The Prettiest Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

Your round face shape is gorgeous, and these cuts and styles will show it off.

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Thank the heavens above for giving you a perfectly plump, symmetrical, rounded face. Attention: This is not another article you've landed on that will shame your facial features and/or offer styles to distract the world from your gorgeous features. That's trash, and there's too much of that on the Internet already when you Google "hairstyles for round faces." Hopefully, this will give you some refreshing hair inspo instead with styles meant to enhance your facial features.

Figuring out the most flattering haircut is no easy feat. For starters, you gotta have confidence. Then, you gotta own the cut. The best way to do that? With short haircuts. Full disclaimer: we may be a *little* partial to short hair, but it feels like the rest of the world is when everyone, celebs included, entered into 2019 with fresh cuts. Out with the old, in with the new.

If you're not sure where to start, I've rounded up the 25 best short hairstyles for round faces for all hair types. Whether you're looking to create height or volume with a short style, click through to find your future cut.

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr makes loopy curls look so good. Jazz up your bob with flirty bends that fall right below your chin to accentuate your jawline.

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Michelle Williams

Like Michelle Williams, let your face flourish front-and-center with a cropped cut. Simplicity always wins.

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Kiersey Clemons

You can see those dreamy doll eyes of actress Kiersey Clemons even clearer because of this badass frohawk. Natural hair knows no bounds, as proven by her tapered sides and voluminous coils.

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Jennifer Lawrence

There's no such thing as too much texture, especially if you replicate Jennifer Lawrence's surfer-girl waves. A brushed-back, I-didn't-really-try look will enhance your features with an effortless vibe.

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Gabrielle Union

Deep side-swept bangs add so much dimension around your face. Like Gabrielle Union, complement your cut with subtle highlights to create even more of a color story.

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Cameron Diaz

Even if you don't have lots of layers, play with the proportions of your cut with styling tricks to add structure. Cameron Diaz shows how a good ole' hair flip will never go out of style, which gives her the illusion of swept bangs.

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen has a gorgeous round face, but those sun-kissed streaks steal the show, true? A good dye job, with contrasting colors like this, play well with ensuring your features look extra photogenic.

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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst, Hollywood's beloved blonde, looks stunning with her shoulder-grazing lob tucked behind her ear, and soft bends on the ends. A little bit of styling can go a long way.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Let's have a moment of silence for Ginnifer Goodwin's snatched jawline emphasized by her slicked pixie cut. The side sweep keeps her overall look feminine and romantic, which is a nice juxtaposition for such a bold cut.

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Kate Bosworth

A slightly off-centered part paired with soft waves is a cure-all style that suits every occasion. Kate Bosworth looks incredibly regal, but you can also throw on jeans a t-shirt with this style—yep, the definition of a chill cut that can do both.

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Taraji P. Henson

The more curls the merrier, as stunningly showcased by Taraji P. Henson. Glamorous curls breathe so much life into bob cuts, and look good on every damn face shape to be honest.

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Kate Upton

Old Hollywood curls complement round faces because they always fall in the perfect place. Kate Upton is giving major Marilyn Monroe vibes.

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Lucy Hale

ICYMI, I-just-stepped-out-the-shower with wet hair is high-fashion now and will automatically add a cool factor to your look. I mean, look at how it makes Lucy Hale's chiseled cheekbones look!!!

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Selena Gomez

Opposites attract: Selena Gomez's gorgeous round face coupled with this super-straight lob is proof. Want even more points? Nail a super-sleek texture with ample shine.

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Chanel Iman

Let wherever you part your hair work for you and your features. Chanel Iman's sort-of side-part paired with wispy curls is ideal for special occasions. Plus, there's so much longevity you'll get out of wearing this style once your curls fall a bit.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone knows how to wear a side-swept lob so well. The fact that her bangs fall heavier on one side takes attention away from symmetrical features of found faces, and draws more attention to elongate her chin.

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Olivia Munn

Oliva Munn's gradual balayage not only looks gorgeous against her olive complexion, it also looks amazing with her tousled texture. Another observation: you can always lean on a middle part because it allows shorter layers in the front to frame the face.

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Yara Shahidi

Curly girls, don't be reluctant to add shape to your ringlets with a blunt cut bob and bangs. Curly side bangs draw attention to Yara Shahidi's jawline, which in turn elongates the shape of her face.

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Mila Kunis

How could I not acknowledge this unforgettable hair moment from Mila Kunis at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards? These bangs broke the Internet for good reason. Shaggy, baby bangs and a rounded bob is the recipe for success for round-faced queens.

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Maisie Williams

It goes without saying that a popping pink hair color, like Maisie Williams' cotton candy hue, will say to everyone (without you even saying anything) "I'm cooler than cool, you didn't know?"

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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union's choppy pixie was short-lived, but I'm begging for her to bring it back. This style holds so much shape and structure, it accentuates everything from her bone structure to her smile.

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Mandy Moore

All the heart eyes for Mandy Moore, who jumped on the bob bandwagon back in March when she debuted her big chop. Her soft curls make this style look so flattering and timeless.

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Charlize Theron

I'll never get over Charlize Theron's switch to the dark side by way of this new(ish) inky, brunette shade. It could be this masterful contouring, but something about her micro bangs and spikey ponytail makes her naturally round face look so damn sculpted.

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Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira, a true queen, looks spectacular in every natural style she dons—but this three-dimensional cut has to be my favorite. Pro tip: play up your hair's angles, which will in turn play-up your features' angles.

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Lana Condor

The half-up, half-down = an oldie, but goodie. Lana Condor stunned the red carpet at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with this flippy style topped with a bouffant, which let those features of her shine.


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