Check out these hair styles to make your face appear slimmer instantly.
Here are 12 hair tricks to slim down your face instantly.
1. Go long
If you’re unsure whether to go for a longer, flowing style or a short, edgy bob, keep in mind that going long helps to elongate your face, which slims it instantly. If you have a round face, remember not to keep your hair pin straight and instead, go for gentle, beachy waves that create volume.
2. Try an asymmetrical bob
If you really like bobs, ask your hairstylist for an asymmetrical one. A bob that’s cut shorter in the back and longer in the front, makes your face look thinner. Keep a center part as well, as the way it falls down the side of your face will elongate it too.
3. Try ombre colour
You can probably guess that darker hair makes your face look thinner but did you know that a strategically-coloured ombre ’do works even better? Having darker roots with lighter tips makes for less upkeep – and makes your face look less round. This trick works best with deeper, brunette shades.
4. Keep your hair higher at the crown
Adding slight volume in the crown creates an instantly slimmer face. You can achieve this by either going for a trendy half top-knot, or back combing the hair at the crown, finishing with some hair spray to create volume. Keep the rest of your hair smooth for a sleek, office-appropriate look.
5. Colour your hair darker around your face
Lighter tones open up the face so avoid highlights that frame the face, as this causes it to appear wider. Darker tones are more slimming so keep the hair around your face a shade or two darker.
Ask your stylist for lowlights around your face, and ask for highlights near the crown to draw attention away from the sides of the face.
6. Opt for a high ponytail
This easy do allows you to achieve a slimmer face without having to fuss around with hair dyes. However, stay away from the slicked-back Ariana Grande ponytail as it exaggerate rounded features. Opt for a gently, teased style and a slight side part, and free a lock or two so it frames your face.
7. Top knot
The higher the knot, the slimmer your face will look. A voluminous topknot creates a vertical illusion, which lengthens your face and slims it down instantly.
If you struggle with topknots, buy one of those hair doughnuts that allow you to create the perfect bun instantly. Spritz with hairspray to keep flyaways in place and tease the bun to create even more volume.
8. Do a beach-chic side braid
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Embrace your inner beach goddess and try a side braid with volume at the roots. This slims your face as the extra volume at the crown elongates the face, while the braid creates the illusion of length.
To create the hairstyle, use a root-lift spray at the crown and back comb gently. Next, use a sea salt spray from mid-shaft to the ends, to build texture and volume. After braiding your hair, gently tug at the loops of the braid to loosen it. Finish with a hairspray to keep everything in place.
9. Deep side part
Take a page out of Charlize Theron’s style book for the Oscars 2019 – a deep side part that covers almost a quarter of her face. This hairstyle is great for those with a wide-set forehead or those with wider cheekbones as the long fringe will be able to slim these features for the V-shape look.
10. Curls, curls, curls
Take a cue from Miranda Kerr with this feminine hairstyle that is also perfect for date night. Curl your hair in the direction away from your face for curls that will give body and volume to your hair. This look will create softness and height at the crown of your head which will help to elongate your face.
11. Layers with a middle part
A perennial fave of Jennifer Aniston, we can now see why this is her favourite hairstyle. If you have fringe that is long enough, part your hair at the centre to split your hair equally on both sides of the head. Ask your hair stylist to cut some layers into the hair to frame the face. This hairstyle looks best for those wishing to cover a strong jawline.
12. Side-swept bangs
Side-swept bangs are a quick fuss-free way to slim the face without having to resort to a total new hair cut. For the bold, you can even get side-swept bangs on your own with a steady hand and after watching a Youtube tutorial or two for added measure. By adding a layered long fringe to the side, this will help to soften the harshness of a square-shaped jaw.
A version of this article first appeared on www.herworld.com.