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Find out which bobs to try, and which ones to avoid, based on your oblong face shape!

One of the most flattering and versatile hairstyles is the bob. It looks great in a short, medium or long hair length, can be worn curly, straight or wavy, and there is one to suit just about everyone - all you need to know is how to choose the right one for you!

The Right Bob for Your Oblong Face Shape

The most suitable bob hairstyles for an oblong face shape should feature all or some of the following:

  • Chin length or shorter.
  • Graduated in style/cut.
  • Wavy or curly hair textures.
  • Side-swept bangs.

Bob with Curls

Curly bobA bob that features a curly or wavy hair texture is perfect for softening the harsh lines of an oblong face shape.


Chin Length Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Selma Blair bobA chin length bob will emphasize the face's horizontalness rather than length, and the side-swept bangs will also help to shorten the length of the face.


The Wrong Bob for Your Oblong Face Shape

To ensure your bob hairstyle is suitable for your face shape, select a bob that does not have any of the following hairstyle features:

  • Height at the crown.
  • No bangs.
  • Wispy chin length.
  • Middle part.

Wispy Chin Length Bob

Jennifer Hudson bobAlthough a chin length bob is ideal for an oblong face, wispy ends with no body that don't add width to the sides of your face will only make an already long oblong face shape look even longer.


Middle Part

Short blunt cut bobA middle part on any bob teamed with an oblong face shape will only add vertical length to a face shape that needs to avoid any added length.


Now that you know which bobs to try, and which ones to avoid, take a look at the great range of bob hairstyles that we have available in our hairstyle categories.p>

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