Top 55 Flattering Hairstyles for Round Faces

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We all come to this world, looking different. We have different face shapes, types of figures, heights and weights. Every one of us, ladies, is blessed with unique beauty. If you do not fit into the questionable standards, imposed by mass media, that doesn’t mean that you are less special and beautiful than the women you see in the magazines or on TV screen.

The most important thing is to feel and know that you are a beautiful woman. The right hairstyle will strengthen this feeling and your self-confidence. We want to show you how different you can look and feel yourself with a flattering hairstyle. Even if you have always loved your pretty feminine curves, you may re-discover your beauty once again and look at it from a new angle.

The right choice of a hairstyle can not only mask some facial imperfections in regards to its shape, it does change an impression of your image in whole. Any time you may distract attention from something in your looks, you are not very proud about, while switching it to your stronger points. Many women wish they had slimmer faces. You can easily achieve that effect with one of the hairstyles we offer below.

What Kind of Hairstyles to Opt for If You Have Round Face?

Asymmetric haircuts are great for women with round faces, especially if you opt for a layered and slightly mussy style. Waves and flat ironed hairstyles with rounded ends are both good. Asymmetric bangs and harmonious hair hue draw attention to your hairstyle and distract it from your figure. The rule is simple: if you want to conceal something, accentuate something else.

How to Choose the Right Hairstyle for a Round Face?

  1. Avoid heavy straight bangs, because they create a horizontal line that widens your face visually.
  2. If you are a plus-size woman, it’s better to shy away from compact and sleek hairstyles, they can totally spoil your look.
  3. Whatever hairstyle you choose, try to leave elongated locks by the sides of your face. They are going to make your face slimmer.
  4. Consider elongated side bangs. Any diagonal line that crosses your face makes it longer visually.
  5. Additional volume on top also elongates and slims your face.
  6. Don’t be afraid to change!

Top 55 Hairstyles and Haircuts for Round Faces

So, take a minute and look through our brilliant collection of slimming hairstyles for women with curvy bodies and round faces.

#1: Curled Bob

This cute style is a no brainer for women who want to revamp their style. Blonde highlights, bouncy curls and a deep side bang help to slim wide cheeks and draw attention to the cute chin area; an ash shade of blonde pairs well with warm brown skin that has yellow undertones.

#2: Layers and Loose Waves

Blunt bangs may not be the best style for full faces because they highlight the widest part across the cheeks, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid them altogether. Messy waves and bright highlights draw attention away from the width.

#3: Smoky Waves

A long wavy bob is the style to have, because it is universally appealing for all face shapes. A deep side part will hide chubby cheeks, while a blunt cut will keep it modern and fresh. Purple and grey are very trendy this season.

#4: Tousled Texture for Baby Face

Chin-length short hairstyles are hard for round faces because they tend to emphasize the cheeks. But, you can combat this with choppy layers that create sharp lines and angles around your face.

Messy Bob For Overweight Women

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#5: Formal Hairdo for Curvy Faces

Updos can be daunting for women with round faces because they make the visage the focal point. But, they can work as hairstyles for chubby faces with the right elements: face-framing tendrils, loose curls and bold highlights.

#6: Blue Bangs for Full Faces

If you thought pixie cuts were not for overweight women, think again. A long textured side bang will camouflage wide cheeks, while still working with the overall short cut. Vibrant colors will make it fun and flirty.

#7: Pretty Platinum

You know the saying blondes have more fun, so why not embrace a style that brings the excitement? Tousled texture, a bright color and choppy layers are always in style. Plus, it looks equally good with a side or middle part.

#8: Curly Updo for Medium Hair

This timeless and classic updo will suit all face shapes and hair textures. A low messy bun can work as a wedding hairstyle for the bride or her bridesmaids. Wispy curled tendrils lengthen the face, and ombre highlights make the updo look super dimensional!

#9: Grey Ombre for Chubby Faces

Ombre looks are some of the best hairstyles for plus size women because the fading color from dark to light draws the eye down. By doing this you can visually create length and slim down your face. For extra drama, try styling with glamorous shades and a bold lip.

#10: Dark Bob

The best haircuts for round faces are the ones that create the illusion of length with the use of angles. The asymmetrical bob has one side longer than the other which draws the eye down to the collarbone. Keep the color dark so that the varying lengths in the cut really stand out.

