The Best Wedding Hairstyles for Round Faces

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Searching for a wedding hairstyle that will complement your round face shape? We're here to help. First things first: How can you tell if you have a round face? It's probably as wide as it is long, with fullness around the cheekbones and maybe a wider hairline or a less-pronounced chin.

As a general rule of thumb, the best hairstyles for women with rounder faces include styles that keep the sides of your hair short or close to the face. Add curls around the top of your head to create height (bangs, a graduated shag, or layers work, too), so that the face and the neck are elongated.

But as with any beauty practice, there's no one right way to style your hair, no matter the shape of your face—something that celebrities demonstrate every day. From Chrissy Teigen and Emma Stone to Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Hudgens, get wedding hair inspiration from these celebrities, all with round-shaped faces. They prove you can rock nearly any hairdo on the big day—including high ponies, beach waves, pixie cuts, and side bangs.

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Side Bangs

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Emma Stone always effortlessly rocks the side-swept bang look. This style creates an angle on the top half of your face, which is what people with a rounder face shape want.

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Elegant Braided Updo

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Chrissy Teigen looks gorgeous in this messy textured braid with lots of volume on top to elongate her round face.

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Textured High Pony

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Cameron Diaz wrote a book on natural beauty, so we'd say she knows a thing or two about how to perfectly, and naturally, frame her face. Here, she wears a high ponytail, with her hair slightly teased on top for volume.

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Polished Top Knot

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Vanessa Hudgens, usually known for her boho-chic style, goes glam here in a sleek and tight topknot bun.

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Bouncing Curls

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Big, voluminous curls are a great way to highlight a round-shaped face, but make sure your hair stays off your face, like Kate Upton's does here, for that perfect framing effect.

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Braided Updo

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Lupita Nyong'o looks like a princess in this braided updo; small and large braids come together, creating height on top.

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Textured Lob

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One of the best ways to frame a round face is with a shorter haircut like Kaley Cuoco's textured lob (or a long bob).

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Chic Blowout

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Mindy Kaling's smooth blowout—it parts in the middle and stays behind her shoulders—is a sleek style that won't overwhelm round faces.

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A Middle Part

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If there's anyone to look to for beauty inspo, it's model Miranda Kerr. Kerr complements her round face with this slicked back, low ponytail with a center part.

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Short Bob

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Michelle Williams has almost always rocked a short haircut. Her chin-length locks and short bangs perfectly frame her face.

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Pixie Cut

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Round-faced girls, short hair totally works on you. Ginnifer Goodwin looks glam in her side-parted pixie cut, with added texture and volume to elongate her face.

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Updo with Loose Tendrils

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We love the way Kirsten Dunst's shorter front locks create stunning angles around her face.

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Loose Beach Waves

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The far side part gives Olivia Munn's hair an even bigger boost, showing off her perfectly textured beach waves.

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Ponytail With Middle Part

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Selena Gomez's middle part, pulled back into a low ponytail with lots of volume, keeps hair close to her face and highlights her statement earrings.

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Romantic Dutch Braid

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Charlize Theron's flattering short hair style is perfect for round faces. It includes a romantic twist with a Dutch braid that wraps around her crown and finishes with bangs tucked to one side.

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Mermaid Waves

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Jennifer Lawrence looks fierce with face-framing beach waves that balance her round face shape with a middle part.

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Sleek Ponytail

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Amy Adams' sleek ponytail has some height and volume in the back, showcasing her dazzling earrings and gown's sculpted neckline.

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