Have you ever attempted a hairstyle as seen on a celeb, only to be disappointed with the end results? Whether you know it or not, your face shape would have had something to do with it. The texture of your hair would have been a likely factor as well. It’s why we suggest choosing cuts and shades that suit your hair type, skin tone and face shape. For those with a round face, it can be tough to pick the right styles… until now. From embracing mulberry coloured hair to adding a fringe and even saying no to layers, Hollywood often teaches us how to approach more rounded face shapes.
Before we get started, it’s important to discuss why this shape is tricky to begin with. For starters, those with a round face usually want to hide or reduce the appearance of their cheeks. We’re not quite sure why though, seeing as a fuller face creates a more youthful appearance. As a result of this preference, the styles that tend to suit this shape are those that are straight and sleek. Be warned, this doesn’t include looks that appear flat or stuck to your face. This won’t do you any justice at all.
Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few hair lessons we’ve learned from Hollywood regarding a round face shape.
Try new shades.
We must admit, this one isn’t only for those with a rounded face. It’s for anyone who wants to change up their look and enhance their face shape. An interesting colour can add new dimensions to your facial features. Take this mulberry coloured hair for example. Lana Del Rey makes her eyes pop with an interesting shade that turns heads. Plus, how many people have mulberry red hair right now? You’ll really set the trend. Do take your skin tone and eye colour into account. Don’t be afraid to be different!
Give short hair the boot.
A cropped hairstyle can make your face appear even rounder. This means that you should avoid jaw or chin-length cuts, particularly those that have rounded edges. The style you choose should always aim to lengthen your face. This is a sure way to flatter your face shape and leave you feeling confident at all times.
Love That Lob.
As we’ve already mentioned, shorter cuts like the traditional bob aren’t great for rounded faces. If you’d like to go a little shorter, a mid-length crop could work. Why not try a straight-cut lob? The longer cousin of the bob is a great way to slim down your face and make it appear longer. Just ask Isla Fisher, she loves hers.
Get a fringe.
Adding a fringe can help elongate a round face, provided they are cut straight across your forehead. If you’d like to add bangs to your hairstyle, we suggest going for a side swept fringe to bring some new dimensions to your face. These angles will make your facial features appear sharper, creating the illusion of thinness. Selena Gomez already rocks this look and we absolutely love it.
Reconsider those layers.
Yes, you heard right. Long, layered hair isn’t ideal for rounder face shapes so always opt for a straight cut. In this image of Emma Stone, we can see how a mid-length, straight cut does wonders for her facial features, making her neck look longer and almost swan-like.
Your perfect shade is right here…
At Renew, we’ve developed a range of colours to suit every preference. Thanks to our Milk and Aloe Protein conditioner, you can colour your hair at home without the worry of damage. You’re only one shade away from an amazing hairstyle. So why not take the plunge by viewing our products and sharing your story with us on our Social pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.