#11: Colorful Layers for Round Face

Most of the time purple and red would clash in a look, but somehow here it works. By keeping the dark color at the roots you can enhance the depth within the layered locks. Layers are perfect in hairstyles for round faces because they stop at specific points like the cheekbones and chin, and this trick makes the visage look slimmer.

#12: Long Bob

Color is a great way to add visual length to round faces, and one of the most popular dye techniques is balayage. The color is hand-painted so that it looks natural and effortless. It also is easier to maintain and requires less touch-ups.

#13: Bouffant Curls

The main thing you need in hairstyles and haircuts for round faces is balance. If you have “weight” in the face, try adding something extra at the top to even it out. A bouffant half-updo with full curls will be perfect.

#14: Ravishing Red for Round Faces

Color is a great way to upgrade short haircuts for round faces, whether you go for a bold solid hue or multi-tonal solution. Take it one step further with bright lipstick and perfect eyebrows.

#15: Marvelous Mauve

Good hairstyles are those that don’t try too hard. All women look their best when they are confident and having fun. Experiment with fun dyes and colorful glasses to boost your everyday look.

Short Shaggy Pink Hairstyle For Plus Size Women

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#16: “Greige” Waves

No one will be looking at your chubby cheeks when you have a mysterious color like this. Is it violet? Is it grey? When you step into the room, this smoky purple color will be the talk of the town.

#17: Slimming Updo for Medium Haircut

This look is perfect for chin length to medium hair lengths because it allows you to leave a good amount of curls around the face to slim while still pinning some strands at the back for an updo effect. The beautiful mix of brown and blonde creates a visually interesting appearance to keep the look from seeming too boring or predictable.

#18: Pastel Ombre

If you are going to get a short cut with a round face, it’s best to have the length stop past the chin to elongate and distract from the widest part of your face. Purple highlights around the ends of the hair will add some sharpness of the jawline and chin.

#19: Crown Braid for Chubby Cheeks

You can still create length within an updo by placing details where you want to visually bring attention to. The bold flower and braid build the visual height by bringing the eye up and away from the cheeks.

#20: Ombre Updo for Round Face

Long haircuts for chubby faces are a good base if you like to style your hair in a number of different ways. Whether you choose free-flowing styles or updos, don’t forget to use long face framing locks.

Formal Updo For Round Faces

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#21: Balayage Waves

A round face with a low forehead looks perfect with a medium haircut and no bangs. Not having bangs adds visual length to the face. When the front pieces are styled forward and to the sides, it creates a mysterious look. Complete the style with face-framing highlights.

Medium Wavy Hairstyle

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#22: Pink Side-Parted Bob

Short haircuts for round faces that push the mold feature choppy, piecey texture, like this cut. The artful look of the layers creates a nice structure that compliments full faces. For an added modern touch, soft balayage in your favorite pastel does the trick.

Choppy Pastel Pink Bob

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#23: Best A-Line for Full Faces

This haircut is a fantastic choice for overweight women. The shape is a mixture between smooth and structured, and it’s ultimately a very flattering option of plus size hairstyles. Especially when done up in a head-turning platinum hue, this style is a sure winner.

Layered Angled Blonde Balayage Bob

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#24: Short and Shaggy

Here’s a no-fail hipster look. This cute style is totally effortless. You can either blow dry your hair or let it airdry before adding a few waves with a clipless curling iron. Most importantly, be sure you’re starting out with the right cut. This option is mostly one-length with only a little layering.

Shaggy Side-Parted Bob Hairstyle

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#25: Adorable Bob with Choppy Layers

Short hairstyles for round faces should always compliment your natural beauty but also give you a bit of sharpness and imperfection. You can use a round brush when blow drying to flip hair in alternate directions.

Choppy Brown Bob

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#26: Rockstar Bangs and Messy Texture

If straight is your favorite style, no worries. Straight hair absolutely can be a fantastic hairstyle for a round face. The trick is to incorporate texture and watch the volume – your hair shouldn’t get too voluminous on the sides.

Medium Choppy Haircut With Bangs

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#27: Pretty Pink Waves

Ever wanted to be the pretty in pink? This orchid hue is the right choice for medium skin tones. Pair it with sultry waves and a nude lip and you really can’t go wrong. This cut and style create a great combo for plus size women.

