Beauty Tips to Look Thinner

From the best slenderizing hairstyles to the quickest makeup secrets, get the skinny on how to look thinner without all the hard work

selma blair bob

Hair tip #1: Find the best length

First off, you want to avoid getting a chin-length bob. A cut that falls smack dab at chin level will draw the eye right to, well, your chin. Kevin Ryan, co-creator of Rsession Tools, says this length will also “add width around the jaw line.” So not what you’re going for if you want to hide a double-chin.

The best way to avoid this is to choose a longer hairstyle to lengthen the face, or keep your bob above chin level (like Selma Blair’s hairstyle) to draw eyes upward toward your cheekbone, which will “make a chin look slimmer,” says Ryan.