Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces are cut to flatter the features of a heart-shaped face, like a pointy chin, a wider 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.
Celebrities with heart-shaped faces include actress Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. If you are looking for flattering cuts for the 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.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.
#1: Beautiful Layers and Long Bangs
Accentuate your cheekbones with some layers and bangs, added to a medium-length chop. The haircuts for heart-shaped faces will look more exciting with curled ends for movement.
#2: Feminine Mid-Length Loose Waves with Bangs
For women with heart-shaped faces looking for a chic and versatile hairstyle, feminine mid-length loose waves and bangs may be the perfect choice. This hairstyle compliments a heart-shaped face by softening the angles and adding balance. The loose waves add volume and movement and create a romantic and effortless look. Adding bangs is a great way to add playfulness and frames the face beautifully.
#3: Long Blonde Curled Ends
For heart-shaped faces that want to enhance their natural beauty, long blonde hair with curled ends is the ideal choice. This style captures the elegance of long hair and the fun charm of curls, creating a look that is both romantic and attractive. The curled ends bring life and volume to the hair, making it look fuller and thicker. Successful styling involves both keeping the curls long and preventing them from shrinking. To control frizz, use anti-frizz products and shine serums to shape and define the curls.
#4: Black-Rooted Ash Blonde Style
If you have a heart-shaped face, a black-rooted ash blonde style might be a great fit. It creates an attractive blend of black roots and ash blonde. This mix adds depth and dimension to your hair. The dark roots provide a stable base for the look, while the ash tones add a modern touch. The black-rooted ash blonde style works well for heart-shaped faces. Dark roots can draw external observers’ eyes away from a wide forehead, creating a balanced facial look. Regular touch-ups are needed to keep the black roots of the ash blonde style fresh.
#5: Mid-Length Blonde Hair with Dark Roots
If you’re a woman with mid-length blonde hair, consider adding dark roots to your look for a trendy style. The dark roots also help to soften the look by providing a subtle contrast to the lighter blonde strands. It helps balance the wider forehead and narrower chin. To achieve and maintain the best haircuts for heart shaped faces, you must book regular touch-ups every 7-10 weeks to keep the roots fresh.
#6: Textured Bob with a Choppy Fringe
This textured bob with a choppy fringe is the best option for fine hair. The texture and fringe help keep the hair looking thick and volumized, making it one of the best haircuts for heart shaped face.
#7: Defined Thick Curls
Defined thick curls look great on heart-shaped faces. The volume creates width and height and, in turn, compliments a narrow chin. If you ask your hairstylist about products and the correct blow-drying technique, they will help you figure out how to style your new hair. Try Moroccan Oil’s Curl Defining Cream with a dot of defining gel for a shiny hold and voluminous bounce.
#8: All Around Blunt Cut
When you want seamless, stunning mid to long-length hair, try this all-around blunt cut. It’s timeless and sleek for anyone willing to try this simple style. This style is easy to wear. You can put a simple flat iron on the ends every few days to accentuate this beautiful, blunt style. I suggest adding a deep treatment to your hair and a trim every 8-10 weeks for the best results. It will also help to keep those ends healthy and bright.
#9: Bouncy Short Bob
This layered bob for a heart-faced woman seems common to also call a textured bob. The frame of it sits below the chin, but the long bangs sweep across just below the lips to break up any solid face-framing lines.
For styling, I recommend you 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 the midshaft. Only do one revolution, leaving out the ends for a softer, more natural style. 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.
#10: Long Blonde Balayage Wavy Hairstyle
One of the top hairstyles for heart-shaped faces is a long blonde balayage wavy style. I suggest wearing face-framing layers if you care about getting a chic look. They help to enhance your cheekbones and jawline. A precision cut with texturizing softens up angles on your face for nice results! To keep your hair looking its best, use nourishing products. Try Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector once a week. It’s to moisturize and protect against heat styling damage.
#11: Gorgeous Long Brown Balayage
A gorgeous long brown balayage can be a big statement with little upkeep. One of the best ways to try going lighter from brunette is doing a balayage; the balayage mimics how the sun naturally lightens your hair, making this an easy grow-out with no harsh lines. When it comes to maintenance, your stylist will recommend what is best for you. Typically, you would return for a 4 to 6-week appointment for a color glaze to keep your shine and desired tone fresh. Adding curls or waves perfectly shows off your color, making the dimension pop.
