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What haircut can make you look thinner?

Does long or short hair make you look thinner?

Do we look thinner or fatter with various haircuts? Absolutely! With the proper hairstyle, you can really hide wide cheekbones or chubby cheeks, as well as make the massive chin better-looking. All you have to do is to visit an experienced hairdresser and take into account some useful tips!

Long or Short, That Is the Question!

A lot of readers ask us about hair lengths that work best for round, chubby faces.

Does long hair make you look thinner?

Gils with long hair who wish to seem slimmer should use graded or multi-layered stepped haircuts. Strands of different lengths will make you look thinner by hiding the necessary areas. The perfect length of a haircut is up to your chest level, and the layers should begin either above your chin or below it, so that the layered strands could frame and soften the face lines.

Does short hair make you look thinner?

It is believed that short hair isn’t suitable for women with round faces. However, that’s not true. The key to success is to not add volume to the sides. The perfect ones will be cuts with choppy strands framing the face, asymmetric side-parted hairstyles, angled bobs/lobs, and styles with volume on top of the head.

The trick of long bangs

Still wondering how to make face look thinner with hair if you have bangs? Very often, this detail can change a haircut beyond any recognition. If you want to balance out the roundness of your face, long side-swept bangs below the eyebrows are exactly what you need. A fringe shifts the focus and makes your face shape more oval and elongated.

What Hair Color Makes You Look Thinner?

Needless to say that women do everything possible to look and feel stunning, and, therefore, they always try to experiment with their appearance. Does dark or light hair make you look thinner? In most cases, our natural hair hue matches perfectly with the color of our eyes. But very often, dyeing the hair even several shades darker or lighter, warmer or cooler can make an incredible difference and flatter the appearance like nothing else – the skin looks more radiant and healthier, the eyes look brighter, and the whole image becomes more vivid.

Does black hair make you look thinner? Well, that doesn’t work for everybody. Actually, in some cases, dark hair color can make you look older. But, in case you want to experiment, start with a balayage or any other highlights. The coloring techniques involving a smooth transition from dark roots to bright ends is a great way to slim down the face shape.

Face-framing highlights may also work great.

Your hairstylist will see your face, your hair, and will choose the best variant for you.

Hair colors that make your face look thinner (depending on your color type):

  • “Winter”. These are girls with a cool skin undertone and high contrast, often dark hair and dark brown or brightly colored eyes. Does dark hair make you look thinner if you’re the winter type? The answer is yes! In case you want to dilute the black color, you can add some cool tone red hues.
  • “Spring”. If you have a warm skin tone and bright eyes, you’re likely to be the spring type. Does blonde hair make you look thinner? Well, warm toned blondes (strawberry blonde, honey blonde, caramel blonde) will flatter you, and you can actually experiment with adding some cool-toned blonde highlights.
  • “Summer”. Girls with a cool skin undertone and medium or low contrast belong to the summer color type. They should dye their hair using the balayage technique in soft blonde tones or cool chocolate brown hues.
  • “Autumn”. This type is characterized by a warm skin undertone and often warm green/brown eyes. Darker warm red and warm brown hair perfectly suits this type (copper, chestnut brown).

So, now you see that the proper length and color of your hair can flatter your appearance and make you look thinner. Use these simple recommendations and stay gorgeous!

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!