The Top 37 Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces of 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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 who have 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.

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Beautiful layers and bangs heart shaped faces
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#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.

Bouncy short bob for heart shaped faces
Instagram @domdomhair

#2: 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.

#3: 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.

Gorgeous Long Brown Balayage for Heart Faces
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#4: 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 shows off your color perfectly, making the dimension really pop.

#5: 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. If you can, try to 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.

#6: 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.

#7: 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. The combo of the two is the best way to soften up 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.

#8: 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.

Queen of Heart Face Shapes
Instagram @joahhmendes

#9: 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 help soften angles on the bottom of your face, too.

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, 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.

Long Blonde Hair with a Middle Part for Heart Faces
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#10: Long Blonde Hair with a Middle Part

Blondes wanting to add some shape to their long hair can ask for heavier framing around the face. To give yourself more of an oblong face shape, try narrowing your forehead with a center part. 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.

Stunning Chocolate Balayage for Heart Shaped Faces
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#11: 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.

#12: Long Side-Parted Hair with Balayage

Long side-parted hair with balayage is a great way for you to transition into something different. If you’ve been rockin’ the middle part for a while, switch it up to a middle part. You can always switch back, it’s hair, nothing is permanent. Balayage is also a good place to start when you’re wanting something different, plus it’s low-maintenance. Most of the time balayage is softer with minimal color at your new growth.

#13: 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 at the chin will soften the jawline. Tousled locks give your hair movement and body for an easy-breezy look.

#14: 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 goes well with your lock’s subtle waves. With a chop that grazes the shoulders plus some side bangs, the result will be fantastic!

Cute Chin Length Textured Platinum Bob for a Heart Face
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#15: 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.

textured shoulder-length shag for a heart face
Instagram @seolahair

#16: 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.

Long, Side Swept Hair for Heart-Shaped Face
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#17: 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 brought balance to this heart-shaped face while accentuating the killer cheekbones.

You can 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!

#18: 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 definitely needs 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 your hair healthy and shiny, I recommend using Moroccan oil for 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
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#19: Jewel-Toned Queen of Heart Faces

The soft, ashy tones complement the jewel-toned peekaboos to create 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 softens the structures and features of a square-shaped face, as well.

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 Shaped Woman
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#20: 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 that is simply styled with an Argan oil or EVO. Those with a more unruly mane might need a straightener.

Cute Fringey Lob for a Sharp Heart Face
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#21: 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 of course, a cool, wispy fringe was added!

smooth transition waves for heart faces
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#22: Smooth Transition Waves

Opt for some smooth transition waves for a heart face. Whether it’s 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.

Trendsetting Piecey Bob if Your Face is Heart Shaped
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#23: 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 and it’s perfect for texture, body, and definition.

#24: 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 pretty much suits most women. It’s also a look that suits most lifestyles for women who like minimal work required to those that like to spend 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.

Mature Short to Medium Textured Bob for Women with Heart Face Shapes
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#25: 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 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.

Adorable Natural Choppy Lob for a Heart Shaped Face
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#26: 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. 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

#27: 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 in order to emphasize some features more and soften others to make the face closer to perfect proportion with the haircut.

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.

Modern Razored Edge Bob for a Heart Face
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#28: 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 you 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’s also great for fine hair to create more body and make it look and feel thicker.

Trendy Short Hair with Blunt Bangs and a Heart Face Shape
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#29: Trendy Short Hair with Blunt Bangs

Straight-cut bangs on a bob cut never looked so good! Balayage on brown hair really complimented this look that was perfectly done for a heart-shaped face.

Wavy Layers with Long Side-Swept Bangs for Heart Faces
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#30: 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.

#31: Long Straight Hair with Fringe Bangs

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

Ombre Dimensions for Heart Shaped Faces

#32 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 that are wide at the bottom. However, it’s perfect for a heart face shape.

Trendsetting Deep Side Part for a Heart-Shaped Face
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#33: 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 heat of the iron and also make each curl last all day. Unlike a heart-shaped face, this deep side 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.

#34: 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.

#35: Stylish Face-Framing Layers

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

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 both round face and square 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

#36 Classic Side-Parted Lob Hairstyle

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

#37 Bold Shoulder-Length Flip

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.

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