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10 Medium Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces

Got a heart-shaped face? Then this is the article for you! We show you the best medium hairstyles for heart shaped faces!

Wide foreheads and narrow jaw lines are the factors that make up a heart shaped face. Take a look through these photos to help understand the solutions to balance, offset, and emphasize your beauty.

1. Swept Away

The glamour styles are really coming back on trend and this cute style is really easy to do. Big ringlets cascade around the perimeter to add softness and smoothing a medium sized section back really makes the face pop.

A medium length hairstyle for a heart shaped face

How to Style:

  1. Drop down a medium section of hair by your neck and clip the rest of your hair up to make it easier for styling.
  2. Take small pieces of hair from the section you dropped down and curl with a larger sized curling iron (about 1 – 1 ½ “).
  3. Spray entire curled section with hairspray and then drop down another section and curl. Continue this process until your entire head is curled.
  4. Flat iron your bangs forward to smooth.
  5. Being careful as to not break up any of your curls, take a top section of hair and secure back into pins.

Recommended Products:
I enjoy using a flexible hold hairspray for curls so they don’t look too stiff. Try Healthy Sexy Hair’s Soy Touchable Weightless Flexible Hold Hairspray before and after curling. The ingredients in the spray are softening and heat protecting.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Heart shaped faces benefit from this style because the curls help fill in volume around the narrow jaw line. Thin to thick textured haired can definitely try this style out.

Tip: Try purchasing a curling iron with different heat temperature settings so you can control the heat. If you have thin fine hair you won’t need scorching temperatures that may burn your hair. I love ceramic curling irons from Jilbere.

2. Rich Ringlets

A deep side part, lovely ringlets, and reddish highlights are the ingredients that make this style fresh and interesting. Even though there are no bangs or tons of layers, the exaggeration of other elements make this style fun and in style.

A heart face shape with curly medium hair

How to Style:

  1. Part your hair deep to one side and comb through.
  2. Prep your hair with a heat protectant and then section out a bottom section of hair.
  3. Use a 1” sized curling iron and curl the pieces of the dropped down section until entire section is curled.
  4. Then drop down another section of hair and repeat until the entire head is curled. When curling focus on curling the ends rather than the roots so you get a smoother look at the roots as shown in the picture.

Recommended Products:
Start by using Prive’s Shine Serum throughout the hair before curling to add shine and protection. For a flexible hold hairspray try Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Light Hold Finishing Spray. It is an aerosol spray that you can use before and after each curl to keep it soft and in place.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Curls work great for heart shaped faces because they add volume around the chin and help balance out your shape. Medium to thick textured hair is best for this style.

Tip: If your hair doesn’t hold curl well throughout the day, pack a small travel sized hairspray in your purse for touch ups.

3. Tousled Tendrils

This beautiful style looks glamorous and sophisticated with its full-bodied shape and side swept bangs. Making the curls tousled and not perfect adds a new dimension and a look of effortlessness.

Medium Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces

How to Style:

  1. Part your hair to one side and blow dry hair with a round brush or paddle brush to smooth.
  2. When hair is completely dry section out the very top layer or bangs with a hair clip. Use a 1” sized barrel curling iron and curl your entire head.
  3. When you are done curling spray with a light hold hairspray or texture spray.
  4. Then put a small amount of serum in your hands, rub, and pull through the curls to break them up a bit and make them look loose.
  5. Remove the clip from the top section you left out and use a flat iron to smooth and flip back over the curls to blend in.

Recommended Products:
Try Kerastase’s Double Force Hairspray for medium hold after your curl. Spray and scrunch to add the fun whimsical texture. Then run a serum through with your hands like Redken’s Glass.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
This style minimizes a wide forehead that happens on heart shaped faces by pulling long bangs or layers over from the side. The voluminous curls help to balance the narrow jaw line and make this style perfect for heart shaped faces. This style probably would not work on girls with extremely fine hair.

Tip: If your long bangs or layers are weighing you down in the front, use a cute clip or bobby pin to help keep them up and to the side and not in your face. 

