Gorgeous Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces & Diamond Shaped Faces
Oh hey, eyes and cheekbones! Heart and diamond-shaped faces have some of the best features. But what are the differences between these two gorgeous face shapes? And what are the best hairstyles to accentuate your best traits and downplay your trickier ones? Read on to find out!
What is a Heart Shape Face?
A heart-shaped face typically has a large, wide forehead and a slender, pointed chin. You tend to have cheekbones to die for and lovely, large eyes. In short, the mid to top part of your face is wider than the lower part of your face.
Celebrities with Heart-Shaped Faces:
- Reese Witherspoon
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
- Lily Collins
- Cheryl Cole
- Ruby Rose
What Hairstyles Look Best on a Heart-Shaped Face?
The key is to balance out your forehead and widen your jawline, as well as accentuating those amazing cheekbones.
So, if you’re wondering should heart-shaped faces have bangs? It’s an absolute YES!
Bangs are your best friend. Almost any type of fringe will minimise your forehead, but the long, side-swept fringe is the best hairstyle for heart-shaped faces. Why?
Because it beautifully slims down this area of your face.
According to hairstylist, Andy LeCompte, for InStyle magazine, adding this type of fringe to ANY hairstyle will instantly draw attention towards the eyes and cheekbones, as well as softening the forehead – result!
Heart-Shaped Face Hairstyles to Avoid
Top-heavy updos are 100% heart-shaped face hairstyles to avoid. These hairstyles accentuate a large forehead and tiny chin, resulting in an unbalanced look.
Not a fan of your pointy chin? Avoid haircuts that frame your jawline. Joseph Maine, a stylist at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in NYC, states a chin-length bob will be the least flattering, as “it will close in on the jawline.”
INDEX for Heart Shape Faces (click on the headings to visit that section)
- The Best Short Haircut For Heart Shaped Faces: Pixie Cut With Bangs
- The Best Medium Length Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces: Wavy Lob
- The Best Long Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces: Long Layers with Side Fringe
- The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Fine Hair: Sleek, Side-Parted Lob
- The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Thick Hair: Long Layers
- The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Wavy/Curly Hair: The Curly Bob
INDEX for Diamond Shape Faces (click on the headings to visit that section)
- What is a Diamond Shape Face?
- What are the Best Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Faces?
- Diamond Shaped Face Hairstyles to Avoid?
- The Best Short Haircut for Diamond Shaped Faces: Side Parted Bob with Sweeping Fringe
- The Best Medium Length Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces: Face Framing Layers with Soft Fringe
- The Best Long Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces: Sleek, Straight & Polished
- The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Fine Hair: Long Layers + Bangs
- The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Thick Hair: Long Soft Waves with Deep Side Parting
- The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Wavy/Curly Hair: Long Cascading Curls
Pixie with Bangs
The Best Short Haircut For Heart Shaped Faces
The pixie crop with short bangs is MADE for heart-shaped faces. It balances out your forehead, makes your eyes POP and your cheekbones stand out.
A haircut many can’t pull off, the pixie cut is one of the best short haircuts for heart-shaped faces. Just be sure to incorporate a fringe into the hairstyle to balance out your forehead.
The Best Medium Length Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces
Jennifer Matos, a celebrity stylist at the Rita Hazan Salon, advises the long bob (lob) is one the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. Perfect for those who want a bob, the lob creates space around the jawline rather than smothering it like a chin-length bob.
Tip: Add waves towards the length of the style to widen the lower half of the face.
Long Layers with Side Fringe
The Best Long Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces
If you’re still wondering what is a heart-shaped face? We’re just going to mention one babe. Reese Witherspoon.
Probably one of the most famous celebrities with heart-shaped faces, Reese is the queen of nailing this beautiful face shape. Whatever hairstyle the actress pulls off, it manages to flatter her lovely heart-shaped face perfectly.
Her best look though? Long layers and a sexy, side-swept fringe look is hands down, one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces.
The long layers add fullness around the jawline, whilst that side-swept fringe totally flatters her heart-shaped face. Well done Reese!
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Sleek, Side-Parted Lob
The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Fine Hair
Let’s talk about the lob again. This ultra-modern style is one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces of 2021. And it’s perfect for those with fine hair as it can give the illusion of length without losing volume.
Flip your hair over to the side to add volume and let your tresses artfully fall over your forehead. Not only will you have the sexy one eye thing going on, but your wide forehead will be slimmed down in an instant.
The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Thick Hair:
The ONLY WAY to remove the heaviness that plagues those with thick hair is to cut in long layers. Great news – long layers are an ultra-flattering hairstyle for those with heart-shaped faces. The long layers create movement and texture around the jawline, whilst reducing the bulk of your tresses.
