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Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Cuts for Wavy Hair and a Round Face

From short to mid-length.
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Q: Hi Bill, I'm thinking about getting a drastic cut, but I have a round face, and am not sure what would look the best on me! 

Emily is considering a "drastic" haircut.

Could you help me out? Thanks! — Emily 

Emily isn't sure which styles will suit her round face.

A: Emily, I love my job...

I can't see what is the exact amount of hair you have, so I am going to show you the range of styles I think your face can take on.

The first thing that comes to my mind is an annoying length, hard-to-deal-with fringe.

If you took your part a bit farther over to the side, then brought more hair forward to add thickness and fluidity to the new fringe, this would look amazing with your glasses:

Emma Stone at the 2012 Be Amazing, Stand Up & Volunteer event.

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Then, at the other end of the spectrum, I'm feeling pixie. Wait, don't freak—it is an option at any time in your life.

Keeping the fringe long and side-swept, and going pixie everywhere else, is so hip it hurts...

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 SAG Awards.

Same cut, but no fringe and not too tight to the head:

Michelle Williams' pixie cut.

This style would be like pulling your hair off your face and neck, only in a cut. Extreme but super-fresh!

I would love to see this mid-length cut on you as well, to show off your wave and curl:

Keri Russell at the 2008 premiere of 'Bedtime Stories'.

The length and layers would be quite versatile; you could wear it up or down with this length.

Have fun...


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Hair at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.