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Woman's guide: Best hairstyles / haircuts for long / oblong faces

Updated on November 12, 2011

A lot of women have long faces. So what's considered a long face? The length is more than one and a half of your width. It appears that your face is bit longer than oval face. Most women that have long faces tend to look more mature. Many do not like to look older especially when they get to a certain age. This hub talks about the best hairstyles for women with long faces.

A lot of short hairstyles are appropriate for long faces. Many short hairstyles tend to add width to the face which is exactly what a long faced woman would need. The goal of a woman with long face is to create the illusion of an oval face. Short hairstyles that cover part of the forehead and add volume on the sides are great for you. If you have a long face and love short hairstyles, you can find many different cute styles that will flatter your face. Victoria Beckham's ultra edgy blonde bob is very appropriate on a woman with long face. The important thing for you to remember is to create the illusion of width on the side of your face through volume, wavy hair or tight curls.

A lot of women with long faces want to go with a medium length hairstyle. The key to looking good for a long face is with bangs. Bangs can cover up a very high forehead which most long faced women have. A wavy medium hairstyle is great for long faces. Volume on the side is a must for long faces. Here are some examples of good hairstyles for long faces.

In the United States, a lot of women want to go with long hair. In other places around the world, many women like to have short or medium length hair. In the US, men are very traditional and favor the long hair on any day. So, it is imperative for a long faced woman to know what kinds of long hairstyles look nice on them. You should have straight bangs to cover up parts of your forehead; lots of different styled bangs will flatter your face. The straight bang is the best for a long faced woman. Next important thing is to have volume in the hair. You can achieve that with a blow dryer in the morning or with wavy / curly hair. Your accessories and neckline are other things that you should consider when you want to create the illusion of an oval face. The worst type of long hair is simple straight hair with no bangs that is very long and straight. You don't want to look like a horse, right?

This hairstyle needs to be a little bit more wavy to flatter a long / oblong face.  Overall, very cute on a woman with long face.
This hairstyle needs to be a little bit more wavy to flatter a long / oblong face. Overall, very cute on a woman with long face.
Ultra sexy style that is very suitable for a long / oblong faced woman.
Ultra sexy style that is very suitable for a long / oblong faced woman.
Great for long faced woman, notice the volume.
Great for long faced woman, notice the volume.
You can get away with bangs if the volume is huge on the sides.  This hairstyle is very sexy.
You can get away with bangs if the volume is huge on the sides. This hairstyle is very sexy.

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      Kimberlydawn 

      6 years ago

      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"!

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      These are all so cute! Great hub here.

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      Linda1971 

      6 years ago

      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

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      susan54 

      6 years ago

      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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