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The 6 Best Haircuts For Round Faces

The tricky thing about choosing a flattering haircut is there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits all cut. There’s lots to take into consideration, from your hair type to your face shape to your lifestyle. And the one you choose should also reflect your personal style and attitude. Though that seems like a lot of boxes to check, you can simplify your decision by selecting a haircut that works best for your face shape and going from there.

When it comes to the best haircuts for round faces, specifically, there is a range of styles to pick from. “Women with rounder faces should choose a style that adds dimension and appears to lengthen the face to flatter their natural features,” says Nunzio Saviano, founder of Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York City. Here, he shares the best six haircuts for round faces, plus what to tell your stylist to ensure you get the cut you want.

Best Haircuts for Round Faces

1. Shaggy Cut

“I am a big fan of the shag in its many forms,” Saviano says. “This is a style that gives classic layering and perfectly complements a round face shape. A medium-length, shaggy hairstyle with longer side bangs (that hit at the cheekbone) is the perfect cut. It will offer volume at the crown and height on top to balance out facial features for a more elongated look.” To make sure you and your stylist are on the same page, ask for collarbone length with frame facing layers starting at the cheekbones and crown layers about four inches in length.

2. Short Wavy Shag