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20 Ultimate Short Hairstyles for Long Faces

Achieving a more oval, neutral appearance is the goal of every face shape, and here the mission is to make a long face appear wider. Check out these short hairstyles for long faces that are perfectly flattering.

  • #1 Sarah

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The silhouette of this style balances a long face shape by giving it an overall rounded feel.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to clean, damp hair.
    2. Elevate sections of hair on the sides of the head with a large round brush while blow drying. This will create volume on the sides of the head.
    3. Blow dry the rest of the head with the least amount of elevation as possible.
    4. Apply a serum for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Bamboo Volume 2-in-1 Volumizer to boost your hair’s volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #2 Michele

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Flipping hair outwards creates width and flatters longer face shapes.

    Short Hairstyle with Flip for Longer Face Shape

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Short Hairstyle with Flip for Longer Face Shape Side

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to clean, damp hair.
    2. Blow dry sections of hair with a medium round brush, flipping the ends out.
    3. Flip the ends of the layers even more using a flat iron or a curling iron.
    4. Apply a serum for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Blowout Creme will allow hair to follow the shape of a round brush, making it easier to flip hair out.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #3 Phyllis

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The way the longer side of this cut lays gives a narrow face an appearance of more width. The shorter side hugs the face giving that side a round silhouette. The fringe covers the forehead, making the face appear shorter and wider.

    Short Hairstyle with Fringe for Long Faces

    Style by Amy Weirich, Makeup by Jason Kellly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    Short Hairstyle with Fringe for Long Faces Back

    Style by Amy Weirich, Makeup by Jason Kellly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to clean, damp hair.
    2. Elevate sections of hair on the longer side with a large round brush while blow drying. Do not include the hair on top of the head.
    3. Blow dry the rest of the head with a styling brush, using the least amount of elevation as possible.
    4. Smooth sections of hair on the top of the head with a flat iron, then slightly flip the hair on the longer side outwards.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray will give hair texture and prevent strands of hair from clumping up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #4 Ann

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The horizontal fringe of this bob not only draws attention to the eyes, but also covers the forehead, making the face appear both shorter and wider.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to clean, damp hair.
    2. Using a styling brush, blow dry the fringe from side to side to get rid of any cowlicks.
    3. Elevate sections of hair on the sides of the head with a large round brush while blow drying. This will create volume on the sides of the head.
    4. Blow dry the rest of the head with the least amount of elevation as possible.
    5. Apply a serum for shine.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist to give your hair some extra shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Long face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #5 Bay

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Having hair pushed away from the face really opens it up and prevents it from looking any narrower than it already may be. The way the hair is pushed back from the face in this hairstyle also creates volume on the sides of the face. This makes the face appear wider. Having a fringe covering the forehead makes the face appear shorter and wider.

    Short Hairstyle with Fringe and Volume

    Style by Sandra Carr, Makeup by Jason Kellly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush, focusing on creating volume on the sides by elevating sections as you blow dry. Try to not create volume on top of the head by trying not to elevate sections here as much as possible.
    3. Tuck hair behind the ears.
    4. Set the hairstyle with a hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Working Hairspray will give hair long-lasting hold without the crunchy feeling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle well.

  • #6 Marji

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The sides of this haircut are cut short. The top is layered with longer pieces falling over the short sides, giving it a lot movement and an edgy feel.

    Short Layered Hairstyle with Movement

    Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    Short Layered Hairstyle with Movement Side

    Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #7 Cleta

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The very front of this pixie is left longer, allowing it to function as a fringe. It covers the forehead, making the face appear shorter and wider.

    Pixie Hairstyle for Long Face

    Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    Pixie Hairstyle for Long Face Side

    Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray will give hair texture and prevent strands of hair from clumping up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #8 Star

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This bob has more volume on the sides than on top. Its silhouette also gives the face a more rounder feel.

    Bob Hairstyle with Volume

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush, really focusing on creating volume only on the sides of the face.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth just the ends with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray will give hair texture and prevent strands of hair from clumping up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #9 Margaret

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Having hair tucked behind the ears really opens up the face and prevents the hair from making the face appear narrower. Wearing a side part instead of a middle part also prevents a face from looking narrower.

    Short Hairstyle Tucked Behind Ears

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Short Hairstyle Tucked Behind Ears Back

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Tuck hair behind the ears.
    6. Set with a hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Working Hairspray will give hair long-lasting hold without the crunchy feeling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #10 Laura

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The side part, the fringe, and the volume on the sides of the face makes this short hairstyle really work for longer face shapes.

    Short Hairstyle with Volume and Fringe for Long Faces

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Set with a hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #11 Cathy

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    The glam curls on this bob create massive volume on the sides of the face.

    Short Hairstyle with Curls for Long Faces

    Style by London Hair

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    5. Loosen and expand the curls by combing fingers through the hair.
    6. Scrunch curls while misting haispray to expand curls even more and to set them where you’d like them to be.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Working Hairspray will give hair long-lasting hold without the crunchy feeling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #12 Kathryn

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This really short asymmetric bob works for longer face shapes thanks to the fringe that covers the forehead. Covering part of the face horizontally makes the face appear shorter and wider.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #13 Jan

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Here is another really short hairstyle that works for a long face shape thanks to the fringe. The kind of layering this haircut has emphasizes the roundness of the head, making the face appear rounder. The curves of the perimeter of this haircut also help to make the face shape appear rounder and softer.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #14 Condi

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Having texture, especially when the ends point outward, help make a hairstyle suitable for longer face shapes.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron, encouraging some ends to point away from the face.
    5. Apply a product for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray will give hair texture and prevent strands of hair from clumping up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #15 Nikki

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This short hairstyle features a long, disconnected piece on one side and a long side-swept fringe.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth and polish the hair with a flat iron.
    5. Set the hair with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #16 Laura

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Creating texture allows hair to expand and create width.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture while fluffing up the hair with fingers.
    6. Set the hair with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Texture Spray will give hair texture and prevent strands of hair from clumping up.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #17 Pamela

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Here’s another example of a hairstyle that works for a longer face shape because of the ends pointing outwards. The side part and side-swept fringe also makes the face appear shorter and wider.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Use a flat iron to bend the ends and flip them out.
    5. Set the hair with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #18 Dana

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    Naturally wavy texture can also add width to the sides of the face and make it appear wider.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
    2. Dry the hair with a diffuser or air dry.
    3. Set the hair with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Bamboo Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Cream will encourage curl formation and a frizz-free finish.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #19 Mary

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    This hairstyle ends below the chin and above the shoulders. It has a full and choppy fringe.

    Short Hairstyle with Choppy Fringe

    Style by Leslie Williams, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
    5. Apply a product for texture while fluffing up the hair with fingers.
    6. Set the hair with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Perfect Iron Spray will protect hair from the heat of an iron up to 450 F.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

  • #20 Tina

    Written by Shannel Mariano

    A long fringe and curls definitely make this hairstyle work for a long face shape.

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
    3. Apply heat protection to hair.
    4. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
    5. Loosen and expand the curls by combing fingers through the hair.
    6. Set the style with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Caviar Working Hairspray will give hair long-lasting hold without the crunchy feeling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

    Contrary to popular belief, there are so many short hairstyles that flatter a long face. No matter what length you are going for, just remember that the goal is simply to make the face appear wider. Have fun!