A well-chosen pony is the perfect means to highlight our favorite facial features and to hide existing insecurities.
There are some variations of the pony hairstyle that are particularly good for round faces and that make wider face shapes appear narrower. Here you can find out which versions of the popular trend hairstyle are involved.
Our hair expert, Carlos Fernández, from the team at Frank Provost, confirms that voluminous, straight bangs are not the best idea for a round face shape. First, because they visually widen the face. And secondly, because "thick bangs smother and saturate the look with a lot of hair on the forehead, an effect that we want to avoid on this type of face". If you also consider that these face types tend to have a narrow forehead, you should definitely avoid too thick bangs, according to Fernández.
The star bangs of 2021, defined by long and open strands, are one of the best options for a round face, especially when it's above eye level. French bangs or strands that are too close together on the forehead should be avoided. However, the hair expert emphasizes that there are always exceptions and that the choice of pony must also match the customer's overall look.
Pulled forward and slightly blunt curtain bangs are another option if we don't want to wear excessively long strands on our face, but still want to avoid dense versions that could cover our eyes and emphasize the round character of the facial features.
In general, parting bangs are always a good option for rounder face shapes as it allows the hair to move, creating more dimension in the forehead area. Although the choice of pony hairstyle is important depending on the face shape, the length of the hair also creates the visual effect of a longer face shape. A perfect length of hair for round face shapes ends roughly at the level of the collarbone.
In general, long, flowing ponies are best for wider face shapes, but there is also a shorter version for those who like it extravagant. As our expert explains, straight cuts don't usually go well with rounded faces, but "bangs to the eyebrows is something that goes wonderfully with this face shape. The space left from the bangs to the eyebrows makes the face look longer "he explains.
Another great option: side ponies. As our expert points out, this pony softens facial contours and harmonizes with wider cheeks. "When we comb the bangs to one side, we get a feeling of more verticality in the face and thus a more elongated shape," explains Carlos Fernández.