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Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Haircuts for a Heart-Shaped Face and Curly Hair

You need the right cut and the right products.
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Haircut for heart shaped face curly hair

Q: Hello Tony. I have long, curly, dark brunette hair that I don't know what to do with right now. I am wondering what type of haircut would suit my face shape. 

Haircut for heart shaped face curly hair

Yasmeen wants to find the right haircut for her face shape.

I'd like to keep my hair long, but I've been thinking about getting bangs. However, I have a round face, so I'm not sure if they will look good on me. 

Haircut for heart shaped face curly hair

Yasmeen believes she has a round face shape.

What do you think would suit me? Thank you! — Yasmeen

Haircut for heart shaped face curly hair

Yasmeen isn't sure if bangs will suit her.

A: Yasmeen, thank you for sending along your request for a hair consultation. You don't actually have a round face. You have a heart-shaped face. 

For your face shape, curtain bangs will suit you best. A lot of celebrities have these now—they're quite pretty and can be very sexy.

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Camila Cabello at the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Vanessa Hudgens at the 2009 Neutrogena Fresh Faces of Music event.

To get this look, your bangs should be cut straight across, from cheek to cheek, and they should hover just above the lashes. 

You can wear them with your hair long, like it is now, but make sure to ask your hairstylist for some soft-blunt layering, starting from the collarbones. Right now, your cut is too blunt. 

For a bigger change, you could take up the length a bit, to as high as your collarbones.

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The bangs will also frame your face beautifully if you wear your hair up.

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Since your hair is curly, you will have to put in some work to achieve this. You will have to blow dry your bangs and flat iron them a little. 

For product, use a bit of liquid silicone, such as Kérastase Oléo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant.

Kerastase Oleo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant

Kérastase Oléo-Relax Soin Lissant Disciplinant

Or Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Kerastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Huile Originale

Liquid silicone doesn't allow the hair to bounce up so much. It keeps the hair a little flatter and protects against the humidity or the elements. It also creates some shine.

So that will be helpful for the bangs. The rest of your hair has a frizzy texture because you're not moisturizing enough. 

You need to be using hydrating haircare products as well as a good moisturizing mask (such as Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral) at least once a week. 

Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

You didn't ask about your colour, but I think it is too dark for you. It's too black for your face. You need to be more on the mocha side, at least one shade lighter.

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