The best haircuts for a long face are flattering because they add width, while detracting length. If your face is longer than it is wider, find out which looks work best for you as there are plenty of cool haircuts to draw inspiration from.

Whether you have a strong jawline or a raised forehead, the right hairstyle for a long face makes all the difference. Texture is very important, so be prepared to work on your hair a bit more, especially if it's naturally straight. A one-length cut for straight hair is the worst choice you can make, since it would elongate your features further, so focus your attention towards cuts that flatter your face shape. 

Check out a few much better ideas for haircuts for long faces, that make celebrities with long faces like Liv Tyler and Sarah Jessica Parker look fabulous.

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Short Haircuts for Long Faces

Going to extremes, either very short or very long, isn't usually flattering for an oblong face, but if you like it short, a messy pixie hairstyle can be the right look. Whether you leave the sides a bit long or prefer them short, the key to this look is longer and textured hair on top. Don't go overboard in adding too much volume and height, simply go for texture with some good layering, but no short layers.

Ashley Simpson Long Face Shape Pixie Hair StyleVictoria Beckham Long Face Shape Pixie Hair Style

One of the best short haircuts for long faces is the chin-length bob hairstyle. It adds just the right amount of width to your face and it's one of trendiest version of the bob.

Bangs are extremely important when it comes to the best hairstyles for long faces. Give them a try, but stay away from the wispy look. Blunt bangs work wonders on hairstyles for a long face and round bangs can be equally charming.

If you're letting your short hair grow out, opt for a lob. The long bob that goes a bit under the chin but doesn't touch your shoulders is an excellent option as long as you get the right layering and add a bit of texture.

Long Hairstyles for Long Faces

Megan Fox Long Face Shape Layered Haircut

If you have straight hair and want to keep it that way, the best hairstyles for long faces are shorter ones. A good trick for straight hair is pulling it in a low ponytail or styling it side swept, like Megan Fox, but you'll get bored of it eventually.

Once you grow out your locks, you'll need plenty of layering and texture. Opt for either soft waves or big curls, they add width and frame your face better than a long cut.

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Get face framing layers like Kim Kardashian or go for Liv Tyler's blunt bangs, perfect for a long wavy hair, even with minimal layering. Go for long layers if your hair is curly, but feel free to ask your stylist for shorter layers if you have wavy hair and want the best long hairstyles for long faces.

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