A widow’s peak is an area in the center of the forehead where the hairline dips down to a point. Instead of having a hairline that is a straight line above the forehead, people with widow’s peaks have distinctive V-shaped hairlines. If you have a widow’s peak and feel self-conscious about your hairline, there several simple ways to hide it, such as choosing a hairstyle that covers your widow’s peak or wearing accessories that hide your hairline.
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Tell your hairstylist during your next appointment that you want a hairstyle that will downplay or hide your widow’s peak. Many styles will help hide your hairline, such as side-swept bangs or a layered hairstyle that has a layer that comes down to your ears. Also ask your hairstylist about how well-placed highlights can help downplay your widow’s peak.
Style your hair in a way that hides your hairline. Heavy bangs with a side part is a great style for disguising a widow’s peak. Achieve this look by applying styling gel to wet, freshly washed hair and blow drying it with a hair dryer set on the highest setting while forming a side part with a paddle brush at the same time. Form the part on either side of the head, as long as it creates a sweeping effect across the forehead in a way that hides your widow’s peak.
Accessorize with hair bands or bandannas that cover the hairline, thereby hiding your widow’s peak.
When styling your hair, do not pull all of your hair back or part your hair down the middle, as these styles will make your widow’s peak very obvious.
References and ResourcesCosmopolitan: No Widow's Peaking
"O, The Oprah Magazine"; The Best Way to Cover a Widow's Peak; Valerie Monroe; July 2009
Becoming Gorgeous: Widows Peak Hairstyles