8 Festive Hairstyles for Long Face Shapes

Festive looks to try on your long face.

This holiday season we know that everyone is looking for pretty festive hairstyle ideas. Party ready hairstyles for long face shapes all focus on creating fullness or angles across the face. And guess what? They are actually super easy to do at home. Today, we’re covering everything from braids to long wavy styles to help you recreate the perfect party look this holiday season. Read on to check out some of our favorite hairstyles for long face shapes that you’ve got to try.

Long Face Shapes: 8 Festive Styles to Wear This Year

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A slight wave is a chic hairstyle option for your long face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Pretty Waves

We love the look of waves on long face shapes because they add can visual width to your features. The waves, can be created in a bunch of different ways but we’re fans of using hot rollers. Using hot rollers to create waves can add some natural volume to your hair at the same time. Trust us, you’ll feel like a festive bombshell without having to do all that much.

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Break up some of the dimension in your face with faux bangs. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Faux Side Bangs

It’s easy to break up long face shapes and add in extra angles without having to cut your hair. All you have to do is create You can fake bangs for a fun party look. We’ve got this tutorial for creating full fake bangs you can follow. Or you can just comb the front section of your hair forwards, tucking behind one ear to get this faux side bangs look.

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A fun crown braid is a modern way to accentuate a long face. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Crown Braid

Crown braids can really define and accentuate a long face with a modern hairstyle. If you’re still on the hunt for a style that can reduce the length of your face, try positioning your crown braid over your forehead. You can follow our tutorial for this exact look, it’s crown braids, the super easy way. Make sure to set your style with hairspray when you wear braids so it won’t fall out. We like using the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Spray.

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Try out a new hairstyle on your long face with a half updo. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Woven Half-Updo

This pretty woven half-updo works great on long face shapes for a couple of reasons. First, the face framing pieces add extra roundness to the face. Secondly, all the volume through the lengths works to soften long faces. Get tons of texturized volume by curling your hair and lightly teasing it. Then, spritz a little bit of some sea salt spray for even more texture and volume.

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Take some inspo from the past to try out a new style on your long face.

5. Vintage Chic Half-Updo

If you have mile long mermaid hair this fun vintage updo is a great way to totally shake up your style for a holiday party. Start by straightening your hair for a pin straight look. Then you’ll need to create a mini bouffant on the back section of the top of your hair. Don’t make your bouffant too tall or it will exaggerate long face shapes. Using the front section of your hair, create a sharp angle across your forehead and pin behind an ear. And just like that you’ve got a stunning vintage style for the holidays.

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Achieve a clean blowout at home as a way to accentuate your long face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Bouncy Blowout

Big blowout hair never fails to make us feel awesome. If done right, your home blowout can last for days. You’ll need a good hair dryer and a round brush to create this style. Then, follow some of our insider hair tips to master your home blowout. Swishy salon hair you can get at home? Yes, please!

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Draw the attention to your awesome waves with this cool hairstyle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Fingerwaves

Like several of the styles above, fingerwaves are great on long face shapes because it breaks up the length of the forehead. This will help to shorten your face while looking super cool and vintage at the same time. To sculpt this style, you’ll need some TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel and a curling wand as you create loose and defined waves.

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A metallic headband can really make your long face ‘pop.’

8. Wear a Headband

We love this look because it softens long face shapes and is holiday glam at the same time. To create more angles on the face, just style your hair forwards. Top it off with a glitzy headband and you’re good to go.

Need more hairstyles for long face shapes? Check out these super short cuts for long faces.

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