4. Angled Bob

The bob has been around for decades and this long a-line style is still popular in 2012. By adding funky pastel colors and texture bans and layers, this style will for sure be a head turner.

Angled Bob Medium Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces Angled Bob Medium Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces Side View

How to Style:

  1. Put the appropriate styling products in your hair after getting out of the shower and towel drying.
  2. Use your blow dryer to remove most of the moisture in your hair and then section off medium sized section, starting at your nape.
  3. Take your blow dryer and a medium sized round brush and blow dry each section dropping a new section down after the last one is completely dry.
  4. Blow dry hair under or out depending on the look you are going for.
  5. Blow dry your bangs forward and the side to finish off the look.

Recommended Products:
Use a mousse of foam right on toweled dried hair before you blow dry to amp up the volume. I love using foams on fine hair like Wella’s Enrich Bouncy Foam. Foams are lighter than a mousse and are less likely to weigh your hair down throughout the day.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Long bangs that come forward and to the side help hide a wide heart shaped forehead. Keeping the length a bit longer in the front also helps balance out the face shape. Most hair types and textures can pull this off. Girls with curls may find difficulty in flat ironing their hair this smooth so keep that in mind when consulting with your stylist.

Tip: Bringing in two photos of the same haircut or style to your stylist will help a lot. Having photos of the cut from different angles will help you both get a better understanding of what’s going on with the haircut.

5. Simple Sophistication

I’m in love with this style for its beautiful length and simple styling. This look is also a great example of a shorter haircut that has ombre hair coloring – so on trend right now! Simple, natural shapes and colors that are healthy and shiny are what 2012 is all about.

A medium wavy hairstyle for a heart face

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush or paddle brush to smooth.
  2. When hair is completely dry take a 1” barrel curling iron and take medium sized vertical sections of hair, starting at the face, and curl back and away from your face.
  3. When you are done curling spray with a light hold hairspray or texture spray. Try not to touch your hair too much so the curls stay in their original shape.

Recommended Products:
Use Kerastase’s Oleo Relax while wet to protect your hair from heat and tame down frizz. Then try L’Oreal’s Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray. Spray lightly after you finish curling to secure hair in place.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
These soft curls are full of volume around the chin making them great for heart shaped faces. This style is great for all hair types.

Tip: Think about your wardrobe before choosing any style. Are your clothes more alternative, conservative, colorful, or simple? Look for clues in your clothes to help aid you in choosing a hairstyle. Feel free to think outside the box but oftentimes starting in your closet can help.

6. Healthy Strands

Healthy shiny hair is always in style and this fabulous mid-length cut is a great example. There are long layers in the cut that help add movement but always consider using color to help enhance your style as well. The deep rich tones in the hairstyle definitely take this simple style up a notch.

A healthy medium length haircut

How to Style:

  1. Use your blow dryer and a paddle brush to smooth and remove moisture from your hair.
  2. When hair is almost dry use controlled movements with the paddle and blow-dryer to part hair over and smooth until hair is completely dry.

Recommended Products:
Pureology Glossing Mist is fabulous for adding shine. Spray on hair before or after flat ironing and run through with an iron or your fingers. You can also put this product on wet hair for ultimate smoothing and shine.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
The key elements for heart shaped faces are sweeping bangs and appropriately cut layers. This style is perfect for thin to thick hair with straight to wavy texture.

Tip: Use a dry shampoo on day two of this style to help your look last. The dry shampoo has a powdery texture to help absorb oils or grease in your hair. 

7. Chiseled Layers

This adorable cut frames the face beautifully with chiseled layers in the front and longer layers throughout. An extreme part also helps frame the face and create a fun shape. This is also a fabulous, amazing example of a rich red color. Reds and copper colors are very on trend for 2012. This particular photo shows a deeper base with subtle copper highlighting throughout to help create movement and depth.

