The Most Flattering Hairstyles for the Oblong Face Shape

01
of 16

Bobs Are a Great Choice for Long Faces

Luisa Hartema
The Image Gate/Getty Images for IMG/Getty Images

If your face is oblong, the last thing you want to do is get a hairstyle that makes the shape look even longer. With this slideshow, find inspiration in the hairdos of celebrities with similar face shapes. If you like what you see, print the photo and take it to your stylist to have the hairdo recreated on you!

02
of 16

This Cut on Kate Moss

Kate Moss
Robert Marquardt/Getty Images

 This long hair style on Kate Moss masks her oblong face.

03
of 16

Shoulder-Length, With Blunt Bangs: Fabulous for a Long Face

Kelly Reilly
Rob Kim/Getty Images

 Kelly Reilly rocks the perfect hair length for her face shape: blunt bangs and shoulder length locks.

04
of 16

A Sleek Bob Is Fabulous for Long Faces

Linda Fargo
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

 You can use a sleek bob for your long face. See Linda Fargo's above!

05
of 16

Blunt Bangs With Straight Hair: Awesome

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington. Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images

 In another instance of blunt bangs with straight hair, Kerry Washington wears this look with absolute perfection.

06
of 16

Long Face and Long Hair? Don't Go Too Long, But Do Add Waves

Gillian Jacobs
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The longer your hair, the more it will weigh down a long face. This cut isn't too long and the curls help add width to the face. Make sure to cut in layers to add fullness and don't let your stylist thin hair out too much. Those people with long faces need as much volume as possible.

07
of 16

Shoulder-Length, With Long Layers: Gorgeous!

Heidi Klum
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Shoulder length hair with long layers is gorgeous for a longer face.

08
of 16

The Most Flattering Length on All Face Shapes: Shoulder-Length

Alexandra Golovanoff
Francois Durand/Getty Images

No matter your face shape, a shoulder-length cut such as this one, will look flattering. Long face shapes look best when hair is kept above the shoulders.

09
of 16

You Can't Go Wrong With Blunt Bangs: They Hide a Big Forehead

Rose McGowan
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

 Hide your potentially big forehead with bangs. 

10
of 16

Shoulder-Length With Waves: Awesome for Long Faces

Jessica Alba
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

 Why have a long face when you can have amazing/wavy shoulder-length hair?

11
of 16

Waves Look Great on Women With Long Face Shapes

Karlie Kloss
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

If you have straight hair, considering adding waves or curls (Most women have some natural wave in their hair, so play it up.). Waves and curls add volume to a thin face. The more the better!

12
of 16

Add Width to the Sides If You Have a Long Face

Violante Placido
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Curls and waves add volume to the sides of the face. This cut is lovely because it adds volume but isn't too long. Shoulder-length is a perfect length for women who want to keep their hair long.

13
of 16

Chin-Length Bobs and Shags = Flattering

Chelsea Staub
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Chin-length bobs and shags are ideal for you because they create the illusion of width. This cut on Danielle Staub is more a shag than a bob and works great for long face shapes because it also has bangs.

14
of 16

A Great Formal Hairstyle for a Long Face

Bella Thorne
Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images
15
of 16

Thick, Wavy Hair Adds Body, Which is Good

Selena Gomez
Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Selena Gomez, pictured here, does not have a long face, but she does have great hair for someone with a long face. The reason this long hairstyle would work on a long face is because it adds body to the sides of the face, creating the allusion of width.

16
of 16

Another Great Bob for a Long Face Shape

Victoria Beckham in a short shag
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Note how this cut is shorter in the back, it's a great cut for a long face shape.