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Flattering Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces


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Say Yes to Long, Side-Swept Bangs
Flattering Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces

Reese Witherspoon

Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty Images

Not sure if you have a heart-shaped face? Actress Reese Witherspoon is a prime example, and her hair always looks greatShe's sported shoulder-length bobs, long waves and even shorter hair, but one thing she's rarely without is side-swept bangs. Why? Perhaps because of her face shape.

The only cut she didn't look great in was the chin-length bob she sported in summer of 2008. While bobs can look great on heart-shaped faces, the cut didn't work on Witherspoon.

Heart-shaped faces are wider up top, which can look a bit top heavy, according to hairstylist Andy LeCompte in InStyle magazine. You can balance out the face with long, side-swept bangs that "draw attention down and towards the eyes," says LeCompte. He says the shortest pieces should hit your face at the arch of your brow. The longest pieces should hit the outer corners of eyes. 

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