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Round Face Shape

The shape of our faces has a huge impact on what fashion works well for us.

Similar to how our body shape plays a part, the shape of our faces can make it difficult to find the best hairstyle, earrings, and other accessories. 

Round Face Shape

This is mainly because certain types of accessories and hairstyles just aren’t that flattering for different-shaped faces.

Whilst this can quickly become disheartening, there are always styles we can find that suit the shape of our faces.

Today, we’ve put together a guide that will help anyone with a round face find their perfect style. If you have a round face, you’ve come to the right place.

This round-face guide will tell you everything you need to know about the characteristics of your face, the hairstyles you can rock, and the best accessories you can use to complete your look.

If that sounds like something that can help you, make sure you keep reading!

The Characteristics Of A Round Face

Before we look at the different things you can do to style your round face, let’s take a look at the characteristics that define a round face.

The round face shape is typically characterized by a wide hairline and a fullness below the cheekbones. 

People with a round face shape have a softness and roundness to their facial features. Whilst some people confuse a round face shape with an oval shape, the two are quite different.

A round face shape tends to have plumper cheeks and rounder lines than an oval face. More often than not, the length of the person’s face is shorter too.

A round face shape is wider at the cheekbones, whilst the jawline is relatively rounded too. 

Other characteristics of this type of face are a shorter chin and a rounded forehead with more fullness. You probably have a round face shape if your face is almost equal when it comes to length and width.

Celebrities That Have Round Faces

If you have a round face and you’re looking for a celebrity to take fashion inspiration from, you’re in luck. There is a wide range of different celebrities, movie stars, models, and actresses that have round faces.

Some of the most notable names you might want to remember are Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams, and Emma Stone.

The likes of Jennifer Hudson, Selena Gomez, Mila Kunis, and Kate Upton also have round face shapes.

All of these women are known for rocking their own unique styles that make them stand out from the crowd. There’s no reason you can’t take inspiration from their style and use it to find your own.

How To Style A Round Face Shape 

We’re now going to look more closely at the different things you can do to style your round face shape. We’ll look at the hairstyles, eyebrows, necklaces, earrings, hats, and sunglasses that best suit a round face shape.

If you want to learn more about styling this face shape, follow the guidance below!

See also: How to Style a Heart Face Shape


The best way to style this feminine face shape is with a wonderfully feminine hairstyle. Embracing the beauty of the face shape is key to enhancing your look.

Waves and soft curls are a popular choice, as is an asymmetrical bob. 

Whatever hairstyle you do decide to rock, we recommend aiming for a style that offers plenty of length. Longer hairstyles that sit at least below your chin are perfect for this type of face.

One of the biggest assets of a round face is the forehead. Therefore, you shouldn’t try to cover it up. Simply part your hairstyle in the middle to stop your face looking too short.

One of our favorite round-face hairstyles is a side-swept bangs style that includes angles and layers. Hair that creates a more rectangular shape is also a lot better than a wider hairstyle.

You don’t need to worry too much about the volume of your hair as your face has plenty of visual weight.

Other styles that look great include sixties-inspired hairstyles with backcombing fullness and a pixie cut.

Round Face Shape


As far as eyebrows are concerned, things are a lot easier. We don’t have as many styles to consider and finding the right look for your face isn’t very hard.

Gigi Hadid’s eyebrows are a perfect example of what you can do with your eyebrows to style a round face. 

She has high-arched curved eyebrows that add more angles to her face and create a lifting effect. You could easily pull off this look too. To get your eyebrows perfect, leave the ends of your brows as long as possible. 

One thing you should avoid doing is going too thick or dark with your eyebrows. This can make your face look wider.


Moving onto accessories, necklaces are a great way to enhance your look. The right necklace will complement your face beautifully and make you stand out from the crowd.

The best types of necklaces you can wear if you have a round face are:

  • Longer necklaces
  • Matinee length necklaces
  • Long pendant necklaces
  • Long t-style necklaces.
  • Collar-length necklaces.

You could pull off chokers too but they are quite chunky.


Hats with a straight brim, high brim, tall crown, and sharp lines are a great choice for anyone with a round face. This type of hat adds more length and fullness.

Hats with a straight brim can be tilted forward slightly to create a more flattering angle too.

The same can be said for a beret. Another popular hat option for people with a round face is a vertical design with feathers. The feathers do a great job when it comes to flattering the face.

Other types of hats that can be worn with great success if you have a round face include:

  • Beanies
  • Baseball caps
  • Panama hats
  • Homburgs
  • Cloches
  • Fedoras

When choosing a hat, it’s always a good idea to pick a hat color that contrasts with your hair and complexion.


Finally, a pair of sunglasses with a bold angle will help balance out your soft features. Sunglasses that have a square, rectangular, or less-conventional shape are your best bet. 

The width of the frame should be slightly wider or equal to the broadest part of your face. Frames that sit higher on the face are a better choice too. The sunglasses you choose should also reflect the scale of your face. 

If you have a wider face, look for a larger or oversized pair of sunglasses.

Final Thoughts

That concludes our post looking at styling a round face shape. In our guide, we told you everything you need to know about styling a round face. After making your way through the guide, you should know exactly what it takes to create a stunning look.

We hope you’ve found this guide informative and helpful. We’ve covered lots of valuable information that will help you choose the best hairstyle, eyebrows, earrings, necklaces, and hats for your face shape.

Keep this guide in mind when putting together your next style!                                                   

Round Face Shape Video

Watch this video for more tips about hairstyles and haircuts to bring out the beauty in your round face.

Jenna Reign
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