Long Pastel Pink Hair

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#28: Short Cool Toned Crop

A bob is one of the all-time best haircuts for chubby faces. To push the boundaries with your bob, opt for uniquely textured layers like these. The asymmetry in the long bangs is really cute, while the volume in the back lends structure.

Ash Blonde Choppy Bob

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#29: Bright Red Bob with Visible Roots

One of the best things you can do when choosing to go for a bright color is to let your roots show. This way, you’ll have a lot more time between visits to the salon. Plus, the visible root trend helps brighter colors to blend in with your natural appearance.

Choppy Red Bob With Black Roots

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#30: Flipped Up Layered Look

Mixing platinum with black is a very bold move. Join those two opposites with an ash blonde for a smoother transition. Super glam! Add a red lip and curls and you’re good to go.

#31: Sleek Short Cut

Short hair for round faces looks beautiful in sleek asymmetrical hairstyles. Use a large barrel round brush while blow drying. Curling hair under gives you a sleek, modern look.

Side-Parted Ash Blonde Bob

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#32: Wispy and Textured Waves

This beautiful hairstyle for round face is very easy to achieve. To get the desired body and life in the hair, start off by blow drying your hair straight up. This will provide lift. Then add waves with a clipless barrel curling iron. Use minimal styling products to keep it looking natural.

Medium Choppy Haircut

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#33: Beautiful Balayage Curls

A side part is a really great addition to plus size hairstyles. With a side part, you make a round face slimmer. To recreate this pretty look, try curling hair in alternate directions, and always pay special attention to how you curl your face-framing locks.

Long Brown Hairstyle For Round Faces

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#34: Piecey Crop with Caramel Highlights

Short haircuts for women with round faces are adorable with piecey layers and choppy side bangs. This unique, artistic style features lightened and flipped out ends to add some sharpness and angle to the face that can appear overly sweet. Bangs that hit at the cheekbones help to accentuate your smile.

#35: Champagne and Gold Highlights

This simple haircut has very little layering. Instead, it’s all about the waves. With a cut that’s mostly all one length, you have a lot of styling options. You can create waves that give the appearance of layering or you can keep your hair straight and sleek for a city chic look.

Long Wavy Blonde Hairstyle

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#36: Layered Lavender Curls

This pretty hairstyle is a great option for full faces. Side part your hair and tuck the smaller part behind the ear. And we cannot forget about the color: this combo of lavender, steel grey, and ash brown is gorgeous!

#37: Bob with Side Part and Long Bangs

The combination of straight hair and curled bangs makes this a winning round face short hair option. Basically, you get the best of both worlds. To try it out, use a round brush to flip bangs away from the face and then blow dry the rest of the hair straight using a paddle brush.

Asymmetrical Black Bob Hairstyle

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#38: Caramel Waves

These waves are a perfect mix of classy and wild. To strike the balance, choose a slightly layered haircut and then make it shine with waves and a bright balayage. Of course, a red lip increases the classy factor tenfold.

Long Wavy Hairstyle For Full Faces

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#39: Short Hair with Chin Length Layers

This cute cut is youthful and effortless. To get the max volume and bounce out of the hair, try teasing it ever so slightly before curling. Then curl those layered strands in alternate directions, letting the ends flow away from the face. Tres chic!

#40: Shoulder Length Cut

This seventies-inspired shag is one of the best medium hairstyles for round faces. The side bangs bring out the cheekbones while the shoulder length layers give structure to the cut. To lend softness and femininity to your look, use a medium barrel curling iron to style loose waves and then finger comb through.

Shoulder Length Messy Wavy Hairstyle

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#41: Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Chubby Faces

America Ferrera has never been a skinny girl. Here is one of her successful tender looks. A shoulder-length haircut with evenly distributed volume lets your locks flow with natural grace. Long and soft side bangs are a great compliment for the cut. Use a hair dryer and a medium size round brush to style your locks or shape loose curls with a large-barrel curling iron. Once you finish with styling, tousle your locks slightly and fix the result with hair spray.

medium hairstyle for fat faces

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#42: Bob with Elongated Front Locks

A-line edgy bob is an awesome haircut for a round face. It’s going to slim your face thanks to its mobility, difference of lengths between the layers and angled front locks. Diagonal lines in haircuts always slim your face and elongate your neckline. The styling of the cut won’t take much of your time and turn out to be pretty effortless.

