The weather seems to be getting hotter and hotter these days. Even as we sit here in the office, we’re tempted to cut our hair and escape the heat.

If you’re thinking of lopping it all off to create a bob, however, you may way to think again. A common bob could have the unintended side effect of making your face appear even rounder.

But what kind of short hairstyle can we choose to make our faces appear slimmer? Here are five options!

Ruffle perm

Because the ruffle perm comprises parallel irregular curls, you won’t have to worry about your hairstyle’s symmetry.

Not only is it easier to maintain because you only need to give it a quick blow dry, but it also has a chic and retro vibe to it.

Short Slim Hairstyle - Ruffle Perm - @r.mont_joonyup on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Ruffle Perm - @e_z_g_r_a_m on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Ruffle Perm - @chahong_official on Instagram

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Tassel cut

We really like the tassel cut because it looks elegant and grown-up, yet refreshing to us. It frames the cheeks and chin perfectly, making the face appear smaller.

Furthermore, this is another hairstyle that requires little maintenance, as you only need to straighten and smooth it out.

Short Slim Hairstyle - Tassel Cut - @juno.ain on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Tassel Cut - @do_b_latree on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Tassel Cut - @binnalyoon on Instagram

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Bonnie perm

A bonnie perm involves trimming the lower ends of the hair to create volume that looks light, fluffy, and totally adorable.

If you have high cheekbones, swooping bangs can lengthen the face’s proportion and make it appear thinner.

Short Slim Hairstyle - Bonnie Perm - @moodll_y on Instagram

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Wind cut

Does this look familiar to you? The wind cut is similar to the layered cut, but there are fewer layers involved. This delicate yet playful hairstyle is enhanced by the small flick at the end.

What’s great is that if you change your mind about keeping your hair short, it won’t look awkward as it grows out gradually.

Short Slim Hairstyle - Wind Cut - @yuif.sun on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Wind Cut - @mmeenze on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Wind Cut - @among_nn on Instagram

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Layered perm

You’ll love how light and short this hairstyle is, making it boyish yet adorable. The layered perm at the back of the head draws attention to the neck, making the face appear slimmer.

For a more consistent overall shape, add curls to your bangs. It’ll look great skimming your cheeks too.

Short Slim Hairstyle - Layered Perm - @sonych_y on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Layered Perm - @haonhair_style on Instagram

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Short Slim Hairstyle - Layered Perm - @ch_easysu on Instagram

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Featured image credit: mmeenze & juno.ain