These are the BEST hairstyles that slim your face...
You don’t need to book in for facelift to slim your features, a new haircut can do the job! From chiselling your jawbones to slimming your jawline, your haircut is crucial when it comes to looking and feeling your best.
Slimming hairstyle tips:
- If you have short hair try adding in some shorter latest at the back to boost volume and the height if your hair which will lift your features and create a slimming effect.
- If you have a bob haircut why not go for a graduated cut for the new season ahead. The longer length at the front that sits along your jawline will slim your neckline.
- Transform long hair from drab to fab with some layers which will help to give the hair movement and texture which will stop long hair dragging down your features which can be ageing.
- If you have curly hair avoid short layers which can grow outwards and can make your face seem larger. Instead get longer layers cut in at the salon.
- Try adding a fringe as it will frame your face helping to reduce a large forehead or round face shape.
Want to slim down without the sweat? Then click through our slideshow above and see our favourite fab face-flattering hairstyles that slim your face…
Instantly slim your face by softening hairstyles with a few wisps of hair pulled out around your face to frame it.
A sweeping side fringe like Audrey Tautou’s will break up the width of your face and is an extremely flattering look for a round or square face shape.
Create a wave in your hair to soften a fuller jawline, drawing attention to your eyes, just like Sharon Stone.
Flicky crops like Ruth Langsford’s are great for slimming your features as they cleverly diffuse any roundness.
Avoid blunt bobs like Katie Holmes and opt instead for a slightly longer, softer, messier bob if you want to cut your hair short.
Avoid straight blunt fringes that may enhance the roundness of your face and instead go for a side-sweeping fringe like Christina Hendricks
Letting your hair grow and wearing it as long as possible like Demi Moore will automatically give you a more slender appearance.
Layered hair like Mollie King’s is incredibly flattering for your features, and if you get layers near the line of your cheekbone, it will bring out and accentuate your bone structure – naturally giving your face a slimmer appearance.
Tess Daly’s face appears slimmer thanks to her chest-skimming length. Longer layers draw your eye downwards, ask your hairdresser to cut a few layers around the front at chin level to help frame your face.
A sweeping side fringe can work wonders to break up the width of your face if you have a round or square shape. Take note from Strictly judge Darcey Bussell and chose an off centered parting with lots of volume on top.
Opt for an updo like Katie Holmes to make your face appear slender. The bigger your bun, the more thinning the effect!
Soften a wide jawline with graduated, subtle layers like Kate Middleton. This is a great way to create bouncy waves and separate long locks without making your face appear too full.
Clever highlights are instantly slimming! Cheryl Cole’s face looks more oval with ombre streaks.
Sienna Miller proves an asymmetric bob is a weight loss winner. Longer, wavy pieces around the front will draw eyes downwards.
Anne Hathaway is the perfect example of how short hair can still be flattering! Ask for a tapered crop with a side fringe that frames your face, resting on your cheekbones. Showing off extra skin around the neck instantly elongates.
Carefully applied highlights can work wonders for accentuating your features. A mix of light and dark tones, like in Katherine Jenkins’ hair, will draw the eye up and down, making your face appear slimmer.
Add length to your face and a slimming affect by wearing your hair high on your head like Kate Hudson at the Met Ball.
If you have a fuller face, soft waves are more flattering than a poker straight finish. Jessica Alba shows perfectly how they can break up your face width, and make your head look smaller. We approve.
Take note from Naomi Campbell and opt for a choppy, whispy fringe that is layered and shorter in the middle. It should taper down the sides to open up your eyes,
Try a long bob like Dawn French. By curling the ends under it makes your face look longer and draws the focus down and away from the roundest part of your face.
If you decide to wear your hair up, keep some of the front layers free to frame your face like Holly Willoughby. If you pull all of your hair back, any roundness will become more obvious.
Ginnifer Goodwin proves that crops can flatter rounder face shapes – just keep hair short and textured on top to balance out any fullness around your jawline.
Disguise a large forehead and elongate your face shape with a soft, long fringe like Andrea McLean’s.
Bobs don’t need to be avoided but rather than curling them under round your chin in a bowl shape, leave your look textured with waves and movement like Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Try not to cut your hair too short if you want to slim your features as short hair can add pounds to round face shapes. Instead opt for a long flicky crop like Jane Fonda
Add texture into your hair like Drew Barrymore and try a long shaggy bob that will flatter round face shapes
Backcomb the front sections of your hair before you pull it back into a ponytail like Katherine Heigl. The height will slim your face.
Add in layers or try some natural-looking extensions to give you more length. Longer hair can slim your jawline – we love Sally Field’s fab look.
Add in soft curves that fall around your cheekbone area like Malin Akerman has with this bouncy blow-dry. Use rollers to get this look at home.
Avoid straight, flat hair if you want to look thinner and try high buns that elongate the face like Jennifer Lopez