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Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

Optical Illusions . . . Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

We all know that a new hairstyle can give a person an entirely different look. Even a simple change can reflect a shift in your overall style . . . and makes you feel great to boot! But did you know that choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape can also give you a thinner appearance? Here, we’ll give you a few examples to help you choose hairstyles that make you appear thinner and that’s perfect for you.

Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

The Layered Hairstyle

Layers have long been touted for their ability to give thin or flat hair a tremendous boost in volume. However, for women with round face shapes, the layered hairstyle tends to soften your curves, making your face appear much thinner. Further, layers that fall near the cheekbone tend to highlight your bone structure. Longer hair with soft, flowing curls are best for elongating your face.

Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

The Asymmetrical Bob

The asymmetrical bob, which starts a bit higher in the back and longer on the sides, is a look that is both timeless and chic. It tends to elongate the neck, lengthening the appearance of fuller faces. It is best, though, when the hair framing your face is at least 2-3 inches below the chin. While it looks fabulous straight, you can sweep your bangs to the side for a different appearance.

Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

The Textured Bob

Fuller faces only appear fuller with really straight hair. However, the textured bob that’s at least shoulder length will give you softness and fullness and will give your face a lengthier appearance.

Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner

The Heightened Updo

For special events, many women enjoy sweeping their hair straight back into a flirty pony-tail. However, this look rarely achieves the understated glamour desired for women with rounder faces. Instead, the heightened updo is the perfect mix of elegance and glamour, but with enough height to elongate the face and to add that pop of interest. Va-va-voom!

Hairstyles That Make You Appear Thinner


While it’s not exactly a hair style, per se, highlights are highly effective at giving the illusion of a slimmer face. Be careful, though–you will not want to have heavy lines next to your face, but rather the kind of natural highlights which offer depth and shape. Plus, the soft vertical lines double as an optical illusion, much like wearing vertical stripes makes the wearer look thinner.


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Hairstyles for Your Face

A perfect symetrical round face

How to Determine Hairstyles for Your Face

Fashion freaks over the world dread the fact of mismatching their clothes with the accessories and hairstyle. While choosing the clothes and accessories are quite easy, deciding over a hairstyle is comparatively difficult as there is a need for one to determine the face shape and take the personality into consideration. A right kind of hairstyle for your face is as important as hair care. It is also important if the person is able to carry off the hairdo in style. Here are a few tips for choosing the right kind of hairstyles for your face.“Getting Hairstyles for Your Face Right”

  • It is primarily important to determine the shape of your face. You can do this by tying you hair behind and watch your face closely in the mirror. Determine the shape of your face before you go ahead to choose the hairstyle. This is essential as the hairstyles done without taking the shape of the face into consideration your look may go awry.
  • If you have an oval face, you can say you are extraordinarily gifted, as any type of hairstyle will suit you. This will allow you to experiment different and innovative kinds of hairstyles. But the best tip would be to settle down on a haircut that gives a lot of volume to the hair with movements near the areas of cheekbones.
  • If you have a round face you need to be extra careful with your selection of hairstyle.  A wrong choice of hairdo and you can mess up with your looks. You need to focus on the hairstyles that make your face shape less round. Keep away from the fuller and round hairstyles. A side parting of the hair can make your hair appear less round. The right length for your hair is below the chin as this lengthens the features of your face. For more hairstyles that might make your face look thinner check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Round Face Board.
  • Short and bobbed hairstyles are a strict no-no for the round faces. They make the face appear broader and spoil your look. You can create volume and fullness to the crown of your head by choosing a layered hair style. This also makes your face appear narrower. A hair color of chocolate brown or sandy blonde may also look great.
  • Short and straight bangs are also to be avoided. They draw attention to the widest parts of your face. Even if you want to have bangs in a short side swept effect. This works better.
  • For the people with an oblong face shape, the short to medium hairstyles will work best. Go for a hairstyle that has a side parting than at the center as a center parting may amplify the length of your face. Very short cuts or very long cuts are better avoided.
  • Whatever may be the face shapes you can choose the hair colors for the hairstyles according to the trend for example the right hair dye colors for Asians include black and brown.


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Ponytails: Cute Easy Hairstyles For Summer

Blake Lively ponytail hairstyle

Enjoy The Relaxed Hairstyle of Summer!

Who says a ponytail is just for the gym? As summer heats up, take a break from the flat iron and enjoy the cool breeze on your neck with this effortless hairstyle. But there’s more to this timeless look than the go-to style of your school days! Say hello to the many twists to the beloved ponytail for a look that’s fresh and flirty.

Carrie Underwood relaxed ponytail

The Soft Pony

These celebs may make it look effortless on the red carpet, but this pony is anything  but blazé! With loose texture and face framing pieces, the soft pony is a romantic and easy alternative to curls and other obvious styles.

Who’s It For: Square, Heart, and Oblong Face Shapes; Layered Hairstyles

Go-To Products: Bb Texture Creme ($28) Paul Mitchell Worked Up ($14)

low ponytail

The Sophisticated Pony

Like the “little black dress” the low pony is a must-have style for a look that makes an impact. Whether it’s a day at work, a major interview, or a night out, this sleek pony emanates class and sophistication. Comb your hair in a dramatic side part or clean part down the middle and tie at the nape of your neck to create this sexy ponytail style.

Who’s It For: Oval, Heart, Oblong Face Shapes; Long Straight Hair

Go-To Products: Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Gel ($12)

ponytail with volume

Kate Beckinsale ponytail with volume

The Flirty Pony

Volume takes this pony to a whole new level! Whether it’s a bump in the front, or that extra body in the crown, this vavoom style adds a playful edge to any look. Don’t be afraid to tease for that volume we love–and of course, no flirty look is complete without a generous amount of hairspray!

Who’s It For: Oval, Round, Square, and Heart Face Shapes; Fine Hair Texture

Go-To Hair Product: Paul Mitchell Extra Body Hair Spray ($14) Big Sexy Dry Shampoo ($16)

sleek ponytail

 The Fashionista Pony

Grab this look from the pages of your fashion magazines for an understated and ultra chic style. With this simple, clean pony, all eyes will be on you. After applying gloss drops to damp hair, comb straight back into a tight pony. The fashionista ponytail pairs well with bold makeup, blingy earrings, or a dramatic outfit.

Who’s It For: Oval, Heart, and Oblong Face Shape; Medium to Thick Hair Texture

Go-To Hair Product: Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops ($16)

Ditch spending hours in front of the mirror this summer and try one of these easy and fresh ponytails. Whether it’s for a winning red carpet look, or a day in the sun, a pony is a great way to save your hair from damaging heat tools and embrace an effortless summer style. For more easy and cute hairstyles check out our Pinterest Ponytails board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.

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