Not every short hairstyle is good for a round face, but some of those below seem so cute that you simply can’t deny yourself a pleasure to try a sassy short haircut for a change. Pixie is the most popular short cut for a round face, however, shorter versions of bobs aren’t contra-indicated either if styled properly.
If your face is round, your short hair should cover your ears. Normally short hairstyles are created easily with mouse and a blow dryer. Any round face appears thinner if bangs are styled asymmetrically to one side. You can rake your fingers through the hair to add vertical lines and make it edgier.
As you can see, most short hairstyles for round face have elongating A-line outlines. Practically all bobs, pixies and graded cuts with feathery finish feature side swept bangs which cover fullness of the round face. Take this idea as a basic one when styling your short hair for a super flattering look.
It’s believed that hairstyles with rounded shapes aren’t good for round faces. In reality if you add texture to your short bob, defining edges and occasional tresses, you will come up with a truly fantastic look, extremely chic and complementary for your face shape.
Short retro hairstyles also look charming, let’s say finger waves combed back on the basis of a short bob. Make a side parting and comb wavy bangs to one side like in the photos below for a stunning dramatic look, appropriate for most big events or theme parties.
Cute and Fun Short Hairstyles for Round Faces
A short hairstyle for a round face should have a nice height above the forehead and light wispy side bangs. You can play with textures, incorporate small braids in your bangs or try asymmetry.
#1: Long Voluminous Pixie
This is a bit longer than a classic pixie, but it still has that fairy-tale like quality. It communicatesa very sophisticated energy. The spirit of this is look is also very youthful and actually timeless.
#2: Short Bob with Highlights
To further detract from facial roundness, you can add in a beautiful distraction like a day-glo color throughout the hair. Blue is soothing, beautiful and perfect for any season.
#3: Asymmetrical Grunge Bob
Curly bobs often come off as sweet and girly. But what about when you give that bob an asymmetrical inverted cut and a platinum dye job with dark roots? The edge of the look is instantly elevated without sacrificing femininity.
#4: Cropped Hair
Hair cuts that are short and cropped can look fantastic on women. In fact, cute short hair is usually a top pick for stylists who are trusted with the task of slimming down the client’s face.
#5: Short Hair Reinvented
Jump on the new trend of short haircuts with a pixie cut that includes a nape and side undercut. Perfect for warm weather without compromising on style, this cut is great for those fun-loving ladies who are in search of something a little different. Brush hair forward to keep things looking thinned out.
#6: A-Line Bob with Arched Bangs
Short hair for round face shapes is a smart choice if you are looking for something slimming. The way the edges of your cut skim the jawline and frame cheekbones will accentuate your bone structure. With this chic bob, plump cheeks are nothing to be ashamed of.
#7: Delicate Feathers
If your hair is on the thinner side, a layered cut can create flicks that have some impressive staying power throughout the day. Best of all, this is one of the best short hairstyles for round faces due to the all-over fringe that softens features.
#8: Steeply Angled Razored Asymmetrical Bob
Be bold and be edgy with a jet black jagged cut. While black is known for its slimming effects, it is also known for making a statement. So it’s a win-win for someone with a round face in search of a flattering and dramatic look.
#9: V-Cut Outgrown Pixie
Sometimes it’s fun to go very short. The classic boy cut is made sweet with long wispy layers. Adding bangs to the look not only keeps the style ladylike, but it also brings balance to the cut when paired with a fuller face. For even more volume, be sure to tease and tousle the hair.
#10: Short Chopped Bob with Straight Bangs
Short hairstyles for round faces can give fuller face shapes the necessary angles and sharpness. The straight across line of the fringe creates flattering angles to contrast the round shape. And the choppiness of the cut doesn’t hurt either.
#11: Choppy Ash Blonde Bob
Hitting right at the chin, this cut is the ideal length for counteracting the wide-look of a fuller face. It gives the illusion of a squared jawline, which is very modelesque. Make the short length work for your own style with the addition of wispy waves in any shade.
#12: Mermaid Chic
Girls with curly hair can really show off this style well, while straight-haired ladies can also have fun with this pop of ocean-inspired color.
#13: Pixie Inspired Style
Short haircuts for women with round faces have borrowed some whimsical inspiration from fairytales. This Tinker Bell cut is nothing new to stylists, but it might be new to you if you are seeking out a haircut that truly minimizes the self-conscious aspect of your look.
#14: Choppy Pixie Bob for Fine Hair
Pixie cuts take on a new look when you grow them out. Crossed with a bob, it is still quite a short length to maintain it easily, but also it’s long enough to give you movement and make you feel sexy. This cut works especially well with thinner hair, as the bangs frame the face and won’t make it appear any rounder or wider.
