48 Face-Slimming Hairstyles for Women Over 50 and Overweight

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Long Wavy Blonde Hair for Overweight Ladies Over 50

Long wavy blonde hair for overweight ladies over 50 can be a great choice when considering factors such as face shape, hair texture, and youthfulness. The long length helps to elongate facial features and create a slimming effect as well as create the feeling of a young appearance. Coloring the hair blonde is also a great option if you’re experiencing grey hairs and not wanting to commit to monthly maintenance and root touch-up appointments. Styling the hair in a curly, or wavy texture creates a youthful and beachy vibe that is sure to bring you back to your inner child youthful roots.

Chin-Length Bob with Stacked Layers for Mature Overweight Ladies Over 50 with Fuller Face Shapes
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#2: Chin-Length Bob with Stacked Layers

A chin-length bob with stacked layers is the style to go for. It’s important to look at the face straight on and follow its profile shape. This will guide you on where to add volume and height or minimize. An A-line graduated bob can add height through the fringe if you have a convex facial profile. This cut will help create a balanced look.

#3: Soft Medium Cut with Full Bangs

As we get older, finding a hairstyle that suits both our hair texture and body shape can be difficult. A soft medium cut with full bangs beautifully flatters rounder faces. Also, it helps hide areas that make you feel self-conscious. This kind of hairstyle can really boost your confidence.

#4: Side-Parted Curly Cut

A side-parted curly cut is one of the most popular hairstyles for curly hair over 50. This bouncy, body-filled hairdo is easy to maintain and looks beautiful on aging hair.

#5: Blonde Short Bob with Pink Peek-a-Boo Highlights

A blonde short bob with pink peek-a-boo highlights is a stunning and simple way to add more interest to your haircut. If you are not a fan of pink, why not try lavender or even mint green highlights?

Long Wavy Brown Hair with Money Piece for Overweight Mature Women Over 50
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#6: Wavy Brown Hair with Money Piece

A money piece can add a touch of extra flair to your brown, wavy hair. It’s a highlight placed in a fixed position, often giving the face a framed appearance with a bold color. The highlight softens and blends seamlessly along the hairline.

#7: Short Wedge Bob with Side Fringe

Opt for a short wedge bob that comes with a side fringe. You might question if a bob works with a round face. The answer is it does. I suggest adding a deep side part. This creates asymmetry, which flatters a round face. Thicker hair beautifully adds fullness. Consider a graduated wedge cut. Adding some texture can help remove weight, improve movement, and decrease bulkiness.

#8: Shoulder-Grazing Blonde Hair with Layers

Layers at a shoulder-grazing length would be a youthful style for your blonde hair. This length is long enough to tie it up. When worn down, it’s the perfect length to keep your hair naturally full and never flat.

#9: Lob Cut with Face-Framing Layers

Adding face-framing layers to a lob cut gives an illusion of longer hair. Face-framing layers also make your hair versatile. You can wear it up, pull a few pieces out, or add waves for texture.

#10: Side Part Style and Waves for Fine Hair

Create glamorous volume on fine hair with a deep side part and waves. Offsetting your natural hair parting will always give your hair more lift while styling it in waves will add fullness to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Overall, this look is a perfect option if you’re seeking a youthful look, particularly for those over 50 with long hair. I would recommend spraying a texture spray on your roots and applying a thermal protector to your hair ends. Afterward, choose your part placement and style your hair in waves.

Jaw-Length Stacked Bob Cut with Hidden Undercut for Overweight 50-Year-Old Women
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#11: Stacked Bob Cut with Hidden Undercut

This is a well-done inverted bob. It’s styled and shaved with an undercut to add flair to the style! Remember, if you get an undercut, growing it out can be frustrating. This is especially true until it reaches a length that blends into the cut naturally.

#12: White Blonde Wavy Bob with Side Bangs

If you’re considering going shorter, a white-blonde wavy bob with soft side bangs is an ideal mid-length hairstyle. Shorter hairstyles can be intimidating, so selecting the right shape and length is paramount. A shoulder-length bob is an extremely flattering haircut for those with rounded faces. To give your haircut a natural wave and easy to style, include some light layers.

#13: Soft Medium Shag with Face Frame

If you’re considering a new haircut shape, a soft medium shag with a face frame might be the ideal option for you. Shaggy haircut styles include short pieces that frame your face. They often start at the cheekbone and connect to the longest hair point. You can air-dry or blow-dry shag haircuts for a stylish finish. Use a two-inch round brush to get the best volume and shaping. This tool is perfect for a classic yet modern hairstyle.

#14: Fluffy Short Bob with See-Through Bangs

A short, fluffy bob with see-through, wispy bangs is a voluminous haircut known for its flattering shape. A short bob can be custom-shaped to fit your needs and face shape. Making the short bob a bit more rounded, rather than angled, creates a full and fluffy effect.

