Every face is unique. Its features, proportions and shape condition the choice of acceptable hairdos. Hairstyles for long faces are not a big problem. Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Hilary Swank, Kelly Reilly for instance, have oblong faces and always look gorgeous. If you know what kind of hairstyles to choose to flatter your physical parameters, you may make your long face appear perfectly oval or at least extremely charming and sweet. With the following 60 hairstyles you will never have a single doubt about whether you look gorgeous.
Best Possible Hairstyles for Long Faces
There are some visual examples below, but the main thing here is to understand the principles of how lines and textures in hairstyles may correct your oblong face. If you catch the idea, you will be able to adjust your favorite hairstyle to the shape of your face, so that it appears maximally flattering for you personally. So let’s see how it works.
– You can always reduce the length of your face at the expense of your forehead. If it’s covered with bangs, the line of the hair growth is not visible, and your face appears shorter. Blunt cut straight or slightly slanting bangs work good, so do waves pushed on the forehead. When considering the ideal length for your bangs, keep in mind proportions. When bangs take 1/3 of the face length, it’s believed to be the best possible proportion.
– Try to create width and body on the sides of your face with horizontal and diagonal lines. Curls, waves, the even bottom lines and horizontal layers create an illusion of width, so desirable in your case. If you stick to a bob haircut, do not make the back much shorter than the front. This technique creates sharp angles, making your face seem even longer than it is.
– Avoid excessive volume on top, long straight tresses along your face, especially without bangs, high ponytails or other high updos and layer-free long styles. If you do not like full-on layers, ask your stylist to layer only the tresses that frame your face in order to escape a drawing-down effect.
– Color can also play into your hands. Highlights enhance width and create dimension for your side tresses. If your hair is long, try ombre: lighter ends won’t draw your face down either.
Oblong Faces with The Most Flattering Hairstyles
And now let’s see the examples.
#1: Wavy Side-Part Hairstyle
Ladies who are looking for a shorter style, but still want to keep a bit of length, should consider a bob haircut. While the cut may be classic, the tousled waves and subtle highlights make it modern and fresh. Plus, the volume of the style adds fullness to thin faces.
#2: Side-Parted Shaggy Lob
If you have a high forehead, you should get this shaggy bob. The deep side parting provides a lot of volume on one side to balance out the length of your face and gives off a messy and carefree appearance.
#3: Long Wavy Centre-Parted Hairstyle
One of the best hairstyles for long faces and lengthy hair is loose beach waves that part in the middle and cover the corners of your forehead. You can easily achieve these by using a curling iron and then making sure that you brush out the curls for a smoother, undone look. If you want to add a sun-kissed, summer-y touch to your look, ask your hair colorist for a face-framing blonde balayage.
#4: Cute Chopped Bob with Swoopy Bangs
Swoopy bangs are great for adding fullness to balance out an oblong shape, especially if you pair them with a cute chopped bob. Laid-back and effortless, this haircut is easy to manage and requires minimal effort to style.
#5: Asymmetrical Choppy Lob
Asymmetrical choppy lobs complement a big forehead actually by hiding it partially. They also bring dimension and texture to your tresses, which adds volume to the sides and works particularly well with thin and lackluster hair.
#6: Wispy Layered Hairstyle for Long Fine Hair
Incredibly endearing and fast to style, this haircut for a long face creates volume and fullness when it comes to lengthy hair. Simply ask your hairdresser to keep the layers long throughout the body of your locks, but shorten them up around the face for a soft, natural look.
#7: Medium Shag with Long Side Bangs
The good thing about a shag style is that it works well with almost every hair thickness and length. It involves implementing lots of choppy layers, manipulating texture, and defining ends for a casual and mussy ‘do that’s very rock and roll. Wearing a medium shag with long side bangs can also help to compliment a large forehead.
#8: Medium Choppy Cut for Fine Hair
Add depth to your fine hair and balance out an oblong face shape by rocking a choppy cut. Request layers that rest on your cheekbones, as these instantaneously help your face appear shorter.
#9: Long Wavy Hairstyle with a Messy Touch
A wavy, messy hairstyle looks beautiful and elegant when worn with a side parting. If the side parting is deep, even better! It will give you a lot of volume on one side and add visual interest to the overall look.
#10: Sleek Bob with Cropped Jagged Bangs
One of the bravest short haircuts for long faces is the sleek bob with cropped V-cut bangs. Unique and quirky in appearance, it completely alters your face shape and works best with an all-over hair color.
#11: Perfect Loose Waves for Long Faces
This beautiful haircut is great for a long face shape, because it rounds out the face with nice twists and waves. With this face shape, it’s best to have some volume on the sides of your face, and mid-length bouncy waves are a very good solution.
