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How to Style Your Hair for a Slimmer Appearance
by Sherry Brister(24)
The right hairstyle can instantly make a woman appear slimmer. If this is your goal, read on. The first thing you will need to do is to identify the shape of your face. Then, have fun experimenting with several styles until you find the perfect hairstyle that not only helps to slim your face, but one that fits your personality and lifestyle as well. Just like black clothes and other slimming style options can make a woman appear slimmer, the right hairstyle can also instantly give the illusion of a thinner you.
An oval shaped face narrows at the chin. A woman with an oval face has a forehead that is wider than her chin, and prominent cheekbones. If you are blessed with an oval face, you can wear almost any hairstyle. Wearing wispy bangs and one length hair is the most flattering way to slim and accentuate an oval face. If your eyes are your best feature, wear blunt bangs that hit at the eyebrow. This bang style will make your eyes pop. Hair accessories can also make a simple hairstyle pop and can make a woman appear slimmer, so pull your hair back and secure it with an ornate barrette or flower.
If you have a round face, you should choose a hairstyle with height at the crown. Wear your hair parted to the side, and layered close to the face. The hair height and layering will help to slim your round face. Make sure to keep your hair past chin length when layering. Also, cut the layers so that they slightly fall on or around the front of your face and neck area, as this will make your face appear slimmer. Wear wispy bangs because straight, blunt bangs can add pounds to a round face.
A heart shaped face has fullness in the cheek area. Wearing curly or wavy hair that is shoulder length is the perfect hairstyle choice to thin and soften the width of a heart shaped face. A high ponytail with wisps will give the illusion of a longer, slim face. Adding volumizing products to your hair will help as well. Once the products are in your hair, add curls by using hot rollers. After the curlers are removed, gently brush your hair so that the loose, wavy curls gently fall around your face and neckline to give the illusion of a thinner you.
Finally, a square face is characterized by a strong jawline and sharp angles. If you are a woman that has a square face, avoid straight hair at all costs, as this will add pounds to your face. Instead, slim your face by parting your hair on the side. Keep your hair shoulder length, and add curls and volume to your hair in order to soften the angles and slim your face even more. Style your hair so that there is volume as well as height at the crown. A high, curly ponytail or bun would be the perfect slimming hairstyle choice for a square face. If you have a square face and you like to wear your hair pulled back, leave some wisps around the face. This will beautifully frame you face, while making you appear slimmer.
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Article submitted Thursday, September 8, 2011 & read 33 times.
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