30 Ravishing Hairstyles For Women Over 50 With Round Faces

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: June 23, 2024

The right hairstyle can do wonders– and not just for your hair. For your face, too! 

Round faces can be tricky to frame, and if you pick the wrong hairstyle, you can end up with something completely unflattering. 

It gets even more complex when you’re looking for something that suits women over 50. You want something that contours and elongates round faces but not enough to age you. 

Luckily, we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect style for you. Check out our top 30 hairstyles for women over 50 with round faces.

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The layered pixie cut is a super-chic and youthful haircut for women over 50. The layers provide volume and texture to almost any hair type in a chic shape that flatters round faces and a style that needs minimal maintenance.

#2. Soft Curled Bob

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Nothing is as stylish and sophisticated as a soft curled bob. This bob is the perfect complementary frame for round faces and can make thinner hair look fuller and thicker. All you need are some natural or styled curls, and you’ve got a style that gives you instant elegance.

#3. Angled Shoulder-Length Cut

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Go for a modern take on a classic, like an angled shoulder-length cut. The angled frame contours and elongates round faces, while the cut’s shoulder length keeps things youthful and versatile.

#4. Textured Shag

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If you’re looking for something gritty and groovy, you need a textured shag! This is a super spunky haircut for women over 50 with textured shaggy layers that give straight or wavy hair energized volume and movement.

#5. Sleek Inverted Bob

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Get a contemporary take on a timeless classic, like the sleek inverted bob. This is the ultimate chic and sharp hairstyle for women with round faces, bringing gentle volume and texture to straight hair and an inverted shape with clean-cut lines that perfectly frame your face.

#6. Feathered Jaw-Length Bob

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The feathered jaw-length bob is a light and airy look for women over 50 who want something with just a pinch of whimsy. Jaw-length bobs like this are particularly ideal for contouring rounder faces, while the feathered layers add lightweight volume and breezy movement to straight or wavy hair.

#7. Elegant Chignon

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Want something refined with an extra dose of glam? You need an elegant chignon! An elegant chignon is always a classic updo for women over 50 that looks perfect on any face shape. Plus, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

#8. Tousled Lob

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Relaxed meets refined with the tousled lob. This is a chic yet easygoing look for women over 50 who want something fun and summer-ready.  Tousled layers can give movement to even the finest, flattest hair or boost movement in natural waves, all while the lob’s frame complements your facial features.

#9. Asymmetrical Undercut

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The asymmetrical undercut is an edgy and electric hairstyle for women over 50 who want to release their inner rocker-chick. The bold asymmetrical look adds a contemporary element, while the undercut gives it a gritty edge (and makes the top layers look thicker). 

#10. Voluminous Side-Swept Pixie

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Want something high-fashion but low-maintenance? Look no further than a voluminous side-swept pixie! This pixie’s layers add robust volume and breezy texture; all side-swept for a chic and classic aesthetic you can get in seconds.

#11. Classic Layered Lob

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Timeless, tasteful, and totally versatile—that’s how we describe the classic layered lob. The layers bring a breath of life to any hair type and are structured to create a flawless frame for round faces. And even better, this look is versatile and simple to style!

#12. Sassy Spikey Pixie

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Infuse your look with some punchy personality with a sassy, spikey pixie. This is the perfect pixie if you want something with as bold an attitude as you. It features textured spikey top layers that give straight hair a style that packs a punch, all with effortless styling.

#13. Beachy Waves on a Medium-Length Cut

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Go for a mature and magnetizing take on that Boho babe aesthetic with beachy waves on a medium-length cut. This summery style features a classy medium-length cut with styled or natural beachy waves for breezy movement and airy volume. Tousle your waves with texture spray for that real beachy feel. 

#14. Glamorous Hollywood Waves

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Looking for something elegant? You need glamorous Hollywood waves! These waves never go out of style, giving medium to long hair smooth, silky, flowing movement for a red-carpet-ready look.

#15. Chic French Twist

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Need something fab and fashionable for a fancy event? Go for a chic French twist! This classy upstyle brings instant class and a clean and polished look to any hair type, shoulder length or longer. You can even add some loose wispy curls for a bit of a playful flair.

#16. Sophisticated Stacked Bob

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A sophisticated stacked bob creates the ultimate frame for round faces. This bob features a layered back that gives more volume and body, making it ideal for thinning hair. The full-bodied length is gently textured for just a bit of life while still looking classy.  

#17. Flowy Side-Parted Waves

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Looking for something showstopping? Try flowy side-parted waves! This is an undeniably lavish look for any hair that’s shoulder length and longer, featuring voluminous and full-bodied waves and a side part for that extra sophisticated twist.

#18. Retro Curls

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If you’re all about vintage glam, you need to try retro curls! These curls bring boosted volume and movement to natural curls and waves, all with a chic shape to frame your face and an unbeatable retro vibe.

#19. Bohemian Braided Crown

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A Bohemian braided crown is a captivating casual upstyle for women over 50 who want something a little cooler and more creative. This charming braid wraps around your head for a whimsical twist. You can even dress it up with some flower accents for an amplified boho look! 

#20. Sleek Straight Cut with Layers

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Want a sleek and chic look for your straight hair? Look no further than a sleek straight cut with layers. Gentle layering provides soft movement and volume with a long straight-cut frame to help balance out rounder faces.

#21. Modern Bowl Cut

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Get a trendy upgrade on a 90s classic with a modern bowl cut. This new and improved bowl cut creates the perfect sharp shape to make round faces look slimmer and longer, all while bringing a sleek look to fine or medium straight hair.

#22. Playful Pixie with Bangs

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Infuse some fun in your look with a playful pixie and bangs! This youthful-looking pixie brings energy to even the most lifeless hair for a fresh, fun, and feisty look and beautiful bangs to frame your face.

#23. Edgy Razor Cut

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Put some grungy-glam into your style with an edgy razor cut! This rocker-chic hairstyle features a choppy texture to build robust volume and movement for a spunky look that’s simple to style.

#24. Half-Up, Half-Down Style

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A half-up, half-down style is elegant and easygoing. No matter the hair type, this can be a cute casual look to keep your hair out of the way or a dressy look for something fancier.

#25. Relaxed Ponytail with Texture

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Looking for a timeless classic with a little twist? Try a relaxed ponytail with texture! This is a simple and stylish look you can do in seconds, but it gives you that super trendy bedhead-chic look.

#26. Elegant Low Bun

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Nothing says classic as well as an elegant low bun. This undeniably distinguished hairstyle is the go-to for women of all ages with medium to long hair of any texture. You can keep this bun simple or dress it up with fancy hairpins.

#27. Bob with Wispy Bangs

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Need something fresh and fabulous? Go with a bob with wispy bangs! Bobs are go-to hairstyles for women over 50 with round faces for their classic and complementary look, soft texture, and full-bodied volume. Then, bangs bring this look a dramatic finishing touch.

#28. Twisted Updo

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Bring your look some ageless elegance with a timeless twisted updo! This is an elegant style for any hair type shoulder-length and longer. Best of all, it’s as easy as ever, which is particularly handy if you’re running late for a special event.

#29. Voluminous Curly Lob

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The voluminous curly lob is a super spunky style for all you curly girls with round faces. This style gives your curls playful volume, body, and bounce. It also has more length, leaving your styling options open and creating an exceptionally flattering frame for round faces.

#30. Sleek Pompadour

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If you’re looking for all things cool and confident, you need a sleek pompadour! This super stunning short cut gives your hair maximum height and a whole lot of personality, all while being super easy to style. 

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