Long Hairstyles for Oblong Faces

If at the moment your hair is longer then your shoulders then opt to go shorter so hair looks thicker and your face looks wider. Having hair that is just too long for your face shape will you drag you down even more.

oblong face shapes

Long hair isn’t the best look for oblong faces, however if you do want to keep your hair looking long, youthful and feminine there are ways to do it right. It isn’t a complete no no.

If you do wish to keep your long hair make sure its adding width and volume in the right places. Height and volume at the top of your head will just add more length to your face, instead stick to a hairstyle involving loose waves or curls that add width to the side of your face. Soft waves and curls are in for 2011 especially for the younger generation and celebs this spring and summer so if you have a kink in your hair don’t iron it out enhance it!

A shoulder length straight hairstyle is the best length for long hair on an oblong face. If you have shoulder length straight hair, cut in long layers. Make sure the shortest layer hits you at your chin framing your face and showing off your bone structure at your jawline.

If you have fine hair then stay away from long hair all together it will do nothing for you unless you want to add extensions which would add fullness and volume to your hair. In my opinion though I wouldn’t go through the expense and would just opt for a shorter hair cut they will suit you much more and be less time consuming.

Gwyneth Paltrow pulls off the perfect long, graduated bob for oblong shaped faces whilst Sarah Jessica Parker shows oblong faces how to get away with long hair by adding soft feminine waves, beautiful.

The Best Hairstyle for Oblong Shaped Faces

Having a long face means you have several options on what will work best for your face depending on your hair type.


Characteristics of an oval shaped face.

  1. Defined cheekbones
  2. High forehead
  3. Narrow smooth jawline

Styles Oblong Shaped Faces should Avoid

Unlike all the models and celebrities, we unfortunately don’t have stylists to do our hairstyling for us each day and unless you have super thick with natural volume then you need to avoid trying out long styles like those seen on oblong faces celebs. Keep in mind the next few steps when it comes to what to avoid and your hair will suit your face shape so much more.

  • To much hair length will make your face will appear even longer
  • To little hair length will also make your face appear even longer
  • Too much volume at the top of your head will lengthen your face

Long Hairstyle Pictures

Ashlee Simpson long hair
Kirstie Alley
Niki Taylor long hair
Kate Hudson wavy hair
Hilary Swank long hair