Okay, so you’ve finally figured out that you’ve got a heart-shaped face (AKA a face that tends to be widest at the top of your head, with killer cheekbones and narrowing out towards the chin). The next step? To take a look at these sizzling hot short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces, that’s what!
It’s no secret that short hairstyles are dominating this season, so now really is the opportune moment for you take the plunge. Need more convincing? Take a cue from these celebrities with their heart-shaped faces and short hair, who are showing us all how it’s done.
20 ultra-flattering short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces
1. Sleek pixie
Are you the newest member of the pixie club? For a glam nighttime look like Kate Hudson‘s, use a comb to smooth all of your hair over to one side, then tuck any extra length behind your ear with a bobby pin or cute snap clip.
Editor’s tip: For an extra polished look, take a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil and smooth it through your hair. This will help to control frizz and give a glorious shine!
2. Side fringe
If you’re looking for short hairstyles for heart shaped faces that’ll balance out a pointy chin, consider a side fringe. Just like Reese Witherspoons’s eyebrow-skimming bangs, a side fringe adds more detail to the top of your hair, accentuating your eyes and offsetting an angular jawline.
3. Slicked back bob
This sexy slicked back bob is a look we’ve seen on everyone from Gigi Hadid to Demi Lovato and it’s one of the simplest looks to recreate on short hair. Be it for a party or date night, this A-list approved style is sure to turn heads.
4. Side-swept lob
A tousled, side-swept lob like Selena‘s adds a beachy vibe to any short cut. We also love the way she’s blended different tones of brown highlights through her mane for even more of a sunkissed feel, making it the perfect look for summer.
5. Sleek long pixie
After working a textured long pixie for a while, heart-faced beauty Ruby Rose is now rocking the chicest, sleekest pixie crop ever. This brazen cut is perfect for those of you who want to show off your heart shape, rather than hide it.
Read next: 30 fabulous pixie cuts loved by celebrities
6. Corkscrew curls
If you’ve ever been told you can’t go short because your hair’s curly, you’ve been lied to! Celebrate your style with a short curly updo like Sarah Hyland‘s and make your curls the focal point of the look.
7. Sleek bob + blunt bangs
Kerry Washington certainly knows how to get us talking — and if you want to do the same, you’ll need to take note of her fierce sleek bob + blunt bangs hairstyle.
If you have a heart-shaped face and aren’t afraid to stylishly show it off, then this daring hairstyle is destined for you. The best thing? Both bangs and short hair are in vogue RN, so you’ll essentially be slaying two trends at once.
Editor’s tip: Such sleek styles require a hairspray to keep them looking on-point all day, so we suggest you use the TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray.
Ideal for creating and finishing off straight looks, this snazzy, shine-boosting hairspray is all you need to make you feel #flawless.
8. Wavy long bob
If anyone is going to show us how to pull off wavy long bob styles, it’s Hayden Panettiere! To highlight her features and soften the area around her jaw and chin, the star has fashioned her long bob into bouncy loose waves that are just oh so romantic.
Next read: More wavy bobs to inspire your next style
9. Curly retro bob + side part
This classic look is a must-try for ladies aching to rock retro-inspired short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces (you know who you are!).
What makes this curly ‘do perfect for heart face shapes is the fact it is paired with a side parting that works to balance out features like a dream. So, are you ready to feel like an old Hollywood star, or what?
10. Cheek length haircut
The best way to draw attention away from your narrow chin? By taking your haircut choice higher and shorter, just like Brigitte Lundy-Paine has done.
11. Razor-sharp bob
One of the many perks of having a heart shaped face is having cheekbones that most of us can only dream of. So, to give them the spotlight they deserve, ask your stylist for a razor-sharp bob like Naomi’s which will really show off that model-like bone structure!
12. Fringe updo
Like updos but not sure they suit you? Fringe updos are a popular choice for short hairstyles for heart shaped faces as they minimise the look of a larger forehead and place the emphasis on your eye and cheekbones instead.
Leaving some pieces of hair loose at the front, like Christina Ricci has here, will also help to soften the look.
13. Textured long pixie
Prefer a more casual style? A textured long pixie cut – like Scarlett Johansson’s – is exactly what you need! Not only will it help draw attention away from your strong jawline, but it will also allow you to show off your gorgeous cheekbones.
Editor’s tip: To get that just-woke-up texture, you’ll need to use the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray. This will help define short layers and give your mane that undone, messy effect.
14. Half updo
Leave any notions of updos being off-limits at the door! Rachel McAdam’s easy half-up half-down style would work for any occasion and takes barely any time at all to do.
When you want to make it look like you’ve made an effort, you can use a curling wand to quickly add in some soft waves for more texture. Read our tips on curling short hair, here.
15. Wet look lob
This look isn’t one for the faint-hearted, but there’s no denying the wet look hair trend has been absolutely everywhere. A great option if you’re trying to use no heat on your hair, all it takes is some wet look gel and you’re good to go!
Editor’s tip: To steal Kim’s style, work the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel through damp hair before using your hairdryer to set it.
16. Short bob
If you’ve already been there, done that with a lob and you’re not afraid to go shorter, why not take your look one step further? At your next salon appointment, brave a super short bob a la Karlie Kloss – your cheekbones (and your selfies) will thank you for it.
17. Glam top knot
We absolutely love how this short lob hairstyle draws attention to Karrueche’s defined cheeks and eye area! And guess what? It’ll do the same for you.
18. Asymmetric bob
Asymmetric cuts – that’s where the hair is longer on one side than the other – are flattering on all hair lengths, but especially so on shorter hair where the contrast is even more noticeable.
19. Coloured bob
Short hair offers a whole variety of colour opportunies, proving that you can be just as experimental with shorter locks! Lily Collins‘ dark red wavy bob exudes grunge girl vibes and emphasises her famous brows even more than usual!
20. Sassy side braids + short waves
When it comes to slaying short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces, Eliza Coupe knows a lot. Here, she has paired her short beachy waves with side braids, helping spotlight her features and soften them at the same time.