#15: Messy Spiky Pixie with Asymmetrical Bangs
When styled correctly, certain short haircuts for round faces can elongate the face. For instance, pixie cuts with side bangs are great at this. A side-swept fringe creates a diagonal line that makes the shape of the face appear longer. A little teasing at the crown enhances this further and adds height to the look.
#16: Shaggy Blonde Bob with Bangs
A layered look brings texture to the timeless bob. The way these feathered layers fan backwards lets your beautiful face shine through. Platinum blond tresses highlight it even further. The retro-inspiration behind this cut has stuck around for good reason.
#17: Feathered and Free
More mature women opt for shorter styles, since hair changes in texture with age. This feathered cut is great for all ages; it features long, angled bangs, which are key to framing a round face.
#18: Jaw-Length Choppy Bob with Bangs
With a slight bend at the ends, this ultra-short bob is super cute. It frames a round face in the best way, emphasizing the adorableness of full cheeks. Wispy bangs and faint highlights accentuate the feminine allure of the crop.
#19: Neat Pixie for Gamine Girls
Inspired by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow, a pixie cut for round face is always in style. Its boyish charm makes it intriguing. Chubby rosy cheeks and a matching red lip ensure the look is girly as can be.
#20: Long Pixie with Sharp Layers and Highlights
Long pixies are a cute way to channel your inner tomboy. Wispy layers and highlights bring in a sweet touch. The short length pleases the part of you that wants something with a little more edge. This is a particularly great style to turn to if you have straight hair. Only minimal styling will be required.
#21: Round Face Fix
Short haircuts for round faces exist to help slim a feature that makes many women self-conscious. Whether the roundness comes from genetics or weight issues, there are many short cuts that can help you look even more fabulous.
#22: An Asymmetrical Side-Sweep
We’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with this hairstyle for a number of reasons. It’s edgy yet softened with the wavy texture. And there’s a delicacy to the entire style with the side swept bangs that highlight and lengthen the model’s friendly face, and there’s a contrasting side with an undercut. Let’s not forget to mention her lovely hair color with its golden, sun-kissed topping.
#23: Short Feathered Hairstyle
Short cuts are stylish, no matter your age. Consider trying feathered layers to bring volume back to your hair. Also opt for a platinum shade to mask any imminent grays. The asymmetrical bangs of this cut are wonderful, because they elongate the face, making it look slimmer and more youthful.
#24: Sleek Blunt Brunette Bob
Short hair for chubby face can also be flattering when you go with a sleek blunt bob haircut. The svelte lines of the bold angular look trim the cheeks. A solid black shade emphasizes this effect even more. Although, it looks just as good in any color.
#25: Short Flip Haircut For A Round Face
Reminiscent of Dido back in the day, with a bit more flip, this choppy hairstyle is full of life. It’s quite feminine and free with its lively nature. It lies right on the model’s cheekbones, highlighting and lifting her face, giving her even more youthful and refreshin overall style. She’s also rocking some lovely cranberry hues that we’re swooning over.
#26: Angled Bob with Razored Ends
Tame your thick hair with a stacked, asymmetrical bob. The angles and layering will thin the cut out, which is nice if you have a fuller face. The drama of the cut commands attention. Thick hair also makes for a beautiful canvas to show off a blonde balayage that allows for plenty of depth and dimension.
#27: Simple Side-Parted Jaw-Length Bob
Have your bob hit right at the jawline if you want to sculpt your face. An inverted bob that follows the angle of your bone structure will elongate your face and make it seem more defined, despite plump cheeks.
#28: Side-Parted Bob with Textured Ends
Flattering haircuts for thin hair and round face rely on moderate volume and edgy texture. Thin hair keeps the face appearing slim and moves more easily. So, your chin-length bob is destined to sway with each step, especially if you throw in some choppy layers.
#29: Razored Shaggy Bob with Bangs
The shaggy flow is reminiscent of the 70s and is one of the best ways to infuse retro style into your modern look. Full of texture and body, your bob is sure to steal the show. The short length gives you plenty to play and experiment with, even if you don’t have tresses cascading down your back.
#30: Edgy Ash Blonde Pixie
Soft spikes paired with sleek bangs add this classic pixie a contemporary finish. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with a bold color choice. Short cuts are perfect for experimenting with new shades because they grow out quickly and are easier to manage in terms of damage control.
#31: Minimalist Pixie Bob
Asymmetrical short hairstyles for round face shapes are a popular choice because the angles and diagonal lines visually lengthen the face. Plus, they instantly evoke interest, which is great for eccentric personalities.
#32: Pixie With Tapered Sideburns
Sideburns set the frames for the round face. And the blonde hair with the darkened roots elongate it, because the top boundary of your face would now start not at the line of hair growth, but there where you see the dark roots. Valorie Curry has chosen a very flattering short haircut.
