hairstyle trends The 20 Best Haircuts and Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces

There are several options to suit your unique look.

November 14, 2022
Best Haircuts For Heart Shaped Faces

The same way that knowing your skin type can help you curate the perfect skin care routine, your face shape can help you find the most flattering hairstyles to accentuate your best facial features. While there are numerous face shapes out there, today we’re focusing on hairstyles and haircuts for heart-shaped faces.

A heart-shaped face is characterized by an elongated jawline, with the sharpest, smallest point of the face being the chin — just think of it as a triangle flipped upside down with rounded edges. Not sure which haircuts will complement your face shape? Below, find the 20 best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

1. Long Piecey Bangs

There’s nothing like a good pair of bangs for heart-shaped faces. Instead of your chin being a focal point, long, piecey bangs soften your face shape for a seriously flirty, extra pretty look. To make sure you don’t give off a schoolgirl vibe, keep your fringe no shorter th

2. Long Side-Swept Bangs

If you take the long, piecey bangs route but find yourself wishing for a little variation from time to time, comb your bangs over to the side for a quick and easy face shape-accentuating hairstyle. On the other hand, if you know from the get-go that you want to rock a side-swept look, ask your stylist to trim your tresses for an eye-catching cut.

3. Blunt Bangs

If you’re feeling particularly daring and want to embrace one of the season’s hottest trends, thank your lucky stars that blunt bangs work beautifully for those with heart-shaped faces. Just be sure to keep your fringe brow length, as going any shorter can serve less as an accentuation and more as an off-kilter facial element.

4. Bangs With Straight Hair

If straight hair is more your style, combine your sleek strands with a classic set of bangs for a seriously trendy look. Bangs effortlessly bring the focus to your eyes, while your long mane allows you to play with length and highlight your cheekbones for a look that’s sure to turn heads.

5. Deep Side Part

When you have a heart-shaped face, you may find yourself wanting to accentuate areas of your face other than your chin. To do so, try wearing your hair in a deep side part. The asymmetrical hairstyle will play up your cheekbones for a truly chiseled look. The best part? You don’t necessarily have to get your hair cut this way — simply move from a middle part to a side part when you see fit.

6. Piecey Pixie

When paired with a heart-shaped face and cut close to the head, a piecey pixie emphasizes bone structure. Use the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to give those pieces shape and structure.

7. Shoulder-Grazing Lob

The slightly longer, face-framing angles of a lob act almost like  a curtain showcasing a gorgeous face. The angles will help soften the jawline, while the short length won’t drown out your face shape altogether.

8. Wavy Lob

While you have lob hairstyles on the brain, a wavy lob may be worth adding to your must-try list. Paired with a middle part, this trendy hairstyle effortlessly frames your face for a delicate touch. 

9. Choppy Bob

Bobs are a timeless hairstyle that never skimps on the style meter. And in this case, the choppy bob is the perfect match for heart-shaped faces. This hairstyle frames your face and helps  highlight your cheekbones for a super-flattering finish. All you need to amp up your look is a touch of hair mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Elastic Mousse. Apply a dime-sized amount to your strands, scrunch, and go.

10. Classic Bob

With the length ending right at the chin, this style draws the eye to the center of your face for a balanced look. You can also experiment with fringe to really get the most out of this look.

11. Curly Bob

Much like other bob styles, this variation allows you to play with texture without eclipsing your face shape. Use the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Refresh & Reshape Leave-in Spray to shape curls with no crunchiness.

12. Long Wavy Hair

This look works to soften your chin area while giving your hair a nice touch of volume for the ultimate Hollywood starlet look. You can spruce up your natural waves with some hair mousse or use a curling iron to get the look. If you choose the latter, just be sure to use a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant to keep your strands safe.

13. Bouffant Updo

While you may think that updo hairstyles are a no-go for your heart-shaped face, you’d be wrong — the key to pulling this look off is to keep the volume at a minimum. You want a style that can balance out your sharp features and still provide that romantic look you love, and a bouffant updo fits the bill. Use the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented to hold the style together.

14. Curly Pompadour

What do you get when you combine edge with a touch of femininity? The curly pompadour. Known as the classic quiff haircut, this style adds a touch of height to your mane to give your face a more balanced look.

15. Top Knot

For days when you need a chic style quickly, a classic top knot is a great option. This style works to put your cheekbones on full display for a super sleek and chic look.

16. Bun with Curly Pieces

Perfect for when you want to make your top knot a big fancier, the front long tresses will elongate your face while complementing your prominent cheekbones.

17. Feathery Fringe 

Offering the best of both worlds in the bangs and textured hair department, this feathery fringe style won’t steer you wrong. Thanks to your blended layered bangs, this look gives your face a slim look with a bit of softness for a standout hairstyle.

18. Shoulder Length Shag Cut

Shag cuts are in high demand for good reason. Not only are they effortlessly stylish, but this cut also works to frame your face and provides movement for a flirty finish. You can even take this style up a few notches by pairing it with a hair color trend like ombré hair. 

19. Curly High Ponytail

A high ponytail with loose curls framing the face balances the sharpness of a heart-shaped face, while also adding some volume to the lower part of the face.

20. Medium Length Layered Cut with Side Swept Bangs

The layers of this cut will elongate the face and make your jawline look fuller, while the brow-skimming bangs makes eyes more expressive.

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Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo: iStock