#43: Messy Bob with Long Side-Swept Bangs

America Ferrera’s thick hair is layered towards the ends to convey a cute rounded shape to her shoulder-skimming bob. She opts to style it messy with long swoopy bangs.

#44: Playful Shag Haircut

The sticking out edgy locks, trimmed skillfully, create the ideal roundness with sufficient volume. And your not fat, but clearly round face will appear smaller in the background of a voluminous hairstyle. The side bangs add to the visual correction of your face shape. It’s important to work through the ends of your locks to alleviate them but not to make them extremely thin. Use light volumizing spray, a blow dryer and medium size thermal brush for styling. Light hold hair spray is applied at the final stage.

#45: Purple Haze Bob with Bangs

For Grammys the same bob was flat-ironed to accentuate its fringy edges and complemented with short blunt cut bangs. Kelly’s face is accurately framed to draw attention to her pigment-rich accurate makeup.

#46: Softness & Charm

This short asymmetric bob is perfect for round faces. Side tresses and a long side swept fringe create vertical lines, slimming your face and accentuating your soft facial features.

#47: A Neat Mess

If your face is round yet not too fat, you can afford a short hairstyle like pixie, why not? Make it a little bit mussy, like in the photo, but try not to overdo.

#48: Weightless Hairstyle for Round Faces

Beautiful loose hair of a natural hue, softly framing your face, leaves an impression of a light airy image. A long bob blends with this image perfectly. Do you agree?

#49: Textured Pixie

A short hairstyle is okay for a full face if it features beautiful texture and a light lift at the roots. These can be easy achieved with layering for short hair. Check Lena Dunham’s side-combed feathery pixie. It’s quite flattering for her round face.

#50: Elegant Updo for Round Faces

Kate Winslet has always had a curvaceous figure, so we can peek at her hairstyles for inspiration as well. For a special occasion, she chooses the best updo variety that flatters her face and image in whole. For a soft classic updo like Kate’s, gather your locks at the nape into a pony. Curl the locks using a medium-barrel curling iron. Arrange the curls into a compact downdo arbitrarily, fixing them with bobby pins. Style the bangs to one side so that they have a lift above the forehead in a sort of a wave crest. This trick is going to elongate your face. Fix the hairstyle with strong hold hair spray.

updo hairstyle for overweight women

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#51: Medium-Length Voluminous Hairstyle

Gorgeous Oprah Winfrey knows how to choose outfits and hairstyles that make her look breathtaking. With a round face like Oprah’s, your hairstyle should necessarily be voluminous. To achieve this goal you need the right layered haircut. Before you begin to style your locks, apply light volumizing spray to the roots and blow dry your hair using a medium size round thermal brush. Define the cute flicks at the ends of your locks while blow drying. A side parting and side bangs always flatter faces of the round shape. Even if you think your face is fat, don`t be upset, you can visually correct this. Moreover, we are usually too self-critical and everything is really not so bad. One more hairstyling hack for your round face: use light hold hair sprays to fix your voluminous hairstyles. Heavier products are going to overload your locks.

voluminous hairstyle for overweight women

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#52: Mighty Beach Waves

Any chubby face benefits immensely from asymmetric hairstyles with long side bangs like Melissa McCarthy’s. These diagonal and vertical lines can do miracles, while the texture itself is fabulous and so enjoyable!

#53: Sleek Angled Lob

Queen Latifah has a full broad face that, unquestionably, wins from long flat-ironed bobs. This one is side-parted, teased at the roots and angled steeply at front.

#54: Textured Silvery Curls with a Purple Tint

We find these shoulder-grazing curls with long side-swept bangs even more flattering for Kelly’s face. Thanks to asymmetry, the messy hairstyle covers one side of her round face, narrowing it visually.

#55: Edgy Bob Haircut for Round Face

Carnie Wilson once picked a very flattering haircut variety for her chubby face. It’s the edgy bob with layers. Basically, the top locks in such haircuts are shorter, but for a slimming effect the face-framing streaks should be no shorter than the chin length. As a result, you are getting a movable haircut with an evenly distributed volume. It flatters round faces, especially if you opt for a side parting and side bangs.

a-line fob for fat faces

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Well, we guess nobody will argue that ladies in those photos look stunning, although most of them have gained extra pounds. In this relation every woman is an enchantress. You can always turn things so that people will only notice how gorgeous you are and not how many pounds you weigh.

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