A good haircut is the ultimate secret to flattering your face, whatever its shape. Most people with round face shapes – where the face is around the same width at the cheekbones as it is in length – will know that the aim of the game is always to elongate.
Celebrities with round face shapes include Elle Fanning, Michelle Williams, Lupita Nyong’o and Kirsten Dunst: all of them have shown off cuts that heed some of the key rules of finding a flattering hairstyle for a round face. Here they are:
1. Opt for longer layers
Those with rounder faces should aim to frame their features with the help of long, loose layers or bangs. Length will help elongate the face – for example, in most cases, bobs should sit below the jawline – while soft, graduating bangs (like the curtain fringe) help take volume out of the face, giving the illusion of length.
2. Softly does it
Avoid sharp or geometric cuts in favour of soft, sweeping layers. The sharper the haircut, the more it contrasts with – and highlights – rounder features. Those with round faces suit beachy waves and undone styling particularly well.
3. Add oomph at roots
Creating height at the top of the head is another way to help elongate the face, so concentrate volume around your roots. Our Zhoosh makes achieving root lift a breeze, plus it also lends the ultimate cool-girl finish to mid-lengths and ends.