When you’re looking for hair inspiration, it’s important to take into account the shape of your face – because as we all know, not every haircut will flatter. And this rings especially true when you’re searching for hairstyles for oblong faces.
After all, the key to balancing out your facial features is by choosing the right cut. But at least, we think you’ll be pleased to hear that if you have an oblong face, there’s a whole host of trendy hairstyles that will complement and enhance your complexion. And to prove it, we’ve rounded up 5 of the most fashionable hairstyles for oblong faces for you to choose from, below.
5 Trendy hairstyles for oblong faces
Glamorous, sexy, and very Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, this classy hairstyle will always look on point – not to mention it’s a brilliant way to balance out your facial proportions if you have elongated features.
Thanks to the movement and voluminous nature of this hairstyle, it can help to add width to your oblong-shaped face, while also injecting a bit of casual drama into your look. For an ultra modern outcome, wear it with an off-centre parting and don’t forget to work some Toni&Guy Prep Curl Defining Oil (£6.99*) into your damp tresses before styling to help add moisture and definition.
Eye-grazing fringe and long layers
A longer fringe that grazes the brow will instantly flatter an oblong face – by helping to accentuate your eyes and shortening the length of your complexion. Combine it with classic long layers – which will help add movement and texture – for an ultra modern look that feels like a softer version of the uber fashionable shag cut. Plus, it’ll really help define those cheekbones, too!
As well as helping to highlight your cheekbones and accentuating your eyes, a longer, feminine-looking pixie cut is also perfect for creating the illusion of a fuller face.
With its fashion-forward status and versatile nature, if you’re brave enough to commit to this short cut, you’re sure to win instant sartorial points. Just don’t forget to pair it with a grown-out, sweeping side fringe – to help frame your face – and ask your stylist to cut in very subtle layers at the top to create soft volume.
What’s more, this haircut works a treat on both straight and wavy textured hair. A great styling tip for achieving a casually tousled look that feels so on point right now is by scrunching in some TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam (£5.50*) to damp hair and leaving it to air-dry.
No doubt about it, a classic bob is one of the most flattering hairstyles for oblong faces. Uber chic and timelessly stylish, a rounded short cut that hits just above the chin will help add fullness to your cheeks and jawline.
If you have thicker hair, try adding subtle layers, as this will help add texture and movement. while removing excess weight, which means it’ll be much easier to manage and style, too.
Wear it straight and sleek (we recommend spritzing TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray (£5.50*) on to your tresses before using a straightener for best results), or add some summer-ready waves with a large-barrel wand!
Layers are a great way to add dimension and movement to classic cuts. In fact, longer, more dramatic layers are perfect for framing an elongated face, as they will instantly add fullness and definition, while also exuding a sense of timeless elegance. Easy to style and low in maintenance, this is undoubtedly one of the best fail-safe hairstyles for oblong faces.
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