#12: Gorgeous Mid-Length Curled Hair
Looking for a hairstyle that isn’t too long or short? Consider a mid-length bob. This is a perfect length for anyone with a heart-shaped face and is also great if you wear your hair curly. Suppose you can avoid running your fingers through your curls after using your curling iron. Allow the curls to cool down to set the shape, then use a brush and lightly brush through the hair to create a softer curl.
#13: Pixie Cut With Platinum Blonde Hair
A smart, effective trick to maintain a fashion color like platinum, which is usually hard to maintain and lasts only for a short time, is to chop your hair into a long pixie cut. Now, feel free to opt for bangs that sweep to the side for an added edge. The longer side creates an illusion of an asymmetrical cut to suit your heart-shaped face.
#14: Light Honey Blonde Feathered Lob
If you have a heart-shaped face, you’ll want to ask for lighter color and heavy layering around your face. Combining the two is the best way to soften your prominent facial features and open your hair to widen your face. Ask for layers near your cheekbone and jawline. When styling, curl your hair away from your face.
#15: Medium-Length Ash Blonde Hairstyle
If your hair needs a bright pick-me-up, try a medium-length ash-blonde hairstyle. Ask your stylist for a foilayage to keep your grow out on this color feeling soft and natural.
#16: Queen of Heart Face Shapes
For a special occasion, this look is sure to turn some heads with soft waves. The side-swept bangs narrow the top of your head and emphasize your eyes and cheekbones. The tendrils will also help soften the angles on the bottom of your face.
How To Style:
1. After applying the thermal protection, curl second-day hair with a large barrel iron.
2. Divide hair into four sections: top, 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 give it a flake-free, shiny finish.
It will work best with medium to high-density hair that is medium to long in length.
#17: Long Blonde Hair with a Middle Part
Blondes wanting to add shape to their long hair can ask for heavier framing around the face. Try narrowing your forehead with a center part to give yourself more of an oblong face shape. The combo of the two will give you a full, flowy cut. Don’t forget to also try a brighter money piece. It will show off your color and soften your facial features.
#18: Stunning Chocolate Balayage
A chocolate balayage is such a beautiful yet natural look. If you have dark hair naturally, ask for some pops of lighter brunette. Keeping the light pieces on your mids to ends will keep your color low-maintenance. One of the best things you can do for the upkeep is to schedule regular color glazing sessions.
#19: Long Side-Parted Hair with Balayage
Long side-parted hair with balayage is a great way to transition into something different. You can always switch back. It’s hair. Nothing is permanent. Balayage is also a good place to start when you want something different, plus it’s low-maintenance. Most of the time, balayage is softer with minimal color at your new growth.
#20: Tousled Blonde Bob with Side Parting
For a heart-shaped face, consider a blonde bob with a side parting. A deep side part will help emphasize the cheekbones, and the length of the chin will soften the jawline. Tousled locks give your hair movement and body an easy-breezy look.
#21: Sweet Caramel Hair
Your heart face shape needs nothing but this sweet caramel hair to boost your charm! The balayage creates a soft finish that matches your lock’s subtle waves. With a chop that grazes the shoulders, plus some side bangs, the result will be fantastic!
#22: Cute Chin-Length Textured Platinum Bob
It’s possible to have your bob textured yet soft and silky at the same time! The platinum blonde with dark natural roots on short hair will make for an easy grow-out from an effortless, low-maintenance look.
#23: Textured Shoulder-Length Shag
This interior texture layer cut helps to collapse weight without too much movement on the top. It’s one of those flattering hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. 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.
#24: Long, Side-Swept Hair
This long, side-swept hair gives a polished effortless style, and the side bangs personalize the fringe trend to fit the heart face shape. Hair is personal, and every trend can be tweaked to fit an individual. A side fringe balanced this heart-shaped face while accentuating the killer cheekbones.
You can easily air-dry your hair overnight and curl it the next morning. This style is achieved in the salon 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 style. Always pay attention to the temperature setting and keep up with your scheduled cuts to keep the integrity of your hair!
