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20 Flattering Hairstyles for Long Faces

The perfect haircut on the wrong face shape can ruin a girl’s day (or next few weeks) faster than a bad date. In the excitement of getting your hair done, it’s easy to get swept away by all of the options. One detail we should never forget is face shape! Today we are going to talk about hairstyles for long faces or oblong faces and which styles work best for this face shape.

  • #1 Boho Queen

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Own your inner deity with this majestic look. If you are bored with your long hair, this will get you out of your rut. The only thing you may need to practice to master this look would be your braiding skills. All bow down, her highness has arrived!

    Boho Hairstyle for Long Hair

    Style by Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Section dry hair into two halves and spray with working spray
    2. Starting on the bottom, curl hair with a medium to large wand. Continue to curl all the hair away from the face on each side
    3. When all hair is curled, brush hair lightly with a brush until the curls curl into two large curls
    4. Apply shine serum to your hands and run them through the hair, shaping the curls as desired.
    5. Select a thick piece from behind the ear and weave strands into a fishtail braid. Secure the end with a small elastic.
    6. Wrap the braid across your forehead and pin the end of the braid under the hair.

    Recommended Products:

    UNITE’s Luxury UOil is a lightweight oil that gives the hair weightless shine and softness for all hair types.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works well on all face shapes. Curly and thicker hair types will experience more texture with this type of style.

  • #2 Girl Spy

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Add a little mystery to your look with this softly undone blowout. We love this universal style for both work and play!

    Undone Blowout for Long Faces

    Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling cream to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair, flipping sections outward with a large round brush.
    3. Dry a side part into the hair.
    4. Use a flat iron to accentuate the flip if needed.
    5. Finish with a dry shampoo or airy texture spray.

    Recommended Products:

    SEVEN has an amazing dry shampoo. It is an aerosol spray that controls the natural oils that build up on the scalp to refresh your style. It can also be used as a styler to get that second day look on day one, as well as feel day one clean on day two or three!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is suitable for lean face shapes and will give life to finer hair types.

  • #3 Wanna Wave

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    Waves are a hot trend everywhere. This a great style for hair with little to no layering. You can get away with only restyling the top if you want to stretch your wash days. Trendy, easy and haute!

    Trendy Hairstyle for Long Faces

    Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling foam to damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair away from face with a medium round brush.
    3. Dry a side part into the hair.
    4. Use a curling wand or iron to curl just the ends away from the face.
    5. Brush through curls with fingers, reshaping them into waves.
    6. Finish with shine spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Vita Volume is a great lightweight volumizing foam by Keratin Complex that gives weightless volume.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well on most face shapes that are evenly proportionate. This look will give finer hair types more natural volume.

  • #4 Big Beautiful Curls

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This style is for those of us who love a great curl look. With so much texture and movement going on in the hair, longer facial features can get lost in all the hair action. With this much volume and texture, a center part helps to keep balance for the overall look. This a great look to try the center part trend if you haven’t already!

    Hairstyle with Big Curls for Long Faces

    Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Spritz dry hair with a heat protectant and comb throughout.
    2. Section hair into sections about the size of the base of your iron rod.
    3. Spray each section with a working styling spray and comb though.
    4. Wrap sections of hair around a medium curling iron or wand. Wrap the curl into a pin curl and pin it to the head to cool. Repeat this curling process throughout the entire head.
    5. Spray hair with working spray and allow it to settle on all the pin curls. One by one, unpin the curls and let them fall.
    6. Comb through hair with fingers, reshaping your curls into perfect ringlets. Use a shine gloss to define the curls if desired.

    Recommended Products:

    Glotion Potion by Keratin Complex creates softness and shine, even in coarse hair textures, and uses shine-enhancing silicones to smooth the cuticle and add weightless moisture and gloss.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works well on longer face shapes. Naturally curly or wavy hair will hold this look best.

  • #5 Dream Girl Curl

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This may be one of the most desirable looks right now. Long, healthy, curly hair that is seemingly naturally perfect is hot on trend. It is easy to replicate and does not require over-styling as less is best here.

    Natural Long Curly Hair with Bangs

    Style by London Hair

    How To Style:

    1. Spray a light working spray onto dry hair.
    2. Blow dry bangs with a medium brush to the preferred side.
    3. Wrap medium-sized pieces of hair around a medium-sized curling wand, holding the ends out.
    4. Apply a shine serum to your hands and break up the curls with your fingers.

