Hairstyles That Draw Attention Away From Your Nose

By Yvonne Van Damme

Depending on the type of features and face shape that you have, your hairstyle can be worn to either enhance or disguise these features. If you have a large nose, there are ways to draw attention away from it and instead enhance your eyes, lips or cheekbones. To draw attention away from your nose, avoid short hair as well as flat hair with no volume.

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Long, layered hair will draw attention away from your nose.


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wavy hair helps disguise a large nose.

Volume around the face draws attention away from your nose. Long, wavy hair with layers will not only disguise a long or wide nose, but it's versatile as well. The shortest layers should be longer than bangs would be, and you should avoid bangs if at all possible. Add layers throughout the hair, and use hot rollers to style the hair so that it is sexy and sultry.


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Keeping your hair off your face will balance a large nose.

Sweeping the hair back from your face will balance a large nose. One such hairstyle is to pull the hair half-up, leaving the bottom half down. To create this hairstyle, the hair must be at least shoulder-length or longer. Pull the hair back starting at around your ears. Don't pull it back too tightly as you want to keep some volume. Secure the hair at the crown of your head or lower depending on your preference using a large, decorative clip.

Long and straight

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Create volume in your hair by blowdrying it.

Long, straight hair is almost universally flattering. The length of the hair will help disguise your nose, so aim for hair that is down to the middle of the back with long side bangs. While the hair will be straight, it should not be flat with no volume. Create volume using a voluminizing spray, a hair dryer and a round brush while styling your hair. The long bangs should not be across your forehead. Brush them to the side and off your forehead. Bangs that cover the forehead may even highlight a large nose.