So you love your long hair, but have started to get bored with your daily styling efforts; maybe that long-hair staple of leaving hair down, wearing a ponytail or that ever-faithful messy bun is getting a bit too routine. And the idea of breaking up your hair blues with a big chop not really an option, you’re going to have to mix things up a bit by trying new long hairstyles. One of the best ways to figure out which ones will work for you is to understand what looks go best with your particular face shape, which, in turn, can enhance your look and vibe with your personality. Read on as we cover some of the best long hairstyles for different face shapes:
Long Hairstyles for Your Face Shape
1. Square Face
Generally known for a shorter face length and a narrower jawline, those with square faces should opt for a long hairstyle that’ll accentuate their cheeks as it subtly conceals their forehead. For this face shape, consider going for a side part with layers and some side-swept bangs.
2. Round Faces
Those with a rounded face can opt for long hairstyles that are angular all around their face. Consider a hairstyle that enhances the face such a wavy side ponytail with wispy hair ends. To create some defined hair waves, use some sea salt spray, like the TRESemmé Perfectly (UN)Done Sea Salt Spray.
3. Oblong Face Shape
The oblong face shape is renowned for its long and narrow width. Create some dimension to your face by opting for some defined blunt bangs with contrasting soft waves.
4. Oval Face Shapes
Those with oval faces generally have wide cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. For this face shape, try out some long layers that’ll add definition and style to your look. Use some serum, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Creme Serum, to smooth out any frizz or flyaways.
5. Heart Face Shape
Heart face shapes generally have a long and wide forehead with cheekbones that are smaller. For this face shape, go for a long hairstyle that focuses on bringing attention to your face with brow-grazing bangs and wispy layers.
If you’re in need of some more style inspiration, then check out some of our favorite long hair looks!
The Top Long Hairstyles For Your Face Shape
1. Side Swept Bangs with Curls
For a glamorous night around town, try out this sultry look. To give your curls a volume boost, try using Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip.
2. Side Swept Bangs with Braid
If you need to pull together a quick style on the go, then try out a braided look. Whether you want a simple three-strand braid or a chic fishtail like above, braids with side swept bangs will always be one of our favorite long hairstyles for girls with square faces.
3. Wispy Ponytail
This fun ponytail is filled with body and volume. The waves help shape your face and adds definition.
4. Ponytail With Hat
Skipping the shower today? Then spritz your hair with Dove Refresh+Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo to control your oily strands and pair your funky ponytail with your favorite hat to excel in style.
7. Classic Layers
Classic layers help accentuate your oval face shape.
8. Straight Layers
Make your layers pop out by straightening them. If you’re grabbing the straightener, don’t let your hair suffer from heat damage! Spritz some Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat Protection Spray to keep your locks guarded from the intense heat of your tools.
9. Fringe Bangs with Layers
Give your hair the coolest style on the block with some fringe bangs paired with layers.
10. Fringe Bangs With Curls
Amp up the volume on your hair with some styled curls.