35 Best Hairstyles For Heart-shaped Faces

Try out bangs and layers to accentuate the features of a heart-shaped face.

Reviewed by Richard MorrillRichard Morrill, Cosmetologist
By Anjali SayeeAnjali Sayee  • 

A heart-shaped face is very similar to a strawberry. The forehead is wide, narrowing down to the cheeks, and thinner at the jawline. However, many incredible hairstyles for heart-shaped faces can transform how you look!

Every hairstyle you pick makes you look different. You can use bangs, layers, feathered tips, and more to slightly change your face shape and accentuate all the facial features. Heart face shape is also called the inverted-triangle face shape because the forehead is the most prominent part of your face, and the jawline is the narrowest. It’s a wonderful feature to have and we give you plenty of good examples on achieving this look. This article details how you can properly style your hair according to your face shape. Keep scrolling to check out some cool hairstyles to try!

Before You Get Started
  • Keep the geometry of the face in mind. Features like a wide forehead, prominent cheekbones, narrow jaw, and pointy chin create sharp angles. Suitable hairstyles for this face need to round out the sharp angles.
  • Layers that curve inwards, big curls, and defined waves can help soften the sharpness of a heart-shaped face.
  • Tightly pulled-back hair, baby bangs, and choppy pixies do not complement a heart face.

Tips And Tricks For Styling Your Hair For Your Heart-shaped Face

Now that you know you have a heart-shaped face, let’s move on to what you need to keep in mind when picking a hairstyle.

  • You need to take the attention off your forehead as that makes your face look broad.
  • You need to accentuate your cheekbones.
  • You need to pick a hairstyle that makes the lower half of your face seem fuller, hence drawing attention to it.
  • Bangs are the best way to draw attention away from your forehead. Whether it’s side bangs, swept bangs or just your basic front and center bangs, this is the best go-to hairstyle for heart-shaped faces.

Celebrity hair expert and HairNerd creator, Richard Morrill says, “Remember to start your bang drying time with the bangs completely wet. Always wet to dry. Never Damp to dry. Especially with cowlicks or curls.”

  • Long straight bangs are a great way to add definition to your cheekbones. This bang tends to be more youthful than other types of fringe cuts.
  • Side swept bangs look great on heart-shaped faces. Adding softness to the edges of your face and filling in the weight below your cheekbones with your hair is always a winner.
  • Heart-shaped faces go really well with long hair. If you’re considering curls, then full curls or waves are the way to go. Frizzy or zig-zag hair is a big NO! Keep your part clean and natural, helping draw attention to your eyes.

  • Heavy or mild highlights go well with a heart-shaped face and bring the focus to the rest of the face. Having a low taper that starts below the cheekbone can add fullness to a weak chin.
  • A middle parting with side bangs is THE hairstyle for all you women with a heart-shaped face. This style in chocolate brown really makes the eyes sparkle and turn every head in the room.
  • A complete color job looks nice with heart-shaped faces. Especially having the middle forehead showing and perfectly cut checkbone pieces to add striking dimension.

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  • When coloring your hair, try an ombre. The color should be darker at the roots and lighter at the bottom. It gives the lower half of your face a fuller look. The ombre can be in any color combination that you want. Just remember to keep the bulk of your hair below your cheekbone.
  • A bob that reaches just below the jawline adds definition to the chin. A textured bob (a bob that is cut at an angle) is a great haircut for heart-shaped faces as well. Don’t stack the haircut too high or you will create too much width in the cheekbone area.
  • Soft side swept bangs look stunning on women with a heart-shaped face.
  • A fully swept up bun looks gorgeous on long heart-shaped faces.

Now that we know what we need to keep an eye on, let’s take a look at a few celebs with heart-shaped faces whose hairstyles look perfect.

35 Best Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces

  • Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney

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Sydney Sweeney is one of the popular style icons for Gen Z and carries every hairstyle with elegance. This romantic messy braided updo with face-framing locks emphasizes her sharp cheekbones and jawline. The volume and messy braid at the crown give a sweet, youthful appearance.

  • Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard

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Outgrowing her tightly cropped pixie, Rowan Blanchard sported this sexy look with a styled quiff. The thin face-framing locks over the ears give balance and add a touch of femininity.

  • Keri Russel

Keri Russel

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It is one of the most infamous pixie haircuts in history. This look of Keri Russel in Season 2 of WB’s Felicity was met with uproar. But we simply love the way she carried the hairstyle with grace and confidence.

  • Brittany Snow

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A pulled-back updo accentuates Brittany Snow’s beautiful facial features. The finger-combed hair and the tousled look add gradient and depth to the hairdo and make her face appear longer and slimmer.

  • Eva Marcille

Eva Marcille

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You can ditch your traditional bob hairstyle for this side-parted layered bob. The deep side parting and the bouncy layers emphasize her big bright eyes and soften the pointy look of the heart shape.

  • Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is not only America’s sweetheart but the whole world’s as well. She always sports bangs, with both straight and wavy hair. Bangs look impressive on heart-shaped faces. They divert the attention from your broad forehead and bring attention to the lower half of your face. Elongate when you can. This will help soften any inverted triangle.

Did You Know?
Reese Witherspoon has rocked her heart-shaped face with hairdos including beach waves, old Hollywood curls, retro curled bobs, wispy updos, and playful ponytails.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is the poster child for brunette hair. Her slender features are highlighted beautifully with those short tapered bangs and straight hair. Garner’s cheekbones look well defined here because of her hairstyle. Having your hair move away from your face can change you from a hard shape to a soft shape instantly.

  • Halle Berry

Yes! This drop-dead gorgeous Bond heroine has a heart-shaped face. Halle Berry turned heads when she sported this stunning short hairdo. This spiky hairdo does her face justice by bringing all the attention to her cheekbones and eyes.

