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Styles to Flatter Your Round Face Shape

round face shape male

round face shape female

Your face is almost as wide as it is long and has a full round jaw-line. You probably also have a round hairline.

Your main style aims are...

...To create the illusion of a longer, slimmer face.

Hairstyles for Your Round Face Shape

Go for...
  • Styles that add height to the top of the head

  • Hair off the face, but close to the head

  • Center or long diagonal parting

  • Short to long hair

  • Layers

  • Styles that end just below the chin, or with layers ending below your chin

  • Gently waves

  • Wispy ends

  • Styles that add width

  • Round styles

  • Straight bangs (fringe)

  • Very short hair

  • Very curly hair

  • Very straight hair

Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Your best styles have the following characteristics...

  • Frames wider than high to make your face appear longer

  • Frames no wider than the width of your face

  • Frames with angles rather than curves


Make your face appear longer by choosing hats with...
  • An irregular brim

  • A prominent crown

  • Vertical design features such as feathers

Makeup Tips

Make your face appear narrower and add more definition by...
  • Applying a darker shade of foundation in an arc on either side of your forehead

  • Applying a darker shade of foundation on either side of your jaw, blending up to the tip of your ear

  • Apply blush just under the apple (ball) of your cheeks and extend to your temples


Wear earrings longer than they are wide, for example rectangle drops look good on you.

The Finishing Touch

accessorizing the finishing touch

I know many of you need help with accessorizing...

  • Where to start?
  • What to choose?
  • How much is too much?

This is the ebook I now recommend to all my clients to answer these questions and more. See my review of The Finishing Touch ebook to find out why.

Examples of a Round Shaped Face

Celebrities with Round Shaped Face

These famous people have this face shape...

  • Kirsten Dunst, Pauline Quirk

  • Paul Merton

More Examples of Round Shape Face

I'll put links here to readers with this face shape

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