“If the bob is cut short in the back and long in the front, it will make your face look thinner,” says Tricomi. By parting down the middle, the hair fall along the face will elongate it.
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Heavy or blunt bangs can make the face look rounder. (Tricomi suggest only going with blunt bangs if you pair them with long layers around the face). For wispy bangs, make sure the fringe is shorter in the middle and longer on the edges to create a slimming look.
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“Layers that are cut around your face can balance the weight of your hair in comparison to your face and give you an elongated look,” Tricomi told us. “Long layers, especially when parted in the middle, that fall along your face and below your chin, will bring your jawline down and make your face look longer and thinner.”
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“Anything you can do to leave hair around your face will make it look thinner,” says Tricomi. “So if you have a ponytail [like Nina Dobrev’s on left], pull hair out on the sides and have it shape your face.”
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Straight hair makes your head look smaller, which widens your face. Tricomi also advises to stay away from tight curls. “You want long, loose waves that are curled away from the face but still frame your face.”
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