Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape – Heart Shape


Heart shape face hairstyles (500x347)

A heart shape face is broader at the forehead (that’s the broadest point of it) and narrow and pointed at the chin (a longer chin rather than the shorter squarer jaw shape of the rectangle or square).  It may or may not have a widow’s peak, and can also be called an inverted triangle.

Some heart shapes have a longer jaw (such as Jennifer Love Hewitt), so need more volume around the jawline, others have a shorter jaw (for example Victoria Beckham), and can wear hairstyles that are more cropped.


Hairstyles that Suit a Heart Shaped Face

A fringe (bangs) is great for you, whether full and straight, or side-swept, it will soften your more prominent forehead.

Ideally, have hair that is longer than your jaw as it helps to balance your more narrow jaw and your broader forehead.

If you have shorter hair, have some volume at the nape of the neck, rather than having your hair cut in severely.

Curly hair works well with some length rather than short with a heart shape face.

Bobs go past the end of the jaw or down to the shoulder are great

A deep side part with a side-swept fringe will frame your cheekbones

Curls and waves in the ends of your hair


Hairstyles to Avoid

Cropped styles with height and fullness on the top (and no fringe)

Short blunt  fringes don’t work as they make your forehead appear wider.



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  • Hypothetical question: How could a woman with an oblong & heart shaped face with wavy/curly hair and no tolerance for hair styling manage to have a fringe? I am almost convinced to try it, but for the curl. I absolutely will not persevere in straightening it every day. Anyone have ideas?

  • Try drying your hair upside-down. Many with shoulder issues sit on the toilet, covered, and blowdry their hair bent forward. It helps with pulling your curls out in a downward direction. When dry, use a little of your favorite finish and flip. Your hair can be brushed in place.

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