Snip yourself slimmer with this celebrity hairspo for fuller faces
Did you know that the right cut, colour and style can knock pounds off you? Sounds pretty good, right? Well first work out whether you have a round face by studying yourself in a mirror. This face type tends to be wider around the jawline and fuller in the cheeks. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Famous round-faced celebs include model Miranda Kerr, Emma Willis, Michelle Williams and Adele – so far, so gorgeous!
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The simplest way to look more streamlined – aside from wearing black Spanx from head to toe – is to grow your hair longer. The perfect hairstyle for a round face should make your face appear longer and more oval-shaped, which is exactly what chest-length hair does.
Long layers, highlights, side fringes and a bit of texture all serve to break up the width of your face, too. Even updos can make your face look longer – just keep some face-framing pieces around the face to soften.
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Whatever you do avoid blunt fringes and one-length cuts at all cost – they’ll only accentuate the width of your face and make it look rounder.
Need some visual inspiration? Check out our favourite hairstyles to suit round face shapes here…
Think of highlights as the vertical stripes of the hair world. They draw the eye down for an instant slimming effect. Jennifer Aniston is the perfect example with her blend of buttery, face-framing highlights.
Michelle Dockery proves that waves can make you look more slender. If you have a round face you should avoid straight lines at all costs and opt for a face-hugging wave. The kinks cut into the cheeks and draw attention to the eyes.
Emma Willis wears a cute crop with a fringe resting on her cheekbone, which balances out a wider jawline.
Resting on the tops of the cheekbones, the grown-out fringe tapers at either side for a slimming effect, as seen on Kate Beckinsale.
Fine hair fix
If you have fine hair and a round face like Emma Bunton, a side fringe and a blunt choppy cut will make hair look thicker.
With round faces avoid square hairstyles. Take a cue from Alex Jones and wear your hair in a stylish half up do.
Copy Kimberley Walsh with a centre parting and choppy layers, for a super flattering look.
Put lighter ends through dark hair like Keira Knightley, and add soft wispy layers to draw down a wide face.
It’s surprisingly easy to add glamour to your style. Copy Kate Bosworth who has created the perfect party updo with a pretty plait that creates the illusion of a longer face. You need to ensure it starts under your ear and finishes under the other one – just follow your hairline!
Add some height to your ‘do like Frieda Pinto and fake a quiff by styling your fringe backwards to really open up your features – it’s the easiest way to balance out the width of your face and is super flattering too!
If you’re thinking of styling long hair, a centre parting like Fergie’s can sometimes be hard to pull off, especially with a round face. The super length helps to draw the eye downwards.
Accessorize all areas
Michelle Williams really suits a layered heavy side fringe that frames her face perfectly. If you’re growing a crop out, a fun hair accessory can add some interest and detract from roundness.
The texture factor
Georgia May Jagger’s casual look is ideal to copy. Blast some texture spray to hair below your cheekbones for an easy way to create volume through the lengths.
Bit on the side
Isla Fisher’s off-centre parting and long fringe is elegant and sleek. Her smooth, shiny look is easy to recreate, just always remember to leave some strands loose at the front.
The gorgeous Amy Adams gives her look a glam-over with bouncy waves and bluntly cut ends that balance out the width of a round face shape.
Take note from Penelope Cruz and sweep hair into a side ponytail for effortless chic. Drawing attention from your parting creates flattering angles away from the fullness of her face. Add statement jewellery too for extra style points.
A slick approach
Keep things slick like Charlize Theron. Blow-dry hair with a barrel brush to smooth a sweeping fringe and trim a wide forehead. It’s a great look that’s flattering and easy to go from day to night.
Update a traditional look like Miranda Kerr. Layers that fall past chin level can help narrow round faces. Use curling tongs for some extra volume.
Curly hair adds width naturally so style yours like Charlie Brooks by flattening them at the roots. Her multi tonal colour that starts at eye level also works to break up her round face shape rather than adding lots of layers which would just cause the curls to expand sideways.
Get the chop
Short hair can accentuate a round face but by choosing a choppy style with lots of layers that can be brushed forwards over the hairline like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s it stops the style becoming too bowl-like.
The cheek of it!
Proving how fab a side sweeping fringe is for round face shapes, Cameron Diaz ties her hair back up into a neat bun but rather than emphasising any roundness, the long fringe rests neatly on her cheekbones making them look chiseled and defined – gorgeous!
A fresh block colour with a gently tousled stops Charlotte Church’s face looking too round. The perfect low-key weekend look, we love the super flattering length too.
Blunt bobs can make round face shapes look even wider but getting layers cut in around the jaw and flicking out the ends like Dannii Minogue can actually rebalance your face shape as it creates points of interest away from a slightly wider chin.
The cheek of it!
Round face shapes often mean you end up looking baby-faced but by keeping her parting just off centre and adding a few bouncy curls through the ends, Holly Willoughby shows off her cheekbones giving her face a more angular look.
Sleek and chic
Textured hairstyles are great for round face shapes but if your hair is naturally straight like Katie Holmes, keep it sleek and mid-length. If it hangs around your jawline it will make your chin look wider.
Long hair can actually work really well on round face shapes as it draws the eye downwards creating the illusion of a longer face. If you’re worried it might look too severe just add some curls like Kelly Brook at the ends.
A gentle side sweeping fringe that finishes at the corners of Kirsten Dunst’s eyes breaks up her forehead and draws attention towards the top of her cheekbones for a lifting effect. Longer layers also give body and movement through the ends.
Updos will naturally elongate your face shape, especially if you add volume at the roots. Choose a high ponytail or topknot like Renee Zellweger. Leave a couple of strands to fall loose around the face to soften your style.