The Most Flattering Hairstyles for Long Faces
Choosing a haircut comes down to more than just following your fancy. Ever heard the joke, “Why the long face?” Did it feel a little too pointed because you do, in fact, happen to have a long face? Luckily, you also happen to have one of the most versatile, easy-to-flatter face shapes in the bunch. Know that bangs are your best friend, framing your face is something akin to magic, and your face shape loves all lengths. The best haircuts for long faces work to balance out your features, no matter the style.
Long face silhouettes aren’t one-size-fits-all, either. If your face is more similar to square jawlines than round ones, consider yourself an oblong face shape. If it favors an oval face but longer, it’s exactly that—long—but with a softer chin and more curve to the sides than an oblong face. No matter which you fall under, these hairstyles for long faces will be your most flattering yet.
Shaggy Shoulder Cut
It’s the trendier little sister of the blunt lob. This layer-heavy, side-sweeping shoulder cut gives major volume and frames the face, which is a double-win for long faces.
Bangs are the long face’s bread-and-butter, and Jane Birkin was the queen of full fringe. Straight across and skimming the brows, these bangs are forever flattering for long face shapes.
Trendy below-chin length, sassy side-swept bangs, ultra-textured layers—yes, this bob by stylist Riawna Capri does it all. Oblong and long faces alike will benefit from all things above.
Deep Side Part
Looking for an easy change? Switch up your part. A deep side part works wonders on a long face because it draws attention across the face, rather than down.
Layered Long Cut
Frame that face like Mama frames every family portrait. Ladies blessed with oblong and long faces: Don't think that long, straight, and layerless is the only option. In reality, layering is even more flattering, as seen here on this cut by stylist Sal Salcedo.
Side-Swept Crop Cut
The key to the crop cut: It can’t be too cropped. That'll only make your face look longer. This side-swept, piecey long pixie is sassy and stylish.
There’s a reason the shag haircut won’t go out of style. It works on most face shapes, especially oblong and long ones. Add some killer curls, and you’re striking gold.
Sticking with the retro style icons, these Bardot-inspired bangs by stylist Tim Morrison are the perfect example. Eyebrow-length or longer fringe is the sweet spot because it covers about one-third of your face length.
Keep those locks long in homage to the ever-iconic Cher. Long layers are all you need with this cut by stylist Raphael Silerio that accentuates, rather than disguises, a longer face.
Soft and blunt at the same time, this chin-length bob frames an oblong face without pulling it down even a pinch, letting wispy bangs do the rest.
Face-Framing Medium Cut
Just like in business, it’s all about the framing. Frame your face with both layering and balayage blonde and you’re set with an ultra-flattering cut of any length.
Close the curtains, sister. These curtained bangs are versatile and fun enough to make us want to get the chop, stat.
You can always embrace the shape, too. While super pixies aren’t always the preferred choice for long faces, curls can balance out the width of the face with volume.
Be it but slight, this asymmetrical twist is just enough to break up the length of the face, while a deep side part does the rest.
Layered Shoulder Cut
It’s simple, but does the trick. Long faces can make middle parts work by adding in face-framing layers and highlights. Like a lob, the collarbone-grazing length is the “little black dress” of hair.
Is there anything a long bob can’t do? Long faces will love a lob, whether parted deep to the side or accessorized with bangs.