29 Slimming Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50 with Round Faces

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short hairstyles for women over 50 with round faces are about making unique cuts to flatter your face shape.  They range from ear to jaw length. And like Renee Zellweger, Viola Davis, and Taraji P. Henson, you can rock these gems!

It’s best for older ladies with a fuller face shape to have short hair that offers versatility. Waves and layers are a great option to break up the roundness of the face.

When choosing a specific cut type, consider the advice of Cincinnati hairstylist Taylor Hanrahan. “I always move more towards a haircut with volume in the root and crown and movement and texture.” Taylor says, “It creates a chic and elongating effect.”

A “too heavy” chop is not advisable. “Having a haircut with no layers, texture, or movement can create a flat helmet effect,” says Taylor.

Before getting a chop, taking baby steps and exploring other styles is crucial. Go from a lob to a shorter chin-length cut down to your desired shorter length.

Questions to ask stylists are, “How easy will this be to maintain?” and “How will this change my morning routine?” Some short haircuts may be easy to pull off, while some also need a blowdry and other hot tools.

Regarding styling, Taylor loves a dry shampoo paste like the one from Eleven Australia.

Searching for #hairspiration that suits fuller-shaped faces? Here are pictures of the best short hairstyles for women over 50 with round faces.


#1: Light Brown Bob with a Swoop Bang

If you have a round face and you are a lady over 50, consider a light brown swoop bang bob hairstyle. Avoid letting your bob hairstyle fall at chin level, as it can make your face appear wider. A swoop bang is an easy way to give yourself a drastic change. Use a round brush to blow-dry the new look without your hair outwards and set it with a light-hold hairspray.

Curly Bob Hairstyle for Ladies Over Fifty with Round Face Shapes
Instagram @aoki_hair

#2: Face-Framing Curly Bob Hairstyle

If you have thick curly hair, try a just above the shoulders haircut. Ask for the layers to be slightly shorter near the front to help frame your round face.

Short Layered Blonde Hair for 50-Year-Olds with Round Faces
Instagram @sacaumut

#3: Short Layered Blonde Hair

Looking for a fresh and vibrant hairstyle that flatters your round face and adds a youthful touch? Consider a short layered blonde haircut for a chic and modern look. The layers in this haircut add movement and texture, while the shorter length helps to create the illusion of length and balance out your facial proportions. This versatile haircut can be customized to suit your personal style and preferences, whether you prefer a subtle or bold change.

#4: Short Haircut with Wispy Long Fringe

Adding wispy bangs could be a youthful update to your short haircut. Wispy bangs add softness to your look and a bit more overall versatility. Use a good styling mousse to maintain a light and airy look with the bangs.

#5: Short, Heavily Layered Hairstyle

If searching for a hairstyle with an interesting shape and lots of movement, consider trying a short, heavily layered one. Ask your stylist to give you a haircut with a tapered nape and abundant layers. Using texture-cutting techniques can keep your hair light and wispy, extending the lifespan of your hairstyle. When dealing with round features, it’s important to maintain length around the face. Redken’s Big Blowout is the best product to use for definition, volume in your blow dry, and achieving a sassy finish.

#6: Pixie Bowl Cut with Straight Bangs

A short pixie bowl cut with straight bangs is a stylish hairstyle. It is perfect for women over 50 with round faces. This haircut gives a polished look and adds a playful feel. The straight bangs frame the face, highlighting the eyes and cheekbones. Women with thick hair find this hairstyle particularly fitting, as it gives a defined bowl shape. Keep in mind that this pixie bowl cut needs regular upkeep to maintain the look. Try visiting the salon every 4-6 weeks, if possible.

Short Wispy Thin-Haired Bob Cut for Ladies Past 50 with Round Faces
Instagram @ferieger

#7: Wispy Thin-Haired Bob Cut

If you’re over 50, have thin hair, and a round face, try a short, versatile bob cut. This hairstyle could give your hair texture. It can give off a lively and young vibe. A short, wispy bob is great since it can make hair look thick and full. The soft ends of the bob frame slim the face nicely.

#8: Piecey Natural Grey Short Cut

A piecey natural grey short cut can be a flattering and easy-care option for women aged 50, with round faces. This hairstyle adds texture and movement to the hair, creating a soft and youthful look. The layers in the haircut add depth to the look. Also, the natural grey color of the hairstyle adds elegance. The haircut works well with round face shapes as it creates the illusion of length and balances out proportions.

Short Hair with Lowlights and Wispy Ends for 50-year-olds with Round Face Shapes
Instagram @cin.fulaesthetics

#9: Short Hair with Lowlights and Wispy Ends

Lowlights with wispy ends add depth to fine short hair perfectly. Adding a hint of a darker shade brightens your blonde hair and highlights your layered haircut. If possible, avoid washing your hair frequently to maintain health and color integrity.

#10: Stylish Short Hair with Volume

Short hair with volume suits women in their 50s with round faces, particularly when additional volume is included. A layered, choppy cut can make the hair appear fuller and more textured. For this look, keeping some hair length is key to avoid the appearance of reduced volume. Invest in quality volumizing mousse. Apply it to wet hair and gently twirl it to boost natural curls and separation. Using a diffuser while drying helps keep the volume and enriches the texture. For added volume, gently lift the roots using a pick.

