The 16 best short haircuts for any woman with a round face.

If you’ve ever shied away from shorter hairstyles because of the old ‘rule’ that “Those with round faces shall not wear their hair short”, your time has come.

With the right shape and style, you can most definitely wear – and rock – a cropped ‘do.

The secret is all about texture, a just-below ear length and avoiding round shapes that will only emphasis circular faces.

Here are some of the best to try – you’ll want to pin these for later.

1. Fauxhawk.

Bold, brilliant and downright cool – the fauxhawk (faux mohawk) style is edgy but wearable.


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2. Chic, french-style bob.

The first step into nailing that je ne sais quoi effortless french style.

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3. Long bob.

For a super flattering cut, try a bob that ends just past your chin.


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4. Short and curly.

Banish images of Shirley Temple – this is the stylish, modern take. Be warned though, this can take some upkeep and styling.

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A photo posted by Laia Queralt Prunera (@laiaqp19) on Oct 21, 2016 at 11:37am PDT


5. Pixie cut.

One of the most popular short hair styles, adapt the classic pixie with longer, side swept bangs. The feather finish can help minimise the full look of a rounder face.


6. The shag.

Part ’80s rockstar, part just-woke-up, this is one purposefully messy hairstyle that’s on trend. The choppy layers and bangs give good height above the forehead which is flattering on rounder faces.


7. Undercut.

An undercut is a great way to add detail to your haircut – and can be hidden when needed.


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9. Graduated bob.

Short in the back, longer in the front and dropping a few inches past the chin, this is a winner.

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