What Are The Best Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces

Four of the Best Hairstyles

What does a heart-shaped face look like?

Basically, it is a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin. Another way of putting it is that heart-shaped faces tend to be wider through the cheeks and jaw, narrowing out through the chin. To balance this, choose a hairstyle with a cut that decreases your brow width and increases the width of the lower half of your face. Here are the best styles that suit a squarish face.

The Lob

It is a popular and universal choice for heart-shaped faces. It is also a perfect haircut to try when transitioning from long to shorter length. Keep the length on the longer side in front, hitting the collar bone, and avoid very short layers or it will look too boxy. When styling a lob, part it in the middle with the hair blown forward. This closes in some of the width while highlighting the jawline.

Long Pixie

This is the perfect option when you are looking for some drastic change. It will show off those cheekbones more. The longer layers provide texture and softness, and for real versatility, give hair movement. Whether you go edgy or romantic, the long pixie is a statement-making look in the best possible way. However, this easy-to-style hair cut requires more visits to the salon to maintain its pristine shape. The Long Pixie can make a long face appear to be even more oblong, and a square face look more squarish. Not everyone can wear a pixie, but the heart-shaped face surely can.

Long Layers

This hairstyle loves heart-shaped faces. Long, wavy layers elongate and add fullness around the jawline. With side-swept bangs it makes for a timeless style. This is the haircut when you want to add some layers and more movement to long hair without committing to a drastic change. Layers should start at the chin to open up the face. An additional feature would be side bangs that hit the cheekbone or your lip will complement those long lengths. And if you want to pull your hair back into a ponytail, the short fringe emphasizes the cheekbone on a heart-shaped face.


The heart-shaped face can get away with a blunt fringe, which is always a great option. However, if you’re not ready for that, you can go for a soft fringe, starting toward the end of the eyebrows and feathering downward. They are great also if you have a large forehead. However, don’t do a short fringe if you have a small forehead since it can end up drawing too much attention to the chin. Style your blunt bangs with texture-laden beach waves for balance.


Hairstyle Options for the Heart-Shaped Face

Whenever you like to shift to a new hairstyle, you can try all these amazing options year-in and year-out at Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue.