17 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Long Faces in 2018

Today we are going to talk about hairstyles for long faces or oblong faces and which styles work best for this face shape. The perfect hairstyle 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!

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.

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 these photos and have fun with it!

Textured Blunt Lob

Q&A with style creator, Julie Holbrook
Stylist @ Ave Salon Fashion & Bridal in Ogden, UT

How would you describe this look?

It’s a blunt lob with lots of texture. It has no top layer but has tons of interior shattered layers. I like that it can be worn sleek, or when curled, it has tons of layers and texture and looks more sassy and fun.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut can be worn by everyone, but be specific with your verbiage for your stylist. Also, you can add a stack to it. It’s not a heavy stack, so if that’s what you are going for then you need to know the back will be more layered.

Air drying or tousled drying will help with giving extra volume and texture. Curl with a hot tool 1-inch iron or 1.25-inch iron. Let the curls cool then spray with a texture spray like Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair. Then comb out with a wet brush, tousle, and it’s perfect!

Vintage Boho Middle Part

Vintage Boho Chic hairstyle
Instagram @sainasarafian

Q&A with style creator, Saina Sarafian
Stylist & Hair Extension Specialist @ Medulla & Co. in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this look?

I’d describe this look as 60s/70s boho chic. The long fringe is probably my favorite thing about this look, along with the relaxed beach waves.

This is a nice, lived-in, and easy to wear look for any occasion from day to night

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep your hair texture in mind. The fringe is the focal point of this cut, so you want to make sure it’s properly groomed and styled. If your hair is frizzy/curly, know that in the mornings you’ll probably have to spend a few minutes extra styling it.

If you do not like having hair in your face, I recommend keeping the fringe (or curtain bangs) on the longer side.

Extra Long Curls with Bangs

Effortless Style & Color hairstyle
Instagram @kimd_hair

Q&A with style creator, Kim Dai
Cosmetologist @ Nathan Michaels Salon in Elk Grove, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is for someone who wants an effortless style and hair color. The short textured bang works well for long and oval face shapes. The longer layers make it easy to style or wear with its natural texture.

Overall, this haircut is very universal. My favorite thing about this look is how natural and low maintenance the balayage color and haircut is!

Any advice for someone considering it?

You should definitely consider a bang if you want to draw attention to your eyes or have an oblong face shape. Bangs are a big change that will be easy to transition. The long layers make it easy to style and go well with any type of hair.

Daily styling of bangs may or may not be needed depending on your hairline and hair texture, so make sure to take that into consideration if you’ve never had bangs before!

On this particular client, I applied a cocktail of AG Leave-In Conditioner and Amazing Shine Serum before cutting. After drying, I used Evo Dry Spray Wax for Texture and Loreal Infinium Hairspray for hold and finish

This is also a good color choice for someone who has never colored their hair before.

Light Graduation & Soft Layers

Light Graduation & Soft Layers hairstyle
Instagram @maygovintage

Q&A with style creator, Mayara Goulart
Hairdresser & Make-up Artist @ Studio Vintage in Sao Paolo, Brazil


How would you describe this look?

This is a haircut with light graduation and soft layers created with razor texture. It’s a fresh and modern look that is practical to recreate by styling on a daily basis. What I like the most about this cut is the practicality.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is an easy and modern look to style. It’s a perfect cut for women with strong personalities. Any face shape can wear this cut and style due to the disconnected tips that give softness and lightness to the face.

We used Revlon Equave on the hair before drying. After the hair was dry, the hair was styled with a Babyliss iron and a mattifying powder called Dust It Flex by Osis.

Layered Cut with Textured Bangs

Layered Cut with Textured Fringe hairstyle
Instagram @aimee.ludwig

Q&A with style creator, Aimee Ludwig
Hairstylist @ Hair We Are in Grand Junction, CO


How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered cut with a textured fringe. My favorite thing about this look is the bangs.

We wanted to change up the look without losing any length. She wanted to cut a “curtain bang”, but we decided on a full textured bang with the option to let it grow into a curtain bang so that she can get several weeks out of the fringe without needing a touchup.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice would be to really consider the commitment you want to make when cutting a fringe or bang. They can be a great way to change the entire look of a haircut without making major changes to the length. I always ask my guests if they just want to go on a date, or jump in and get married…to the bangs, of course! That always helps me gauge how committed they are willing to be to a new look, or if they just want a temporary change and nothing they have to maintain.

Once you know the “dating status” they are comfortable with, you can discuss the options of what kind of a fringe will work for your guest. You want to keep them from hating you for talking them into a drastic change when really they just needed a soft, side-wept fringe to feel like their long hair got a new update. A thorough consultation is very important when making this decision.

I also like to recommend a statement fringe for my guests that wear their hair up a lot as it gives a completely different look to your average ponytail. If a guest has never worn a bang before, I will ALWAYS pull the hair forward to see if there are any cowlicks that will affect the way the hair will fall. I will check with the hair both wet and dry before making any decisions. You want to be very clear to your guest that bangs require a lot more maintenance and that their hair and face shape may not be ideal for this look.

Any guest with a narrow forehead should be very careful about wearing too heavy of a fringe as it can have the tendency to really close in their face. A guest with a taller forehead is going to love the way the bangs give great balance to their face shape and bring a lot of attention their eyes.

The product I recommend most is dry shampoo! A good dry shampoo can really make you love your bangs or fringe all day long. The oils from your forehead can make a great fringe look heavy and greasy. I tell my guests to spray them immediately after styling them to keep the oils from working their way in, then refresh throughout the day as needed.

Effortless Ash Brown to Caramel Ombre

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 Haircut

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.

Modern Auburn and Brown 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 roughly 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 willing 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.

Shag from Brown to Golden Brown

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 maintenance. 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

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 absolutely 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 Blunt Cut

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 Blonde Blunt Bob

Textured Blunt Bob hairstyle
Instagram @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 hairstyle
Instagram @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 likes the effortless look. She styles her hair for events and weekend dates and can still pull it back for workouts and errands.

Boho Queen

Boho Hairstyle for Long Hair
Style by Yellow Strawberry Salons, Sarasota, FL

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!

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 Hair Type:

Curly and thicker hair types will experience more texture with this type of style.

Shoulder Length Bob for Thin Hair

Undone Blowout for Long Faces
Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

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

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 Hair Type:

This style will give life to finer hair types.

Collarbone Length Waves with Deep Side Part

Trendy Hairstyle for Long Faces
Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

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!

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 Hair Type:

This look will give finer hair types more natural volume.

Naturally Curly Hair with Center Part

Hairstyle with Big Curls for Long Faces
Style by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

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!

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 through.
  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.