25 Flattering Long Pixie Cuts for Full Faces to Look Slimmer

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A long pixie cut for full (or chubby) faces is a short crop with layers that helps the face shape appear slimmer. The cut creates chic styles that are easy to achieve and attract attention!

Hair artist Matthew Benson of Santa Rosa, CA, has a nifty tip for plus-size beauties who want to try pixies or lixies. He states, “Add subtle layers or side bangs to give the illusion of a more diamond face shape. This can be slimming and make it feel more soft and beautiful.”

Avoid blunt lines or trimmed edges for a feminine finish. The hair must hug the head laying forward to prevent creating that awful “bump” effect when styling the top.

If considering a longer cut pixie cut, understand that it requires more maintenance. “Be ready to get your hair cut every 4-8 weeks,” says Benson.

The key to a striking short haircut lies in your chosen stylist. Make sure they’re comfortable doing a long pixie cut for fuller face shapes like yours. If they think your preferred look is a bad idea, consider a second opinion.

If you’re looking for short hair ideas that offer edgy and stunning styles, you’re in the right place. And if you want tips on choosing the best pixie cut, check our guide for professional advice.

Check out these images of the trendy long pixie cuts for women with full faces!

Angled Pixie Crop
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#1: Angled Pixie Crop

An angled pixie crop has many options, layers, and styles. Despite the many layers, ask your stylist for an evenly short cut, straight hairstyle.

#2: Deep Side Part Pixie Cut with Fringe

A deep side part with a fringe is a great modification for a long pixie cut, especially for those with round faces. The side part will visually elongate your face to balance out the roundness. Your hair type will also determine how short you can go with your fringe. It’s important to keep in mind that hair tends to shrink when it dries, so avoid cutting it too short.

Messy Long Pixie with Hidden Undercut for Fuller Faces
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#3: Messy Long Pixie with Hidden Undercut

Opt for a messy, long pixie with a hidden undercut. This cut works well for straight, fine, medium, and thick hair. It features an undercut and offers top-side styling versatility. For a chubby face, a long pixie cut creates a beautiful shape. The cut is longer in the front and shorter at the back. This creates an elongating effect for a balanced look.

#4: Brunette Pixie with Crown Layers and Bangs

With a brunette pixie cut, including crown layers and bangs, express your confidence. A long pixie cut with bangs for a round face is the perfect choice to slim down your features. The asymmetrical fringe that drapes over the cheek comes off as a flattering feature of the haircut. You’ll get extra volume in the crown with the shorter layers in that area. The tapered nape will simplify the haircut styling, and it’s recommended to dry your hair using your hands.

#5: Brown-Haired Long Asymmetrical Pixie

If you have brown hair and want a new look, try an asymmetrical pixie haircut for an exciting change. A pixie cut that maintains length around the face is perfect for chubby cheeks. The pixie cut showcases the chin and neck while disguising any unwanted features. The asymmetrical pixie cut is a wonderful choice for those wanting a bit of edge with sophistication.

#6: Voluminous Lixie Haircut with Side Part

Try a voluminous pixie haircut with a soft undercut and a side part for a new, edgy take on a short hairstyle. If you’re a woman with rounder cheeks, it may feel intimidating to try a short haircut. Fortunately, there’s an option for you that may be more flattering. Adopting a pixie cut for a chubby face can be a challenging style to accomplish. However, a bob with its slightly longer elements can offer a more flattering version of a short hairstyle for those with rounder faces. Lastly, try incorporating longer bangs to add fullness near your cheekbones.

Feathered Long Pixie Cut for Mature Women with Round Face Shapes
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#7: Feathered Long Pixie Cut

You’ll love the cute style of a feathered, long pixie cut. The layers in your hair will create an asymmetrical effect. They’ll be shorter on one side and blend into a longer length on the other side. This gives your locks an edgy, piece-y vibe. Notice how this short, messy pixie cut has length left around the ears, making it a great shape to soften up full facial contours. Blow dry with your hands or a small round brush. Use a light gel for added volume and control.

Rich Red Long Pixie with Uneven Sides for Women with Round Faces
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#8: Rich Red Pixie with Uneven Sides

Try the bold style of a rich red pixie with uneven sides. Hair should surround the face in edgy haircuts for round faces, even if it’s just on one side. Having hair hit your cheekbone perfectly slims your features. As an added bonus, a pixie is easy to dry with your hands and a bit of texture paste. If your natural shade is light enough, it’s fairly easy to achieve the rich red tone with a single coloring process.

#9: Layered Pixie for Chubby Faces

Ladies with textured hair, wavy or curly, are perfect candidates for angled pixies! Layered pixie cuts for round faces help elongate the face while keeping volume. Ask your stylist to accentuate your facial features, such as cheekbones or jawlines.

Long Pixie with Short Layers for Thin Hair
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#10: Long Pixie with Short Layers for Thin Hair

A pixie cut for ladies with a chubby face and thin hair needs a combination of long and short layers. With shorter layers on top, this helps add volume and the illusion of fuller hair. Ask your stylist if the added texture is needed.

Related: Long pixie cuts for thin hair.

Tapered Pixie Haircut for Ladies with Double Chins
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#11: Tapered Pixie Haircut for Ladies with Double Chins

Plus-sized ladies with round, chubby faces can still rock a long pixie hairstyle if styled correctly. Long layers on top, wispy sideburns, and side bangs help your face look elongated and slimmer.

Androgynous Pixie Hairstyle
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#12: Androgynous Pixie Hairstyle

The perfect, edgy haircut for round faces is a pixie cut hairstyle longer than the traditional pixie style. It adds personality versatility, can be easily maintained, and works for all hair types.

#13: Pixie Bob Cut with an Asymmetrical Fringe

The best pixie hair cut for women with fat faces and double chins is cut to frame the face to make it look narrower and draw more attention to the eyes. Whether asymmetrical fringe or wispy layers, a long pixie bob is the perfect short hairstyle for round face shapes.

Long Pixie with Shaggy Layers
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#14: Long Pixie with Shaggy Layers

A long pixie with shaggy layers is the ultimate, spunky, grown-out cut. A shaggy pixie cut for a round face needs shorter layers on top for volume with face-framing layers, narrowing the face.

#15: Highlighted Pixie with Side Bangs

A pixie haircut for a chubby face has many options and will look good no matter what. Choppy layers to create the full, wispy effect paired with short sides and sun-kissed highlights is a beautiful short style that can be customized to suit your facial features.

Long Pixie Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
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#16: Long Pixie Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

Ladies with a round face will want a haircut that lengthens their face. A long pixie cut with bangs is perfect for a round face. The longer bangs and side bangs help keep the fullness of a pixie but elongate the face at the same time.

#17: Pixie with a Side Part for Fine Hair

Ladies with fine hair can still rock a pixie cut. Just ask your stylist to do a faded undercut with long layers on top. Long pixie cuts for a fat face need long layers, giving the illusion of a slimmer face.

#18: Pixie Bob with Wispy Bangs

A pixie bob paired with piece-y, wispy bangs is perfect for a soft jawline. Long layers on top help create the illusion of fuller hair while keeping the weight off.

Mohawk Pixie Cut on Women with Chubby Cheeks
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#19: Mohawk Pixie Cut on Women with Chubby Cheeks

Ladies looking for a long pixie cut haircut but wanting to make it spicy should consider a mohawk pixie. A mohawk pixie has shorter sides with longer layers on top styled towards the face. Added texture may be needed in an extra wispy haircut for chubby faces.

Pixie Crop with Full Bangs
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#20: Pixie Crop with Full Bangs

The perfect feminine pixie cut for a round face has long, choppy layers and softly cut full bangs. Ask your stylist if you need added texture to help your hair stay wispy.

Pixie Mullet for Fuller Face Shapes
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#21: Pixie Mullet for Fuller Face Shapes

Ladies with fuller face shapes may opt for a pixie mullet because it suits almost every face shape. A messy pixie hairstyle for chubby faces is a bold, piece-y lixie cut with many shorter layers on the sides.

#22: Pixie Shag for Round Faces

Shaggy pixie cuts are excellent for fuller face shapes because they can be highly customized. Consider your facial features and cut your new lixie haircut accordingly.

#23: Undercut Pixie

An undercut pixie for round face shapes and women over 50 is very popular because it can be customized to suit your facial features, easily maintained, and never out of style. Added texture may be needed depending on your hair texture and if you want the full, wispy lixie style.

Related: See more pixie cuts for women over 50 with round faces.

#24: Textured Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers

This textured pixie cut for chubby face shapes is longer than the traditional pixie. Add choppy layers, and you have an even more unique lixie hairstyle. Choppy pixie cuts have many layers, short in the back and long in the front, and are styled to have the spikes, piece-y look.

Side-Swept Pixie on Thick Hair
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#25: Side-Swept Pixie on Thick Hair

Side-swept pixie cuts are perfect for thick hair because you can keep some length while losing weight. Pixie cuts for thick hair and round faces pair perfectly with side-swept bangs because the slight face frame helps slim and elongate the face.