Tip: Add one of our Clip In Fringe Extensions when you feel like slimming down your wide forehead.
The Curly Bob
The Best Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces with Wavy/Curly Hair:
Ok, so we mentioned the bob is one of the heart-shaped hairstyles to avoid, and it is…. If you have straight hair.
Curly hair lovelies rejoice! Because the curly bob is in fact one of the best hairstyles for heart-shaped faces! Your thick waves or curls will widen the jawline, instead of hugging it – creating symmetry in your face – woohoo!
Next up… diamond face shape:
What is a Diamond Shape Face?
Are you confused about the differences between the diamond face shape characteristics and heart face shape features? It’s true, the two face shapes share similar traits, such as amazing cheekbones and a petite chin, however diamond face shapes additionally boast their own unique features.
Diamond face shape characteristics include a narrow forehead with cheekbones being the widest point of the face. Your chin then tapers off to a neat point – similar to a heart-shaped face.
Celebrities with a Diamond Face Shape:
- Jennifer Lopez
- Tyra Banks
- Liz Hurley
- Megan Fox
- Anna Kendrick
- Selma Blair
What are the Best Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Faces?
Similar to heart-shaped faces, a fringe is your hair hero. Hair maestro, Scott King advises on hairstyles that add fullness to your forehead, because: “a sweeping fringe or deep side parting will soften the forehead and make it appear less high and narrow.”
Hairstyles that widen the jaw, whilst simultaneously softening and accentuating your chiselled cheekbones, additionally offer the best hairstyles for diamond-shaped faces. Think long, wavy locks and face-framing layers.
Diamond Shaped Face Hairstyles to Avoid?
Your model-like, sharp features are so prominent, they don’t need accentuating. Consequently, opt for hairstyles that soften your diamond face shape characteristics. Hairstyles that widen your cheekbones, for example, are to be avoided. Say bye-bye to super-short bobs and layers then.
Side Parted Bob with Sweeping Fringe
The Best Short Haircut for Diamond Shaped Faces
A sweeping fringe beautifully opens up the top half of your face, whilst a side parting creates width to your forehead. Keep the length of your bob below the chin – this offers the illusion of space around your jawline rather than closing in on it.
Face Framing Layers with Soft Fringe
Credit: Jennifer Lopez | @jlo
The Best Medium Length Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces
According to Lauren Thompson, stylist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in NYC, "Shoulder-length hair with a soft fringe is one of the best hairstyles for diamond-shaped faces. With this style, a face-framing fringe accentuates the cheekbones whilst balancing out a narrow forehead."
Tip: Keep the layers below the chin to create width and movement around the lower half of the face.
The Best Long Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces: Sleek, Straight & Polished
The Best Long Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces
Long hair LOVES diamond-shaped faces. Why? It slims down your wide cheekbones whilst also emphasising them – because, who wants to get rid of their cheekbones?
Super sleek, long, polished hair can drag many face shapes down, but your diamond shape holds up perfectly with this hairstyle. So get that glossy mane swishing babe!
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Long Layers + Bangs
The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Fine Hair
So, you want to add volume to your hair without widening your face? A fringe or side fringe is a SAVIOUR for heart-shaped faces with fine hair. Cutting a fringe into your hairstyle instantly widens your forehead whilst adding texture and movement to any length.
Layers are additionally great for oomphing up fine hair. Keep them below the jawline to avoid broadening your cheekbones.
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Long Soft Waves with Deep Side Parting
The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Thick Hair:
Thick hair can widen a face, so keep your luscious locks looong. Just remember to sweep your hair over to a side parting to enlarge your slim forehead.
Create flowing waves to soften your sharp bone structure and create a relaxed vibe. We love the Beauty Works Professional Styler because it has an extra-long barrel for super long hair. Just remember to protect your hair with a heat protection spray to counteract a frizz attack.
Long Cascading Curls
Credit: Jade Thirlwall | @ jadethirlwall
The Best Hairstyle for Diamond Shaped Faces with Wavy/Curly Hair
Is there anything more romantic than long cascading curls? This hairstyle can be too heavy for many face shapes, but not for diamond faced lovelies. Your prominent cheekbones are strong enough to carry the style – hurray!
Curls can add bulk to your face, so the longer the better. Need help in the length department? Check out our Curly Clip In Hair Extensions to boost the length of your curls.
Did this ‘hairstyles for diamond and heart face shapes guide’ help you? What are your favourite hairstyles to flatter round faces? Let us know!
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