Choosing a new hairstyle can be a challenge for women. Women with big noses who wish to go for a very short style are additionally limited. Choosing a very short hairstyle which complements or diminishes the appearance of a big nose can be difficult and is often advised against. However, variations on basic styles such as the addition of layers or bangs can change a hair don't to a hair do.
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Layers create a softening effect which offsets the prominence of a big nose. The addition of layers can alter short styles such as bobs, shags and pixie cuts to be more flattering on a woman with a big nose. Layers create texture and draw the eye to the hair, while softening facial features.
The addition of curls or waves can minimize the appearance of a big nose, by creating a widening effect to the face that, in turn, makes the nose appear smaller in the overall distribution of facial features. In addition, curls help to soften facial features.
While straight bangs are often discouraged for women with big noses due to their tendency to highlight rather than diminish large noses, side-swept bangs do the opposite. By drawing attention to the eyes, side-swept bangs help to minimize strong features.
Center hair parts have a tendency to create a long facial appearance. The visual lengthening of the face focuses attention on middle features such as the nose. To draw attention away from a big nose, a soft side part which is suitable to any facial shape is ideal for women with big noses.
Hair coloring is another way to draw the eye away from a prominent facial feature like the nose. A distinctive color choice can draw the eye to the hair rather than the face. How hair color is applied can also assist in softening strong facial features. For example, applying a different hue at the tips draws the eye away from the roots and further away from the face and nose.