Did you know a true heart face shape has a widow’s peak? True story. The cheek area is slightly wider than the hairline and then drops into a pointed chin. There are no wide-set/squared off corners along the jawline. I think Kourtney Kardashian is a pretty great example of a heart face shape (and some super-cute hair dos!) If you have a normal or wide forehead with no widow’s peak which narrows down and goes into a pointed chin, it’s likely that you’re actually an “Inverted Triangle”, which is coming up in the next Hair Talk. Okay, here are the best tips and tricks for you heart shaped beauties…
PARTING WITH A WIDOW’S PEAK
You never really want to force a middle part when working with a widow’s peak. If it goes there, naturally then great. Otherwise, try going slighly (even just the tiniest bit) to one side or the other. When you split the hair right down the center with a widow’s peak, it tends to look thinner on each side. Better to thicken it up by going slightly off center. Look at Kourtney in the bottom center photo– it’s allllllmost center but she just pushes the widow’s peak piece over to one side. When you try to go straight down the center, one side typically behaves and the other refuses. Make mornings easier on yourself!
DEEP SIDE PART WITH CURLS
I love this looks on a heart shaped face for two reasons. One, it does away with any parting issues caused by a widow’s peak. Two, it opens up the face and features the gorgeous jawline of a heart shaped face. Tuck the less heavy side and let the heavy side fall in front of your shoulders if your hair is long enough.
I would say the sky’s the limit for haircuts on a heart-shaped face. Almost anything looks great except heavy bangs or an jaw-length short bob. Short bangs can be really hard to control if you have a widow’s peak and if you have cowlicks on top of that, you definitely want to skip shorter bangs.
There’s not much more to this one than the fact that I think this is a super-cute look heart-shaped face girls. It’s a sweet, soft, feminine look that opens up your face.
LOTSA LOOSE LAYERS
A piece-y blowout on hair with lots of layers is flattering on a heart face shape because it frames the face and makes the face appear a little more oval. Look at Kourtney in the bottom right hand photo, the slight off center parting creates a more oval shape and diffuses the appearance of a widow’s peak almost entirely.
Try a voluminous bun or pony. That will balance out the over-all silhouette of a heart face shape. Also, don’t go “too full” with your updos. When they’re wider than the hairline, they can actually make the chin look longer/more pointed.
Cluster or other smallish earrings are great. Also drop earrings that are wider at the bottom than they are at the top. Earrings with curves soften the angular lines of your face. Dangle, teardrop, oval, and chandelier style earrings. You can pull off large circular disc earrings.
Choker, collar, or short length necklaces work best for this facial type. Stacked necklaces, or multi-strand styles. You can handle necklaces that are bulkier to fill out your face — such as a statement bib necklace.
Mimic the shape of your face with your sunglasses — with the upturned design of the cat-eye styles! Also try oval and round styles, bottom heavy frames, aviators, and Wayfarers. You can pull off thin, rimless, and/or light-colored frames. Make sure the width of the frame is slightly wider than your forehead for balance.
Hats work well on you in general. Medium brimmed hats, prominent crowns, and asymmetrical brims are flattering. Slanting the hat to one side will slim your face and draw attention to your eyes. Wear styles like fedoras, cloches, berets, boater hats, derby hats, homburgs, brimless hats, pompom beanies, beanies, trapper hats with the earflaps worn down. Best to wear hats that cover your forehead completely. Wear small accessories or adornments on the top or side of your head. The crown of the hat should never be narrower than your cheekbones.
Groomed, tightly kept and not too thick (think Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson). Keep the brows rounded with a low-arch, as the curve of the brow enhances the heart-like look of the face. You can experiment though with a higher arch—it will make your face shape appear longer and more dramatic.
If you have a tip or trick you want to share with other girls who have a heart face shape, please feel free to share it below!