    Recommended Products:

    Pureology has a fantastic hairspray called Supreme Control Hairspray that is great for finer hair and has a firm hold without feeling sticky or heavy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is among the most universal looks out there and will flatter most all face shapes. The style works especially well on curly, wavy and coarser hair types.

  • #6 Fully Frontal Fringe

    Written by Cynthia Nicasio

    This look is to die for with the perfect bangs on a modern style. Strong shapes like this one are trending this year and you can’t go wrong with a killer look like this. Just be mindful that a statement fringe like this will require some routine bang trims.

    Modern Hairstyle with Fringe for Long Faces

    Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a smoothing styling serum to damp hair and follow up with a heat protectant.
    2. Blow dry hair forward with a paddle brush.
    3. Smooth all hair with a flat iron straight down and carefully straighten the bangs.
    4. Apply a shine serum or spray to finish.

    Recommended Products:

    AVEDA makes a fantastic paddle brush that will give you a head start on most any blow dry style as well as help with detangling.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is a dream come true for those with larger foreheads as all the attention goes straight to the eyes. For curly and wavy types, a smoothing treatment may be something to consider if you want to commit to this look

    Tip:

    The color on this hair makes a serious statement. Be playful with your stylist and see what color choices may work best for you!

  • #7 Eye-Grazing Bangs and Long Layers

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Bangs that graze the top of the eye are the most flattering for oblong face shapes as they draw focus to and enhance the eye area. Combine with long layers that create volume just below the cheek bones to create an illusion of fullness around the jaw line.

    Eye Grazing Bangs Hairstyles For Long Faces

    Style by LIndsay Hurst-Turner, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply volumizing mousse to roots and mid lengths.
    2. Dry using a medium-sized round brush.
    3. Vertically wrap hair around a large barrel curling iron, curling hair away from the face and starting curls no higher than the cheekbones.
    4. Gently break up curls with fingers.
    5. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Onesta’s Volumizing mousse. It provides volume and light hold without feeling crunchy or sticky.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is truly a universal hairstyle that would look good on any face shape and hair texture. However, I especially recommend this style for face shapes that need more strength in the jawline; heart and oblong shapes.

    Tip:

    For salon perfect bangs, blow dry from side to side (think windshield wiper moments) using a paddle brush for smoothness and the perfect amount of bend on the ends.

  • #8 Make Me Timeless

    Written by Carina Connelly

    A classic! This side swept long layered hairstyle creates volume at the crown and fullness through the sides, drawing attention the eyes and cheekbones. The volume at the crown and fullness through the sides creates a fuller more rounded face shape.

    Timeless Long Layered Brunette Hairstyle For Long Faces

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling product to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry with medium-sized round brush.
    3. Apply product for definition to the ends.
    4. Set with a light layer of flexible hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Onesta’s Smooth & Shine provides a good foundation for smoothness while blow drying. Apply on dry hair for texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works best on oblong, diamond and square face shapes. It works best with medium to thick hair density.

    Tip:

    Round brushing your own hair is hard work! Enlist the help of velcro rollers to add volume and bounce.

  • #9 Make Me Move!

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Paired with full side bangs, this updated version of the long bob is filled with movement and body. This look is perfect for those who want sexy short layers without sacrificing length. With lots of volume through the sides and just below the crown, this style adds fullness to cheekbones.

    Medium Blonde Layered Style - Lots of Movement and Long Bangs

    Style by Vanis Salon & Day Spa, Schereville, IN

    Medium Bonde Layered Style with Layers and Lots of Movement

    Style by Vanis Salon & Day Spa, Schereville, IN

    How To Style:

    1. Apply volumizing foam to roots.
    2. Blow dry using fingers, pulling hair closest to the neck straight down. Use fingers to flip out layers below the cheekbone.
    3. Use medium barrel curling iron to flip out ends and curl ends under.
    4. Apply pomade or wax to the tips.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Onesta’s Play Paste. It provides definition and shine without feeling heavy.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works on all face shapes and hair densities. Just have your stylist alter it to your face shape, hair texture, hair density and styling capabilities.

  • #10 Modern Glamour

    Written by Carina Connelly

    A style perfect for an evening out, a work event, or party. This style is old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist.

