In addition to looking at your hair type and styling time, hair stylists the most important consideration for a haircut is face shape. Some curvy women maintain their face shape at every size. If that’s the case, follow the general guidelines for hair.
If you’re like me, some weight gain ends up in the cheeks, creating a round face. In this case, some cuts are more flattering than others. Some people say that plus size women or round faces shouldn’t cut hair short but that is false. Just like horizontal stripes, crop tops, short hair is one of those plus size don’ts that is actually a do.
Here’s how to make short haircuts work plus size women with wider faces and rounder cheeks. The goal is to break up roundness by adding an angle. Add volume on top to length the face but don’t add width on the sides. Bangs are a go if they are piecey or diagonal but blunt fringe shortens the face, making it appear wider.
All that being said, do what you want! Like clothes, hair is about having fun. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, even me.
Plus Size Pixie Cuts
1. Pixie Haircut with Short Fringe
Short and soft bangs are styled on the diagonal in this adorable pixie. Thick hair has volume on top but tapers down at the ears to avoid adding any width to the cheeks. This is a sassy, yet feminine style.
2. Angled Pixie Haircut
This angled pixie cut features long piecey bangs worn swept over to one side. Although longer than the first haircut, volume and length is still concentrated above the ears. The angular cut is very flattering for rounder, wider faces.
3. Edgy Pixie
The pixie can be cut and styled in all kinds of ways from sweet to sassy. With thick hair cut into jagged fringe and slightly tousled styling, this is an edgier way to get the look.
Add an Angle
4. Long Side Swept Bangs
With short hair at the sides and back and a thick hock of side swept bangs, this is a cool hairstyle that works for all hair types. It looks great here with wavy texture but looks just as good with full on curls or straight hair.
Almost a short bob, this cut hairstyle works for younger and older women. It can be fun, flirty, or professional, depending on how you dress.
5. Short Angled Bob
For a longer short haircut, the angled bob is a stylish and easy to wear cut. The side part adds a diagonal line that slims the face. Angled hair emphasizes the jawline from the front and side view. This is another haircut that suits plus size women of all hair types including fine to thick and straight to curly.
6. Short Bob Haircut
Here is a straight version of the angled bob. Instead of putting on weight in the face, this lovely lady has a longer face shape with somewhat of a high forehead. Side swept fringe shortens the face while focusing attention on bright blue eyes.
7. High Volume Pixie
Some height at the top of the head makes faces appear longer and slimmer. This cute pixie haircut with curved bangs is styled with some textured volume at the back.
8. Quiff for Women
The quiff is a popular hairstyle for both men and women. This cute version pulls hair up into a high point along the forehead. Use a matte hair pomade and use fingers to get this natural, textured look. This same haircut cam also be worn down with side swept bangs.
9. Formal Hairstyles for Short Hair
10. Short Bob Haircut for Curly Hair
This adorable curly bob haircut creates a circular silhouette interrupted by a side part. It’s a cute look for all women with curly hair.
How to Grow Out a Pixie Cut
11. Pixie with Bangs
Here’s another flattering short pixie haircut for plus size women. Bangs are angled and textured. This is a lovely look but sometimes you want something different. The key to growing out a pixie is regular haircuts to keep everything looking a flattering shape while hair gets longer.
12. Longer Pixie
When growing hair longer, keep the sides and back short while growing hair on top out. This pixie is similar but with longer side swept fringe. Still looking good!
13. Short Side Part Haircut
Short hair is long enough to tuck behind the ears. It’s another flattering angular haircut with more length than a pixie. Keep going with this shape and you’ll have a short bob in no time.