How To Style:

  1. Use your blow dryer to remove most of the moisture in your hair and then section off medium sized section, starting at your nape.
  2. Take your blow dryer and a medium sized round brush and blow dry each section dropping a new section down after the last one is completely dry.
  3. Blow dry your hair under to create this particular style.
  4. Really pull hair up and back when you reach the top sections of your add for optimal volume.
  5. Use a flat iron to really smooth your bangs forward and to the side.

Recommended Products:
Whenever you blow-dry or use heat on your hair you will want to use some sort of protecting product. You can use Moroccan Oil’s Signature Treatment Serum in your hair wet and dry to protect hair from heat, humidity, frizz, and more.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:
Heart shaped faces rejoice! The layers are cut to add visual interest around a narrower chin and full side bangs minimize a wider forehead.

Tip: Use the flat iron to help flick under any pieces that didn’t quite make the cut with your blow dryer. Flat iron quickly so as not to burn or damage any strands.

8. Textured Curls

Shoulder length curls look beautiful in any color but this rich chocolate is gorgeous. Curls are great for creating the illusion of highlights as the light bounces off all the different layers of hair making it totally multi-dimensional.

Medium hairstyle with chocolate brown hair color

How to Style:

  1. Diffuse naturally curly hair. If you have straight hair, try curling it with a 1” sized barrel curling iron. Spray with hairspray before and after each piece to really keep the curl tight.
  2. When you are finished curling, spray your entire head of curls again with hairspray and scrunch up with your fingers to add texture.
  3. Keep hair parted to the side and curl the front bang piece up and away from your face.

Recommended Products:
Use Redken Curl Wise 14 Curl Defining Cream For Coarse Hair to enhance your curls and lock ‘em in. Use some hairspray while wet and dry to help tame frizz. Try BigSexyHair Spray and Play Volumizing Hair Spray.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Brow framing layers and jaw balancing curls help this style become a great choice for heart shaped faces. This style is great for wavy to curly hair, thick or thin.

Tip: Always make sure you blow-dryer comes with a diffuser or ask a sales rep to help you find one that will attach to your dryer model.

9. Star Struck

Reese is stunning in this shoulder sweeping hairstyle. The side sweeping bangs soften and frame her face with blunt ends and slight layering keep the fullness to this cut. Reese is the classic example of a heart shaped face and she shows how effortless it is to look fabulous.

Reese Witherspoon's medium length hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry your entire head with a paddle brush to remove all the moisture.
  2. Keep your part deep and to the side for a pretty side swept look.
  3. Keep hair straight and use a flat iron if you need to for any pieces that still look a little rough.

Recommended Products:
This style is not completely sleek, it has a fun texture to it that you can achieve by spraying in Prive’s Texture Spray. It has a light hold but a waxy finish to really amp up your style.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Heart shaped faces are best balanced with side swept bangs and volume around the chin. This style is full around her jaw line making it perfect for her face shape.

Tip: Don’t box yourself into one particular face shape. All faces are different so ask your stylist what they think will look best on you.

10. Red Carpet Bob

This cool chic bob is blunt cut and curled for fabulous contrasting elements – hard and soft. The texture of the curls is from roots to ends adding tons of visual interest.

Scarlett Johansson's medium length bob hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair with a round brush or paddle brush to smooth.
  2. When hair is completely dry take a 1” barrel curling iron and curl your entire head. It’s easier if you go section by section, starting at the bottom of your neck and move up, curling each section as you go.
  3. Try not to touch your hair too much so the curls stay in their original shape.

Recommended Products:
Use a hairspray like Pantene’s Fine Hair Touchable Volume Flexible Hold Hairspray. It won’t weigh your hair down and will keep the curls in place with a great texture.

Best Hair Type and Face Shape:
Voluminous curls make this great for heart shaped faces. This style is great for all hair types and textures.

Tip: If you have naturally curly hair – diffuse your hair instead of curling with an iron. 

I hope you learned something about heart-shaped faces. Side swept bangs, curls, and volume around your chin are the key ingredients to make you look stunning!

The right cut and style can help balance out any features you’re not happy with and accentuate the things you love. Make your hair the most it can be by using these styles as a guide.