If you have a prominent forehead and pointy chin, congratulations – you have a lovely heart shaped face. Not only is it a beautiful face shape, but quite unique too. However, as pretty as it is, this uniqueness also means that it can be quite hard to style.
No worries! We are here to help. There are actually lots of different styles that will work fabulously well with your facial shape. Below is a compilation of the best haircuts for a heart shaped face, including everything from short to long, bangs and not. Read on to find the best haircuts for you!
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For many people, a pixie cut can be hard to pull off, especially for those with either oblong or square shaped faces. But, not for heart shaped faces – in fact, almost any variation of the pixie is sure to look amazing on your facial features due to the way this cut emphasizes the eyes and cheekbones.
It’s also relatively low-maintenance, but if you want to maintain the hairstyle, you’ll need regular trims every 5 or 6 weeks. Other than that, a pixie doesn’t require much in the way of styling and hair care.
Long, side part pixie
One variation of the pixie is the long, side part pixie, which accentuates your cheekbones even more, all while also adding softness and texture and giving your hair movement. In other words, it’s a highly versatile style that looks quite classy.
Perhaps there’s no better way to frame your heart shaped face than with the good old classic bob cut. It is timeless, sophisticated, sleek, and will never go out of style. It looks good on both young and old, too. If we’re really honest though, just about any variation of the bob will look good on a heart shaped face, especially chin-length bobs with tapered ends.
One way to spice up a standard bob is to add some bounce. It’s particularly ideal for women with thin hair since the added volume and fullness makes the hair look livelier and gives your face that beautiful frame. Unfortunately, this also means that it’s not really suitable for coarse and thick hair since it can easily go from cute to messy.
Now let’s talk about bangs, starting off with the classic blunt fringe. It’s widely popular, but not everyone can pull this off without looking like an ugly bowl cut. That’s because of the way the bangs cover the forehead and instead draw attention to the eyes. You can even do a variation of this in the form of a soft fringe, which is a good idea if you just want to try out the look.
Side swept bangs
Speaking of bangs, you can also do them in a side swept manner with long, layered waves on one side to complement your heart shaped face. The best way to do this is to start with a deep side part and begin the layers around the chin and avoid the crown area. Do remember to try not to add too many layers or you might ruin the softening effect.
Face framing layers
Not quite a fan of bangs, but would like to benefit from the face framing effect that they can give you? How about some face framing layers? This is perfect if you have relatively long hair that’s not too thick and would like to highlight your facial features. You just need to coax the layers and draw them in towards your face using a flat iron or a round brush.
Shoulder length shag
Like we said, both long and short hair can work with heart shaped faces. But, shoulder length hair works just as well. In fact, it’s probably the most versatile length in terms of how many hairstyles you can pull off. What’s important here is how much layering you have and where they are. Ideally, these layers are lifting up your hair and adding both movement and volume.
Curly hair with side bang
If you happen to have that even more unique combination of a heart shaped face and tight curls, one of the best ways you can style your hair is to go for a relatively long bob and spice that up with a hint of bangs on the sides. This is in contrast to a short bob that, given your curls, will make your chin look even pointier in a not-at-all flattering look.
Wavy hair with side part
Now, if your hair presents loose waves rather than tight curls, you can totally go for the good old wavy hair and add a side part to better accentuate your features. The way this works is the wavy layers elongate while adding the illusion of fullness around your jawline. Don’t have natural curls? No worries! Just grab a curling iron with a slim rod and off you go.
For something that’s a little more defined and fancy-looking than messy waves, you can try for some lovely beach waves that are just the right side of cool and casual. Now, for this style, you’ll need a bigger size curling wand – or a standard 1-inch flat iron – in order to achieve the right waves. That said, it’s quite easy to achieve, and looks absolutely amazing.
A-line long hairstyle
Want to look equal parts cool and edgy while framing your face in a flattering manner? The A-line haircut might just be the style you’re looking for, especially once you add some slight waves. Either way, this cut adds lots of lift and a modern appeal by softly texturizing your tips and adding more volume to your locks.
We’ve talked about bangs earlier, and here’s one more idea that you can try if you’re really keen on going for bangs but you’re not sure whether you can pull off a full blunt fringe. Piecey bangs look flattering on heart shaped faces for all the same reasons that a blunt fringe does, but without completely hiding your forehead and making you sweat.
There you have it! These are just some of the many hairstyles you can try if you want a cut that’s flattering on your heart shaped face. The styles we’ve listed are relatively basic, so you definitely have the option of spicing them up however you want.
All that said, do remember to be careful in terms of what styles are an absolute no-go for heart shaped faces. The general rule is to bring volume around your chin, so avoid styles like updos and those that add considerable height around the crown of your head. Also, try not to slick your hair back too much, since this will further emphasize the prominent forehead and pointed chin.
Instead, go for styles that frame your face nicely by either adding some fullness at the sides or around the chin. This way, your face will look more rounded with the weight distributed evenly throughout the face – plus, the focus will be drawn towards the center of your face.