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Hairstyles for Big Heads

Updated April 17, 2017

The biggest hair mistakes you can make if you have a big-head is to create more volume, or dye it a standout colour. This will only make your head look bigger and make people more aware of the size of your head. Certain hairstyles, however, can diminish the size of your head and will work best if your hair is a natural colour.

Long Sleek Bob

If you have a hairstyle with a lot of volume in it, it will only make your head look bigger. That is why a sleek bob works. The straightened hair falls flat onto the face, making your head look smaller. By having the hair cut below the jawline, it also gives your face and jaw more definition. Big heads tend to be quite long, but this length will widen the face up and give it more proportion.

Side Fringe

People with large heads tend to have large foreheads. This can easily be covered up with a side sweeping fringe. This style of bangs will shorten the length of your face without making the fringe too harsh and noticeable. Straightening the style will make the cut sleeker, which will make your head look smaller.

Long with Layers

Having very long hair isn't a brilliant idea if you have a big-head because it elongates the face. However, if you break up the length by getting your hairdresser to cut in shorter layers, it can work well. This style suits people with thicker hair as the hair will fall into the face and disguise more of your head. The best way to style it is to blow dry your hair upside down to create a tiny bit of volume, and then straighten it for a sleek look.

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Based just outside London, Holly Thompson has been writing news and features since 2008. She reported for the award-winning "Surrey Mirror" for two years during which she sourced stories for "The Sun." Thompson was the winner of the Sheffield Star prize for outstanding writing in 2008. She holds a first-class Bachelor of Arts in journalism studies from the University of Sheffield.