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Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces for Curly Hair

Curly Lob

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are two actresses that sport the lob -- an affectionate name for the long bob. For these full-faced beauties, the lob is cut to graze the shoulders. But because of the hair's curly texture, it springs up to around chin-level. A cheekbone-sweeping bang and layers help frame the heart-shaped face and minimize the cut’s triangular shape. Style the hair by applying a quarter-sized amount of defrizzing serum to damp locks and gently blow dry them with a diffuser.

Half Updo

Songstress Jordin Sparks has long tight ringlets cut in long layers to accentuate her heart-shaped face. For a chic red-carpet appearance, the songstress has worn her hair in an easy half-up, half-down hairstyle that shows off her cheekbones. Get a similar look by dividing your hair into four sections and massaging a quarter-sized amount of leave-in conditioner into the damp tresses from root to tip. Next, secure the front two sections at the back of the crown with a barrette, allowing the rest of the hair to hang freely. Once the tresses have air-dried, amp up the gloss factor with shining mist.

Curly Side Ponytail

For an elegant cocktail party hairdo, don a curly side ponytail. This style works great with the type of mid-length hair worn by the actress Eva Longoria. Part the hair along one side and smooth a quarter-sized amount of holding pomade through the damp locks. Dry the hair with a diffuser and separate the bangs from the rest of the hair. Secure the tresses, sans fringe, at the nape of the neck with an elastic just behind one ear. Use a 1/2-inch curling iron to define the bang’s ringlets and any frizzy locks in the ponytail. Add a healthy dose of holding spray to keep your curls intact.

Fierce Afro

If you've got a lot of curls and are not afraid to show them, opt for a fierce Afro. Beyonce is one star that is prone to flaunt voluminous spirals, sporting an Afro that complements her heart-shaped face. Create the look by massaging a half-dollar amount of holding pomade through the hair, before wrapping 2-inch sections around 3/4-inch rod curlers or bendable foam rods. Use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to dry the tresses, then take them out and split the curls apart with the pointy end of a rat tail comb. Spray the curls with holding spray to keep the coiffed fro from frizzing.

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