Easy Care Short Hair for a Pear-Shaped Face

Fantasia, who has a pear-shaped face,  wears her short hair high and with width to add balance to her jawline.

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A pear-shaped face, also known as a triangular face, is long with a prominent cheek and jaw line. Short hairstyles can be challenging for this face shape because longer hair can disguise some of the jaw width. You can, however, work shorter hair well; all you have to do is work out a short crop that will give the top of your head some width and create an equal balance. Another way to pull off this look is to create longer layers in the front to frame your face better.

Choppy Bob

A short, sharp, choppy bob may be just what the style doctor ordered. With a thick and prominent jaw line you need a style that will distract from your chin and elongate your face. This will, in turn, create a slimmer face shape. Go for a choppy bob that falls just below your jaw. Try a wispy side fringe with this style and ensure that your layers are sharp and defined. This is a messy look and so is easy to manage.

Blunt Bang Crop

A blunt-bang crop has been made famous by the ultra chic effortlessly elegant Anna Wintour. That harsh straight band and sleek cropped bob gives her a smart look with little effort. This cut will keep its shape; all you will have to do is brush and go. This is best suited if your hair is thick. Try this style but with a little extra length to avoid highlighting your jaw line. Also allow it to encroach on your face, slimming and disguising the fullness of your cheeks.

Layered Pixie

A layered pixie is the ideal short do for your triangular face. Go for a spiky textured version as opposed to a sleek, smooth finish. Definitely go for a long side bang. Allow it to reach your cheek. Allow the front layers to be equally as long. This will frame your face and highlight your eyes. This style is also deliberately messy and is easy to maintain.

Assymetric Bob

A chic assymetric bob will help even out your fuller jaw. Allow the front layers to reach beyond your chin. Ensure that the back is a stark contrast and stops well short of the nape of your neck. You can easily work this classic edgy look made famous by the likes of Victoria Beckham and Rhianna. Add a little color to help highlight and frame your face. A far side part works best with this style.

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