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7 haircuts to suit round faces

So you think you have a round face, and want to find a haircut to flatter your beautiful curved features? First things first, you need to be sure about your face shape. Check out the list below to assess whether you have a round-shaped face, followed by a list of the best haircuts for round faces, plus some of our favo

So - have you got a round-shaped face?

There are many face shapes like heart, round, oval, long, square and diamond. Not everyone fits neatly into one box, so it's perfectly possible to have a combination of more than one face shape: round heart, or round oval, for example.

Here are some ways to tell if you have a round face type:

• Your face is widest at the cheekbones.

• Your jaw is rounded.

• Your face is short – you do not have a noticeably high forehead or a long chin.

• Your face is not angular/you do not have sharp cheekbones or jaw line.

Does this sound like your face shape? Read on for the most flattering styles and haircuts, from everyday looks to out-there creations!

Sideswept, straight and long.

When you have a round face shape, the goal is to choose a hairstyle that helps to elongate the appearance of the face. Long hair is one way to do that, as it gives the impression of elongating your silhouette. Sideswept hair also works well because covering one side of your face helps to visually diminish its width.

Long, straight, curtain bangs

Another recommended straight style (long straight hair is great for round faces) features carefully-cut long curtain bangs that taper at the jaw line to balance out your facial proportions.

Layered long bob

If you have a round face shape, it's best to be careful about the layering of your hair. Too short, and the layers will add volume at the sides, making your face look even rounder. If the layers are cut softly on or just under jaw line however, they can help balance the face to perfection.

Long loose waves

Styling your hair in waves, rather than curls, is a great way to thin round-shaped faces. Curls only serve to emphasise the roundness, whereas waves deflect and encourage the eye to travel down the lengths. The glossier your waves, the better, so we recommend finishing your look with a light spritz of .

High messy chignon

The higher-up and bigger your hairstyle, the more your face will appear elongated, which is why a topknot or messy chignon right on the top of your head is the ideal updo that stretches the appearance of your face. For a modern matte finish, apply some dry hair shampoo to the lengths before styling. We love .

Loose side braid

Use the art of distraction to take attention away from round faces. With a loose side braid, the different sections of hair woven around one another lead the eye down the face and neck, distracting from the natural shape of the face. Keep a few strands of hair loose around your face: tight, pulled-back hair will merely emphasise its roundness.

Pimping Pompadour

If you're not shy of a flamboyant 'do, a pompadour hairstyle might be perfect for you. With ultra short, even shaved, sides and a bold mohawk, all the focus is drawn upwards – thinning your face. A pompadour looks its best when the mohawk is bright and colourful, so why not get creative and try the new #Colorfulhair Flash service from L'Oréal Professionnel? A vast range of temporary hair colours that can be combined in almost unlimited ways awaits you.

Now it's time to celebrate your beautifully round face with the most flattering hairstyles. The only challenge is in choosing which one!

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