5 Hairstyles That Slim You Down

When it comes to your weight-loss goals, nothing should come before a balanced diet and regular exercise. After all, losing those extra inches is not just about looking good on the outside, which is a definite bonus, but it should really be about feeling good on the inside too. And to that end, a fit and healthy lifestyle is absolutely key.

That being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a girl getting a little assistance on the side that can visually enhance what is already there! Did you know that the right haircut and some strategically placed colour and highlights can flatter your visage? Here are some amazing hairstyle options that can have you looking 10 pounds lighter, instantly.


Long Side-Swept Bangs

Bangs can quickly make you look 10 years younger and also slims your face in a jiffy. But the type of bangs you decide to go with really does matter. If you have a round face, for instance, you will want to avoid a straight bang with a ten-foot pole because that will only enhance the roundness of your face.

What you will want is a longer bang that you can sweep to the side of your face and that hits right around the cheekbones. Also, do not go for a blunt-cut bang and make sure that the bangs fall at least to the halfway mark on your nose. The long side bang creates angles around a round face and provides the illusion of a longer, slimmer visage.

If, however, you are still adamant about getting the more traditional look of bangs, go for a thicker bang that is curved—shorter in the centre and then going gradually longer at the sides.


Asymmetrical Bob

A classic shoulder-length bob is a cut that is flattering for any and all face shapes. A cut that sits just below the chin or at the shoulders can give added length to the face.

An asymmetrical bob is a slightly different take on the traditional bob and is also universally flattering. Otherwise known as the lob, this is an excellent choice of haircut for those looking to help elongate a rounder face. This haircut involves having a bob that is slightly longer in the front than in the back. The hair in the front should extend approximately 8 cm below the chin and can even reach down to the collarbone; this serves to frame the face in an attractive manner. To finish off the look, part your hair down in the middle to further create the illusion of a slimmer face and jawline.


Long and Layered Tresses

Long hair is a flattering do for a round face. Straight long hair that is parted in the middle can create what is known as a “curtain effect” that can help the face to appear narrower.

If long flowing hair is your thing, the best option to help thin a round face is to add long layers. To help create a nice balance, keep the volume to the lower sections of the hair that are below your face—excess volume on the sides will just make the face look wider. The shortest layers in the hair should fall at the chin and not above because any shorter and it will add unwanted volume to the sides of the face.

If you have natural waves or are thinking of adding some light waves to your long tresses, have no fear. Waves can distract from the roundness and create a nice gentle frame around your face. While natural or loose waves are completely flattering, curls should be avoided if you want your face to look slim. Growing curly hair out so that is longer will help weight hair down and reduce its volume. You could also find a stylist that is good with curly hair and ask for help to tone down the volume with a great cut.


Pixie Cut

It is a common misconception that people with round faces need to avoid short hair, but the fact is that it doesn’t matter what your face shape, hair texture, personality and body type is, practically anyone can rock a pixie cut! For ladies with a round visage, think of adding longer bangs to this fun and funky style to elongate the face. A longer bang also allows for a more versatile cut with more styling options. For instance, longer bangs that can be tucked behind the ears can be pulled to the front to create an adorable short bob.


Accentuate with Highlights

Hair colour can do a great job of helping to shed a few “visual” pounds. When highlighting, choose a lighter tone around the hairline up to the ears and darker highlights underneath the ears and below. The lighter strands not only brighten the visage but also help to narrow the sides of the face while the darker strands below help to add sharpness to the jawline.