These Hairstyles Will Make Your Face Look Leaner and More Defined

An instant makeover guaranteed!

Trying out new hair trends is always fun. But a messy bun or a high sleek ponytail doesn’t suit every face shape. The first step to picking the right hairstyle is to identify your face shape. If you have a round face, the width and length of your face is almost the same size. The struggle to find flattering hairstyle for full cheeks and round face is, REAL. Bony Sasidharan, National Key Accounts Manager- Technical, Schwarzkopf Professional India, says, “One should avoid any hairstyles that requires the hair to be completely swept away from the face. Try to wear your hair with middle parting or with a side sweep so that you are framing the face and the face appears less wide.” He further advises that hairstyles with volume on the crown area can make the face look longer. While opting for a haircut you can go with a one length bob slightly below the chin. Alternatively, you can try medium length haircut with short layers. “Soft curls and beach waves are some of the most popular hairstyles for a round face shape,” adds Bony. Scroll down to see what hairstyles you can go for to make your face look lean and more defined. 

Face Framing Layers

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This is one of the most flattering hairstyles for round faces. Layers that frame your face and follow the contours of your cheekbone and jawline, give an instant hair contouring effect, making your face look leaner.

Wispy Textured Bangs

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These are soft bangs that are lightly feathered towards the ends. These are a great choice if you have fine hair and don’t want to commit to a thick full fringe. A soft way to frame the face, draw attention to the eyes and match a textured hair-cut. They work well to balance round face shapes. Best worn natural or blowdried for a neater finish.

Beachy Braid

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The effortlessly sexy and on-trend messy, beachy braid with volume at the roots instantly elongates the face shape. Try this hairstyle for a lean and well-defined look.

Layered Bob


A medium length bob with layers can give your face an instant slimming effect. 

Side Parting

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If you need an instant slimming effect without the help of a professional hairstylist, then go for a side part. Add a lightweight hair spray on the part that's lined up with the arch or tail of your brow. Put the lighter side back behind the ear.

Flowing Layers

Long hair is one of the easiest ways to make your face look leaner. If you do not have long hair, get some hair extensions.


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