6 Best Haircuts For Heart-Shaped Faces

Ah, hearts – the symbol of love. And who wouldn’t love to have a heart-shaped face? With those killer cheekbones and defined jawline, nearly every haircut is flattering!

To really make the most of this gorgeous face shape, here are some of the best haircuts for heart-shaped faces. Ask for one of these the next time you’re in your stylist’s chair.

Side-swept Bangs

Reese Witherspoon is THE poster child for heart-shaped beauties, and she is rarely seen without side-swept bangs. This flattering fringe is perfect for balancing a wider forehead and will bring attention to the eyes and cheekbones. 

Side-swept bangs should start right around the brow bone, or slightly under, and head downward toward the cheekbones for the most balanced look.

Feathery Fringe

Feathery, piecey, tapered fringe is also great for balancing a wider forehead. They especially work if your forehead is also on the longer side. 

Steer clear of blunt ends, and opt for a softer line. This type of fringe should also fall just at or below the brow bone, and taper down at the sides, blending in with your shorter layers.

The Lob

We know – we say the lob works for every face shape. It is just that universally flattering! 

It’s all about the cheekbones with heart-shaped faces, and a lob does a perfect job of highlighting them! The length frames the face, while the layers add a slight softness to a sharp chin. Wear this cut with loose waves to really amp up the romantic look!

Classic Bob

This timeless look, if done correctly, looks great on a heart-shaped face. A chin-length bob does a great job of balancing high cheekbones with a pointed chin, and looks great for any age!

Avoid blunt ends, as they may be too heavy. Opt for tapered ends instead for a softer, but still statement-making look.

A classic bob also looks great with either side-swept or feathered fringe to really frame the face and show off that stunning bone structure!

Long and Layered

A long, layered ‘do elongates the face and creates fullness around the jawline. Layers should start at the chin, and should not be bulky. Tapered ends that blend seamlessly are best. 

This look is a great way to add movement to your long hair without committing to a huge chop. Wear it in a deep side part for best results. You can add side-swept bangs as well.


Is there a hairstyle the heart-shaped face can’t pull off? For our more edgy gals, a statement-making pixie is a great option!

Leaving some length at the top and sweeping to the side balances out a wider forehead and draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones.

While a pixie is low maintenance as far as being wash and go, shorter cuts do require a trim more often. You should have your pixie cut touched-up about every 5 to 6 weeks, and more often if your hair grows quickly.

Professional Hair Stylists in Frederick, MD

For high quality styling, cuts, color, and more – look no farther than Stanley Salon. Our stylists complete product knowledge classes and cutting and color courses regularly to stay up-to-date on all current trends! We are dedicated to not just creating great looks, but offering a great experience for each client that sits in our chairs. Make your appointment today!

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