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Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Pixie Cuts for a Round Face

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Round face pixie cut

Q: I'm 18, and I have thick, wavy, dark brown hair. I really want to do a pixie cut like Ginnifer Goodwin's, but I'm not sure it would look good on me. 

Round face pixie cut

Hannah is thinking about getting a pixie cut.

Would a different hairstyle be better? Thanks a ton! — Hannah 

Round face pixie cut

Hannah's hair is thick and naturally wavy.

A: Hannah, I think you are on the right track with your haircut idea!

Cutting your hair shorter will make your eyes pop. Your current bushy hair has no real character, and hides your neck.

Your face shape, lips and eyes are so similar to Ginnifer's that I say yes, do it. Take inspiration from her makeup as well, with defined eyeliner and a strong brow:

Ginnifer Goodwin Disney Upfront 2013

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2013 Disney Upfront.

I find this modern makeup so great for your face shape. With shorter hair, we will be seeing a lot more of it.

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I am attracted to this cut for you because of the way the fringe is cut. Also, the extra hair on the top will open up your face in all the right places.

Ginnifer Goodwin MOCA Gala 2010

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2010 MOCA Gala.

Slightly spiky looks great as well. 

Ginnifer Goodwin Armida Metropolitan Opera House premiere 2010

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2010 Metropolitan Opera House premiere of 'Armida.'

Ginnifer Goodwin Something Borrowed Los Angeles premiere 2011

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2011 Los Angeles premiere of 'Something Borrowed.'

When you want to change things up, you can also rock a longer, side-swept fringe and wear it natural or gelled in place:

Ginnifer Goodwin Golden Globes 2010

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2010 Golden Globes.

Ginnifer Goodwin The September Issue Los Angeles premiere 2009

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2009 Los Angeles premiere of 'The September Issue.'

You may want to add definition to the cut by making your hair a few shades darker. This will enhance your lovely skin tone and again make your eyes pop.

Remember, eyeliner and brows with any colour lipstick or no lipstick.