Top 28 Haircuts for Heart Shaped Faces

Hairstyles for heart shaped faces

Haircuts for heart-shaped faces are cut to flatter the features of a heart-shaped face such as a pointy chin, a wide forehead, and sharp cheekbones. Bangs are the number one go-to style for heart-shaped faces, as bangs cover that extra area on the forehead and balance the width of the face. Blunt bangs and long, piecey bangs top the list of recommended hairstyles for this face shape.

Famous celebrities who have this include actress Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Jennifer Love Hewitt. If you are looking for flatting cuts for this adorable shape of your heart face, the goal will be to create length, add fullness to the chin area, and avoid creating any more width on the forehead by adding bangs to your face.

Below, I’ve put together some photos of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces for your inspiration!

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Sweet Caramel for Heart-Shaped Ladies

Your heart face shape needs nothing but this sweet caramel hair to boost your charm! The balayage creates a soft finish that goes well with your lock’s subtle waves. With a chop that grazes the shoulders plus some side bangs, the result will be fantastic!

Layers and Bangs for a Heart Face

Layers and Bangs for a Heart Face
Instagram @stylinwithkat

Accentuate your cheekbones with some layers and bangs, added to your medium-length haircut. This trim will look more exciting with loose waves for movement and mahogany color for a vibrant hue.

Cute Chin Length Textured Platinum Bob for a Heart Face

Cute Chin Length Textured Platinum Bob for a Heart Face
Instagram @hairby_chrissy

It’s possible to have your bob textured yet soft and silky at the same time just like this one! The platinum blonde with dark natural roots will make for an easy grow-out from an effortless low maintenance look.

Short Cut With Dark Copper Red Hair for a Heart Face

Short Cut With Dark Copper Red Hair for a Heart Face
Instagram @il_benessere_dei_capelli

A smart effective trick to maintain a fashion color like copper red, that is usually hard to maintain and lasts only for a short time, is to cut your hair in a short pixie. Practical and fantastic at the same time!

Bouncy Bob for Heart-Shaped Face Women

Bouncy Bob for Heart-Shaped Face Women
Instagram @chrisk202

Q&A with style creator, Chris Keller
Stylist / Owner @ Parlour Hair Salon in Washington, DC

How would you describe this?

This is essentially a layered bob for a heart faced woman. It seems common to also call it a textured bob. The frame of it sits below the chin, but the long bangs sweep across just below lips to break up any solid face framing lines.

Blow-dry with a Denman or paddle to get dry then do half twists with a curling iron or wand. Take a section and put the wand in midshaft. Only do one revolution, leaving out the ends for a softer more natural style.

What’s your best advice?

This works for all women due to the perimeter being just below the chin or longer and that soft break of bangs between cheeks and chin. It flatters all face shapes, but works best on heart shaped face women.

Textured Shoulder Length Shag for a Heart Face

Textured Shoulder Length Shag for a Heart Face
Instagram @heatherford_hair

Q&A with creator, Heather
Stylist @ Dolce Vita Salon in Winter Park, FL


How would you describe this?

This is an interior texture layer cut. This cut helps to collapse weight without too much movement on the top. It’s one of those flattering hairstyles for heart shaped faces.

What’s your best advice?

If your hair is thick and you want to create this style, use Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil for primer and Bumble & Bumble Straight blow dry cream as the second layer.Lastly, use Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine as the finishing product to add a polished but textured feel to the ends.

Long, Side Swept Hair for Heart-Shaped Face

Long, Side Swept Hair for Heart-Shaped Face
Instagram @by_ashc

Q&A with creator, Ashtyn Castellon
Stylist @ FORM Salon in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this?

This long, side-swept hair for a heart-shaped face was created with a curling iron. Don’t you love the variation in technique to create different textures? It gives a polished effortless style, and the side bangs personalize the fringe trend to fit the heart face shape.

What’s your best advice?

Hair is personal and every trend can be tweaked to fit an individual. A side fringe brought a balance to this heart shape face, while accentuating her killer cheekbones.

You could easily air dry your hair overnight and curl it the next morning. In the salon, this style is achieved in 35 minutes from wet to finished. Bangs should always be blow dried, especially if you have any cowlicks that will affect the style.

