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Color and Haircuts for Round Faces: Dos and Don’ts

Did you know that 61% of Americans feel like their image is stuck in a rut?

The same study found that 64% of Americans are even bored with their appearance. The culprit of this boredom is something that tends to stay the same year after year—our hair.

Over half of those polled say that their hair is responsible for their style rut. 

So, if you’re in the mood to freshen up your look, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re discussing hair color and haircuts for round faces. Round faces are those where the width matches the length (sometimes accompanied by fuller cheeks, too).

Keep reading if that’s you!

The Dos of Haircuts for Round Faces

Most individuals with round faces benefit from haircuts and styles that reduce the appearance of roundness or fullness. Certain looks—like chin-length bobs—draw attention to fuller faces, whereas voluminous pixie cuts can elongate and thin out the face.

When it comes to haircuts, consider the following:

Do enjoy bangs for round faces, but make them more side-swept than blunt. 

Do let your hair grow out! The longer your hair is, the more flattering it is for your face shape. To style, ask your stylist for some face-framing layers, and when you’re at home, consider beachy waves.

Do consider a pixie cut with lots of volume on top. The angled look of this cut—complete with its shorter sides—gives your face more edge. Make the top a bit longer to add some volume, which can give the appearance of a longer face.

When it comes to hair color, you’ve got lots of options. Both light and dark colors can flatter a rounder face. Still, do know that the darker your hair is, the less obvious face shape is—so maybe try deeper hues first to see if that style tip works for you.

The Don’ts of Haircuts for Round Faces

Now that you know what the best haircut for a round face is, let’s discuss the don’ts.

Don’t opt for blunt bangs, which can exaggerate the fullness of your cheeks.

In fact, don’t go for anything too blunt, such as that chin-length bob we mentioned earlier. A blunt bob has the same effect as blunt bangs—making your face appear even rounder.

Don’t center-part your hair if you can help it! Since the part goes down the middle, it only highlights the fullness on each side. Instead, try side-swept looks.

Tight curls are a big don’t for round faces as they make your face look wider. Large, loose curls are more flattering! They naturally slim your face down.

When it comes to hair color for round faces, the only don’t we have is to not be afraid of trying new things. Own your face shape; try any color you love. If you don’t like it, that’s what your hairstylist is there to help you with.

These Beauty Tips Make the Cut

Round faces are adorable.

Using these guidelines, you can highlight your cute, full cheeks in a way that’s flattering as can be!

As always, remember to ask your hairstylist if you have any questions regarding your face shape and complementary styles, cuts, and colors. At Gibson Hair + Makeup, a premier hair salon in Charleston, we’re equipped with the tools and knowledge to make you love what you see when you look in the mirror.

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