Looking for last-minute haircuts to try before the holidays? We don’t know about you, but we think that any kind of gathering or celebration (like, say, the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend), is the best possible time to debut a new look. With family and friends coming together, it’s a great time to confidently show off a new you, particularly if you’ve been struggling to find a length to suit your features.
If you have an oblong face shape, you might need some help in figuring out the right kind of haircuts for long faces, especially ones that balance out your features. For some instant hair inspiration, read on for some easy inspirational looks that you can take for a spin before the holidays start rolling around:
5 Holiday-Worthy Haircuts For Long Faces
1. Long Hair and Micro Bangs
Micro bangs have been on our radars for awhile now, and the more we see them the more we love them! Micro bangs (or any sort of fringe) work well on long faces, as it helps shorten the forehead area while also adding a bit of width on the sides. Plus, they’re super cute! A small caveat: You’ll need to master the art of styling your bangs, which basically involves blow-drying them into the shape you want them to fall. Dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo, is also good to have in rotation, as it helps sop up excess oil and grease, which can be particularly prominent on a fringe.
2. Choppy Lob
A choppy lob, worn with face framing layers is one of the most flattering haircuts for long faces. We love this look because you can wear it super curly, wavy, or straight, and it always looks chic and modern. Ask for a collarbone-skimming lob with face-framing layers to get this fresh look.
3. Big Natural Curls
If you have super voluminous curls, you’re in luck. Mega volume and a long face are a perfect match. Whether your hair is super long or on the shorter side, make sure to take care of your curls for the best effect. To define your curls, use Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse on wet hair to add moisture and bounce. Then, blow-dry your hair with a diffuser attachment to keep your curl structure defined. You can also play with the hairstyling options with this cut, like a deep-side part, which can take the volume in your hair to a whole new level.
4. Close Cropped Pixie
A short pixie like this one is a great choice for long faces that have a bit more roundness on the cheeks, as the cut can definitely flatter your features. Pixie cuts are also super elegant, confident yet playful at the same time, and are definitely one of the looks that took 2017 by storm. Before making a big cut, make sure you look up lots of different pixie styles to figure out if you want an angled cut, a long pixie or really short crop. Bring in some inspirational pictures to your stylist to help figure out the best haircut for your facial features.
5. Asymmetrical Bob
Haircuts for long faces usually involve bangs (which we love), but if you’re not feeling the fringe, try out a modern asymmetrical bob. This cut gives the illusion of side-swept bangs, because the longer side is typically worn with a side part and drapes over one side of the face. The best part about this haircut? You can still stick all of your hair into a ponytail if it’s one of those days where you just can’t even—or for those precious Netflix and chill moments during the long Thanksgiving weekend!
Need more inspirational haircuts for long faces? Check out these short cuts for long faces.