#15: Feathered Swoopy Layers

Adding feathered layers and swoopy bangs to your usual long layers can make your hair livelier. These details also give a shag shape. Feathered layers take a special way of cutting and forming the hair. Using texturing shears or a razor gently can give your hair a feathered effect. For the best results, find a stylist who specializes in this technique.

#16: Brunette Bob with Blonde Highlights

A brunette bob hair with gold blonde highlights is an eye-catching color. It is ideal if you aim to make a statement. If you want a beautiful, high-contrast look without long salon visits, blonde highlights are perfect. I suggest placing roughly 6 to 7 foils on the top part line. Then, intensify the rest of your hair color. This will result in a stunning high-contrast finish.

Voluminous Butterfly Layered Cut for Overweight Long-Haired 50-Year-Old Women with Grey Hair
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#17: Voluminous Butterfly Layered Cut

Taking into consideration body shape and face shape are key components to finding a style that suits you. People over 50 with thick hair and a heavier body type who prefer longer hairstyles will benefit from the butterfly layers. The butterfly layered cut is a classic rounded style with soft layers that add lightness and create movement in the hair.

Bright Blonde on Medium Layered Cut for Plus Size Women Aged 50 and Up
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#18: Bright Blonde on Medium Layered Cut

Apply a bright blonde color to a medium-layered haircut. Women over 50 can try layered blonde hairstyles to achieve a younger, modern look. A face-framing style adds volume to your hair and creates a soft, sensual texture. If you aim for a brighter facial look, achieving a highlighted hair color could help. Also, applying a soft golden light blonde color can reflect light, making your hair look shiny.

Layered Bangs and Flipped Ends for Overweight Ladies Aged Fifty with Shoulder-Length Hair
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#19: Layered Bangs and Flipped Ends

Styling hair away from the face makes an elegant style. It also gives a lifting effect to the shape. Tell your stylist that you want graduated layers. These layers can be styled easily using a curling iron or a round brush to flip up. Layered bangs near the cheekbones look great on older women.

#20: Shaggy Pixie with Short Bangs

Consider a shaggy pixie cut with short bangs. Don’t worry about finding plus-size hairstyles for those over 50 and overweight. Take into account your facial features and profile to achieve the best look. A short shaggy pixie cut creates balance with soft bangs framing the face, shaggy tendrils near the temples and ears, and a slightly longer shag at the nape. This gives an easy style for those who are big and beautiful.

Neck-Length Round Bob with Wispy Bangs for Plus Size Women Over Fifty with Glasses
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#21: Round Bob with Wispy Bangs

A round bob with wispy bangs is a great hairstyle for individuals over 50 with a round face. This style adds balance and sophistication. I recommend adding light bangs to frame the eyes. This style enhances facial balance while also ensuring that hair doesn’t interfere with glasses.

Platinum Spiky Pixie for Women Aged 50 and Up Who Are Overweight
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#22: Platinum Spiky Pixie

The platinum spiky pixie is a playful and eccentric style for women above 50 who want to exhibit their unique personal style. A classic scissor-over-comb technique through the perimeter creates a perfect balance between short cuts and long textured faux hawk crown layers. Adding platinum to this style will surely enhance your look. This makeover can be easily maintained with sessions every 4-6 weeks, ideal for hair graded 7 and above.

Side Part Pixie with Volume for Overweight Women Aged 50 with Fuller Face Shapes
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#23: Side Part Pixie with Volume

A side-parted pixie with a lot of volume is a classic and flattering haircut shape for women over 50. Keeping your natural hair bright can be tough, but there are ways to maintain its chic look. Purple shampoos help reduce yellow tones in your hair when used at home. Additionally, you may also book a salon gloss treatment. This gives a more permanent tone to your hair.

Short A-Line Straight Bob with Thin Bangs for Overweight Mature Women Aged 50
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#24: A-Line Straight Bob with Thin Bangs

A-line straight bob is great for a standout haircut. This style has a dramatic angle and thin, wispy bangs. A-line bobs are a classic shape that can be custom-fitted to your face shape. If your cheeks are round or chubby, it’s better to keep the haircut a bit longer around the face. This makes it more flattering.

Dimensional Layered Cut with Curled Ends and Bangs for Plus-Size Older Ladies Over 50
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#25: Dimensional Layered Cut with Curled Ends

Use a layered cut to show off your hair color. Try curling the ends for this. Thermal styling can highlight your hair’s natural tones. To curl the ends, use a strong mousse. It keeps your hair in place the whole day.

Feathered Mid-Length Hair with Bangs for Overweight Older Ladies Aged 50
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#26: Feathered Mid-Length Hair with Bangs

For thick, bulky hair, try a hairstyle with feathered mid-length hair and bangs. These textured layers can shed unwanted weight and volume for a more flattering, slimming effect.

