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Hi Sammy,
I've got rather big ears (a 'gift' from my grandpa).
Are there any hairstyles (preferably up) casual for everydayness, but don't give attention to my ears? I know this is kinda hard, sorry.

Love From Sara


Hi there Sara!

This might be one of my first Ask Sammy Hair editions, so thanks for your question and for the love! I'm always up for a challenge.

First of all Sara, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. We all have something that we wish we could trade as easily as juice boxes and gummy snacks on the playground (I hate my knees). You might be surprised to discover that many of our favorite A-list celebrities have ear issues including a tickled Kate Hudson pictured below, the two Jens (Jennifer Aniston & Jennifer Garner), Penelope Cruz, Katie Holmes and even our 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.


Most of these stars mask their ample earage with longer hairstyles that disguise and protect (with the exception of Mr. Obama, unless he grows out his fro), but since you like to wear your hair up, listen hear for a few friendly tips:

Take a cue from Mila Kunis by tying your hair in a simple bun knotted at the nape of your neck with your hair covering your ears. This look is elegant enough for the red carpet but still super easy to pull off for daytime. Just secure your locks into a low ponytail with an elastic and wrap the hair around into a loose bun while securing with bobby pins.


Nicole Ritchie masters the side ponytail which works well especially if you have long side-swept bangs that can be worn loose to frame the face and serve as shade for the ears.

Another solve is a half and half do demonstrated by the lovely Brenda Song, with the sides swept back and secured with a clip, elastic or barrette.

My last tip, (other than investing in cloche hats and turbans) is to embrace what your mama (or grandpa) gave you, Sara. That's right, wear the biggest, baddest, blingiest earrings you can find because I bet your ears aren't nearly as offensive as my knobby knees, and that won't ever stop me from wearing short sundresses.


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Comments (6)

Abbey R.:

I think half up and half hair down is a good compromise


Great tips, i love the side pony

Special K:

girl just wear your hair down


jenifer garner does have some bigass ears


sweet styles, especially for spring


Nicole Richie looks very pretty there

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