Short Haircuts for Long Faces: 20 Stylish Crops That Work for You

Alyssa François | 02 November 2017

20 ways to downplay or enhance your face length.

Here’s the thing about long faces: It doesn’t matter if you have a round face shape, a square face shape or even a triangle face shape. Once you have characteristics like a long chin or a high forehead, you can probably say you have a long face frame. Getting a cut on a face like this usually requires something that adds width to balance out your features, or if you want to make your face stand out, you can go for a haircut that makes your shape more prominent. To help you decide on which haircut to go with, we’ve rounded up several of our top short haircuts for long faces:

20 Short Haircuts for Long Faces

short haircuts for long faces
Update the timeless look with blonde.

1. Blonde Bob

The bob haircut is a style that never goes out of fashion for many reasons. One of them is that it works for just about every hair type and face shape. Update your look by adding a nice blonde hue to make it stand out.

short haircuts for long faces: wavy bob
Messy bob but make it wavy. Photo credit:

2. Wavy Bob

Update your bob style with messy and wavy ends to frame your long face shape.

short haircuts for long faces: tousled bob
Tousle for body and movement. Photo credit:

3. Tousled Bob

Looking for a more classic way to style your bob on a long face shape other than wearing it bone straight? Try the tousled effect.

short haircuts for long faces: textured lob
A little texture to update the look. Photo credit:

4. Textured Lob

The lob style doesn’t always need to be worn straight. Rough-style your hair to create this textured look.

short haircuts for long faces: smooth pixie
The smooth pixie works for long faces too. Photo credit:

5. Smooth Pixie

This is a super easy short hairstyle for long faces to maintain and it complements just about everyone. Keep hair smooth and frizz-free with an all-weather hairspray like TRESemmé Climate Protection Hairspray.

short haircuts for long faces: slicked pixie
Elevate the top for volume.

6. Slicked Pixie

Keep it clean and sexy with a sleek, slicked-back pixie style. Smooth your hair back with Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel and allow your hair to dry completely. Elevate the top section of your hair for volume.

short haircuts for long faces: sleek bob
Pull it back. Photo credit:

7. The Sleek Bob

What do you do when your hair isn’t long enough to create a sexy low bun or ponytail? Sleek it back anyway.

short haircuts for long faces: side pixie
Smooth, sleek and under control. Photo credit:

8. Side Pixie

The deep side part on this smooth, side-slick style creates a soft effect to a long face with angular lines. Add a little bit of height to the fringe area to create volume.

short haircuts for long faces: off center part
Off-center parts work magic. Photo credit:

9. Off-Center Bob Cut

Use an off center part to your advantage. Part your hair in this direction to break up the symmetry in your face shape.

short haircuts for long faces: messy pixie
Roughen up the look for a disheveled finish.

10. The Messy Pixie

Going for a little mop top action? Try this ruffled short pixie cut style.

short haircuts for long faces: ear tuck lob
Pull your hair behind your ears to reveal your face shape. Photo credit:

11. Ear Tuck Lob

Tuck your lob behind your ears to put your face in display. Love your face shape? Flaunt it.

short haircuts for long faces: short updo
Pull hair back into a short updo.

12. Half-Updo, Short Hair

This half-updo on short hair proves that you can wear updos in whatever length you choose. Try this look when you want a quick update.

short haircuts for long faces: edgy cut
Try this fun straight and edgy look.

13. Straight and Edgy

Go wild with the texture if you’re looking for haircuts for long faces that have an edgy twist. Apply a mousse like Nexxus Styling Mousse Plus for volume, then blast-dry with a blowdryer to create the height you desire.

short haircuts for long faces: curly bob
Play up your texture to add dimension to your look. Photo credit:

14. Curly Bob

Looking for short haircuts for long faces that add a bit of dimension? Look no further than this textured short bob cut. If you don’t have naturally curly or wavy hair, use your curling iron to create mini waves.

short haircuts for long faces: afro curls
Widen your face with an afro full of voluminous curls. Photo credit:

15. Curly Afro

A curly afro cut can help give the illusion of a wider face shape. Pick it out to increase the volume.

short haircuts for long faces: the buzzcut
Embrace your face with this super short cut. Photo credit:

16. The Buzzcut

Dare to bare it all with a buzz cut. If you want to emphasize your long face shape, go for the buzz.

short haircuts for long faces: boy pixie
Borrow this look from the boys. Photo credit:

17. Boyish Pixie

This boyish pixie cut puts the frame of your face at the forefront. Use your fringe to help create contrast and to downplay the length of your face.

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The trendy cut that suits your face length. Photo credit:

18. The Bowl Cut

The mushroom cut is one of our favorite short haircuts for long faces. Use the fringe to help create horizontal lines throughout your long face shape.

short haircuts for long faces: bob
Keep it simple with a bob to frame your jawline. Photo credit:

19. The Classic Bob

A bob that frames your face shape is ideal if your want to soften up any hard lines on a long face shape.

short haircuts for long faces blunt bob
Edgy spin on the classy bob. Photo credit:

20. Blunt Bob

If the classy bob is far too simple for your liking, try this edgy spin. This cheek length blunt haircut creates balance on a long face frame.

Loved these short haircuts for long faces as much as we do and want more hairstyle ideas for long faces? Here are the best on-trend hairstyles for a long face shape.

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