12 Fabulously Long Hairstyles for Square Faces

When choosing a style for a square shaped face it is important to choose a cut that will elongate and soften the angles of the face. Avoid styles that enhance the width of the face and opt for looks that are soft and feminine. Check out this quick list of long hairstyles and haircuts for square faces to find your inspiration!

Fashionable Yet Effortless

Fashionable Yet Effortless hairstyleInstagram @bobbytomypin

Q&A with style creator, Abbi Blanton
Hairstylist @ Village Solo in Denver, CO

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

Looking at this picture three words come to mind: fashionable, effortless and achievable. I find it helpful to look at pictures where a guest has no fringe and another picture where that same guest has fringe. Which one feels more fashion forward? Most of us would gravitate toward the fringe-wearing beauty.

This certain cut and style feels fashionable yet effortless, which is very important for the rise of the millennials who cringe at the word commitment. As a stylist I try to make sure the client can wear their hair in its natural state, therefore making is as effortless as possible. This specific guest has naturally wavy hair and mostly lets it air dry. As I cut, I make sure her hairs natural state is achievable, effortless and fashionable. Yes, it may have taken me 45 minutes to round brush her hair, but all she really has to do is scrunch in some curl cream from Verb through her ends and let it be free!

As for the fringe, grab a blow dryer and 30 seconds later you’re styled and ready to go. I strive for these three words every time a guests sits in my chair.

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

Verb, Verb and Verb. For this style specifically, I recommend the Verb Styling Creme to put in the hair while it’s still wet before you blow dry it to help smooth and add memory as well as longevity. Once you finish the blow dry, run a pump of Verb Ghost Oil through the ends to add shine and protection.

Do you want to know the best thing about this product line? EVERYTHING IS A WHOPPING $14. Talk about fashionable, effortless and achievable!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The ideal candidate for this hairstyle would be a gal with wavy, dense, finer textured hair. It is perfect for the guest whose main concerns are low maintenance, little to no heat, and keeping up with the trends. Having this long layered haircut would allow you to air dry and run out the door, knowing that your cut will frame your face and accent your wave just right.

I adore this look on my guest and believe it does a great job to frame her long, square shaped face. That being said, I am a firm believer that no matter the face, we can tailor any style/haircut so it best suits you.

Long Layered Textured Cut

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Heredia
Master Stylist @ Sweeter Than Honey Hair Lounge in Costa Mesa, CA


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

I describe this look as a long layered textured cut! I love the versatility in styling this look. I am able to achieve both smooth or wavy looks with the way that it is cut and the growout is great.

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

When the hair is damp, I always use a leave-in/heat protectant before blow drying. My all time favorite is Davines Oi Milk Spray. I then spray a texture/volumizing spray (Evo Mister is fantastic) or even a beach spray to blow dry.

For the waves, I use a flat iron to curl while leaving ends out for the beachy look. I finish with dry shampoo or spray wax like Evo She Bang a Bang or Evo Water Killer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The best thing about this look is that it works well on most clients. It is ideal for those who already have somewhat wavy hair and want light layering, but don’t want to have to work too much to style their hair. It is also perfect for someone looking for versatility.

Blended Layers

Q&A with style creator, Jenna Olish
Student Sytlist @ Toni&Guy in Los Angeles, CA


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

This is a great look for someone who wants texture and movement. Depending on how short you cut the layers, this look can be dramatic or subtle.

The best thing about this style is the way the layers blend. You can add layers to the hair without it looking too blunt and shelfy.

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

The products I recommend are Beach Freak (an anti-frizz product spray), Small Talk (a volumizing cream), and just a touch of Superstar (spray mousse). These products are all made by Tigi.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is perfect for all hair types with mid-length to long hair. It’s a great look for someone with an oval or heart shaped face. As for the style, this look goes beautifully with wavy or straight hair.

1. Long Framing Waves

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Blonde Layered Hair

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Blonde Layered Hair - Profile View

Here is a beautiful long layered hairstyle that features face framing layers starting at the cheekbones. The layering gives hair movement and the face framing layers soften the appearance of a square face.

How To Style:

1. Apply a mousse or thermal spray and blow dry.

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 with a large barrel curling iron on the ends if the hair is naturally straight.

Recommended Hair Products:

Loreal Professional’s Root Lifting Mousse
Moroccan Oil’s Light Aerosol Hairspray
Loreal Professional’s Mythic Oil

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:
This is a lovely haircut for an angular or square face because it softens the look with all of the layering and waves. This style works best on long, dense, fine and wavy hair.

Tip:

Speed things up by blow drying hair with your hands after applying product until most of the moisture is out. Then go back and smooth with a round brush. Apply finishing products with your hands to avoid using too much and weighing the hair down.

