Reese Witherspoon's Best Hairstyles

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Reese Witherspoon Shoulder-Length Hair

Reese Witherspoon. Jason Merritt // Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon is a Hollywood beauty and classic blonde who has graced the red carpet in many different hairstyles from super long and straight to super short and curly and all types in between.

As a typical heart-shaped face, Reese looks best in hairstyles that show off her eyes and play down her strong chin. Any haircut with bangs or long waves will soften a harsh chin. All of the following cuts on Reese are rather flattering (not surprising since she does have enough money to afford the best hairstylists.

If you make it to the end of the gallery, you'll even get to see Reese as a brunette back in 2004.

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon Super Blonde in a Layered Cut

Reese Witherspoon. Joe Scarnici // Getty

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Hiding a Scar

Reese Witherspoon. Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images

Back in 2012, Reese Witherspoon stepped out onto the red carpet with the most gorgeous bangs (pictured here) and as she revealed on "The Graham Norton Show," her new bangs were not a beauty statement or a fresh change, they were actually hiding a scar she got the past September when she was hit by an 84-year-old driver while she was out for a run in Santa Monica.

I decided to do a bit of investigating and found several photos of Witherspoon back in October with a very discreet bandage on her forehead (see picture here). What I love about this story isn't the new bangs, or that Witherspoon went out and about with her hair pulled back in a ponytail just a month after the incident but that the actress handled the situation with grace. Witherspoon didn't press charges (the driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk), and she didn't go to the press with the story. Instead, months later, she's able to laugh about it.

"I landed right on my head, and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don't remember much about it, but miraculously -- and thank God! -- I am fine," said Witherspoon on the show. "They said I am very hard-headed."

Another reason to love one of America's sweethearts.

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Reese Witherspoon With Curly Hair

Reese Witherspoon. Marianna Massey // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon with Flatironed Hair

Reese Witherspoon. Dave Hogan // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon Growing Out Her Bangs

Reese Witherspoon. Julien M. Hekimian // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese With Layers Cut in Along Her Jawline

Reese Witherspoon. Kevin Winter // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon's Waves and Bangs

I covet Reese's bangs. In fact, I covet them so much, I once got the grown-out version of her very popular haircut. It's grown out because as much as I love bangs, they grow out too fast and I'm too lazy to get bi-monthly bang trims (much to my friend Jim's chagrin: "But you are a beauty editor! You are supposed to look put together!"). For those of you willing to put the effort into the tapered bang look, here are her stylist's secrets, courtesy of InStyle Magazine:

1. Stylist Mark Townsend cuts the bangs a half-inch longer on each side so Witherspoon can wear the bangs pushed the side or straight down.
2. Once the bangs are cut, he "holds the scissors vertically to chop into the ends, creating subtle layers," according to InStyle.
3. Townsend dries the bangs under with a round brush, then finishes them off by drying them to the side. He then runs them through a flat-iron to give them a rounded edge.
4. To keep bangs from getting oily, he dusts his hands with baby powder and runs them through the bangs. I'm telling you guys, the power of baby powder is huge -- Hollywood is embracing it!

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon Long, Beachy Waves With Bangs

Reese Witherspoon. Larry Busacca // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon Short, Angled Bob

Actress Reese Witherspoon on June 11, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan
Actress Reese Witherspoon on June 11, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon in Super Long Straight Hair

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon With Short, Curled Hair

Composite image of Reese Witherspoon. Left photo by David Livingston/Getty Images, right by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

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Reese Witherspoon as a Brunette

Reese Witherspoon in 2004. Pascal Le Segretain // Getty Images

Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts