There isn't one single hairstyle that suits all people. Different face shapes need different cuts and different styles in order to draw attention to the right features. And round faces are no exception.
What defines a round face is that it is similar or the same in length as it is in width. The cheekbones will be the most prominent feature and, when your hair is styled correctly, that feature is something you should flaunt. Celebrities with round faces include the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Ginnifer Goodwin, Selena Gomez and Cameron Diaz. That's not a bad-looking group of people to be associated with, is it?
So, what are the perfect hairstyles for round faces?
A high bun
A stylish updo will lengthen your face, making it appear less round. It's a good idea for any time, an average day at the office or a night out on the town. It's simple and easy to manage, all you need to do is sweep your hair up and tie it. A messy bun position high up will do the trick. Ponytails are a no-go as they clear the hair away from your face in a tight fashion that will only add to the roundness of your appearance. The best way to add length to your face is to focus on adding volume at the top and never the middle of your head.
A careful choice of bangs
Straight bangs are a definite no-no for round faces. They will only shorten the length of your face and emphasise the shape. Instead, you have two options when it comes to bangs: choppy or lengthy and swept to the side. Both of these look great with long or short hair and they create a more oval look for the face.
A middle parting or deep parting to the side
A middle parting works best with long, straight hair, it will elongate your facial features and make the roundness less apparent. This works best with length as a bob or pixie cut would look better with a deep parting to the side.
Avoid Alice bands
If you want your hair out of your face, then you need to consider clips instead of Alice bands. As with ponytails, Alice bands pull your hair back and flatten it. With clips, you have the option of adding volume, which will, once again, add length to your face and make it appear to be more oval than round.
Wavy hair over curly hair
Tight curls will gather at the sides of your face and make the roundness that much more apparent. Wavy curls, on the other hand, add volume to the top of your head and can be smoothed down at the sides. Just make sure the cut is below your jawline and not in line with it, otherwise, the shape of your face will be emphasised.
When in doubt, keep it short
Short hair works best for round faces because it often naturally adds volume to the top. If thatâ€™s not the case for you, the various talented hairdressers at Canal Walk will be able to help you choose a cut that will make the most of the shape of your face, emphasising only your best features.
If you are unsure of what hairstyle will best suit your face, it's always best to visit a Canal Walk hair salon for a professional opinion. You want to look your best, so it makes sense that you would want to see a hairstylist who knows what they are doing and you'll find the best in the business at Canal Walk. So, what are you waiting for? Book an appointment at one of our salons and treat yourself to a haircut and style to highlight the best features of your round face.