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Thank the heavens above for giving you a perfectly 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 God-given face. 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. What we will say is that having a round face—at least as hairstylists see it—is actually a great position to be in. Most haircuts—long (opens in new tab), short (opens in new tab), and even mid-length (opens in new tab), can be made to flatter your soft curves.
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 everyone, celebs included, entered this year with fresh cuts. Out with the old, in with the new. If you're not sure where to start, we've rounded up the best short hairstyles for round faces for all hair textures. From sleek pixie cuts to tousled curled long bobs, there's a haircut suitable for every comfort zone. Whether you're looking to create height or volume with a short style or simply looking for a fresh new summer cut, click through to find your future haircut.
Chrissy Teigen is here to show you that simple haircuts are 👏 not 👏 basic. The crispness of the ends are counterbalanced by bends through the length, all of which work to highlight her face's elegant shape.
What I love about this relatively straightforward pixie are the wispy tufts along Rowan Blanchards neckline—ask anyone who's ever had short hair. A little hair along the neck is particularly comforting. There's also something sweet about the choppy, swept-aside bangs.
What could be overwhelming on longer faces is just right for Gabrielle Union. Here, the heft of a lofty geometric bob is balanced and flattering.
Selena Gomez's one-length bob swings just above her shoulders, with the blunt ends curled upwards. The result is both soft and sweet, and immensely flattering against the soft curves of her face.
Old Hollywood Pixie
Toni Braxton is simply the pixie cut goddess. Let your features take center stage with a finger-waved pixie cut. Keep up the mold of your waves by setting the style with holding mousse.
Platinum Blonde Pixie
Charlize Thereon stuns in a bleach blonde pixie at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. This is a simple yet sleek style that'll prove to be uncomplicated at all times.
Ryan Destiny goes for a structured yet wispy cut with this textured bob. Keep the feel of your hair effortless by tucking the sides and letting a a piece or two fall free towards the front.
Actress Lauren London is usually seen with extra-long voluminous curls or waves. However, this super chic switch-up reveals a blunt bob falling right below the chin. This timeless style will accentuate all of your features.
Blonde Angled Bob
Michelle Williams is no stranger to experimenting with a fresh cut. This short angled bob is the perfect style for showing off your gorgeous jawline. Go full glam by embellishing one side with a hair accessory.
Piecey Angled Bob
Nothing complements a round face like a middle part with textured waves. Try Demi Lovato's dark brunette style for an easy summer style.
Viola Davis gives her gorgeous smile all the shine with with this chin-length bob and side-swept bangs. Add soft bends to dress up this style.
Side-Swept Wavy Bob
Sarah Hyland's textured waves and sun-kissed hair color may make you want to go to the beach. This effortless look is wake-up-and-go hair you won't have to think too hard about.
Brunette Curly Bob
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.
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.
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.
Voluminous Curled Bob
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.
Old Hollywood Curls
Old Hollywood curls complement round faces because they always fall in the perfect place. Kate Upton is giving major Marilyn Monroe vibes.
Wispy Curled Bob
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.
Blonde Lob With Wispy Side Swept Bangs
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.
Curly Blunt Bob
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.
Soft Waves With Bangs
How could I not acknowledge this unforgettable hair moment from Mila Kunis at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (opens in new tab)? These bangs broke the Internet for good reason. Shaggy, baby bangs and a rounded bob is the recipe for success for round-faced queens.
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?"
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.
Spiked Ponytail With Bangs
I'll never get over Charlize Theron's switch to the dark side by way of this new(ish) inky, brunette shade (opens in new tab). It could be this masterful contouring, but something about her micro bangs and spikey ponytail makes her naturally round face look so damn sculpted.
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.
Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty
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