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We’ve looked at best bob options based on your face shape before. In this trends piece, we’re profiling other flattering short styles for you to consider next time you’re at the salon. The seasons are changing, after all, which is a great opportunity to mix up your style. Why not lighten your (hair) load for summer with these looks for ladies of all hair types – covering all the major face shapes?
Congratulations! Round faces and short hair are actually a great pairing. The key here is to choose a style that will distract from the roundness of your face shape, and create an impression of length instead. Asymmetrical and stacked, messy bobs do this beautifully by drawing attention away from the cheeks.
There’s very little you can go wrong with if you have an oval face, because it’s the most pleasing to the eye, and this gives you loads of styling options. African ladies can always go natural and not fret about length, because the close-cropped fro has become a head-turner on red carpets in recent years. If that still feels a bit boring however, just add some colour.
You want to soften the strong lines and rigid angles, so blunt cuts are out, especially those that align with your jaw. Volume and asymmetry help a lot, so if you’re looking for a short style, consider a layered pixie cut with an off-centre fringe. An additional benefit of this cut is that it’s low maintenance.
You want to avoid any hairstyles that accentuate the length of your face, or make it appear narrower. Shorter styles are a common strategy to avoid this, although it’s important to include wisps of hair, a fringe, or texture to break up the straight lines. A shag cut works well for this reason because of its natural choppiness, and bonus rockstar attitude.
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