The Right Bob Hairstyle for Your Round Face Shape
By Kate on 3 June 2010
Find out which bobs to try, and which ones to avoid, based on your round face shape!
One of the most flattering and versatile hairstyles is the bob. It comes in all different lengths, can be worn curly, straight or wavy and there is one to suit just about everyone - all you need to know is how to choose the right one for you!
The Right Bob for Your Round Face Shape
The most suitable bob hairstyles for a round face shape should feature all or some of the following:
- A short length.
- Choppy layers.
- Height through the crown (to lengthen your face shape).
- A middle hair part.
- Side-swept bangs.
- No bangs at all.
Short Concave Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
A short concave bob with side-swept bangs will add length to a round face shape.
Medium Length Bob with a Middle Part
A medium length bob is also suitable for a round face shape, and when teamed with a middle or center part, will create a very flattering shape for your face.
The Wrong Bob for Your Round Face Shape
To ensure your bob hairstyle is suitable for your face shape, select a bob that does not have any of the following hairstyle features:
- Waves or curls that create a wide, round shape around your face.
- Straight across blunt cut bangs that cut your face shape in half.
- Chin length bobs that are straight or kicking out which will only accentuate a round face.
- Blunt cut bobs that end at the chin as they will exaggerate the roundness of your face.
Curly, Round Shaped Bob
A curly bob that is round in shape will only create an even rounder look when teamed with your face shape and should be avoided.
Blunt Cut Chin Length Bob with Bangs
Avoid a blunt cut chin length bob with straight across bangs that cover your forehead. The bangs will make your round face look even shorter and the blunt length stopping at chin length will only highlight the roundness of your face shape.
Now that you know which bobs to try, and which ones to avoid, take a look at the great range of bob hairstyles that we have available in our hairstyle categories. To see if the bobs featured in this article will suit you, click on the images to try the virtual hairstyle on your own photo or our model.