Best Hairstyles By Body Type: Short, Tall, Curvy or Busty

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Tall & Thin? Don't Go Too Short

Ruby Rose
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Very tall women risk looking like pinheads if they get a super short hairstyle. Leave the boy cuts to the pixie girls (think Wynona Ryder, French actress Audrey Tatou, Natalie Portman, Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby).

Some tall women can get away with short hairstyles, such as the "pioneer" of the pixie cut, Audrey Hepburn, who was 5'7" --  tall even by today's standards. And if anyone can pull off a short hairstyle, it was her. That said, onscreen, she looked quite petite.

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A Do for Tall, Slender Women: Anything Else Goes

Shannon Kane
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When you're super tall, chin-length or longer is more feminine than short hairstyles. A hot look for you is soft, shoulder-length waves.

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Short Neck? Don't Wear Your Hair Short

Mo'Nique
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If you have a short neck as Mo'Nique does, it's best not to wear your hair short. It only puts on display your short neck. A better option is to grow hair longer than your chin.

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Cute & Petite? Don't Let Hair Get Too Long

Elsa Pataky
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Super long hair can dwarf a tiny body. You risk appearing like one of those pageant kids. You know the ones -- the 8-year-olds with extensions.

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Big Ears? Don't Put Your Hair Behind Them

Jennifer Garner
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Jennifer Garner has kind of big ears, and she has a habit (like many women with ears that stick out) of putting her hair behind her ears. She looks much better when her hair drapes her face.

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A Do for Petite Girls: Sleek & Sophisticated

Actress Christina Ricci, February 2008
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You won't be mistaken for a 12-year-old if you keep your hairstyle sleek and sophisticated. Bobs are super flattering; just be careful not to go too short or you'll risk looking too boyish.

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Big Ears? Wear Your Hair OVER Them

Jennifer Garner
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This is a much better look on Jennifer Garner.

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Got Curves? Don't Go Long & Straight

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Straight hair only accentuates a curvy body. It's like an arrow pointing straight down to your hips.

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A Curvy Girl 'Do: Long & Wavy

Katherine McPhee
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A better look for curvy girls is long, wavy or curly hair. It balances out the curves in your body.

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Boyish Figure: Don't Go Too Short

Singer Pink
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For women without curves, you'll look more masculine with super short hair.

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No Curves? Grow Hair Below Your Chin

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Consider keeping hair below your chin. Long, wavy or straight hair is a great look for you.

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Hide a Big Forehead With Bangs

Naomi Campbell
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Naomi Campbell's haircut here is gorgeous. It's the perfect cut for anyone with a large forehead they want to hide.

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A Do for Busty Girls: Long & Wavy

Beyonce with hair down & curly
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A sexier look is down and wavy. Bring attention to your hair, not your boobs. 

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Long Face, Don't Pull Hair Back

Katie Cassidy
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Katie Cassidy is simply gorgeous and this look is great on her, but if she had a super long face, her hairstyle here would lengthen it. You don't want to add height at the top of the head. If you want to pull hair back, do so without creating volume at the crown. Part hair sideways and sweep hair across the forehead.

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Full-figured? Don't Wear Hair Super Straight

Sandra Bullock
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If you have wide hips, you want to balance out the top of you with the bottom of you. Long, straight hair only accentuates your thinness above. Balance out your look with curls or waves. The secret is to have body in hair.

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Tall &Thin: OK! Tall & Big: Not OK!

Sarah Harding
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If you're tall and big-boned, do not opt for a short, cropped cut. You'll look like a pinhead. If you are skinny, you can get away with this look.

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Full, Curly Hair is Great for Full-Figured Women

Oprah Winfrey
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Balance out your top and bottom (if you have a full figure) with curls like Oprah's here.

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Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara's bombshell hair matches her curves.