We’ve got some tips! Hair tweaks to flatter all kinds of face shapes

  • Nikita Sachdev, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 16:21 IST
Curls give an illusion of a slim face, like they do on Dia Mirza. (Yogen Shah)

Your hair can give you a whole new makeover. As they say your hair is your crowning glory, own it, love it and enjoy it. Have a glam party to attend and you have no time to work out those face muscles or to hit the gym?

Between planning and shopping, it’s sometimes very easy to lose your focus and miss out on losing those pounds. But your hair, and the way you style them can give an illusion of a slimmer face. Here a few styling tips to make your face look slimmer and younger instantly!

1) Bangs

If you were not born with a sculpted face and the perfect cheekbones, don’t fret! Just give your hair a little change to see an instant effect on your face. Hairstylist Aakriti Kochar suggests opting for side swept bangs instead of going for heavy bangs as they make your face look rounder. You can style your bangs to perfection by curling your hair and leaving the bangs loose on the forehead. Bangs give the face an elongated look and draw attention to the eyes.

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2) Curls

They are perfect for downplaying the roundness of your face as they add volume and texture to your hair. Curls instantly draw attention away from your face and hide those little flaws. Not all of us have a delicate face and cheekbones that stand out, so for those of us straight hair is a complete no no.

3) Center part

Opt for a center parting to get the best part of your face. To achieve the perfect center part, start by parting your hair in line with the arch of the eyebrow. The centre part makes your face look so much slimmer. Pull some hair done around the cheek bones to frame your face. You can also go for side twists like Anushka Sharma.

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4) Layered look

Just like wearing black or pinstripes makes you look slimmer; the right hairstyle can make your face look slimmer. “Layers help create a soft shape and will make the face look slimmer. They create volume towards the ends of your hair,” explains hair expert Naina Arora.

5) Voluminous Ponytail

Love the ponytail but you’re afraid that it might just draw to much attention to those plumpy cheeks? Give volmunious ponytail a try. Just back comb all your hair by dividing them into neat sections and then tie them into a nice big ponytail. A fluffy ponytail draws all the attention to your hair since it has a lot of volume. It will not draw eyeballs to your face like the sleek ponytail that to highlights your cheeks. You can finish your look with a cute hair accessory.

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