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    Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

    Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

    What are the Best Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

    The first question you should ask yourself before picking hairstyles for heart shaped faces is,“What face shape do I really have?” Generally, face shapes are classified into four broad categories: oval, round, square, and heart shape. What might suit an oval shaped face may not go with a square shaped face and vice-versa.“Haircuts for Heart Faces”

    Heart shaped faces are broader at the top and tend to narrow down at the bottom. Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Jennifer Love Hewitt are some prominent celebrities with pronounced heart shaped faces, and you can learn a lot from these ladies on the right hairstyles if you have such a heart shaped face. Reese Witherspoon, a fashion icon in her own right, has an especially prominent heart shaped face and always manages to look wonderful.

    Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces: What Works, What Doesn’t

    Going back to Reese Witherspoon, you will notice that she is rarely seen without bangs – prominent or otherwise. This is because heart shaped faces tend to be much larger at the forehead and bangs do a wonderful job of diverting attention from the forehead to the eyes and mouth. She also carries off long, wavy bobs with aplomb, which accentuates her facial features and complements her face shape. Clearly, for heart shaped women, she is one celebrity to follow.

    What Works

    1.      Bangs

    Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

    Heart Face

    Bangs, whether straight, side-swept bangs, or simply kept unruly and wild, work great with heart shaped faces, especially if you have large eyes. Bangs look their best with heart shaped faces when kept long – long enough to touch your brow [Pro Tip: cut bangs when your hair is dry. Wet hair shrinks and may not give you the best idea as to how long your bangs really are].

    2.      Wavy, Long Hair

    Heart Face

    Haircuts for Heart Faces

    Long, wavy hair with side-swept bangs look great with heart shaped faces. This is a long layered haircut that places emphasis on the chin by letting the hair flow downwards naturally.

    3.      Outlining the Face

    Hairstyles for Heart shaped Faces

    If bangs are not your thing, this is the cut for you. By outlining your face shape and letting the hair fall down naturally, this shoulder length cut directs attention to the strong, pointy chin that is a characteristic feature of heart shaped faces.

    4.      Pixie Hairstyles

    Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

    Haircuts for Heart Faces

    Halle Berry is the first person you think of when you picture the pixie hairstyle. This short, easy to maintain hair style works wonderfully well for heart shaped faces. The pixie hairstyle is a rather risky endeavor for most and can go terribly awry on a square or oval face, but on a heart shaped face, it almost always looks amazing. A few color high lights make this hairstyle look even better.

    5.      Chin to Shoulder Length Bobs

    Haircuts for Heart Faces

    Heart Face

    Shoulder length bobs combined with bangs are a staple of haircuts for  heart shaped faces. This hairstyle directs attention to the chin and cheeks instead of the forehead, especially when the ends are slightly tapered to further accentuate the chin.

    What Doesn’t Work

    If you have a heart shaped face, you should try to divert attention from the forehead towards the chin and eyes. A haircut with heavy layers at the crown would make your face look very top heavy. At the same time, there is a tendency to get carried away with heavy layers around the chin, which will only make your face excessively pointy and long.

    For heart shaped faces, the moderate path is often the best. Accentuate your chin but not excessively. Focus on the eyes, try out different lengths, experiment with bangs or even try out pixie hairstyles until you find something that works. For more ideas about face shapes and hairstyles check out our Pinterest Hairstyles for Face Shape Board..

    Guest blogger James Weaver is a hairdresser and blogger. He regularly writes about hair loss solutions on his website on provillus reviews.


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    3. Okay there must really be something to what you are saying here. My mom and sister would always tease me when I was younger and told me I had a heart shaped face. Consequentially I do have a heart shaped face and I do where bangs a lot. I also like to wear my hair in styles that are long. Maybe now I can try the pixie look since it looks like I can pull it off.

      Comment by Mame — June 5, 2011 @ 2:00 am

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