Hairstyles for Your Heart Face Shape: Short, Medium & Long
By Kate on 31 July 2011
Find a short, medium or long length 'do to suit your heart face shape with these great hairstyle options!
Those with a heart face shape will recognize the characteristics of a narrow jaw line paired with either wide cheekbones or a wide forehead. A pointy chin is also a trademark of a heart shaped face.
Hairstyles that are chin length or longer that have plenty of interest via curls, flips or fullness through the bottom will suit you best, and balance out the narrowness of the lower half of your face with the fullness through the top half.
For an idea about the types of hairstyles you should be wearing, take a look at these short, medium and long hairstyles and use the options as a guide to finding the right hairstyle for you!
Short Hairstyles for Your Heart Face Shape
A short hairstyle that is great for a heart face shape is a nice bold bob. A bob hairstyle that is cut to chin level and shaped around the face (pictured left) will slim down the wider parts of a heart shape (the cheekbones) and accent the narrowest part of the face (the pointy chin) to create a flattering look.
If you prefer a short hairstyle with a little more pizzazz then a 'do that has uniform layers and lots of curls (pictured right) is the look for you! This great style uses volume in all the right places to flatter the face shape, and some side-swept bangs to help conceal the wider forehead.
Mid-length Hairstyles for Your Heart Face Shape
For those with mid-length hair and a heart face shape, straight locks that are hair frizz free and smooth create a very simple yet stunning style (pictured left). The side hair part helps to shape the hair around the outside of the face, and the layers through the ends of the hair allow the style to sit in a way that brings emphasis to the narrow chin.
Another great mid-length option is to use lots of large curls to draw attention down below your jaw area and fill in the gaps with the illusion of width. Side-swept bangs complete this look and do an excellent job of concealing the wider area of the face and forehead. Use a curling iron or hot hair rollers to re-create this look, or scrunch your hair is you have lots of natural curl for the same great result.
Long Hairstyles for Your Heart Face Shape
A long hairstyle that will work for a heart face shape doesn't have to be more complicated than a haircut that involves some well placed hair layers (pictured left). The jagged layers through the ends of the hair flatter the chin and jaw line area, and the addition of the deep side hair part and the styling of the bangs over the majority of the wide forehead give this long look a great balance and finish.
Our final hairstyle suggestion for a heart face shape involves a relaxed looking updo (pictured right) that will suit any occasion. Even though the face is exposed by having the majority of the hair pulled back, the inclusion of curly, width filled strands around the face and in the chin area gives this upstyle the flattering finish it needs. The look is also made more complimentary by the forehead covering bangs.
For more great short, medium and long looks that will work with a heart face shape, check out our range of hairstyles today.