With age, often comes added weight and a fuller face. The right haircut can transform your face if it’s done right. Hairstyles that slim the face frame it in a way that makes it look more narrow and adds definition. It should also have some swing in it. Blunt, hard lines will make your face appear more round than it is.

Pulling your hair back in a ponytail is a no, no for a full face. It will only make your face look fuller. Instead, twist your hair on top of your head when you want to get your hair off your neck. The height will elongate your face and make it thinner.

There are certain actresses that I always think of as having a slightly cherub face but who really put the punch in their look because their hair looks sensational. The haircut Jennifer Aniston wore in her youth worked for her then…

Jennifer Aniston Photo Credit- NBCU Photo Bank
Photo by NBCU Photo Bank

but her fab razored bob is perfect for her age and slims the width in her cheeks. It’s a great look and extremely fashionable. This razored bob is something I use on many women in their Prime and at the top of my list of hairstyles that slim the face. If you have a full face and the type of hair that can carry it off, give it a try.

Jennifer Aniston 2011 Photo by Brett Cove
Photo by Brett Cove

Christie Brinkley is my eternal youthful glamor girl as well as a Hamptons neighbor. When she was younger that cherub width in her face was fresh and exposed it made her glow.

Christie Brinkley - Photo by Dewitt D. Roseborough
Photo by Dewitt D. Roseborough

With age, however, it was all too revealing. By fringing a lot of layers into her luscious long locks, she was able to maintain a thin youthful appearance whilst keeping her on fashion’s A list. You might not think Christie’s look should be suggested for hairstyles that slim the face for women over 50, but there are a lot of women who can and do carry it off. Over 60 now, Christie is still a working model and proud of it, showing us age is only a number.

Long Hairstyles for Women Over 50
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We all fell in love with the round face of Renee Zellweger. And I am most proud to say I have toured as her stylist and she is just delightful in real life.

ReneŽe Zellweger - Photo by Siebbi
Photo by Siebbi

However now approaching her mid 40’s the short bob was making her face look wide and was starting to age her. So she darkened her hair, grew it longer, added movement and height and the result is a stunning new look that has really added an edge of sophistication.

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Some might say she altered her appearance with injectables and surgery. I say whatever works, girls, because approaching 50 looking this good puts her right at the top of one of the most talked about faces Hollywood has to offer.

So the takeaway for the best hairstyles that slim the face: add soft layers and get rid of any harsh lines.

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