The Best Hairstyles For Oblong Face Shape February 22, 2017

Hairstyles speak a lot about how you carry yourself! Which makes taking care of those lustrous locks is a very important part of grooming one self. Having well taken care of hair alone doesn’t do the trick. Sporting right kind of hairstyle that suits your face structure is also very important. Not every face can carry every hairstyle. So knowing what will work for you is the key to having good looking hair!

First off, do you have an oblong face? Here is how you can answer that question for yourself.

Oblong faces are usually faces that are longer and not wide. In most cases they are referred to as oval faces. In this face type the individuals tend to have a larger forehead with cheekbones being more prominent. If you spot these two pointers on your face, then you have an oblong face. And this is just the article for you. If not, you can still keep reading to know what you shouldn’t do!

Hairstyles and Oblong Faces:

Ladies with this kind of facial structure find it difficult to choose the right hairstyle. This is because of the lack of knowledge that the length has to be shortened.

So read below to understand few of the hairstyles that suit oblong faces.

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Hairstyles for Oblong Face Shapes:

Oblong faces are less wide than long. Hence the main attempt here would be to make the face appear wider and thus making it disproportionate.

Wavy hairstyles are great for oblong faces. While styling hair always keep in mind that long straight or poker straight hair is a big no, especially because it will tend to make the face look longer than usual.So the best option to style straight hair for oblong faces is to include lots of waves. Try adding loose waves using ‘straightners’. This trick works to create large loose waves,thus adding volume. The curls that will fall near the cheekbone area will help create the illusion of wider face.

Here are some hairstyles for oblong faces, which can inspire you:
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This hairstyle packs in loose waves, which fall on the cheekbones defining them.

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The loose curls and the shoulder length hair are killer combination for oblong faces.

Add Some Retro Curls:

Curls are a great way to add width to your face. You can use some soft retro curls for your hair styles.

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This style is all about those killer retro curls. These hairstyles also tend to look great on oblong faces, especially as the front section style helps hide the large forehead.

Side Sweep Hairstyles:

Side sweep hairstyles look great on oblong faces. Why is it so?? When you do a side sweep hairstyle showing your ear/ears, you tend to then create an optical illusion of the face being a bit wider than usual. And the side swept hair covers a good portion of the forehead too. This helps by making your face seem more proportionate.

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Here are some styles to try:

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This is a great prom hairstyle for oblong faced ladies. The front section helps camouflage the large forehead and the curly locks help make the face look broader.

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In this easy to do style the ears are deliberately shown to make the face appear broader than usual.

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This effortless and elegant look is one of the best hairstyles for oblong faces. The retro curls along with the side swept style and the deliberate show of the ear makes this look very apt for oblong faces.

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Shoulder Length Hair: The Most Flattering

The most flattering hair length for oblong faces is shoulder length. This is the ideal length for an oblong face, because the short hair will tend to make it look disproportional, while the long hair will weigh the face down. Here are some styles:

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So we hope you have found the perfect hairstyle idea for your oblong face. Do you know any other oblong face hairstyles? Do share your experiences.

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  • Aneesha

    Really cool oblong face hairstyles. I really liked what Taylor Swift here is flaunting.. i wish to sport hairstyle like hers..<3 i even liked the shoulder length hairstyle which you have shown here.. Too good..:)

  • Amina

    All the hairstyles are too good.. they just blew my mind off.. <3 im really gonna grow my hair really long now.. really want that long hair.. to have those loose and amazing curls.. <3