2. Sleek Long Shag

Sleek Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Layered Shag - Brunette
This is a very sleek, beautiful shag haircut with face framing layers work to soften the harsh angles of  a square face.

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 & Hair Type: 

This style works best on fine to thick straight hair and looks most flattering on someone with a square shaped face.

Tip: 

Blow dry the hair straight down using a paddle brush and the dryer to smooth all of it sleek and straight.  Apply hairspray and shine spray with your hands to keep the style smooth and sleek.

3. Long Soft Curls and Waves

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Soft Brunette Curls and Waves

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Soft Brunette Curls and Waves - Swept to Side

This is a very long wavy hairstyle that is tapered around the face for a very flattering and feminine look.

How To Style:

1. If hair is curly or wavy, apply product and either air dry or diffuse.

2.If the hair is straight, blow dry with a protectant thermal spray.

3. Curl the entire head with a large barrel curling iron.

4. Apply finishing products to set the style for maximum hold and shine.

Recommended Products:

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

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This style works best on someone with really long, wavy to curly hair. It elongates the look of a square face with the curls and layers. The style works best on long thick to fine, wavy to curly hair types.

Tip:

Diffuse this style if you have naturally wavy and curly hair. Use a large curling iron
to set the curl if the hair is naturally straight.

4. Beautiful Curly Basic Layered Hairstyle

Rich Auburn Curly Style - Long Hairstyles for Square Faces
This is a basic layered haircut on very curly long hair.

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 it a bit of lift and movement without breaking up the curl. Do this until it is almost all the way dry, then flip the hair over and finish, pushing the hair away from the face as it dries.

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 hold down 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 & Hair Type:

This cut is pretty on almost any face shape. It softens the look of a square face with the soft layering and works best on really long, fine to thick, curly hair.

Tip:

Never run your fingers through very curly hair, you will only get frizz. Once you achieve your desired style, spray and leave it alone. If this style starts to get fuzzy, apply a mist of water or shine spray to help it settle.

5. Bohemian Shag

Blonde Bohemian Shag with Braid - Long Hairstyles for Square Faces

This is a super cute shag with face framing layers and braid details.

How To Style:

1. Apply styling lotion or thickening spray and blow dry with your fingers.

2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.

3. Apply hairspray for texture and hold.

4. Braid a few random strands for texture and fun.

Recommended Products: 

Bumble and Bumble’s Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray
Bumble and Bumble’s Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray

Best Face Shape & Hair Type: 

This style works best on fine to thick, wavy to straight hair. It looks great on almost any face shape. The layers soften the angular features of a square face shape while accentuating the cheeks and lips.

Tip:

Always use a thermal protectant spray or serum when thermal styling.

6. Sexy Layers and Waves

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Brunette Layers and Waves

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Brunette Layers and Waves - Side View

This is an ultra long hairstyle that is very layered so it accentuates the curl and wave of the hair. The volume and movement accentuate the cheek bones while the bangs soften a square shaped face.

How To Style:

1. Apply a mousse and softly diffuse with your blow dryer

2. Diffuse the hair while holding your head upside down until almost all of the moisture is out. Then flip your head over so the hair is full of bounce.

3. Apply a bit of finishing beachy finishing spray (Bumble’s Surf Spray) and give it a soft scrunch to calm the hair and kick in the wave.

4. Apply a small amount of hair spray 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 & Hair Type:

This can be a great cut for almost any face shape as the layers really bring out facial features. The style works best on fine to medium wavy hair.

Tip:

Use a curling iron to get the wave into the hair. This method 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.

7. Layers and Waves with Sexy Side Bangs

Brunette Hair with Side Bangs

This is a cute style with long, wavy layers and a sexy long, side swept bang. It is super cute yet still chic and glamorous.

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 & Hair Type:

This is a cute haircut on any face shape. It elongates the look of a square face with all of the layers and the long side swept bang. This style works best on really long, dense, fine, wavy and curly 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 heat styling.

8. Ultra Long Sexy Shag

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Blonde Shag Cut

This is a very layered long hairstyle with lots of waves and movement. The layers and roundness around the face soften and elongate the appearance of a square shaped face.

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 & Hair Type:
This style works best on fine to medium, wavy or straight hair. It looks pretty on almost any face shape, but it really elongates and softens a square  face with the soft layers flowing around the face.

Tip: 

Use a curling iron to get the wave into the hair. This method 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.

9. Simple Sultry Layers

Long Hairstyles for Square Faces Simple Brunette Layers

Here is a simple and elegant one length hairstyle, with tapered, long, face framing layers and a soft side swept bang.

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 & Hair Type:

This is a lovely hairstyle for a square 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 achieve this look 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.

Long hair is a lasting trend. There are so many different variations of long hairstyles and there is a beautiful style for each and every face shape. When choosing a style for a square face, be sure to choose one that elongates the face rather than widening it.