The Basics of the Bob Haircut (2)

Bob haircuts for a round face
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How to Cut a Bob for a Round Face
Round faces can be those that are naturally shaped with more rounded lines, common among some people of Asian descent, or those who may be above their ideal weight and have found that their faces have become plump. In order to ensure that a cut for this face shape is flattering, you must remember the secrets of creating a balanced look for round faces.
When cutting a bob to suit a rounder face, the emphasis should be placed on creating a vertical focus. This means that you want to keep the sides smooth and straight, with little volume, and to drop the length to the neck, as opposed to stopping at the chin, as you might with an oval face.
In many cases, you'll want to avoid bangs in the bob cut for a round face, but if you opt for bangs, make sure that you keep them diffused and wispy. A strong horizontal line, or even a curved one, will make the face look wider or emphasize the curves of the face.
By lengthening the cut and keeping the volume to a minimum on the sides, we give the appearance that the face is slimmer. This means that the look is flattering and keeps the overall appearance balanced and attractive.
How to Cut a Bob for a Square Face
The square face is often the most difficult to categorize because many people fail to recognize the traits that make a square face. If you expect to see someone who looks like they have an alphabet block sitting on their shoulders, you will be disappointed. In most cases, the square face is characterized by a broad forehead and wide jaw. It is usually a subtle shape, and may only have an upper or lower "squaredness" that is noticeable.
Bob haircuts for a square face
The square face presents its own challenges when adapting a bob cut to suit it. These challenges are not necessarily tougher than for other face shapes, but they do require more "fine tuning" of the cut in order to achieve the desired goal.
That goal, of course, is to minimize the angles and blockiness of the square face while keeping the look balanced. To this end, we want to take the traditional bob cut and bring the length up just above the chin, and to taper the ends so that the hair will frame the jawline. If bangs are desired, as is likely to be the case in order to mask a blocky forehead, be sure to keep the line rounded and texture it to soften any lines.
The styling lines should focus inward, giving a rounded feel to the silhouette. This will give the impression that the face is oval overall, as the hair will serve to soften any corners of the square face.
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