It's well known that the right clothes can make you look slimmer, but would you have thought that a hairstyle can also shave the pounds off? Well, if you choose the right cut you can give the illusion of being thinner, which is quicker than actually losing weight. So one of these cuts could be the right style to make you look thinner …
1. The Long Bob
The Lob may be a rather annoying name for a long bob, but it's a great cut for making your face look slimmer. It works well because it frames your face, and the long layers will give some definition to your face.
2. Side Bangs
If you want to make your face look slimmer you may be tempted to have some bangs cut in to break up your face. But you should avoid bangs that are cut straight across. Side bangs will be much more flattering as they take the eye away from your face; they should also be longer rather than too short.
3. Soft Waves
If you love 'beach hair', you're in luck. Soft waves are another good style for making your face look slimmer. Both straight hair and tight curls can make your face appear wider, so choosing a style that falls in between will work well instead.
4. High Bun
High buns have long been a popular style for slimming the face, for good reason: they're a great optical illusion. Piling your hair on top of your head draws the eye away from the face and provides balance. The bigger the bun, the better, but do make it a little messy so that it doesn't just look like you stuck a donut on your head!
5. Messy Ponytail
Make your ponytail too smooth, and you risk drawing focus to your cheeks - the very place you want to appear slimmer. So style your hair in a messy ponytail instead. It will take focus away from your cheeks and add some balance.
Volume is also your friend when it comes to getting that slimmer look. Be giving your hair extra height you will make your face look thinner. Half updos, loose curls, or simply height at the crown - you don't have to go back to the Beehive to get extra volume!
Who wants their hair to look perfect? If you prefer the bed-head look or hate spending ages styling your hair, then the tousled look is perfect for you. It works well, whichever length you choose, because it adds volume to your hair and thus makes your face look slimmer in comparison.
8. Half Updo
Remember what I said about volume? Give yourself a gorgeous updo and make your face look instantly slimmer! The extra height will balance your face. When you've pinned your hair, pull out some loose strands to frame your face and avoid looking too severe.
9. Side Braid
Side braids work in the same way as side bangs, by drawing the eye away from your face (which is exactly what you want!). The thicker the braid, the more attention it will take away from your face.
So choose a clever cut or style your hair the right way, and take pounds off your face! It's such a simple way to make yourself look thinner!