48 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.

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.

Textured & Effortless

Textured & Effortless hairstyle Instagram @yvettechristine

Q&A with style creator, Yvette Kosters
Hairstylist @ Voss Salon in Dallas, TX

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

I would describe this look as a very textured and effortless look. My favorite thing about this look is that it allows the client to be very versatile when styling their hair.

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

Products to recreate this look include two of my favorites. I recommend Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray before adding hot tools, as well as some  R+Co Rockaway sea salt spray to finish it off for extra volume and hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to any client with thicker medium to long hair that wants a super lived-in look with lots of texture and movement. It is an ideal look for anyone with a long face shape.

Stevie Nicks-Inspired Shag

Stevie Nicks-Inspired Shag hairstyle Instagram @elainedoes_hair

Q&A with style creator, Elaine Sileo
Cosmetologist & Master Stylist @ Carmen!Carmen! Salon and Spa in Columbia, SC


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

This look is a modern take on a classic 70s shag, using Stevie Nicks as an inspiration. I love the versatility of this cut and how it gives long hair movement.

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

I use Aveda products. For this look in particular, I used Smooth Infusion Style Prep, Styling Creme and Dry Remedy Oil to finish the ends.

If you want a more wavy, or beachy look, I would use Brilliant Damage Control, Texture Tonic and finish with a light spray of Air Control hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Since this look is so versatile, it works on most face shapes. You control the amount of layering in the interior and face frame to complement face shape. This look has bangs, but it looks great without bangs too. It does work best on below the shoulder to above the waist hair that is medium to thick. On fine hair, I would just do the face frame.

In regard to styling, you can blow it out straight, scrunch it in beachy waves, or even wand it for a more polished look. All of these styling options fit an active lifestyle.

Fall-Inspired Modern Shag

Fall-Inspired Modern Shag hairstyle Instagram @elle_belle18

Q&A with style creator, Elle Schimberg
Stylist @ Red Stella Salon in Austin, TX


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

I would describe this look as a fall-inspired modern day shag. The look has long rounded bangs which connect into the haircut. Her layers are shorter in the front to give her a more textured/shag look, however they still connect to the rest of her haircut to create fluidity throughout.

Her color was inspired by a “fall leaf”. We wanted to portray the warm tones of fall, yet keep it natural and low maintenance.

My favorite thing about this look has to be the bangs because they frame her face so well and suit her personality. I also love her color. I balayaged her hair a few times last year and I love that the color deposited so dimensional. It really completes the look.

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

I recommend using a volumizing spray such as R+Co’s Dallas all over before blow drying. The bangs should be blow dried smooth with a brush, but the rest of the hair can be rough dried to enhance the textured look.

Next, take a 1 1/4-inch curling iron and curl big sections in opposite directions. Be sure to leave the ends out to create more of a natural looking wave. Spray a texture spray like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the hair, then finger comb to brush out the curls and disperse the product.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is very versatile and would be great for anyone with straight or wavy hair. You must be wiling to style your bangs every day with a blow dryer, but the rest of the style is low maintenance. The layers are short and fun, but the long enough to pull back into a ponytail or bun.

This color is great for most people too because it is rich yet natural, allowing the client to have fun with their color without going too extreme.

Effortless Shag

Effortless Shag hairstyle Instagram @messypothair

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Arekion
Hairstylist @ The Parlour in Louisville, KY


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

I love this haircut and would consider this a shag cut. My favorite thing about it is that it is a haircut that it can be modified for many hair types and face shapes. It easily translates as an effortless look, and I love that this haircut isn’t super high maintenance.

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

The products I recommend using to recreate this look are by Davines. I love to use This is a Texturizing Dust on the scalp to boost the roots and This is a Dry Texturizing Spray to add some grit to the hair. I love the texturizing spray because even if I am a little heavy handed with the spray, it doesn’t weigh the hair down too much creates a lived-in look for your client.

To maintain this look, I would recommend frequent bangs trims because they will be the thing that needs the most maintenence. Other than that, it’s easy to have fun with this look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut can fit many hair types and face shapes. I just recommend modifying the cut to your client’s needs. I like to cut hair in its natural state for these kinds of cuts because I want the style to be easily recreated by my client.

I’ve had lots of fun with my curly girls and my ladies with straighter locks with this cut, but I like to take their face shapes into consideration and I determine how severe I frame their faces depending on that.

