Choosing a new hairstyle is never a one-size-fits-all process. Sure, long-flowing waves or a sporty French braid are the rare exception, but for the most part, a lot of pro consulting or trial and error is required. There are many variables to consider before choosing a new ‘do, especially if you’re thinking of a haircut. And one important factor that is often forgotten is the shape of your face, especially if it’s heart-shaped.
Choosing a style that is flattering for your face shape can make a world of difference in how your hair looks. Thankfully, we have hair gurus that can help with this matter, and now, we’re going to figure it out once and for all. If you have a heart-shaped face, like celebrities Scarlett Johansson and Tika Sumpter, we can guess that you have killer cheekbones. Another characteristic of a heart-shaped face, according to celebrity hairstylist Kendall Dorsey, who has worked with celebs like Yara Shahidi and Nicki Minaj, is a wider forehead and a narrow jawline. Dorsey suggests women with this shape play up their cheekbones and find styles that add balance to the face.
Think side-swept bangs and the modern-day lob; these will not help narrow the width of the forehead, they will also elongate the lower jawline for more symmetry. If you have a heart-shaped face and are in a styling rut, we’ve rounded up celeb looks that will work for you. Keep scrolling to see how A-listers with your face shape style their tresses, and prepare to be inspired.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.