Hairstyles to hide your flaws

So many factors go into finding an ideal hairstyle. There’s the type of hair you have, the amount of styling effort you’re willing to expend, and, of course, the trends of the moment. Here’s something else to consider: which look will highlight your best facial features and downplay the aspects you're less excited about. Yup, your hair can do that. In this episode, celebrity hairstylist Paul Labrecque demos sexy options to flatter prominent noses, round cheeks, larger foreheads, and wide-set eyes.

We talk a lot about how you can use your fashion and makeup choices to put the focus on your best assets. The truth is, you can do the same with your hairstyle. Renowned stylist Paul Labrecque, demos four on-trend looks we think you’ll love:

A pinned up bob “softens” a prominent nose

Take the emphasis off the center of the face by starting with an exaggerated side part. Section the hair and give it some curl with a flat iron. Flip the head over, shake the curls out, and spray. Next, hold the top section in place with a clip and pull the rest of the hair back into a low ponytail. Loosen the ponytail, and pin it underneath itself to create the illusion of a volumized bob. Let the top section fall forward, and spray in place.

A high ponytail with romantic tendrils elongates round cheeks

Start by straightening the hair with a flat iron and brushing it through. Pull the hair into a high ponytail but leave out the front section that will frame the face. Cover up the elastic with a braided extension or wrap a small section of your own hair around the band and secure with bobby pins. Finish by adding curls to small sections near the forehead. The romantic side pieces will balance out the width of the cheeks.

High-volume tousles minimize a bigger forehead

Adding tousles and fullness to the bottom section of your hair is a great trick for downplaying a larger forehead. Make a middle part, use a flat iron to add curls all over. After you make a curl, roll it to the root, and set it in place with clip. Use a diffuser with hot air then switch to cool air to set. Remove pins, flip over, and shake out the curls.

An updo with height draws together wide-set eyes

To prep for the glamorous updo, add volume by teasing the hair all over, save for some layers in the front. Pull the hair back into a ponytail, and wrap the tail around itself like a French twist. Secure the twist with bobby pins, and spray to set. Use a curling iron to make tight curls to the front pieces. Tease a couple near the crown for height, and spray again to set in place.

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