Dos and Don’ts: Hairstyles for a Round Face
A Good Hair Stylist is a Must For Curly Haired Girls With a Round Face
Elsa asks this question;
I’m young and have a round face shape, but my hair is curly and as I study medicine, I do not have time to straighten it up all the time, so what hairstyles for a round face would you recommend?
Women with a round face should be diligent about finding a talented hairdresser, one who knows their craft well when it comes to face shapes and hair types. I would venture to say that more than half the women with curly hair and a round face have had what they would call a, ‘haircut from hell,’ more than once in their lifetime.
So when this question came in from Elsa, I know she knows she has fewer hairstyles to choose from that will fit her round face, curly hair type and her lifestyle issue of needing a quick and easy hairstyle. If you are thinking short hair, I like this hairstyle that Meg Ryan (Yes, I know that Meg Ryan does not have a round face) is wearing for Elsa, but I would style it more off-center and shape it a bit tighter to the face at the ears. This layered haircut will make the most of your curls and be quick and easy to style with little shaping involved.
Long curly hairstyles can be quick and easy to style. You can do ponies, half up do’s, twists, buns, scarves, braids, the options are almost endless. The key to wearing long curly hairstyles well is having a good shape with the right layering for your hair type. Most curly hair is thick hair and layering is one way of thinning the hair as well as shaping it. And, it should go without saying, to keep it as healthy as possible. Shampoo less, condition more and use a curl defining product, like TIGI’s Catwalk Curls Rock.
The Dos and Don’ts
So, here is a quick rundown of my suggestions of ‘what NOT to wear’ for curly round face hairstyles.
Stay away from:
- Short, medium or long hair with a rounded silhouette
- Big hair
- Full bangs
- Chin line, one length bob hairstyles
- Layered haircuts
- Short hairstyles with height at the crown and closer cut at the sides
- Short hairstyles with a distinctive shape like, asymmetrical or diamond shape
- Off center parts or zig-zag partings
- Long hair with layers for shape, not fullness
- Shag type hairstyles
For more hairstyles that might make your face look thinner check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Round Face Board.
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