Joseph Kellner in Dr Phillips, Florida Hair Advice for the Consumer

If you haven’t changed your hairstyle in awhile, find a photo of a new style and get your hair cut. A bad hairstyle can make you look 10 years older. When it comes to improving our appearance, we are always searching for the fastest way to reach our goals. While quick fixes often fail, even the slightest change in your hairstyle can produce noticeably positive effects.

Certain bob hairstyles will add a few pounds instead of visually subtracting pounds. If you want your face to look slimmer, wearing a bob hairstyle that frames your face will call more attention to that roundness. Also, if you have a double chin that you’d rather hide, a chin-length bob will draw the eye right to your problem area. Chin-length bobs also tend to add volume on the sides of the head, which will make your face look even wider. Instead bring your bob above chin level to draw eyes upward or consider an asymmetrical bob cut with the back short and the front being longer than your chin. When hair is all one length, it tends to make the face look fuller.

Long, side-swept bangs are great for hiding a high forehead. Steer clear of blunt-cut bangs. Full, straight-across bangs will reduce the overall length of the face. Stick to wispy, side-swept bangs to perk your style up without compromising your efforts. Sweeping your bangs or any long layers diagonally to the side breaks up and softens a round face, and accentuates your cheekbones. A side part will also help to de-emphasize your face’s circular symmetry. The deep side part is a stylish way to wear your hair up or down, and can help elongate your face.

Add volume at the top of the head. It will draw the focus to your eyes as well as your forehead. Flat hair on the top of your head or “pyramid head” does not have any face-thinning qualities.Use duck bill clips along with a diffuser to dry your hair. This will lift hair at the roots and add needed volume to the crown of your head. Hair accessories can also help a hairstyle stand out and make you appear slimmer. Placement is the secret when it comes to using hair accessories to your advantage. If you place the hair accessories near the base of an updo or as close to the crown of your head as possible, you will achieve a more elongated look.


Best Hairstyles By Body Type: Tall, Petite, Curvy or Busty!

Tall & Thin? Don’t Go Too Short

Very tall women risk looking like pinheads if they get a super short hairstyle. Leave the boy cuts to the pixie girls (think Wynona Ryder, French actress Audrey Tatou, Natalie Portman, Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby).

A Do for Tall, Slender Women: Anything Else Goes

When you’re super tall, chin-length or longer is more feminine than short hairstyles. A hot look for you are soft, shoulder-length waves.

Cute & Petite? Don’t Let Hair Get Too Long

Super long hair can dwarf a tiny body. You risk appearing like one of those pageant kids. You know the ones? The 8-year-olds with extensions?

A Do for Petite Girls: Sleek & Sophisticated

You won’t be mistaken for a 12-year-old if you keep your hairstyle sleek and sophisticated. Bobs are super flattering, just be careful not to go too short or you’ll risk looking too boyish.

Got Curves? Don’t Go Long & Straight

Straight hair only accentuates a curvy body. It’s like an arrow pointing straight down to your hips.

A Curvy Girl ‘Do: Long & Wavy

A better look for curvy girls is long, wavy or curly hair. It balances out the curves in your body.

Boyish Figure: Don’t Go Too Short

For women without curves, you’ll look more masculine with super short hair.


No Curves? Grow Hair Below Your Chin

I suggest keeping hair below your chin. Long, wavy or straight hair is a great look for you.

Got a Big Bust? Skip the Tight Updo

You’re proud of your girls and like to show them off. Good for you! Just don’t wear hair up in a sleek ‘do. Why? When hair is up and away from your face, your girls are on prominent display. They’re front and center.

A Do for Busty Girls: Long & Wavy

A sexier look is down and wavy. Bring attention to your hair, not your boobs. They shouldn’t be so front and center.

Long Face, Don’t Pull Hair Back

You don’t want to add height at the top of the head. If you want to pull hair back, do so without creating volume at the crown. Part hair sideways and sweep hair across the forehead.