It may sound strange, but believe me when I say showing your ear in a business portrait is a lot trickier than it seems! For whatever the reason, we associate ears with youth. My theory is that since kids have such healthy hair, it often gets in the way and they have to put it back out of habit and practicality. Sooner or later they grow up with a nagging society telling them to loosen up and “let their hair down.”
In our years of shooting, we have however seen one exception across the boards, which is that ears pair well with fresh asymmetrical bobs. Due to the weight of the haircut already being unbalanced, the ear accentuates this silhouette and makes it more comfortable to look at, acting as a frame to the face.