What Hairstyle Will Make My Face Look Less Full?

"My other problem is that I struggle to attain volume."
Bill Angst
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"My other problem is that I struggle to attain volume."
Hairstyles to make your face look less full

Want your own hair consultation from celebrity hairstylist Bill Angst? Send at least TWO well-lit, preferably hi-res photos of you (one close-up, one full-body) with a brief description of your hair texture, colour and main hair challenges to info@beautyeditor.ca with “Bill Angst Hair Consultation” in the subject line.

A: You can see my hair is pretty fine, straight, thin and all the other adjectives that define "lifeless." That's why I followed Michelle's advice and stopped layering it, so now I just trim it with a mechanical razor, and it does look fuller.

Reader hair consultation - Barbara

Bárbara has fine, straight hair and wants her face to look less full.

On the colour subject, I've had highlights, dyed my hair brunette, and then strawberry blonde, and had lowlights. I'm currently sporting a subtle Ombré achieved via some salon lowlights to mix with my roots and a homemade lightening of the tips. (And lazy upkeep of the rest of the hair with the excuse that it ought to "rest" because I'm finding more and more hair in my brush.)

So my main challenge is to make my face look less full. My other problem is that I struggle to attain volume, and on the rare occasions that I do, it is usually by back-combing and I'm left with coarser hair. Thanks Michelle for this opportunity! — Bárbara

A: Bárbara, thank you for signing up! Great description of your hair issues...

Nope, no volume in your hair. You must own your pretty flat hair and make a few adjustments to it.

Moving the part around is your best friend—from low and deep to off-centre.

Ashlee Simpson - long, blonde, side-parted hair

Ashlee Simpson's long, side-parted hair.

Make your colour gorgeous! Filling your ends with colour will help revive them and you will not need to cut as much.

Hair colour for Barbara

Bill's suggested hair colour for Bárbara.

Curling with a wand or curling iron just on the ends will add interest.

Fine thin hair curled ends

Fine hair with curled ends.

Clean-cut ends and shiny hair are a girl's bestest friends.

Kate Mara - Side Effects premiere - Jan 2013

Kate Mara at the 2013 premiere of 'Side Effects'.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.