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20 Timeless Haircuts for Long Faces

Although the “ideal” face shape is oval, you should be happy you have a long face shape! The goal for longer face shapes is to make them appear wider. Minimizing volume on top of your head and avoiding too much length and vertical lines by sticking to horizontal lines will give the illusion of more length. Here are 20 haircuts for long faces to inspire your next trip to the salon. Take note of the tips that could be useful in customizing your own look!

The Courtney

This is a one-length haircut with face framing layers in the front. It is worn with a side part and styled straight with a slight bend at the ends.

One Length Haircut for Long FacesOne Length Haircut for Long Faces Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops adds luminous shine and gets rid of frizz for sleek finishes like this one.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this haircut.

Tip:

This is the perfect length for long face shapes. The diagonal line across the forehead created by the side part is more horizontal than it is vertical. This gives the illusion of width for the face which works really well for long face shapes.

The Sandra

This is a bob parted to the side that ends a few inches from the chin. It is styled sleek and smooth for a flattering finish.

Sleek Bob for Long FacesSleek Bob for Long Faces Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray that has hold. It protects hair from heat and helps the style last longer.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this haircut.

Tip:

A bob that ends anywhere below the chin works best for long face shapes. If the bob ends above the chin, the chin sticks out making the face appear longer and too long for the haircut.

The Sarah

This layered haircut is styled messy and undone, yet finishes super sexy and really on trend.

Massy Layered HaircutMassy Layered Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair in different directions, leaving the ends out.
  3. Apply a texture spray.
  4. Expand the hair sideways by roughing the hair up with fingers.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture Spray gives the hair a lot texture and volume.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

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

Tip:

Vertical lines make the face look longer. Wearing the hair curly instead of straight prevents long faces from giving the illusion of having more length. Curly hair also expands the silhouette of the style sideways.

The Amanda

This naturally, tightly curled hair falls below the shoulders in a flattering finish.

Long Naturally Curly HaircutLong Naturally Curly Haircut Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch hair to encourage curl formation.
  3. Use a diffuser to dry hair completely.
  4. Apply a small amount of pomade by scrunching it into your hair for hold.

Recommended Products:

Super Curl by Alterna is a lightweight conditioning formula that separates curls with super natural definition, shape and control. It gets rid of frizz and flyaways. What’s best about it thought is that it gives a soft, touchable, crunch-free finish!

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is naturally curly can rock this look.

The Lisa

This short hairstyle is pretty tight in the nape area, but progressively gets longer as it reaches the top. The hair is worn towards the face, making the layers on top of the head appear as bangs.

Short Hairstyle for Long FacesShort Hairstyle for Long Faces Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops adds luminous shine and gets rid of frizz.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

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

Tip:

I normally don’t recommend really short hair for long face shapes. If you really want to wear your hair short, make sure to avoid volume on top of your head. Definitely don’t spike it! This haircut has some weight on the sides of it, creating the illusion of width. The fringe area also creates the illusion of width. The horizontal line causes the eye to look left and right, making the face appear wider. It also covers part of the face, making the face appear shorter.

The Amber

This is a bob expanded into a triangular silhouette by the curls on its mids to ends.

Triangular Bob with CurlsTriangular Bob with Curls Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
  2. Curl the mids to the ends of sections of hair in diferent directions using a curling iron.
  3. Loosen and expand the curls by combing through the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product to add shine and remove frizz from the hair.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

AG Smoothing Balm is my newest favorite find. It smoothes the hair, eliminating frizz and flyaways, giving the hair a very polished look.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can pull off this edgy look.

Tip:

Curling the hair in strategic places could really help in creating width in the right places. The way this hairstyle is curled really creates width on the sides of the face.

The Lauren

This medium length hairstyle is styled smooth from the roots to the nose. The hair below it is styled curly, giving it expansion in this area.

Medium Length Hairstyle for Long FacesMedium Length Hairstyle for Long Faces Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
  2. Curl the mids to the ends of sections of hair in diferent directions using a curling iron.
  3. Loosen and expand the curls by combing through the hair with fingers.
  4. Apply a product to add shine and remove frizz from the hair.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Freeze Baby is micro-fine quick drying mega-hold hairspray that gives styles long-lasting staying power with brilliant shine. What I love about it is that it doesn’t leave the hair crunchy. You can brush or comb through your hair and it will go back to feeling soft!

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can wear this look.

The Stacey

This medium length layered hairstyle is curled away from the face for a flattering finish.

Medium Hairstyle with CurlsMedium Hairstyle with Curls Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Once all sections have been curled, loosen them up with your fingers.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray and a shine serum.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops adds luminous shine and gets rid of frizz.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can wear this cut and style.

Tip:

Curling hair away from the face opens up the face. Long faces can’t be covered vertical because this will make it appear narrower and longer.

The Susie

This haircut is layered shorter in the front and longer in the back. It has a long, side-swept fringe and is styled with the ends flipping out and backwards.

Layered Haircut with Long FringeLayered Haircut with Long Fringe Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair smooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protetion to hair.
  4. Use a flat iron to flip the ends out and backwards.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold spray with long-lasting hold.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

Tip:

Fliping hair out creates width and really works well with long face shapes.

The Chelsea

This is a beautiful long bob styled with its natural curly texture.

Long Bob with Natural Curly TextureLong Bob with Natural Curly Texture Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch hair to encourage curl formation.
  3. Use a diffuser to dry hair completely.
  4. Apply a small amount of pomade by scrunching it into your hair for hold.

