Hairstyles To Make Your Forehead Look Smaller

January 15, 2015
Hairstyles for Big Foreheads

Women with an elongated forehead can understand the pain of restraining from particular hairstyles which only draw attention to the area. You definitely won’t find any top-knots or slicked-back hair tutorials here; lots of wispy layers is the best alternative.

Try a few of these easy hairstyles the next time you want a flattering change which will frame your face – we promise!

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Side bangs

Any kind of side-swept hairstyle is perfect for women with a high forehead. It takes the focus away from the area, and instead frames the entire face in a lovely way. Try ombré hair or highlights around the front of your face to make this area look softer than it is.

Hairstyles To Make Your Forehead Look Smaller

Cute curls

Choose some cute Hollywood inspired curls to give the face some extra dimension. Any shorter layers are perfect and should be curled inwards to emphasise this look. For best results, wear your hair in hot rollers overnight, then remove and loosely comb them out.


The lob

Make like Tyra Banks and chop your long locks into a cute bob. Refrain from using layers, and keep hair consistently cut straight across – it will draw attention away from your forehead!


Full fringe

A full fringe which falls just below the eyebrows another great way to conceal a large forehead. Choose wispy layers which won’t look as severe on your face; then easily tie the rest of your hair into a ponytail with ease.

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Beach curls

Casual beachy curls are an effortless hairstyle which almost anyone can achieve. Spritz hair with sea-salt spray and create a part slightly off the centre of your scalp. This is the best way to hide second-day hair, and minimise the appearance of your forehead.



A super-short hairdo with an added fringe is ideal for women who don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes on their hair each morning. Use a bit of styling mousse to create instant volume, especially on the fringe. If this is too daring for you, a short bob or asymmetric haircut is another flattering alternative.


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