Looking to change up your ‘do? Maybe it’s time to not just get a trim or simply cut your hair short, but to actually pick a style that’ll strategically enhance your features. If you’ve been going to the salon and maintaining a certain hairstyle just out of convenience or habit, you’re definitely not making the most out of your time in the chair.
The perfect cut should not only align with your lifestyle and personality but ultimately flatter your face shape. One of the concerns most women have is to find a cut that will sculpt their cheeks and jaw for a more V-shaped face. A chiseled look will frame and enhance your facial features effortlessly, and who doesn’t want to cut down their time in front of the mirror with a hairstyle that’ll do half of the work?
To ease your search, we’ve rounded up a list of styles you should definitely save for your next salon appointment. Trust us, you’ll want to take a selfie right after the snip.
10 Flattering Short Haircuts with Bangs That Will Look Flattering on Wide Faces
1. Layered Bob with Full Bangs
A layered cut done right can look sleek and hide chubby cheeks or prominent cheekbones without covering too much of your face. The soft layers that run down from your temple to your jaw help create that effortlessly V-line for a more flattering silhouette. Full bangs are perfect if you have a prominent forehead, too!
2. Blunt Bob with Wispy Bangs
A blunt bob doesn’t only look youthful but is also effortlessly frames your face, too! The length and sleekness is perfect if you have a wide face since it frames your cheeks with the structured cut. The wispy fringe then softens your look for a feminine touch.
3. The “Hime” Cut or A Single Blunt Cut Layered Lob
This quintessential Japanese haircut was worn by noble women and female members of the Japanese royal family back in the Heian period. Hime literally translates to “princess” in English, and since the style was sort of a symbol of aristocracy, it was never really worn by commoners at that time. Now, it’s become quite a trendy ‘do to sport if you want to soften the appearance of high cheekbones or a wide jaw. The block-cut layer also tapers the sides of your face to your chin making it appear more defined, too!
4. Shaggy Bob with Wispy Bangs
You can call this cut “The Rachel” if you’re actually a fan of Friends! If you blow-dry the ends inward towards your face, it creates softly curled ends that look beautiful on square and round face shapes.
5. Chin Length Bob with Full Bangs
This is another classic haircut that’s perfect for girls with round faces and would like to define their chin more with a structural 'do. The length helps create a more oval-shaped face by having a curtain of hair over your cheeks. The bangs, on the other hand, put more focus on your eyes, nose, and lips. If you don’t have strong facial features, this is definitely the cut to consider!
6. Soft Layered Lob with Curtain Bangs
If you’re hoping to accentuate your face shape with some layers, curtain bangs are the way to go! This flattering cut tapers your cheeks if you have a wide face, whether you style your hair up or let it loose. The shoulder length keeps your overall look light and youthful.
7. Shaggy Layered Lob
Go for something fun and psychedelic with a layered cut with will give your hair some texture, volume, and lift! Just be sure to start the shortest tier by your cheeks or chin so it still frames your face. When styled right, this style zeroes in on your central facial features for a more sculpted look.
8. Sleek Boyfriend Bob
This face-framing ‘do is actually a cool mix of a pixie and a bob. The trick is to have your “bangs” fall right by your cheeks to conceal them and help taper your face shape to your jaw and chin. This is a popular cut to get for baby-faced girls with wide cheeks but want a look that isn’t sweet.
9. Chin-Length Bob with Wispy Curtain Bangs
Make your simple bob work harder with some dainty curtain bangs. We definitely recommend this cut if you have a round and wide face shape because it balances out your shape. This flattering style will definitely streamline your face and create more of a diamond shape for a more mature but feminine look.
10. Shaggy Boyfriend Bob
If you’re looking for a more dimensional cut, opt for a long shaggy pixie or boyfriend bob that will both sculpt and add some volume to your tresses. This style would look particularly good on girls with round cheeks and a faint chin, since this style will help put emphasis on your jaw to create those angles you don’t currently have.
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