You know what they say about people with round faces?
No, not that they’re cute (they do say that – but that’s not the one we’re getting at)!
They say that young faces age gracefully and look younger for longer!
Whether that makes you feel better about sometimes being called “chubby” just because you have a round face or not, today we’ll be focusing in on round faces, and showing you how to choose the right cut for someone who has one.
We’ve covered the haircuts for your face shape before, and by now you’ll probably know that choosing the right cut for your face shape is key if you want to bring out your best features. It’s also crucial if you want to disguise the features you may not be so keen on – like a big forehead or a long face.
A haircut can work miracles in altering your appearance – meaning that a trip to the barber can be quite life-changing.
Ready to discover the 20 best haircuts for round faces? Let’s go!
#1: Classic Pompadour
If you’re a guy with a round face, don’t fret – you can still love life and sport a good old pompadour! Tall pompadours will do wonders at making your face look less like a coin (or a biscuit!).
When you have a round face, the illusion you want to achieve is that your face is longer. A faux hawk is ideal for helping you achieve that, since it’s all about the height.
#3: Spiky Quiff
Spikes have the same lengthening effect – and work wonderfully on men with round faces. The beauty of spiky hair is that it doesn’t really need any specific haircut – just a short or a medium length cut is fine. You can then use pomade to spike things up!
#4: Side Part (Combover)
A side parting or a combover is perfect for guys with round faces, who are into elegance and all-things-refined.
#5: High Volume Curls
Another short sides long top haircut that works like magic for round faces. Use a bit of pomade to style your curls when damp – and you’re good to go!
#6: Medium Spikes + Short Sides
Another version of the spiky cut – but this time brushed up. Simple, effective – and requires very little effort in the morning!
#7: Messy French Crop
What we love the most about the French crop is that it can be adapted to suit any face shape. The French crop does not discriminate, meaning that even if you have a round face, you can make it look pretty damn good.
#8: High Volume Pomp + Beard
Facial hair can also work on any face shape – if you know the basic rules. Ask your barber for advice – but a little birdy told us that for round faces, a longer beard on the bottom and shorter on the sides will do the trick.
#9: High Volume Slick Back
Elegant and classy – what’s not to like? Use some high-shine pomade to achieve the look – and let the compliments pour in.
#10: Mid Fade + Fohawk
Another example of a successful fohawk, which achieves the lengthening effect. Win!
#11: Asymmetrical Fringe
Now, if you’re looking to create an interesting angle and stand out from the crowd a little, then this asymmetrical fringe will do the job!
#12: Textured, “Big” and Wavy
If you’re a man with slightly wavy hair, you might want to try this simple cut. It takes minutes to style – and achieves the illusion of a longer face.
#13: Modern Quiff
What we love about this quiff the most? It isn’t trying too hard – but it works. Pair it with tapered or shaved sides, and you have yourself an ideal haircut for a round face.
#14: Loose, Messy Pomp
A wonderful example of a low-maintenance pompadour. Who says a pomp always has to be perfect?
#15: Classic Combover
There’s hardly anything we love more than the classic combover. While you shouldn’t risk going too short on the sides and top to avoid making your face look rounder than it is – this is enough length to make it look good on a round face.
#16: Sleek Cut for Medium Hair
If you’ve been blessed with model hair (straight, smooth and shiny), then we don’t want to be your friends. But this cut should be the next you consider – as it works wonderfully on a round face!
#17: High Volume Combover
A lovely, glossy combover for a man with a round face. A combover looks best on medium length hair, in our humble opinion.
#18: Subtle Combover + Long Beard
This is a perfect example of a face that appears longer because of a long beard. The ability of a beard to create this illusion is incredible – so throw away the razor and let the magic happen.
#19: Textured Spikes
To give your spikes lots of volume and texture, get some strong-hold matte pomade. It’ll work wonders when applied to damp hair – and will help the hair stay in place for hours. You can always use a small amount to touch up your hairdo during the day if you need to.
#20: Lots of Volume
Woah! You may get annoyed if you happen to sit behind this guy at a play or a gig, but we sure envy his hair. Achieve lots of volume by using some mousse on damp hair and blow-drying it upwards. Finish up with some hairspray – and you’ll be the star of the night!
Credit: @barber_djirlauw .