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
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.
2. Wavy Bob
Update your bob style with messy and wavy ends to frame your long face shape.
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.
4. Textured Lob
The lob style doesn’t always need to be worn straight. Rough-style your hair to create this textured look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. The Messy Pixie
Going for a little mop top action? Try this ruffled short pixie cut style.
11. Ear Tuck Lob
Tuck your lob behind your ears to put your face in display. Love your face shape? Flaunt it.
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.
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.
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.
15. Curly Afro
A curly afro cut can help give the illusion of a wider face shape. Pick it out to increase the volume.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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