26 Most Flattering Plus Size Haircuts (Ideas For Chubby Faces)

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What Are The Most Flattering Plus Size Haircuts For Women With Chubby Faces?

If there is one way to elevate your confidence and help you feel like a million dollars, a good haircut is an excellent idea! With all the options out there, the latest trends, and of course our egos at the mercy of a bad decision, deciding to change your hair can be life-altering,

We are all born into this world one of a kind, and beautiful in our own unique way. We come in different shapes and sizes, and the social expectations of beauty can weigh heavy on our confidence. On the plus side, plus size is tearing down the old paradigm of small equals beautiful and women who find themselves in this category are flaunting their beauty like they rightly should!

When it comes to choosing a suitable hairstyle, your size and shape need to be considered in order to choose a look that enhances your features and flatters your curves.

We searched the web and found some flattering plus-size haircuts and styles. Let’s have a look and find the right one for you!

1. Classic A-Line Bob

This timeless classic is flattering when cut just below the jawline. An A-line bob means there are no stacked layers and the front is left slightly longer, this draws the eyes to below the chin creating length in the face and neutralizing the fullness of the cheeks.


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2. Choppy Bob

 If ‘messy hair, don’t care” is your vibe, then you should opt for a choppy bob. The shaggy look softens the edges, eliminating any blunt lines that can accentuate roundness in the face. This style is fun and low maintenance, perfect for the boss ladies on the go.


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3. Asymmetrical Bob

Intentionally uneven, but so trendy and chic. This haircut creates graceful movement by gradually cutting one side longer than the other. Usually worn in a side path, this angle cuts off the broadness of the face, making it appear slimmer.


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4. Medium Layered Bob

Spice up your locks with some layers to create volume and bounce on finer hair. Style it with a cheeky flick on the ends so the direction of the hair draws the eyes away from the face.


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5. Inverted Bob

Give this inverted bob a drastic angle to really create length in the front and stack the layers in the back to create some height. This tastefully flirty cut exposes a bit of the neck creating some height.


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7. Long and Sleek

Long hair draws the eye downwards and distracts from the broadness of the face. Great for thick hair, and when worn in a side parting, it can softly elongate the face. Polish this look by adding a serum for shine and sleekness.

8. Long Bouncy Curls

Bouncy looks, full of body are fail-proof. The length and fullness help create texture and movement to the hair surrounding the face, eliminating any solid lines and directing the eyes up and down in admiration.

9. Cascading curls over the Shoulder

This is an elegant choice that pairs well with an off-the-shoulder dress. Sweeping the hair to one side breaks up any symmetry that may accentuate a round face. Show off and elongate your neck by smoothing down the hair on the side, gradually bringing the eyes to a waterfall of gorgeous curls.

10. Long and Wavy

Long hair with some added waves and subtle balayage will have a woman of any size feeling like a beach babe. Admirable waves help create a texture that attracts focus to the hair and attention away from the face.


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11. Short and Curly

Rock that afro! A neat but full-bodied head of curls is so chic. Adding height and length to the face by maintaining curls on the top and short down to the scalp on the sides, this style is perfect and simply gorgeous on ethnic hair.


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12. Face Framing Layers

For medium to long hair, lots of layering around the face can really give it some shape. Begin the layers from just below the chin and turn them in to create a sleeker and softer look that brings attention to the neck. Although this style brings a lot of attention to the face, it is smartly cut to cut off the round face shape.

13. Full Textured Bangs

Bangs are absolutely an option for fuller faces, just as long as they are not cut with hard blunt lines that accentuate the width of the forehead. A round face can bang out a full fringe by adding a lot of texture and maintaining some extra length on the sides.


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14. Side Swept Bangs

Choose a heavy side-swept bang to eliminate some width on the face and draw attention to the eyes. When the hair is pulled back it helps, the bangs remain loose to maintain some style and soften the forehead.


