Hairstyles that draw attention away from your nose

Updated February 21, 2017

Depending on the type of features and face shape that you have, your hairstyle can be worn to either enhance or disguise these features. If you have a large nose, there are ways to draw attention away from it and instead enhance your eyes, lips or cheekbones. To draw attention away from your nose, avoid short hair as well as flat hair with no volume.


Volume around the face draws attention away from your nose. Long, wavy hair with layers will not only disguise a long or wide nose, but it's versatile as well. The shortest layers should be longer than fringe would be, and you should avoid fringe if at all possible. Add layers throughout the hair, and use hot rollers to style the hair so that it is sexy and sultry.


Sweeping the hair back from your face will balance a large nose. One such hairstyle is to pull the hair half-up, leaving the bottom half down. To create this hairstyle, the hair must be at least shoulder-length or longer. Pull the hair back starting at around your ears. Don't pull it back too tightly as you want to keep some volume. Secure the hair at the crown of your head or lower depending on your preference using a large, decorative clip.

Long and straight

Long, straight hair is almost universally flattering. The length of the hair will help disguise your nose, so aim for hair that is down to the middle of the back with long side fringe. While the hair will be straight, it should not be flat with no volume. Create volume using a voluminizing spray, a hair dryer and a round brush while styling your hair. The long fringe should not be across your forehead. Brush them to the side and off your forehead. Bangs that cover the forehead may even highlight a large nose.

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Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.