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Hairstyles for round face shapes: The best cuts and styles for women

Round face hairstyles

by SheKnows Beauty & Style Divas


Before we even discuss some great styles for round face shapes, you need to know how to determine the shape of your face.

Here is one way to figure out your face shape:

To find out the shape of your face, measure it with a tape measure or ruler. Take (and write down) the following:


Measure your face across the top of your cheekbones, then measure across your jaw line, between the widest points.


Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally the widest point will be somewhere about halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline.


Measure from the the widest point of your forehead to the bottom of your chin. (Remember that you are measuring your face — not your entire head — and mid-forehead to chin will usually cover that area. )

There are lots of other ways women have used to figure out this shape — from outlining the face on a mirror with lipstick to draping it with a towel and asking others to help figure out the structure.

You can try any of these tips or use the steps outlined above. Whatever your method, do remember that this is more about art than science! (And the fact that nobody really has a round-as-a-basketball head.)

But whether your face is considered round in the beauty and style realm — or maybe is more oval or oblong — you still have the same goal: to find the most flattering hairstyle possible.


If you have a round face, your face will be about as wide as it is long. This may vary a little where your face is not quite as wide as it is long, but usually pretty close.

If you have a round face, you will have fullness at and below your cheekbones. People with round faces also tend to have wide hairlines, less-pronounced chins, and their necks often seem short.

Below are the most common face shapes besides round. Most people will fit into one of the major categories, which also include:

Oval Face – Length equal to one and a half times width.

Long – Longer than it is wide.

Heart – Narrow at jawline, wide at forehead and cheekbones.

Square – Forehead, jawline and cheekbones are almost equal in width.

Diamond – Wide cheeks, narrow forehead and jaw line.


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