#33: Short Elongating Locks
Not every woman dares to try a short haircut, because not everyone knows how to wear it in a stylish way. Evan Rachel Wood gives us a good lesson. Styling your tapered pixie upwards, you will achieve a fabulous texture and great volume. It would be hard to think of anything more inspiring for short hair and a round face!
#34: Curly Messy Bob With Side Bangs
Mary Page Kelle offers an idea of a quick bob hairstyle for curly hair. Having scrunched your wet locks with mousse and blow dried them, you will come up with light natural-looking waves. Comb your hair only once, before you begin to apply mousse.
#35: Slightly Angled Messy Bob
Even just a subtly slanted bob is flattering on a chubbier face. Sleek and sexy, it’s a style that is good for any occasion. Work in messy layers and super loose waves to give it some texture and a youthful finish.
#36: Purple-Tinted Off-Centered Bob
Bob haircuts are timeless, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make yours unique. A colorful ombre exudes fun vibes. The fullness at the ends is a quirky touch, while the slightly off-centered part pulls the look together.
#37: Gray Pixie with Messy Crown
Modern high-contrast short haircuts for women with round faces always promise flattering looks. Blend short and long layers, sleek and messy textures in one hairstyle. Be daring with a spiky pixie teamed with an undercut. A crystal blue will dial up the drama even further.
#38: Asymmetrical Shaggy Bob
Sometimes texture can overwhelm the face, but when done just right, it can flatter the face too. Let some choppy layers fall over one eye to show off the volume of your tresses and correct the fullness of your face. Brighten the look with highlights a couple shades lighter than your natural hue.
#39: Romantic Blonde Wavy Bob
Go with a lob for some extra length and style. Loose waves and a blonde balayage make a beautiful match if you want a look that is soft and endearing. Grazing the collarbones, it’s also complementary to any face shape, but round faces in particular.
#40: Boyish Haircut
Michelle Williams has been lately experimenting with short lengths, going from a short bob through tapered pixie to this extra short boyish haircut. Comparing her long hair looks with this image, we have to admit that Michelle appears much more interesting with short hair. We love this look!
#41: Layered Short Hair
Round faces are easily softened with long layers. You can still have a short cut without letting go of that femininity thanks to the styles like this one that use layers to create body and movement.
#42: A-Line Cut for a Round Face
Round faced gals will appreciate the natural thinning that takes place with a bob cut that includes longer front layers. The slightly disheveled look with subtle highlights is incredibly classy.
#43: Cropped Pixie
Sometimes you don’t need to do anything to provide an illusion – instead you can accentuate that adorable round face with a non-obstructing haircut. This low-drama short cut is ideal for ladies who don’t want to invest a lot of time and expense in their hair regimen.
#44: Long Bob for Round Face Types
A long bob is always in style, and with some shaggy multi-length ends, your face shape will seem to be drawn downward, looking rather oval than round. If you have thin hair, you will need to add more layers, while thick haired girls will struggle to maintain this style unless you’re committed to daily flat-ironing.
#45: The Beauty of Bangs
If you have a round face, you can minimize its impact by working bangs into your routine. Cuts with bangs instantly soften the brow line and can appear to alter the shape of your face flatteringly if they are uneven and edgy.
#46: Cropped Cut for a Round Face
With a soft auburn hue and an asymmetrical cut, this hairstyle is perfect for girls who are looking to draw attention away from their facial roundness. An asymmetrical cut can also curb other challenges such as nose length or a strong chin.
#47: Shoulder Length Choppy Hair
Cute short hairstyles are a dime a dozen these days at the salon as women are looking to simplify their lives a bit. If you have wavy hair, this choppy bob might be a perfect solution for you when you endeavor to try an all new style.
#48: Color Highlights
Instead of highlighting your hair with blonde or red, why not try something a bit more creative like a deep purple? This will draw attention to your gorgeous hair instead of your round face, and you’ll have a feature to your hair that’s uncommon as well. For women who like just a hint of edginess in their style, this is an awesome choice.
#49: Brushed Back Beauty
Once again, adding height and volume to a short haircut does wonders when it comes to complementing a round face shape. This bob is easy to maintain (especially if your hair is naturally straight). Ask for long layers, and then when you’re styling at home, tease the roots and brush hair straight back, spritzing it with a light holding spray to keep everything in place throughout the day.
#50: Classic Asymmetrical Cut
This may be one of the most popular asymmetrical cuts we see on women. It’s short-to-medium and stacked in the back. It’s great for a round face when you have some piecey texture in the front along with sweeping bangs.
Now you see that a round face is not very problematic when it comes to the choice of flattering hairstyles. More examples of short hairstyles for round faces can be found in the gallery pixie cut for round face. Consider also your choice of the right bangs for round face and hairstyles for chubby faces.