#27: Concave Bob with Highlights and Lowlights

You can add depth to your existing concave bob hairstyle using highlights and deep lowlights. The blend of colors will highlight the edgy cut of your concave bob, giving it a bold, 3D look.

Textured Pixie Bob with Shorter Layers for Older Women Aged Fifty with High Cheekbones
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#28: Textured Pixie Bob with Shorter Layers

Shorter layers increase the volume of a pixie bob. Choppy layers provide a flattering, youthful shape. This is ideal for a round face.

Chin-Grazing Graduated Blonde Bob with Light Bangs for Ladies Over Fifty with Rounded Faces
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#29: Graduated Blonde Bob with Light Bangs

A graduated bob with blonde highlights and light, wispy bangs is a flattering style many women enjoy and continue to adapt. Bob hairstyles always maintain a classic shape and can be tailored to your specific needs. In particular, graduated bob hairstyles are a great way to add volume while still keeping length around the face. In hairstyling, graduation is the ideal technique for creating lots of volume and fullness.

Deep Side Part Lob with Layers for Overweight Ladies Over 50
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#30: Deep Side Part Lob

A deep side parted lob is one of the most flattering hairstyles for over 50s. As we age, our skin, body, and hair change, necessitating style adjustments. A deep side part is an optimal change for a slimming effect on round faces. Maintain your hair at shoulder length. This helps to draw the eye downwards, giving your face a longer look and a slimmer overall shape. Speak with your stylist about face-framing layers. These layers add movement to your hair and help hide fine lines and wrinkles around your face.

Ear-Length Short Hair with Side-Swept Pixie for Seniors Over Fifty with Round Face Shapes
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#31: Short Hair with Side-Swept Pixie

Try a short side-swept pixie for your next haircut. It’s easy to manage and light on the head. If you’ve been searching for the right haircut and often Google ‘short hairstyles for over 50 and overweight’, you’re in luck. A side-swept pixie is a popular cut, especially for women over 50, due to its low-maintenance nature. You don’t have to spend a ton of time styling or blow drying, you can honestly wash and go if you want to. The side-swept bangs and face-framing pieces help to shape the face while also hiding wrinkles, which gives a more youthful look. Schedule regular appointments every 3-4 weeks to trim your neckline and bangs. It gives a fresh haircut look without being too costly.

silver bob with layers for women over 50 and overweight
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#32: Silver Bob with Layers

The silver bob with layers is a beautiful hairstyle ideal for ladies over 50. The bob has graduation on the back and short layers going longer to the front, elegantly connecting to a side-swept fringe, making the hairstyle suit all face shapes. Keep the natural silver or salt and pepper color if you want less maintenance.

hairstyle for large women over fifty with long Hair
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#33: Face-Framing Highlights on Long Hair

Long, healthy hair looks great for larger women in their 50s.

Use your favorite 1-2inch curling iron to create a soft wave for the added body.  Long hairstyles for overweight women over 50 look better if you finish them off with a light hold hairspray.

Keeping the hair soft and bouncy makes one of the most flattering hairstyles for fat faces over 50.

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#34: The Long Bob

A long bob cut with side bangs features a very flattering length, even with a double chin. Such hairstyles for older women with round faces allow for easy styling, fewer salon visits, and enough volume so the hair doesn’t fall flat. For an added dimension, balayage highlights make an excellent option.

#35: Curly Bob for Black Women

Tighter texture can possess longer lengths than what meets the eye. A curly bob for a black woman can provide versatility for styles that range from blowouts to a layered silhouette.
When preparing for a trim at the salon, I suggest familiarizing yourself with your desired shapes.

Haircut for fat ladies over 50 with Thick Hair
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#36: Inverted Cut for Thick Hair

Inverted, stacked bobs are exceptional hairstyles for women in their fifties to look younger. These work great on thick hair. All the layers remove extra weight and give the hair lots of movement. The angle of such A-line bob haircuts can help define the jaw and lift the face which is perfect for ladies over 50. If wanting to cover your white hair, ask for a blonde color.

#37: Face-Framing Cut

Women over the age of 50 with grey hair may love a face-framing haircut style. Such haircuts for women are easily maintained, perfect for all lengths and face shapes. The most flattering hairstyles for a woman in her 50s must have tons of layers, especially ones that vary in length around your face, to provide a face-framing effect.

Layered Bob for ladies in their fifties and overweight
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#38: The Layered Bob

A layered bob is an excellent choice for ladies in their fifties with chubby faces. Adding graduation to the back can also create volume and is perfect for those with dense hair to prevent a bulky or boxy look. Great looking hairstyles for women with a round face can be styled smooth or with some waves for a modern and more casual finish.

