We’ll let you in on a secret: aesthetic surgeries and procedures are not the only way to correct the proportions of your face. You don’t have to spend a lot of money and go under the knife to balance things out. Hairstyles and haircuts can do the trick! We were on Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed the other day and we couldn’t help but notice how she complements her features with her every haircut and hairstyle (girl’s the ambassador of this face shape, we’re telling you). And we’re loving the haircuts for heart shaped face she’s had through the years.
A wide forehead and narrow (usually pointed) chin are the main characteristics of a heart face, and if you have these, you’d want to add fullness to your chin, add softness to the whole look, and avoid cuts and styles that make your forehead even wider. To give you a few ideas, we put together a gallery of hairstyles and haircuts for heart shaped face. Find inspiration, as well as tips and tricks, below!
Hairstyles and haircuts for heart shaped face: Looks you’ll love
1. Long hair with a Side Part
Add a side part to your long haircut to make it seem like you have side-swept bangs. The side part can also help add volume to your hair. If you want to make your ‘do more sexy, add gentle waves and scrunch your hair a bit. Tuck one side behind your ear and you’re all set to flaunt your beautiful face shape and haircut!
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2. Long Hair with Full Bangs
Full bangs can also help give your heart-shaped face more balance. It’s also an edgy and high-fashion look, especially when you pair it with long, straight hair.
Editor’s tip: Excess oil can mess up the shape of your bangs. When your hair starts to feel greasy, a few spritzes of TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo can freshen it up by getting rid of excess oil and dirt.
3. Layered Bob with Side-swept Bangs
The side-swept bangs can help make your forehead discreet, giving you a more proportioned face shape. Make sure to brush the tips of your hair inwards while blow-drying to have them taper towards your chin. You’ll surely look amazing in this hairstyle!
Editor’s tip: Frequent heat-styling can cause dryness and brittleness. Protect your hair with VO5 Heat Protect Spray to prevent heat damage while leaving your hair shiny and soft.
4. Wavy Shoulder-length Hair
Got naturally wavy hair? Cut it to shoulder-length to help make it light and bouncy. You can even part it on the side for that vintage vibe, which can definitely complement your heart-shaped face.
5. Wavy Bob
You can also go for a short haircut if you have a heart shaped face. A wavy bob can add bounce and volume on both sides of your face, which can balance out the long shape. It’s also a great summer look to try!
6. Choppy Crop
If you’re game to go short, a choppy pixie will look great on you. It accentuates your cheekbones and adds a bit of an edge to your vibe. It also works at drawing the attention away from your wide forehead so your face looks more proportionally balanced.
7. Asymmetrical Bob
This modern, ultra-chic haircut works perfectly for heart-shaped faces. The length and unevenness of the cut turn the spotlight on your cheekbones—one of your best assets—and downplays the heaviness of the top third of your heart face.
8. Shaggy Lob with Piecey Fringe
Put these two trendy styles together in one look and you’ve got one of the best haircuts for a heart shaped face. We all know shoulder-grazing cuts are universally flattering (you can’t go wrong with this length!). Pair it with layers and piecey bangs that start below the brow bone to emphasize your eyes, draw the focus away from your chin, and balance out the rest of your face.
You already have fabulous features (hello, gorgeously chiseled cheekbones!); all you need to do is accentuate them while correcting the imbalance in your face. These haircuts and hairstyles for heart-shaped face help make your features more symmetrical, all while giving you ultra-chic vibe!
If you can’t tell what your face shape is, check out our guide to understanding your face shape!