Posted on March 02 2018
With spring and summer around the corner, many women are debating a change. Though the long hair was nice to keep you warm through the cold winter months, summer’s heat is murderous with a curtain of hair matting on the back of your neck. Though many just go ahead and take the plunge, if you are like me, there are some other thoughts that come to mind first.
Having a round face can be difficult when it comes to beauty. The round shape face is characterized by a wide hairline and fullness below the cheekbones. These faces look very good with a geometric or linear style; adding height, when possible, and long, wispy side areas to make the cheeks look narrow are excellent things to keep in mind when deciding how to go about this adventure into having shorter hair.
Not every short hairstyle is good for a round face, but for those who are ready to take the plunge, here are some things I have learned after sifting through the vast sea of options and opinions. Pixie is the most popular short cut for a round face, however, shorter versions of bobs aren’t contra-indicated either - if styled properly.
If your face is round, your short hair should cover your ears. Normally short hairstyles are created easily with mousse and a blow dryer, but there is nothing wrong with letting your natural texture come through if you don’t have the time. Any round face appears thinner if bangs are styled asymmetrically to one side.
As you can see, most short hairstyles for round face have elongating A-line outlines. Practically all bobs, pixies and graded cuts with feathery finish feature side swept bangs which cover fullness of the round face. Take this idea as a basic one when styling your short hair for a super flattering look.
It’s believed that hairstyles with rounded shapes aren’t good for round faces. In reality if you add texture to your short bob, defining edges and occasional tresses, you will come up with a truly fantastic look, extremely chic and complementary for your face shape.
Short retro hairstyles also look charming, let’s say finger waves combed back on the basis of a short bob. Make a side parting and comb wavy bangs to one side like in the photos below for a stunning dramatic look, appropriate for most big events or theme parties.
So... are you ready?
Now, I realize this is a lot of information to through at someone, and it may all be a bit overwhelming. If you are interested in joining the short hair trend, but aren’t ready to actually take the scissors to your hair, I have some other options I would like to offer.
When I was first debating cutting off my hair, I was petrified of not liking it and having to wait months for my hair to grow back to what it currently was. At the same time as this debate occurred in my head, I was in musical theater and I had access to a wig collection unlike any other I had ever seen. After trying many styles and having a full blown hair fashion show with my colleagues, there are four styles that worked great in framing my face and still giving me the feel of real hair and movement. They aren’t heavy or constrictive, so if you are ready to take a chance - but aren’t quite ready for the scissors, follow the links below to adventure into a new era for your hair.