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Haircuts To Flatter Your Face Shape: Part I, Heart-Shaped Faces

You may covet your favorite celeb's hairstyle, but if the 'do doesn't fit your face shape, you're likely to be disappointed. Hence, FABSUGAR's four-part series on the haircuts that best flatter your face. This week's installment: heart-shaped faces.

If you were FABulous enough to be born with a heart-shaped face, then you've got it pretty easy. The structure—shared by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Naomi Campbell and Reese Witherspoon (above)—is the most versatile, so most cuts are guaranteed to look great on you. For the coifs most likely to complement your face,

  • Use side-swept or longer bangs to draw attention to your eyes and fantastic cheekbones.
  • If you prefer short hair, ask your stylist to keep the top layers long, so they fall right below your jawline.
  • For long hair, wavy layers that fall by your cheeks will also look stunning.
  • Since your most prominent feature is your chin, be sure to watch out for blunt-cut bangs and excessively choppy layers.

Check back next week for Part II: round faces.

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paaaaaaaaam paaaaaaaaam 7 years
I have heart-shaped face and your advice will surely help me find the best haircut for my facial structure. :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
ooh Pop! This is such a good idea for us* *SaNdLeR and StIlLeR fan*
popstar popstar 10 years
I'm rockin the side bangs. I love em. But I have to get them trimmed ever 4 weekd.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i don't think my face is heart-shaped. mine is oval methinks.
FrugalFranny FrugalFranny 10 years
I was also told to do it it the mirror when its all fogged up in the bathroom. Just pull your hair back and trace around it. Heart shapes are wider across the forehead and have a prominent chin,
ann_fancy ann_fancy 10 years
I'm kinda scared by the lipstick thing. I'll give it a try. I never know which face shape I have. Sometimes it looks round, sometimes oval, depending how I place my hair. how confusing
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
oooh, thanks swwonder.
swwonder swwonder 10 years
SweetPeasMom - A good wy to tell is by sitting in front of a mirror and drawing around your face outline (reflection) with lipstick, it'll give you a vague idea and you can clean it off.
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
Can anyone see my new bikini gravatar?
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
I have always had trouble figuring out what face shape I have. Anyone have a good way to tell?
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