47 Best Hairstyles for a Double Chin

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What Are The Best Hairstyles for a Double Chin?

Finding the right hairstyle for a face with a double chin can be double the amount of anxiety! It may seem that a lot of on-trend haircuts and styles are unachievable when adorned with a double chin, but that is far from the truth!

Our facial features play a big role when selecting the right hairstyle choice. Round cheeks should avoid cuts that are round in shape and pixie ears should ironically avoid pixie haircuts. We are all born with little quirks that make us unique and we should never be made to feel inferior about them. It’s all about making the right choices to help us embrace and fall in love with our so-called flaws and find a way to comfortably live with our insecurities. It is about time we reprogramme those old stories that double chins are unsightly!

So chin up beautiful ladies! We found some gorgeous and flattering haircuts and styles for you to admire so you can choose the perfect one to suit you.

1. Shoulder Length Bob with Side Swept Bangs

When you are eagerly trying to divert attention from a double chin, shoulder-length and asymmetry are a huge help! Hair beyond the chin helps lengthen it and a side sweeping bang creates that asymmetry that makes the face appear slimmer overall.


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2. Graduated Bob

A graceful graduation that creates length towards the front also adds length to the chin. Wearing it sleek and poker-straight enhances that angle making it a flattering hairstyle choice that helps keep the eyes away from that double chin.


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3. Tapered Bob

A tapered bob is essentially a graduated bob with some soft stacked layers in the back. It will have the same effect as a graduated bob but is perfect for thicker hair as it removes extra weight and bulk. It also tapers into the neck, making it appear slimmer, and a slim neck can deflect the eyes from a double chin.

4. Shoulder Grazing Bob

It’s so flattering on Adele and it can be flattering on you too! you can enjoy the beauty of a classic bob by wearing it below your chin and just grazing your shoulders. Texture the ends slightly to create some softness, which will transmute that double chin by framing the face and elongating the neck.

5. Long Angled Blunt Bob Cut

A beautifully well-cut blunt bob with gentle graduation can be favorable for a double chin. This slight angle elongates the face, and when cut well, it is more gracing to the face than a cut that can end in you resembling Dora the Explorer.


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6. Angled Layered Lob

Keeping that gentle angle, add some soft layers to create movement and dimension. Layers are always more flattering on a face that sports a double chin and take a simple bob up a level. Great for finer hair as it contributes to more body and volume.


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7. Graduated Bob with a Steep Angle

Again with the graduation, but it’s so complementary to a double chin, so it has to be a primary choice! When done more dramatically, that steep can angle can really transmute a double chin. It creates a lot of height in the back, and the angle falls longer and softer around the face.

8. Asymmetrical Bob

Maintaining length and isolating it to one area creates asymmetry, perfect to distract from a double chin. The best part is that you are rocking two hairstyles in one by intentionally and creatively cutting one side longer than the other. This haircut is more suited to ladies who enjoy playing around with more alternative ways of cutting their hair and who enjoy letting their personality be communicated through self-expression.


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9. Medium Length Tousled Waves

Disheveled, tousled waves are so pleasing to the eye. they create subtle but effective movement in the hair and soften the face. Add some warm hues of balayage to create dimension and contrast and that double chin will be the least of your worries.

10. Layered Shag Cut

A shag haircut is such a timeless classic making its way back to the modern world of hair. A shag is characterized by its many gorgeous feathered layers cascading down the head. Full of movement and charisma, a modern-day shag can be styled in such a way to redirect attention away from the chin. Add some wispy bangs to soften the forehead and style the mid-lengths to ends with a sassy flick to direct the eyes away from your loathed double chin.


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11. Long Layered Haircut

If you are attached to your rapunzel locks, then layers are a must to add movement and to prevent your mane from looking boxy and blunt. Long hair is a great option for a double chin, but opt for a side parting to create that asymmetry, as well as some soft layers to fall around the face from the neck down, that’s where you want all the attention to be drawn.

12. Long Soft Waves

If you have finer hair, then blunt cutting is a better method to help your hair appear thicker. Add some very soft waves to break up the blunt line and overall soften the face and compliment your double chin.


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13. Long Straight Hair with Side Bangs and Face Framing Layers

Face framing layers go hand in hand with long hair, but make sure they start from the neck down to relieve attention from your double chin. Full sweeping bangs tone down the harshness a blunt bang can have on the face and draw more focus to the eyes.

14. Full-bodied Curls with a Side Parting

I’m sure you gasped when you read the word full-bodied, but rest assured, that’s relevant to your locks only! Ironically enough, when the hair is bouncy and voluminous around your face, that can really soften and deflect from your double chin. As long as your curls are directed away from your face and your parting is to the side to create graceful movement.




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24. Wispy Textured Bob

Great on medium textured hair, wispy,piecy bits on the ends of your hair is chic and stylish and help create an illusion of a slimmer face. It is a funkier hairdo for hip ladies who enjoy an edgier hairstyle. Style with a spray wax for a ruffled, stiffer texture, or use soft wax on the ends to get that separation.



