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Haircuts To Flatter Your Face Shape: Part II, Round Faces

You may covet your favorite celeb's hairstyle, but if the 'do doesn't fit your face shape, you're likely to be disappointed. Hence, FABSUGAR's four-part series on the haircuts that best flatter your face. Welcome back for our second installment: round faces. (To read last week's advice on heart-shaped faces, click here.)

If you have a full, round face, you share your facial structure with Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The shape is characterized by a round chin and lack of sharp angles. Round faces tend to be wider at the cheeks, with softer shaping along the jawline and forehead. Round faces need balance, which can be achieved with hairstyles that make the face appear longer.

The best styles for your face shape are ones that drape below your jawline and add a little volume on top of the head, like Gwyneth's above. For more coifs most likely to complement your face,

Soft, long layers are also pretty because they the appearance of a longer and slimmer face. The layers also reduce bulk and heaviness from the sides.

Bangs are flattering, but keep them long or side-swept. Go for wispy and tapered ends to de-emphasize the roundness of your face.

Try and stay away from blunt cuts if you have short hair. These only emphasize your round face.

Also, invest in a great boar's hair brush to keep your locks tamed. I suggest the Mason Pearson Handy All Boar Bristle Hair Brush, available here for $146.

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Lau_Rio4 Lau_Rio4 9 years
mmmmmmmm love it!
mletrav mletrav 9 years
Sonya Kashuk just put out a VERY similar brush to the Mason Pierson - it's $14.99 at Target - I just got one and I LOVE it!
SugarPrep SugarPrep 9 years
lol I have a round face too. Thanks!
Pinksophie05 Pinksophie05 10 years
I'm not too sure I have a round face I think I do but I'm not sure. I love the bangs thing like ashlee simpson and Ashley tisdale side swept. But I don't really like my hair in my face I have naturally wavy/thick hair it's about shoulder length. But I'm afraid that I'll get a flop instead of a flip if I get them cut I waited so long for my bangs to grow back out. Does anyone have any advice?
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Yikes that brush is expensive!
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 10 years
I clicked this to see what it said for round faces and the second picture of gwen is my hair funny
caroline_1 caroline_1 10 years
i have that brush and the detangler version too... best investment ever made.
henley0715 henley0715 10 years
Oh cool, I have a round face and.. I just had a hair cut. It's okay, but it's a little shorter than I had. It makes my face look more rounder. I guess I should have left my hair long.
redegg redegg 10 years
I love Gwyneth and all of her haircuts. :)
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
but what if you've got really curly hair?? it jus poofs up at the sides n da ends...
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
I love Gwyneth's hair as well.
lesocialite lesocialite 10 years
gwyneth has great hair.
iluv_thebritish iluv_thebritish 10 years
My face is certainly round. Like Ivanka Trump's, who describes her slender frame and chubby face as "a pumpkin on a stick". That's me all the way. My hair is really thick, too. Will a boar's hair brush work with my hair type? I always get those little frizzies. Ergh!
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Sweet but is that brush really that much wow! ~*Ive got 275 Comments to top! Lets re-do our future/baby name blog!!! *~
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Oooh, thanks Fab! I definitely have a round face. And I'm going in for a cut Friday. I printed out from Rachel Bilson's hair from her Birthday post - with the purple Zac Posen. But, I'll take this in instead.
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