Hairstyles for Long faces
Long, fine hair? Go shorter so hair looks thicker and your face looks wider. A cut that's unstructured, which you can wear messy, is a time saver. If you like a more groomed look, think Salma Hayek - her neat, sophisticated, one length cut will suit you and give you that edge of sleek glam.
Fringe options: Unfortunately in the fringe area it's not a case of anything goes for you…Disguise a long forehead with a thick blunt-cut fringe - you'll be surprised how feminine it makes you look. Steer clear of a fringe if you have a small forehead - it will just emphasise the length of the rest of your face.
Colour you sexy: Adding highlights to hair at the side of the face will make your face appear shorter, combined with keeping the forehead area darker.
Too much hair length . . . your face will look even longer! Too much height lengthens your face. Center parts. When your hair gets past your shoulders there is a good chance it is doing you more harm than good. The models with rectangular face shapes and long hair, get by with it only because they have a "on call" hairdresser who is busy primping and teasing, setting and styling to add fullness to the hair. Since most of us don’t have this luxury, my suggestion is keep it above shoulder length.
Other long face celebrities include:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirstie Alley, Janet Jackson, Gabrielle Reece, Niki Taylor, Stephanie Seymour
This super sassy, uber on trend long bob aka the lob is perfect for a long face. Full of volume and body to add width to the face, yet super smooth and sleek to seal the style. The blunt fringe detracts length as the sensational red colouring around the face adds dimension and texture. Essential for a long shaped face.
A jaw skimming bob full of texture is a key style for those with a long shaped face. Careful layers, texture and the deep side parting add width to the face, the jaw length cut off detracts length making this a perfect look to balance out the shape.
One seriously chic style that works the longer face shape to the max. The ’super sleek with volume’ styling and the smooth curved fringe ensure a much rounder illusion essential for a longer shaped face. The fringe skims above the brow and the sides fall to the top of the ears making the longer face seem much shorter.
Flipped out layers, jaw skimming length, body and texture make this ’the must have’ bob for those with a longer face shape. Each feature of this style works to flatter a longer shaped face.
This super sleek short hairstyle works for the longer shaped face with its deep side parting, sleek and smooth on the top style and the fuller cut around the centre to add width to the most vital area of the face.
Blunt bangs and wispy texturised side panels are super width enhancing for those with a longer shaped face. The additional pink hues increase the texture and ensure a more rounded silhouette.
This short hairstyle works as there is limited height at the crown, yet the soft layers and heavy texture adds bulk and body. The face is framed and the length is masked by the longer, swept fringe.
Clever use of colouring works to make a key style statement. The double colour dimensions add the illusion of width whilst the sleek, eye skimming swept fringe reduces the length of the face.
Soft, gentle wisps fall to frame the face whilst a long swept fringe adds width and creates a much rounder silhouette. Sensational rich copper is a colour of the season and keeps the look strikingly on trend.
Naturally beautiful thick dark shoulder length hair with deep, gentle waves and a thick rounded fringe is a perfect look for a longer face shape. The shape of the fringe, the length of the cut and the wavy texture all help frame the face, adding width and detracting length.
An ultra edgy cut that takes face framing to another level with incredible use of colour. The blunt fringe, asymmetrical shape and jaw skimming cut all work for long face shapes, what makes this style significantly unique is the use of colouring. Lighter colours add warmth and volume which gives an apparent extra boost of width. One seriously hot hairstyle that works for a long shaped face.
By avoiding height and keeping this super shiny bob very flat and smooth on top the this hairstyle detracts from the length of the face. The deep side parting and jaw skimming length add width and balance out the face features. A super sophisticated and elegant style to flatter the longer face shape.
The deep, rich, glossy purple short hairstyle that is already causing serious hair envy. This clever precision cut creates angles around the key facial features ensuring that each is enhanced to ensure a rounder more balanced shaped face.
A sophisticated and highly glamorous short cut that falls around the ears and makes use of the deep sweeping fringe to draw attention to those huge and beautiful eyes. The length of the face is immediately reduced at each level.
Often long hair is a no-no for those of use with a long face shape however there are a number of occasions when long hair works. The rules - keep hair flatter on top to avoid stretching out the face and use bulky curls or waves that run parallel to the face to add width. Beautiful, effortless long hair is a key style for the season.
Long hair v long face. On this occasion, it works perfectly. A thick, curved fringe shields the longer forehead and minimises length in the face whilst the mounds of beautiful big barrel curls add dimension and create a more rounded silhouette which shortens the face. Sensational hair.
This straight, sleek shoulder length bob actually works the long face shape with its curved, heavy fringe that masks a long forehead and the face framing longer layers that define the face.
Platinum pixie crops are absolutely iconic hairstyles that have made a come back in each and every decade since the 60’s. With it sharp and defined cut this style is the perfect match for a longer face shape.
Often, ultra straight hair is a no no for those with a long face shape but this style cleverly adds texture and combines the blunt length with the blunt fringe to add curves to the face.
The asymmetry, the texture, the curls and the deep side parting are all key features of the perfect style for those with a long shaped face. This ultra glamorous jaw skimming bob ticks all the boxes to flatter a longer face shape. Take note, curls that draw the eye away from the face are perfect to add width.
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