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The Best Hair Parting for Round Faces

By Elsie Goycoolea. Updated: January 20, 2017
The Best Hair Parting for Round Faces

If you have a round face you might already know that you can rock both long locks and short pixie haircuts with ease and flair. However, you might have overlooked how essential it is to learn how to part your hair according to your face shape. Hair parting can elongate your face features, create some sharp angles and bring out some fierce character to your cheekbones.

In this OneHowTo article we share the key styles that showcase the Best Hair Parting for Round Faces.

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Middle part

Since we want to step away from fully round features, by parting the hair in the middle we can add some character and sharpness to your features. This type of styling will create a symmetry illusion that will bring length down your face. The key aspect is to avoid cutting your hair in excessive layering that would add width. Avoid hair styles that promise to add volume and movement.

Another tip is to cut your hair razor sharp at the front in a V shape that will help accent your chin and shift away attention from your cheekbone area.

The Best Hair Parting for Round Faces - Middle part

Deep side part

The deep side part is an excellent choice for both long and short haircuts. If you are unsure which side you should part your hair on, cover each side of your face with your hand and try to identify the side where your round features are more pronounced. Turn around to have a glance at your profile too.

Let’s say that your right hand side is the one that has stronger round features, this means that you should part your hair on your left hand side. By parting your hair this way you will create a “curtain” effect over your right hand side and leave exposed the side of your face that appears more elongated.

If you have thick hair or a large quantity you want to work the opposite way, since this technique might just add unnecessary volume. Part your hair so that it covers the least round shaped side. The thinner your hair the deeper you can go with the part.

The Best Hair Parting for Round Faces - Deep side part

No part

If you have a round face you definitely will benefit from parting your hair; however, you are able to rock a ponytail without parting your face with this key tip. If you have long bangs you can put your hair up in a ponytail and don’t part your hair. The bangs will cover your forehead and cut off some of the roundness of your face. If you have longer outer layers this will help cover some of your cheekbone structure adding length and sharpness.

If you don’t sport bangs then your best bet will be to part your hair on your favorite side and choose a summer inspired ponytail look. Low ponytails with added softness from gentle styling will suit you best.

The key to professional hair parting for round faces is to make sure that you are creating length and character by focusing on the top and bottom areas of your face (forehead and chin) in order to divert attention away from the center cheekbone areas.

You can also get rid of the roundness of your face by following these simple tricks to make your face look thinner with makeup.

The Best Hair Parting for Round Faces - No part

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