How to Fix a Broad Forehead Hairstyle

Sweep long bangs into your hair's layers for a square face.

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If you look in the mirror and all you see is forehead, don't despair -- there's nothing that a good stylist and the right trim can't fix. Just because you got a little extra in the forehead department doesn't mean you can't be confident in your appearance, especially when a quick adjustment to your hairstyle can change your look so dramatically. By fixing your bangs and layers to work with the shape of your face, you can finally stop worrying about your dimensions and start showing off your new style -- the only trick is knowing what to ask your stylist for.


Figure out the shape of your face -- this has everything to do with the style that will fix up your forehead. For example, if your face is round and broad, "Cosmopolitan" suggests going with long bangs that flow with your natural curves to frame your face.


When you're planning a new hairstyle, remember what your mama used to tell you in the winter: Layer, layer, layer! If you think that only your bangs can make a difference to your forehead, think again -- the way you layer your hair changes the proportions of your entire face. For example, if you have a square face, part your hair on the side and sweep it across your forehead, then blend it in with layers down by your jaw line.


Don't be afraid to show a little skin -- on your forehead, that is. The beauty experts at Eric Fisher Salon recommend short bangs, whether you have a heart-shaped face or just a broad forehead.

Tips & Tricks


Let the hairstylist wash your hair for you. This way, she can see how long it looks when it's dry -- wet hair always looks longer than it is and can make it easy to accidentally cut off more than you wanted.


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