We’re sure you’ve heard it before: People with long faces shouldn’t have short hair. Ridiculous! It’s one of those so-called beauty rules that seriously needs to go away, especially since there are tons of really awesome short cuts for long faces that can work their magic by adding dimension and depth to your face.
Thankfully, there are so many cool short cut ideas that can fuse wonderfully with your sense of style, that includes everything from layers to angles to volume. As they say, with the new year comes a fresh start… so get ready to take some inspiration from some of our favorite short cuts for long faces for a whole new you this 2018:
Short Cuts for Long Faces: Short ‘Dos Just For You
1. Short, Angled Pixie
It’s a total misconception that there aren’t any cool short cuts for long faces, especially with options like this short, angled pixie. Not only do you get the short hair you’re going for, you can get an angled chop that defined your long face. The mega volume is a bonus as you place your hair on your preferred side, creating body and bounce to your hair without too much length. For some molding action, use S Factor By TIGI Creamy Molding Wax to style your hair! Apply to the roots and fluff out for a voluminous look, or twist between your fingers for a piecey effect.
2. Teeny Afro
The teeny weeny afro was a hit in 2016 that we are sure to be seeing more of in the new year. We love how this short crop isn’t too heavy as it focus on a tight cut around your face. This draws the focus to your eyes and neck while also adding depth to your long face.
3. Blunt Bangs and Pixie Cut
One of the easiest ways to ‘break up’ the length in a long face is to add some bangs. We adore the blunt bangs and retro pixie combo (hello, 1980s), as it’s super stylish and oh-so-cute! For styling, use Catwalk By TIGI Root Boost Spray to get all the volume your hair needs to rock this look. Just spray into wet hair, then blow-dry for volume.
4. Stacked Lob
Want a slightly longer cut that is still on the short side? Go for this super fun stacked lob. It’s shorter in the back which makes it perfect for summer (no sweaty neck action!). The extra length in front means you can do all sorts of different styles, like going for this super deep side part. The side part helps to create faux side bangs, giving your face more dimension.
5. Voluminous Bob
One easy trick for making short cuts for long faces more flattering is to amp up the volume. Adding a size boost all around keeps your long face from looking longer. Use Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse on damp to wet hair to help get your hair to new heights.
6. Buzz Cut
For the ultimate in short chops, go for a buzz cut. As the supreme minimalist hairstyle, this is one crop you want to make sure that you are ready for. Get inspiration from online hair galleries, ask people who’ve gotten buzzed tons of questions and go to a salon for a consultation. You can also go for a semi-buzzed chop or a side buzz. Just be sure that you’re ready to have your gorgeous face be the star of the show for a few months.
7. Deep Side Part
Want to break up the dimension of your face without getting bangs? Then the deep side part is definitely for you. This no-commitment style allows you to give your long face a more evened out look that you can style from one side to the next. Basically the best haircut ever!
8. Bob and Bangs
To round out long faces, try out a bob haircut with bangs. The stylish bangs break up long foreheads and the bob rounds out the cheeks. This look does require some regular upkeep (trims will soon be your new BFF), but it will all be totally worth it for this signature cut that’s both stylish and practical.
9. Two-Length Haircut
You love long hair and short hair, so why not go for a cut that showcases the best of both worlds! Two-length haircuts are all about dimension as they create depth to one part of your face. Go for a long bang-like layer on one side of your head and then a shaved undercut on the other!
10. Fluffy Pixie
For someone who is prone to wearing their more naturally, this look is for you. We love how the fluffy pixie creates some natural volume that can shape your long face. For some defined waves, be sure to apply some mousse to your damp hair and go!
Need more inspirational short cuts for long faces? Take a look at these easy hairstyles for short hair.