Hairstyles for round faces just don't seem like such hard work once you've seen these celebrity styles. Take it away, ladies...
Finding the perfect hairstyles for round face shapes can be tricky, so to help you get inspired and find the right haircut for you, we’ve found the most stylish hairstyles for round faces (courtesy of the A-List) to provide you with a little hairspiration and prove that there are plenty of perfect hairstyles for round faces, from long hairstyles to short hairstyles and poker-straight to wavy.
If it’s a lengthy and layered look that you’re after, Mila Kunis is a great place to start for inspiration. The actress’ simple wavy ‘do would suit those with longer locks looking for a low-maintenance style that can be achieved with minimal effort.
Those of you with mid-length locks should look to red carpet pros, like Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Emma Stone. Often snapped wearing her blonde curls long and loose on the red carpet, Kate Upton’s signature style helps to elongate her face shape and by putting body through the roots and at the tip, keeps it soft-yet-sleek for everyday.
Former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr is another of our go-to girls when it comes to sourcing great hairstyles for round faces. Switching her look up over years between glossy, off-centre parted beachy waves, a blunt cut bob or even an ornate updo, we loved one of her most recent looks to when she rocked a slick centre-parted low bun for a high impact hairstyle to go alongside her statement dress. Kate Bosworth, meanwhile, is another who most certainly knows how to nail those off-duty and relaxed festival-inspired hairstyles.
Cameron Diaz suits short choppy hair better than most and totally works her beach-babe look like a pro. Although it’s been some time since Cam donned this ‘do, it still has to be one of our favourite hairstyles for round faces for the summer months.
So whether it’s a new cut, perhaps a change of colour or some simple styling tips to transform your ‘do to highlight your most fabulous features – we’ve got it covered. And if we’ve learnt anything from these celebs, it’s that no style is off-limits.
Keep reading to see which other famous faces feature in our edit of the best hairstyles for round faces.
Miranda Kerr is the master of rocking on-trend-yet-oh-so-glossy-and-timeless hairstyles and as the poster girl for those with round faces, this centre-parted bedhead style is perfect for everyday.
Cara Delevingne’s beautiful long model locks worn in a severe centre parting work to perfectly frame those infamous features. Try to avoid wearing the hair tucked behind the ears, wear your hair forward, loosely tong the ends and use the fingers to create a toussled, bedhead look. Finish with a spritz of sea salt spray and you’re good to go.
Kate Upton opts for big and bouncy curls worn long and loose to elongate her face shape. She puts body at the tips, drawing attention away from the jawline.
Kate Bosworth is our hair hero. No matter what she does, it’s always a hit with Marie Claire. In this ‘do the strands at the front are kept long to hide some of the width in her face and also draw out her face shape, leaving them whispy, without any definite lines or shapes.
Kirsten Dunst wears her sleek blonde hair in a chic side parting, all worn pulled to one side, cleverly flashing her side profile to emphasize her jaw line. Try a side plait or pin your hair loosely at the back for a cool evening look.
Kate Mara is another fan of the centre parting, confirming that this really is a winning formula for adding definition to a super-soft face shape. We love Kate’s ombre hue, adding warmth to her porcelain skin tone, and is that a bit of subtle backcombing we spot too?
Cameron Diaz has long been a fan of the centre parting, and so she should as it is a little-known trick of creating definition for round face shapes. The mid-length (we’re calling this the Lob) is also ideal for lengthening the neck and adding volume and thickness to fine or lacklustre locks.
We love a bob, and we love Emma Stone’s modern version of this classic cut. The fringe sits delicately above her eyes creating a super-sultry look, while the freshly chopped layers accentuate her jawline.
Kate Moss’ tousled bed head is a good style for a round face as the volume and texture elongates it. Instead of a fringe or layering, hair falling round the face can lengthen it – a style which other face shapes don’t suit so well.
Short hairstyles for round faces are best demonstrated by crop convert Jennifer Lawrence. Her new ‘do works well for her face shape, creating a long and textured look on top to elongate her face.