    Modern Glamour Hollywood Hairstyle For Long Faces

    Style by Mercedes Villasana

    Modern Glamour Hollywood Hairstyle For Long Faces - Side View

    Style by Mercedes Villasana

    How To Style:

    1. Apply styling crème to wet hair.
    2. Blow dry with paddle brush to create smoothness
    3. On the side where your part is, curl hair away from your face using a 1”curling iron vertically and taking sections from your part to the top of the ear. Work all the way around to the back of head, curling hair away from your face. Do not break up curls, allow to hair to cool while curling the other side.
    4. On the side opposite of your part, curl hair towards your face beginning the curls at eyebrow level. Again, do not break up the curls, allow them to cool.
    5. Once you’ve curled the front (all the hair in front of your ear), move the curling iron down to begin curls at the top of the ear. Continue curls around the back of head to meet up with the other side.
    6. Once curls have cooled, gently break them up using your fingers. On the side of your part, use fingers to create smooth waves.
    7. Apply a light layer of flexible hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Onesta’s Create It Hairspray provides flexible and long lasting hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This is a style that can be done on any hair type and texture.

    Tip:

    For oblong face shapes, begin curls at the top of ears to create width and fullness through the cheekbones.

  • #11 Prim and Proper

    Written by Carina Connelly

    This is a great style for those growing out a pixie or short haircut. Beat growing pains with style and shape while highlighting cheekbones and creating a fuller face shape.

    Short Blonde Layered Style with Lots of Volume

    Style by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    Short Blonde Layered Style with Lots of Volume - Back View

    Style by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply your favorite volumizing mouse and root volumizer.
    2. Blow dry using a round brush (1.25′ – 1.5′ diameter)
    3. Use a curling iron to bend ends away from your face.
    4. Alternate directions of curls in the back.
    5. Use fingers to gently break up curls.
    6. Apply medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Simply Organic Volume Spray adds great lift to roots without feeling sticky or heavy. Just remember, a little goes a long way!

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work well with all face shapes and hair densities.

    Tip:

    To achieve the perfect side swept fringe, blow dry in the opposite direction of how you would like them to lay. Allow the hair to cool, move to the other side and apply a light mist of hairspray to the pieces closest to your part. This will keep them in place all day and evening.

  • #12 Perfect Pixie

    Written by Carina Connelly

    This feminine pixie is perfect for women with longer face shapes who enjoy short hair! A full piecey fringe with longer sideburns help frame the face, bringing attention to the center of the face and eyes. Additionally, volume in the crown helps add width to the face giving the illusion of fuller cheeks.

    Perfect Pixie Fun Piecey Brunette Long Face Style

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

    Perfect Pixie Fun Brunette Piecey Long Face Style - Side View

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Apply favorite styling product to damp hair
    2. Blow dry using finger tips.
    3. Apply pomade or styling wax.

    Recommended Products:

    Hanz De Fuko’s Scheme Cream provides medium shine with a flexible hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well on all face shapes except heart face shapes and looks best on those with thicker hair densities.

    Tip:

    Don’t try to make this too perfect when styling. This style walks a fine line between polished and messy. Try making the fringe polished and leave the back a bit messy.

  • #13 Sleek Bob

    Written by Carina Connelly

    One of the most flattering flattering styles for longer face shapes is the long bob. This sleek version hits just above the collar bone providing fullness through the sides and jawline.

    Long Face Hairstyle Straight Bob Casual Brunette

    Style by Carmen Carmen Salon, Charlotte, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Apply volumizing mousse and heat protectant from roots to tip.
    2. Blow dry using a paddle brush.
    3. Use a flat iron to smooth ends and fringe.
    4. Apply a lightweight flexible hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Organic Color Systems 2 Twenty Heat Protection to protect your strands from the heat of blow drying and flat ironing.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    A true classic, this style works on thin to medium density hair types (thicker hair needs more layering) and all face shapes.

    Tip:

    When blow drying, use the curvature of your head as a roller to bend to the ends. Blow dry the sides backward and the back from side to side to achieve the perfect salon-worthy blow dry.

  • #14 Short n’ Sassy Shag

    Written by Carina Connelly

    This sassy number frames the face drawing attention the eyes and highlighting the cheek bones. Try it with a full on or side swept fringe.

    Short Sassy Shag Hairstyle For Long Faces

    Style by Kenneth Smith, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

    Short Sassy Shag Hairstyle For Long Faces - Side View

    Style by Kenneth Smith, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a small amount of light to medium hold gel to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry sides and back forward.
    3. Apply pomade for texture.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Aveda’s Control Paste for natural shine, texture and to create movement in the style.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work well for oblong, heart and oval face shapes and can work well with all hair densities. For thicker hair densities, ask your stylist to take extra weight out of the back and around the ears.

  • #15 The Poof

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Forget Jersey Shore, this style is more work party than boardwalk! The Poof adds height and fullness through the crown while the curls add width to the lower half of the face.

