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 a few less 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.
How to Determine Your Face Shape?
If you’re unsure what face shape you have, check this article which provides a thorough method of determining your face shape. Generally, a round face has soft features instead of prominent angles.
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.
Make the most of a round face
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.