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What are best hairstyles for sagging neck?

My neck skin is sagging… Is there any hairstyle best for someone with a turkey neck?

In order to look great a modern woman should take into account dozens of nuances. The choice of clothes and make-up is only the tip of the iceberg. Having a pack of sagging neck hairstyles up your sleeve may be no less important as you age. Especially if you are 40+ or a bit overweight.

When the skin loses its elasticity, it starts to sag. Sagging skin on the neck is also called “turkey neck”. This happens because of thin skin in that area, sagging muscles, and fat.

Let’s look through some general tips, tricks and options of hairstyles to hide sagging neck and jowls!

  • If you are overweight and have a chubby face, make a hairstyle that will visually elongate your face. Consider haircuts with crown volume and strands covering the sides of your face and neck. Asymmetry and a side parting are also great options for the women who are in search for the best hairstyles to hide turkey neck.

  • If you prefer long loose hair and curls, then you should try to create soft waves that begin below the jawline.

  • Choose haircuts with oblique, elongated, or asymmetrical bangs. Also, you should avoid too short cuts since they tend to reveal the problematic jawline and neck.

Best Haircuts to Disguise Turkey Neck and Neck Wrinkles

The same question as always: what hair length to choose, short, medium or long?

Short

Although short haircuts aren’t considered the best sagging neck solutions, there are some styles that are able to refresh your look and act like a “facelift”. The following shorter styles will help to hide your turkey neck:

  • Graduated bob. This is one of the best hairstyles to hide sagging neck (among the shorter ones) or rather distract attention from it, and it’s perfect for thick hair. Its point is a proportional silhouette achieved with volume on the crown and longer strands framing the face.

  • Pageboy cut. That’s also one of the most suitable hairstyles for older women with sagging neck. Due to the rounded shape, the volume gets more natural and an oval face looks even slimmer. However, if your face is round, you’d better opt for another style.

  • Pixie. Chosen right, it can serve as the best non-surgical treatment for sagging neck too. It makes the appearance less massive and the cheekbones sharper due to angled temples, as well as layered strands creating volume on top of the head.

Medium

What to do for sagging neck if you want to have a medium length? If you have aging skin that’s losing its elasticity, consider such mid-length haircuts:

  • Lob. Quite a nice option. Its advantage is versatility, since it’s equally suitable for straight, and porous curly hair. You can try a tapered lob to get even more volume and lightness.

  • Blunt bob. What kind of hairstyle hides a turkey neck better, with or without layers? A blunt bob will work great on medium length hair. In addition to the classic option, elongated and asymmetrical versions are suitable for plus size women.

Long

There are also some flattering long hairstyles for sagging neck. Think cascades of beautiful graduated layers. You can experiment with longer styles – for example, try making airy curls or just bend the tips slightly. It’s always better to avoid too “sleek” hairstyles: although long is considered to be the best haircut length to hide sagging neck, slicked back hair won’t be able to veil the problematic areas.

One more frequent question is how to get rid of turkey neck. You may need Botox injections, laser procedures, or a neck lift, in worse cases even a full face-lift. If the problem is fully evident, lotions, creams, ultrasound and infrared treatments won`t help.

Anyway, a good haircut will always mask some imperfections of your face, neck, and shoulders. There are many stylish haircut options for overweight and older women today. Define your hair type and together with your stylist choose a cut that will be perfect for your appearance. Happy beauty transformations!

Featured image by margitwinkler from Pixabay
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!