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Styles to Flatter Your
Inverted Triangle or Heart Face Shape

heart face shape male

inverted triangle face shape female

heart face shape female

Your face is wide at the forehead, with high cheek-bones, tapering to a narrow chin and slightly longer than wide. 

The only difference between the heart and inverted triangle face shape is that a heart shape face has a widow’s peak.

Your main style aims are...

...To make your forehead appear narrower and add width at your jaw-line and chin.

Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Go for…

  • Hairstyles that are close to your face above your ears, with soft lines partially covering your ears

  • Center parting

  • A soft style with light bangs (fringe) covering your forehead

  • Soft waves and curly styles

  • Styles that add volume at the jaw-line

  • Pulling your hair back off your forehead

  • Styles that are full at the temples

  • Straight bangs (fringe)

  • Too much height on top of your head

  • A low side parting

Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

The best glasses for your face shape are...

  • Frames that add width below your eyeline

  • Round or oval frames with soft curves or an upward sweep

  • Low arms

  • Light to medium colored frames and rimless styles


  • Look for hats with a prominent crown to make your forehead appear narrower

  • Wear a hat on an angle


  • Apply a slightly darker shade of foundation at the temples to make your forehead appear narrower

  • Apply a light shade of foundation on either side of the jaw-line to make your jaw-line appear wider

  • Apply blush to the apple (ball) of your cheek and blend towards the center of your ear


Add length to your face and width to your jaw-line by choosing the following shapes...
  • Drops
  • Teardrops
  • Rectangles
  • Ovals
Accessory Magic

Examples of an Inverted Triangle or Heart Face Shape

Celebrities with an Inverted Triangle or Heart Shaped Face

These famous people have your shape face...

  • The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines

  • Andrew Denton

More Examples of This Face Shape

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Style Basics
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Virtual Hair Styles

Trying on virtual hairstyles on your face is a great way to choose your next haircut

I've reviewed several online virtual hair styler programs to save you time selecting the one that's right for you. See my virtual hairstyles article and the reviews here.

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