Hairstyles for Chubby Women

Plus size woman with long hair
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How to make your face look slimmer and narrower
So, we've all been there. You're trying on your favorite jeans, and they're not fitting like they used to, and that little black dress is bulging in all the wrong places. It seems like those endless cocktails with the girls and the second helpings at the dinner table are taking their toll, and the scale has not been kind to you.
Unfortunately, your face is one of the first places to show when you have gained a few pounds. here goes the perfect selfie...or maybe not? Here, we have compiled a list of hairstyles, elements, cuts, and colors that can have the power to make you look slimmer and more youthful in the process!
Firstly, remember that long hair is your new best friend, and layers are your BFF. Long hair automatically elongates your face, which in turn makes it look slimmer. Stay away from any style or layer lengths that are shorter than chin-level. The moment you go shorter than chin-level, your face appears broader, which is exactly what you don't want right now.
The one place where you may want to go shorter is at the crown of your head. The reason for this is that if the hair is shorter here, you will be able to blow-dry it with lots of volume. The exaggerated volume will firstly make you look taller, which automatically makes your face look narrower due to the extra height. Height at the top also encourages an elongated oval shape, which makes your face look super slim.
The next best thing to incorporate to make your face look slimmer is your hair color. Highlights can work wonders as they draw the eye away from the fuller silhouette of a round face, thanks to the different color dimensions and color-play of highlights. Additionally, lighter colors have an incredibly youthful effect on the face, making the facial features look softer and refreshed. If you want to make your face look slimmer, you should definitely avoid solid, particularly dark or harsh tones.
It is interesting to note that harsh or very dark long hair can make a particularly narrow or long face look even longer, but these colors have the opposite effect on wide or round faces. You can tap into immense inspiration by merely studying a child’s hair in this regard.
Long hair with natural highlights
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Most children have naturally colored hair with sun-streaks due to the fact that they spend so much time outside. Hairdressers have been quick to copy this phenomenon by creating a highlighting procedure called "baby-highlights," or natural-looking highlights. These are thin wedges of a lighter color placed specifically around the facial region to elongate the face and freshen up the client's appearance.
The next big help to make your face look narrower is to style it correctly. Remember that you want to elongate your style; thus, add height but reduce width wherever possible. Blow-dry the hair at the sides of your head straight and sleek, while adding volume to the top of your head/crown if possible.
You can also backcomb or tease the hair at the roots to create exaggerated volume at the crown, which will also make your hair look fuller and thicker. Spray some root-volume mousse at the roots of your hair and blow-dry the hair with a large-barrel brush for extra volume. After you have back-combed it, spray it with a strong-hold hairspray to maintain the volume. The magic words here are to reduce width while adding height/length!
You should also invest in a good hair straightener or flat iron. A very popular flat iron is the GHD, thanks to the company's many years of experience in manufacturing the best flat irons, as well as their continual investment in researching new technology and improved equipment.
The flat iron straightens the hair to an almost perfect straight line, while also sealing the hair's cuticles against humidity or any moisture in the air. Remember that humidity can cause hair to puff up and often make it frizz horrendously. Puffed up hair adds width to the sides of the style, which in turn makes the face look broader.
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