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The Best Hairstyles for a High Forehead

Bangs are not your only option.
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Q: I'm 5'5'' and have light blue/greyish eyes and very light skin. My hair is brown but currently coloured a medium honey blonde with slightly darker roots. It's very fine, although I have quite a lot of it. My hair gets oily quickly, so I normally wash it every other day. It's also very straight with almost no volume to it and the ends are prone to splitting.

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Marie wants a flattering cut, but not bangs.

Because of my slightly wider forehead, I'm lost as to what to do with my cut. I have straight bangs but don't like them at all and try to pin them back (in the front) as often as I can. I had angular bangs a couple of times but didn't like those too much either. I finds bangs to be impractical and would like something a little less time-consuming. I'm very open to your suggestions! — Marie

A: Marie, it is obvious that you can sport many different hair colours and that is exactly what I recommend. This is where you can play! You are one of the rare beautiful people who can wear any hair colour you dare. Please try it all.

You clearly have a very high forehead and maintaining any type of bang will present its own set of problems. Not much fun at all! 

I am saying to keep your hair long, without bangs... your hairstyle is really all in the styling.

Here are some styles that I have chosen for you that will give you a range of options. These photos are for colour considerations as well.

Kirsten Dunst at the 2006 premiere of 'Marie Antoinette'.

Long, light brown hair.

Nicole Kidman in a high ponytail.

I recommend keeping your hair low in the front at your hairline and getting any volume you can at the crown.


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.