How to Style your Hair to Look Slimmer
There are different kinds of haircuts and hairstyles that create the illusion of a thinner, more angular face. If you want to look slimmer, choosing the right hairstyle can be of great help. Wearing the hair properly can sharpen a round or wide face, balancing it out,
In this oneHOWTO article you will find hair tricks and tips to optically lengthen your face. Stay with us and learn how to style your hair to look slimmer and share your tips in the comments section!
Straight hair refines the face and creates the illusion of a thinner head, because there is less volume around it and takes the spotlight away from prominent, round cheeks. So forget about waves, loops, curls and perms if you want to look slimmer.
If you have curly or wavy hair, you can style your hair this way with traditional straighteners (don't forget to protect your hair beforehand!) or with permanent professional treatments such as Brazilian blowout or Japanese straightening.
Choosing the right haircut is crucial if you want to style your hair to look slimmer. While very long hair will only suit tall or medium-height people, if you are shorter you should choose a long bob, or at least a haircut that does not go past your shoulders.
Of course, extremely short haircuts are completely discarded if you want to disguise the width of your face.
If you love wearing a fringe and changing your look often, you should know that a long asymmetrical fringe across your forehead is the perfect solution to disguise the roundness of your face.
On the other hand, you should avoid short and straight bangs that will only emphasize the size of your facial features. Here you can learn more about what is the best fringe for your face.
If you want to look slimmer, you should consider tall updos that sit at the crown of your head; they will add noticeable height and refine your features. Consider hairstyles that make your face thinner such as top knots, like a ballerina bun, or a French twist.
Sometimes pulling your hair up can make you feel even more self-conscious about a round face; if that happens to you, let a few strands of hair loose around your forehead to hang down. This will frame your face and balance out the width.
The classic ponytail is a good way to stay youthful and carefree, but if you want to look slimmer we recommend not wearing it too high. If it's behind your head, though, it will smooth your cheeks, refining and accentuating your cheekbones. Here you can discover different cute ponytail hairstyles.
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