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 the pleasure to try a sassy short haircut for a change. Pixie is the most popular short cut for a round face, but shorter versions of bobs can be flattering too if styled properly.
If your face is round, your short hair should cover your ears. Normally short hairstyles are created easily with a mousse 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 faces have elongating A-line outlines. Practically all bobs, pixies and graded cuts with feathery finish feature side-swept bangs that visually elongate 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 by 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. You can play around with texture, incorporate bangs or try asymmetry too. The ideas below are sure to be a good source of inspiration.
#1: Long Voluminous Pixie
This is a bit longer than a classic pixie, but it still has that fairy-tale-like quality. It communicates very sophisticated energy. The spirit of this is look is also very youthful and actually timeless.
#2: Cropped Pixie with Choppy Bangs
This pixie cut is one of the trendiest short haircuts for women with round faces these days. The tousled top and choppy fringe create the right volume, and the short, blunt side-burns keep the focus on the eyes, thus visually slimming the round face.
#3: Lovely Short Cut for Thick Hair
Hairstyles with curls and fussiness are used to emphasize the curves and add width to your cheeks, making them not the best solution for women with round faces. Therefore, most stylists recommend pixie cuts, like the one over here. This clever pixie with piece-y bangs is perfect for a round face shape. It creates a strong face-flattering line across a face, thus making it look more subtle and elegant.
#4: Blonde 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 a catchy light ash shade to stand out anywhere you go.
#5: Bronde Tousled Bob with a Side Part
Short hairstyles for round faces, such as the tousled bob, look super cute with bronde color and a side part. Amp up the texture with hairspray and use your fingers to shape locks for a pretty girl-next-door look.
#6: Long Wavy Pixie with Nape Undercut
A long pixie with an undercut is a great choice for women who seek short hair styles for round faces. Part your hair slightly off-center and leave bangs just a little longer so they can hang in front of the eyes and give that peek-a-boo look.
#7: Pixie With Tapered Sideburns
What a fantastic makeover! A choppy pixie cut with wispy bangs is great for making the lower face and chin appear slimmer. Sideburns set the frames for the round face, while the layers on top help to add height and volume to your new hairstyle.
#8: Pixie-Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
This short hairstyle is one of the most popular cuts for women of all ages! The deep side part and long bangs create angled lines, allowing you to break up the round outline and make your face look more oval. Face-framing layers, in their turn, hide chubby cheeks and an elegant finish to the style.
#9: Short Asymmetric Haircut
If you want to create volume on your short haircut and make an illusion of a longer face, get a pixie hairstyle with long side bangs and add some blonde highlights. The cut looks very modern and catchy!
#10: Choppy Bob with Curtain Bangs
Are you excited about changing your hairstyle? How about this flattering short haircut? The blonde hair with the shadow roots elongates your round face because its top boundary would now start not at the line of hair growth but where you see the dark roots. Looks good, huh?
#11: Highlights on Short Layered Style
If you want your round face to look thinner, just don’t put an accent on your chubby cheeks. This can be done by means of a short layered hairstyle, which increases focus on the upper part of the face. Liven up your style with cool highlights to make it look catchier and trendier.
#12: Short Piece-y Bob for a Round Face
If you have thin hair, a bob with piece-y layers will give the illusion of a fuller mane. It also helps if you have highlights which are not only gorgeous but trick the eyes into seeing a more voluminous look.
#13: Bob Haircut with Side Swept Bangs
This style ideally suits any face shape, especially ladies with round faces. Highlights freshen your natural hair color, while side-swept bangs break a circular face and balance out width at the jaw-bone beautifully. Simple yet eye-catching!
#14: Short Mullet Shag for Chubby Faces
Mullet shag is not among the most common short haircuts for round faces, yet this style is truly trendy these days. With baby bangs and choppy layers, this style looks really cute and charming! Suitable for fine hair, which needs shape and volume.
#15: Chic Brunette Bob Shag
Short hair for a round face is easily styled with a chic shaggy bob. This cut with short layers, a middle part, and piece-y locks stuns with its rich dark color and chocolate highlights. It’ll reshape your face perfectly giving it a more angular look.