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32. Short Pixie Cut with Longer Bangs

Double chins can also rock a shorter haircut! They can actually look really cute on a fuller face as long as you wear them right. Shorter pieces on the top create height, and a wispy bang on the face alleviates that round appearance that a pixie cut can sometimes create. Style with a matt wax to really have fun with the texture of a pixie cut.

33. Long Pixie Cut

Short and off the ear, but long and chic in the front. Maintaining some length from the crown to the bangs creates a flattering shape to redirect the eyes away from a double chin. Longer hair on the top is great for extra height and you can have fun with the bangs by adding a soft wave to level it up a notch.




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36. Angled Bob Pixie Cut

Let’s go back to that graduation for a moment. This time on shorter hair, you can really have fun with lengths. The hair in the back is cut shorter and tapered against the neck, leaving that area to look after itself while you play around with the front. Enjoy some playful height at the crown, transitioning to a longer sleek bang. Opt for a side parting once again, because this hairstyle works best with some asymmetry, which is also a double chin must.




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39. Undercut

For those supercool ladies who enjoy some contrast and edge to their haircuts. An undercut can remove a lot of bulk, which removes the need for extra fuss. It immediately slims the neck, which diffuses the double chin. Level it up by finding a stylist who can pull off some epic hair tattoo designs to really let your personality shine through.

40. Pompadour

A hip and trendy hairstyle choice that’s not just for the gents, the pompadour is in fact named after Madame de Pompadour, a mistress of King Louis XV of France. Easy to style using a wide-tooth comb and a generous amount of hairspray, the pompadour creates height by smoothing it back with volume. The height is also created by having the contrast between super short sides and extra length on top. So madames, rock those pompadours!

41. Fauxhawk

An epic hairstyle for your inner rockstar! Slicking back those sides to sit close and flat against your scalp, alongside a high teased bubble-like do on top creates what you call a fauxhawk. A fauxhawk is less committed than a classic mohawk and creates height and length in the face. It is simply gorgeous and be rocked out on a face with a double chin.

42. Long Ponytail

A long ponytail is elegantly sweet and perfect for elongating a double chin. Polished and sleek in the front, you can opt for curly and tousled or sleek and slim in the tail. It is perfect for a casual day out, but can also be seen flaunted by ladies on the red carpet, which makes this a versatile hairstyle choice.

43. High Bun

Rebel Wilson, famous for owning her curves, rocked this high bun which relieves her double chin in a fun and elegant way. Add some soft bangs to accentuate the eyes and create a graceful balance from the bangs to the bun. The height created by this do soothes the anxiety of a double chin to flaunt your features confidently.

44.Low and Loose Bun

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47. Beehive Inspired Puff with Sleek Sides

Amp up the volume to really create some dramatic height! You don’t have to tease as much as a Karen would love you too, but you can take the ’60s inspired do and turn it into a modern must-have hairstyle. The sides are slicked back and pinned just under the gorgeous puff of locks that are tastefully teased and combed back to sit like a spectacular crown of hair.

48. Pinup Girl Inspired Hairdo

For the Rockabilly inspired ladies! The polished curls and sleek height created by this pinup technique are to die for. These hairstyles have never discriminated against rounder faces and they always look fantastic, even if there is a double chin trying to steal the attention.

Final Thoughts

It may seem like you are fighting a losing battle when it comes to finding the best look to befriend your double chin, but rest assured, your opinion of yourself is a lot harsher than everyone’s around you. Your hair is an amazing tool to help shift your insecurities and flatter your face in a way that can double your confidence. Here are a few things to remember when choosing the right hairstyle.

  • Hair styled away from your face naturally carries the eyes in the same direction, therefore redirecting attention from the chin.
  • Height is optimal in elongating the face and helping it appear slimmer.
  • Asymmetrical styles can cut off the roundness of the face and are a win for double chins.
  • Face framing layers should start from the neck down.

Remember most of all to be gentle with yourself and love your chin just the way it is!

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Author - Lauren Holland

Lauren always knew she needed to work in an industry that would nurture her creative and eccentric personality. She has run her own business for 7 years. After 2 years attending college, Lauren found herself an apprenticeship with one of the top salons in her province. This salon was popular for their more alternative and creative hairstyle ideas, taking part in many international competitions, photoshoots and shows where bright colors and Avant Garde styling were always the theme. She fine-tuned her skills throughout her 5 years there, achieving many awards including national finalist of the Goldwell Color Zoom competition. After qualifying, Lauren stayed on and grew in leaps and bounds in her art, training new apprentices and meeting some local fame and influencers. She got to experience various facets of the industry and built up a strong clientele. Lauren eventually found her way to owning her own salon and, in this time, she specialized in bridal and formal hair. Living in the Midlands meant she was in the hub of the wedding industry and was involved with collaborative shoots and bridal shows.