A Denman brush is great for controlling fringe as you blow-dry and a round brush can create volume and more movement on the ends if desired. A curling iron with a clamp can create multiple textures for any type of style. Always pay attention to the temperature setting and keep up with your scheduled cuts to keep the integrity of your hair!

Chic Long Ash Blonde Ombre with Long Bangs for Heart Faces

Q&A with creator, Lisette Ramirez
Hair & Makeup Artist @ The KRU in Lancaster, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a combination of chic modern meets pinup. The textured straight bangs makes all the difference for heart face shape hairstyles!

What’s your best advice?

Bangs definitely need some maintenance. Make sure that the length meets your heart face frame. If you have a heart-shaped face, consider adding a little fringe on the sides to connect with your layers. It will help soften your face and jawline.  Texture spray is also your best friend. It is flexible to play with but it gives just the right amount of hold.

To keep the hair healthy and shiny use Moroccan oil to moisture and repair. If you have a longer forehead, maybe consider a “Zoey Deschanel” bangs which is a full bangs that you can wear straight or parted.

Jewel-Toned Queen of Heart Faces

Jewel-Toned Queen of Heart Faces
Instagram @amyartski

Q&A with creator, Amy Wronski
Stylist @ Cellar Door Salon and Studio in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this?

The soft, ashy tones complement the jewel-toned peekaboos to create a soft blend for heart faces.

What’s your best advice?

The side bangs are a key element to this cut. This fringe is perfect for heart-shaped faces because it starts by balancing out the widest part of the face while it can draw attention toward the eye and flattering the cheekbone.

As for the rest of the haircut, the vast majority of women with medium length hair can pull off these textured layers with a beachy wave finish. Outside of coming in for consistent bang trims and regular trims, the only thing high maintenance about this cut is the color. It can only be achieved on level 8 hair or (preferably) higher.

Don’t get haircuts for a heart-shaped face like this if you’re unwilling to invest a fair amount of time and money.

Choppy Lob with Grown Out Bangs for a Heart Faced Woman

Q&A with creator, Ryan Pettitt
Top Stylist @ Coast Hairdressing in Bournemouth, Dorset


How would you describe this?

This is a shoulder-length choppy lob cut to the decolletage with extra long, grown out bangs. It’s perfect for a heart-shape faced woman.

What’s your best advice?

This cut works best on thick hair that is simply styled with an Argan oil or EVO. Those with a more unruly mane might need a straightener.

Fringey Lob for a Sharp Heart Face

Fringey Lob for a Sharp Heart Face
Instagram @elenahansenhair

Q&A with creator, Elena Hansen
Stylist @ The Hair Standard in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this?

This is a face-framing, fringey lob for a sharp heart face. Go shorter and add some texture for maximum volume and movement!

What’s your best advice?

This cut is great for thick-haired girls! It has a lot of hidden interior layers that help push the hair up for volume and take out some weight. The ends are textured, and of course, a cool, wispy fringe was added!

Try the hair product Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Spray. It’s a little gritty for that perfectly undone surfer vibe.

Smooth Transition Waves for a Heart Face

Q&A with creator, Kari Wawrzonek
Master Level Stylist @ Tangerine Salon in Allen, TX


How would you describe this?

Check out these smooth transition waves for a heart face. Whether it is worn with waves or straight, it’s a smooth transition from dark to light. If you never wear your hair curled and it’s naturally very straight, go for this blend.

What’s your best advice?

Ask your stylist to take the lightening process slow and steady so you can enjoy the styles in between. If you damage the hair, then you won’t be able to enjoy it when you get to your goal.

Trust your hairdresser and the process when he/she says it will take multiple appointments to achieve the desired style.

Piecey Bob if Your Face is Heart-Shaped

Piecey Bob if Your Face is Heart Shaped
Instagram @hai.stylist

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


How would you describe this?

Try this piecey bob if your face is heart-shaped. It’s effortless with just the right amount of flirty bounce.

What’s your best advice?

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 heart face shape right at the cheekbones.

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

Lived-In Textured Bob for Heart Faced Women

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


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

The lob pretty much suits most women. It is also a look that suits most lifestyles for women 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 cut is easy to blast dry as it looks amazing when “undone”, but it also styles out glamorously.

Short to Medium Textured Bob for Women with Heart Face Shapes

Short to Medium Textured Bob for Women with Heart Face Shapes
Instagram @smashdyestocut

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


How would you describe this?

