35 Foolproof Long Hairstyles for Round Faces

Long hair is everywhere! All of these stunning long hairstyles for round faces will slim your face while emphasizing your best features.

Brightening Layers

Picture of a brightening layers a hairstyle for long round faceInstagram @c_harr30

Q&A with style creator, Charlene Harrison
Freelance Hairstylist in LA / South Florida

How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered haircut. I love the depth at the roots and how the color fades and lightens up around her face to brighten her complexion. The long layers help her to wear it natural without being too heavy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This client wanted low maintenance. I used R+Co’s detangle spray and moisture cream on damp hair. I recommend drying the hair with your fingers until about 80% dry, focusing on cowlicks and lifting the hair off the roots and where you want to create volume. Once almost dry, smooth the hair with a round brush.

I feel that overheating the hair makes it less shiny and more dull, plus you chance damaging the hair. I also feel you get more volume by drying it every which way first, then using the brush versus blow drying from soaking wet. Finish with an anti-humidity and shine spray

Rooted Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Goforth
Hairstylist @ Avanté Salon & Day Spa in Mansfield, TX


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this as a rooted balayage look. It is great for guests who want to stay blonde without having the normal six to eight week upkeep.

My favorite thing about this look is the seamless blend from root to end. You can still be a blonde without having the harsh growout/demarcation line!

Any advice for someone considering it?

In order the achieve this look, I did tiny babylights all over in foils with Framesi lightener + 30 vol. I balayaged all of the ends leftover with the same lightener + Olaplex so her ends would be brighter. I let all of that process until it lifted to a very pale yellow. I then rinsed out the highlights with Oligo blue shampoo to cut any brass prior to toning. I toned her roots (about the first two to three inches) down with 1/2 6N + 1/25N in Redken for about five minutes while leaving the hairline out around her face for that bright pop of blonde. I then toned the ends with 9V + 9P in Redken to cut any leftover brass.

This look is great for someone who wants a lower maintenance hair color. There are many different versions of this color, but it can be done on many different hair types. I recommend good haircare at home with a heat protectant and oil for moisturizing the ends to keep the integrity of the hair. Investing in a good shampoo and conditioner is also very important.

Effortless & Natural Beachy Look

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Lynn Williams
Colorist / HMUA / Davines Educator @ Head and Heart in Lexington, KY


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as an effortless, natural, beachy look. The highlights are placed and meant to bring brightness and dimension to the natural hair color. The light pieces in the front pop and bring emphasis to the face, while the lightness at the bottom brings attention to the length.

The cut is blunted on the ends to make the hair look fuller and thicker, while the layers are shattered and seamless by taking weight out of the interior. I wanted the cut to feel lived-in and effortless.

My favorite part about this look is the different layers of dimension with the color and the way the color flows. It makes the client shine, enhances her hair color, and even adds a little bit of texture to a simple style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When considering this look, it is important to consider the tone of the color and its placement. Correct placement will ensure that the color grows out naturally and frequent touchups aren’t always necessary. Choosing the correct tone of blonde is also really important. The wrong tone can bring out unwanted colors and features in the skin, especially if it pops next to your face.

This color and cut are meant to be long-lasting, easy to style (with options), and effortless, so it’s perfect for the minimal styler or the on-the-go woman. The cut (depending on texture), should encourage volume and movement at the right parts of your face to create angles, but it should have a strong line so it lengthens a rounder-shaped face.

Bouncy Layers

Picture of bouncy layersInstagram @hairby_amandap

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Martinez Padin
Hair Colorist @ Artistic Hair Salon in Orange, CA


How would you describe this look?

Being a hairstylist has given me the opportunity to help clients let their beauty shine through a flattering hairstyle. Every person has unique traits that are beautiful and individualistic.

This specific client has long hair that tends to fall flat because she has so much hair. By adding layers, and strategically removing weight, the layers effortlessly fall into place. They are beautiful and bouncy and will look good whether she curls, straightens, or simply air dries her hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If I client is considering this look, they should first make sure they have enough hair to accommodate the necessary weight removal needed to create all the various layers in this swelling technique. This particular cut works best for clients with dense hair and an oval face shape.

When it comes to styling this look, I would recommend blow drying with a round brush and prepping the hair with a volumizing mousse, a heat protectant, and an amplifying blow dry cream. This look is very versatile because it leaves enough hair on the head to allow for a sleek and professional top bun by day, and big, glamorous curls by night. Also, this look can easily be pulled back into a ponytail for those on the go and in need of a quick ‘do.

Soft & Natural Layers

Soft & Natural Layers hairstyleInstagram @feiwang85

Q&A with style creator, Fei Wang
Hairdresser / Barber / Academic Director @ Mamselle Frisor in Oppland, Norway


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft, natural look in layers. It is perfect for those who want length and a “pow wow” look!

My favorite thing about it is that the client doesn’t need a ton of products or lots of time spend styling to get this look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you want a look that’s easy to maintain and looks good when it’s down or in a ponytail, this cut/style is for you. This look is also ideal for those who crave movement in their hair but want to maintain the length.

When creating this look for a client with a round face, the layers in front should start a few centimeters below the chin.

Softer Upkeep

Softer Upkeep hairstyleInstagram @shelby.hair

Q&A with style creator, Shelby Harper
Hairstylist @ Euphoria Studio Salon in Frenchtown, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is for a client who loves to be blonde but wants a softer upkeep or lower maintenance growout.

My client travels from Virginia to New Jersey a few times a year to get her color and cut done, so the overall goal is to keep it as blonde as possible but have the color last until the next time her schedule allows her to travel back. She still gets compliments MONTHS after her service!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love the long, swept back bangs for almost any face shape, and the fun part is changing the length to customize the cut for each client. For this look, we kept the bang longer because of her round shape and also so she can flip from side to center part when necessary!

She is a mom of two young kids, so the length also helps for an easy top bun or pony. This look is simple to style on a daily basis or can easily air dry with the layers and face frame!

The styling for this look was done with Arrojo Styling Whip, Set and Style Spray, Working Spray, and a Bionic 1 1/4-inch curling iron.

Modern Shag with Caramel Waves

Modern Shag with Caramel Waves hairstyleInstagram @mindilyn

Q&A with style creator, Mindi Chapanian
Stylist and Educator @ Aveda Richard Michael Salon in Costa Mesa, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a long modern shag with soft caramel waves. I love the effortless style this look provides. It complements any texture and is customizable to fit any face shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect for anyone who desires a low maintenance, modern silhouette. I recommend using products that enhance natural texture while simultaneously controlling frizz such as Aveda’s Nourishing Styling Creme.

This look can be styled very easily by air drying or with light blow drying. I also love enhancing the ends with a curling iron!

Chocolate Rose Layers

Q&A with style creator, Noelle Weatherwax
Owner / Master Colorist / Curl Specialist @ Concrete Rose Salon in Santa Cruz, CA


How would you describe this look?

I called this color chocolate rose, a deep rich brown melted into rosy pink tones. Because of the placement of the color and slightly muted nature of the pink, it almost looks natural which makes it very wearable. The cut is a long layered cut with a short side bang. I outlined with a razor and refined the look with shears for maximum texture and movement. We made the layers shortest at the crown to elongate the face and add volume.

This look is everything I love. It’s effortless and easy to wear. It’s cool without trying too hard. I like to call looks like this casual excellence.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut is super wearable and could work for just about anyone who is looking for something cool and fun but wants to keep their length. It would work best on people with thick, straight to wavy hair, though it could be modified for curlier hair textures as well. It would be great on round or oval face shapes. When you have a round face it is easy to look younger than you are and “cute”. This cut is grown woman sexy all day.

The color is a great way to play with the vivids trend without being too high maintenance or too young. It is a sophisticated and grown-up way to do pink hair. Because it’s melted from her darker natural color, it will grow out seamlessly. We intentionally made the rose color a little deeper so that it would have room to fade and evolve into a softer pastel tone. This ensures it will look beautiful all the way until her next appointment.

Ask your stylist to custom mix a deep conditioning treatment with a little bit of the color in it to refresh the color in between visits. If you have dark hair, you do have to lighten your hair to achieve this type of tone, so that is something to consider. Brighter and warmer tones are always something I recommend for people with naturally dark hair as they’re much easier to achieve without a lot of damage to the hair.

Style-wise we added soft waves with a styling wand and finished with a texturizing powder. For an everyday look, you could simply scrunch in a sea salt spray and air dry. You could also easily glam this look up with vintage-inspired curls. If you are in a creative field this can still look professional, but obviously it’s fun enough to whip around on the dance floor!

If you are considering this look but aren’t sure, I say go for it. Life is too short, take a risk!

Classic Long Hairstyle with Texture

Classic Long Hairstyle with Texture hairstyleInstagram @ramieliyaho

Q&A with style creator, Rami Eliyaho
Hairstylist @ Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a classic long hairstyle with texture and movement. My favorite thing about this look is the texture and how it creates movement to give a natural, soft look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would advise using a heat protecting product before smoothing the ends. Add Loreal Hollywood Waves Siren Waves on dry hair, then use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create soft beach waves, alternating the direction of each curl. Next, use Loreal Next Day Hair generously to create the textured look. Finish with a small dab of Loreal Mythic Oil to create separation on the ends.

I wanted to keep the bang a bit long so it can go into a ponytail and to get a soft face frame. Her hair type is thick and between straight and wavy. I did a dry point cutting technique to get more texture and movement.

This haircut works well on medium to thick hair and for women that like natural soft texture and movement. The bang can be shorter or longer depending on the face shape and lifestyle.

Full Eye-Grazing Fringe

Full Eye-Grazing Fringe hairstyleInstagram @bridget.house

Q&A with style creator, Bridget Bidwell
Master Stylist / Traveling Educator / Brand Consultant @ Bridget House in Dayton, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is a full, eye-grazing fringe. I love this look for people with high foreheads. The length of the bangs draws your eye to the client’s eyes, making them the focus.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have a full or round face, make sure the fringe angles down on the sides. This gives your face a thinner appearance. This style works best for straight hair, whether naturally straight or styled that way.

Beachy Blonde

Beachy Blonde hairstyleInstagram @colorbykrys

Q&A with style creator, Kryssi Santagata
Hair Colorist @ IGK Hair Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

I went for a beachy look on my client. The blonde was creamy and had a bright pop in the front as the hair naturally does in the sun. I love how low maintenance this look is and how it complements her skin tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re someone that doesn’t have time to constantly keep up with your hair, this look is perfect for you. It’s best styled with waves and texture because it enhances the dimension of the look.

Low Maintenance Layers

Low Maintenance Layers hairstyleInstagram @whatsbraiding

Q&A with style creator, Masha Lora
Principal Cutter @ Immortal Beloved in Washington, DC


How would you describe this look?

I would call this a pretty, low maintenance style with long layers and longer face framing. I think it looks really great on girls with very long hair. Depending on the client, I can do a little or a lot of dry cutting to create texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Girls with curly/wavy hair will like this style because it is so low maintenance. The hair won’t look super bulky at the bottom, instead, it will be moving in more defined waves/curls. When they want to air dry their beautiful locks, some hair oil or cream for curl/texture (or even a salt spray) will be a great styling product.

Shorter Face Frame

Q&A with style creator, Lexie Cannoe
Hairstylist @ Adrienne Dara Hair in Center City, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is very soft. The shorter face frame in the front helps open everything up and give the look more movement.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Given the varying lengths throughout the cut, I recommend it to anyone who naturally has straight or wavy hair. I would use a leave-in conditioner and argan oil when the hair is wet, and a styling paste after the hair is dry for hold.

Sunkissed Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Anessa Espana-Reid
Owner / Stylist @ Elevate Salon in Griffin, GA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This long layered cut with rooty balayage highlights beautifully frames the face and is a great way to create an optical illusion with any face shape. The dimension the highlights give against a darker base can help “contour” the face by drawing attention to areas with lighter pieces and creating shadows in other areas to give depth.

This look is sunkissed and natural, like a little girl’s hair lightened in all the right places. The most wonderful thing of all? It has a gorgeous growout with minimal upkeep!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend a sulfate-free shampoo for any hair that has been colored. It really helps maintain the color longer. As for styling products, I really love “It’s a 10” on the ends of lightened hair as a heat protectant to seal and help with the overall integrity of the hair.

Kenra Uplifting Foam is awesome for giving airy volume at the roots and Redken Velvet Gelatin blow dry gel was used mid-shaft to ends to smooth the cuticle of the hair, to give it memory, and for a cushy bounce. We finished off with Kenra 13 for a lightweight, movable hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for heart shaped and round faces. The long layers slim and frame the face while the highlights and lighter ends make the face appear longer. Also, for anyone wanting to ease into highlighting or hair color, this is a way to do it while looking natural and not too obvious.

This look is great for college students, ladies who love the organic “rooty look”, or anyone that just wants something more low maintenance than an every four week appointment. They are all in love with this style!

Laid Back Chic

Laid Back Chic hairstyleInstagram @beautybykarinap

Q&A with style creator, Karina Pallanes
Stylist @ Toni&Guy Tucson Mall in Tucson, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as something laid back yet chic. My favorite thing about this cut is you can wear it any way you want. Messy, classy, up or down, this is a look that can look appealing to any mood.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend TIGI Catwalk’s Bodifying Spray for hold and fullness and TIGI Bedhead Joyride to give the waves a relaxed look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Anyone that loves their hair long will love this cut. It’s very easy to maintain!

#1 Subtle and Sweet

Written by Carly Bowers

These soft, subtle curls really help to draw attention to the color of your hair and your long, layered cut.

Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with Subtle CurlsStyle by Stephanie Pabeja, Makeup by Andrea Kamego, Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side. Style your bangs as desired.
  2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron and curl big sections of your hair so that they come in towards your face.
  3. Once all sections are curled, use a brush to brush all of your hair so it basically forms one big curl on either side of your face. The curls should be coming in towards your face instead of curling out and away from your face.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

I love Davines’ Medium Hold Hairspray. Use it as a finishing spray and your hair will still feel soft and not sticky or tacky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for those with a round face and hair that’s fine, medium or thick. It’s very versatile and will really work for any texture.

#2 Foxy Fringe

Written by Carly Bowers

Adding a long, thick bang to your hair will really make your round face look more elongated!

Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with Thick BangsStyle by Emily Konke, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL
Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with Thick Bangs SideStyle by Emily Konke, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Spray your roots with a root boosting spray.
  2. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry and style your hair. If needed, use a flat iron to smooth out your bangs further.
  3. Use a smoothing serum to add shine to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

I love Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine Spray as a finishing product. Spray a bit in your hands before you apply it to your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great if you have medium to thick hair that’s straight to a tiny bit wavy.

#3 Haute in a Headband

Written by Carly Bowers

Long, curled hair with a fun headpiece is a great way to show off your glam makeup or fun accessories.

Long Hairstyle with Curls for Round FacesStyle by SHawna Truesdale, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted down the middle.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to add waves to each section of your hair.
  3. If your hair is thick enough, gather a section of hair from behind your ear and create a fishtail braid. (If you don’t have enough hair to create the headband, you can find one easily at a beauty supply store.)
  4. Bring the braid across your forehead and secure the end behind your other ear.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

I love using a bit of dry shampoo at the roots to create additional volume. Try Kevin Murphy’s Fresh Hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A round face with thick hair that has longer layers is ideal for this look.

#4 Nothing But Natural

Written by Carly Bowers

If you are lucky enough to have naturally curly hair, then you should show it off whenever possible!

Long Naturally Curly Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a curling cream or serum to damp hair.
  2. Use a diffuser and gently dry your hair.
  3. Try to touch your hair as little as possible once it’s dry. If necessary, apply a light holding spray.

Recommended Products:

My favorite combo for curls is a cocktail of products. Try mixing Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum with Sculpting Foam!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, very curly hair that’s medium to fine in texture is awesome for this style. Longer layers are ideal.

#5 The Mohawk’d Maven

Written by Carly Bowers

Adding some height to your hairstyle is a great way to elongate your face and make your hair look fuller and longer!

Long Hairstyle with Volume for Round FacesStyle by Thresa Venables, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair.
  2. Curl each section of your hair with a medium-sized curling iron.
  3. Use a backcombing brush to create a ton of volume on the top of your head. If you have fine hair, use a dry shampoo or texture product to create hold and fullness.
  4. Gather the top section of your hair and secure it back into a half pony using bobby pins.
  5. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

I you want more body at your roots, sprinkle a bit of Unite’s Expanda Dust on your scalp before you backcomb. Use it sparingly though as a little goes a long way!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine hair will look much thicker when styled like this. Hair with a bit of a natural wave will be perfect for this look.

#6 Braided Beauty

Written by Carly Bowers

A braid is a great way to showcase your pretty face and new hair color.

Beautiful Long Hairstyle with BraidStyle by Kimm Dotro, Makeup by Maria Barzallo, Moda 330 The Salon, Rahway, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
  3. Once hair is curled, begin a French braid that starts on the outer edge of one eyebrow and ends behind the opposite ear. Secure the end with a bobby pin.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

When you’ve completed the whole look, spray a bit of Moroccan Oil’s Medium Hairspray over everything. It will keep your look in place without making it sticky or tacky feeling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great if you have a lot of hair that’s super long with longer, face framing layers.

#7 Straight and Sassy

Written by Carly Bowers

This long and straight look has a bit of extra flare. Get out your old school crimping iron to give your classic straight hairstyle some serious texture!

Crimped Long Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Selah Frese, Makeup by Tekoah Ferro, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted down the middle and has been smoothed out.
  2. Use a crimping iron and crimp four sections that are about two inches wide — one on either side of your head around your face and one in the back of your head on either side.
  3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

You should be able to find a crimper at a beauty supply store near you. Hot Tools makes excellent products that are affordable and good quality!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have fine to medium hair that you are hoping will look a bit thicker, try this look.

#8 Bohemian Babe

Written by Carly Bowers

This laid back, bohemian look is a beautiful way to show off your long hair. It’s super easy to create too!

Bohemian Long Hairstyle for Round FacesStyle by Jae Rouseau, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to the side.
  2. Use a small curling iron to curl sections of your hair.
  3. Once hair is curled, gather a small section of your hair from behind your ear and create a braid. Bring the braid across your forehead and secure the end of it behind the other ear. Make sure the starting and ending points are hidden beneath your other hair.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Before you curl your hair, spray a heat protectant on it to protect it from your curling iron. I love Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager spray. It’s light and you can put it on dry hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have hair that’s fine, medium or thick in texture. Straight or naturally wavy would work as well! This is a versatile style and can be adapted to almost any hair type.

#9 A Stunning Side Braid

Written by Carly Bowers

This look is so so easy to create and it’s one of my favorites! A braid draws all the attention to your hair and really elongates your face.

Stunning Side Braid for Long HairStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley NIcole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA
Stunning Side Braid for Long Hair SideStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley NIcole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to the side.
  2. If desired, leave out a small section of hair around your face.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair to just beneath one ear and create a loose, imperfect braid.
  4. Secure the end with a clear ponytail holder or a bit of hairspray.
  5. Curl the small section of hair that you left out around your face.
  6. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

If you want to give a bit of texture to the end of the braid, use Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great if you have super thick hair. If you have fine hair, curl your hair before you braid it. This will make it appear thicker and fuller!

#10 Gorgeous and Glam

Written by Carly Bowers

This stunning hairstyle is such a beautiful option for those with a round face and long hair.

Gorgeous Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with WavesStyle by Michelle Pritchard, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a medium-sized curling iron or wand and take small sections of your hair and curl them all going the same way. For example, make each curl go towards your face.
  3. Once all hair is curled, use a brush to make the waves look more deliberate and styled.
  4. Use a bit of shine spray to make the ends look soft and sleek.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble makes a wonderful shine spray. Spray a bit in your hands and then apply it to the ends of your hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long hair that’s medium to thick texture is absolutely perfect for this look.

#11 Sassy Long Layers

Written by Christi Mariah

This is a beautiful long layered haircut that reaches past the middle of the back. The slight layering gives the hair movement while remaining somewhat sleek. The long layers around the face slim the roundness and accentuate the lips and eyes.

Long Hairstyles For Round Faces With Curls src=Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal spray after towel drying the hair.
  2. After most of the moisture is out of the hair, smooth and bend with a large round brush and blow dryer.
  3. Apply a workable hairspray and mist a bit of shine spray.
  4. Curl the ends with a large barrel curling iron if the hair is naturally straight.

Recommended Products:

Bumble’s Styling Lotion
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Loreal’s Perfect Shimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a pretty haircut on any face shape. It softens the look of an oval face with the layers and bangs. This style works best on really long, dense, fine and wavy hair.

Tip:

Blow dry with your hands to get most of the moisture out then go back with a brush and get the hair bone dry before you curl it with an iron. Always use a thermal protectant spray or serum when thermal styling.

#12 Simply Long with Face Framing Layers

Written by Christi Mariah

A very long, sleek beautiful hair cut with face framing layers that slim a round face. This cut is very slightly layered all around with sexy, tapered, face framing layers.

Long Blonde Hair With Face Shaping LayersStyle by Bliss Hair Studio, Spokane, WA
Long Blonde Hairstyle With Face Shaping Layers View 2Style by Bliss Hair Studio, Spokane, WA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal styling spray and blow dry until almost all of the moisture is out.
  2. Smooth with a paddle brush while blowing drying smooth and straight.
  3. Apply a light serum or oil and flat iron.
  4. Apply a workable hairspray to keep this style sleek and frizz free.

Recommended Products:

Bumble’s Styling Lotion
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Loreal’s Perfect Shimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best on fine to thick straight hair and looks best on someone with a round face. The cut is very slimming to the face because of the long face framing layers.

Tip:

Blow dry the hair straight down using a paddle brush to smooth all of it sleek and straight. Apply hairspray and shine spray with your hands to tame fly away hairs.

#13 Sassy Seventies Shag

Written by Christi Mariah

This style consists of very fun geometrical layers and a sassy long side peek-a-boo bang. It has also been tapered around the face leaving layers to accentuate the cheeks and chin.

Classic Blonde Seventies Long Hairstyle For Round Faces ShagStyle by An Va Salon & Spa, Holland, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal styling spray and blow dry until almost all of the moisture is out using a paddle brush to help smooth and straighten the hair.
  2. Apply a light serum or oil and flat iron completely straight.
  3. Apply a workable hairspray with your hands to keep this style sleek and frizz free.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion
Moroccan Oil’s Glimmer Spray
Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a beautiful cut on any face shape. It elongates the look of a round face with the layers and bangs. This style works best on long, straight, fine to medium hair.

Tip:
Blow dry with your hands to get most of the moisture out. Flat iron if necessary and always use a thermal protectant spray or serum when thermal styling.

#14 Beautiful Long Tresses with Mid Length Layers

Written by Christi Mariah

This style is very simple with its long layering all the way around and styled so it bends away from the face.  The softness in the long face framing layering slims a round face and accentuates the cheeks and chin giving the face more definition.

Long Brunette Hair with Mid Length LayersStyle by Kelsie Kunze

How To Style:

  1. Apply  thermal spray or a mousse  after towel drying the hair.
  2. Smooth and bend with a large round brush and blow dryer.
  3. Curl the entire head with a large curling iron or hot rollers.
  4. Finger comb out the curls just a little bit.
  5. Apply a workable hairspray and mist a bit of shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Loreal’s Volumizing Mousse
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Loreal’s Perfect Shimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut is pretty on almost any face shape. It softens the look of a rounder face with the soft long layering. This style works best on really long, fine to medium, wavy hair.

Tip:

Use a curling iron to get the wave into the hair. This is much easier than trying to achieve the wave with the blow dryer and brush, especially if your hair is stubborn and doesn’t take curl well.

#15 Long Sexy Side Swept Layers and Waves

Written by Christi Mariah

A long layered wavy shag with a long, heavy, sexy side swept bang.

Long Side Swept Red hair For Round FaceStyle by B-Hive Salon, Richland, WA
Long Side Swept Red Hair For Round Face - View 2Style by B-Hive Salon, Richland, WA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a mousse after towel drying the hair.
  2. Blow dry the bangs first in the direction they naturally lay.
  3. After most of the moisture is out of the hair, smooth and bend with a large round brush and blow dryer.
  4. Bend the ends using a large curling iron or hot rollers.
  5. Finish by spraying with a finishing hairspray and a bit of spray shine.

Recommended Products:

Loreal Professional’s Lift Extreme Volumizing Mousse
Loreal’s Fresh Dust Hair Powder
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Loreal’s Perfect Shimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best on fine to thick straight hair. It looks great on almost any face shape.
The long side swept bang makes the face appear not quite so round while accentuating the cheeks and lips.

Tip:

Blow dry with your hands to get most of the moisture out. Curl the ends with a large iron or use hot rollers. Always use a thermal protectant spray or serum when thermal styling.

#16 Tousled Layers

Written by Christi Mariah

This style accentuates the curl and wave of the hair with all of its layers within the haircut and also around the face. The volume and movement accentuate the cheek bones while the bangs soften a round shaped face.

Long Brown Hair with Layers and Highlights - View 2Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH
Long Brown Hair with Layers and HighlightsStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a mousse and softly diffuse with your blow dryer
  2. Blow dry the long side swept bang with a large round brush to smooth.
  3. Diffuse the hair while holding your head upside down until almost all of the moisture is out, then flip the hair over so the hair is full of bounce.
  4. Apply a bit of finishing beachy finishing spray (Bumble’s Surf Spray) and give the hair a soft scrunch so it calms it down and kicks in the wave.
  5. Apply a small amount of hairspray and shine mist all over to keep it set and shiny.

Recommended Products:

Loreal Professional’s Lift Extreme Volumizing Mousse
Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Loreal’s Perfect Shimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This can be a great cut for almost any face shape and the layers really highlight facial features. It works best on medium to fine wavy hair.

Tip:

Use a curling iron to get the wave into the hair. It is much easier than trying to achieve the wave with the blow dryer and brush, especially if your hair is stubborn and doesn’t take curl well.

#17 Long Mermaid Shag

Written by Christi Mariah

This is a very shagged out, flirty, long curly hairstyle that has been styled away from the face leaving no fringe or bangs. It is very cute but still chic and glamorous.

Long Mermaid Hairstyle For Round FacesStyle by Deanna Kascsak, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a curl crème to the hair and diffuse with your blow dryer with your head flipped over, scrunching softly to give hair a bit of lift and movement, but without breaking up the curl. Do this until the hair is nearly dry, then flip your head over to finish, pushing the hair away from the face as it drys and forms while you style it.
  2. Apply a bit of serum by scrunching a small amount at a time throughout your hair, focusing on the mid shaft through the ends.
  3. Finish with a workable hairspray to tame any fly away hairs and to hold your curls in nice and tight.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Crème
Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion
Bumble and Bumble’s Defrizz
Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a pretty haircut on any face shape. It elongates the look of a round face with all of the layers and no bangs. This style works best on really long, dense, fine, wavy and curly hair.

Tip:

Do not run your fingers through your hair when it is curly. It will only turn into a giant fuzz ball that will be extremely hard to tame. Style your hair, spray with a bit of hairspray and leave it. If your hair gets frizzy while diffusing, just mist it with a bit of water to help reset the curl.

#18 The Farrah Fawcett

Written by Christi Mariah

This is a basic layered haircut, very reminiscent of Farrah’s hairstyle that she wore throughout most of the 70’s and 80’s. It’s very fun and flirty.

Long Blonde Layered Hairstyle For Round FacesStyle by Simply Swank Salon & Spa, Hudson, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal spray after towel drying the hair.
  2. Blow dry with a paddle brush for smoothness and lift.
  3. After most of the moisture is out of  the hair, smooth and bend with a large round brush and blow dryer. Blow dry everything away from the face.
  4. Apply a workable hairspray and mist a bit of shine spray.
  5. Curl with a large barrel curling iron on the ends to wave your hair away from the face.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best on fine to medium, wavy, or straight hair. It looks great on almost any face shape, but it really elongates a round face with the layers flowing away from the face. The center parting slims the face while  the layering really highlights the eyes, cheeks and lips.

Tip:

Long hair sometimes gets dry, so make sure to always use a nice conditioner and thermal products to protect your hair from any heated styling. If you don’t use products while using an iron you will evaporate all the natural moisture from your hair resulting in dryness and split ends.

#19 Classic One Length, Long Hairstyle

Written by Christi Mariah

A simple elegant one length long hairstyle, with very long layers, and a soft side swept bang.

Classic Reddish Long One Length HairstyleStyle by Kelly Gaffney, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling crème after towel drying the hair.
  2. Blow dry the bangs first in the direction they naturally lay.
  3. After most of the moisture is out of the hair, smooth and bend with a large round brush and blow dryer.
  4. Bend the ends using a large curling iron or hot rollers.
  5. Finish by spraying with a finishing hairspray and a bit of spray shine.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil’s Styling Creme
Loreal’s Infinium Regular Hold Working Hairspray
Moroccan Oil’s Glimmer Shine Spray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a beautiful haircut for someone with a round face. The length and long swept away side bang elongate the face and accentuate the facial features. This style works best with fine to thick hair with wave.

Tip:

If you have straight hair, you can acquire this style by using a medium size curling iron all over or medium size hot rollers after a good blow dry. After curling your hair, softly comb out and apply a workable hair spray and serum with your hands to detail the style.

#20 Simple and Sleek with Long Layering

Written by Christi Mariah

This is a very simple, clean, straight, long layered cut. The sleekness and long layers really elongate a round face while the style accentuates the cheekbones.

Long Sleek Face Shaping LayersStyle by Ashley Bannister
Long Hairstyles For Round FacesStyle by Ashley Bannister

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thermal styling spray and blow dry until almost all of the moisture is out using a paddle brush to help you smooth and straighten the hair.
  2. Apply a light serum or oil and flat iron completely straight.
  3. Apply a workable hairspray with your hands to keep this style sleek and frizz free.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion
Bumble and Bumble’s Gloss
Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a lovely haircut on a round or oval face. The style works best on long, fine straight hair.

Tip:

Blow dry hair with your hands to get most of the moisture out. Flat iron using a thermal protectant spray or serum to protect the hair and keep the style sleek.

Long hair is super trendy and versatile. Longer lengths are flirty, feminine and can be worn up or down a variety of ways. Always select a hairstyle that suits your face shape and frames your face. If you are not sure what style looks best on you, consult a stylist.