40 Slimming Women’s Hairstyles For Over 50 & Overweight

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What Are The Most Slimming Hairstyles for Women Over 50 & Overweight?

There are many areas of life where women feel like the process of aging is failing them and weight and appearance are at the top of the list for sure. Being overweight and over 50 can leave you feeling overwhelmed, and while it is easy to dish out advice and wisdom that we should embrace this journey, it is easier said than done. We are blessed though, that we are in an era of developments and solutions and there are various things we can do to make this process more comfortable.

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, it is an important element of first impressions and there is a world of talented stylists out there that can perform transformations. It is truly amazing what the right hairstyle can do for you, and we have searched the web to find the perfect hairstyle to suit women over 50 and overweight. Let’s have a look!

1. Layered Bob for Thin Hair

Just the right amount of layering can work wonders for fine hair. They provide some lift and movement which is ideal for plus-size faces as a one-length haircut on fine hair can accentuate the fullness in the face.

2. Short Wavy Bob

Texture is a great way to add a youthful element to your hairstyle. Opt for some tousled waves on your short bob to add some movement and soften the fullness in the face.

3. Short Textured Pixie Cut

There is this belief that women over 50 need to have short hair, and this haircut can help you understand why some would believe that tale. The shape is so flattering and the spiky texture on top adds some extra height to elongate the face.

4. Blonde Layers for Fine Hair

Longer hair that is fine can do with some lightening and layers. The lightening process plumps up the hair strand and some soft layering adds extra movement and lift. A side part on long hair is more slimming than a middle part and softens the face resulting in a more youthful appearance.

5. Chic Razored Bob with Chunky Highlights

You can still be chic and stylish over 50! This textured razor-cut bob is funky with an element of sophistication. It can be styled in a pleasingly messy way to add some height and dressed up with some chunky blonde foils to create some high fashion contrast.

6. Edgy Pixie

Embracing gray hair doesn’t mean you have to act your age. If you are fun and funky and enjoy expressing that through your haircut choices, then this edgy pixie cut is a look you will love! Lots of disconnection, contrast, and precision make this a work of art that you get to showcase. On the plus side, the sharp angles are flattering and slimming as they can mute the roundness in the face.

7. Gray Blend

If you are happy to embrace your gray hues, but still want to look your age, then add some platinum and silver tones to blend them in. The multiple tones add some dimension and brightness. This is also a flattering cut for plus-size women as the length is a great balance of short and long and the soft layers around the face add some shape.

8. Icy Blonde Bob

Ironically, an icy blonde tone can take some years off your image, but it is also great to transition in any peeking grays. This hue looks great with some curls and a bob with a slight graduation, which we know is flattering for overweight ladies.

9. Long Bob with Long Layers

This bouncy bob is perfect for thicker locks. Long Layers help remove some bulk and add some bounce and movement while deflecting the roundness that this length cut usually tends to create. It is age-appropriate and sophisticated and adored by a lot of ladies entering their 50s.

10. Long Dimensional Brunette

Cover those grays with a youthful shade of caramel and chocolate. These tones add some dimension, especially to long hair where color can look flat. This color pallet with some long layers flaunted with a bouncy blow wave is such a treat!

11. Medium Length Layered Hair

If you like to wear your hair with a bit of length, then some soft layers falling amongst locks that sit in between the shoulder blades are very slimming and flattering. Style your hair with some movement and volume by using a medium-sized brush with your blowave. This has a more appealing look than flat straight hair that doesn’t complement your face shape.

12. Short Bob Below the Chin

A bob cut is perfectly suitable for a round face as long as it sits just below the chin to avoid accentuating the round shape with soft layers on the ends to create movement. You can opt for more of an ashy blonde which is great for gray blending and maintenance.

13. Bronze Blonde Beauty

A shoulder-grazing cut with soft layers is great for slimming a round face, and wispy bangs around the forehead add softness. Opt for warmer shades of blonde to avoid hair looking too ashy which can appear aging.

14. Chic Undercut

This ultra-modern pixie cut will have you feeling 10 years younger! Undercuts are great for thick hair to remove bulk and by placing it on the side of the head, you create a very slimming and asymmetrical shape. The long bangs to the side elongate the face shape and add a stunning feminine finish.

15. Curly Fade

Skin Fades are extremely slimming and great for short curly hair. They reduce bulk and maintain length on the top which creates height and elongates the face. The curls sit pretty and tight on the top of the head, making this an easy wash and go style.

16. Curly Graduated Bob

The shape of a graduated bob is great for defining the jawline which is very slimming. Now add some soft curls to diffuse the harshness of the line but will maintain the shape and soften the overall look.

17. Graduated Gray Bob

Create an oval-shaped face with this sophisticated and chic bob. This shape suits any texture of hair and is easy to maintain. Choose a more metallic silver to blend grays as it is more youthful than a drab salt and pepper look.

18. Gray Pompadour

If you love short, edgy, and high volume then this is the style for you! A classic pompadour, that can be rocked by women of any age provides some height and volume while keeping you young with its fun and funky reputation.

19. Long Pixie Cut with Bangs

This long pixie cut is timeless for women over 50, and that’s because it just works. It is flattering to most face shapes, versatile and easy to wear.

20. Shaggy Lob

The shaggy and delightfully messy vibe of this bob is playful and childlike, making it a perfect and fun haircut choice for ladies over 50. The shoulder-grazing length, shattered by some textured layers is ideal for overweight women, especially when styled with a subtle, tousled wave.

21. Sharp Angled Bob

This cut is trendy and elegant. It has a youthful element as it is enjoyed by women of any age. The flawless precision creates lines that are slimming and extremely flattering.

