20 short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces that’ll make your cheekbones pop

These short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces are all you need to convince you to try something new!  

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Kate Hudson with a sleek blonde pixie cut, wearing a strapless black dress with a jacket
Wear your pixie sleek and smooth for your next night out. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Reese Witherspoon with lob length blonde hair with a side fringe
Brush your fringe to the side while drying so that it stays in place. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Julianne Hough with blonde slicked back bob hair, wearing an orange and pink dress
The slicked back bob trend can’t be beat. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Read next: More ways to channel the slick back hair trend

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Selena Gomez with a shoulder length sideswept bob with brunette highlights
Side-swept styles balance out a shorter length. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: close up shot of ruby rose with a sleek side swept pixie hairstyle, wearing silver dress and posing on the red carpet
Sleek and steady does win the mane race, isn’t that right Ruby? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Sarah Hyland with corkscrew curls, wearing a strapless black dress
We love the ’80s vibes of these corkscrew curls. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Next read: The dreamiest short haircuts for curly hair from Instagram

short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: close up shot of kerry washington with short sleek bob haircut, with blunt bangs, wearing black and white v neck dress and posing on the runway
When it comes to short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces, this combo is hot-to-trot. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

close up shot of hayden panettierre with a wavy long bob hairstyle, wearing pink cut out dress on the red carpet
These waves will make spotlight your face in the best way possible. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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

close up shot of olivia culpo with short curly bob hairstyle, wearing black neck tie and top, posing backstage at Rochas AW18 show
There’s nothing wrong with looking to old Hollywood for hair inspiration. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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?

Here is how you can get retro pin curls at home in 8 easy steps.

short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: close up shot of brigette lundy paine with a chin length bob hairstyle, wearing floral tank top and orange choker on the red carpet
If it’s good enough for Coco Chanel, it’s good enough for you. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

To bring her Chanel-approved cut to life, she has lightly tousled it to amp up her mane’s ‘It girl’ factor. Just imagine how this ‘do would look with a beret, and then you’ll be all over it!

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Naomi Campbell with sleek dark hair in a short centre parted bob
Sleek, sharp bobs make cheekbones pop! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Christina Ricci with a blonde updo with a full fringe and loose tendrils around her face
Adding in a fringe can totally transform your face shape. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

close up shot of scarlett johansson with textured pixie hairstyle, wearing red button down dress on the red carpet
Play up your beautiful features with a textured pixie cut. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Rachel McAdams with blonde hair in a short half-updo, wearing an orange dress
You don’t need long hair to wear this cute half-updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Kim Kardashian-West with lob length wet look wavy dark hair, wearing a high neck white lace dress
Kim K and Hailey Baldwin have made the wet look lob an ultra coveted style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Karlie Kloss with a short blonde bob
How short will you go? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Next read: How to take the perfect hair selfie – revealed! 

close up shot of karrueche tran with short relaxed hair fashioned into a stylish updo hairstyle, wearing a gold
Buns will never let you down! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

17. Glam top knot

Karrueche Tran is schooling us all in the art of balancing out a heart-shaped face with her ultra-glam top knot, complete with baby hairs and romantic wisps.

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Margot Robbie with a blonde asymmetrical wavy bob
Make your bob look modern with an asymmetric length. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Short hairstyles for heart shaped faces: Lily Collins with dark red bob-length wavy hair with a side parting, wearing black
Go grunge like Lily with a coloured hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

19. Coloured bob

Short hair offers a whole variety of colour opportunies, proving that you can be just as experimental with shorter locks! Lily Collinsdark red wavy bob exudes grunge girl vibes and emphasises her famous brows even more than usual!

Next read: How to channel the ’90s grunge vibes this season

close up side shot of eliza coupe with short hair and side braided hairstyle, wearing spaghetti top and posing on the red carpet
Fancy a braid? This one will look great on you! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.