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How People Hide Double Chins and Fat Faces With Hairdos and Makeup

Jackie's articles often focus women's beauty and health. She loves sharing her beauty secrets!

We all have some flaws, or things that bother us about our faces, learn how to hide these problem areas with makeup and  smart hairdos.

We all have some flaws, or things that bother us about our faces, learn how to hide these problem areas with makeup and smart hairdos.

Hiding or Covering Flaws

Beauty is just skin deep. This article offers a few tips from celebrities. Who doesn't need a little work?

Let's start with double chins. Even people who are not necessarily known to have them have had to watch it over the years. I don't know who has had what surgery, but I do notice very pretty stars showing a double chin now and then.

Barbara Streisand and Sandra Bullock show up in internet searches when you look up this topic. While these are all very beautiful women, they still hide their flaws. These problems aren't just caused by fat. So, what causes them?

Here are a few things to get you started in the right direction.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Today's Ladies

Most beautiful woman?

Most beautiful woman?

What is your face shape?

Does This Ever Go Out of Style?

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Helpful Hints: You Are What You Eat

  1. Eat less salt, which will reduce your body's bloating and make your face and chin look smaller.
  2. Drink a lot of water, which not only helps prevent bloating, even in the face, but thins the salt already in the body.
  3. To lose chin fat, you will need to burn more calories than you eat. Add cardiovascular exercise to your daily schedule.
  4. Jogging, even gently and in place, can help remove fat and firm the chin. Keep your chin up and the muscle to the neck tight and never let the muscle sag by relaxing it too much. Holding it firm needs to become a part of your posture.

Overall Health

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker

Exercise Daily

Walking every day is really the safest and easiest way to work on fat. I am including lots of help and advice and a video.

The very quickest and best exercise I have ever found for the neck is to lean the head back, mouth open, then pull your bottom lip over your top pointing your chin to the ceiling. Doesn't that tighten? You bet it does! Do 10 about three times a day every day. So simple you can do them anywhere. (But not while you are driving!)

You may also choose to have submental lipectomy, which is liposuction (removal of fat) of the chin and neck area. Recovery is fairly quick with few side effects such as swelling, bruising, and numbness; but the incisions are very small compared to cosmetic surgeries.

No thank you, on that, for me! I personally think posture hides a multitude of sins too! Treatments for the face can come in many ways and forms! There is the laser, oxygen, skin tightening, plasma, and radio frequency surgery!

Her Lucille Ball Look?

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Exercise for the Face

Many people, particularly women, are wondering about how to get rid of a double chin without wanting to be rumored of having gone off for a serious money-blowing yet temporary treatment. When truth be known, they can just stay home and work on their problem spots themselves.

Double chin exercises will result in a double chin reduction without you having to break the bank to pay costly doctor’s fees and avail of procedures that are not long-lasting yet very expensive. Be they surgical or non-invasive facelifts, using state of the art equipment.

Lotions Do Make Good Potions

We may get wrinkles at a young age from squinting or sometimes even smiling too much! But sagging skin is something that comes with getting old. No escaping the inevitable.

As we age, our skin begins to produce less oil, becoming drier and loose, causing aging of the skin. Today many women are opting for topical skin tightening treatments. There are topical creams that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and those that actually tighten the skin and reduce sagging.

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If you’re trying to tighten your sagging skin, you need an “anti-aging” treatment. This could come in the form of a cream or serum. Anything “anti-aging” focuses on the whole aspect of aging, as opposed to a wrinkle cream which only focuses on one in particular.

Aging isn't just wrinkling showing, it’s sagging uneven skin tone and dark age spots. A good anti-aging treatment includes skin-firming ingredients like DMAE that improve skin, which tightens, firm and tone the muscles, giving the face a leaner look.

Another important ingredient is Ubiquinone, which is a super antioxidant that boosts our body’s ability to produce collagen, elastin, and other great skin molecules, making our skin look young and healthy.

Artificial collagen is something we want to avoid. We want the real thing—DMAE and Ubiquinone working together to help us produce elastin and collagen that once made our skin young and wrinkle free!