#16: Sassy Copper Bob with Money Pieces
How about adding the cute, stylish money piece highlights to your locks? 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.
#17: Pretty Disconnected Blonde Bob
If you prefer a slightly longer piece-y cut, this bob is a great style option. Ask your stylist for choppy ends and keep bangs straight for a shattered, yet not unruly look.
#18: Ear-Length Bob with Piece-y Bangs
Short haircuts for round faces almost always have a deep side-parting, but if you want your do to look softer and smoother, you’d better go for something like this trendy bixie with a fringe and a middle part. If you have naturally straight hair, you will be able to style this cut within a few minutes, even without a flat iron.
#19: Wavy Bob for Round Face Shapes
A wavy bob is always in style, and with a deep side part and some shaggy ends, your face shape will seem rather oval than round. If you don’t have any natural waves in your locks, don’t despair, it will take just a few minutes to create some with a flat iron.
#20: Cute A-Line Bob with Subtle Layers
An A-line bob with layers is a cute low maintenance haircut perfect for women who hate spending a lot of time on their hair in the morning.
#21: Platinum Pixie Cut with Short Bangs
This is one of those easy, short hairstyles that look incredibly stylish and expensive! Choppy bangs and layers create amazing natural volume and texture, and the shape is perfect to flatter a round face shape.
#22: Dramatic Bob with Feathered Bangs
Looking for flattering short hairstyles for round-faced women? Pay attention to this chic chin-length bob with soft waves. A long wispy fringe makes the eyes take center stage. Plus, the cut slims the sides of the face, elongating its shape.
#23: 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.
#24: Black Razored Pixie for Straight Hair
A round face pixie cut with razored edges makes for a chic style. In case you have fine hair, this cropped cut is easy to style and wear, as it seems the hair is airy and voluminous.
#25: Choppy Copper Pixie Cut
With a soft copper hue and choppy layers, this pixie cut is perfect for girls who are looking to draw attention away from their facial roundness. Ask your hairstylist to pick the right auburn shade for you to match your skin tone.
#26: Asymmetrical Sleek Blunt Bob
To flatter your face shape, a bob with a side part should be the first cut on your list! Make it asymmetrical to slim down your face. Also, opt for an ice blonde hue to draw even more attention to your fancy and trendy hairstyle.
#27: Short Blonde Hair with Choppy Layers
Even just a subtly slanted bob is flattering on a chubbier face. With sexy side bangs, 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.
#28: Asymmetrical Shaggy Pixie Bob
Who wouldn’t love an asymmetrical pixie bob in a delicious chocolate color? With the bangs that fall across the face, it’s framed beautifully and flatteringly.
#29: Pixie Haircut with a Quiff
There’s nothing like a pixie haircut to draw attention to a face with a good complexion. Choose a short hairstyle with the volume on top and flat, sleek sides to balance your face shape and highlight facial features. Emphasize the look with massive earrings and matching make-up to get ready for a party.
#30: 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.
#31: 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.
#32: 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.
#33: 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.
#34: 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 also brings balance to the cut when paired with a fuller face. For even more volume, be sure to tease and tousle the hair.
#35: 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.
#36: Two-Tone Choppy Undercut Pixie
When looking for short haircuts for women with round faces, an undercut pixie with contrasting colors is always a great option for bold ladies. Whether you highlight it with platinum blonde or choose a more unusual color to jazz it up, this peppy style will flatter your appearance and temper.
#37: 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.
#38: Neat Pixie for Gamine Girls
Inspired by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow, a pixie cut for a 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.
#39: 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.
#40: 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.
#41: Piece-y Razored Bob with Waves
Make the traditional side-parted bob stand out with razor cut layers, shapely waves, and ash blonde highlights over a dark base.
#42: 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!
#43: 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.
#44: 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.
#45: 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.
#46: 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.
#47: 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.
#48: 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.
#49: 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.
#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 faces. Consider also your choice of the right bangs for round faces and hairstyles for chubby faces.