The New Celeb Hairstyle You Can Create in Seconds

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth at the Carmel Film Festival with her hair pulled behind both ears.
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Pulling your hair behind your ears may be the simplest hairstyle tweak we’ve seen. And although it’s such a subtle change, it surprisingly changes the entire look. Lately it’s been all about full side-swept hair, so this center part style feels a little ’90s to us, in a good way. If you’re willing to test out the trend (and why wouldn’t you be?), here are some pros and cons to consider.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara at the Emmys.
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Pro: Your Jewelry Gets the Spotlight
What better way to show off those dangling emerald earrings than by tucking your hair back? Sofia Vergara’s earrings made her simple hairstyle Emmys red carpet appropriate.

Con: You Can’t Disguise Your Face Shape
A few strands in front of the ears allows you to frame the face, making a long face look shorter or a round face look thinner. This look puts your face shape front and center.

Kate Mara

Kate Mara at the Emmys.
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Pro: It’s An Easy Update
Not good at styling your hair, but in need of a change? Placing your hair behind your ears is the easiest way to switch up your look without the use of styling products or hot tools.

Con: It Makes Hair Look Flatter
When you pull your hair back, it flattens any existing volume in the front. If you have naturally thin hair, this look will only highlight it.

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene pulled her voluminous waves behind both ears.
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However, here’s one pro that will talk anyone into giving the trend a try. It takes only seconds to pull your hair behind your ears. Don’t like it? Pull the hair back in front. No mess, no fuss.

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