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    Round Face Shapes can be Slimmed

    Hollywood Actress Cameron Diaz with slimming hairstyle

    Thinning a round face shape, hairstyles for round faces

    For those of you with round face shapes, or feel that you’ve become more round looking because of weight gain, here are some hair style and make-up tips just for you.

    I have discovered that the visual sight line, where your attention is drawn to on a person’s face, is enhanced by where a hair style terminates. So, making certain that your hair style terminates below or above the jaw line, keeping the hair close to the face vs. rounded or full on the sides and creating height on top are the most flattering shapes for round faces or square face shapes.

    A favorite shape of mine for a round face or square face shape, or someone who wants to minimize a few extra added pounds, is what I call a diamond-shaped cut. This has height on top, crown or bang, minimal amount of width at the temples and a tapering length that just reaches collar length in back which is full enough to be seen from the front. It is just the right amount of hair, not too short and not too long, and it is a classic haircut that only requires styling it differently to update its shape.

    If you have a round face shape or feel you want to slim down the appearance of your face, stay away from big-hair looks at all costs. Try to avoid hair styles with lots of action going on at ear level.

    There are lots of things that can be done with makeup that will give the illusion of more length or make a full face appear thinner. I recently ran across this article which may include some new tips for those of you who want to slim down the look of a round face shape.

    Arched brows: highly arched brows elongate the round face; pluck hairs below a full brow bone or fill in sparse brows with an angled brush & brow powder

    Play up brow & cheekbones: use a shimmer powder as a slimmer by gliding it over your brow bone; on your cheeks from apple to temple


    You might also want to look at my article about face shapes I have a special section just for hair styles for a round face shape. For more hairstyles that might make your face look thinner check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Round Face Board.

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    1. I have a round face and I’ve been losing weight the healthy way not the throwing up way. I just been wondering will be face slim like the diamond shaped faces is what I always call them. My friends say I would look better if I grow out my hair but I really want to know if my face will be less round and be beautiful like a diamond?

      Comment by Yuki — June 25, 2011 @ 2:18 am

    2. okay so i have a round face shape, and i’m a very skinny girl! I look silly! i have already messed up my eyebrows and im growing them out to make them more arched. i have shoulder length hair, without layers or anything and i just wear it to the side. any advice! i look fat even though im not!

      Comment by Jackie — May 23, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    3. i have a round face shape and big hair s a bit longer than the shoulder nd it is straight.i dont want to cut my hair shorter but i want my face to look smaller .will streaks look good on it.pls help

      Comment by swapna — April 7, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    4. hi, my prom is coming up and because i have a round face shape im not too sure how to do my hair. i want to elongate my hair but don’t know what style. can you help please! thanks.

      Comment by jen — July 19, 2009 @ 9:02 am

    5. im fine with having a round face shape but my cheekbones are really wide, sometimes i feel like chopping them off! =]
      what can i do to make it look less wide?

      Comment by jaee — June 8, 2009 @ 1:15 am

    6. ie,
      You could try just off the shoulder flip, shag like cut. That will give your thinner hair some body and lift on top, and a slimming effect on your face shape.
      Bob’s can be the easiest and longest lasting hair style and of course there are many variations, so firstly, find a good stylist. If you want some ideas on how to do that, just do a search on my site.
      Hope that helps!

      Comment by Barb Quinn — February 2, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    7. what hairstyle would be good for me? i have a round face shape. My hair looks thick but it is really thin when it is wet especially. It is like a sponge! It is also dry. my work is far from my home, that i am not able to let it dry. i also have a tight budget, i don’t go often to a salon.

      Comment by je — February 2, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

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