Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Post Request: Face Shape: Pear - Hairstyles

Hello Ladies,

Meredith has asked me to write a post about Pear shaped hairstyles, as she is currently swamped with the release of her Petite Pamper Samplers in her shop - For Sanity's Sake Products.

Okay, so...a reader of Beauty O'holic...Ms. Caitlin (last name we'll keep anonymous) is a college student that is pressed for time to dedicate too much time to her hair...but she would like a flattering hairstyle that won't take much before running out the door before class.

Well Caitlin, there are plenty of hairstyles to choose from...let's get started...

A pear-shaped face means that the widest points of your jaw are slightly wider than the widest points of your hairline. It's a beautiful shape to have, but it can be very difficult to frame if you don't know what hairstyles to use.

Deep Side Part

A deep side part on a pear-shaped face will diffuse the width of your jawline. You can always pull a little hair near the ear out on the less-heavy side, like Kelly Osbourne (but this is Julia Stiles).

Go Short

If short hair suits your face shape, ask a hairstyles for a few pointers on how to get the look you want. Find some pictures online of the hairstyles you like and bring them to your hairstylist...if you aren't sure about your hairstylists "experience" go somewhere a little more $$$ to make sure you get the look you want.

A bob, styled straight, wavy or curly, tends to cut off the width of a wider jaw line and it's one of the most flattering cuts for pear-faced gals. A bob focuses on all the right places.


Pear-shaped face ladies should always try to keep some volume, even as simple as rolling out of bed, brushing your hair, grabbing a handful of mousse and running it through your hair before running out the door.


If you have a few minutes in the morning, turn on your curling iron before you get dressed before work or class...

before you leave, put some sloppy curls (beachy waves) in your hair to diffuse your wide jaw line with a little added texture.

Flat Ironing

For pear-shaped ladies, put a part down the center and straighten your hair. This will give you more of a oval-faced shape. The key is to not tuck  the pieces near your ear. Leave those sections untucked and instead push them back. This will give you a balanced look.

Last but not least...put on a little make up before heading off to work or class...

See you next time,


Happy Shopping!

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