Do you have a round face and feel like there are not many hairstyles that flatter your features? You’re not alone. A lot of people think that because they have a round face, they can’t pull off certain hairstyles.
But that’s simply not true.
There are plenty of hairstyles for round faces that can make you look slim and sleek. So if you’re looking for a new style to try, read on for some ideas.
Slimming haircuts for chubby faces
When deciding on a hairstyle, one of the first things you need to determine is whether your face is considered long or round.
Once you figure this out, it will make finding the right hairstyles much easier!
If you have a round face, your goal is to minimize its width. Let’s now look at some haircuts that can help with this.
#1: Graduated bob
The graduated bob is very popular among women with round faces because it adds volume at the sides and works well for thin hair.
If you’re not sure about this hairstyle, you can always go to your salon and ask them to taper or razored the ends instead of getting a full-blown graduated bob. This will take away some of its weight but still flatter your face.
If you want more volume on top, you can texturize your hair using mousse or dry shampoo. Remember that if your hair is thin or fine, you should avoid flat ironing it as this might make it look even thinner.
#2: Curly long hair
If curly locks are what you’re aiming for, then this hairstyle is perfect for you. The best way to wear it is by letting the curls fall naturally and not trying to tame them or straighten them out.
You can also try wearing headbands every now and then to reduce the roundness of your face even more.
#3: Wavy long hair
This hairstyle is very similar to the curly long hair except that the waves are more defined. If you’re obsessed with having straight hair but still want a look that’s low-maintenance, wavy hair might be your answer.
Besides looking sleeker than curly hair, wavy locks are easier to maintain as well because all you have to do is apply some serum on wet hair before drying it with a diffuser.
#4: Long, side-swept bangs
This hairstyle is perfect for creating length and slimming down your face at the same time. The best part is that you don’t have to sweep all of your hair off to one side; in fact, leaving some pieces in front will make this style look more natural.
To get the look exactly like in the photo above, you need to apply a volumizing product before curling it with a 1-inch curling iron so that it’s smooth and bouncy. Afterward, use hairspray to keep it from falling flat throughout the day.
#5: Messy updo
A messy updo doesn’t have to be complicated because all it really is, is a ponytail variation. In fact, you don’t even have to wear the hair on your crown; wearing some of it on one side instead will make this style look more special.
To get those soft waves that give off major volume, you can wrap sections of your hair around a 1-inch curling iron and then separate them with your fingers before spritzing them lightly with hairspray.
#6: Long blunt cut
Blunt cuts are super sleek and not only create the illusion of length but also remove bulk from round faces as well.
This hairstyle is easy to maintain because there’s no need for any layering or texturizing whatsoever. Just ask your stylist to clean up the ends and you’ll be good to go!
#7: Swept back
Another easy, breezy style is a simple swept-back ‘do. It’s not too complicated but still looks very sleek and chic. Plus, it shows off your best features – the length of your neck and your jawline – without making them look wider than they actually are.
You can easily achieve this style at home with a blow dryer and large round brush. Just make sure that when you’re drying the hair, you don’t use high heat because that might end up frying your locks altogether.
Instead, always start from the bottom when drying to ensure that the most damage is done there instead of on top where all of the moisture should be going in the first place.
#8: Side-swept bangs with long layers
If you like the look of long, side-swept bangs but fear that they might look too young on you, then this is the perfect style for you.
It’s polished and age-appropriate at the same time because it’s cut with regular layers which give your hair some volume on top while making it sleeker at the back.
The length of the front also helps by creating an illusion of length on your face instead of width.
#9: Blunt cut with one side swept back
Instead of sweeping all your hair off to one side, why not just do it on only one side? This will most likely be less damaging than if you were to just constantly sweep your hair off of one side all the time.
Plus, this style will showcase your long neck and jawline perfectly!
#10: Chin-length bob with bangs
A chin-length bob is another classic hairstyle that will never go out of style. But aside from looking classy and chic, it can also be worn effortlessly on a daily basis because it’s super easy to maintain.
All you have to do is blow dry the hair straight by lifting up the roots as you’re running the brush through it before tying half of it into a ponytail; leave some pieces loose for some movement and body, then finish with some hairspray.
#11: Short wavy bob
A short wavy bob is one of the best haircuts for chubby faces because it not only slims your face, but also makes it seem longer.
The great thing about this style is that it doesn’t require any styling, so you can just wash and wear, making it an excellent choice for busy girls on the go. It’s also ideal to wear in hot climates because short hair will help keep you cool most of the time.
You can part your hair in any direction you like – just be sure to smooth over the crown so there are no bumps showing through.
The hairstyles for round face shapes listed above are bound to make your face appear slimmer than it is. But the best part of all is that they’re so easy to pull off!
You can even sport these looks on casual days when you don’t feel like putting in too much effort into your appearance.
Just remember not to go overboard with styling products because this might end up making your hair look greasy, which is definitely something you want to avoid at all times.