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10 Gorgeous Cuts And Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

hairstyles for heart shaped faces
Thinking of trying something new with your mane? There are a ton of things to consider before you fully commit to a big change. Do you want to go bold with a very short haircut or keep your dark brown hair long? Should you opt for a short, choppy bob or play it safe with long layers? The choices are endless, but there might be one thing you’re skipping over when considering a major hair change: your face shape.

If you have a heart-shaped face and don’t know if you have a heart-shaped face or what hair length is best for heart-shaped faces, don’t worry! Keep scrolling for the ultimate guide to haircuts and hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

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

Not exactly sure which face shape you’re working with? We get it, determining your face shape can be confusing at first. If you think you have a heart-shaped face, here’s how you can tell: Those with heart-shaped faces have a wider forehead, defined cheekbones, and a pointed chin.

What hair length is best for a heart-shaped face?

While there are no official rules about the perfect hair length for heart-shaped faces, there are ways to make sure your haircut flatters your face shape no matter the length. From super long to short, we’ve narrowed down the top 10 haircuts and hairstyles that are the perfect fit for heart-shaped faces.

The Best Haircuts For Heart-Shaped Faces

Face-Framing Layers

Long haircuts are flattering on almost every face shape. However, one length cuts can elongate your heart-shaped face. Instead, ask your stylist to upgrade your long locks with face-framing layers to add balance and softness to your cut.

Piecey Bangs

If you’re looking to try fringe for the first time, we have great news: Bangs are the perfect way for anyone with a heart-shaped face to draw attention away from a narrow chin and accentuate eyes and cheekbones.

Women with heart-shaped faces can totally pull off straight-across bangs, but avoid blunt bangs that can make your forehead and cheekbones appear wider. Instead, opt for piece-y, layered bangs that help soften your face shape.

Textured Lob

Lobs are more on-trend than ever and (best news ever!) they’re flattering for every face shape. Amp up your lob with choppy layers and use a texturizing spray like the Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finish Spray for effortless, beachy texture.

A-Line Bob

If you’re not afraid to lose a little length, go for an A-line bob! The strands framing your face will graze your jawline to soften your face while the hair toward the back of your head is cut shorter.

Curly Pixie

Your chiseled cheekbones are your most defining feature, and what better way to show them off than with a pixie cut? The super short chop is even more statement-making when paired with natural curls. To keep frizz and flyaways from taking over your pixie cut, use a hair gel like the Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Curl Gel.

The Best Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

Face-Framing Ponytail

A low ponytail is classy and casual enough to work for just about any occasion. Whether you’re headed to a wedding or an after-work happy hour, loosen a few face-framing strands to add softness and balance to the look.

Deep Side Part

When it comes to heart-shaped faces, it’s all about bringing attention to the highest points of your face (namely, those killer cheekbones!). A deep side part can soften the look of your chin and narrow your forehead while highlighting your eyes and cheekbones.

Top Knot

If you really want your best facial feature to take center stage, craft a sleek top knot to make your cheekbones the center of attention. Be sure to apply a few spritzes of high-hold hairspray like the Kérastase Laque Couture Hairspray to keep your hairstyle in check all day long.

Sleek Middle Part

Create a middle part and smooth down your strands with a flat iron to instantly slim down the widest points of your face. Before you apply heat to your hair, be sure to use a heat protectant like the Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Spray. This lightweight, thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz.

Long Waves

Who doesn’t love beach waves? If you’re working with face-framing layers and a heart-shaped face, soft, loose waves are the perfect everyday hairstyle for you. For heat-free beach waves, apply a few spritzes of the Matrix StyleLink Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray to softly define the hair for beach day texture.

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