For some reason, people with round faces are often afraid to experiment with new haircuts. There is no reason a person with a round face cannot find a new hairstyle, because there are a number of cute and classy hairstyles designed to frame and complement round-shaped faces.
Lift and lengthen a round face with short, layered hair.
Often, women with round faces feel the need to hide their face behind long hair. The effect of long, wild hairstyles on a round face is a sense of dissonance. There is no need to hide a round face; instead, expose it and lengthen it with a short pixie cut. Have layers cut into the pixie for added volume on top.
Don’t go overboard, or the haircut will become too old-school Dorothy Hamill. To keep the look contemporary and add accents around your face, have some shag cut into the front, sides and back.
A pixie haircut with layers and shag fringes is a dramatically different yet lovely look.
Another hairstyle option for a short cut on a round face.
It is possible to part short hair on round faces away from the center and create a look that does not accentuate the roundness of the face. In this case, the initial cut should also be a pixie. Instead of cutting layers into the hair, allow it to lay relatively flat. Create a crooked part and have dramatic cuts in a few places that will allow sharp pieces of hair to cut angles into the rounded face.
Round faces with long hair should have a clean style.
It is important that you maintain a manageable hairstyle when you have a round face. As mentioned above, long, stringy hair doesn’t suit a round shape well. Instead, if you wear your hair shoulder-length or longer, try parting down the center, so that your face is not awkwardly divided by the part.
Keep the edges cut smooth, with a little taper that allows them to add dimension to your face.
Madonna, whose face is distinctively round, has at times worn a mid-length layered cut.
Show off a round face by wearing your hair pulled back with cute accessories.
Mid- to long-length hair looks marvelous when gently curled, in large soft curls with one or both sides pulled back from the face. Over-sized floral hair clips and hair bands are making a huge comeback in both hairstyle and fashion.
Get creative with barrettes and hairpins. Instead of placing two hairpins parallel on either side of your head, try using a number of barrettes and hairpins to add dimension and character.
Remember, with a round face, one of the most important things you can do with your hair is create dramatic effects that add angles, soft curls or height to your face.
Avoid hairstyles that part awkwardly or pull completely away from your face, as these styles will accentuate the roundness of your face.
Your number one goal in creating a hairstyle for a round face is to create dimension, or the illusion of dimension, drawing attention away from a full, round face.
Wearing a ponytail with a round face can work in certain circumstances.
If you have long hair, chances are that sometimes you need a very casual and cool style. The problem is that if you pull your hair straight back into a ponytail, it will emphasize the shape of your face.
There are a couple of good ways to wear a pony tail when you have a round face. One is to pull the ponytail more toward the top of your head. This will add length and allow your hair to cascade downward, creating dimension. For a little more flare, curl the ends of the ponytail and use a handful of pins or barrettes to create a look that is almost like a careless bun. The effect will be dramatic.
Another way to wear your hair in a ponytail if your face is rounded is to pull it back toward the lower quarter of your head. Curl the ends of the ponytail and allow them to drape over your shoulders. This will lengthen your face by sweeping your hair in the opposite direction of the style mentioned above.