Beauty Hair The Most Flattering Haircuts for Heart-Shaped Faces By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 8, 2022 @ 04:05PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty; David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty; Karwai Tang/Getty 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. 01 of 08 Kerry Washington J. Kempin/Getty 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. 02 of 08 Reese Witherspoon Stefanie Keenan/Getty 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. Here's How to Figure Out Where to Part Your Hair 03 of 08 Lily Collins Todd Williamson/Getty 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. 04 of 08 Jennifer Lopez David Livingston/Getty J.Lo's loose waves bring out her long layers and add movement and softness to her heart-shaped face. 05 of 08 Scarlett Johansson Gotham/GC Images 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. 06 of 08 Naomi Campbell David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty 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. 07 of 08 Olivia Culpo Michael Kovac/Getty 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." 08 of 08 Jennifer Aniston Karwai Tang/Getty 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.