Hairstyles For Big Forehead

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Hairstyles For Big Forehead

I’d like to start by saying that having a big forehead does not equal being less beautiful. I mean, obviously. But it is true that we all have features we’d rather minimize, while accentuating others. I’ve had an arguably large forehead my entire life and chosen to completely disregard all the rules—I’ve never had bangs, I wear my hair parted down the middle, and I slick it back into a bun on most weekend mornings. I am, however, intrigued by the idea that your haircut can change the balance of your face. I talked to Wes Sharpton, the lead hairstylist at Hairstory Studio, about his thoughts on the subject. “I rarely ever talk about haircuts in terms of what I don’t like about someone. I think it’s important to address what makes us unique as opposed to trying to hide imperfections. If something bothers you, you can acknowledge it, but I don’t think that’s the most important thing to focus on. Instead I like asking people what they like about themselves, eyes, eyebrows, cheekbones, etc. I think picking a haircut should show off something great about you. “I also think it’s important to be open to the idea that what you don’t think looks good about you could be what people find attractive. For example, even Tyra Banks has been told that her forehead was ‘too big,’ and most people would describe her as beautiful. Nova, a former Hairstory employee, used to tell me that she couldn’t wear short hair because her whole head was too big. When I finally convinced her to cut it, it ended up looking really striking. Ultimately, if you’re self-conscious about your forehead, it’s probably going to come down to a conversation on bangs, bangs with long hair, short hair, a mod look, or something of the like.” Never rule out a short cut just because you’re self-conscious, but rather, go for it, because your defining features are your best assets. Or have your long hair styled in a such a way to keep all your proportions in check. Below, Sharpton explains four of his favorite cuts that do just that.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

Quirky New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel is well known for her thick bangs and her electric blue eyes. Here she wears her dark chocolate brown hair in a high ponytail, with her choppy, angled bangs concealing her big forehead. If you have a particularly high forehead, you can opt for longer bangs that skim your eyelashes. Before getting your bangs, consult with your hair stylist to choose the best style for your face shape. Also, thick bangs that completely cover your forehead are not a great idea if you’re prone to acne, as your forehead can get oily underneath the bangs and cause breakouts.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

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Girls star Allison Williams (aka Marnie Michaels) looks fantastic with her long, soft waves of hair and a rich chocolate brown hair color. If you have a big forehead and long hair like Allison’s, try a side-swept parting that sends your long locks cascading down your face, partially concealing your forehead. Add a few layers towards the ends of your hair for extra definition, and some pretty earrings to further draw attention away from your forehead.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

American actress, fashion designer, and model Mena Suvari looks fabulous with her blonde asymmetrical bob and blunt bangs. Blunt bangs are very flattering for women with big foreheads, as they completely hide the forehead and draw all the attention to the eyes. If you have a wide forehead, opt for eye-brow length bangs, and if you have a high forehead, then rather go for eyelash skimming bangs.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

Sometimes doing the simplest of things that can make a huge difference. Take this hairstyle sported by Selena Gomez, for example. By just parting her hair on one side and sleeking down the hair across the top of her forehead, she has managed to hide a good portion of her forehead and still look effortlessly stylish. This hairstyle works best on someone with a round face and a large forehead.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

If you’re a girl with a big forehead, you’ll know how hard it is to find a hairstyle that’s both flattering and fashionable, and one that also cleverly conceals your glaringly noticeable “five head”. We’ve chosen the 30 Best Hairstyles for Big Foreheads to help you out with choosing a new hairstyle to suit your face type. Get inspired by stunning hairstyles worn by beautiful female celebrities with big foreheads, such as Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Nicole Kidman, Rachel McAdams, Allison Williams, and many more.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman Mary-Kate Olsen sports a cute braided up’do with loose tendrils of hair that frame her face. We love her messy crown braid, and her light, summery blonde hair color. Braided hairstyles draw attention away from a big forehead with their detailing, and wispy flyaway hairs with side bangs are a bonus as they further conceal the upper corners of your forehead. You can search YouTube for online tutorials on how to create a halo/crown braid, or any other kind of braided hairstyle you fancy.

Hairstyles For Big Forehead

American actress and film producer Katherine Heigl looks superb with her cute golden curls framing her face. Her long bob hairstyle is perfect for her big forehead, as the curls slightly cover her forehead and they also draw attention away from her hairline. To get Katherine’s glamorous curls, wrap large sections of hair around a large-barreled curling iron on low heat. Once you’ve created big, bouncy curls, use a light hairspray to keep them in place.

Recording artist and entertainer Britney Spears has successfully made her comeback, and she’s looking gorgeous with her long brunette locks and a little side fringe. The side fringe interrupts her big forehead, creating a stylish distraction that accentuates her eyes. To further draw attention away from a big forehead, make sure that your eyes are perfectly made up and your face is flawless.

“I also think it’s important to be open to the idea that what you don’t think looks good about you could be what people find attractive. For example, even Tyra Banks has been told that her forehead was ‘too big,’ and most people would describe her as beautiful. Nova, a former Hairstory employee, used to tell me that she couldn’t wear short hair because her whole head was too big. When I finally convinced her to cut it, it ended up looking really striking. Ultimately, if you’re self-conscious about your forehead, it’s probably going to come down to a conversation on bangs, bangs with long hair, short hair, a mod look, or something of the like.”

I’ll never forget the first time having a large forehead actually started to impact my self esteem. I was walking down a hallway in high school when I decided to try to wear a headband for the first time, pulling the rest of my locks into a ponytail. A friend took one look at me from across the hall and standing just a few feet away yelled, “Damn, look at that forehead! Sheesh, cover that thing up.” Even though the person was genuinely my buddy at the time and didn’t intend for their comment to be so insulting, it simply was. My confidence took a big hit that day and, mortified, all I wanted to do was curl up into a ball. 

One day, I tuned into an episode of The Tyra Banks Show and one of the segments caught my eye. Banks was talking about her own experiences with having a big forehead. She called it a “five-finger forehead,” in fact, since she could fit her entire hand over it. To my surprise, she was damn proud of it. Seeing the supermodel flaunt something that is often viewed as a flaw made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Pretty soon, I got the guts to grow out my hair and style it the way that I wanted, not how others told me it would look best. It’s been a few years since I’ve had straight-across bangs and I haven’t looked back since.

American movie star and filmmaker Angelina Jolie looks gorgeous with her sexy half-up hairdo and sweeping side bangs. She sports a trendy bouffant, and slightly messy bangs that conceal half of her forehead. Bangs are your best friend if you have a big forehead, as they draw attention away from your hairline and redirect the gaze down to your eyes and lips. Half-up hairdos are also great as they combine the best of both worlds – the glamour of the up’do and the carefree spirit of loose locks.

Singer and songwriter Rihanna Fenty rocks a sexy bob with a huge, sweeping side-fringe. We love her edgy undercut and the contrasting long, sleek fringe that hides her forehead. If you’re looking for a short hairstyle that will suit your big forehead, then this is a great option. Maintenance is medium effort – you’ll need to keep the sides short and straighten the fringe every morning to keep it smooth and sleek. Invest in an anti-frizz serum to fight frizz, and some hair spray for extra styling power.

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