The best ponytail for a round face When it comes to a round face shape -- the higher the 'do, the better. That's because height at the crown of your head will help balance out the roundness in your cheeks, says Cho. "If you want to elongate your face, you should bring the focus upward," she says. Cho recommends building height with a high ponytail and a bouffant in the front (think Kate Beckinsale, not Snookie). She also suggests teasing the hair ends to create balance. What you want to steer clear of? Slicked-back looks. "A sleek ponytail will emphasize your head's roundness," she says.
Another option that's especially great if your ponytail is stingy in length: Create a deep side part and swoop hair across your forehead. Pull the rest of your hair into a small elastic at the nape of your neck, says Cho. This will create a soft, side-swept angle across the face and help hide the puny ends in the back.
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