    The Poof Fun Full Long Face Style with Curls

    Style by Cloud 9 Hair Salon, Martins Ferry, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Start with clean, dry hair (second day hair works well too), and tease hair just beneath the crown.
    2. Pull hair just above the crown (over the teasing) and smooth.
    3. Place bobby pins or a festive barette just under teasing.
    4. Smooth hair on either side of your part and curl the ends.
    5. Mist hair with a strong hold hairspay.

    Recommended Products:

    To add teasing without wreaking havoc on your locks, try a teasing comb. These combs allow you to gently and easily build a great base without compromising the condition of your hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well on all face shapes and hair densities.

  • #16 Sultry Bedhead

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Craving a sultry bedhead style for shorter hair? This is it! With fullness, texture and plenty of sass, this style is playful and perfect for an evening out.

    Short Fun Messy Long Face Style with Long Bangs

    Style by Kenneth Smith, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

    How To Style:

    1. Apply volumizing mousse to towel dried hair.
    2. Use fingers to create lift and volume.
    3. Apply pomade to ends for texture and movement.
    4. Flat iron fringe.
    5. Apply a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    For weightless volume and texture, try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work well for oblong, heart and oval face shapes and can work well with all hair densities. For thicker hair densities, ask your stylist to take extra weight out of the back and around the ears.

  • #17 Beachy Bob

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Carefree and easy, this style is perfect for the work day or an evening out and can be created in under 10 minutes. This style is also perfect for 2nd day hair.

    Beachy Bob Light Blonde Layered Look For Long Faces

    Style by Emily Volk

    Beachy Bob Light Blonde Layered Look For Long Faces - Side View

    Style by Emily Volk

    How To Style:

    1. Apply heat protectant to dry hair.
    2. Using a one-inch curling iron, take large vertical sections and curl hair away from the face.
    3. Continue working around the head.
    4. Allow curls to cool.
    5. Break up curls with fingers and set with a flexible hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Organic Color System’s Finale Hairspray for a flexible medium hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is ideal for all face shapes and hair densities.

  • #18 Rock It Out

    Written by Carina Connelly

    This look is deal for those who like a full fringe but want to give it some edge, a la rocker chick style. The shorter layers and heavy layering around the face add fullness to oblong face shapes.

    Rock It Out Fun Fringey Long Face Layered Style

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Apply smoothing cream to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry smooth with a paddle brush.
    3. Use a flat iron for extra smoothness.
    4. Apply lightweight hairspray to mids and ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Good hot tools are a girl’s best friend. They can help your style last longer and, if properly cared for, can last five or more years. Hands down, my favorite flat iron is the GHD styler. It heats up quickly and they offer a comprehensive warranty in case anything goes wrong.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works well with all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

    Tip:

    Ask your stylist to razor the layers around your face. The razor creates soft face framing layers around the face with lots of texture.

  • #19 Caramelized Chocolate

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Warm caramel highlights woven through a milk chocolate base create drama and draw attention to the eyes. Adding lighter pieces through the top and keeping the underneath dark gives the illusion of a fuller face shape.

    Caramelized Chocolate Highlighted Long Face Hairstyle

    Style by Alinda Galdona & Lauren West

    Caramelized Chocolate Highlighted Long Face Hairstyle Side View

    Style by Alinda Galdona & Lauren West

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a styling cream to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry using a round brush.
    3. Using a medium-sized curling iron, curl hair away from the face.
    4. Mist hair with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender to create all day curl.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This works with all face shapes and hair densities.

    Tip:

    For personalized highlights perfect for your face shape, ask your stylist to use a technique known as balayage.

  • #20 Curl Envy

    Written by Carina Connelly

    Curlies around the world are rejoicing because curls are IN! Embrace your natural texture and add fullness to your face shape with these to-die-for curls and all over body.

    Curl Envy Fun Full Style with Natural Texture

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

    How To Style:

    1. Apply a curl cream and medium hold gel to towel dried hair.
    2. Working in small sections, twist curls to create curl tubes.
    3. Using a diffuser, blow dry hair on a low wind setting and medium to high heat.
    4. Once hair is completely dry, use fingers to break up curl tubes.
    5. Mist curls with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancer and Aveda’s Confixor to create soft, frizz-free curls.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style will work well for heart, oblong and oval face shapes and for all hair densities.

    Learn to love yourself even more by embracing your face shape and finding the perfect hairstyle to flatter it. Luckily, there are so many gorgeous ways to flatter an oblong face shape, the tough part will only be deciding on which one!