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Woman's Guide: Best Hairstyles / Haircuts for Long / Oblong Face Shapes

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I love fashion! Hairstyle is so important for women. The right hairstyle can make you look younger, more attractive, and hide imperfections.


What is an Oblong Face Shape?

Lots of women have oblong face shapes. So, what's considered a long face? The length is more than one and a half the width of the face. Your face is just a little bit longer than the perfect oval face. Most people with the oblong face shape tend to look more mature. Many do not like to look older especially when they reach a certain age. This hub talks about all the hairstyles that will make your face appear shorter and closer to the oval face.

Short Bob

If you have an oblong face and love short hairstyles, you are super lucky! Lots of short haircuts are perfect for oblong faces. Remember Victoria Beckham's edgy blonde short bob, that haircut is perfect to balance out an oblong face shape. This particular bob adds a lot of volume on the side of the face. This creates an illusion of a wider and fuller face. By creating volume on the side, the long face appears shorter. When you are bold enough to rock Victoria Beckham's short bob, you will look years younger and more energetic.


Short Hairstyle with Bangs and Volume on Side

Lots of short hairstyles flatter the oblong face. When you add volume on the side and straight bangs, your face will instantly appear shorter. Any short hairstyle that covers most of the forehead and add volume to the side of the face will make you look amazing. In addition, when the oblong face appears shorter, it will actually make you look years younger. A shorter face reminds people of a more youthful person.


Medium Length Hair with Waves

If you love waves and have an oblong face shape, you are super lucky! Wavy hair is really your best friend. Waves add volume and widens the narrow face. This type of romantic hairstyle perfectly balances out an oblong face. Want to make your face even shorter? Try to add some bangs that graze the eyebrows. Sometimes, black hair tends to look too heavy. Lighten up your face by changing your black hair to a rich brown.


Romantic Long Hair with Waves, Curls, and Bangs

Long hairstyles are very feminine. Wavy long hairstyles are even more feminine. The oblong face shape is perfect for wavy or curly long hairstyles. Waves and curls are your friends because they make the slender face look more full and wide. Any volumizing hairstyle is perfect for your face. Make sure that your long hair is not super straight and sticks to the side of your face. Also, bangs tend to look really good for the oblong face because it visually shortens the long face. When a woman with long face shape wears the romantic wavy hair, her face instantly looks closer to an oval face.


Deep Side Part Long Wavy Hair

Here is another type of bangs that look amazing on oblong faces. Try a deep side part to add some romantic vibe to the traditional long wavy hair. This hairstyle is especially fitting for a date night. Imagine this hairstyle with a beautiful dress and a pair of high heels.

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Middle Part Wavy Long Hair

Don't like bangs and have an oblong face? Don't worry. A middle part hairstyle will shorten your face instantly. Sarah Jessica Parker, the famous Sex in the City star, has a typical oblong face. She added volume to her long hair and perfectly framed her face with a middle part. Be sure to ask your hairstylist to cover the corners of your forehead with hair.


Wispy Bangs Medium or Long Hair

Surprise! Another hairstyle featuring bangs! These wispy bangs look so amazing on a woman with a long slender face. Alexa Chung, a model with a classic oblong face, wears the wispy bangs with her medium length hair. Be sure to add some width to the side of your face for the ultimate face widening effect.



Kimberlydawn on August 17, 2012:

That's so true! You definitely need the volume on the side...and the bangs!!! If you have those 2 things, you can look cute! Also - a chunky short necklace with round beads and a round pendant can work wonders! It's all an "optical illusion thing"!

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on April 16, 2012:

These are all so cute! Great hub here.

Linda1971 on October 28, 2011:

JIN1128, I am totally rock my new haircut. I got it yesterday,It's a flat top haircut.

Thank you Susan54 for the encouragement you and the others gave me in going for the new cut.I love it! great hub

susan54 on October 28, 2011:

JIN1128, What a great hub! As you can tell by my picture I love short hair. you give great hair advise. Very cool hub! Men love my hair on me. That's a big plus.

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