Keeping it Short and Sweet: Our Fave Short Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces

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Winter is just around the corner and honestly, we’re thrilled! As we’re getting ready to bring out our winter clothes, we can’t help but start to think about updating our hairstyles, too. If you’re thinking about a hairstyle change and have a heart-shaped face, might we suggest checking out these swoon-worthy short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces?

To clear things up, a heart-shaped face is typically a face shape characterized by having a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a small chin—just like a Valentine’s Day heart (another thing that’s also around the corner, hint, hint). If you’re not sure if you have a heart-shaped face, check out our face shape guide.

No matter what your hair type is, there’s a great heart-shaped face haircut for you. Keep scrolling to check out 20 short haircuts perfect for this face shape:

1. Front Layered Pixie

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A pixie with lots of volume gives you so many style options.

This pixie has volume up front due to multi-layers on the crown and sides of the face. To add more height, part your hair off to the other unnatural side, to help give it some fresh volume. To keep that lift all day long, try Suave Professionals Natural Volume Mousse. Made with olive oil, this mousse imparts shine and volume for days.

2. Curly Pixie

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Release your curls for spring! Super chic short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Curly girls rejoice! You can go short and your curls will love you for it. This short hairstyle for heart-shaped faces emphasizes your cheekbones (so jelly!), while the longish curly fringe brings out your eyes. To keep curls poppin’, use Dove Amplified Textures Shine & Moisture Finishing Gel.

3. Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

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Say hello to spring with this side-swept fringed pixie: one of the super fun short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces we love to flex.

This pixie is another heart-shaped face haircut that is gorgeous to wear all year long. The front has long angled bangs that have a deep side part. Keep everything in place with Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray. The long-lasting spray locks the style in place and gives you lustrous, shiny tresses.

4. Bold Pixie

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Go edgy with a pixie undercut that has long layers. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Feeling like going big and bold? Get a pixie with an undercut and long layers on the front and the crown. Then go super light, like a crisp platinum blonde, as above. This heart-shaped face hair cut can be styled with a mini pomp or even a fauxhawk, with the layers left loose.

5. Pixie with Long Bangs

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The pixie with long bangs is one of many fab short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

Like the side-swept pixie cut, the bangs here are the star of the style. This is a flirty short look that de-emphasizes a forehead and gracefully accentuates the chin, making it another one of our fave short haircuts for heart-shaped faces. The bangs are almost chin length.

6. The Faux Bob

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Loose waves amp up this cut, which is one of many awesome short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

Not quite a bob, yet too long for a pixie, this is one of the short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces that really shows off your cheekbones. Waves and curls are easily defined with the use of a curling iron.

7. Angled Lob with Long Bangs

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It’s all in the angles; this angled bob sets off your cheekbones and is great for heart-shaped faces.

Like the pixies, lobs are great short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces because they easily highlight your eyes and cheekbones; they’re face-framing hairstyles.

8. Curly Bob

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Curls blossom in a bob.

When curly girls cut their hair shorter, curls bloom. This example of short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces is easy to maintain. When hair is damp, work in Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Contour Cream and blow-dry with a diffuser attachment. The contour cream won’t let hair go frizzy, helps keep curls curly, and imparts shine.

9. Razor Cut Bob

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Looking for short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces? Try this razor cut bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Bobs and lobs are a top pick for short hairstyles for heart-shaped faces because they so easily show off your cheekbones and eyes while flattering a wider forehead. This razor cut bob owes its shine to a serum, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. Serums create an incredible shine, keep hair smooth-looking, and banish frizzies.

10. Pixie with Micro Bangs

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Go for the ultra crop. Photo credit: Shaquille Dunbar

We love how bold and beautiful a pixie cut is with some micro bangs. A cut like this will accentuate your heart-shaped face and frame it in all the right places. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to style and maintain!

11. Face-Framing Hairstyle for Heart-Shaped Faces

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Face-framing pieces help take away attention from your forehead.

If you don’t want bangs but also don’t want a slicked-back look when doing an updo, try leaving out face-framing pieces of hair. This will help soften any harsh forehead contours.

12. Side Part Lob

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Opt for a side part.

An effortless side-part lob is the perfect everyday hairstyle for a heart-shaped face.

13. Curtain Bangs Hairstyle for Heart-Shaped Faces

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Curtain bangs are very flattering on this face shape!

If you want to add bangs to your style but don’t want to go for a blunt straight across look, try curtain bangs! This is a super trendy style right now and looks great with updos, too.

To enhance the natural texture of your hair, use Nexxus Between Washes Air Lift Dry Texture Finishing Spray. This will help revamp second-day hair and give a weightless texture to your style.

14. Classic Pixie Cut

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Go for a classic pixie cut.

Want to go ultra short? This classic pixie cut is perfect for anyone who wants a hassle-free style. Plus, it shows off your face shape beautifully.

15. Lob With Piecey Bangs

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Piecey bangs are a great alternative to blunt bangs. Photo credit: Indigital Images

So you don’t want blunt bangs, but don’t want side bangs? Go for a piecey look with your short hairstyle. A fringe like this can be worn to cover up some of the forehead but can also easily be pinned back.

16.Twisted Bob Short Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces

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Try a protective style like twists.

Want to do a protective style? Twists can be done on any length of hair! To help create your twists, use Dove Amplified Textures Twist In Moisture Shaping Butter Cream. This cream will help give your curls the hold and definition needed to do twists.

17. Bob with Side Bangs

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Side bangs are very flattering on heart-shaped faces.

A side part with side bangs is super flattering on heart-shaped faces. It helps balance your face and doesn’t draw a lot of attention to your forehead.

18. Center Part Box Braids

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We are obsessed with this super-chic box braid bob. Photo credit: @melviee

Combine this trendy middle part with a protective style and you have a classic box braid bob!

19. Short Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces Deep Side Part

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A deep side part helps create an elegant look.

Need a fancier style? This deep side part lob is the perfect option! It’s an elegant look that’s flattering and can easily be accessorized with hairpins.

20. Bob With Bangs

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You can’t go wrong with a classic style.

Do you know you want a short look, but aren’t sure what style to go for? You can never go wrong with a bob and bangs. This classic look isn’t going anywhere.

Whether you want to incorporate a protective style or go for a daring pixie cut, there are so many short hairstyles that are perfect for heart-shaped faces to include in your repertoire. Good luck!

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