Do you have an oblong face shape? Check out how you can style your hair!

If you have a long or oblong face shape, you join many Hollywood beauties such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Kelly Rowland to name a few. Just like any other face shape, oblongs have certain issues that they need to deal with when it comes to their hair. Since this shape is predominantly long, adding width and minimizing anything that can pull the face down should be avoided.

But before we get into all of the technical aspects, let’s first define what makes an oblong face shape. The main characteristics are:
- More length that width, with the width being more or less uniform from top to bottom
- A high forehead
- A squarish or broad jawline

If these things apply to you then welcome to the oblong club! Now, check out these hairstyles for some new ideas.


Darian Darling Long Wavy Hairstyle for Oblong Face Shapes

Darian Darling has an oblong face and she sure knows how to work it with this hairstyle! Darian’s cascading curls and eye-skimming fringe work well together to make the most of her face shape and give her a style boost as well. Having a long eye-skimming fringe works wonders to counteract any excess length in an oblong face, regardless of the length of the rest of the hair. Darian’s ringlets also look fabulous and add some width to her face. Super straight long hair will only add length to the face so this would be one style to avoid- keep it curly a la Darian.


Rachel Melvin Long Wavy Hairstyle for Oblong Face Shapes

Rachel Melvin is making the most of her oblong face shape here with a cute parted fringe and shoulder length waves. This hairstyle really minimizes any excess length in the face with the length, texture and colour. Rachel’s bangs are perfect for women who want to minimize a high forehead but don’t want a full-on fringe, and her waves add width to her face. The ombre colour technique is another way for women with oblong faces to look stunning—not only does the brown to golden blonde colour here look great on Rachel, but it also camouflages a long face.


Nichole Galicia Medium Wavy Hairstyle for Oblong Face Shapes

Nichole Galicia looks stunning in this wavy bob that works well with her oblong face shape, and will with yours too! Nichole utilizes a wavy hair texture to add volume and bounce all over, and minimize any length in the face. Her fringe skims the eyes, which is an ideal fringe for oblong face shapes, and arcs down to blend flawlessly with the rest of her ‘do. Her blunt bob has loose waves throughout to give her balance throughout her face, but it also looks tres cool as well!


Georgia King Medium Straight Hairstyle for Oblong Face Shapes

Finally, Georgia King is wearing another ideal hairstyle for an oblong face. The shoulder length is perfect and the shaggy but soft layers throughout really break up any excess length in her face. Her side swept fringe is another great feature of this ‘do and really enhances the rest of her haircut. If you have naturally straight and/or fine hair, this may be the style for you!

As you can see, oblong face shapes have a lot of options to work with when it comes to their hairstyles. These were just a few ideas but if you want more style inspiration, check out the Hairstyles for Oblong Face Shapes page.

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