The Most Flattering Haircuts for Heart-Shaped Faces

Lily Collins; Naomi Campbell; Jennifer Aniston
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To say that finding your new signature haircut can be tough is a massive understatement. While you may love your work bestie's fresh bob or your sister's new micro bangs, the same styles might not be the best fit for your own face shape.

Heart-shaped faces have the challenge of choosing a cut that will keep their facial features from looking disproportionate. "Heart-shaped faces have a wide point at the cheeks, a narrow chin, and a hard jawline," explains Bumble and bumble stylist Tashina. "Choosing a haircut that balances this shape best is key."

We turned to the red carpet to find haircut inspiration for your next salon appointment no matter your desired hair length or texture. Here, we have the most flattering celebrity hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington with wavy lob and piecey bangs
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Love bangs? Then you'll be happy to know that fringe is a great option for heart-shaped faces. Tashina says soft, wispy bangs with movement are your best bet. Screenshot this photo of Washington's perfectly piecey bangs to show to your stylist.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon with side-parted long and wavy layered hair
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If you wear your hair long, opt for longer layers like Witherspoon's to keep your look balanced. "Avoid cutting face-framing layers and bangs to the widest point on the face," says Tashina. Swapping your center part for a side one is also an easy way to transform your style without losing any length.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins with side-parted wavy mid-length hair
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A side-part and waves bring movement around Collins's face. This style also helps to balance her facial features by softening the cheekbones and jawline.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez long hair with barely-there waves
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J.Lo's loose waves bring out her long layers and add movement and softness to her heart-shaped face.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson pixie haircut
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Have fine hair? A shorter length can help hair appear thicker. Johansson's pixie cut is left longer on top with lots of movement and texture, which adds softness to the face. If you have any side-swept pieces, Tashina says to keep them around brow-length.

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell long hair and soft bangs
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The supermodel's signature fringe is another example of bangs that work great on heart-shaped faces. While they may be full, the fringe is soft with movement rather than blunt. Campbell's long length with subtle layers keeps the cut balanced.

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Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo lob with flipped-out ends
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The universally flattering lob is a favorite haircut among celebs — Olivia Culpo included. According to Tashina, "Lobs are ideal for heart-shaped faces because the length takes the emphasis off of the jawline and elongates the balance."

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston long straight dirty blonde hair
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A long, layered cut like Aniston's is flattering on heart-shaped faces because the layers don't fall at the widest part of the face.

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