Wide-set eyes are often seen as a defining characteristic of unconventional and undeniable beauty. If you have wide-set eyes then you’re probably the friend that people confide in because this charming feature is often seen as being endearing and comforting. The unique look is ultra desirable but if you feel your eye’s are too far apart and you’d like them to appear slightly closer together to improve your faces proportions then you can use your hairstyle to achieve a more balanced look – in addition to a few make-ups tricks. Here’s our tips for the best hairstyles for wide-set eyes.
Hairstyle Tips for Wide-Set Eyes
- As a general rule of thumb, wide-set eyes are better with hair brought in on the face.
- Add-volume on the sides of your face with your hairstyle.
- Side-swept bangs or side-swept hairstyles are a great option to add width around your eyes without adding width to your face shape.
- Long bangs pulls attention toward the middle of the face, emphasizing the nose and making eyes appear closer together.
The Best Bangs for Wide-Set Eyes
Bangs are perhaps the most powerful hairstyling tool you have in your hair kit. Long wispy bangs will take any focus from your wide-set eyes and redirect the attention to the shape and color of your eyes. A set of long and wide bangs will minimize the amount of skin seen on the side of your eyes which will make them appear closer together. However, long wispy bangs don’t work well for every face shape so this might not be the fix for you. Talk with your stylist before you commit and consider the maintenance of this style of bangs.
Side-Swept Hairstyles for Wide-Set Eyes
When it comes to wide-set eyes, the best trick is to add width around the side of your face. However, if you have a face shape that doesn’t need width around the side of the face – such as a round face shape – then a big voluminous hairstyle might not work for you. A simple side-swept hairstyle or long side-swept bangs can add the width that you need around the side of the face without adding width. Make sure you tease the side that doesn’t have the side-swept hair for additional volume.
Long Hairstyles for Wide-Set Eyes
So perhaps you’re not ready to commit to bangs and you don’t have to. If you have longer hair – shoulder length or longer – then you can simply add width around your eyes with your hair. Adding width around your face is as easy as a wavy long hairstyle. A center part works perfectly if you add volume down the side of your face.