The Best Short Hairstyles for Round Faces

Slicked Back With Volume
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If you've been blessed with a round face shape, you have more haircut options than you may think. We've found the trendiest short hairstyles for round faces, because busy Southern women just don't have the time to fix a long hairstyle every morning. If you've been debating whether or not you can pull off a short haircut with a round face, we're here to prove that you can. Whether you want to go super short with a pixie or keep it neutral with a long bob, these short hairstyles are oh-so-flattering. Asymmetrical lobs are especially flattering on round faces because it draws the eye down from the cheekbones, Lauren Rowley, a stylist with over 16 years of experience, and the founder of Bella Hue Haircare, says. If you're looking for a way to style your hair other than wearing it down, try a half-up look, which adds volume and elongates the face, Rowley says. The good news is that all of these short cuts are low-maintenance and easy to manage, which means you'll spend less time getting ready and more time getting that to-do list done. If you've had the same haircut for years, these short styles are the perfect way to update your look. These stylish haircuts for round faces will be your new inspiration, so be sure to bring a picture to the hair salon for your next appointment.

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Sleek Center Part with Lob

Sleek Center Part with Lob
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A center part with super straight strands will complement a round face, especially with a long bob cut just above the shoulders.

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Swide-Swept Bangs

Swide-Swept Bangs
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Side-swept bangs always flatter a round face, whether with a long or super short cut.

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Bob with Face Framing

Face framing bob
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If you want face framing, but want to avoid the potential emphasis that it can cause towards your cheeks, ask your stylist to cut framing that points just below your cheeks toward your jawline.

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Slicked Back With Volume

Slicked Back With Volume
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The slicked-back look is trending right now, so to make it work for round faces, add height with a teasing comb.

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Angular Bob or Lob

Angular Bob or Lob
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An angular cut that's longer in the front and shorter in the back will flatter a round face.

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Bob with Back Graduation

Bob with graduation
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Subtle waves give just the right amount of volume without adding too much width. A bob cut with graduation in the back can add more volume for women with thin hair and round faces.

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Soft Waves

Soft Waves
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Unlike thick curls, which could overwhelm a round face, soft waves add texture without adding width. Beachy, easy waves will work with any length.

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Blunt Pixie

Blunt Pixie
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Show off your face shape and save time getting ready with a blunt, modern pixie cut.

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Effortless Lob

Effortless lob
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A lob that hits anywhere below the chin is always a yes, please! Longer strands draw the eye down your face creating a longer appearance. We love how effortless this styled, yet-not-so-styled look is by stylist Chris Jones.

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Volume On Top

Volume On Top
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Adding volume to the top of any short cut will be flattering with a round face.

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Completely Side-Swept

Completely Side-Swept
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Rock a completely side-swept pixie for a fun, flattering look that can quickly be pinned back for busy mornings.

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Shoulder-Length Lob

Shoulder-length lob
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You may be thinking that this isn't quite a short cut, but we say it's just the right dance between long enough to wear in a ponytail, yet short enough to be low maintenance over time. Keeping curls on the bottom half of strands adds a little extra volume to balance out those apple-like cheeks.

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