What's The Best Lace Wig Length For
Round Faces? (and other lace wig length questions)

"What's the best lace wig length, texture or hairstyle for someone with a round face?"

A lot of people ask a question that starts with "what's the best lace wig for..." and ends with all sorts of things like: big ears; oblong shaped faces; active women; partially haired women; people with no hair; large heads; square shaped faces;  women in their 40s; oval shaped faces; dancers; transitioning hair; hot weather; heart shaped faces and the list goes on.

Some of these questions might seem funny or odd at first, but the fact is people simply want to be confident that their lace wig of choice will work for their lifestyle or appearance - and when you think of it like that, it's neither odd nor funny... But what might be a funny is if the question was phrased in the style of the (pretend) Wigs By Face Shape award show; so first on our list is....

The Best Lace Wig for Round Faces...and the nominees are:

Mindy Kaling: layered hairMindy Kaling: layered hair

Lengths Below The Chin
Hair that falls below the chin can lengthen the appearance of round[er] faces. By making sure that the length falls below the chin, a round shaped face will appear longer or narrower. A good lace wig length to create this effect is 14 inche.
The lace wig textures that are best for this length are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body
wave, water wave and deep wave.

If your prefer curly hair textures then aim for lace wig lengths of 16 inches or more so that the curls don't add with at the cheeks; curly textures include kinky curl and afro curl.

Layered Hair
Layering the hair with loose face framing facing layers that start below the chin, this way the layers won't box-in the face, even if you have a fringe (bangs). If the hair is straight then why not try styling it time to time by using a curling iron and feathering it away from the face.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Nicole Ritchie: angled fringeNicole Ritchie: angled fringe

Side and angled fringes (side or angled bangs)
We'd love to meet whoever created the sweeping fringe - it's a great look which helps rounder faces look longer.

You can also avoid cutting an actual fringe and simply work with a side parting and taper the hair that crosses your face to give the appearance of a structured side fringe.

If you prefer a straight cut fringe, then angle the fringe down at the sides by about 2cm so they don't shorten the face.

Curved fringes usually emphasise the fullness of the cheeks in round shaped faces - so a curved fringe (bang) isn't best option if you want to avoid this.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the body wave texture.

Long Bobs, Sloping Bobs and Asymmetrical Bobs
Long bobs, sloping bobs and asymmetrical bobs elongate rounder faces whilst providing a solid styled cut that reduces the width of the face. 

If you're feeling brave then you can add highlights at the front or add large curls or waves - the more tousled the look, the better.
The lace wig textures that are best for these looks are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the body wave texture.

Ginnifer Goodwin: tapered pixieGinnifer Goodwin: tapered pixie

Tapered Pixie Cut
You can pixie cut lace wigs or if you prefer, you can buy a six inch lace wig (full lace wig or lace front wig) and have it cropped into a short pixie cut, with a side swept fringe (side swept bangs) or a feathered fringe (feathered bangs). In order to give structure to the face, the sides should be tapered. It's a light cut as you're trying to go for the Emo look...unless of course you want that look.
The lace wig texture that's best for this look are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included).

Partings - Centre and Off-Centre
Centre partings will mean that the hair will fall across the temples and frame your face in such a way that it looks more oval than round. In addition if the lace wig is wavy there will be height at the crown which again adds length to the face.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Wavy Hair
Following the length guide, wavy hair can also balance the width of a face due to its texture. Unlike very curly hair that will simply sit at either side of the face, wavy hair falls and its waves balance out rounder faces.  The best lace wig wavy textures for this body wave, water wave and deep wave textures.

If you have a question or comment about full lace wigs, lace front wigs, lace wig textures, adhesives, removers, hair extensions or hairpieces then drop us a line.

Images from http://www.allure.com/hair-ideas/2012/haircuts-round-faces#slide=1

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