1. Deep side part
Take a page out of Charlize Theron’s style book for the Oscars 2019 – a deep side part that covers almost a quarter of her face. This hairstyle is great for those with a wide-set forehead or those with wider cheekbones as the long fringe will be able to slim these features for the V-shape look.
2. Topknot or ballerina bun
Contrary to popular belief, the ballerina bun can be flattering for round faces. With the bun right at the top of the head, it helps add height at the crown to elongate the face by creating a vertical illusion. If don’t feel bold enough to carry this off, try adding some cascading tendrils around the face to frame it.
The higher the knot, the slimmer your face will look. A voluminous topknot creates a vertical illusion, which lengthens your face and slims it down instantly.
If you struggle with topknots, buy one of those hair doughnuts that allow you to create the perfect bun instantly. Spritz with hairspray to keep flyaways in place and tease the bun to create even more volume.
3. High ponytail
Similar to the ballerina bun, this look helps to add height to the head for that illusion of a slimmer face. It allows you to achieve a slimmer face without having to fuss around with hair dyes. However, stay away from the slicked-back Ariana Grande ponytail as it exaggerate rounded features. Opt for a gently, teased style and a slight side part, and free a lock or two so it frames your face. For fuller-looking hair, try curling your tresses before putting it up in a ponytail.
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5. Layers with a middle part
A perennial fave of Jennifer Aniston, we can now see why this is her favourite hairstyle. If you have fringe that is long enough, part your hair at the centre to split your hair equally on both sides of the head. Ask your hair stylist to cut some layers into the hair to frame the face. This hairstyle looks best for those wishing to cover a strong jawline.
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6. Asymmetrical bob
If you really like bobs, ask your hairstylist for an asymmetrical one. A favourite haircut of celebrities this year, the asymmetrical bob, when cut just slightly below the jawline. helps to slim the jaw whilst creating a sharper chin. Add volume to your hair by simply tousling it or by adding beachy waves to the look to further amp up the face-slimming effect.
7. Side-swept bangs
Side-swept bangs are a quick fuss-free way to slim the face without having to resort to a total new hair cut. For the bold, you can even get side-swept bangs on your own with a steady hand and after watching a Youtube tutorial or two for added measure. By adding a layered long fringe to the side, this will help to soften the harshness of a square-shaped jaw.
8. Go long
If you’re unsure whether to go for a longer, flowing style or a short bob, keep in mind that going long helps to elongate your face, which slims it instantly. If you have a round face, remember not to keep your hair pin straight and instead, go for gentle, beachy waves that create volume.
9. Try ombre colour
You can probably guess that darker hair makes your face look thinner but did you know that a strategically-coloured ombre ’do works even better? Having darker roots with lighter tips makes for less upkeep – and makes your face look less round. This trick works best with deeper, brunette shades.
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10. Keep your hair higher at the crown
Adding slight volume in the crown creates an instantly slimmer face. You can achieve this by either going for a trendy half top-knot, or back combing the hair at the crown, finishing with some hair spray to create volume. Keep the rest of your hair smooth for a sleek, office-appropriate look.
11. Go for face-framing lowlights
Lighter tones open up the face so avoid highlights that frame the face, as this causes it to appear wider. Darker tones are more slimming so keep the hair around your face a shade or two darker. Ask your stylist for lowlights around your face, and ask for highlights near the crown to draw attention away from the sides of the face.