Hairstyles for Petites

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Hairstyles for Petites
Try these hairstyles for petites. (hair texture image by Xavier MARCHANT from Fotolia.com)

Petite women often have a hard time finding clothes, but sometimes finding the right hairstyle to suit a small frame can be difficult, too. An appropriate hairstyle can go a long way for a small woman's appearance and self-confidence . Pictures in magazines can give you those styling ideas, but only certain hairstyles can bring out a petite woman's best features.

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Length

Don't let hair get too long. Extremely long hair can make a small body seem even tinier. Instead choose a short- or medium-length cut. A bob flatters a petite frame, but be careful not to go too short, or your head could look too big for your body.

Hairstyles for Petites
Length is important; don't cut too much. (old clippers image by Jovan Nikolic from Fotolia.com)

Texture

Try a sleek and sophisticated hairstyle. Curly hair or hair with a lot of volume can overwhelm a petite woman and contrast with their small features. Purchase a hair straightener and a smoothing cream to achieve a sleek look. Choose a subtle style with waves if you prefer a curlier look.

Hairstyles for Petites
A straightening iron can tame the curls. (straightening hair image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

Hair Color

Choose a vibrant hair colour. Be careful not to make it too bright though, or you could risk coming across as immature. Discuss colours with your hairstylist if you're not sure.

Hairstyles for Petites
Go brunette. Or blond. But not hot pink. (hair colour humour image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com)

Accessories

Choose hair accessories carefully. Childish-looking bows, barrettes and ponytail holders can make a petite woman seem younger than they really are. Wear a skinny headband if you like accessories.

Hairstyles for Petites
Give up the childlike accessories. (Hair clips image by RUZANNA ARUTYUNYAN from Fotolia.com)

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