If you’ve got a big forehead, you might be spending a ridiculous amount of time in front of the mirror bemoaning that fact. You might wish for more facial symmetry. But actually, many men find big foreheads attractive as long as you can carry it off well and have confidence. In early modern times, high foreheads were considered a sign of beauty, and women actually plucked the hair from their foreheads to make them seem higher! So you shouldn’t be too worried about your large forehead, but we get your struggles.
Here are some things you probably relate to if you feel like you’ve been ‘cursed’ with a big forehead.
1. You crop or edit your photos
Whenever you take selfies or pictures with your friends, your friends might ask you later why you’ve cropped everyone’s foreheads out. You’re also pretty well-informed on the best photo-editing apps which can make your forehead look smaller. You probably know all the tricks of Photoshop to make that work.
2. People keep telling you about fringes
No doubt you’ve got countless people telling you that a nice fringe might hide your forehead. Actually, bangs are very cool and classic and timeless beauty statements. They’re a bit high-maintenance and you have to make sure they’re clean and style them regularly, but if you’re really conscious of your large forehead and it upsets you, bangs might be a good option. And if you don’t like it, it’s just hair. It’ll grow back!
3. You dread ponytails
Ponytails are often really cute, go-to options, especially on days when you just can’t think of anything else to do with your hair. You throw it all into a ponytail and call it a day. But if you’ve got a large forehead you might be a bit conscious about that. However, there are lots of other hairstyles you can try, like parting your hair on the side to hide part of your forehead, or just doing a loose braid so the front of your hair hangs as usual.
4. You’re basically a professional when it comes to contouring
Contouring can be used as a technique to highlight certain parts of your face and basically sculpt it properly. You’re probably a genius at making your forehead fade into the background and highlighting the other parts of your face.
5. You shop like a maniac for headbands and clips
A good way to jazz up your big forehead situation is to wear a headband creatively with some hair hanging out, or strategically pin some clips so that everything looks good and your hair hides the right amount of forehead. You’ve probably sniffed out all the best spots for buying up the coolest headbands, clips, and pins. Lucky clips are in style right now!
6. You’re a hat girl if you have big forehead
Hats can totally change your overall look and sometimes even make the whole look come together. It can also look really funky and cool. If you’ve got a big forehead you probably have a decent collection of hats and reach for one whenever you feel like you really need it, or if you’re having a bad day.
7. Makeup takes forever
The more skin you have on display, the more time it takes to slather on the makeup. You might spend ages with your moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer, and all the other products we tend to have nowadays. You have to apply it, then blend it out to perfection, then move onto blusher and contouring and powder. But if you’re good at time-management you’ve probably got your schedule down pat.
8. You spend a lot of time searching hairstyles on the net
If you have occasional breakdowns about the size of your forehead and end up going down the rabbit hole of hairstyle photos on the internet, you’re probably not alone. A lot of hairstyles out there seem to be particularly catered to women with big foreheads – because guess what? You’re not alone!
Having a big forehead is by no means a bad thing. It’s just another interesting thing about you! There are days you might totally hate it and scream into the mirror in frustration. But ultimately, you’ve got to work with what you got, and you’ll figure out how to rock it eventually!