You'll be surprised at the number of cool tricks that can make a big forehead look smaller than it is. Problem is, a lot of these things are temporary—like contouring or accessorizing more, for example. The only long-lasting option is to cut your hair, but not just into any style, of course. Ahead, we list some of your best haircut options for turning a fivehead back into a forehead:
Best Haircuts for Big Foreheads
1. Middle part lob
Starting with your bangs-free options, foreheads that are wider on the sides will benefit from any middle-parted hairstyle, which will let some hair fall to the front of your face and cover those wide areas without looking like you're trying to hide them. Going for a mid-length cut like a lob would not only make this even more effortless, it would also look flattering on all face shapes.
2. Blunt bob
Don't think a middle part suits you? Another way to pull attention away from the upper half of your face is with a short, blunt cut you can flip into a side part. If you have thick hair, this can easily take the place of side bangs, giving you the coverage you need minus the commitment. Add some soft waves for even more texture!
3. Micro bob with micro bangs
From here on out, we're showing you all the fringed haircuts you can choose from for that forehead situation. It is the most obvious solution, after all!
First up is this chic, standout look: A micro bob (or a jaw-length bob) paired with short bangs that end half an inch above your brows. If you have an oval- or heart-shaped face, you'll definitely rock this look!
4. Long layers with wispy bangs
Layers are key to a flattering and face-framing cut, especially if you have long hair. For some subtle coverage, add some wispy bangs that won't feel too heavy or warm. Curtain bangs are a great match for this style, too, because they'll blend easily with your layers when it's too hot to have a fringe.
5. Long full bangs
According to Korean hairstylist Kim Jooyoung, those who have wide foreheads should have long bangs that start from the top of their head and stop just above your eyes. Aside from covering a bigger surface area, it will make a fringe less awkward for people who have a small chin and a less prominent jaw.
6. Curtain bangs
For women with round faces, curtain bangs are the way to go. It basically works like dual-ended side bangs, covering a small area of your face (particularly your forehead and cheeks) to give your mug a more V-shaped appearance. A few other perks to this fringe are you can easily DIY it at home and it's an incredibly low-maintenance style!
7. Wispy curtain bangs
If you love the feathered fringe K-drama actresses are always wearing, then stop second guessing and go cop that look for yourself! The reason why K-celebs love this look is it can subtly make your face look smaller without having the harsh lines a blunt bang does. Their wispy fringes are often cut with long layers at the sides, paired with either a bob, or a lob, or long hair without layers.
8. Curly lob with short bangs
Curly hair has a ton of texture by default and makes it easy to frame a big forehead. To maximize coverage, avoid tucking your locks behind your ears and putting it up in a ponytail. Instead, push most of your locks to the front of your face, and if youre up for it, cop yourself some short bangs for a chic face-framing effect.
9. Shag cut with bangs
For the straight-haired bunch who wants texture and forehead coverage, the trendy shag haircut will give you the best of both worlds. Thanks to the abundance of layers, it will give flat, straight hair a lift that'll instantly bring it to life. A fringe will add even more drama to this style and hide wide areas of your face from view.
10. Layered pixie cut with bangs
Contrary to what you may think, an ultra-short chop like a pixie cut won't make your forehead look even bigger. The secret lies in the way that its cut, and of course, it has to have bangs, whether it be full, feathered, or side bangs. Our top pick? A layered pixie with an above-the-brow fringe for a fresh, modern look.