22. Short Graduated Bob

This cut is such a beautiful shape and the length at the back elongates the neck to help create a slimming effect. The longer front also helps deflect from a round face. This shade of blonde with gold tones is perfect for over 5os as it adds color and warmth to complement the skin tone and avoid looking too washed out.

23. Soft Curls with Bangs

Bangs always bring a youthful and sweet element to any hairstyle, more so when accompanied by some cute soft curls. That’s what makes this a great look for women over 50, you will shock people when you reveal your age. Keep the length just below your shoulders to create a more oval and slimming shape to your face.

24. Tapered Pixie Cut

This tapered pixie cut holds an element of class but can be passed as a casual wash and go style too. The two-toned color creates an artistic contrast that is fun and age deceiving. The neat and well-groomed back and sides may call for more frequent salon visits, which are always worth the confidence this hairdo brings.

25. Tousled Waves on Medium Length Hair

Maintain a youthful image by going along with the trends! These tousled waves on medium-length hair are extremely flattering for any age and any size. The platinum hues are great for slowly welcoming in any gray hairs that may be beginning to surface. All you need is some extra time when you start your day to create this pleasingly disheveled look.

26. Wavy Blunt Bob

Blunt cutting is a brilliant way to help your locks appear thicker. This shape works well for overweight ladies when the lines are softened with some waves to create movement. This texture in your locks can also result in a chic and overall youthful look.

27. Asymmetrical Pixie

The beauty of this hairstyle is how it changes from every angle. It can be perceived as a short tapered bob from one side, and from the other, it’s an edgy pixie cut. It is playful and youthful and the extra height at the crown and asymmetry is slimming in the chicest way.

28. Auburn Curls

Darker shades are always a great tip to looking younger. They add warmth and color to the skin tone to keep you looking fresh and sprightly. Hair that sits just past the shoulders is always flattering for overweight women and styling your locks into beautiful soft curls will keep you feeling chic and refined.

29. Classic French Roll

Ladies over 50 with long locks, this one is for you. A classic French roll is so elegant and age-appropriate. It is also very slimming as the hair is all pulled back, elongating the neck. It is a practical solution for ladies who are not ready to part with their long strands and follow the narrative of over 5o means short hair.

30. Face Framing Wispy Layers

This style is perfect for hair that tends to be flat and straight. By adding layers and texture you are able to create more movement and bounce. For a round face shape, a side-swept bang that blends into some face-framing layers means there are no solid lines that would otherwise accentuate the shape of the face. The length is flattering and youthful and the overall look is chic and gorgeous!

31. Galaxy Hair

Celebrate your 50’s with some galaxy-colored hair! It will bring you so much joy and help you feel like a kid again, while also feeling gorgeous and on-trend. All the attention will be on your locks, so your age and body size will go unnoticed! Now that’s a fine solution that is out of this world!

32. Layered Lob with Bangs

If you are not familiar with the term lob, a long bob is what we are referring to. It is a stunning length for plus-size women and is beautifully age-appropriate, especially when paired with some soft, wispy bangs.

33. Layered Shoulder Length Hair

This length is classic and cute. It suits most face shapes and is a timeless haircut. Blonde tones can help fine hair appear thicker and is a flattering hue for women over 50.

34. Long Layered Hair with Side Bangs

Long hair on plus-size women calls for some textured and feathery layers. They provide lift and movement so your locks don’t weigh you down , enhancing the roundness of the face. Style them with a bouncy flick to show them off and move the attention away from the face shape.

35. Long Wavy Hair

Being over 50 doesn’t mean you need to give up your luscious locks and long hair can also be very slimming so it’s a win-win! This length is so versatile so you can enjoy flaunting your hair down in some gorgeous soft waves or pull it back into a butterfly clip for those days when time is against you.

36. One Length Bob with Side Parting

Rock your bob with a side parting to create some asymmetry. It can help soften the solid lines and the roundness of a blunt bob as well as distribute the weight of the hair to different areas.

37. Peachy Bangs and Bob

We are peachy keen on this look! You cant get more youthful than soft peach-toned locks paired with some blunt bangs. This hairstyle choice is for the young at heart of course and won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but life would be boring if we were all the same right?

38. Short Feathered Pixie Cut for Fine Hair

The unfortunate fact is that as we age the diameter of hair gets finer and therefore we are all technically thinning. A short feathered pixie like this one is a great way to create the illusion of fullness and volume. Maintain some wispy length in the sideburns to create softness around the face.

39. Short Tapered Bob

Tapering the hair at the back to sit softly in the nape is a great shape to add length to the neck and help the face appear slimmer. All the weight is focused on the top of the hair which is fantastic for extra volume and height. Wear a short bob in a side parting and tuck some bulk behind your ear to create some asymmetry.

40. Textured Bob for Thick Hair

This bob is a classic amongst ladies over 50. It is stylish, classy, and easy to maintain. The shorter layers create some texture and height and the sides are kept fuller and longer which is slimming for a round face.

Final Thoughts

There is a style out there for everyone, of any shape and any age, and it is clear that you no longer need to feel like there are no options! Along with the injection of inspiration, there are some things to consider when choosing your next hairstyle.

  • Hair texture and density are an important factor that dictates if a style will work, so check with your stylist that your hair will be able to pull off your desired cut.
  • Consider your routine and level of commitment to spending time on your hair. Some haircuts are easily wash and go, while some require some effort and attention.
  • Take your budget into consideration. Some hairstyles will require more regular cuts and visits to the salon to maintain and upkeep. If your budget doesn’t have space for regular and scheduled visits, then choose something a bit more low maintenance.
  • It is important to realize that graying and loss in hair density are a normal part of aging. There are shampoos, styling aids, and supplements that can assist with this process, so chat to your stylist about your options.

Confidence is what truly carries a hairstyle, so don’t let your age or your weight get you down!

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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.