Anti aging hairstyles for round faces: These haircuts look especially good on women over 50!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

We all know it: after 40 the body changes. This especially affects women with round faces. For them, the signs of aging become visible more quickly. This also concerns women with an oval face shape, who now weigh a few pounds/kilos more than they did 10 years ago. Chubby cheeks and high, strongly defined cheekbones make you look older. Fortunately, there are suitable anti-aging hairstyles you can try! They can make your face look slimmer and younger. The right haircut and colour can greatly contour your face! Have a look at these fabulous anti-aging hairstyles for round faces!

Anti aging hairstyles over 50 to make your face look slimmer

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What hair length and haircut are optimal for a round face? For this face shape, its typical to have broader cheekbones. Therefore, the chin and forehead remain in the background and the facial features are hardly emphasized. Hence, the goal of a hairstyle would be to sharpen the contours and to better accentuate the chin area. A high forehead makes your face look more well-balanced and, above all, slimmer. Some haircut tricks can also conceal your wrinkles and draw more attention to the eyes. The perfect haircut should therefore be able to do a few things. Here are some good example.

Lob haircut with waves or curls

The lob or long bob is the perfect hairstyle for women with shoulder-length hair. The hair is additionally shaped into waves or curls to add more volume. A fringe can perfectly complete this hairstyle. It should either reach the eyebrows or be styled to the side.

Short haircuts for round faces over 50

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The asymmetrical bob is the perfect variant for women with straight hair. Longer at the front, it gently wraps the face and better defines the chin area. The side bangs accentuate the forehead and visually lengthen it.

Sassy hairstyles for women with round faces

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A pixie cut with a twist: For women with a round face and thin hair, a short haircut would be ideal. The pixie hairstyle, where the hair is cut shorter on the sides and the top of the hair remains a little longer, gets an update in 2023. The top of the hair is styled upwards, which creates fullness, but also makes the face appear longer and more symmetrical.

Anti aging hairstyles over 50 for a round face with glasses

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For women with straight hair and glasses, the sleek bob without bangs is ideal. This shoulder-length straight hairstyle is styled to the side parting (to increase volume in the roots), and skilfully conceals the cheekbones and subtly emphasizes the chin area. Plus, it has some edge to it!

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Another variation you can go with is the short, layered bob cut. A side parting provides more volume in the roots. In addition to this, it conceals wrinkles on the forehead and hides away a few years. The short, layered bob is the perfect hairstyle for all women who wear glasses.

What hair color hides away a few years?

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If you want to hide away a few years, go for a warmer shade hair colour. It’s best to choose a hair tone that looks natural and matches your complexion. Highlights create depth and make the haircut stand out more. A single highlight can also create the illusion of more volume and conceal the transition to gray hair.

Waves and curls for women with round faces


Your medium-length hair falls limply to your shoulders? Then style it into curls or even better—into casual beach waves! A very natural-looking and youthful hairstyle, that also adds volume to the hair.

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As for the roots, waves are perhaps the easiest way to conjure up more volume there. Beach waves look best in combination with curtain bangs. The bangs conceal the small wrinkles around the eyes and visually stretch the face.

Anti aging hairstyles over 50: Main points summarized

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But why do all hairstyles for round faces also have an anti-aging effect? There are several reasons behind this:

  • Haircuts that stretch the face also make it look fresh and younger. They can conceal the aging skin on the cheeks or the double chin.
  • Curtain bangs cover the fine wrinkles around the eyes, and a side fringe—the deep wrinkles on the forehead.
  • Layers starting from the eye level add variety to the hairstyle and redirect the focus from the cheeks to the eyes.
  • Volume at the roots makes the face visually slimmer, which makes you look younger.
  • A natural-looking hair colour can also hide away a few years.
  • Waves and curls add more volume and conceal problematic areas on the face.
  • Highlights or a single highlight give more shine to the hair and depth to the overall hairstyle.

Before you stop on a haircut, it’s best to get advice from a hairdresser regarding an appropriate hair colour for you. The combination of a favourable hairstyle and a suitable hair color can really work wonders for you and your round or oval face shape. Enjoy your new and youthful hairstyle!




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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