Just like fashion has its hacks to make you appear thinner, so does the beauty game. And we’re not talking about face contouring. The way your hair swings and frames your face can add subtle definition and make your face look narrower. If you have a naturally round face that you’d like to make appear slimmer, we have the cuts to sculpt and slim your face. Think of this as your cheat sheet for shedding pounds without breaking a sweat!
An asymmetrical long bob, or lob, is the absolute best hairstyle if you want to make your face look thinner. Opt for a lob at least three inches below the chin in the front, and angled shorter in the back. It can extend down to your collarbone, and make sure to ask your hairstylist to add some shattered layers to help define your face. Parting it down the middle, the way the hair falls along the face will also help to elongate your face.
If you have long hair, a long, layered cut is another ideal hairstyle to create the illusion of a thin face. Long layers help elongate a round face. One thing to keep in mind when styling, is to keep volume in the lower sections of your hair, to help balance your face. Too much volume on the sides of your face will only make your face look rounder. Add Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME™ Biotin+ Volume™ Mousse to freshly washed hair, and let it air-dry. If you’re working with second-day hair, massage Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIMETM Biotin+ VolumeTM Magic Volume Powder into your roots for added texture and of course volume.
Side swept bangs are another great option if you’re trying to elongate your face. It's a misconception that a straight bang will make you look slimmer; if you have a round face, this is actually one of the worst cuts for you. Instead, cut a long, side sweep bang gently around your face and cheekbones. Side swept bangs are ideal for downplaying the roundness of your face and can be cut into most haircuts. They should be cut no shorter than halfway down your nose, and should have “shattered” ends. To style your bangs into a deep side part, apply Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIMETM Amino-Q HoldTM Gel at your part to keep your bangs in place without weighing them down. Then, run any leftover product through your strands for added shine.
If you’re looking for a haircut that will make your face look thinner, look no further. Schwarzkopf has your hairstyle guide on hand. Before hitting the salon for your next appointment, consider the texture of your hair and styling routine. Then stock up on all your favorite products from the Schwarzkopf ULTIME line and give your stylist a call.