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What are the best haircuts for double chins?

What is the best hairstyle or cut for a double chin?

It’s not true that only older or overweight ladies need to use various tricks for diverting attention away from the lower half of the face. Think of Selena Gomez’s pictures fiercely criticized across social pages for excess plumpness around her chin just a few years ago. While we have plenty of methods to tackle the problem, from lifting serums to surgery, we are going to explore the non-invasive approach, i.e magic hairstyles to hide double chin – and they do exist!

Short Hair for Double Chins

It seems crops are definitely not among the best options in this case, as they leave our chins totally exposed. However, a good cut is all about the right balance, and some short styles work towards this goal perfectly well. The main idea with crops is to create the focal points that can draw attention away from the pet peeve while delivering a stylish touch and even a rejuvenating effect. Here are the short hairstyles for double chins we really like for both vibe and camouflage.

– Long layered pixie

Ginnifer Goodwin proved that pixie works fine for broad faces, and we are dead sure that it’s a nice hairstyle for a round chubby face with a double chin. However, this covers only cuts with longer pieces on top and volume at the roots. The volume serves to balance the lower part of the face. The long strands can be styled beautifully around the temples, ears, and crown to emphasize the eyes and cheekbones instead of … well, you know.

– Short A-line bob

There are several reasons to recommend A-line bob hairstyles for double chins. First, with its elongated front pieces, the cut adds sharp lines and some length, thus making your face look slimmer. Second, it creates a kind of curtain in the front to hide a sagging jawline while opening the neck for a more feminine feel.

– Wavy chin-length bob

When it comes to curly hairstyles for round faces and double chins, short bobs with teased roots and large waves are among styles to consider, especially for older ladies. They put the accent on the upper half of the face and bring some flattering softness to the lower half, which shades the problem. It’s also a good choice for receding chin, as curls mean volume, but we wouldn’t recommend this approach for obese women.

Medium Length Hairstyles for Double Chin

Mid-length hair is kind of born to serve the purpose since it delivers a lot of locks around the face to play with for finding the perfect balance. Medium haircuts allow wearing the hair loose without much hassle about maintenance while granting that desirable blanket to cover our imperfections. At the same time, they leave enough length to experiment with updos and half-up half-down styles, which can also be customized to work for sagging jowls. Let’s see what choice we have in this hairstyle segment.

– Layered haircuts for double chins

Shoulder-length cuts with loose face-framing layers starting just past the plus point are good hairstyles for ladies with different hair types. If your tresses are more on the straight side, try on piece-y texture; if your hair holds wavy styles well, add loose curls throughout the perimeter to counterweigh the chubby parts of the face.

– Shaggy haircuts for double chins

Shags are among our favorite hairstyles for ladies over 50 with a double chin. Besides that, they radiate awesome retro chic. The technique used for layering makes the hair pieces curl haphazardly, thus creating volume and movement galore. And that’s just what we want for older women, who often have limp tresses.

– Straight long bob cut

Girls with thick, heavy locks resistant to curling should opt for a straight lob hitting the shoulders. It’s a great haircut for a round face with a double chin since it elongates the face, shifts the focus away from the chin, and ensures low maintenance.

Long Hair for Double Chins

Long hair is a bit tricky, as it works in opposite directions. On the plus side, it visually stretches the whole silhouette, which is crucial for big girls. That’s why influencers like Jada Sezer and Simone Charles, not to mention thousands of less famous curvy women, tend to wear long plus size hairstyles. On the flip side, it requires tons of TLC to look healthy and full. Without this, dull and scarce locks will only emphasize age-related changes like sagging skin. Keeping all that in mind, we’ve chosen the following long hairstyles for double chin masking.

– Beyoncé’s full waves

When coupled together, dimension and length create a stunning look that makes other people forget about little details (and your chin will really appear invisible next to your gorgeous mane). Besides, long full waves balance a big body perfectly – your hips or breasts won’t seem that massive.

– Long shaggy style with bangs

If you have straight tresses, a long style with piece-y texture placed below the shoulders is the best haircut for double chin camouflaging. It will make your face look longer and slimmer without focusing much attention on its features. However, you also need some volume around the forehead to highlight your eyes and chime with the texture below – that’s what side bangs will pull off.

– Feminine updos

Choosing to pull your hair up, check how you look full-face and in profile. A French roll in the back can be a good choice to counteract a double chin when seen half-face. And getting your front strands up into a pompadour will shift the entire focus upwards, to your eyes.

When picking something from our selection of the best plus size haircuts of 2020, don’t forget to ponder on all the factors – your age, hair type, lifestyle, body build, and bone structure. A perfect cut should tick every box to create a unique and truly flattering look.

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!