Hairstyles for Big Heads

By Holly Thompson

If you're self-conscious about the size of your head, you can use your hair to your advantage. Certain styles and natural color can help.

Angular Bob
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Angular bob

Straight, Sleek Bob

A high-volume hairstyle only makes your head look bigger. A clean bob with straightened hair that falls flat onto the face is more flattering. Jaw-length hair also widens the face up and gives it more proportion.

Side Fringe

People with larger heads tend to have larger foreheads. Sideswept bangs give some coverage, shorten the length of the face and are always chic, too. Straightening the style makes the cut more polished and makes your head look smaller.

Long With Layers

Very long hair elongates the face, so it's not the best choice if you think your head is big. However, if you break up the length with layers, it can work. This style suits people with thicker hair. The best way to style it is to blow dry your hair upside down to create a tiny bit of volume, and then straighten it for a sleek look.