The Best Haircut for Round Face Men:
15 Great Options

Topic: Best Haircut for Round Face Men

When choosing how to get your haircut, it is important to take your face shape into account. You will want to utilize your angles in order to pronounce the best features of your your face. This article will focus on men with round faces. Round faces can get a bad reputation because most men think that women want a square, chiseled jawline. However, there are plenty of celebrities who rock have a round face shape and look amazing. Some celebrities that have a round face shape are Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, and Bradley Cooper and many more. 

In this article, we will give you 15 great options for haircuts you can rock with a round face. All of these will capitalize on your features to have you looking the best. 

How to Determine Your Face Shape

Don’t know your face shape? Don’t worry, let’s go over how you can find out. 

Step One

  • Get a tape measure

Step Two

  • Measure your forehead
  •  Record that number

Step Three

  • Measure your Cheekbones
  • Record that number

Step Four

  • Measure your Jawline
  • Record that number

Step Five

  • Measure the length of your face from your chin to hairline
  • Record that number

Step Six

  • Round: Cheekbone and Face length measurement are almost the same. They are also larger than the other measurements. 
  • Square: All Measurements are almost the same.
  • Oval: Face length is larger than cheekbone measurement, forehead is larger than jawline.
  • Oblong: Face length is the largest. Forehead, cheekbone, and jawline are almost the same. 
  • Diamond: Largest to smallest in this order; Face length, cheekbones, forehead, jawline. 
  • Triangle: Large jawline, smaller cheekbones, and smallest forehead. Face length can be anything.

The Goal of a Round Face Haircut

As someone with a round face, it is important to create angles. The best way to do this is by manipulating your hair to give an illusion of sharpness to your face. This is why it is important to choose a haircut that will work the best for your face shape. We’ve compiled 15 of the best haircuts for men with round faces. Choose the one you like the most and begin to feel how confidence the correct haircut can give you. 

15 Great Haircuts for Men with Round Faces

High Fade

A High Fade is perfect for giving the illusion of a longer face shape and more angled jawline. Also, the top should be kept relatively short for an overall clean look. 

Buzz Cut

A buzz cut is the simplest way to give the illusion of a slimmer and longer face. This hairstyle is perfect for round faces and is easy to keep up. 

High Fade with the Front Brushed Back

Pretty much any type of fade can work well with a round face. However, this brushed back style adds a little bit of uniqueness to the look. Also, the extra length at the top does a great job of giving the illusion of a longer, sharper face.

Long Hair Don't Care

Long Hair is another hairstyle that can work well for men with round faces. The length helps to draw the attention downward and give the illusion of a longer face. Some people might not like rocking the longer styles. Nonetheless, it is a great choice for a round face. 

Slicked Back

Yet another variation of a high fade. This one is a slicked back high fade. The goal is still to give the illusion of a longer face because of the length up top. The slicked back part is for those who prefer hairstyles that need gel. 

Longer Brushed Back Taper

This is a medium length style that will work great for a round face. It is pretty much even length all around except a little bit more thickness and length at the top. This is perfect for those who don’t enjoy the look of their sides being way shorter than their top.

The Man Bun

The man bun will be a hit or miss. Some people love to rock it and others look ridiculous. However, it is a great style for men with round faces. The knotted man bun gives the same effect as having short sides because the hair is pulled back and tight. 

Medium Length Top, Short Sides

This is a simple haircut that will give your face the illusion of being long and sharp. It is also best for those who like having a medium length style opposed to super short or long. 

Side Part

The side part is a flexible style that works well with a round face. You will need the hair to stay in the same place, so we recommend applying a gel/cream/pomade. Find your side part and make it defined.

Side Swept

The side swept style is for people who enjoy longer hair. This haircut is easier to maintain because you can let the hair flow. It is a great option to give length and sharpness to the face.


The quiff is a unique style that takes confidence to pull off. Basically, the quiff adds a ton of height to your face, giving it length and sharpness. You can choose whether to buzz the sides or not.


An undercut can work with almost any face shape. This is a great choice for men with round faces particularly. The concept is the same as all of these haircuts, add length to the top and keep the sides short.

Slicked Back

Slicked back style will pull everything tight. This means that your face will come across more pronounced. Try this one out. 


Spiky hair is a bold haircut that will help you stand out. Also, it fits a round face shape very nicely. You may need gel or cream to keep the spikes in place.

Angular Fringe

This style keeps the top long and sides short. It is all about keeping the top relatively flat and not spiked up. This will make your face look more angular.


Having a round face is by no means a negative trait. However, you do need to use certain haircuts in order to make sure you put out your strongest features. We hope you were able to find the right hairstyle for you. What do you think is the best haircut for round face men?

For any other reviews and suggestions in manscaping, check out our articles. Best of luck in trying out your new hairstyle. Remember that in general you want a longer top and shorter sides.