Get a name you trust and even if you love it, try another name you trust. I do that and am amazed sometimes how much better I like the second when I thought the first was terrific. Perhaps lotions are like shampoos. Even a great one needs a change up now and then.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Double Chin Hair Styles

Side partitions will give a puffed effect to your face, diverting the attention from your chin. The face will appear elongated! Always try to keep your hair below the shoulder, so that the attention will be focused on the hairdo. If you have curly hair, maintain a longer length while trimming it.

While getting these hairstyles done, remember that ones which end right above the jawline would give a slimmer appearance to your face. Whichever hairdo you choose, ensure that it suits your personality and that you are comfortable enough to carry it.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Dos and Don'ts of Hair


Great Ideas

I dislike how they always say hairdos for fat women just because you want your face to look leaner or less full. Look at the girl above—I would not call her fat, but her picture was given for fat faces. We should all be so lucky, huh? How about that hairdo? Great for a round face for sure!

Miley Cyrus


Haircuts That Help

The hottest short hairstyles of the moment are edgier and more modern than in years past. I'm seeing a lot of the following:

  • Long bangs with shorter sides on the pixie
  • Mussy "I just got out of bed and my hair is fabulous" shags
  • Pompadours (razor short sides and long tops)
  • Unstructured bobs
  • Long bobs, worn wavy or straight

Many Tips and Great Hairdos

  • Medium-length hair: Shoulder-length hair rather than medium-short to short styles elongate the face. Best with medium-to-fine hair types and a long blunt not sharp cut so it can be smoothed with a flat or curling iron to create a slim, chic modern style.
  • Shorter layers: Create layers to accent your cheekbone, neckline, and jawline to create a slimmer line. Though shorter layers can be used for nearly any haircut, they do work better on medium-to-long styles. To soften the look, style layers with rollers or round brushes to create soft waves and flow.
  • Cut bangs: How about bangs to add a trimmer/thinner look? They should never be too short and choppy-looking, but long, to be styled in different ways. See the picture above with the really long bangs or to the right look at Rachel's, so long to curl toward the face and cover the jawbone, giving a slimmer look. How about Miley's, that is long and swept back? There are so many things you can do with bangs unless you chop them off too short. But then, they do grow back, thankfully!
  • Curly hair such as at the very top is OK away from the face, but you do not want curls right up against your face adding too much volume if you want a slimming style. Smooth curl is best as you can see in most of the photos that have curl and they create a sleeker line around the face.

Do not do anything too short or anything too wide, and have some fringing and soft lines around the face to conceal part of the cheek area and chin. Between the bottom of the ear and the top of the shoulder is the perfect length to take away from your face's circular shape. A cut that's smooth-looking and close to the head can give the appearance of a thinner face. Adding some height to the top can also work to elongate but there is a fine line here to not overdo it.

In the last link below are some short hairdos to make the face look thinner and I love them, but I think you will agree with me that most of these models have the look to pull them off and I am not sure just anyone could, especially the first one as you will see.

I certainly wish I could pull them off but they are interesting to look at and some are borderline to possibly be what you would want. So we have two choices and that is to trim the face or choose a hairdo to make the fullness less noticeable. Maybe we can work on both things, but we have some beautiful choices in the meantime!

Hairstyles for Round Faces

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Jackie Lynnley


Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on July 05, 2018:

Thanks Peggy, I need to get back on those too. They sure worked for Betty White!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 03, 2018:

I have worn my hair pretty much the same for many years. According to this post my bangs are too short and hair not long enough. Oh well! I need to do those chin exercises you mentioned. Thanks for the advice.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on November 28, 2016:

You are welcome Norma, thank you!

Norma Lawrence from California on November 26, 2016:

Interesting. Thanks for the share.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 28, 2016:

Glad to hear that Nell; I just assumed you had wandered off for good like most everyone else! It feels close to an end for me, it just isn't fun anymore. Maybe I will look into something more fun to write about, lol, more like your stuff!! lol

I didn't know if the Queen could pass Charles or not; must have been someone selling an article that got snuffed! I sure can't find it now. Was going to send it to you, sounded like it came from your way. All Britishy. lol

Nell Rose from England on January 28, 2016:

Hiya, no I don't think the Queen will do that, mind you I think a lot of us would like to see that! lol! but Charles has waited a long time, so its only fair. Yes I am fine, not been writing for a while on here as bro was ill and we were so busy, but back now, and really missing it, so my writing is going to be happening even if we get an earthquake! LOL!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 28, 2016:

I am great Nell, wishing for spring is all! You know I saw exercises Betty White who is still acting in her 90s did and I have used those and am sure they work. There are some great YouTube videos too.

