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Some people have high hairlines. This means that a lot of their forehead is exposed. The opposite is true when an individual has a low hairline: Very little forehead is apparent. If you want to disguise the fact that you have a high hairline and want to conceal some of your forehead, there are hairstyles that fit the bill.


Wearing bangs helps cover the forehead and minimize the prominence and height of your forehead. You can also style your hair so that it makes the area between your large forehead and the rest of your facial features more symmetrical. This can be achieved by adding volume to the sides of your hair, which results in a more oval appearance to your face, according to Hairfinder.com.


A layered hairstyle can add volume to your hair and detract from your large forehead. It might behoove you to get a body wave or a gentle permanent if your hair is too straight and you are unable to achieve volume with rollers.


If you don’t want your high hairline exposed, do not pull your hair back into a ponytail or bun, because this is only going to emphasize the spaciousness of your forehead.

The Tudor Hairline

Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker refers to a high hairline as the Tudor hairline, since it was frequently seen during the Tudor era. Think of Queen Elizabeth I. She was all forehead. Some of the women of that era opted to emulated her and shaved their hair to achieve a higher hairline. A high hairline is often an inherited characteristic, although it can also occur if you have a receding hairline. A high hairline is mostly a masculine feature, but some women have it. Interestingly, it is believed that women who have this characteristic are descendants of ancestors from China or Great Britain. Styling a woman’s hair toward the front will disguise this feature, according to Dr. Kabaker.

Traction Alopecia

You can inadvertently create a high hairline if you wear your hair in tight styles that eventually result in traction alopecia, or the breaking of your hair. When you pull and tug your hair back into a tight fashion on a daily basis, this can cause the hairs at the front and the temples to break off. So consider being a little gentler with your hair to avoid this outcome.

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Cindi Pearce

Cindi Pearce is a graduate of Ohio University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She completed both the undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the Institute of Children’s Literature. Pearce has been writing professionally for over 30 years.