Seems as if we really can have our cake and eat it! Celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke shares his top hair slimming hairstyles.
If you have a round or square face shape, opt for a pixie crop or longer style – jaw length cuts will make your face look wider.
Add a sweeping or peek-a-boo fringe to a longer style to frame your face and give width to the temples. This will enhance your cheekbones for a thinner look.
Stretch yourself slim
Longer-length styles are great at making your face look narrower, or choose shorter styles that have height to help elongate your features.
Play tricks with shape
Like wearing a dress cut on the bias, choose a slimming asymmetric shape. Think Cameron Diaz!
Don’t be square
Too much width at the jaw makes the face look plumper, so add movement with layers and a side parting.
Avoid helmet hair
Focus on condition and shine, and lay off the hairspray. Hair with movement looks more natural. If you have lots of body in your hair, you need it to be flirty and fluid.
Go light on colour
Like dressing in floaty layers, opt for threads of colour – rather than dark, heavy blocks so it looks like light is playing through your hair. Ask for tone-on-tone colour or tonal layers of balayage (where highlights are applied freehand) woven through.
Don’t hide under long hair
Instead streamline your body with clever dressing. With hair, it’s all about the shoulders and the width, where your hair hits your neck.
A high ponytail pulls the jawline up, so don’t be afraid! It creates the perfect heart-shaped face, narrowing the chin, widening the forehead and opening eyes.
A classic chignon will accentuate your eyes, drawing attention away from any problem areas.
Half and half
A half up, half down look works well with curls. Hair that moves around the shoulders will help soften a wide physique and slenderize the face.