The Best Bang Styles For A Round Face

Every face shape is beautiful in different ways, including the round face shape. Just think of all the gorgeous celebrities with this face shape, such as Selena Gomez, Cameron Diaz, and Kirsten Dunst. If you think you might have a round face but aren't 100% sure, some indications to look for are wide cheekbones, an evenly wide forehead and jawline, and soft lines rather than sharp angles (via MasterClass). Plus, your face's length is likely on the shorter side — rather than long — if it truly falls under the round category. The good news is that there are many flattering hairstyles for round faces, so you have plenty of options if you have a round face.


"With round face shapes, you need to create interest and angles in the haircut to elongate the face. Longer lengths are more suited to this face shape for that reason too, and it's always better to style it in soft waves, adding body and volume," Dom Seeley, the international creative director for Color Wow, told Vogue. Once you have those long, soft waves, you might want to add bangs to your look, and we know the best bang options for round faces.

Curtain bangs

Anyone with a round face shape should rock the curtain bang trend because these stylish bangs look excellent on round faces. "This would allow the center of the forehead to appear higher, closing off the roundness of the face shape," hairstylist  Michelle Cleveland told Bustle. So, if you want to add more dimension to your round face, curtain bangs will help you. Think of curtain bangs as real-life curtains — these bangs drape over and around your face similar to how curtains frame a window.


If you need more visuals of how these trendy, long bangs look, you should search #curtainbangs on Instagram to see many examples. By doing so, you'll be able to recognize how curtain bangs flatter round faces on blonds, redheads, and brunettes, especially with long, wavy tresses. So, you can't go wrong with using curtain bangs to add more angles to a round face. Another convenient aspect of curtain bangs is that they're relatively easy to manage. According to , curtain bangs aren't a challenge to style, even after some time with them. Although you need to keep up with trims for maintenance after two or two-and-a-half months, curtain bangs aren't as high maintenance as many other bang options. Plus, they're pretty easy to grow out if you ever decide you're over them.


Side bangs

We know what you're thinking, and no, we're not only referring to ultra-emo, severe side-swept bangs with deep parts that look like they jumped out of an early 2000s movie — though there's nothing wrong with that if you like it! Regardless of your style, gentle, fringey bangs swept to one side look beautiful on soft, round faces. "Sideswept fringe is a go-to for a round face. The angle of the bangs creates more length in your face and thus a more oval shape," Jon Reyman, a hairstylist and hair salon founder, told Glamour. Therefore, if you've always wanted a longer face, side bangs can help create the illusion of that extra length you desire.


Anyone looking for advice regarding how to style side bangs should check out a video where a TikTok user uses a flat iron to smooth and twist the bangs outward — rather than just straight down — so the side bangs beautifully sweep to the side and frame her round face. This style isn't too advanced or time-consuming and will make your side bangs look polished and chic.

Micro bangs

This dauntless bang option is a love-it-or-hate-it type of look. The baby bangs trend isn't everyone's cup of tea due to its super short, unapologetically bold style, but it's super fun, and people with round faces can pull it off. "Micro bangs, like the ones Zendaya wore to the 2018 Met Gala, enhance your round face and cheeks," Blake Reed Evans, a hairstylist and salon owner, told Bustle. Plus, people with round faces tend to look best with messier micro bangs with a curved structure or micro fringes, per All Things Hair, so you won't have to worry about spending too much time styling them to look neat and polished each morning. Imperfect micro bangs look good on you, so don't be afraid to roll out of bed and rock a messy yet chic look!


Trendy baby bangs look good with a plethora of hair lengths, too. For instance, they look super daring and edgy with short bob haircuts, but they also look dramatic and eye-catching with long curly locks. Furthermore, the ultra-short bangs look striking with long, straight tresses or even shaggy mid-length haircuts. If you want something extremely bold with a lot of contrast, try rocking a light-blond short fringe while keeping the rest of your hair dark to make a wild, stylish statement.

Ultra-long bangs

On the other hand, bangs with extra length are flattering on round faces, too, especially when you part them to the slide to make your face seem longer (via All Things Hair). Long bangs are sophisticated and stylish for any occasion and are lower maintenance than most other bang styles since you won't have to visit the salon to get them trimmed all the time. Bangs with longer-than-usual lengths are supposed to be — well, long so when they grow, that lengthy appearance will seem intentional.


One stunning celebrity who flaunted super-long bangs was Emily Ratajkowski. Although the model-turned-author has more of a square-shaped face instead of a round face, she's a great example of how ultra-long bangs can look so glamorous. Ratajkowski rocked fringey bangs that went past her eyebrows, even touching her eye area, and she looked striking. Of course, your long or long-ish bangs don't have to be long enough to reach your eyes like Ratajkowski's, but bangs at least going down to your eyebrows are worth exploring.

So, are you going to try long or super short bangs to flatter your round face shape?