Make Eyes Look Bigger

Short hair cut with bangs
 
Q: I have small eyes and I would like them to look bigger without applying make-up. What haircut will make my eyes look bigger?
 
A: Typically a haircut that draws the focus of attention to the upper portions of the head is great for making the eyes appear more prominent. These haircuts include shorter pixie-style haircuts, and many cuts that feature fringe (bangs).
 
Given that you want to make your eyes appear larger, I would recommend either a short hairstyle, or a low-volume style with wispy fringe. A thick, blunt fringe will only overpower the smaller eyes. The fringe should fall to the eyebrow line, but not below it.
 
You can also use a curved line in the fringe and extend the sides of the fringe area to create a framing effect around the eyes. This obscures the rest of the face and thereby makes the eyes seem larger in comparison.
 
The big thing to be aware of in the specifics of the hairstyle is that small eyes are usually made to look smaller by the amount of face around them. A hairstyle that is high in volume, or pulls back from the face - particularly around the forehead - only serves to make the area around the eyes appear larger, and diminishes the look of the eyes.
 
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See also:
 
Dealing with specific facial features
 
The different types and styles of fringes