Short Spiked Hairstyles for a Round Face

Singer Pink, seen here arriving at the EMA & E! Golden Green After Party, knows how to wear a short spiked 'do well.

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A short spiked hairstyle is one that makes a statement, but it's easy to achieve and lasts all day long. It works particularly well on a rounder face, as it draws the attention upward, elongating your face. With just a bit of product and a couple of minutes of your time, you can achieve a chic spiked 'do a la Pink, Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams, and other of your favorite style icons with a round face who know how to rock a short spiked style well.

Pixie Cut

A softly spiked pixie cut is a popular style, as shown on some of the hottest celebs like Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan. This style is pretty much wash and wear, so it doesn't take a lot of time, and it subtly elongates your round face, making it look slimmer and longer. On damp hair, work a bit of pomade with your hands through the top, back and sides of your hair, then pull up random pieces on top to get a softly spiked style.

Spiked Front

To get just the front spiked, use a bit of hair pomade or wax, blend it up in your hands and use your fingertips to pull the hair at the front straight up. You can stick with just spiking the front section or spike it all the way to the center of your head, depending on the look you want to achieve. This style works well on even the roundest faces, creating the illusion of a longer face.

Spiked Back

To create spiked hair at the back of your head and create the illusion of a longer, narrower face, tease around the roots of the back hair first to get added lift. This helps your spiked style stay in all day long. Then work a bit of styling product like a mousse or gel through the hair and spike the hair up with your fingertips.


For a full-on mohawk style, in which your hair is spiked down the middle from the front of your head to the back -- or a "faux-hawk," which refers to styled mohawks on hair that is longer, without closely cropped sides as an authentic mohawk has -- work hair wax or glue into the top section of your hair. Use your hands to spike large sections of hair up in a section of hair about 3 inches wide from your front hairline to the nape of your neck. This fun hairstyle draws the attention upward, elongating your round face to make it look longer and slimmer. Mist over it with some hair spray once you're done, to set your style and make it last.

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