Round Face Haircut for Men
The round face shape is notorious for being difficult to work with. There is nothing wrong with this face shape by any means. But, there is a more limited choice of visually appealing hairstyles for this face shape. Today we are going to explore some of those options. So you have some great pointers that will help you make smart choices when choosing a haircut.
There are two most important things to consider when choosing a hairstyle for a round face shape. They are natural texture and hair density. Having extra curly or stick straight hair changes what options are reasonable. Also, how much hair you have per square inch will help you make a more informed choice to some degree. Higher density hair may need a bit more styling. A lower density hair may need a different selection in length.
Think about enhancing your hair vertically. Enough volume to the top with lesser bulk to the sides creates an optical illusion that will work in your favor. You can use an excellent spray powder on the roots to create volume and hold. Shorter on the sides and longer on top tend to be safe bets with a round face shape.
If you are into longer hair we will present an option that may work for you as well.
Keep away from center parts and traditional buzz cuts. Side parts and a modified buzz cut with a low skin fade can add some angles and dimensions to your face.
If you have not considered growing facial hair, now might be the time to take it in for review. Consider a strong beard with significant length at the chin. A clean taper towards your temple works best too. This will support the impression of more angles in your facial structure.
The Classic Side Part
This style fits almost any setting and personal style. It works quite well with a more round face shape. A little prowess in the styling department and the right styling products is all that it takes. You can add height to your face shape drawing out the round and making it appear more oval. This timeless cut can be styled into a wide array of looks, also making it the most versatile on our list. The side part will require a bit of time to get the volume you may be looking for. Depending on texture and density, it might need a blowdryer. But with so many style options the pros far outweigh the cons for this haircut.
The quiff is a brilliant choice for a more rounded face shape because it is all about height on top. In this haircut the sides and back are shorn close, typically either a mid or high fade, the top is left at least 3” long. Use a blowdryer and a hair product that matches your hair type to lift the hair on the front up and away from your face. Hold it in place with a strong hold wax such as Da Wax or pomade for a softer look. This hairstyle is best suited for straight to mildly wavy hair with medium to high density. Be extra sure to choose products you trust with this cut. They can spell the difference between looking great all day or just the first half of the day.
Long Luscious Locks
Long hair can be a great option for individuals with a round face if they are careful about the length. You do not want any hair to draw attention to the cheekbones or the chin area. This will accentuate the lack of angles present. So my advice is to grow the hair at least to the mid-neck but longer is better. The longer your hair gets the stronger the illusion of an oval face shape. Furthermore, rethink adding a fringe or layers around the front. Both are likely to add to the roundness of your face shape as opposed to covering it up. You can pull it up into the ever loveable man-bun. Just be careful to do so a bit higher adding the needed vertical height to offset the natural roundness.
The Faux Hawk
The faux hawk has come so far since its introduction in the early aughts. This hairstyle works for many face shapes and many textures and densities. It's almost as versatile as the classic side part we mentioned earlier but with an edgy twist. It's a great option for gentlemen with a round face shape because it gives length on top. building vertical height. It diminishes some of the natural roundness in the cheekbone area as well. Consider these 2 ways of styling:
Clean and neat with either a side part or slicked back for a more professional look or
Up and textured giving it the typical spiky faux hawk silhouette.
The length is entirely up to you. But I suggest a fade on the sides and back to achieve the more oval illusion. If you leave more than 3” of length on top you will have more versatility in styling. Still, this needs a little more work on your part.
For a true faux hawk appearance, you will need to keep a strong hold foundation product on hand. Think about serum or gel, preferably with heat protectant abilities. A smoothing iron will help you get your locks pointed up high all day. And, a finishing product like a hair spray will keep everything in place from sun up to sundown. All in all, the round face shape is not difficult to work with, you just have to put some extra thought into it. Take the time to find what works for you and your lifestyle. There is an abundance of options to keep you looking and feeling awesome! Give us a shout if you tried out one of these styles and what you thought about it!