Complimentary Haircuts Perfectly Suited for Heart-Shaped Faces

To say that finding your new signature haircut can be tough is a massive understatement. While you may love your work bestie’s fresh bob or your sister’s new micro bangs, the same styles might not be the best fit for your heart-shaped face shape.

Heart-shaped faces have the challenge of choosing a cut that will keep their facial features from looking disproportionate. “Heart-shaped faces have a wide point at the cheeks, a narrow chin, and a hard jawline,” explains hairstylist Tashina. “Choosing a haircut that balances this shape best is key.”

We turned to the red carpet to find haircut inspiration for your next salon appointment no matter your desired hair length or texture. Here, we have the most flattering celebrity hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

Wispy Bangs

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Love bangs? Then you’ll be happy to know that fringe is a great option for heart-shaped faces. Tashina says soft, wispy bangs with movement are your best bet. Screenshot this photo of Kerry Washington’s perfectly piecey bangs to show your stylist.

Side Part and Waves

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A side-part and waves bring movement around Lily Collins’s face. This style also helps to balance her facial features by softening the cheekbones and jawline. If you have a heart-shaped face that’s more on the round side, this would be a great look for you.

Natural Pixie With a Deep Side Part

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Simple yet stunning, Lupita Nyong’o’s textured pixie perfectly complements her heart-shaped face. The deep side part is also key for softening the chin and cheekbones. The best part? This cut and style is super low-maintenance. Just rub in a bit of Oribe Rough Luxury Molding Wax and you’re good to go.

Long, Wavy Layers

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If you wear your hair long, opt for longer layers like Reese Witherspoon’s to keep your look balanced. “Avoid cutting face-framing layers and bangs to the widest point on the face,” says Tashina.

Want to transform your style without losing any length? Swapping your center part for a side one is an easy way to do that.

Long, Voluminous Waves

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One glance at Zendaya’s natural texture is enough to induce hair envy. Bouncy waves work to soften and complement her bone structure while a lengthy mane elongates her heart-shaped face. To get this much volume, we usually opt for Unite Elevate Mousse.

Pixie Cut

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Have fine hair? A shorter length can help hair appear thicker. Johansson’s pixie cut is longer on top with lots of movement and texture, which adds softness to the face. If you have any side-swept pieces, Tashina says to keep them around brow-length.

Textured Fringe

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The supermodel’s signature fringe is another example of bangs that work great on heart-shaped faces. While they may be full, the fringe is soft with movement rather than a blunt cut. Campbell’s long length with subtle layers keeps the cut balanced.

Long Bob (Lob)

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The universally flattering lob–which is basically a long bob haircut–is a favorite among celebs, Olivia Culpo included. According to Tashina, “Lobs are ideal for heart-shaped faces because the length takes the emphasis off of the jawline and elongates the [neck].” To get this level of shine, we recommend using a dime-size amount of Ouai Hair Oil.

Short, Blunt Bob

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In our humble opinion, Nika Sumpter would look fabulous no matter her hairstyle. However, the sharpness of this blunt bob and how it hits right above the chin is ultra-flattering for her heart-shaped face. Not only does it slightly narrow the widest part of the face but it also accentuates a strong jawline.

Long Layers With a Center Part

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A long, layered cut like Aniston’s is flattering on heart-shaped faces because the layers don’t fall at the widest part of the face. Her straight hair and center part also prove complementary by creating a lengthening effect.

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