Say Goodbye to Round Faces! 7 Magical Hairstyles Will Make You Look Slimmer

Round faces usually look younger than other face shapes, but it also makes you look fatter. As the owner of a round face, I know finding the perfect hairstyle for round face shapes can be tricky, so to help you get inspired and find the right haircut for you, we’ve found the most stylish and popular hairstyles for round faces.

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If you’re looking for hairstyles to make your face look slimmer, bring one of these photos to your hairdresser. Take it away, ladies!

➤ Lob

Hairstylist Amy Bradbury and Tyler Colton recommend a Lob as the first and the best hairstyle for round face shape.

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A long bob, below the jaw can frame your face, and make your face look thinner. Like Jennifer Lawrence, Lily Collins and Emma Roberts, you can opt for a lob at least three inches below the chin.

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In recent years, wavy bob (“wob”) has become a popular fashion trend in Hollywood. It is an improved version of lob, with some volume balances out any roundedness. You can see Miranda Kerr, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift and a lot of stars have tried this hairstyle.


Recommended Products: To add separation and definition to your lob after styling, we suggest Amika’s Un. Done Texture Spray and L’ORÉAL Professionnel Tecni Art Fix Design Spray.

A Lob will make you look fresh and cool. Keep in mind that “Less is More”. You can try a simple causal style like Emma Stone, dressing all in black can create a clean and cool feeling.

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Look at Emma Roberts’ choice, a white sweater and a vintage boot-cut jeans is a good choice to match this hairstyle.

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➤ Long Layers

If you prefer your hair on the longer side, then try long layers.

Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa said, “A hairstyle with long layers will make your neck and face appear slenderer, it creates the illusion of a thin face.” The layers should start slightly below the chin, and are angled outward, not inward. This will make your face appear longer.

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One thing to keep in mind when styling is to maintain volume in the lower sections of your hair, to balance your face. Too much volume on the sides of your face will make your face look even rounder.


Recommended Products: using high-quality brushes can increase your hair volume and hair gloss. Try Moroccanoil Ceramic Paddle Brush, Kent Perfect For Maxi Taming Brush, or Tangle Teezer Compact Styler.

For your everyday wear, get some inspirations from Olivia Palermo’s fashion style.

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The most brilliant choice of these two looks is the top. The white boat neck top with big bows of cuffs has balanced the ‘boy-friend’ feeling of ripped jeans and white sneakers. A flounced shirt, dark blue jeans, a vintage handbag and a pair of chic green flat shoes also create a fantastic look.

Here is another style you can try, which is still from Olivia Palermo.

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Do not forget fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches, bracelets and long earrings. They will all increase your femininity.

➤ High Topknot

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As a round face owner, I know it’s a challenging thing to lift all hair up. In my past experiences, I always put my hair down to cover up my fat face. BUT, a topknot can also be a perfect hairstyle for round faces!


Recommended Products: Lifting hair for a long time may hurt your hair. We suggest use KÉRASTASE Nutritive Serum Oleo-Relax, L’OREAL Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Serum, or Grow Gorgeous Shine Serum to firm hair fibers.

There are many clothing match choices for topknot. Casual style is the most common one.

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A sleeveless pink top, skinny jeans with a pair of Roman sandals make you look chic in a hot summer.

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Or you can just pick a lace dress with a pair of flat shoes, which make you look nice and refreshed.

➤ Princess Hair

Princess-inspired hair is one of the most romantic and elegant hairstyles, thankfully, it suits round face shapes!

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Creating height and length is the key for round face shapes. Princess hair perfects imperfect texture and lifts at the crown, which make your face look slimmer.


Recommended Products: It’s a little hard to style the hair when blown out and parted it in the middle. We recommend use Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray or Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray.

Like Olivia Palermo, you can choose an elegant dress with high heels to match this hairstyle. Subtle, but fatal attraction is the keyword of this style. Do try this look when you are on a date with your boyfriend!

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➤ Middle Part & Loose Waves

Yep, this hairstyle is the most feminine one. You can find many examples via the Internet of the middle part and loose waves are flattering on round faces.

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Waves at the middle part can create the volume in your hair. Face-framing highlights can give the illusion of a thinner and longer face. Remember, the waves must be loose.

Avoid harsh angular styles, tight curls, and thick bangs that all shorten the appearance of the face.


Recommended Products: using professional stylers achieves a more perfect styling result. We suggest GHD IV Styler, or Babyliss Pro Advanced Ceramic Styler.

This hairstyle can handle almost any occasion, such as on a date, at work, shopping and so on. Check out Olivia Palermo’s style.

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➤ Sleek and Straight

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Straight hair of shoulder-length and longer help streamline a circular face, making your face shape look less round.


Recommended Products: Babyliss Elegance 2100 Hair Dryer, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer fuchsia or Parlux 3200 Compact Hair Dryer can all make your hair look soft, moisturized and shiny.

For this hairstyle, you can try a cowboy style like Miranda Kerr (see the left pic⬇). A white shirt with a denim jacket, a dark blue skirt with ankle boots make a simple and “handsome” look. Or if you wanna look more gentle and sweet, try a beautiful flower patterned maxi dress (see the right pic⬇).

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➤ Pixie

Have you ever thought about cutting your hair? If you’ve wanted to pull a Halle Berry or Ginnifer Goodwin but were scared to, please go ahead!


A deconstructed pixie will increase the volume at the top of your head, which gives your face a more oval appearance. And a side fringe will lengthen your face, and weaken the roundness. You’ll look super sexy sporting this disheveled cropped cut!


Recommended Products: Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, or KÉRASTASE Styling Mousse Bouffant.

Look Lily Collin’s street style, Boyfriend style is the best partner of this hairstyle. Have a try!

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Have you had any inspiration from these 7 chic hairstyles? If the answer is yes, feel confident to bring a photo with you to the salon and have a try this weekend!