Your hair stylist may be your secret weight loss weapon.


Got the beauty blues? Changing your hairstyle is a simple cure. When you’re on your way to reaching your weight loss goal, a new hair-do is a quick and easy way to freshen up your look — and boost your confidence.


Fringe Benefit: Add layers to your hair. It softens a round or square face and layers add movement and shape to hair. A shag shape flatters any face because it breaks up the hair. Everyone can wear this style – the key lies in where the layers are cut.

Go Shorter: Think you want long tresses like Giselle? Think again! Shorter hair looks best on fuller faces. “When it’s too long, it can drag your face down and actually bring attention to the features you don’t want to emphasise,” says Guy Riggio, hair stylist at John Frieda Salon. How short is too short? That depends on the length of your neck. The longer the neck, the shorter you can go. Otherwise, stick to Riggio’s collarbone rule. “I like to cut hair at the collarbone, then put layers in between the nose and lips to pop it up.” This style, says Riggio, shows off your lips, making you look sleeker.

Add Colour: Subtle highlights brighten up any face. If you’re a brunette, don’t be afraid to add a touch of a lighter, but complementary, hue. Colour instantly brings dimension to flat hair.

Stay Clear of a Fringe: Thick fringes may be in right now, but even wispy fringes are hard to wear. Instead, pull your hair away from your face and even add more height. It will elongate your face.

Pay Attention to that Parting: Stylists agree that you should go with your natural parting (where your hair falls on its own). But, depending on your face’s shape, you can fuss with Mother Nature. A heart-shaped face should steer away from a centre parting. A rounder, fuller face too can wear it to the side, for a more elegant look. And if you want height? Part it on the side opposite your natural parting.