This is a short to medium textured bob. It has lots of versatility that the texture brings out, whether it is styled straight or curly.

This cut complements the shape of a heart face along with a slightly wavy natural texture.

What’s your best advice?

This haircut worked really well with women with some natural wave to their very thick hair. 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. Use a blowout cream for fullness, heat protection, and frizz control before blow drying. O dry hair, use a thermal setting spray before curling for best results.

Natural Choppy Lob for a Heart Shaped Face

Natural Choppy Lob for a Heart Shaped Face
Instagram @donnadondons

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


How would you describe this?

This is a low maintenance, textured, beachy and tousled style. It is very natural and versatile suits women with heart shaped faces.

What’s your best advice?

Spray a generous amount of Davines Sea Salt Spray into damp hair, scrunch, and let it air dry. For a more polished feel, 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 style.

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

Classy Boho Layers for the Queen of Heart Faces

Classy Boho Layers for the Queen of Heart Faces
Instagram @hair.by.beatrix

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


How would you describe this?

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

What’s your best advice?

If you have beautiful features and strong characteristic bone lines, get this cut. Ask your stylist to soften some of the stronger lines with some nice layered curls and emphasize others around your beautiful face. Cutting curly hair can be challenging, and most of the women 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. Ask for a deep point haircutting technique on your hair. They create hidden layers under the characteristic dominant layers. This is a great way to lighten heavy curly hair.

Get some softening leave-in conditioner and a blow-dry spray for heat protection. Try Pro Fiber haircare system with Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Spray.

Modern Razored Edge Bob for a Heart Face

Modern Razored Edge Bob for a Heart Face
Instagram @mane_ivysalon

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


How would you describe this?

This is a modern, razored edge bob for heart face shaped women. The layers are all done by texturizing following the shape of the head rather than the traditionally stacked bob.

What’s your best advice?

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

This cut is great for women who have 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 it look and feel thicker.

Short Hair with Blunt Bangs and a Heart Face Shape

Short Hair with Blunt Bangs and a Heart Face Shape
Instagram @joyfff

Straight cut bangs on a bowl cut never looked so good! Ash gray hair really complemented this look that was perfectly done for a heart-shaped face.

Wavy Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs for Heart Faces

Wavy Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs for Heart Faces
Instagram @quynhair

The bangs are an exceptional addition to this look because it narrows down the width of a heart-shaped face. Let’s not forget the graduated cut and the punchy hair color for the complete ensemble.

Long Straight Hair with Fringe Bangs for a Heart Face

Long Straight Hair with Fringe Bangs for a Heart Face
Instagram @ashleycaloca

Wispy bangs on long locks looks so kawaii! The layering done by stylist Ashley was flawlessly executed.

Ombre Dimensions for Heart Shaped Faces

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.

Ombre Dimensions for Heart Shaped Faces

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.

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

Depending on the amount of hair colored, placement, and color contrast, this color technique will look good on any hair type. This particular style will not look good on faces that are wide at the bottom. However, it’s perfect for a heart face shape.

Deep Side Part for a Heart Shaped Face

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

Deep Side Part for a Heart Shaped Face

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow-dry 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.

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.

Unlike a heart shaped face, 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.

Long Hair with a Center Part and a Heart Face Shape

Long hair parted in the center will look good on heart-shaped faces. 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.

Long Hair with a Center Part and a Heart Face Shape

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.

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

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.

Face-Framing Layers for a Heart Face Shape

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

Face-Framing Layers for a Heart Face Shape

How To Style:

1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow-dry with a paddle brush.

3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

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

5. Apply a serum for shine.

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.

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

Side-Parted Lob Hairstyle for a Heart-Shaped Face

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 Lob Hairstyle for a Heart-Shaped Face

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow-dry with a brush.

3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.

4. Smooth with a flat iron.

5. Apply a serum for shine.

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

Shoulder-Length Flip for the Queen of Heart Shaped Faces

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 for the Queen of Heart Shaped Faces

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.

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

This style could add unnecessary fullness to the bottom of the face for shapes that are bottom heavy. Triangular shaped faces should avoid this style. Heart faces are perfect candidates.

Queen of Heart Face Shapes

For a special occasion, this look 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.

Queen of Heart Face Shapes

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.

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

It will work best with medium to high density hair that is medium to long in length.