Hair Colors That Make a Face Look Thinner

by Tracy Morris

A great hair cut is not the only way to make a round face look thinner. In fact, a trip to your local hair colorist for a dye job can visually slim and trim your round face shape. By placing a few strategically placed lowlights and highlights into your hair helps to not only contour your face, but gives you a confidence boost in an instant.

Two-Step Brightening

The light and dark lines of highlighted hair can provide the illusion of slimming, vertical stripes. This theory has been around for decades when it comes to clothing, but the concept works the same on hair, too, and can make your face seem less round.

A Boost of Brunette Lowlights

According to Shellye Bolton at Scottsdale, Arizona's Spa Du Soleil, darker shades of color can give a slimming effect to many facial types. The eye is naturally drawn to lighter colors and away from darker ones. So a blond hairstyle would draw attention to a rounder face, while a darker shade would not.

Brilliant Blond Highlights

Blond is more acceptable as an accent color used to draw attention away from the cheeks. It can be used to provide a sun-kissed look to highlight a face-flattering haircut. Or by just highlighting the layers around your face, you can frame your face and hide the extra width.

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About the Author

Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.