Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: 5 Looks to try this year

All Things Hair | 09 May 2016
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From pixies to bobs, and even red carpet-worthy waves, we’ve got everything covered.

When considering a haircut, it’s important to choose a look that suits not only your personality, but also your face shape. A hairstyle that complements your facial structure will work wonders in highlighting your best features and will prove easier to style on a daily basis. So take it from us: it’s definitely worth knowing which cuts will enhance, rather than hinder, your complexion. Want to know all about the most flattering hairstyles for heart-shaped faces? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Measuring wider at the forehead and narrower at the chin, heart-shaped faces have the benefits of looking very feminine and boasting to-die-for cheekbones, which you should definitely make the most of. No wonder we see so many genetically-blessed A-list personalities with heart-shaped faces, including the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Love-Hewitt, to name but a few. Safe to say, you’re in good company. So what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling for our round-up of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces, now.

5 Of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces

 

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Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: Michelle Williams’ pixie crop. Credit: Getty Images

Short and choppy pixie

Not many people can pull off this chic, bold look, championed by Michelle Williams a couple of years ago. However, those with heart-shaped faces are one of the lucky few who can. This short and choppy pixie cut is perfect for accentuating your cheekbones and giving your sweet, feminine features a cool, contemporary edge. It’ll also help draw attention away from the forehead, resulting in more balanced proportions. Try using the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax (£2.99*) to add extra detail and texture to your short, choppy pixie. It will also tame pesky frizz, while adding long lasting definition.

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Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: Rosamund Pike’s graduated bob. Credit: Getty Images

Graduated bob

Often seen on and off the red carpet, the graduated bob has been on our radar for quite some time now – and it works a treat on heart-shaped faces. Designed to enhance your cheekbones, while also drawing attention away from your top-heavy face shape, this hairstyle not only flatters but feels ultra modern and chic, too. Team with a sleek side parting like Rosamund Pike, or add long, piecey bangs a la Reese Witherspoon for a more playful, feminine look.

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Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: Halle Berry’s chin-length bob with bangs. Credit: Getty Images

Short bob with a full fringe 

A longer, fuller-bodied fringe is a sure-fire way to balance out the triangular proportions of a heart-shaped face, and when paired with a fashionable chin-length bob, the results look super fresh and modern. Take your cue from Halle Berry, who added subtle, messy textures and light movement to her bob for a playful and effortlessly polished look that will suit women of all ages. Casual, contemporary and easy to style – definitely a winning look for us here at the All Things Hair HQ!

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Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: Margot Robbie’s glamorous, side-swept, retro waves. Credit: Getty Images

Glamorous retro waves  

Love a bit of old Hollywood glamour? Good news: if you have a heart-shaped face, this is a look you’ll definitely be able to pull off with aplomb. If a sophisticated cocktail party is where you’re heading, retro waves with a deep side parting – worn with a sultry mahogany shade here by Margot Robbie – are sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons. The side-swept fringe works wonders in drawing the eye away from the largest part of your face (your forehead) and, instead, helps to frame and accentuate those amazing cheekbones.

Editor’s tip: don’t forget to use a heat protectant, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray (£5.50*)when using your heated styling tools to recreate this look. It’s formulated with keratin, to help reduce frizz and also acts as a ‘barrier’ to heat from curling wands and straighteners.

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Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces: Selma Blair’s casually tousled lob with piecey bangs. Credit: Getty Images

Shaggy waves with piecey bangs

Midi cuts work a treat on heart-shaped faces, so if you’re a fan of this on-point and easy to maintain just-past-the-shoulders length, then you’re in luck. Take a leaf out of Selma Blair’s book and work in shaggy, effortless waves and a piecey fringe that hits just below the brow bone (this will help conceal a larger forehead and balance out your facial proportions) for a look that’s cool, casual and ultra modern all at once. The bonus? It requires minimum styling and is bang on trend, too.

Editor’s tip: when recreating this look, finish off your ‘do with the Toni&Guy Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray (£7.49*)it’s great for providing lightweight hold with natural movement!

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