7 Hairstyles for Long Faces to Try Right Now
TBH, the best hairstyle for your long face shape is whatever the heck you want. But if you’re stuck in a style rut (been there) and lookin’ for styles and haircuts that’ll bring out your features and play up your angles, I’ve got you. To get you inspired fast, I rounded up the seven best styles on celebs like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski that you’re going to want to try out ASAP.
Thick Curtain Bangs
You’ll definitely want to take off your blindfold to see this look. According to Sally Hershberger, NYC-based hairstylist, “a long face has the ability to pull off a blunt or rounded bang,” which can swallow other face shapes. Take a cue from Sandra Bullock and ask your stylist for bangs that fall right below your brows to balance out your features.
A Piece-y Pixie
Don’t be afraid to go short and bold like Kerry Washington. This textured pixie is the perfect way to show off your angles—and add movement to your hair—while still framing your face.
Instead of pulling your hair back and fully off your face, try a textured ponytail with some loose pieces in the front, like Emily Ratajkowki’s soft updo. “It’ll give your face a bit of balance,” says Hershberger, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life?
If you were wondering if I’m #TeamBangs, the answer is yes (it’s an exclusive club and Selena Gomez is a member). A fluttering of layers combined with long, cheekbone-dusting bangs will automatically add definition to your face.
A Swooping Side Bang
Want something more sleek? Try a slick, sideswept bang, like Rihanna’s. This angled look naturally draws attention to your eyes and your lips (yes, please) and helps to break up the length of your face, says Hershberger.
Okay, so maybe you’re not into bangs. No worries—a center part and a few feathered layers, like Beyoncé’s, will keep your hair from falling flat and visually drawing your face down. For even more body, try curling your ends, starting from cheek-level and working your way down.
A Textured Lob
A cute, choppy lob with a ton of volume at the sides, as seen on Gabrielle Union, will immediately draw attention to your cheekbones (so better invest in a good highlighter). And the short, swingy layers give extra movement to your hair, which “helps to round out your face,” says Hershberger.