The Best Cuts for Straight Hair and a Round Face

Keep it long.
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Keep it long.
The best cuts for straight hair and a round face

Welcome to our Ask Beautyeditor column, where our experts answer your hair, skin and makeup questions. To request an online hair consultation from celebrity hairstylist Bill Angst:

  • Email with “Bill Angst Hair Consultation” in the subject line.
  • Include at least TWO well-lit, hi-res photos of you (one close-up, one full-body).
  • Briefly describe your hair texture, colour and main hair challenges.

Please note: All photos will be published.

Q: Hi Bill, thank you for your time, this is a Venezuelan girl asking for your help. I really, really want to cut my hair. But I have a round-shaped face, and I am scared that short hair won't suit me. I have an idea of the haircut that I want, but maybe you could tell me what's the best for me.

Hair consultation - Natasha

Natasha is worried that short hair won't suit her round face shape.

I have straight, long brown hair with Ombré. These pics are how I look now. I do like long hair, but I want something different. Thank you so so much! PS: Forgive my English. I tried to explain my points with all the English I know. — Natasha

Hair consultation - Natasha

Natasha has long brown hair with Ombré, but wants a change.

A: Natasha, I like your hair long as well.

I would add a bang similar to this photo, perhaps a little wider to show off both eyes and cheekbones:

Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf premiere, 2011

Crystal Reed at the 2011 premiere of 'Teen Wolf'.

I also love this colour and it would be a great transition from your current look. This can be worn straight or waved.

Long layers would diffuse the weight of your hair and give you some added texture.

Long layered hair

Long layered hair.

Selena Gomez, WE Day 2016

Selena Gomez at WE Day 2016.

This is a do not… I really do not like this for you:

Kelly Clarkson, ASCAP Awards 2007

Kelly Clarkson at the 2007 ASCAP Awards.

This will box in your face and do you no favours.

Leave your hair long regardless of whether you choose to bang or not to bang.

PS: Your English is just fine and perfectly clear with your requests.


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