The most flattering look for softer jawlines. 
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Side-Swept Bob
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While there is absolutely never a reason to believe you can't own the room in any haircut—we're leaning into confidence for 2022!—each face shape tends to have styles that flatter more than others. It's about finding the perfect fit for you, rather than forcing what you think is the "norm." Those with round faces are blessed with a softer jawline and equal facial dimensions, which means that your face is as long as it is wide and that the widest point of your face is the middle. 

Round faces have an openness to them that feels like a breath of fresh air, and this face shape works well with styles that elongate and draw down the eye. That's where this perfectly proportioned short haircut comes in. It works overtime for a round face, can be customized to fit any personality or preference, and keeps things low-maintenance. So, hey round-faced gals: this super side-swept bob is for you. 

Basically a deep side-parted bob, this cut is all about mixing up the appearance of the proportions of a round face. Side-swept bangs and layers work flattering magic on round faces, regardless of hair length, because they graze the cheekbones and draw attention to one side rather than the symmetrical roundness of the complexion.

As far as bob lengths go, the most flattering spot to hit for round faces is just below the chin. Anything above tends to accentuate any wideness more than longer lengths, but feel free to bring it down into a lob or shoulder cut if you prefer slightly longer lengths. When choosing a shoulder cut, you can ask for face-framing side layers in lieu of bangs (seen above). 

One of the most important details for mastering a side-swept bob is accessorizing it with texture and a punch of major confidence. The multi-dimensional, asymmetrical look doesn't focus only on your face shape, but makes the most of it. You still have the openness and softness, but with a slightly edgier feel. 

If you've been grappling with which haircut to try next, this one is a statement that does all the right things for round faces. Call up the salon, and get to side-sweeping.