16 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.

Piecey Bob

Piecey Bob hairstyle Instagram @hai.stylist

Q&A with style creator, Hai Tran
Hairstylist @ Hai Salon in Wichita, KS

How would you describe this look?

The easiest way to describe this look is to call it a piecey bob. My favorite thing about it is that it’s effortless with just the right amount of flirty bounce.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A piecey bob is a great style for fine hair that thirsts for fullness and dimension. Keeping the ends more tapered and no longer than chin-length helps emphasize and balance the shape right at the cheekbones.

The style can be worn anywhere from sleek to messy, or you can simply add soft waves for more of a romantic evening look.

My new obsession is the L’anza AirPaste Spray. It is the first sprayable stylist paste and it is perfect for texture, body and definition.

Lived-In Textured Bob

Q&A with style creator, Jayne Pausina
Master Stylist / Salon Partner @ Oscar Oscar Carindale in Post Shop, QLD


How would you describe this look?

This is a lived-in textured bob. It’s achieved by dry cutting the hair to create texture and movement with invisible layering techniques.

I like the hair to not have that “just cut” look. I prefer a worn-in style that requires little to no effort for the guest at home. I love this look because it has more of an urban feel than a classic bob.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The lob pretty much suits most face shapes. It is also a look that suits most lifestyles from those that like minimal work required to those that like to spend time on their hair. It’s a great change for those who don’t want to lose all their length and still love to tie their hair up.

This look is easy to blast dry as it looks amazing when “undone”, but it also styles out glamorously. It truly is an all-around favorite which is why it’s been on trend for so long!

To style, I recommend a good beach texture spray. Aveda Texture Tonic is amazing on wet and dry hair and I recommend Aveda Air Control hairspray to blast through once the hair is dry to give volume and a light flexible hold. Effortless style is what it’s all about!

Short to Medium Textured Bob

Short to Medium Textured Bob hairstyle Instagram @smashdyestocut

Q&A with style creator, Ashleigh Leick
Hairstylist @ Denny Kemp Salon in Edina, MN


How would you describe this look?

This is a short to medium textured bob. My favorite thing about this look is the versatility that the texture brings out whether it is styled straight or curly.

This look complements her face shape along with her slightly wavy natural texture and lifestyle. She is young and active and needs to have something that can be wash and go. One fun fact about this client is that she donated eight inches of hair this day!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut worked really well for my client because she already had some natural wave to her very thick hair. This enabled me to add a ton of texture without jeopardizing the foundation of the haircut. If you have fine/straight hair, a similar haircut is achievable but will need to be catered to that hair type.

It is very rare that can you achieve the ever-popular curly bob style without product and some heat styling, although there are some unicorns out there! I used a blowout cream for fullness, heat protection, and frizz control before blow drying. On her dry hair, I used a thermal setting spray before curling.

Natural Choppy Lob

Natural Choppy Lob hairstyleInstagram @donnadondons

Q&A with style creator, Donna Brabham
Hairstylist @ Sessions Hairdressing in Sydney, Australia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a low maintenance, textured, beachy and tousled style. It is very natural and versatile.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Spray a generous amount of Davines Sea Salt Spray into damp hair, scrunch, and let the hair air dry. For a more polished look, blast the hair upside down using Davines Volume Boosting Mousse. Then take larger rough sections and wrap them around a wand, curling away from the face. Leave the curls to set and and cool, then shake out the waves for texture and separation. Finish with some sea salt spray for extra texture if you want a more lived-in look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style would suit straight to wavy hair, and if below the chin, any face shape. Having it cut slightly longer at the front will create a slimming and face lengthening effect, so it is perfect for any face shape.

Classy Boho Layers

Classy Boho Layers hairstyleInstagram @hair.by.beatrix

Q&A with style creator, Beatrix Balog
Master Stylist @ Rock Paper Scissors The Salon in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These long layers are a beautiful mix of classy and bohemian. The most important step before you do a haircut is to analyze the face shape. This is vital in order to emphasize some features we need to see more and soften others to make the face closer to perfect proportion with the haircut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This client has beautiful features and strong characteristic bone lines. My goal was to soften some of the stronger lines with some nice layered curls and emphasize others around her beautiful face. Cutting curly hair can be challenging, and most of the clients have a hard time explaining their wanted hairstyle. A professional has to able to read between the “lines” or words.

The layers have to complement each other and create a nice blending frame around the face. Overtexturizing can be a huge problem, just as much as a total blunt cut. You have to find the perfect combination. I used a deep point haircutting technique on her hair. I created some hidden layers under her characteristic dominant layers. This is a great way to lighten heavy curly hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This classy bohemian layered haircut can complement any texture or face shape, but you do have to alter the haircut to the personality of the client and to the hair texture.

My recommendation using some softening leave-in conditioner and a blow dry spray for heat protection. I used the Pro Fiber haircare system with Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Spray here.

Modern Razored Edge Bob

Modern Razored Edge Bob hairstyleInstagram @mane_ivysalon

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Zeller Porumb
Owner & Stylist @ Mane Ivy Salon in Peoria, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a modern, razored edge bob. My favorite thing about it is that it’s chic with an edge to it. The layers are all done by texturizing following the shape of the head rather than the traditional stacked bob.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Unite Boosta Spray for volume at the root when wet, Unite Texturiza and Beach Day when dry, and my favorite T3 1 1/4-inch barrel iron to create effortless beach waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think this look is great for someone who has long thick hair but a petite shape and their hair is taking them over. It is also great for fine hair to create more body and make the hair look and feel thicker.

Not only is it perfect for a client looking for an edgy, modern style, but it is also ideal for someone with a busy schedule that doesn’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair. This effortless, chic haircut is universal and can complement just about anyone willing to make the chop!

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!