Haircuts for a Pointed Chin

If you have a prominent chin, you have a heart-shaped face. Reese Witherspoon should be your hair-spiration celeb.

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Strong facial features give you character and make you unique. It might sound like something your mother would say, but your special features make you who you are and add to your personal beauty. Of course, a haircut that flatters your particular features helps you along the way too.

Angles and Lines

Your prominent chin creates a long, vertical line down your face. This is good for symmetry, a key element in whether people consider a face attractive, but it is not so good for balancing out your features width-wise. Incorporate a diagonal line into your hair to break up the vertical one your chin creates. Short, side-swept bangs are a brilliant way to add dimension to your hair, whether it's long or short. Sometimes all it takes is a deep side part to do the trick.


Layers can add fullness right where your jawline tends to narrow and point to your chin. Ask your stylist to create bottom-heavy layers in your locks. You can go as short as your cheekbones or as long as your shoulders. You layers should be cut as close to your jawline as possible. The idea is to fill your face in where you need it to draw the eye upward and balance out your gorgeous features.

Straight Fringe

Bangs notoriously draw attention to your eyes. If you have a strong chin, it's worth it to invest in learning makeup techniques to make your eyes stand out as much as possible. Then have thin, long wispy bangs cut into your hair, or try a bob style for a 1920s revival look. People will focus on your eyes rather than your chin.


At all costs, avoid a bang-less, one-length, center-parted look; the Boho hippie look isn't for you. You don't want too much height at the top of your head either, so put your teasing comb away. Too much height gives you back the vertical line and draws attention to your chin. You also should avoid totally slicked-back styles Keep your hair as free from product as possible, and have extra styling at your crown. Soft layers, curls and waves are the way forward. Anything severe only draws attention to your strong jawline -- and not in a good way.

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