You don’t need to book in for facelift to slim your features, a new haircut can do the job! From chiselling your jawbones to slimming your jawline, your haircut is crucial when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Time to lock down some super slimming hairstyles.
Slimming hairstyle tips:
If you have short hair try adding in some shorter latest at the back to boost volume and the height if your hair which will lift your features and create a slimming effect. If you have a bob haircut why not go for a graduated cut for the new season ahead. The longer length at the front that sits along your jawline will slim your neckline. Transform long hair from drab to fab with some layers which will help to give the hair movement and texture which will stop long hair dragging down your features which can be ageing. If you have curly hair avoid short layers which can grow outwards and can make your face seem larger. Instead get longer layers cut in at the salon. Try adding a fringe as it will frame your face helping to reduce a large forehead or round face shape.
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Want to slim down without the sweat? Then click through our slideshow above and see our favourite fab face-flattering hairstyles that slim your face…
Meghan knows a great way to slim things down is to rock a subtle side parting and start her loose waves at cheekbone level to emphasise her bone structure.
We’re head over heels for Alesha’s jaw-skimming bob, it lengthens her neck and gives the illusion of lifted features, win win!
Sarah Jessica Parker
If you have long hair but don’t want to lose length with layers, make like SJP and use a few subtle highlights to your advantage, place them to frame your face and you’ll emphasise your best features no end.
Kerry gives her mini do a face-slimming edge with some bed head waves and a deep side parting.
This lady went for the chop and we can’t get enough of it! The choppy fringe and volume at the crown keep really soften the look.
Daisy adds bags of texture to her face-flattering fringe and we love it.
Instantly slim your face by softening hairstyles with a few wisps of hair pulled out around your face to frame it.
A sweeping side fringe like Audrey Tautou’s will break up the width of your face and is an extremely flattering look for a round or square face shape.
Create a wave in your hair to soften a fuller jawline, drawing attention to your eyes, just like Sharon Stone.
Avoid straight blunt fringes that may enhance the roundness of your face and instead go for a side-sweeping fringe like Christina Hendricks
Letting your hair grow and wearing it as long as possible like Demi Moore will automatically give you a more slender appearance.
Layered hair like Mollie King’s is incredibly flattering for your features, and if you get layers near the line of your cheekbone, it will bring out and accentuate your bone structure – naturally giving your face a slimmer appearance.
A sweeping side fringe can work wonders to break up the width of your face if you have a round or square shape. Take note from Strictly judge Darcey Bussell and chose an off centred parting with lots of volume on top.
Opt for an updo like Katie Holmes to make your face appear slender. The bigger your bun, the more thinning the effect!
The Duchess of Cambridge
Soften a wide jawline with graduated, subtle layers like Kate. This is a great way to create bouncy waves and separate long locks without making your face appear too full.
Anne Hathaway is the perfect example of how short hair can still be flattering! Ask for a tapered crop with a side fringe that frames your face, resting on your cheekbones. Showing off extra skin around the neck instantly elongates.
Carefully applied highlights can work wonders for accentuating your features. A mix of light and dark tones, like in Katherine Jenkins’ hair, will draw the eye up and down, making your face appear slimmer.
Ginnifer Goodwin proves that crops can flatter rounder face shapes – just keep hair short and textured on top to balance out any fullness around your jawline.
Disguise a large forehead and elongate your face shape with a soft, long fringe like Andrea McLean’s.
Backcomb the front sections of your hair before you pull it back into a ponytail like Katherine Heigl. The height will slim your face.
Add in soft curves that fall around your cheekbone area like Malin Akerman has with this bouncy blow-dry. Use rollers to get this look at home.