Richard Morrill advises, “Try to keep from stacking the haircut in the back in order to not displace the weight of your hair to be in line with your cheekbones.”

  • Claudia Schiffer

Stunning model, actress, and fashion designer, Claudia Schiffer looks beautiful in this long layered hairstyle that accentuates the lower half of her face. The soft waves bring attention to her cheekbones without making her chin look too long. This is a side-quaffed bangs look that really softens the face, making the lips look full.

  • Scarlett Johansson

There is no hairstyle that would not look good on this ethereal beauty! But Scarlett Johansson’s short hair updo started a trend that is still breaking records all over the world. This hairstyle looks perfect on her long face as it accentuates her cheekbones and eyes, bringing just the right amount of fullness to her chin.

  • Naomi Campbell

Model Naomi Campbell knows what looks good on her. The middle parting, seen in the picture, highlights her chiseled nose, gorgeous eyes, and full lips, and camouflages the width of her forehead.

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt knows her hair. She started a trend with her straight-haired look from the movie I know what you did last summer. But that’s not the look we’re talking about today. Jennifer Love Hewitt looks pretty in this loose side pony that gives her a messy laidback feel. The side swept bangs add definition to her facial features while diverting attention from her wide forehead.

  • Audrey Tautou

Actress and model Audrey Tautou pulls off this short wavy hairstyle like a rockstar! With side-swept bangs that make everybody focus all the attention to her eyes and lips, this short hairstyle for heart-shaped faces is one for the books. If you love short hair, then this is the look for you.

  • Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes stuns us with this chic, straight, and shiny hairstyle. This is one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. The long straight hair with the side parting focuses on Katie’s eyes and lips. The eyeliner just adds more definition to the eyes.

  • Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria’s hair stole the hearts of many. She looks beautiful with that deep side swept fringe. The spiky outward edges bring the focus to her jawline and high cheekbones.

  • Lisa Kudrow

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Lisa Kudrow has come a long way from simply being known as the wacky free-spirited Phoebe Buffay. She looks absolutely beautiful in this straight side bangs hairdo. The side layers bring out her gorgeous eyes and give her face a fuller feel.

  • Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is a goddess! She even has Bruno Mars singing about her. While she has a lot of hairstyles that we could talk about, this one is my favorite. Her fluffy waves look so brilliant and immediately bring the attention to her eyes, nose, and mouth. The fluffiness of this hairstyle gives definition to her facial structure, highlighting her cheekbones.

  • Ashley Judd

The gorgeous Ashley Judd has a more rounded heart-shaped face. The big soft waves at the bottom give her a gentler look while adding definition to the lower half of her face. The straight hair on top along with the side bangs accentuates her cheeks, eyes, and eyebrows. But it is her wide smile that steals hearts!

  • Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene turned heads with her playful pixie hairstyle that her character Alice Cullen sported. Everyone wanted that pixie! If you have a heart-shaped face, then try this haircut. Ashley looks stunning and carefree in this hairstyle. The bangs divert any attention from the forehead to the lower part of her face.

  • Cheryl Cole

Singer Cheryl Cole looks terrific in this slightly poofy messy braid with long side bangs. The bangs focus on her cheeks, nose, and mouth and make her forehead seem smaller. The color of her hair complements her eye color well.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow switched her regular straight-haired look for this cool wavy wispy edged look. The full waves bring attention to her cheeks and smile. The textured bob with wispy ends is one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces who are looking for a more modern look. The waves make her face appear thinner.

“If you have a low growing hairline, add a soft side-swept bang to balance out your cheekbones”, Richard Morrill suggests.

  • Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen looks fabulous in this messy low bun look. This hairstyle also acts as a faux bob. This asymmetrical look gets us to focus on her lips. The one sided angled bob gives her face a longer look. This is perfect for women with round or heart-shaped faces.

  • Nicole Richie Madden

Fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie Madden knows what hairstyles suit her. The angled bob is an excellent hairstyle for round, heart-shaped faces. It draws attention to her lower face and her lovely eyes.

  • Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham is a whole new level of sophistication. She looks chic and gorgeous in this textured bob hairstyle. It adds definition to her cheekbones and focuses on her lips and eyes. The side parting makes her forehead look smaller and adds length to her face.

Did You Know?
Victoria Beckham has inspired millions with her different bob hairstyles such as choppy bob, sleek long bob, polished bob, edgy bob, and messy bob.

Deepika Padukone

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Actress Deepika Padukone is the epitome of beauty and elegance. She looks classy in this low pony with a middle parting. The middle parting defines her facial structure well. It highlights her cheekbones and huge eyes. Paired with a gorgeous deep wine lip color, this look is sure to turn heads.

That was our list of the 35 best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. When picking a hairstyle for this face shape, remember that the forehead and cheekbones tend to be the widest part of the face. Take the attention off your forehead and focus on the lower part of your face. Bangs work very well with this face shape. If you are looking for hairstyle inspiration from celebrities, look to Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Kudrow, Halle Berry, and Brittany Snow. As you keep trying the hairstyles mentioned above, you will get some ideas of your own to try. So, keep at it and flaunt your face shape!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you shape your eyebrows for a heart shaped face?

You need to have well-groomed eyebrows for a heart shaped face. The eyebrows should neither be too thin nor too thick to balance the width of the forehead. Shape your eyebrows in a medium arch for best results,

How do you apply makeup to a heart shaped face?

Widen your chin with a bit of concealer, apply just a little vertical swipe of blush, contour with a bit of bronzer, highlight the eyes with a dark eyeliner, and use a lipliner before lipgloss.

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