Do you notice your forehead being prominent and your face tapering down to a slightly pointy chin? If you do, then, you have a beautiful heart-shaped face. Not everyone has this unique face shape, and we’re here to embrace and celebrate it with you. And one way to do this is to help you find the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.
When you have a heart-shaped face, you can wear your hair long or short. You can even wear bangs! As long as the result is a balanced face shape that’s flattering for your facial features, it’s a good hairstyle for you. We’ve rounded up some looks to give you ideas, so read on and be guided on the hairstyles that look best on you.
Our Fave Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces
1. Half Updo With Wispy Bangs
Bangs are a good way to help give balance and frame a heart-shaped face. If you want a soft-looking ‘do, go for wispy bangs. It looks laidback, relaxed, and doesn’t need much styling.
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2. Long Hair With Wispy Bangs and Flower Crown
Instead of a half-updo, you can put on a flower crown to jazz up your long hair with wispy bangs. The result is a soft, romantic look that you can try when attending garden weddings.
3. Side Braid
A deep side part helps balance out the width of your forehead, while the side braid helps highlight your cheeks and jawline. Loosen a small section of hair on the side opposite the braid to make the hairstyle chic and romantic.
4. Long Side-Swept Bangs
Flatter your heart-shaped face with long side-swept bangs hairstyle. As your forehead tends to be wider, the side-swept fringe balances that off and brings the focus to your eyes.
5. Half Updo With Blunt Bangs
You can create this hairstyle for heart-shaped faces whether you have long or shoulder-length hair. Add blunt bangs and blow-dry them straight so they frame your face well. And to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones rather than your forehead, keep your blunt bangs at eyebrow level.
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6. Half Ponytail With Bow
You can also glam up a simple half updo by tying a half ponytail high on your crown and wrapping a bow around your hair tie. Add waves and a full fringe if you’re gunning for a sweet, doll-like look, and let your bangs give balance to your heart-shaped face.
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Aside from helping disguise a bad hair day, a hat can also frame a heart-shaped face (and other long face shapes). Make your look casual and street-chic by going for hats with downward brims like cloche and bucket hats.
Editor’s tip: Sweat and excess oil on your scalp can trigger dandruff. Avoid this by washing your hair with Dove Dermacare Scalp Soothing Moisture Shampoo. It is infused with Olacare Scalp Actives that help fight dandruff while leaving your scalp nourished and hydrated. It also leaves your hair soft and smooth and is gentle enough for everyday use. Complement this shampoo with Dove Dermacare Scalp Soothing Moisture Conditioner for best results.
8. Sleek and Layered
Bangs aren’t the ones that can balance and frame a heart-shaped face. Layers can do that well, too. Layers both work on straight and wavy hair, but if you want a sleek and polished look, iron your long hair straight and keep frizz under control.
9. C-Shaped Bob With Side Bangs
Let a medium bob flatter your heart-shaped face by blow-drying and brushing the underside of your hair with a round brush. Meanwhile, side bangs help give balance to your face shape. Finish by putting on a beret to add oomph to your whole look.
10. Bouncy Blowout
A little volume and bounce can help bring out your best features, like your cheekbones and gorgeous jawline. Achieve this ‘do by directing your blow-dryer nozzle near your roots to create bounce. Then, add volume to the rest of your hair by using a round brush while blow-drying.
11. Soft Waves With A Hair Clip
You can wear this hairstyle for heart-shaped faces when going on romantic dates, attending weddings, or seeing friends for lunch at a garden restaurant.
12. Bouncy Pixie Cut
A bouncy pixie cut is also one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. As most of the hair can be found at the top of your head, the bangs cover your forehead while showing off your gorgeous cheeks and jawline.
13. Long Choppy Bob
This long, choppy bob is definitely a winner because it frames your face and accentuates your cheekbones. The layers at the tip of your hair soften your slightly pointy chin, so go ahead and wear this bob hairstyle for heart-shaped faces.
14. Waterfall Braid
This half-up braided hairstyle is great for long and shoulder-length hair. Before you create a waterfall braid, curl your hair using a curling iron to make it look like your hair is cascading down your back. Then, part your hair on the side and start braiding from the side with less hair.
15. Straight Lob
A sleek and straight lob can also work with your heart-shaped face. If you’re wearing this ‘do with a center part, let your hair fall on the side of your cheeks to let it frame your face and give it a more balanced shape.
16. Short Hair Curls
Got natural curls? You’re in luck because short curly hair can complement a heart-shaped face when you cut and style it correctly. If you’re going for a pixie cut or very short bob, let the top of your hair be thicker so the volume can help veer attention away from your prominent forehead and chin.
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17. Bob with Side Part
This is one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces because it lets a good part of the hair slightly cover your forehead. It is similar to a hairstyle with side-swept bangs—only without the fringe. In the same way, it draws attention to your cheekbones and eyes too.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair fresh by washing it with Sunsilk Naturals Watermelon Freshness Shampoo. This will help keep your hair from going limp and sticky, which is common when it is humid. Use this shampoo every day to leave your hair refreshed, cool, and volumized.
18. Brushed Back Layered Hair
You don’t always have to cover your forehead when you have a heart-shaped face. You can wear a brushed-back ‘do. Just maintain the bounce and volume so your forehead and chin have some sort of a backdrop instead of being prominent. A layered, shoulder-length hair is perfect for a brushed-back style.
19. Long Hair With Big Waves
Waves are a great accent too, just as layers are. A wavy hairstyle exudes youth, sweetness, and life. Make big waves using a curler with a large barrel if you want a romantic look with subtle glam. You can even add a curly side fringe into the mix!
20. Head Wrap
Got only a minute to style your hair? Put on a head wrap. Aside from being a pretty hair accessory, a head wrap helps make your forehead less prominent. It’s also great if you’re in the mood for something ’80s.
There are so many hairstyles that you can choose from. The best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces can even be combined to create an even newer look, so feel free to experiment. And most importantly, have fun!