The most flattering look for softer jawlines. 

By Kaitlyn Yarborough
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While there is never a reason to believe you can’t own the room in any haircut, 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, but some rocking the face shape like to elongate and draw down the eye when possible. That’s where this perfectly proportioned short haircut comes in. It works for a round face every time, can be customized to fit any personality or preference, and keeps things low-maintenance. So, listen up round-faced sisters: the 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 wonders 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 this side-swept bob is accessorizing it with a super deep side part to further create a multi-dimensional, asymmetrical look that 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. 

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