How to Disguise Big Ears: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Disguise Big Ears: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Disguise Big Ears: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

Many people don't care about your imperfections as much as you do, and they may even find your ears pretty. That said, finding a style you like can help boost your self-esteem.


Method 1 of 2: Using Accessories

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Step 1. Try wearing earrings

The right earrings can greatly alter the overall look of your ears, but the wrong ones will make them look even bigger. There are two ways used to disguise big ears, so try it out and see which works best for you:

  • Small earrings take the focus off of long or flappy ears. Rhinestones are a good option, but small hoops or dangling earrings can also work.
  • Other people do the opposite and wear big earrings, which makes their ears look small in comparison. Like a cartilage piercing, this trick draws attention to your ears (but it can be positive).
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Step 2. Wear sunglasses

Not only do they bring focus to your eyes, but large-framed glasses can hide part of your ears when you put them on.

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Step 3. Wear a flashy blouse or necklace to distract yourself

Even if you worry about your ears, chances are others won't even notice them, especially if you call attention elsewhere. Choose a brightly colored blouse or print, or a necklace.

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Step 4. Outline the face with makeup

A little makeup can draw attention to your face. Try a two-tone outline, starting around the face with a foundation two or three shades darker than your skin, then a lighter one to highlight areas such as the center of your forehead and the bridge of your nose. Blend well in color divisions.

You can also contour the outer edges of the ears in the same way, but it can be difficult to get if you're not used to makeup

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Step 5. Use double-sided tape

When feeling especially insecure, secure the ears to the sides of the head using double-sided tape. Use one for your skin to prevent it from sticking to your hair. There are some brands of clothing that can be used to attach clothes to the skin.

This technique is temporary and therefore for occasional use. The tape may come off if you leave it too long

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Step 6. Completely cover the ears

There are various accessories that completely hide them, such as headbands, ear protectors, headbands, scarves, turbans, bonnets or a hat that is big enough. Large headphones also work when you're engaged in solitary activities in public places.

Method 2 of 2: Changing Your Hairstyle

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Step 1. Vary your hairstyle into short hair

If you have short hair, try putting on a little mousse or a curling iron and making it look messier to hide your ears or blur them out.

  • In the long run, you could let your hair grow out a little on the sides to cover the tips of your ears. The rest can get shorter, but not by much.
  • All steps in the rest of this section focus on medium to long hair.
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Step 2. Add more volume

The more voluminous your hair is, the easier it is to cover your ears. There are several ways to do this:

  • Use dry shampoo.
  • Use mousse or other modelers.
  • Make curls or waves, temporary or permanent. The simplest method is to put on curlers before bed, but there are longer lasting options available at salons.
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Step 3. Wear ponytails or loose braids

If you have long hair, tie it loosely so that the sides cover your ears. Ponytails or side braids are also an option.

  • Avoid tight or tall ponytails that pull hair away from your ears.
  • You can even make two buns like Princess Leia's if you want to hide the ears completely.
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Step 4. Let the bangs grow

A long fringe to the side can completely hide your ears. Even a short fringe forward, with the rest of the hair back, will make your look more subtle and take the focus off your ears.


  • Some people use tattoos to make their ears something they like.
  • If you are very uncomfortable or have self-esteem issues due to the appearance of your ears, there is plastic surgery to pull them closer to your head. The risk is relatively small if done by a professional and in an appropriate location, but there may be some discomfort during the first few weeks of healing.

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