#11: Short Pixie Makeover with Sweeping Fringe

Looking for a haircut that flatters your looks and frames your face well? A short pixie style with a sweeping fringe is a good choice. The short pixie cut gives a youthful look, while the sweeping fringe balances the face shape. The trick is slightly tapering the hair’s sides and back for a gentle, easy look. Use a light hairspray or texture spray to hold the pixie cut and sweeping fringe all day.

#12: Sweeping Long Pixie with Pink Highlights

A sweeping long pixie with pink highlights is a chic option. This haircut is the perfect blend of sophistication and playfulness. It provides a youthful update to any look. Opt for keeping the length of the pixie longer towards the front, framing the face for a flattering effect. The pink highlights add dimension and a fun accent to the overall style. To maintain this cut, use a lightweight pomade for easy styling and texture.

Icy Silver Blonde Messy Pixie with Fringe for 50-Year-Olds with Round Faces
Instagram @soubecas

#13: Icy Silver Blonde Messy Pixie with Fringe

Ask for an icy silver blonde on a messy pixie with fringe. My advice for round face shapes is to add a style with crown layers and a textured fringe. This will elongate the face shape and accentuate the eyes. A longer fringe in the middle is a great way to piece out the texture in bangs. Ask about a cropped pixie cut for this cute style.

#14: Face-Framing Short Inverted Bob

Looking for the best short hairstyles for women over 50 with round faces? This face-framing inverted bob can help rounder faces appear slimmer. It’s a neck-length cut that looks impeccable and works well with your round-shaped face.

#15: Classy Pixie Bob for White Hair

If you have white hair, you should try a classic pixie bob for women over 50. White hair looks especially beautiful when cut into a short trendy style. Ask your stylist to cut the nape with elevation and add medium layers. This shape is quick to style with a medium-sized round brush or your hands blowing under and forward. Your pixie bob should be trimmed every 5 weeks to keep it fresh.

pixie bob for african american woman over 50 years old with a round face
Instagram @indinstrands

#16: African American Pixie Bob

This African-American pixie bob haircut features a side-swept fringe to flatter your round face shape. Style the layers with soft waves to add movement to your locks. They are one of the best hairstyles. This is because pixies often have angled bangs, which can have a narrowing effect on your face.

#17: Long Pixie for Thinning Hair

This is the perfect crop for thinning hair. It’s styled with bangs, volume, and dark-rooted ash blonde for an illusion of fullness and depth. A longer crop with texture is ideal for women with round faces and shorter thin hair.

#18: Textured Short Cut for Curly Hair

This curly haircut looks fun and chic on blonde locks. Perfect to match your round face shape, it’s the look to pull off anywhere and anytime.

#19: Low-Maintenance Lob for Grey Hair

Let your grey hair grow, and opt for a chop and style that suit your round face. Here’s a superb lob for grey hair that’s trending right now.

face framing graduated bob for women over 50 with round face
Instagram @doiow

#20: Face-Framing Graduated Bob

A face-framing short graduated bob with a middle-parted fringe can complement the round shape of your face.

#21: Short and Shaggy Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Bring life to your thin locks by opting for a neck-length shag haircut that’s easy to style with texture.

Related: Trendy shaggy cut ideas for older women

#22: Layered Blonde Bob with Fine Hair

If you’re a lovely woman with fine tresses, this haircut is perfect! This is the ideal blonde layered bob style for fine hair. It carries out extra texture and volume to what’s supposed to be smooth locks. Keep the length even with your jawline for a breezy feel while wearing it.

textured pixie for women 50 years old with round face
Instagram @koriritter

#23: Salt and Pepper Textured Pixie

Salt and pepper hair can show off their natural color with a textured pixie. Adding a side fringe is a sweet touch to such short hair for chubby face shapes.

#24: Short Bob Haircut with Asymmetrical Bangs

Accentuating the cheekbones, this bob with asymmetrical bangs is gorgeous. A short bob with bangs like this will make you look younger.

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#25: Choppy Silver Bob with Bangs

Complete your youthful vibe with this bob with bangs, complementing your round face. Added fringe makes a dramatic finish to class up this haircut.

feathered bob for woman in her 50s with round face
Instagram @pxhairdesign

#26: Neck-Length Feathered Bob for Thin Hair

Short, fine tresses may look lifeless, and no one wants that. Good thing this feathered bob for thin hair brings out the volume you need for your style. It’s a jaw-length haircut with bangs, which looks vibrant on a blonde hue.

side parted angled bob for woman aged 50 with round face
Instagram @beautician_bri

#27: Jaw-Length Side Parted Angled Bob

No other hairstyle is better than this side-parted angled bob. The shape of this jaw-length chop complements a round face shape well. Meanwhile, the richer the light blonde shade is, the more striking it becomes.

#28: Medium-Short Layered Hair

This short layered haircut would look great with a dimensional color. This layered hair has movement and body! Short hairstyles for women with round faces often have texture to help those with thin hair.

chin length bob for women in their fifties round face
Instagram @oliviaberttall

#29: Chin-Length Bob

This chin-length bob is an asymmetrical textured bob. Ask your stylist for a lot of short layering while blending in with the baseline for an edgy look that’s still easy to style.