How are you? I read something about the Queen was gonna pass up Charles and make William King and I know I didn't dream it but now cannot find out another thing about it!

Wish she would!

Nell Rose from England on January 28, 2016:

Hiya, came back for a bit of advice! lol! I am trying desperately to get rid of a yuck,......double chin! lol! its not that bad double wise, but its still darn well there! how are ya Jackie?

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on July 11, 2014:

Well that is great MG Singh; there is a few other men interested too; glad to see it! Thank you.

MG Singh from UAE on July 11, 2014:

Should beuseful for women, but I loved it all the same

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on May 18, 2014:

Thanks Writer Fox; guess I am just sort of the share, thanks again!

Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on May 18, 2014:

I can see why this article has had so many views! Great advice and great pictures. Voted up and shared!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on February 19, 2014:

Thanks, Devika, it really is amazing if you go through some of these videos to see how hairdos either distract from or add the bad affect because of length or width.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 19, 2014:

Hairstyles for Fat Face and Double Chin hmm very interesting I am a bit cautious about having too short hair for the same reason you accomplished a helpful and thoughtful hub on this issue.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on February 02, 2014:

Thanks Bishop, the videos are really helpful too. Yeah that is not Britney's best shot!

Rebecca from USA on February 02, 2014:

I can't stop laughing at the Britney Spears photo too! Hilarious!

This is a helpful hub.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on February 02, 2014:

Well you know how most women are, if it isn't perfect it has to be fat! That is something we all understand anyway. It is the same difference as you say though to try to hide that fact.

Rebecca from USA on February 02, 2014:

the title had me laughing! I have a wide face, not a fat face, but I hide it with my hair.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 10, 2014:

lol lifegate, if you want to pass ones like this on by, sure won't insult me! But thanks that you did stop by. I really should have put something for the men, huh. Maybe a paragraph later. lol

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on January 10, 2014:

Hi Jackie,

Not sure how i missed this one. I tried the hairdos, but they didn't help a bit - don't know why! lol. Anyway, sounds like sound advice you've given out.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 09, 2014:

Sure thing teaches (Dianna isn't it?) if you look at several of these shots you can see where the to chin or neck length like yours really does make the face look thinner! Glad you liked it!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 09, 2014:

Believe me suzette I know, I cut mine and now it will be summer before I get it the length it needs to be! Better late than never though, lol.

Dianna Mendez on January 09, 2014:

Jackie, you are a life-saver, my friend. I like your ideas on hair style. That makes sense to me as a concealer. Also, I like the exercise tip and the cream toner. Excellent article!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on January 09, 2014:

Another great article, Jackie. I really enjoyed reading this as it is right up my alley. LOL I have let my hair grow out a little - it is chin length now and it helps with my 'fat' face and double chin. LOL! Oh, the effects of aging.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on January 07, 2014:

Thanks, Jo, not something you have to worry about huh? lol

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 07, 2014:

LOL interesting jackie!

Have a great day

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 30, 2013:

Thanks for your tips, Nell. I think running in place (standing still) is a good exercise to firm the face. It seems to help tone.

Happy New Year!!!

Nell Rose from England on December 30, 2013:

Great advice Jackie! I always do facial exercises, but yes i tend to forget about the darn double chin! lol! I find that always splashing cold water on your face and neck after washing really tightens the skin too. Have a wonderful New Year!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 30, 2013:

Thanks, Deb, I plan on coming back and looking at these links a lot better and I bought some different face cream today with those key watch out world! lol

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on December 30, 2013:

Definitely great tips that we don't always think about.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 30, 2013:

CraftytotheCore - That is horrible. Have you written about that? It would really be interesting. Who would guess such a thing? Am sorry but glad you are coming out of it. Things I read though about wearing glasses, etc, claim a round face is good. But if swollen round I am sure is different. Thank you for sharing that with us!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 30, 2013:

He is picking Faith or I would have got him for you. lol.

