Following on from our post about how different face shapes demand different hairstyles to accentuate your best features, we wanted to focus specifically on the best types of hairstyles around for round faces today.

The round face shape is not uncommon, by any means, but it is a shape that you have to work with a little bit more to create something really flattering. Finding great hairstyles for round faces isn't difficult, though, you just need to know what you are doing, and why.

hairstyles for round faces

Unlike your oval shaped cousins who can pretty much wear their hair in any style, or those with faces that have more angular features such as heart shaped or square, you need to be a little more selective. A round-faced femme fatal has a hairstyle that moves her stylistically away from 'moon-faced' youngster and towards chic and sculpted radiant goddess.

So without further ado, here are a few dos and don'ts to help you get a hairstyle that looks simply fabulous, darling!
 

Avoid Short Layers

Hair pieces that hit around the cheekbones can make your face appear wider, so these are a no-go if you've already got a round face. If you have longer hair, however, long layers can add length to your face as the eye is naturally drawn up and down.
 

Go Sleek

Hair that is silky smooth and straight gives the impression of length and can really help to streamline your features. If your hair is particularly thick, or longer than shoulder length, it's best to use some wide hair straighteners so you can really get the sleek look. Mila Kunis is a fan of this hairstyle. It's worth your while checking out some of her looks because as far as hairstyles for round faces go, she has sported some of the best.
 

Be an Ultra Pixie

Just because you have a round face doesn't mean you can't go short. In fact, the shorter the better for this type of face shape. You can create an oval shape by focusing the main volume of your hair at the top and keeping it very short at the sides. This hairstyle for round faces may take a little courage, but you'll stand out from the crowd and really turn some heads.
 

Get Angular

A great tip for the top, if you've got a round face, is to give your hair an angular parting. Try starting it above the eyebrow. It can either go straight back or you can add some zig-zags through it. This movement, and the texture it gives your hair, will give the illusion of a slimmer face.
 

Get Your Fringe Right

The main thing to avoid is a fringe that ends higher than your eyebrows. This can make your face appear shorter and wider. Other than that fringes are a great idea. Some of the best hairstyles for round faces have longer 'side-swept' fringes, which immediately make your face appear more narrow and are also super sexy.
 

So there you have it, our top tips for hairstyles that suit round faces. There are always more options, and more things to be discovered. If you are lusting after a certain type of hairstyle, why don't you talk to your hairdresser and see if together you can work out a style that really suits your face type?