The Best Haircuts for Women With Round Faces & Thin Hair

Minimize your face's fullness while you maximize your hair's volume.

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You want to minimize your face's roundness, so which hairstyle should you choose when your hair is thin and fine? You may be surprised to find out that length isn't an issue -- you can wear your hair in just about any length and get flattering results. It's the cut and style that will showcase your face to best effect. No matter which hairstyle you choose, appreciate your face's round shape because it gives you a naturally youthful appearance.

Short

Round-faced ladies can go short with their hair, but when you opt for short locks, they need to be super short. Wear styles that are closely tapered on the sides and longer on top. They showcase your cheekbones and add inches to the top of your head, which lengthens your face. Avoid a pixie-cut with face-framing bangs; instead, cut in choppy top layers that you can muss with ease. Layers also add body to fine hair, so your face's roundness will be downplayed at the same time your hair appears fuller.

Medium

If short hair doesn't suit you, wear your hair in a medium-length bob, but avoid a blunt cut that hits right at your jawline. This straight, one-length style isn't flattering to round faces. Instead, choose a deconstructed cut that angles away from your face and features slightly shaggy layers. The best length hits the shoulders and the best silhouette has choppy, jagged edges that don't curve under your face. You'll create more volume in thin hair with layers as well.

Long

You're the long hair type, but worry that this length won't flatter your round face. Get the right cut on longer lengths and you have nothing to worry about. Wear your long hair well past your shoulders and save the layers for the ends of your hair. Cutting in layers higher than this may cause your tresses to flare out around your jawline, where they'll widen your face. Layers should be subtle and begin a few inches below your cheekbones for the most flattering effect.

Products and Styling

The best haircuts for round faces add volume naturally, but you can create even more fullness by using the right products. Use volumizing shampoos and conditioners every day or every other day. Follow up with mousses or gels designed to increase volume. Blow dry hair while bending over and direct the flow of air through it with your fingers, lifting your tresses from the scalp as you work. Use a round brush as you dry long hair to direct layers and add volume.

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