#12: Choppy Side-Parted Bob
Ideal if you have medium-to-short hair and fancy a change, the choppy side-parted lob is a longer version of the classic bob and a great solution if you lean neither toward a pixie cut nor to a longer hairstyle. Cool and fashionable, it complements a long face shape by amplifying one side of your tresses to create more width around your face.
#13: Textured Bob with Side Part
A side part like this one is always a good idea if you have an oblong face. Side parts tend to really showcase the cheekbones and frame the face in a chic way with one side one your face revealed and the other covered. The asymmetry of this cut is very flattering on a longer face shape.
#14: Full Tousled Layers
Creating a rounder, fuller look with layers and big waves is a winning style option for long faces. The volume and shape of this cut are not only flattering, they’re feminine and sexy. Use a round brush to blow dry hair and then curl the bottom layers.
#15: Long Side-Parted Cut with Razored Layers
Minimalistic and understated, this side-parted, razor layered style is one of the most popular haircuts for long faces and lengthy tresses. The layers cause hair to drape more naturally which creates enhanced movement and bounce.
#16: Straight Tousled Blonde Balayage Bob
This blonde bob is straight, but it’s been tousled and lifted at the roots for a style with edge and body. The balayage effect also adds interest to the look.
#17: Medium Shag with a Wispy Fringe
A fun and fabulous style reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s do, the medium shag with a wispy fringe takes inches of the length off your face. It gives body to your locks if you have thin hair, while also appearing lengthy and luscious if you have thicker tresses.
#18: Sharp Shaggy Bob with Side Part
Haircuts for long faces can look very sharp and edgy, like this cool shag. The texture of this style adds a lot of volume. Thin hair with a long face can give you a very lanky, drawn appearance. When you twist and flip up short layers, hair becomes weightless and full of life.
#19: Long Wavy Chopped Hairstyle
Long, wavy and chopped hairstyle is the best haircut for a long face if you’re all about the polished and pristine. To accentuate the cut, curl small sections of your locks with tongs halfway down the length, but leave the ends uncurled and sticking out slightly for a glamorous yet fluent look.
#20: Long Layered Hairstyle for Fine Hair
Long fine hair can be difficult to style when it comes to counterbalancing a long face. If you opt for an off-center parting without bangs, this haircut will frame your face without looking too severe and unnatural.
#21: Center Part Style
Medium and short haircuts for long faces absolutely must have a wow factor. The last thing you want is lackluster hair that just hangs there. The key is volume and body. Use a large barrel curling iron to create the appearance of one big wave on either side of the part. Then tease your hair to perfection.
#22: Piece-y Medium Length Hair
Medium haircuts seem to be on everybody’s wish list now. If you have a long face and long hair, then a medium cut is just the thing to liven up your look. To get the absolute best result, ask your stylist for choppy layers and a fringe of bangs.
#23: Deep Side Part for Oblong Face
Here’s proof that a deep side part is a must try for anyone with a long face shape. A side part brings attention to the brow and cheekbone showing off the beautiful outline of your face.
#24: Purposefully Imperfect Texture
Nothing works better with an oblong face shape than choppy layers. This slightly crazy cut (and the windblown effect) helps draw attention to the eyes and lips. With so much volume and texture, you absolutely can’t go wrong!
#25: Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are having a bit of a moment in the fashion world, so why not take an advantage of this trend and give your hairdo a serious style update on the base of a shaggy bob. Curtain bangs don’t exactly hide your face length, but they do accentuate your other features – beautiful eyes and high cheekbones.
#26: Razored Blonde Lob
Bangs for a long face aren’t always necessary to flatter the face, as this example shows. A razored blonde lob can build body around your face and look effortlessly chic, especially if you ask your hairdresser to put in some extra feathered face-framing layers.
#27: Chopped Chocolate Brown Hairstyle for Long Hair
If you’ve got long hair and a long face shape, go for wavy layered hairstyles that break the length of your hair and don’t drag your face down. A classy and timeless style, it truly complements your face and is super versatile. Wear it up or down to suit practically any occasion.
#28: Medium Hairstyle with Sliced Layers
Slicing is a hair cutting technique perfect for medium to thick locks. It involves holding the shears slightly open and guiding them along the length of a segment of hair, with a slight pressure and angle, to remove bulk. It’s great for producing depth and reducing thickness so that your locks frame your face better.
#29: Messy Disconnected Brunette Bob
One of the most individualistic short hairstyles for long faces, this disconnected bob prevents your locks from lying flat against your head, which has an elongating effect. The following look is sassy, full of attitude, and guaranteed to attract attention for the right reasons.
