3 Flattering Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces
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The 3 Hairstyles To Know For A Heart-Shaped Face

26 September 2018
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alex lazic

Alex Lazic

Beauty Editor

As a hair and beauty journalist, Alex is committed to equipping readers with all there is to know about the latest trends, tips, and tricks in order to make sure you get your next haircut, color, or style just right.

What exactly is a heart-shaped face and how do you choose the best hairstyles for it? L’Oréal Professionnel brand ambassadors Bertram K. and Mr. Massato shared their professional advice for the most flattering hairstyles with us. Whether you're thinking of trying peekaboo highlights or going short for the first time, everything should be customized around your face shape.


How do you know if you have a heart-shaped face?

“To identify your face shape, pull your hair back off your face and observe your features—particularly your forehead, jaw, and cheeks,” Massato explains.

A heart-shaped face is widest at the forehead and narrows down towards the chin. Stylists will work to build dimension around your jawline.


How do you choose hairstyles for heart-shaped faces?

When choosing a hairstyle, it’s a good idea to direct attention away from your forehead while accentuating your cheekbones. Your stylist will likely recommend a style that makes the lower half of your face seem fuller, for a well-proportioned look.

That’s what we call having your best interests at heart!


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Short Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

A great short hairstyle for those with heart-shaped faces is a blunt bob cut. This look is fuss-free, versatile, and the perfect length to emphasize your cheekbones. To maintain it, invest in the right formulas.

"Products are important. It’s essential to use texturizing products such as Redken Fashion Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray to accompany the cut," Bertram K. says. "At the moment, it’s all about having high cheekbones, big eyes, and full lips. The right haircut can help to create the illusion of this through techniques that texturize and flatten.”

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Medium Length Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

“For those with heart-shaped faces, volume should be given to the lower part of the face to balance the fine chin and wider forehead," Massato says.

Bring emphasis to your cheekbones while opening up the face by going for a lob or long shag and a deep part. This style helps to soften a strong jawline while creating a stylishly beautiful look.


short hairstyles for heart shaped faces

Long Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

Let’s talk fringe benefits! This style combines side swept bangs and longer hair for a beautiful, bespoke trend that speaks volumes and highlights your eyes.

“Generally, people usually combine two criteria when it comes to choosing a hairstyle: fashion and customization. This means choosing something that is on-trend but customizing it to suit your face, your hair texture, and you,” Massato says.

You know what they say—the heart wants what it wants!

For a personalized recommendation about the right style for your heart-shaped face, use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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