What's The Best Lace Wig Length For 
Heart Shaped Faces? (and other lace wig questions)

"What's the best lace wig length, hairstyle or texture for someone with a heart shaped face?"

A lot of people ask a question that starts with "what's the best lace wig for..." and ends with all sorts of things like: big ears; small foreheads; partially haired women; people with no hair; large foreheads; square shaped faces; women in their 40s; oval shaped faces; gym-bunnies; transitioning hair; round shaped faces; humid weather; oblong faces and the list goes on.

It's great that people want to be confident that their chosen lace wig will work for their appearance and lifestyle and it would be great if we could provide a response to all of these questions on a single webpage but that would be a very, very, very, verrrrrrrrrrrry long webpage so instead is to take a single question and respond to in in the style of a (not real in any way) Wigs By Face Shape award show; so without any further ado, the next category is....

The Best Lace Wig for Heart Shaped Faces...and the nominees are:

Lengths Below The Chin
Hair that falls below the chin can make the width at the top of heart shape faces appear narrower. If the hair ends at chin length it can make the chin appear smaller on heart shaped faces, if you want to avoid this then, choose a lace wig with a length that is at least 14 inches so that it falls below the chin.
The lace wig textures that are best for both chin and below chin length are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

If your prefer curly hair textures then aim for lace wig lengths of 16 inches or more so that the curls don't add with at the cheeks; curly textures include kinky curl and afro curl.

Nicole Ritchie: angled fringeNicole Ritchie: angled fringe

Side, Narrow and Feathered Fringes (bangs)
If you prefer a straight cut fringe then a slightly narrower fringe (ending at the outer corner of each eye) with light wispy layers at the sides will make the width at the top of heart shaped faces appears narrower; if the fringe (bang) is feathered then this will prevent the face appearing top-heavy.

If you don't want to incorporate layers, then angling fringes down at the sides is another way to achieve this look - the fringe is angled down at the sides (of each eye) by about 2cm.

Curved fringes (bangs) as these can make heart shaped faces appear top-heavy and therefore make the chin seem even smaller, so unless you want to emphasis those features (there's nothing wrong with playing up your features) then a curved fringe (bang) isn't the best option.

Sweeping fringes are great for heart shaped faces as they narrow the width at the top of the face.

You can also avoid cutting an actual fringe and simply work with a side parting and taper the hair that crosses your face to give the appearance of a structured side fringe.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the body wave texture.

Wavy Hair
Following the length guide, wavy hair can also balance the width of a heart shaped face due to its texture. Curly hair has to be in longer lengths in order to widen the face.
The best lace wig wavy textures for this body wave, water wave and deep wave textures.

Long Bobs, Sloping Bobs and Asymmetrical Bobs
Long bobs, sloping bobs and asymmetrical bobs are great for heart shaped faces as they provide a modern chic look and a solid styled cut that reduces the width at the top of the face. 

Waves are great especially if you only want your bob to reach just below your chin as the waves give the appearance of fullness to lower part of the face.

If you're looking for a longer bob (16 inches) then layers are great for long and sloping (angled) bobs.
The lace wig textures that are best for these looks are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as the body wave texture.

Mindy Kaling: layered hairMindy Kaling: layered hair

Layered Hair
Layering the hair with loose face framing facing layers that start below the chin, this way the layers won't box-in the face, even if you have a fringe (bangs). If the hair is straight then why not try styling it time to time by using a curling iron and feathering it away from the face.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

Partings - Centre and Off-Centre
Centre partings will mean that the hair will fall across the temples and frame your face in such a way that it looks more oval than heart shaped. Too much height at the crown can however make the face seem top heavy.

Off-centre or side partings are great at narrowing the upper (widest) part of heart shaped faces.
The best lace wig textures for this are straight textures (yaki and kinky straight included) as well as wavy textures including body wave, water wave and deep wave.

If you have a question or comment about lace wigs, adhesives, wigs, removers or hair extensions then drop us a line.

Images from http://www.allure.com/hair-ideas/2012/haircuts-round-faces#slide=1

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