#30: Best Ever Medium Haircut
For long face haircuts styles that are youthful and glamorous, a medium length cut is your best bet. You can play up the layering of the cut with large, bouncy waves to really round out your appearance. When styling, try adding a volumizing power to your routine. (Trust us, you’ll get hooked.)
#31: Side Bang for Long Faces
Girls with oblong faces tend to have big foreheads and pointy chins. The best hairstyles for long faces to counteract this sharpness are those with a heavy side bang. It adds softness and camouflages a bigger forehead.
#32: Sleek Straight Layered Haircut
People often confuse oblong face shapes with oval ones. The difference would be more length and a pointier chin. Hairstyles for oblong faces should avoid drawing attention to the chin, that’s why long layers that start bellow the chin are ideal.
#33: Layered Chin-Length Haircut
A layered bob is great because it creates volume in straight strands. Blunt bangs are perfect in short haircuts for long faces as they decrease the length within the visage while highlighting the cheekbones and a sleek nose.
#34: Radiant Red Bob Haircut
Medium length hair can still boast major volume even if there is not much length. This can be achieved by lifting the roots during blow drying or with a large barrel curling iron. Volume is important to balance out the sharpness at the bottom of long faces.
#35: Cute Bangs and Messy Texture
Haircuts for long faces look so good with textured styling. The more natural-looking the texture, the better. To recreate these loose waves, skip the heat. Instead, braid damp hair and apply a slightly tacky texturizing cream to create separation.
#36: Beach Waves Hairstyle
The popular shaggy beach wave look is made on the base of a layered haircut for long faces. These layers create volume in the middle of the face where it is most needed. Swooped bangs are perfect for hiding larger foreheads. A light ombre dye job will keep them from looking too heavy.
#37: Amber Undercut for Long Face
Just because you are “seasoned” does not mean that you can’t try a trendy short style. The key is to opt for a color that adds vibrancy to your complexion and gives you a youthful glow. Choppy layers throughout the crown boost fullness in thinning strands.
#38: Best Long Haircut for Long Face
Hairstyles for long faces are all about the shape. One way to create the right shape is with voluminous curls or waves. But if that’s not your style and you love straight hair, then try a longer layered look with bangs. Ask your stylist to point cut these straight bangs at the ends instead of cutting them bluntly.
#39: Simple Bob with Shaped Bangs
This adorable style is perfect for a laidback, fuss-free cool girl. If you are blessed with a slightly wavy texture, simply blow your hair around 50 percent dry to recreate this style. If you have straight hair, you can add a few loose waves with a straightener or scrunch and tousle your hair while it’s air drying.
#40: Shiny Tousled Curls
Face faming layers are always a good pick! To enhance the layering of your cut, try curling your hair in alternate directions. Tousled layered waves are a really cute look that anyone can pull off.
#41: Twist-into-Ponytail Hairstyle
Go for a medium length haircut for long faces. It’s the most versatile length that lets your experiment with hairstyles. The neat twist-into-ponytail ‘do exudes class and femininity. As you can see from the image, simplicity still works as the ultimate proof of sophistication. To achieve this look, all you have to do is to create a distinct side parting, twist back the hair on the side and gather it into an elegant pony tail. Don’t forget to set everything in place with some hairspray once you’re done. This twist-into-ponytail style will look even more attractive on ombre hair.
#42: Flowy Goddess Hair
For a hairstyle that’s positively angelic, try soft, feminine waves. This is one of the best versions of “big hair” that we’ve ever seen. Because this style is so full and voluminous, it can make round face shapes even rounder. That’s why it’s a great option for oblong faces.
#43: Bright and Beautiful Pixie Bob
If you’re in search of a cool short cut, ask your stylist for a pixie bob with a rounder shape. By keeping hair thick in the middle (and not tapering it until the nape), your stylist can create a rounder silhouette flattering for a long face.
#44: Classy Low Bun Hairstyle for Big Foreheads
Low bun updos are very versatile: you can throw on a pair of sunglasses and jeans and be on your merry way, or you may go for an elegant dress and stilettos, to make the look work just as perfectly. And, as if this weren’t enough, the low bun updo also looks extremely flattering on women with large foreheads or thin faces. There are many variations on this style, some of which also include braided bangs. Also, you shouldn’t worry if you can’t get the style quite right at your first try, because, in this case, messy equals sexy.
#45: Face-Framing Cascading Layers
Thick cascading locks are sure to turn many heads. Add some color texturing and gentle curls to the tips, and you will look like a Hollywood icon. This type of hairstyle for long faces was designed for women with thick and generous manes. It is the exquisite layering of longer locks that creates a look exuding both ease and sophistication. If you have a longer face, layering is a good way to balance out the look.
