Monday, 9 June 2014
What do Mila Kunis, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone have in common? These gorgeous ladies all have round face shapes, like you! They always look stunning because all it takes is the right haircut or hairstyle to flatter wider, softer features.
There are haircuts at every hair length for every hair texture emphasize length and minimize width to create the illusion of that coveted oval face. Check out all these beautiful hairstyles you have to choose from.
Here are the 5 best hairstyles for round faces:
At every hair length, bangs can be a flattering addition for round faces. Side swept bangs are the universally flattering look and add desirable angles. Add a few wisps, thick fringe, or longer bangs that hit at the cheekbone, depending on your hair type and haircut.
If you're in love with Zooey Deschanel's blunt bangs, don't worry! They're totally flattering for wider faces when worn at eye brow skimming length. A few angled layers around the chin help too.
Straight across bangs don't have to be literally straight across. Subtly cutting bangs into a gentle arc that is shorter at the sides and longer in the centre softens the blunt bang. Or slightly curl blunt bangs under for something a little bit different.
2. LONG HAIR
Long hair worn adds the illusion of length to round faces or wide cheeks. Wear long hair straight to eliminate any undesirable width. Use a flat iron and serum for ultra sleek and super shiny hair.
If you love the always in style center part, be sure hair is at least collar bone length. Even better is a graduated cut that adds angles near the face.
You can also rock the side part, just off centre to very deep to one side. Hair will fall over the cheeks, given you a more angular visage.
If you want to add a few romantic curls to this look for a date or everyday, you still can! Save yourself time and flatter your face shape by starting the curls below the chin.
3. SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR
This in between medium and long length is one of the best haircuts out there for round faces and really anyone. Medium hair can start to curl from hitting the shoulder while longer can become unmanageable.
Collarbone length hair gives you just enough length without any more work. If you have thick or wavy hair, be sure to get lots of layers cut so hair volume doesn't add width.
4. BOB HAIRSTYLES
Some say bobs are a don't for round faces but it's all about getting the right one for your face shape. If you want a chin length bob like Cameron Diaz, who also has a round face, side swept bangs will add a flattering slant to an otherwise rounded hairstyle.
Or go for a bob that's a few inches below chin length with a side part. This look is chic, stylish, and easy to wear. If you want to add some extra edge, get a choppy bob and wear it tousled.
Angled or graduated bobs are also a great idea. They can be cut at dramatically to exaggerate the angle of your jaw. This also adds gorgeous texture.
5. THE PIXIE CUT
It may seem counterintuitive but cropped cuts can be fabulous for round faces, if you dare to wear one. Ginnifer Goodwin is absolutely transformed with this cute cut that uses angled bangs with lots of jagged layers to contrast a softer jawline.
You can also style hair to add volume, texture, and height at the top of the head. Have fun with it! And the undercut, where one or both sides are shaved, are so hot right now. If you're fashion forward, this cut is ultra feminine.
* Bonus Tip
One last note, if you're throwing hair up into a ponytail, bun, or half up hairstyle, the same rules apply. You want to add height to minimize width. Take a minute to tease hair just behind the hairline to add flattering volume at the crown. Those with fine hair may need a little hairspray or criss-crossed bobbypins for a boost.