Hairstyle Dos and Don’ts for Round Faces: Ashanti

November 2, 2011  |  
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If you’re a round-faced gal, the perfect hairstyle for you will increase height and decrease width.  Hair can only do so much in regards to the depth of your face, which has the tendency to appear flat. Round faces are known for their soft and less angular bone structure, so if your concern is depth related; you should look into contouring with makeup.

Ashanti is one celebrity with a round face and judging from many of the pictures I came across of her, I think her stylist knows it! A lot of her hairstyles aim to give her face some height and that’s a good thing. I did however come across some no no’s that I will be sharing with you.

Don’t.

Long hair is great for adding length to your face but you have to style it correctly. Styling it flat with a middle part is not going to do much for you but emphasize the roundness of your face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do.

Both work! The side part on the left will cut into the width of your face while the slightly elevated layer of hair on the right adds height.

Don’t.

Pulling your hair back just puts everything out there. If you don’t want any hair on your face, you can still pull it off. Just tweak the style a little…

 

 

Do.

Add some volume on top! This generally always works for you. How high you want it is your choice, but it will naturally give your face some height. The over-the-shoulder hair also works to complement this illusion.

   

Don’t.

Short bobs = no. If you want a bob, get a longer one and make sure it stops at least two inches below your chin. A little Rihanna-esque, if you will. Oh, try a side swept bang with that and you’ll be set.

Do.

Layers+long hair+side part+hump are all working together to frame, elongate and slim down her face a little. The uneven not-so-perfect look makes it perfect.

Don’t.

Too much volume around your temple and cheek area will make your face look wider. Plus the hair stops at her chin—not a good length for round faces.

Do.

Again, if you don’t want too much hair hanging or flying around, convert the style into a funky a updo. Notice how less wide her face looks.

Don’t.

I ALMOST love this look. The hair is slightly elevated again and the length is perfect, but curls are a problem for round faces. They give you what you already have–a rounder and wider face. Stay away from them! Looser waves generally work better.

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