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 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

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

Picture of layers and bangs for heart-shaped faces
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

Picture of a chin length textured platinum bob
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.

Magnificent Short Cut With Dark Copper Red

Picture of a magnificent short bob with dark copper red color
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

Bouncy Bob
Instagram @chrisk202

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

How would you describe this look?

This look is essentially a layered bob (perimeter blunt cut then layer the last inch or 2 of the ends). I personally do the latter with a pointcut technique or use a razor for more softness. It seems common to also call it a textured bob. I love this cut because 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. This cut adds softness and flatters most face shapes. Very versatile.

Blow-dry with a Denman or paddle to get dry then do half twists with a curling iron or wand (teaching people to take a section and put the wand in midshaft and only doing one revolution leaving out the ends for a softer more natural look).

I continued blonding her since she came from the West Coast, but it was a lot of work for her (came in every 3 weeks for mini touch-ups). I looked at some old photos we did and realized her skin was to pink for that blonde of hair. So, I glossed her over with an icy cool ash tone and believe it or not, it is considered a blonde shade. Ash tones will always appear darker than their warm blond siblings.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a look that works for everyone 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.

It’s super easy to style. Blow-dry with a flat brush then wand or iron maybe 5 or 6 sections as you go around the head with just one revolution of the barrel, leaving out ends.

For finer to normal hair, I always use a volumizer type product (includes sea salt sprays) powder or texture sprays after. If your frizzy or curly, I’ll do a pre-blowdry smoothing cream.

Textured Shoulder Length Shag

Picture of a textured shoulder length shag bob
Instagram @heatherford_hair

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

How would you describe this look?

This is an interior texture layer cut. This cut helps to collapse weight without too much movement on the top.

My favorite thing about this look is when you look at her hair, you wouldn’t know her hair is incredibly thick and coarse.

Any advice or tips?

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

Long, Side Swept Hair

Picture of a long side-swept hair
Instagram @by_ashc

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

How would you describe this look?

A mid-length everyday loose wave. This look was created with a curling iron, but I love the variation in technique to create different textures. It gives her a polished effortless look and the side bangs personalize the fringe trend to fit her face shape.

Any advice or tips?

Hair is personal and every trend can be tweaked to fit an individual. A side fringe brought a balance to my client’s heart shape face while accentuating her cheekbones.

Her density was fine with natural body and little to no wave. This allows me to use a multi-purpose blow-dry primer before styling and a liberal amount of texture spray to break up the loose waves for more hold and aesthetic. As a natural girl myself, I always believe in working with what you’ve got before manipulating your hair with heat and chemicals, but that’s a whole other article.

This client could easily air dry her hair overnight and curl the next morning. In the salon, this style was achieved in 35 minutes from wet to finished. Bangs should always be blow dried, especially if you have any cowlicks that will affect the look. I always ask clients if they are willing to do this before committing to bangs. 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, which I think is best for clients to use at home. Always pay attention to the temperature setting and keep up with your scheduled cuts to keep the integrity of your hair!

There are many ways to get an end result. I think all clients should understand how their hair behaves, what they are realistically capable of achieving, and a compatible stylist to create the foundation of a personalized look.

Chic Long Ash Blonde Ombre with Long Bangs

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

How would you describe this look?

This look is a combination of chic modern meets pinup. I love the textured straight bangs, it makes all the difference to this look!

My favorite thing about this color and haircut is it can be transformed into so many different types of looks! You can easily throw it up in a messy ponytail and still have some edge or wear it straight to get that classic look!

Any advice or tips?

Bangs definitely need some maintenance. Make sure that the length meets your 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.  Texture spray is also your best friend. It is flexible to play with but it gives just the right amount of hold, especially for my bloodies and balayage.

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.

Have fun and play around!

Jewel-Toned Queen

Picture of jewel toned hair with bangs for heart-shaped faces
Instagram @amyartski

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

How would you describe this look?

I like to think of this as a modern chic look with an edge. That might even be my favorite thing about it! The soft, ashy tones complement the jewel-toned peekaboos to create a soft blend without trying too hard to be shocking. It’s age appropriate, sophisticated, but still dazzles.

Any advice or tips?

Color-safe shampoo and conditioner are a must. We carry a sulfate-free, gluten-free, color-locking shampoo and conditioner designed to combat fading and provide longevity. Using fashion colors along with semi-pastel tones requires more upkeep due to how much faster they fade, so the longer you’re able to go without shampooing, the better. But when you do shampoo, you need to protect those colors.

Purchasing a heat protectant/leave-in conditioning spray is really useful for maintaining this look. It keeps the hair hydrated, protected, and safe from damage. It will benefit you in future color appointments, too.

The side bangs are a key element to this look. 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 those 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 look is the color. It can only be achieved on level 8 hair or (preferably) higher.

In this case, we applied a shadow root after lifting the client’s mids and ends via balayage to a level 10. We wanted to be able to apply a super ashy, dusty tone while also encouraging the fashion colors to lock in vibrancy.

I wouldn’t recommend this to someone who is unwilling to invest a fair amount of time and money, or someone whose hair is too fragile to undergo a lightening service.

Choppy Lob with Grown Out Bangs

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

How would you describe this look?

This is a shoulder-length choppy lob cut to the decolletage with extra long, grown out bangs.

Any advice or tips?

This look 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.

This length is great for being able to still tie your up when working out or as a professional look, and the bangs can soften a round the face.

Fringey Lob

Fringey Lob hairstyle
Instagram @elenahansenhair

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

How would you describe this look?

This is a face-framing, fringey lob. This client wanted to go shorter and have some texture for maximum volume and movement!

Any advice or tips?

I think this look 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 we added a cool, wispy fringe! This look is great for all of us girls who can’t decide on bangs or no bangs.

I styled her with some Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Spray. It’s a little gritty for that perfectly undone surfer look.

Smooth Transition Waves

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

How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this look is that whether it is worn with waves or straight, it’s a smooth transition from dark to light. The guest actually never wears her hair curled and it’s naturally very straight, so it’s all about the blend.

Any advice or tips?

I prefer to take the lightening process slow and steady and enjoy the looks 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 look.

Piecey Bob

Piecey Bob hairstyle
Instagram @hai.stylist

Q&A with 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 or tips?

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 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 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 or tips?

The lob pretty much suits most people. 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
Instagram @smashdyestocut

Q&A with 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 the shape of her face 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 or tips?

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 hairstyle
Instagram @donnadondons

Q&A with 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 it 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 facial shape. Having it cut slightly longer at the front will create a slimming and face lengthening effect.

Classy Boho Layers

Classy Boho Layers hairstyle

Q&A with 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 shape of the face. 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, 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
Instagram @mane_ivysalon

Q&A with 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 traditionally 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 it 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!

Short Hair with Blunt Bangs

Short Hair with Blunt Bangs
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

Wavy Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs
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

Long Straight Hair with Fringe Bangs
Instagram @ashleycaloca

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

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

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 Hair Types:

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 widest at the bottom.

Low Frequency

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

Sweet Sculpted Blonde Layers

Sweet Sculpted Blonde Layers Side View

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.

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 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 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.

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 Hair Types:

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 Shaping Layers Honey Brown Straight Hair

Long HShaping Layers Honey Brown Straight Hair with Highlights

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.

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 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 with a 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.

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 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 Hair Types:

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. All hair types will work well with this style.

Queen of Hearts

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.

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 Hair Types:

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