How do you recognize a heart-shaped face? If you pull back your hair and notice that your face is wider at the temples and the hairline, with a delicately pointed chin, chances are, you have a heart-shaped face.
Immediately, the most iconic heart-shaped face I think of is Reese Witherspoon. But there are plenty of other stunning celebrities with heart-shaped facial features – Selena Gomez, Fergie, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Keri Hilson, Katie Holmes and Ginnifer Goodwin.
How do these celebrities minimize their wider foreheads and finer jawline? A necessary rule of thumb is to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. To do this, here are some general guidelines to apply if you also have a heart-shaped face:
1) Benefit from the impact of side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs provide a line of movement across a wider forehead that draws attention to the cheekbones and eyes. Here is a great example of how Reese Witherspoon pulls this off:
Keri Hilson also demonstrates beautifully how side-swept bangs are a great feature to a wide forehead and narrow chin:
2) Maximize the impact of a chin-length bob. A bob that is heavy at the chin helps to balance out the narrowness of the jawline. Take a look at how Katie Holmes pulls this off:
3) Own the pixie cut! For those women who love to be daring with their locks, the pixie cut tastefully flatters a heart-shaped face. The piecey-ness of a pixie cut helps to emphasize the eyes and cheekbones. Ginnifer Goodwin’s pixie cut is a perfect example of this rule:
4) Avoid excessive volume at the crown of the head. Too much volume will make a heart-shaped face appear top heavy.
Hopefully these guidelines give insight into appropriate hairstyles for heart-shaped faces. Stay tuned for more face shapes and hairstyles to come!