Recommended Products:

Grooming Pomade is a high-shine pomade by Paul Mitchell. It will give curls shine and hold!

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will suit this hairstyle.

The Edina

This medium length layered hair cut is styled with curls all going towards the face.

Layered Haircut for Long FacesLayered Haircut for Long Faces Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair towards the face using a medium barrel iron. Curl only the middle to the end of each section.
  3. Apply a product for shine.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Shine Spray allows you to add shine to the the hair without disrupting the style.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

Tip:

Curling hair towards the face normally doesn’t work for long face shapes since it could cover part of the face. If you really want to wear your curls towards your face, just make sure that you keep them away from your face.

The Miranda

This mid-length style has tightly coiled curls curled away from the face for a ultra feminine finish.

Mid Length Hairstyle with Tight CurlsMid Length Hairstyle with Tight Curls Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face using a small barrel iron.
  3. Apply a product for shine.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Shine Spray allows you to add shine to hair without disrupting the style.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

The Jessica

This edgy long bob is longer one side, shorter on the other, longer in the front, and shorter in the back. Its fringe is worn low and straight across, but slightly curves on the sides.

Long Bob with FringeLong Bob with Fringe Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry sections of hair using a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Smooth hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a serum for shine and to remove frizz.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Pin Straight by Alterna straightens hair and protects it from heat.

Face Shape & Hair Type:

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

Tip:

A fringe covers part of the face making the face appear shorter. It also puts a horizontal line on the forehead, giving it the illusion of width. Having the sides of the fringe slightly rounded softens a long face shape. Straight hair puts vertical lines on the side of the face, potentially making a long face shape appear longer. To compensate for this, the ends of straight hair could be slightly bended or curled under.

The Blair

This long layered haircut is styled with organic, loose, undone waves.

Long Layered Haircut with WavesLong Layered Haircut with Waves Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a large barrel iron, leaving the ends out.
  3. Apply a product for texture.
  4. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture Spray gives hair sexy, effortless, undone definition.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Tip:

Long hair could make long face appear longer. If you curl the hair and make sure to avoid any volume on top of the head, you’ll be able to get away with having long hair on a long face shape.

The Emily

This long layered mid-length haircut is styled with soft flowy waves.

Haircuts for Long FacesMedium Haircut with Waves Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Use a dressing brush to brush through the curls and loosen them.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray protects hair from heat up to 428 degrees.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can pull off this look.

The Heather

This long layered haircut is styled with textured waves and lots of volume on the sides of the face.

Haircut with Textured WavesHaircut with Textured Waves Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Once all sections have been curled, loosen them up with your fingers.
  4. Expand the hairstyle using texture spray and your fingers.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Texture Spray finishes and defines your style while creating moveable, tousled texture.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

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

 The Ellie

This layered haircut is curled away from the face and worn with the perfect amount of volume on the sides of the face.

Curled Haircut with VolumeCurled Haircut with Volume Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Once all sections have been curled, loosen them up with your fingers.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Kenra Volume Spray 25 gives style a wind-resistant hold up to 25mph that lasts for 120 hours. It also gives high humidity resistance up to 24 hours. What’s best about it is that it gives a natural, flake-free finish!

Hair Type and Face Shape:

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

The Bridget

This below-the-shoulder length haircut has long layers and is worn with loose waves towards the ends. It has some volume on top of the head, but much more on the sides of the face.

Blonde Haircut with Volume and WavesBlonde Haircut with Volume and Waves Side

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Once all sections have been curled, loosen them up with your fingers.
  4. Tease the hair on the back and sides of the head for volume.
  5. Lightly brush the surface of the hairstyle to smooth out any visible teasing.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is a strong hold hairspray that is perfect for teasing.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density can pull off this voluminous style.

Tip:

I know I said no volume on top of the head for long face shapes, BUT, if you really want to tease the hair on top of your head, wear a bump, or put any kind of volume on top of your head, just make sure to make up for it by wearing way more volume on the sides of your face.

The Amy

This long layered haircut is worn with curls curled in different directions. It is parted to the side with a side-swept fringe styled straight for some texture contrast.

Long Haircut for Long Faces with CurlsLong Haircut for Long Faces with Curls Back

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair away from the face.
  3. Once all sections have been curled, loosen them up with your fingers.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray and a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Kenra Shine Spray adds weightless shine to any style.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily achieve this look.

The Gissele

This gorgeous medium length haircut is styled with retro-looking waves and a headband worn horizontally over the forehead.

Medium Retro Haircut

How To Style:

  1. Create a deep side part.
  2. Spray a thermal protection spray on hair.
  3. Wrap sections of hair around a curling wand all to one direction.
  4. Once all sections of hair have been curled, brush through the curls using a dressing brush.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.
  6. Carefully place your headband.

Recommended Products:

Soft Spray by Paul Mitchell is a non-aerosol hairspray with a wet delivery. Because of this, it gives time for the hair to be shaped and holds down frizz and flyaways.

Hair Type and Face Shape:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and in density can wear this look.

Tip:

A fringe puts a horizontal line across the forehead giving the illusion of width. If you don’t have a fringe, you can always wear a headband!

Create a look that not only works for your face shape, but also your style, taste, hair type, etc. Mix and match everything you’ve learned and been inspired by in this article and have fun with these haircuts for long faces!