See more layered bobs specifically for gals in their 50s

Haircut for overweight Women Over 50 with Glasses
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#39: Bob for Women Over 50 with Glasses

This is a simple neck-length bob with a fringe that works well for women over 50 with glasses. It’s recommended for short haircuts for fine hair and round faces to keep the fringe on or above the brow line so as not to interfere with the glasses, and to accentuate the eye area. Style such a short bob with a flat iron for a sleek and chic finish.

See more flattering bobs for a woman in their fifties

#40: Middle Part for Wavy Hair

Consider a middle part on a mid-length shag for naturally wavy hair. This hairdo is very versatile and flattering. It can be worn naturally or blown out for a glamorous, polished finish. Style with a setting spray and a round brush for loads of volume, or air dry with a curl cream for an effortless lived-in look.

Here are more shags that are flattering for ladies in their fifties

#41: Simple Cut for Straight Hair

For straight hair, try a layered shoulder-length cut, which is one of the best hairstyles for over 50 with a double chin. The length keeps the look from feeling heavy, and layering creates movement and interest in a texture that sometimes falls flat. These layered haircuts are versatile and can be worn up or down. Blow dry or air dry with a texture cream for a lovely effortless look.

#42: Blunt Cut for Thin Hair

A blunt bob for thin hair creates the appearance of density. The strong perimeter builds weight in a wispy texture. This cut can be tailored to suit overweight women, so ask your stylist what length would suit your face best.

Haircut for fifty-year-old women with a Round Face Shape
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#43: Face-Framing Cut for a Round Face Shape

Try a medium-length shag with a fringe for a round face shape. A short layered cut is perfect for fifty-year-old women that have fine or thin hair, and a longer fringe leans out a rounder face. Keep the length below the shoulders and frame the face with lots of piece-y texture. Short hairstyles for round faces and thin hair like this require a texturizing spray or a beach spray for a lived-in and effortless finish.

#44: Layered Bob with Bangs

Consider a layered bob with bangs for women over fifty years old. It’s youthful and flattering and is one of the best slimming haircuts for chubby faces. Blow dry smooth and go over it with a flat iron for a chic and polished finish.

Shoulder-Length cut for a fifty-year-old woman and overweight
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#45: Layered Shoulder-Length Cut

A layered shoulder-length cut is an excellent choice for women over 50 who are obese. It has a face-framing feature that offers a slimming effect. Layered bob hairstyles for over 50 have a length that’s versatile and easy to maintain. Blow dry with a round brush and a root volumizing spray.

Shoulder-length haircut for ladies in their 50s with Curly Hair
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#46: Flattering for Shoulder-Length Curly Hair

A shoulder-length cut is an excellent choice for curly hair. The mid-length is ideal for ladies in their 50s as it looks youthful but still polished. Ask your stylist for some long layers and face-framing pieces to keep the curls from looking too boxy. Air dry or diffuse with a mousse or curl cream to achieve stunning curly hairstyles.

Long Pixie Bob for women past their fifties and overweight
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#47: The Long Pixie Bob

If you are considering going shorter, try a long pixie bob with side-swept bangs. Women past their fifties often experience thinning hair and changing of its texture. This pixie cut offers a low-maintenance shape that promotes volume and easy styling. Remember that short cuts require more frequent salon visits to keep them looking their best, so factor that in if budget is a concern.

#48: The Medium-Length Shag

A medium-length shag is very trendy right now and it’s an ideal shape for women in their 50s. The layering adds a volume to any hair texture and the fringe adds softness around the face. This medium hair looks youthful and stylish! To achieve fabulous medium-length hairstyles for over 50 and overweight, blow dry with a styling spray and a round brush, and finish with a dry texturizing spray for the perfect undone style.

See more medium-length cuts for ladies in their 50s!

The best haircuts and hairstyles for women over 50 and overweight are specifically cut to help your face appear slimmer.

Hairstylist and salon owner Jaclynn Evaro from Covina, CA shares her insights on getting the right cut.

“Remember that you’re never too old for cool hair, and don’t let your weight define the type of cut you want,” says Evaro. The right haircut and style must highlight the features you love about yourself. You’ll gain confidence, eventually.

Long hair can hide both the flaws and flawless facial features of a woman. So, Evaro suggests a versatile short undercut. “It’s lengthy up top to accentuate your gorgeous eyes, cheekbones, or smile,” she adds.

Short hair for women over 50 can be styled in various ways. Just know the styling products and tools necessary to achieve your desired look. Straight, curly, braided, or with bangs—the options are endless!

The noticeable drawback of these hairstyles for women who are in their 50s and overweight is it requires daily styling. “If you’re looking for a low-maintenance chop, this isn’t for you,” says Evaro.

Come and explore the hair trend that offers a youthful look. Check out these photos of these flattering hairstyles for women over 50 and overweight.