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Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Haircuts for a Pear-Shaped Face

The right bangs will balance you out.
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Q: Hi Tony, I have a funny face shape—I would say pear? My question is, what cut will help to frame my unique face shape in a flattering way, that is easy to style and looks fresh?

Haircuts for pear shaped face

Tiffany wants to find the best haircut for her pear-shaped face.

I love the look of bangs and long hair, but I find bangs hard because I have a small forehead. 

I also really love the "bed head" look that has taken over recently, but my hair gets greasy and limp if I apply too much product. 

I have pretty thick hair, but the strands are fine, so it doesn't hold volume or a curl very well. I am not very talented at doing my hair, so it's usually in a messy bun or styled straight. 

Haircuts for pear shaped face

Tiffany often wears her fine hair up in a bun.

Thank you for your advice! — Tiffany 

A: Hi Tiffany, you have a beautiful face for many hair looks.

You are on the right track with the bangs. I like them on you a lot. 

However, to balance your face shape, your bangs need to be a bit longer—below your eyebrows and just above your lashes. 

Also, they should be all the same length, not rounded or shorter in the middle. 

Bella Heathcote Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards 2012

Bella Heathcote at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

This will help to make your eyes pop, and will show off your bone structure even more beautifully. 

As for the rest of your hair, keeping it long like you already have it looks good. 

Olivia Wilde The Change-Up Los Angeles premiere 2011

Olivia Wilde at the 2011 Los Angeles premiere of 'The Change-Up.'

Or, you could even go shorter, just above or below the collarbone.

Rashida Jones Emmys 2017

Rashida Jones at the 2017 Emmys.

Rose Byrne Oscars 2012

Rose Byrne at the 2012 Oscars.

When you wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail, the long bangs will help to make it look more polished. Just blow-dry them smooth so that they fall nicely. 

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Sophia Bush at the 2012 Coach Evening of Cocktails and Shopping.

But it is important to know how to style your hair to get the Boho chic vibe that you want. 

Olivia Wilde Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Olivia Wilde at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

To get this look, you don't need to weigh your hair down with heavy products. Invest in a large-barrelled curling wand (try Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand).

Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand

Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand

Before you use it, apply a heat protectant for fine hair (such as Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray).

Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray

Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray

Then, you can wrap random sections of hair around the curling wand, leaving the ends out. You don't want to make the waves too perfect. This should take only 15 minutes, max—your hair is worth it! 

Bella Heathcote Rodeo Drive Walk of Style 2012

Bella Heathcote at the 2012 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style.

Make sure to set the waves with a lightweight hairspray (like Bumble and Bumble Does It All Light Hold Hairspray).

Bumble and Bumble Does It All Light Hold Hairspray

Bumble and Bumble Does It All Light Hold Hairspray

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