Found: 14 of the Best Hairstyles for Round Faces

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Choosing a new hairstyle is already a tough decision, but when you factor in finding one that will flatter your face shape, it gets even trickier. Well, round-faced ladies, you're in luck. (How can you tell if you have a round face? The width of your face is the same as its length. We've also got a handy little face shape guide.)

We don't want you to rule out certain styles that will look absolutely stunning on your face shape, but sometimes it takes seeing the style on someone else with a similar face shape as yours to convince you—so we've got you. From short to long (and even some with bangs), these are the best hairstyles for round faces that are sure to give you some serious inspo for your next haircut. Always consider hair texture before deciding on a cut for yourself though, because your curly hairstyle won't look exactly the same in a style as a celebrity's naturally straight hair. Keep reading to see 14 celeb-approved haircuts for round faces.

Long Layers

Gigi Hadid
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Gigi Hadid's long layers and middle part lengthen the appearance of her face.

Textured Lob

Gabrielle Union
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Gabrielle Union's lob has textured ends that fall on her shoulders, drawing attention to her jawline. The middle part also helps elongate her face, which is why middle parts are common on round face shapes.

Loose Waves

Miranda Kerr
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More proof that middle parts are flattering on round faces? Miranda Kerr. Loose waves and face-framing highlights also give the illusion of a longer face.

Side-Swept Bangs

Janelle Monáe
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Side-swept bangs and piece-y texture add an edge to Janelle Monáe's pixie cut.

Side Part

Kate Bosworth
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Another way to wear long layers: Kate Bosworth's side part and lightly curled ends.

Layered Lob

Mindy Kaling
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The lob (or long bob, for the uninitiated) is insanely flattering, no matter your face shape. Mindy Kaling's version works especially well on round faces; subtle layers allow movement without closing in her face.

Medium-Length Layers

Cameron Diaz
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A long, layered style like Cameron Diaz's draws attention away from fuller cheeks and creates a more sculpted jawline.

Off-Center Part

Cara Delevingne
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A slightly off-center part and face-framing layers balance Cara Delevingne's face.

The Perfect Shag

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift's airy bangs hit just above her brows, drawing attention to her eyes. Other soft layers keep her style from looking too blunt.

Cheekbone-Length Layers

Kerry Washington
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Layers that hit just at or below the cheekbones, as seen on Kerry Washington, work like contouring (and they're much less messy than breaking out your bronzer).

Asymmetrical Pixie

Michelle Williams
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An asymmetrical style with a mixture of lengths brings sharpness and contour to rounder faces. Michelle Williams's style is closely cropped on one side; long, side-swept bangs transition to longer pieces on the other.

Parted Bangs

Kirsten Dunst
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Kirsten Dunst's new bangs are soft and eyelash-skimming. The slight part in the middle keeps them from being too heavy for a round face.

Slick Bob

Jourdan Dunn
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We've already established that a bob is an infinitely flattering style; the addition of layers and a soft part pushed off to the side makes the face appear slimmer.

Piecey Bangs

Christina Ricci
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Christina Ricci goes for lovely angular styles, and the piece-y texture here makes her huge eyes and round face look great. However, the heavy bangs are the star of the show.

FYI: Searches for this unexpected hair color combination are up 216% on Pinterest.

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