The best hair for a fat face

Updated February 21, 2017

A round, fat face is youthful. To flatter a rounder face, it's best to find a hairstyle that suits it. Adding bulk to the face will make a round face look fatter. As fat faces tend to not have the look of sculpted cheekbones, use the hair to create the illusion of these cheekbones and angles in the face.


If you fancy short hair, choose a style that frames the face. Large, voluminous curls will make the face look rounder and fatter. One option is a face-framing bob haircut. Layers around the face are flattering. Razored edges on the bob hairstyle allow it to lie down nicely, rather than look bulky.


The best hair for a fat face includes shag hairstyles. This haircut is ideal for shoulder-length hair. Shag hairstyles are heavily layered, and keeps the hair close to the face. In addition, the layers add volume at the crown of the hair. This elongates and lengthens a rounded face. A face-framing shag is easy to style with a curling iron and a flat iron.

Long and Layered

Long, layered hair, with a centre part, is best for a fat face. The length of the hair makes the face look longer and slimmer. A centre part enhances that. Long layers added to the long locks creates volume at the top of the hair, and reduces the volume around the sides of the face. Wearing the hair straight is preferable to wearing it curly.


Adding fringe to any hairstyle is ideal for a fat face. The most flattering type of fringe are feathery, side-swept fringe. Blunt fringe that are just above the eyes may actually make cheeks look rounder and fatter. The long fringe should sweep across the forehead. Use clips and hairspray to keep the fringe in place.

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Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.