Short Hairstyles for Oblong Shape Faces

Short hair is the perfect option for oblong faces, your aim is to balance the length of your long face by adding width to make it appear more oval, short hair oozing with volume will compliment your face beautifully!

oblong face shapes

The first thing to remember is that the hairstyle should never add length to the oblong face. This means that extra long hairstyles, such as those that end beyond the shoulders, should be avoided.

Short hairstyles are the best suited for your face shape and will also make getting ready in the morning or for a night out that much quicker. Don’t be fooled by thinking short hair is boring and always the same it can be very versatile, just like long hair it can be curled, scrunched, straight and sleek or salt sprayed into beautiful beach waves.

Bobs and layers will look great on oblong faces. Bobs are better suited to you when short and graduated up the back rather then long bobs as they will add width to your face. Chin length bobs will also look great and highlight your jaw line showing off your bone structure.

However, not all short hairstyles will look good on the oblong face. Short hairstyles that add volume or height to the head, such as the pixie crop and spiky hair, will only make your face look even look longer.

If you have fine hair and are wondering how to create volume and width to the face using products such as thickening shampoos really do work, also blow drying your hair rounded and bouncy will keep it from looking thin and limp.

Just remember the short hairstyles that suit you are those that add volume to the sides of the face and you will look more balanced and feel fabulous.

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

Short Hairstyle Pictures

Ashlee Simpson fringe
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett short hair
Janet Jackson fringe
Janet Jackson short haircut
Hilary Swank short hair