CraftytotheCore on December 30, 2013:

I have always had a round face. Several years ago, someone took a photo of me and I didn't look like the same person. My face had become so round, and it almost looked like I had no neck! LOL I found out later by accident during a CT Scan when I was hospitalized with asthma, that I had thyroid disease. It changed my entire appearance. My face swelled and made me unrecognizable. It has been about 2 1/2 years since my thyroid surgery, and I just started getting back my natural look again six months ago. It took a long time for the facial swelling to return to normal.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on December 29, 2013:

That's it! I am getting myself one of those hairstyles! hehehe : ) Frank! LOL

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 29, 2013:

You got it Frank, she is up there somewhere! lol Thanks for stopping by.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 28, 2013:

hey Jackie just stopping by to lend my support and also to see Faith's double chin... :)

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

That's true MsDora but they will catch up with us and we will wish we had started sooner than later! lol Thank you for coming by!

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Thanks Hummingbird and yes all of it is online; much more than what I brought here; thank you for pointing that out.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Well Genna I think high cheek bones are a plus so I wouldn't worry about that! Thanks for checking out the hub though!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 28, 2013:

Jackie, this is very interesting! We'd rather avoid these problems than have to get rid of them. Thank you for the education.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Pratoocool; guess that is most of our problems, lol. Thanks for your input, nonetheless!

Hummingbird5356 on December 28, 2013:

Yes, those chin exercises really work. They just take some time. There are many videos on You Tube with instructions for this kind of thing too. In fact, probably everything nowadays can be found online.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 28, 2013:

Well, I don't have a fat face....yet....and my double chin is small so far....but there is no denying the effects of aging. Great suggestions here....thank you Jackie!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on December 28, 2013:

Interesting hub, thank you! I found this to be very helpful and informative. For example, I have high cheekbones, and am always looking for hairstyles that alleviate this.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

I am sure you are not ready for the chin strap yet FlourisAnyway. I can look just like Britney when I pull my chin in. lol I wish?

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Well thank you so much Perspycacious! It's true most of us can afford it and I imagine the imitation stuff costs near as much.

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

I feel yours down the sides of my neck Faith; does that mean I am doing it right?

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 28, 2013:

No one wants double chins. You've given me encouragement to go look in the mirror to re-evaluate. I'm going to start walking just in case. Great hub!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 28, 2013:

Good info on DMAE and the ubiquinone both within the reach of the average pocketbook (even today's "average pocketbook"!) Well illustrated, too. You rock, gal!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on December 28, 2013:

Well, mine is hard to describe. You just open your mouth and move your bottom (jaw) up and down in a tight hold (stretched out in a smile sort of) and you can feel it tightening it up. I will try the one you suggested too! Need all the help I can get LOL. Oh, I use Johnny on the spot too, oops! : ) Yes, I am up and at it this morning!

Have a great weekend, and thanks again for the tips.


Faith Reaper

Jackie Lynnley (author) from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Thanks, Faith; you should share your exercise with us please and do try mine. It makes my ears ring while I am doing it but no permanent damage! lol. You can also leave your head back and push your lips up toward the ceiling. I can feel that one all the way back to my ears! lol May be great for the jaw line.

Yes the celebs have problems too. Sandra must have had some major work cause I noticed her lately having effort moving her face! lol A shame in a way, but that's life and we none won't to get wrinkles!

Thanks so much for being Johnny on the spot! Oops, I am showing my age now!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on December 28, 2013:

Wow, Jackie, great tips here for those of us with that double chin going on! I think mine is inherited, but I do need to increase the water and cardiovascular for sure! I do not use salt or add it to my food when cooking. I know of a mouth exercise to help tighten the muscles under the chin, but one looks silly doing it, but it works. I do use a micro-sculpting cream that tightens muscles and it does seem to help, for when I run out, I can tell a difference after a while. The hair styles do make a big difference for sure. I love all of your photos here and they do show a big difference. I am surprised at some of the celebrities! Yay, no one is perfect!

Great hub!

Up and more and sharing.

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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