How to Pick A Kickass Short Haircut for Your Face Shape

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Thinking of chopping off your locks or simply changing up your short hairstyle? Let’s face it, we’ve all toyed with the idea of having Scarlett Johansson’s cool pixie cut, or the perfect balayage lob seen on Jourdan Dunn. But we also understand that it might take a little more than guts to act on a dramatic change if you’re afraid of a possible hair disaster.

However, rest assured because short hair can definitely work for YOU with the right cut for YOUR face shape and features. Insecurities aside, we say go for it! We’ve put together a list of versatile short hairdos and celebrity hair-spiration for every face shape, so there’s definitely a perfect one for you!

Round Faces

Prominent Features: Circular shaped, rounded cheeks, face length approximately equal to width

Ginnifer Goodwin by Dan Macmedan / Getty Images

The Cut #1: Go for a gamine look with spiky layers like a crown as pictured on Ginnifer Goodwin. Once you go short all the way, you’ll realize that the petite pixie can add height, lengthen your face and bring out your eyes – perfect for downplaying the roundedness!

Ashanti / Getty Images

The Cut #2: Alternatively, opt for an asymmetrical bob that can add length and give you more depth to your round face. It’s good to stay away from a bob or cut that’s a single length or cut bluntly. As seen on Ashanti, it’ll make your eyes and cheekbones pop!


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