Summer is just around the corner and we, honestly, are thrilled, thrilled, thrilled. As we’re getting ready to shed our winter clothes, we start thinking about updating our spring wardrobe and our hairstyles too. And if you’re thinking about a hairstyle change, and have a heart-shaped face, might we suggest to check out these swoon-worthy short hairstyles for heart shaped faces?
To clear things up, a heart shaped face has 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 great heart shaped face haircut for you.
10 Sweet Short Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces
1. Front Layered Pixie
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
Curly girls rejoice! You can go short and your curls will love you for it. The short hairstyles for heart shaped faces haircut emphasizes your cheekbones (so jelly), and 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
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
Feeling like going big and bold for spring? 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
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
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. The length is piecey and waves and curls are defined by using a curling iron.
7. Angled Lob with Long Bangs
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
When curly girls cut their hair shorter, curls bloom. This 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
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 minimizing a broad forehead. This razor cut bob owes its shine to a serum, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum. Serums create an incredible shine, keeps hair smooth looking and banishes frizzies.
10. Pixie with Micro Bangs
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!