15 Hairstyles That Contour Your Face

*Puts down contour stick, picks up hot tool*

There is nary an internet-reading woman who hasn't tried her hand at contouring—and dealt with the streak-y, not-blended-enough, too-obvious fallout. For a way easier (and lower-maintenance) take on sculpting the face, try these haircuts and styles, which are known for emphasizing features like cheekbones, jawlines, and eyes—sans makeup.

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Big Ballerina Bun

A voluminous bun adds structure to the face, while the loose curls draw attention to the eyes.

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Sleek Bob

A chin-length angular bob lifts the face and sharpens the jaw line.

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Half-Up, Half-Down

Longer hair lengthens the face, and wisps contour your cheekbones. 

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Asymmetrical Bob

A bob inherently puts all the focus on cheekbones, while an asymmetrical curtain of hair draws even more attention upwards to the eyes and cheeks.

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Ringlet Pile-On

Curly, side-swept bangs that hit above the brow emphasize the eyes, while the long wisps frame the face.

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Bendy Bob

Cool-girl bends are universally flattering. They keep the hair from lying too flat on the face, while their curvatures trim the silhouette of the face. 

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Layered Ringlets

Bey's halo of soft, ringlety curls hits the apples of the cheeks in flattering fashion, while the long layers sculpt the jaw area.

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Fluffy Curls

A cloud of shoulder-length curls with volume at the crown elongates the face and makes it look trimmer. 

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Feathery Lob

Short, wispy bangs frame the eye area, while feather-light waves that hit the collarbone flatter the décolletage.

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Modern Bouffant with Bangs

A voluminous, bouncy mane makes the face seem smaller and more angled.

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Side-Parted Retro Waves

Lifted, sideswept pin curls add interest and emphasis to the facial structure, playing up the contours of her cheekbones and brow area.

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Messy Pixie Cut

The spiky pieces of this top-heavy pixie make the face look long and lean, while  the cheekbones are more pronounced. 

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Romantic Waves

Soft, touchable layers offset a pronounced jaw, while the swept-out side pieces exaggerate the cheekbones.

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The Swag

The wispy ends of this piece-y, layered, and '70s-inspired chop point in all the right directions, with the bangs accentuating the apples of the cheeks and the ends bending towards her jawline.

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Mermaid Waves

With a center part and medium-barrel-sized waves, an angular face takes on a softened, youthful look.

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