If you have a round face, you can cheat it narrower with the right haircut. The best hairstyles and tips that make a round face look slimmer.
In addition to the oval, square or long, round faces are among the most common face shapes. Anyone who struggles with their appearance may wish to visually lengthen a round face and make it appear more delicate. On the one hand, this can happen through skillful make-up or, on the other hand, through a suitable hairstyle that can conceal a round face.
With the right hairstyle, you can easily cheat your face shape. Roughly speaking, this is possible because our eyes do not perceive actual shapes, but our brain reconstructs the supposed shape from prominent points. Here are the seven handles in the hairstyle bag of tricks!
As if drawn by a magic hand, the viewer's gaze wanders down the mane and nobody notices the round face of the wearer. Because long hair visually stretches every face. This effect can also be enhanced with a step cut. This cheats away even more lateral fullness and the result is really fantastic: With a long layered cut, you can even wear a center parting, which is otherwise rather disadvantageous for round faces.
Long, flowing hair perfectly distracts from round faces. This makes the face appear much narrower. Singer Mariah Carey has been doing this for years. She is often seen with long, curly hair that flatters her face and gives her grace. But sometimes she also wears the sleek look, which also proves why this cut is less ideal for round faces: Of course, she is pretty with it, but in comparison, she almost looks chubby.
A rule of thumb for round faces is: Better to do without bangs. But no rule is complete without an exception: diagonally cut bangs lengthen the face and make it appear narrower. This effect works best when the side fringe reaches the tip of the nose.
Anything that goes high automatically lengthens a face. Now, we don't always have the time or the desire to make ourselves a towering hairstyle: but the high ponytail serves the same purpose. A bun or a braid can also have the same effect. The main thing is that the hairband sits really high on your head and you tie your hair back tightly. A hairstyle tip that is made for round faces.
Actually, this beautiful name only describes the length of the hair: "clavicula" is nothing more than the medical name for the collarbone. Until then, the hair with this hairstyle is enough. If you decide on this cut, it is best to style it with curls or summery beach waves. This sets additional accents that distract from your face shape.
The long bob is a little shorter than the clavi cut. As a real hairstyle classic, it should of course not be missing in any list. Even if you have a round face, the Lob is a good choice. It is important that it extends beyond your chin to achieve the stretching effect. As with all other hairstyles, you should also set visual highlights here to distract from the shape of the face. A slightly fringed cut is ideal for the long bob.
Who actually said that short hair is taboo on round faces? That might be true of the ultra-short buzz cut, but even a pixie cut offers enough substance to camouflage the shape of the face. It is only important that there is a lot of volume at the top of the head. You can enhance this effect with additional details, such as fringes that fall in the face.
First of all, of course, it is about determining your own head shape. This is not as obvious as it sounds.
So off to the mirror! The easiest way is to brush all your hair away from your face and tie it tightly back. If the hair is too short, you can also do this with wet hair after the shower. The main thing is that your head shape is clearly visible!
Next, take a ring template. Either one you cut out of paper yourself, or any ring-shaped object you can find. You simply hold it in front of your face and check in the mirror whether the contours match your face or whether, for example, cheekbones or chin protrude significantly.
In order to make a round face appear narrower, we dig deep into the visual bag of tricks. Our eyes are surprisingly easy to fool. Whether we perceive something as round, square, or oval depends not only on the actual shape but above all on which distinctive points our eyes catch. This also works with the head shape.
In order to visually lengthen a round face, the most important thing is to better emphasize the top of the head and chin. Of course, the left and right cheek would also work, but then it would look more like a football (but hey, maybe an idea for carnival?).
It is therefore particularly important that your hairstyle creates a lot of volume on the top of the head, but that the hair does not stand out too voluminously at the sides. Open hairstyles are generally more advantageous for round faces than the trendy sleek look that relentlessly reveals the shape of your head. Straight bangs are also not the best choice, as they add width to your face and do the opposite of what you want to achieve.
Long hair is generally better than short haircuts, simply because longer hair gives you more options to accentuate your face shape. It is also an advantage if you prefer a playful haircut to a sober one. The more aspects that capture the viewer's attention, the more your face shape recedes. The rule of thumb when it comes to hairstyles is that it's better to be long and messy than short and straight.