August 4, 2023
I recently did a Google search on “round head shapes,” and found that there is a lot of distress out there on this topic. Many voiced concern over the appearance of their head shape, blaming everything from sleeping on their backs too much as babies to the parents they assumed placed them on their backs. Some asked if there were ways to change their head shapes as adults.
The obsession with rounded head shapes is more so for perceived cosmetic appeal than for functional superiority. After all, there have been many very brilliant people (ahem, think Einstein) who have been known to have “flat” heads. But for the sake of investigation, we’ll try to understand why a round head is so sought after.
Why might one want a more rounded head shape? It might have to do with the “balanced” look that a rounder head shape affords hairstyles, making it easier to wear a wider array of hairstyles without much modification. With a so called “flatter” head, one might have to be more careful about the types of hairstyles chosen to achieve widespread aesthetic appeal.
That being said, there are a few “tricks” to achieve a more rounded head shape. For the times when I personally have felt that my head was too flat for a specific hairstyle, I always sought to add volume. I’d create “airy” ponytails – those that are not gelled-down and tight, but more so like messy buns.
Adding volume to the right places – and using the right products – seems like a valid way to go. In this tutorial, we feature YouTube’s TheSalonGuy, who, in his video, “How to Fix a Flat Back of Head,” shows how to create the illusion of a rounder head shape for a short bob. This video shows that I might not have been too far off with that messy bun idea. Enjoy!
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