First things first: There’s nothing wrong with having a high hairline or a broad forehead. It’s just that we know that there will probably come a time when you want to spice things up (a.k.a when you’re bored with your current ‘do) and want something new. Almost everybody experiences this phase, and we understand that.
Now, if you’re finally open to the idea of changing your hairstyle, congratulations! To help you out, celebrity stylist MJ Rone (his clients include Kim Chiu, Moira Dela Torre, Karylle, and more) shares some flattering hairstyle ideas that you might want to try!
“You can't go wrong with classic full bangs,” Rone says. Full bangs instantly change your look and take the focus off your forehead. But if you’re not ready to undergo a drastic change, Rone suggests you buy clip-on bangs or do a faux bang updo like what he did with Kim Chiu’s hair below so you can try the look first and see if you’ll like it.
FN Tip: Your bangs will dry faster than you think! Don’t end up with awkward-looking and lifeless bangs by blow-drying it right away. The sooner you blow-dry and style your bangs, the better it’ll look.
TRY: Supersonic Hairdryer, P24,500, DYSON, Zalora
Here’s another hairstyle for those who don’t want to commit to full bangs: the wispy fringe. Wispy fringe are soft, breezy bangs that are lightly feathered towards the end. “Wispy fringe [subtly] covers a broad forehead. Plus, it gives off a relaxed and romantic look,” Rone says. Wispy fringe is also a great choice for those who have fine, thin hair.
FN TIP: Just like when sporting full bangs, we recommend blow-drying your wispy fringe to ensure that it’ll stay nicely the whole day. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant while you’re at it to avoid damage!
TRY: Protein Spray 250ml, P1,660, LABEL.M, Toni&Guy
Curtain bangs + textured waves
Curtain bangs and textured waves are always a fave combination: “You have the curtain bangs to frame your face, and the textured waves which give off an effortless look,” Rone says. You can use a curling iron or even your trusty flat iron to (literally) make waves. Just portion your hair, wrap, hold, repeat, and you’re good to go!
FN Tip: Choose a hair color to complement that soft curtain bangs and textured waves and bring more focus there. You can stick to chocolate browns and chestnut browns as these are easy to maintain.
TRY: ColorSilk Urban Style, P399, REVLON, Shopee
Deep side part + ponytail
Give the old ponytail look a fresh update! “A deep side part is my go-to if a client prefers a sleek but classy look,” Rone says. According to him, this style minimizes a high hairline and draws attention to the face as it highlights the eyes and cheekbones. To do this, simply part your hair to one side and tie your locks into a ponytail. “Spritz some hair spray to keep it in place the whole day!” Rone adds.
FN Tip: Opt for a low ponytail if you want a more sophisticated look. Don’t forget to use a hair serum so your hair will look shiny and smooth. Use one with a lightweight formula so it won’t weigh your hair down as well.
TRY: Cuticle Coat, P88, VITRESS, Watsons
Pixie cut with side-swept bangs
Who says you can’t pair your broad forehead with short hair? “A pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs also works for those who have high hairline as the different angles of the hair chops down the width of the forehead making it look narrow,” Rone says. The best part? Your face will even look much smaller overall!
FN Tip: A pixie cut may be a little high maintenance but once you get the hang of styling it, it’ll be a walk in the park. Use a flexible-hold styling product so you can easily create the textures and angles that you want. Just take a dime-sized amount of the product on your fingers, rub your fingers together, and work your way through your hair.
TRY: Professional Clay Doh, P139, BENCH FIX, Bench