Edgy Textured Pixie

Edgy Textured Pixie hairstyle Instagram @crystalized_beauty

Q&A with style creator, Crystal Whitlock
Cosmetology Student @ Rim Country Cosmetology Academy in Payson, AZ


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

I would describe this look as an edgy textured pixie and I absolute love the all the texture in the fringe. I used a razor for about 90% of the haircut and I just love how it gave this hair extra life.

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

To maintain this look, I highly recommend a pomade. Using a pomade lets you spike up the hair a bit and you can piece out the fringe for that messy yet sleek look. I used Johnny B Xtra Hold pomade.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hair would be perfect for someone that is willing to style their hair daily, but doesn’t want to spend lots of time on it. While the hair is wet, simply add some pomade to create the texture you want and you’re done.

This particular pixie was done on a client with fairly thick hair, so we were able to create a ton of texture with it. I believe this is the perfect haircut for an edgy client that wants a look that’s easy to style.

Straight Contour Line

Straight Contour Line hairstyle Instagram @lyudamukhina

Q&A with style creator, Lyudmila Mukhina
Hairstylist @ KRASOTA in Krasnodar, Russia


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

This look showcases the hair cutting technique I use for creating a straight contour line on shoulder length hair. I have personalized the look with a short texturized bang. It’s my favorite detail!

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

To maintain this hairstyle, it’s necessary to find a proper hair care solution. In this case, I have used Redken Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditioner and the Redken satinwear 04 thermal smoothing blow dry lotion. These products help with long-term protection, density, and shine without weighing the hair down

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is suitable for girls with healthy and thick hair. It doesn’t really matter if the hair is thin or dense, the main thing is that it must be straight.

Textured Blunt Bob

Textured Blunt Bob hairstyleInstagram @hannahraehair

Q&A with style creator, Hannah London
Stylist @ Neihulé Salon in Los Angeles, CA


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

I would describe this look as a blonde textured blunt bob. My favorite thing about this specific look is the mixture of movement and texture, as well as the blunt lines that can make the hair appear fuller. It is such a fun haircut!

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

For this cut, I love a good textured hairspray of dry shampoo, a powder-based spray. Bedroom.Hair by Kevin Murphy is my personal favorite. These types of sprays can help add volume and show off the texture and shape of the cut.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Clients with finer textured hair are great candidates for this cut because it helps to make the hair look much fuller. It is also great for ladies with pin straight hair and that need lower maintenance but still want a styled look.

Chin Length Bob with Soft Layers

Chin Length Bob with Soft Layers hairstyleInstagram @abrighthair

Q&A with style creator, Alexis Brightwell
Hairstylist @ Vis-a-Vis The Salon in Atlanta, GA


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

This look is a chin length bob with soft layers. It has wispy ends and a long side-swept bang/fringe.

I️ love this look on my client because it is feminine and flirty. It is fun and the minimal layers give it soft movement, especially when waved.

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

My product recommendations for this look and texture would be Kerastase Lincroyable Blowdry Creme and Materialiste for thickening. You can air dry, round brush, flat wrap or curl. I️ used a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron.

To add texture, volume and long wear, I️ recommend my favorite Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for fine hair or minimal textured hair on a round or square shape face. The cut for the woman who like the effortless look. She styles her hair for events and weekend dates and can still pull it back for work outs and errands.

#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 HairStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 BangsStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 FacesStyle 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 layered cut 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 BangsStyle by Vanis Salon & Day Spa, Schereville, IN
Medium Bonde Layered Style with Layers and Lots of MovementStyle 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 FacesStyle by Mercedes Villasana
Modern Glamour Hollywood Hairstyle For Long Faces - Side ViewStyle 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 VolumeStyle by Lauren McDonald, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA
Short Blonde Layered Style with Lots of Volume - Back ViewStyle 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 StyleStyle by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL
Perfect Pixie Fun Brunette Piecey Long Face Style - Side ViewStyle 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 BrunetteStyle 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 FacesStyle by Kenneth Smith, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA
Short Sassy Shag Hairstyle For Long Faces - Side ViewStyle 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 CurlsStyle 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 BangsStyle 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 FacesStyle by Emily Volk
Beachy Bob Light Blonde Layered Look For Long Faces - Side ViewStyle 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 StyleStyle 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 HairstyleStyle by Alinda Galdona & Lauren West
Caramelized Chocolate Highlighted Long Face Hairstyle Side ViewStyle 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 TextureStyle 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!

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!