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50 Haircuts for Guys With Round Faces

It's easier than you might think to find amazing haircuts for guys with round faces

written by Danny Puopolo

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 from (as opposed to men with oval or square faces).

However, it’s easier than you might think to find a fantastic haircut for you. First, you need to determine if you have a round face, and if you do, there are some vital 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. This guide is provided 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:


What hairstyle is best for a chubby face men?

The best hairstyle for chubby-faced men is one that has cleanly shaved sides and a long top. Not only will this give the illusion of an elongated face, but is quite edgy too.

Are fades good for round faces?

Yes, fades are definitely good for round faces. As aforementioned, sides that are shaved or kept short, will give the illusion of a longer face, especially when paired with a long top. There is no particular hairstyle for the long top, it could be a pompadour, mohawk, or even a thick, curly one – it will complete the look.


Check the video below for some helpful advice on choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape:

Danny Puopolo is an expert that works at Rakis, a professional hairdressing salon in Melbourne. His work has been featured in a variety of publications such as OK Magazine, Vogue, and INSTYLE. He has also managed classes for Shu Uemura Australia and Loreal Professional.