#1 Wispy side bangs
If you have shorter, looser curls like Julia, thin side bangs with some volume on top look absolutely stunning. Pro tip: Use extra hairspray to keep your cut and style in place.
#2 Flipped out bob with bangs
Amy’s flipped out bob gives the hair so much texture and volume. This works so well for straighter, shorter hair types.
#3 Wavy or curly bangs
“If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, maybe it’s time to try wavy or curly bangs,” says Hawkins. “This low-maintenance style is so cool, so effortless, and it can give you a whole new vibe! Just make sure to trim your curly or wavy hair as it dries to keep it from shrinking!”
#4 Short piecey bangs
This long almost shaggy cut with layers and bangs really works for me. The short, choppy bangs are also a nice touch and look great on rounder face shapes.
#5 Side swept bangs
If short bangs aren’t really your thing, opt for longer side-swept bangs or pieces that frame the face. Celebrity stylist Jamie Wiley is a fan. “A great opportunity [for round face shapes] is a full fringe,” she says. “Creating length and texture balances roundness, so longer bangs and longer layers work best.”
#6 Blunt piecey bangs
Blunt, chunky bangs à la Rihanna are always in style. I love how they balance out her face shape with a cut that hits just below the chin. It’s the perfect length for youthful looking faces.
#7 Classic cut bangs
Even though Sydney has more of an oval face shape, I still think this particular style would look great on rounder face shapes as well. The longer, face-framing layers and classic-cut bangs are so universally flattering. To tame flyaways, try a smoothing pomade like R+Co’s Dart.
#8 Short hair with bangs
Wiley also thinks adding height and volume at the roots is a great idea when styling short hair with bangs. “If you’re wearing a cropped style, think about the height, not the width, when you’re styling it. Cutting above or below the jawline is ideal as it balances out the curve [of your face]. Cutting right at the jawline will draw attention to it. So up or down is key and adding waves or curls for added texture.”
#9 Mussed Bangs and Layers
Polko also stresses the importance of an important styling hack. “Layering is super important for a round face shape, especially longer layers to create the illusion of a more oval face.”
I love Emmanuelle’s tousled bangs and layers here. They look so effortlessly chic.
#10 Wispy curtain bangs
Wispy curtain bangs are also another great look for round face shapes, but according to Hawkins, they can be a little more high-maintenance. “They tend to get oily quicker,” he says. Spritz dry shampoo like the SexyHair Laundry Day Dry Shampoo ($21) onto a brush, then brush your bangs to soak up oils and give your bangs a much-needed lift! A slightly longer curtain bang is also a nice, low-maintenance change.”
#11 Baby bangs
And what about baby bangs? I’m here to fully embrace round face shapes. It’s cute and just adds a touch of uniqueness without the need to go for blunt or curtain bangs.
#12 Micro bangs
I admit that a pixie cut with micro bangs is bold. However, with the right stylist, you can conjure up a rounder face shape.
#13 Long blunt bangs
Long blunt bangs with a few longer pieces on the side really frame a round face. They also wear perfectly with a classic high bun.
#14 Bouncy curly bangs
Shorter layers with bouncy curly bangs look so cute. Curls already have a lot of natural volume, so this cut looks especially good with a headband.
#15 Textured Bangs
“I love textured bangs for a round face,” says celebrity stylist Jennifer Korab. “Texture is important for distributing the roundness and length as it lays well over the eye area, which can elongate the face rather than widen it.” Have a texturizing product on hand to ensure it stays in place remain.