Women with round faces or chubby cheeks sometimes feel that they have to wear their hair long or add extensions to draw attention away from a plumper visage. But, sometimes all of that hair can weigh you down and look somewhat dated. Bobs are definitely the style of the moments, especially their shoulder length varieties, which still offer length, beautiful silhouette and the desirable slimming effect. Whether you are a blonde or brunette with wavy hair or straight tresses, there is a bob hairstyle that won’t overemphasize your round face. Check out our top 35 options below.
Best Bobs for Round Faces
If you wish to make your face appear slimmer with a bob haircut, go no shorter than a chin length in front. It can be a stacked bob with shorter nape, angled bob, graduated bob or longer bob – lob. Choose an off-centered or side part – they won’t make your face chubbier.
#1: Classic Blunt Bob
When you are blessed with gorgeous facial features and you want to make them the focal point, opt for a blunt haircut. It will allow your eyes to pop without any distractions. Plus, a clean-cut chin length style can work for any occasion.
#2: Straight Collarbone Lob
Who doesn’t love a super sleek bob cut? If you want to give it a try too, think one straight line cut just above the collarbone. It’s a smooth, elegant take that is also totally easy to style — just grab a flat iron and straighten out any rogue texture. A sleek lob works to slim the appearance of a rounder face by creating the illusion of a longer, thinner face shape.
#3: Stacked Short Curls
It is no secret that large rollers can provide shorter cuts with the needed volume and fancy curly texture. While the idea may seem dated, you can put a modern spin on it by adding sultry side bangs. Sweet caramel highlights add dimension and keep the style from feeling too full.
#4: Cute Warm Bronde Combover Bob
The right bob haircuts for round faces need to have proper face-framing layers. In this picture they are cut just beneath the chin. A combover side part creates additional volume up top, which can be helpful for fine hair. It’s a shape that’s sweet and fun without being too childish.
#5: Messy Jet-Black Curls
Shorter hair can also be curled with the right tools and styling. Showcase soft, finger-combed waves instead of tight, poodle-like curls for a look that is current and relevant. Plus, it won’t contrast with your fashion-forward blunt bangs.
#6: Wavy Mid-Length Shag
Lobs are some of the most flattering face-slimming haircuts for round faces. And when the front sections are elongated and styled with a messy wave as this sassy shag exemplifies, you get a moderately voluminous hairstyle that, at the same time, slims your face.
#7: Tousled Grunge-Style Bob
An asymmetrical style can be the perfect solution to lighten up the weight of thick hair or boost the volume of fine strands. With a side part and the length of one side a bit longer than the other, use a curling wand to create messy waves for a carefree finish. Dip dyed tips show off your creativity — and you can cut them off as your hair grows out!
#8: Curly Brown Bob for Thick Hair
Being born with naturally coarse, curly hair can often feel like simultaneously a blessing and a curse – while your locks are voluminous, you’re also subjected to unruly frizz. Our solution? Try incorporating large, swooping curls with a large barrel iron and use a smoothing pomade or serum. Or scrunch your locks with a curl enhancer for natural frizz-free curls.
#9: Sleek Straight Collarbone Cut
There’s nothing as chic as a no-nonsense, stick-straight bob — plus it works to thin out rounder faces. To achieve the look, start styling your hair when it’s wet: comb it perfectly straight and then use hair gel in a downward motion to lock in the shape and add hold and shine. This will work for naturally straight hair.
#10: Disconnected Wavy Gray Bob
Sometimes, the goal of bobs for round faces isn’t to slim, but to play up a bubbly, youthful face. For this task, a wavy, layered approach is best. Ask your stylist for disconnected choppy layers that can be curled without looking too uniform. A lighter hair color like steel gray can really emphasize the fun, tousled texture.