Stunningly Simple Hairstyles That “Slim” Your Face

We can only work with what we have but sometimes that’s much easier said than done, especially when it comes to facing shape. While some face shapes tend to have a knack for looking great no matter what type of hairstyle they sport, others have their own set of challenges when it comes to this category. Women with wide, heart or round face shapes, in particular, tend to have trouble finding hairstyles that are both flattering and slimming at the same time.

Just as wearing the right clothes can create the ideal illusion, so can sporting the right hairdo. In the case of face shapes that are wide, round or heart-shaped, there tends to be the deceiving appearance of “chubbiness” that can make any woman self-conscious. Because these face shapes tend to be hard to work with and may even appear unflattering in pictures, it’s important to choose a style with the ability to create a slimming effect to bring balance to a woman’s overall look.

However, achieving the ideal hairstyle for a slimmer face shape doesn’t just involve getting a specific cut. For example, the way you part your hair can have an effect on the way your face shape looks. Women with round or wide faces should avoid parting their hair straight down the middle. This only serves to emphasize the wideness of these face shapes.

Additionally, not having a part at all can create an unflattering look as well, such as brushing all of the hair back into a ponytail. Not only does this lack of a part also emphasize the natural shape, it will make your features more pronounced – and not in a good way. The solution? Go for a deep side part, which adds dimension and works to minimize how round, wide or full a woman’s face is. It may sound like a simple thing but it makes quite a difference. Women with long bangs look best with a deep side part, which can be easily tucked behind their ear or kept slightly in their face, creating an alluring and mysterious look.

Speaking of bangs, even this part of your hair can be tailored to work with your face shape and not against it. Make sure to go for bangs that are textured to create more dimension. Heavy bangs that are all uniform in length and style will create a stark contrast in shape to your face, which you don’t want.

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If you’re the type of woman that would prefer a hairstyle that works with your face shape but is also easy to maintain on a regular basis, then you’ll want to look into long, sleek styles. This look is anything but boring, especially if you add soft layers framing your face. Long and sleek tresses actually make a wide face appear thinner/elongated, as opposed to super curly and voluminous styles, which do the exact opposite. For those dying for volume, getting the right kind of layers cut into your hair is a great way to add more oomph to your style while still achieving the slimming effect.

As far as length, it’s best that those with round, heart or wide face shapes choose a happy medium length style. Too long (past the shoulders) or too short (pixie cuts) are styles that do not face shape friendly, unless you have an oval face. Having your tresses in a sexy bob or touching your shoulders are ideal lengths that work in perfect harmony with your style and face.