20+ Selected Haircuts for Guys With Round Faces
It's easier than you might think to find amazing haircuts for guys with round faces
Of all the face shapes, the round shape might be one of the hardest to work with. It’s not a bad face shape by any means, but guys with round faces have fewer styles to choose (as opposed to guys with oval or square faces).
However, it’s easier than you might think to find amazing haircuts for guys with round faces. But first, you need to determine if you have a round face, and if you do, there are some key stylistic points to understand.
If you have a round face, you’ll want to avoid certain stylistic elements while embracing others. The key is to add volume while avoiding bulk. Adding volume will add more dimension to your face and give it more angles to work with.
Avoid center parts and long hair that goes toward the temples, as these elements add width to the face. You’ll also want to avoid buzz cuts since they add more roundness to your head. And if you like long hair, don’t go too long, since long hair will also add width.
The idea is that the hair is shorter on the sides and longer on top. The hair on top should have good volume to it and be styled upward. Counterintuitively, undercuts don’t always work with round faces. They can actually accent the roundness, so we recommend not choosing an undercut.
It’s easy to find stylish haircuts for a round face once you know what to look for. These haircuts for guys with round faces are a guide to inspire you and lead you to a style you love. Try mixing and matching some of the styles, like a pompadour with an asymmetrical side part.
When in doubt, ask for extra length on top and short sides. You can modify it and style it in any way you like. And as always, be sure to take pictures to your barber or stylist to get the most accurate cut possible.
For more ideas on how to add angles and dimension to your face check our gallery below:
High Volume Haircut
It’s all in the name! If the vertical haircut isn’t your cup of tea, you might enjoy the high volume haircut. Like the vertical haircut, this style can also be applied to other haircuts, so try out different combinations.
How to Cut – This is another hairstyle that’s not totally dependent on the type of haircut you get. Since you’re going for volume, you’ll want at least 3 inches of hair, but the longer your hair is, the more potential volume you’ll have. How to Style – There are a few hair tricks you can use to get the most volume possible.
Styling with a blow dryer is a surefire way to get more volume out of your hair. Blow-dry your hair in an upward direction after you’ve applied the product.
Remember, your hair should be slightly damp, as this will help your hair move around more easily. Another way to get volume is by creating texture in your hair. Tousle your hair before you blow-dry it to get extra mileage out of your hair.
An asymmetrical style will add dimension and depth to your hair while also creating a strong point of visual interest. There are plenty of asymmetrical cuts and styles to choose from. It’s important to apply the concept of asymmetry to the side part referenced above.
By parting your hair an inch or two off center (to either side), you’ll de-emphasize the roundness of your face. Short sides also help with this (but we recommend symmetrical sides). How to Cut – You have a lot of options for asymmetrical styles. Some are wild and stylish while others are more subdued and classy.
Usually, the sides and back are cut normally, while the top is cut asymmetrically. It’s important to work with a good stylist and provide pictures of the style you’re after. Since asymmetrical haircuts tend to be more trending hairstyles, we recommend you visit a good men’s hairstylist (not a traditional barber).
How to Style – Depending on the intensity of your chosen asymmetrical haircut, you’ll need different types of hair products. If you go with a more toned-down style, pomade or gel with a medium hold should work well.
For more extreme styles, you’ll need to look into other products, such as styling creams, waxes, and pastes. These will allow you to retain a lively style while not losing the finer details.
If you’re looking for an edgy way to add volume but don’t like the faux hawk style, try adding some spikes to your hair. It’s an attention-grabbing style, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
When spiking your hair, you can define the spikes however you’d like. This can result in tall spikes or more messy, tousled spikes. How to Cut – Like the faux hawk, a spiky style doesn’t demand any specific haircut. The most important factor is the length.
If you want more dramatic, standout spikes, you’ll want a longer haircut. If you want more subtle spikes, go for a shorter cut. Many haircuts can be spiked well, so you can get something like a side part and then spike it.
How to Style – The styling process is crucial. You’ll want a hair product with a firm hold; for most guys, a medium pomade will do the trick. This works best with straight (or straightened) hair.
Apply product to your hair and distribute it by either running your fingers through your hair or using a comb. Then, create the spikes. For shorter spikes, simply grab a small portion of your hair and style it upward.
For longer spikes, you’ll need to approach your hair in sections, tying up your hair with ties or clips. Work on one section at a time, starting from the root and styling upward.
The pompadour’s slicked-back style makes it one of the trendiest haircuts for guys with round faces. Tall pompadours are especially ideal because they add a ton of volume to your hair.
Shorter pompadours can also work if you have haircut restrictions (for example, in a workplace) or if you simply like the shorter style.