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10 Stylish Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of a beautiful heart-shaped face are the fabulous sculpted cheekbones! Can we just all take a moment to appreciate this fierce feature? If you are looking to flatter your already awesome face shape, the goal will be to create length, add fullness to the chin area, and avoid creating any more width on the forehead. Here are different ways to achieve all of the aforementioned goals with a variety of hair lengths.

  • Face Framing Bob

    A bob that ends right underneath the chin frames a heart-shaped face beautifully. It accentuates the cheekbones which is the best feature of this shape. The slight angle of this bob gives it a modern feel without drawing too much attention to the chin.

    Face Framing Bob With Forward Swept Layers For Heart-Shaped Faces

    Face Framing Bob With Forward Swept Layers For Heart-Shaped Faces - Back View

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry with a large round brush.

    3. Apply a styling product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax. It’s basically wax in a can and I love how it allows you to have an even and controlled distribution.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    Bobs typically look great on all face shapes. This graduated bob will look great on hair with low to medium density.

  • Sculpting Waves

    Loose, flowing waves soften angles on the bottom of the face and the side swept bangs narrow the forehead.

    Heart Shaped Face Loose Sculpted Waves

    Heart-Shaped Face Loose Sculpted Waves Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush.

    3. Vertically wrap sections of hair around a large barrel iron.

    4. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Paul Mitchell’s HydroCream Whip from the Awapuhi Wild Ginger line. It will give you volume and hydration with a silky, frizz-free finish.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    Loose waves look amazing on all face shapes and hair types.

  • Cheeky Pixie

    This bold short cut is perfect for heart-shaped faces. It shows off the cheeks without adding unnecessary width to the top of the head. The texture on the top of the head makes the overall face shape appear longer.

    Cheeky Straight Spiky Pixie On Heart-Shaped Face

    Cheeky Straight Spiky Pixie Short Straight Shaped Around Ears

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry hair with fingers.

    3. Apply a product for definition.

    Recommended Products:

    Reworks by Paul Mitchell gives a good foundation for texture while blow drying. Apply on dry hair for definition.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    While this pixie cut is perfect for heart-shaped faces, there truly is a pixie for every face shape. The style works with all hair types.

  • Ombre Dimensions

    Color can be used to distribute weight and balance facial features. The darker part of this ombre technique makes the top of the head appear narrower, while the lighter part makes the bottom of the face look fuller.

    Free Flowing Long Wavy Hair For Heart-Shaped Face

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry with a round brush.

    3. Apply thermal protection.

    4. Vertically wrap sections of hair, starting at the nose level, downwards on a large barrel iron.

    5. Use a flexible hold finishing spray to set the style.

    Recommended Products:

    Hold Me Tight by Paul Mitchell delivers a flexible hold that lasts all day.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    Depending on the amount of hair colored, placement, and color contrast, this color technique will look good on any face shape and hair type. This particular style will not look good on face shapes that are widest at the bottom.

  • Low Frequency

    Curling just the bottom half of your hair will create fullness where a heart-shaped face needs it most.

    Sweet Sculpted Blonde Layers On Heart-Shaped Face

    Sweet Sculpted Blonde Layers On Heart-Shaped Face Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush.

    3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

    4. Vertically wrap the bottom half of sections of hair around a large barrel iron.

    5. Finish with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell. It gives you thermal protection and works as a hairspray. It will protect your hair from the heat of the iron and also make each curl last all day.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    This style will not look good on shapes that are wider at the bottom part of their face as it will only create more width in this area. All hair types can wear this style.

  • Center Of Attention

    Long hair parted in the center will look good on a heart-shaped face. It creates two vertical lines that will make the face appear longer. The layers of soft waves soften the look and add fullness where needed.

    Center of Attention Long Brunette Wavy Style

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry with a large round brush.

    3. Apply thermal protection.

    4. Vertically wrap sections of hair on a large barrel iron.

    5. Set with a flexible hold spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Super Clean Spray by Paul Mitchell will give your style texture and flexible hold.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    All face shapes will look good with this style. Longer face shapes should be careful not to have their hair too long because it could make their face appear longer. Medium to thick hair will look best with this style.

  • Fill Me In

    Face-framing layers fill in the jaw area which make the chin appear less narrow.

    Long Heart-Shaped Face Shaping Layers Honey Brown Straight Hair

    Long Heart-Shaped Face Shaping Layers Honey Brown Straight Hair with Highlights

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry hair with a paddle brush.

    3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

    4. Smooth hair with a flat iron, making sure to bevel the face framing forward and under.

    5. Apply a serum for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Apply Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum to wet hair for a smooth, conditioned and frizz free finish. Apply it to dry hair for more shine.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    Face-framing layers make a round face appear narrower and soften the jaws of a square shape. This looks best with medium to thick hair.

  • Side-Parted Lob

    A long bob softens a heart-shaped face’s strong jaw line. Parted to the side, it narrows the forehead which is the widest part of this shape.

    Side Parted Dark Brown Hair Face Shaping Layers

    Side Parted Dark Brown Hair Face Shaping Layers - Red Highlights

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.

    3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.

    4. Smooth with a flat iron.

    5. Apply a serum for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    For a high-shine finish, try Paul Mitchell’s Gloss Drops.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    The long bob looks good on any face shape and depending on the cutting technique used, it could suit any hair type.

  • Shoulder-Length Flip

    This shoulder length style is perfect for heart-shaped faces. It has enough length to be used as face framing to add fullness to the jaw area. The flips on the ends add even more needed fullness to the bottom of the face and the side part makes the forehead appear less wide.

    Shoulder Length Flip Brunette Layered Style

    Shoulder Length Flip For Heart-Shaped Face Layers

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

    2. Blow dry with a large round brush, flipping the ends out.

    3. Use a flexible hold hairspray to set the style.

    Recommended Products:

    Fast Form by Paul Mitchell is a cream gel that will help sculpt your hair to the shape of your round brush.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    This style could add unnecessary fullness to the bottom of the face for shapes that are bottom heavy. Triangular face shapes should avoid this style. All hair types will work well with this style.

  • Queen of Hearts

    For a special occasion, a heart-shaped face is sure to turn some heads with soft curls that are loosely pinned up. The side swept bangs narrow the top of the head and emphasize the eyes and the cheekbones. The tendrils will help soften angles on the bottom of the face.

    Loose Tousled Pinned Up Style with Waves

    Loose Tousled Pinned Up Style with Waves - Wispy Pieces

    How To Style:

    1. After applying thermal protection, curl second-day hair with a large barrel iron.

    2. Divide hair into four sections: top, both sides and back.

    3. Ponytail the back.

    4. Pin curls from the ponytail up around the base of the ponytail.

    5. Lightly backcomb the top section.

    6. Pin curls from the top section back.

    7. Leaving a few pieces out, loosely pull the curls from the side back and secure them with pins.

    8. When you are happy with the shape, secure it with a firm hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Extra-Body Finishing Spray by Paul Mitchell will keep your style in place all day and also give it a flake-free, shiny finish.

    Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

    This simple style will look great on all face shapes. It will work best with medium to high density hair that is medium to long in length.

    There you go. That’s ten stylish hairstyles that will make your beautiful, heart-shaped face look its best. Have fun putting your best face forward!