Bangs and Side Parts are Slimming

Long, side-swept bangs are great for hiding a high forehead. Steer clear of blunt-cut bangs. Full, straight-across bangs will reduce the overall length of the face. Stick to wispy, side-swept bangs to perk your style up without compromising your efforts. Sweeping your bangs or any long layers diagonally to the side breaks up and softens a round face, and accentuates your cheekbones.

A side part will also help to de-emphasize your face’s circular symmetry. The deep side part is a stylish way to wear your hair up or down, and can help elongate your face.

Avoid Pyramid Head

Add volume at the top of the head. It will draw the focus to your eyes as well as your forehead. Flat hair on the top of your head or “pyramid head” does not have any face-thinning qualities.

Use duck bill clips along with a diffuser to dry your hair. This will lift hair at the roots and add needed volume to the crown of your head.


Headband by Bethany Lorelle and photo by Tom Sandelands Photography

Hair accessories can also help a hairstyle stand out and make you appear slimmer. Placement is the secret when it comes to using hair accessories to your advantage. If you place the hair accessories near the base of an updo or as close to the crown of your head as possible, you will achieve a more elongated look.

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I agree with this - I have my shoulder length hair in layers and it makes my face look thinner. I used to have it cut really short and my face looked a lot bigger (my hair goes straight when its short too)
This article is really interesting.Layers and razor cuts will make you look slimmer. Any kind of hair style covering your face especially long hair gives a slimmer look. Avoid the short cropped look.
Loved the article! And loved the haircut of the girl with the hair accessory. Do you know if there's any other views of her hair?