Want your face to appear slimmer? Try these hairstyles

Even as a clever outfit or make-up can give-off a slimmer appearance, so can well-chosen hairstyles do the same for your face. If you want to make your face look slimmer, then your goal is to flatter your cheekbones and make your face look less round and more oval.  Very short haircuts are also not meant for women with chubby faces. Longer hair, i.e. longer bobs or hair reaching to chest level is better suited to make you appear slimmer. So if you feel like your face is looking a bit rounder than usual or if  you are starting a new weight loss routine and while your efforts will pay off later, in the meantime you you want to look slimmer? then  knock a few pounds off your face and try these hairstyles below!!

1. Hairstyles that have texture and movement

The proper haircut and streaks can bring structure and depth into your hair. Blunt styles and cuts will make the face look fuller, go for medium length layered haircut or waves softly framing your face and long sideways fringes to cheek level. Avoid having your hair fall in long straight lines. For slimming purposes soft waves hugging the areas around your eyes and cheeks work much better than straight lines.

2. Highlights

Creating optical illusions can be quite simple, brighter colours draws vertical attention to your face and makes it look slimmer. The key is to keep highlights at the top of the head and leave the darker shade underneath.

3. Soft Waves

Straight hair makes your head look smaller, which widens your face. On one side, let the wavy hair cover part of your cheek. Stick to long, loose waves that are curled away from the face but still frame your face.

4. Heightened Updo

A vertical updo adds length to the face and brings attention upward. Traditional high ponytails, chignons high on the head or beehives optically lengthens your face. Teased hair or updos make you appear taller and your face slimmer. The angular fringes or teased hair over the forehead also optically lengthen the face and make it appear slimmer.

5. Updo with Face-Framing Pieces

On the other side of the spectrum, straight fringes covering the entire forehead are not so flattering. Circular fringes, which softly frame the face, or sideways slanted fringes down to cheek level are much better choices. Don’t cut fringes short if you want to slim your face.

6. Side Part

A side part, softens the face and creates an off-centre look so the face does not look so round.

7. Face-Framing Layers

Stepped or layered haircuts let you take advantage of optical slimming effects. These haircuts disrupt straight lines and flatter chubby faces. The idea behind this is to avoid having your hair fall in long straight lines. Layers that are cut around your face can balance the weight of your hair in comparison to your face and give you an elongated look. Long layers, especially when parted in the middle, that fall along your face and below your chin, will bring your jawline down and make your face look longer and thinner.

8. Wispy Bangs

Heavy or blunt bangs can make the face look rounder go with blunt bangs if you pair them with long layers around the face. For wispy bangs, make sure the fringe is shorter in the middle and longer on the edges to create a slimming look.

9. Asymmetrical Bob

If the bob is cut short in the back and long in the front, it will make your face look thinner. By parting down the middle, the hair fall along the face will elongate it.

10. Long Hair

When deciding between long and short, go for the long because it elongates the face, making it more oval than round and hence creating an optically illusion of a much more looking thinner face.