Michelle Williams is an expert when it comes to dressing her round face shape. We loved the pixie crop but we also adore this long fringe grown up hairstyle. She sweeps it to one side from the top corner down to one ear to create more length in her face.
We’re loving Taylor Schilling’s low-key updo, mostly as we reckon this really is one look we can recreate ourselves. The subtle blonde highlights and side parting create a delicate, pretty look that actually enhances taylor’s skintone rather than distracts from it, and the added volume, we’re guessing thanks to a bit of backcombing, adds length to her face shape, creating a more distinct oval face shape.
Maggie Gyllenhaal has just the haircut for round faces. Her crop has got a retro mod look about it that makes it effortlessly cool. Maggie can wear any ensemble and make it look chic with this curly pixie crop. Bravo.
Mila Kunis tends to stay faithful to her long hairstyles. If you’re blessed with flowing tresses like this girl, it’s a very well-balanced style for you because it elongates the face.
Imogen Poots sure knows how to style her locks for her gorgeous face. She’s a keen curly hairstyle devotee, and she has reason to be, as it perfectly complements her wider, high cheekbones.
Adele is famed for wearing a lot of height in her hair. For this girl’s hair, it’s the bigger the better. She creates different shapes with her hair on top but always keeps a long fringe hanging in front of the width of her hair.
Kelly Osbourne is famed for glorious round face shape and gorgeous wide smile. Her up-do is the perfect way to show it off. She’s created assymetrical features of the hairstyle to draw attention to the style as a whole.
Ginnifer Goodwin dresses her round face with beautiful hairstyles, perfectly complimenting her round face. This pixie crop was a bold move, but what a good one. Notice how Ginnifer always keep a little hair in front of her ears to give her cheekbones definition.
Drew Barrymore draws attention to her cheekbones and upper half of her face instead of her chin with her waved bangs. Create bigger curls at the bottom of your hair to attract attention to a lower point in your face.
Aishwarya Bachchan wears curls by her cheekbones to accentuate the structure, and the flowing side-fringe makes her forehead look narrower.
Cameron Diaz always dresses her round face to reach its potential. There’s no hiding it with this girl. Short, bobbed styles are great for proud round faced girls because it widens your smile right out.
Christina Ricci’s halo braid perfectly shows off her round face by mirroring the shape of her face and drawing attention upwards to the cheekbone structure.
Charlize Theron shaved her hair for a recent role in Mad Max. She said it was the most ‘free’ thing she’d done and would recommend it to anyone. This girl is certainly not held back by the shape of her face, she loves it and shows it off.
Amy Adams knows a centre parting is good for splitting the face in half and giving it more length down the middle by changing the focal point.
Kirsten Dunst has stuck to the same styles ever since her teen movie days. She’s remained faithful to a medium length which is a perfect cut for a round faced girl.
Kelly Clarkson’s bob is a so flattering because it echoes the shape of the face, perfectly framing those cherub cheeks.
Renee Zellweger remains faithful to a cropped style. With a blunt cut across the bottom, Renee adds a little line to her style as oposed to it being all softness and curves in her face shape.
Hayden Panettierre keeps the front of her hair loose to do all of the face shaping for her. We’re not suggesting that you cover you face shape, but light strands like Hayden’s give it a more cheekbone definition.
Fergie adds texture and layers to her hair to give definition to her face shape.
Selena Gomez’s angelic face is suited to glossy and textured styles alike, but this messy one gives her cherub cheeks a bit of an edge. Try this mussed up side plait to elongate the face, with sections left loose at the side to soften the face shape.
For an uber-glam look, why not take inspiration from Cara Delevingne and go for plenty of volume, big bouncy curls, a Marilyn-style sweep-over all secured with a bling hair clip. If Cara can pull off this super-sexy look, we’re pretty sure we can too.
Heavy bangs are a great way to balance out a round face. Emma Stone embraces the curve of her circle face with this tucked-under bob and heavy-set fringe.