#25: Chic Long Ash Blonde Ombre with Long Bangs
This is a combination of chic modern meets pinup. The textured straight bangs make all the difference for heart and long face shape hairstyles! Bangs need some maintenance. Make sure that the length meets your heart face frame. If you have a heart-shaped face, consider adding a little side fringe to connect with your layers. It will help soften your face and jawline. Texture spray is also your best friend. It’s flexible but gives just the right amount of hold. I recommend using Moroccan oil for moisture and repair to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
#26: Jewel-Toned Queen of Heart Faces
The soft, ashy tones complement the jewel-toned peekaboos, creating a soft blend for heart faces. The side bangs are a key element of 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. On the other hand, it also softens the structures and features of a square-shaped face.
As for the rest of the haircut, most 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.
#27: Choppy Lob with Grown Out Bangs
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. This cut works best on thick hair styled with an Argan oil or EVO. Those with a more unruly mane might need a straightener.
#28: Cute Fringey Lob
This face-framing, fringey lob is for a sharp heart face. Go shorter and add some texture for maximum volume and movement. This cut is great for thick-haired girls. It has a lot of hidden interior layers that help push your hair up for volume and take out some weight. The ends are textured, and a cool, wispy fringe was added!
#29: Smooth Transition Waves
Opt for some smooth transition waves for a heart face. Whether worn with waves or straight, it’s a smooth transition. If you never wear your hair curled and it’s naturally very straight, go for this blend.
#30: Trendsetting Piecey Bob
Try this piecey bob if your face is heart-shaped. It’s effortless, with just the right amount of flirty bounce. 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. I suggest you try L’anza AirPaste Spray. It’s the first sprayable stylist paste, perfect for texture, body, and definition.
#31: Modern Lived-In Textured Bob
This lived-in textured bob for heart faces was achieved by dry-cutting to create texture and movement with invisible layering techniques. The lob suits most women. It’s also a look that suits most lifestyles, for women who like minimal work required to those who like spending time on their hair. It’s a great change for women 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.
#32: Mature Short to Medium Textured Bob
This short to medium textured bob 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.
This modern and popular haircut worked well with women with some natural wave to their 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 must be catered to that hair type.
#33: Adorable Natural Choppy Lob
This is a low-maintenance, textured, beachy, and tousled style. It’s very natural and versatile and suits women with heart-shaped faces. This style would suit straight to wavy hair and, if below the chin, a heart facial shape. Cutting it slightly longer at the front will create a slimming and face-lengthening effect.
#34: Classy Boho Layers
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 your face. This is vital to emphasize some features and soften others to make the face closer to perfect proportion with the haircut.
The layers must complement each other and create a nice blending frame around the face. Overtexturizing can be a huge problem 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.
#35: Modern Razored Edge Bob
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.
For styling, I suggest using Unite Boosta Spray for volume at the root, 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’s also great for fine hair to create more body and make it look and feel thicker.
#36: Trendy Short Hair with Blunt Bangs
Straight-cut bangs on a bob cut never looked so good! Balayage on brown hair complimented this look perfectly done for a heart-shaped face.
#37: Wavy Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs
The side-swept 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.
#38: Long Straight Hair with Fringe Bangs
Wispy bangs on long locks look so kawaii! The layering done by stylist Brian was flawlessly executed.
#39 Ombre Dimension
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 wide at the bottom. However, it’s perfect for a heart face shape.
#40: Trendsetting Deep Side Part
Curling just the bottom half of your hair will create fullness where heart-shaped faces need it most.
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 iron’s heat and make each curl last all day. Unlike a heart-shaped face, this deep side style will not look good on wider shapes at the bottom of their face as it will only create more width in this area.
#41: Gorgeous Long Hair with a Center Part
Try long hair with a center part for a heart face shape. The center part draws interest to the center, maximizing your beauty. Long hair works best on younger women with heart-shaped faces and healthier hair strands of medium density. Lengthy hair takes some maintenance, so make sure you are willing to take the time to wash and blow out your beautiful mane.
#42: Stylish Face-Framing Layers
Face-framing layers fill in the jawline area, making the chin appear less narrow, perfect for heart-shaped face hairstyles for women.
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, 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 both round face and square face appear narrower and soften the jaws of a heart shape. Such heart shaped face haircuts look best with medium to thick hair.
#43: Classic Side-Parted Lob Hairstyle
A long bob that softens a strong jawline makes the best haircut for heart shaped face. Parted to the side, it narrows the forehead, the widest part of this shape.
#44: Bold 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 for such heart face shape hairstyles.