Create effortless waves by making a topknot bun overnight —just undo in the morning and head to that am class.
#29: Striped Swoopy Bangs
Indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate and caramel bangs for round faces. The colors instantly warm and brighten tan complexions with golden undertones. A swoop bang quickly slims for instant results.
#30: Side Layered Bangs Adding Height
Older women are more likely to have problems with thinning strands, which is a why a layered style works well. It provides body and shape to long lackluster locks. Major volume on its own would make an impact, but this takes it a step further with a rich, enviable color.
#31: U-Shaped Bangs
If you like your round face shape and don’t consider it’s necessary to correct it, you may rock even blunt bangs. Complement them with angled front pieces that can be asymmetrical for extra interest points. To maximize the style, pair it with arched eyebrows and subtle winged eyeliner.
#32: Defined with Color
You don’t always have to use angled cuts to create length in your style with round face bangs. Sometimes strategic color placement will work just as well. By lightening only the bangs and the ends of the hair, you create vertical lines for the eye to slide up and down which is a famous trick that works for elongation.
#33: Minimalistic Side Bangs
One of the most exciting ways to create depth in dark hair is with a highlighted effect that almost looks as if it’s sunlight (or moonlight) catching your strands in all the right places. This technique is perfect for adding dimension within thin bangs and brightening your black hair look with cool tones instead of the usual warm shades.
#34: Side Layered Bangs Grazed with Color
Young ladies searching a hairstyle for formal events like prom or winter formal will love these long loose curls with side-swept bangs. The style manages to look glamorous and polished, but still youthful and fun.
#35: Not Heavy Horizontal Bangs
Generally speaking, horizontal bangs are not the best choice for round faces, but if you balance them with longer strands on the sides and don’t make them heavy, you may pull off the look. Jet black hair is always classic and full of luster, but sometimes it can get boring if you have been rocking it for a while. Blue is an excellent color to blend with black when you are looking for something different, because it will pop against the dark color, but won’t clash with it.
#36: Long Side Bangs
Round faces always benefit from long side bangs. If you want to try bangs and don’t know what type to choose, this is a safe solution. A long bob with side bangs will provide a more chiseled visage.
#37: Elongated Straight Bangs
Most ombre hairdos fade from dark and muted at the roots to bold and bright at the ends. But, this style flips the script to create something unique. By lightening the ends you are able to create weightlessness at the bottom of your hair and draw the eye up to the colorful bangs and crown.
#38: Funky Side-Swept Bangs
When you need to add some pizazz into bangs for round faces, you can’t go wrong with a bit of temporary color. Streaking a bright pop of electric blue and teal throughout the front of your hairstyle will definitely give you an edge. Plus, it is sure to turn heads!
#39: Long Side Feathered Bangs
The same philosophy that you apply to building a great outfit can also work for creating a stunning hairstyle; sometimes it’s the little details that make the biggest impact. From the long bang and the grey highlights to the cool sunglasses and red lips, this look is a winner.
#40: Two-Tone Layers
There are many different types of bangs that work for different hair lengths. To upgrade a pixie cut with round face bangs, try a super swoop instead of the typical side bangs. It mimics the layers throughout the cut and creates an interesting petal-like effect.
Well, hope you have cleared the question of bangs for a round face by now. If you are still not sure as to which hairstyles would be the most beneficial for your round face, look through the rich-for-ideas gallery with medium hairstyles for round faces, short haircuts for chubby faces or inspiring looks with pixie cut for round face.