The Best Hairstyles For Fat Faces

If you want a hairstyle that can help disguise your round face and double chin, try this cute, choppy bob with side-swept bangs! Make sure to apply some smoothing serum beforehand before parting it sideways to complete this look. This voluminous style features a short back and long top layers to elongate your face for an elongated profile. Face-framing layers and an eye-catching caramel balayage color add dimension.

Pixie Cut

A pixie cut with face-framing tendrils can help slim down, and flatter fat faces by narrowing your jawline and drawing attention to your eyes. Plus, this look elongates the shape of your head while drawing focus to them both! This asymmetrical pixie haircut is another stylish short hairstyle designed for fat faces, thanks to its deep side part and teased volume along the sides. The style draws attention to your earlobes while making your face appear thinner.

Bob, with Side-Swept Bangs

A bob with long, side-swept bangs can also be an aesthetically pleasing style for fat faces, as it elongates your forehead while drawing focus away from your chin area. Plus, its simple maintenance makes this look great in any color!

Straight Lob

Pin-straight shoulder-grazing blonde lobs have quickly become one of the most fashionable cuts available and look especially striking on fat faces. This style adds volume to each strand of hair, which lengthens and draws attention away from double chins. Create this look using Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity volumizing blowout cream and some hairspray as needed for added hold. For optimal results, mix both products. This timeless and flattering haircut works for women of any face shape. Be wary to shorten the length, as that could lead to frumpy-looking results. Keep strands close to your face so they properly frame your cheekbones, chin, and jawline.

Sleek Bob

A sleek bob may not typically be flattering on fat faces, but this style manages to pull it off effortlessly. The shoulder-length cut with deep side parts and long, peek-a-boo bangs elongates the look for an overall slimming effect. Add volume to a straight bob for an instantly slimming effect, according to Gretchen Friese, stylist and trichologist from BosleyMD. “To do so successfully, the key lies in applying volumizing mousse before blow-drying,” suggests Friese. Shea butter products can also effectively create volume without weighing down your locks, perfect for formal occasions and wearable with or without bangs.

Low Bun

Long bobs may seem unsuitable for round faces, but this midi-length version with deep side parting and face-framing bangs proves they can still look stunning on rounder features. Teased volume on both sides and a light blonde color work to simultaneously elongate and slim down your facial features. Prep your freshly washed and dried hair with a heat protectant before using texturizing spray to create beachy waves. Secure any remaining strands into a high ponytail using an elegant hair tie, for an aesthetically pleasing and slimming silhouette.

Bob with Bangs

A chin-length bob with bangs is an excellent hairstyle that highlights fuller faces, draws attention to your gorgeous cheekbones, and slims down your neckline. This hairstyle can be worn either with or without highlights, depending on your desired style preference. When selecting a bob with bangs, be mindful of choosing one with a suitable type and length for your face shape and features. Certain styles could draw unwanted attention to certain features – for instance, curtain bangs with middle parts aren’t usually suitable for fat faces – instead, try opting for more daring looks such as choppy bangs swept off to one side for an edged-up style look.

Messy Updo

This messy updo is ideal for those with thick and voluminous locks as it works to elongate and frame the chin while simultaneously drawing attention to your cheekbones and jawline. A choppy shag can be an attractive style choice for those with fuller faces, creating a voluminous updo that emphasizes the jawline, cheekbones, and double chin while concealing them with bangs that frame your face and help create volume. Ask your stylist to add long, curtain-like charges for this look to complete it. This look is ideal for those seeking a boho-chic aesthetic. To achieve it, tease your hair lightly before finishing with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($48). This product will help increase volume while creating flattering textures to frame your face shape perfectly.