#46: Edgy Bob Hairstyle With Wispy Texture
Dianna Agron takes into account all the recommendations that help to correct an oblong face shape. We observe wispy bangs across the forehead, a flattering chin length, and trendy in 2019 grunge-inspired hairstyle. The tousled edgy locks add volume and widen Diana’s face visually.
#47: Sleek Pixie Hairstyle
Ashlee Simpson shows us that even a sleek short hairstyle can flatter long faces. The main functional element of this ‘do is the jagged bangs, covering Ashlee’s forehead. These are playfully styled to one side. Surprisingly enough, but the long earrings fit well into this look and do not elongate Ashlee’s face, because they are pretty large and composed of rounded elements.
#48: Short Messy Bob Hairstyles
The chin-level length and a light wave at the ends of Cate Blanchett’s locks make her hairstyle a perfect solution for the visual correction of oblong faces. And the most pleasing thing is that this hairstyle won’t take much of your time, while the ‘do proves to be appropriate in any setting and for any occasion.
#49: Short A-Line Haircut For Long Faces
Anne Hathaway confessed that she was crying when they chopped off her locks for the role in “Les Miserables”. But, well, we must admit, the haircut becomes the actress so much. A short chin-length bob styled with volume at the ends works good for oblong-shaped faces.
#50: Effortless Balayage Bob
For a beachy, sun kissed style that’s gorgeous year round, opt for a bright balayage and natural looking texture. You definitely can’t recreate this style with heat—it simply won’t look authentic enough. So, try a no-heat method like braids or scrunching your wet hair with a product and letting it air dry.
#51: Cute A-Line Bob With Volume Towards The Ends
With an oblong face, you should shy away long sleek tresses along the sides of your face, dragging it down. Instead, give your preference to voluminous medium-length hairstyles, like Violante Placido’s bob. The right length, slightly curled edges and volume towards the ends are exactly what you need.
#52: Casual A-Line Bob Hairstyle
It’s not very easy for women with long faces to choose a flattering haircut that they feel comfortable with, but Jennie Garth has succeeded. Her chin-length A-line bob is a universal base for quick stylish hairstyles, and it suits long faces.
#53: Long Wavy Hairstyle With Horizontal Bangs
Bangs are the most versatile and efficient way to harmonize your face proportions. Christa B. Allen opts for straight graded bangs, just below her eye-brows. This detail makes her look extremely feminine and sensuous. Long wavy locks provide the flattering side volume. With an extra shine finish, this messy hairstyle looks adorable!
#54: Messy Fishtail For Oblong Faces
Braided hairstyles are also acceptable for oblong faces. Eva Longoria rocks a very cute messy fishtail with a good volume at the cheekbones level. A maximally natural messy hairstyle and a nude dress create a very stylish and sexy look. Feel free to embrace the idea!
#55: Medium Haircut With Soft Layers
There are many girls and women with oblong faces who do not want to have their locks cut short. Lisa Kudrow suggests a medium layered haircut that can be styled flatteringly to grace a long face shape. Pay attention to the volume on the sides of your face and curl the face-framing layers away from your face in bold flicks that feature rather horizontal than vertical orientation.
#56: Smarty Pants
A medium-length bob haircut for curly hair and horizontally-oriented bangs work amazingly for long faces. Stylish glasses will also win you a few points.
#57: Ravishing Raven Waves
The fabulous black waves, scattered all over the shoulders, look very impressive. But the greatest credit belongs to Liv’s bangs, downsizing the height of her intelligent forehead.
#58: Sexy Foxy
A few layers from under the bangs, covering the high forehead completely, make this fantastic hairstyle a little bit more voluminous on top, which reduces elongating power of the side tresses.
#59: Rough Gilded Locks
This perfect chin-grazing bob shrinks to the jaw-line level when curled into the impetuous waves. The length of the oblong face luckily shrinks likewise.
#60: Breezy and Fluttering
Straight graded haircuts with layering from the mid-ear section work for expansion, not elongation. In combination with bangs like these you have all the chances to make your oblong face appear a perfect oval.
So, here is a summary of the main tricks that help to correct an oblong face shape: horizontal bangs, curls, layered haircuts, asymmetric ‘dos with volume on the sides of your face, bob haircuts and hairstyles with volume at the ends. Only you can decide whether you want to approximate your face to the classic proportions or bring out your individuality. Now you know what styles work the best for your special face shape. Try not to ignore these important rules, seek for balance and be ready to receive tons of compliments as a reward.