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20 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.

  • #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 Curls

    Style 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 Bangs

    Style by Emily Konke, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

    Long Hairstyle for Round Faces with Thick Bangs Side

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Braid

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Hair

    Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley NIcole Pugh, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Stunning Side Braid for Long Hair Side

    Style 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 Waves

    Style 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 Layers

    Style by Bliss Hair Studio, Spokane, WA

    Long Blonde Hairstyle With Face Shaping Layers View 2

    Style 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 Shag

    Style 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 Layers

    Style 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 Face

    Style by B-Hive Salon, Richland, WA

    Long Side Swept Red Hair For Round Face - View 2

    Style 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 2

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Long Brown Hair with Layers and Highlights

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Faces

    Style 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 Hairstyle

    Style 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 Layers

    Style by Ashley Bannister

    Long Hairstyles For Round Faces

    Style 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.