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What are some good hairstyles for overweight women?

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Wispy bangs, face framing cuts, waves and asymmetrical cuts are flattering hairstyles for overweight women. Because overweight women often have round faces, hairstyles that soften the curves are flattering.

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Wispy bangs are flattering for women with round or overweight faces. They should avoid blunt cuts that go straight across as this shortens the face and opt for side-swept or layered bangs instead.

Face framing is another attractive feature in a haircut. Tailor the haircut to frame the face, neck and shoulders, which reduces the visual bulk. However, the cut should never stop at the chin as this emphasizes the roundness of the face.

Waves work similarly to face framing for softening the overall look. Well-placed waves elongate the face while adding volume, which makes the body seem more proportional.

A-line and asymmetrical haircuts are attractive for short hairstyles. An A-line bob creates volume in the back but comes down in a sharp angle to below the chin. An asymmetrical hairstyle creates texture, distracting from the weight in the face. Some pieces should be shorter than the chin and some longer to elongate the face.

Shoulder-length hair is good for plus-sized women because the hair softens the overall shape, adds proportion and doesn't emphasize any roundness. Longer hair is appropriate as long as it features volume for proportion. Straight, flat hair is unflattering to overweight women.

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