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15. Dramatic Comb Over

A deep side parting can really add some attitude to a hairstyle and is a great way to change up a look. While giving your hair some dramatic height, it creates an asymmetrical shape that really slims the face. This stunning shape flaunts so much style and a boost of confidence.


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16. Pompadour

A pompadour is not just for the guys! If you enjoy rocking a stylish short hairdo, then a pompadour is fierce, flirty and fun. The height in the front adds some length to the face, changing the shape from round to oval, and the shorter hair on the sides narrow the broadness of the face.

17. Short Pixie cut

A feathery, textured pixie cut is so softening on the face. It can be worn curly or straight, smooth or tousled. It’s cute and flirty and really adds some extra personality. The soft texture that frames the face contributes to the shape and flatters the face by breaking up harsh lines.

18. Long Layered Pixie Cut

Add a little edge to the pixie cut by maintaining some length. You can play with varying lengths between the sides and top to match your personality, making it more versatile.

19. Undercut

Undercuts are great on thicker hair. This style eliminates a good amount of bulk, and the contrast of textures can create the perfect shape to slim the face. An edgy but chic choice if you are more unconventional with your hairstyle choices.


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20. Fade cut

A flawless fade is so satisfying to the eye, and it can work well on round faces. The gradual fading elongates the neck and creates length as the hair gets longer towards the top. Add some artsy patterns to really bring this style to a unique level.


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21. High ponytail

Adding height with a high ponytail can show off your beautiful features while creating a bit of a facelift. It creates a line from your chin to your crown to add length and elongate a chubby face. Wear it wavy for finer hair and sleek for thicker hair.


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22. Top Knot

A top knot is a popular style for when time is minimal. Rake your figures through your hair, collect it all on the top of your head, and create an elegantly messy bun. This pulls a lot of hair out of your face and gives provides a lot of height for the face to appear slimmer.

23. French Braids

French braids are fun and are a perfect hairstyle choice if you enjoy being active. Your hair is controlled and out your face, and the braids create a streamlined effect that makes the face and neck appear longer.

24. Modern Mohawk

For the more alternative and daring, a short mohawk is such a fun way to express yourself. A strong contrast in length creates a beautiful aesthetic and the extra height that is needed to elongate a round face. If you prefer your hair longer, you can easily add some small dutch braids down the side to give the illusion of a stylish mohawk.

25. Cornrows

Cornrows can be bohemian or gangster, whichever persona suits you. The soft lines, created by the braids, flow down toward the neck to create an illusion of sleek and slim.

26. Casual updo

Tousled curls pulled up into some detail can be casually elegant. Pulling the hair back creates that length and height while leaving some dangling curls around the face can add softness and movement.

Final Thoughts

Hairstyles for plus-size women are abundant! When you take in all that needs to be considered and fine-tune all the ideas that tickle your fancy, you will be rocking your locks with confidence. Being a plus-size woman should never stop you from experimenting with the way you present yourself. Own your curves and adorn them smartly.

Here are some useful tips to remember when choosing the best hairstyle for you.

  • Stay true to yourself. Choose a style that represents your personality and that you feel comfortable with. Explore your comfort zone in baby steps until there is zero resistance to trying something new.
  • Side partings are always the smarter choice
  • Consider your hair texture and how it complements the hairstyle. Thick hair will rock an undercut but on fine hair you could end up resembling a sucked mango pip, so choose wisely!
  • Choose a style that requires the amount of effort that aligns with your daily schedule. Braids can cope with attention once a week, whereas an updo requires a bit more time, patience, and creativity.
  • Select flattering clothing that compliments your new hairdo.
  • Play around with some color. Different tones add some dimension, especially to finer hair, while vibrant color can turn a simple haircut into a masterpiece. Darker hair is slimming and really makes the eyes pop.

Now that you have some ideas to play with and tips to consider, get out there, flaunt your beauty and stand in your power!


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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.