The Long BobThe long bob, or lob, is ideal for round faces since it provides a symmetrical frame to the face. The lob can fall just below the jawline or reach down to the collarbone, but you should stay away from straight-edge cuts or bangs, which can make your face look wider. Opt instead for an angular edge to heighten the slimming effect. Your hair stylist can also add some shaggy layers for subtle definition.
Long Hair With LayersLong hair with long layers helps make rounder faces appear elongated since the long locks divert the eye downwards. Ask your hair stylist to add a few face-framing layers that hit you right at the cheekbone to help accentuate your bone structure. Your colorist can also add highlights and lowlights, which will draw the eye up and down and make your face appear slimmer. When you style longer hair, keep the volume towards the lower sections of the hair to create a balanced effect for a rounder face.
Sweeping Side FringesAn off-center part with fringes or wisps that sweep over the forehead and brow will work wonders to offset the wideness of a square or round face. Side-swept fringes or bangs draw attention to the eyes without contributing additional width to the face.
A flattering hairstyle can make a world of difference. Talk to your hair stylist about some of these slimming cuts the next time you go in for a trim.