heart face shape hairstyles

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Actress Reese Witherspoon has a heart-shaped face and amazing hair. She's had shoulder-length bobs, long waves, and even shorter hair, but always with side-swept bangs.


Long, Side-Swept Bangs

Pixie hairstyles suit heart-shaped faces. It's almost as if you increase cheekbones with this cut, says Allure stylist Jimmy Paul.


The Pixie

A long bob (or "lob") adds length to a heart-shaped face. The layers soften the chin and highlight the cheekbones.


A Long Choppy Bob

The traditional bob is also a terrific choice for this facial shape. This one is sleek and classy, a classic aesthetic. It also looks fantastic on older women.


A Classic Bob

If you have curly hair, try Keri Russell's stunning style. Curls can get heavy, thus they should taper. You can also ask your stylist to thin out your hair.


The Curly Bob

Ashley Judd looks stunning in this cut, which perfectly balances her face characteristics. Be sure to look closely at her cheekbones and chin.


Bouncy Bob

Styled with side-swept bangs, this looks great on vocalist Michelle Williams. This is a longer bob that falls just below the chin.


The Side-Part

This cut flatters any face shape, but it particularly flatters a heart-shaped face. Long, side-swept bangs hide a broad forehead, typical of heart-shaped faces.


Short With Side-Swept Bangs

Many ladies prefer a shoulder-length cut for added length and ease of maintenance. Long layers like Deborah Kaplan's are perfect for that appearance.


Shoulder-Length Layers

Bangs also flatter long hair and heart-shaped faces. Long side-swept bangs on Katherine McPhee attract emphasis to her eyes and highlight her stunning cheekbones.


Bangs and Long Hair

Jennifer Aniston has a nice chin and great hair. Aniston's haircut is perfect for long, thick hair.


Super Long, Straight Layers

A heart-shaped face looks great with wavy hair and playful bangs. Jennifer Garner is another A-lister who has fantastic hairstyles for this shape.


Blunt Bangs and Wavy Layers

Rachel Bilson's gentle, sweeping waves soften a sharp chin. Since most hair has natural wave, this appearance is easy to achieve once cut.


Long Waves

So, what styles should a heart-shaped face avoid? Many "no-nos" come with the updo. To balance out your chin, avoid styles that increase volume up top.


Avoid Top-Heavy Looks

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