Top 50 Hairstyles for Long Faces

By on November 24, 2013






Welcome to our Top 50 Hairstyles for Long Faces! Long faces are typically very slim and elongated, with high foreheads and strong jawlines. This definition is quite loose, however, as oval shaped faces sometimes also classify as long faces. Generally, if your face is around twice as long as it is wide, it is considered to be long. When it comes to this face shape, the goal is to find hairstyles that add width to your face whilst decreasing the length. 

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We’ve taken inspiration from the hottest celebrities with long faces and chosen the Top 50 Hairstyles for Long Faces to help you find the best hairstyle for your face shape.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Super-long waves

 Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker looks phenomenal with her super-long waves of hair. This hairstyle is extremely flattering for long faces as the thick waves create the illusion of a wider, more oval-shaped face. If you don’t have naturally wavy hair, use a thick-barreled curling iron to give your hair some definition.

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2. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Side-swept with undone curls

 Actress and model Liv Tyler is bang on trend with her side-swept curls. By creating asymmetry with her hairdo, Liv diverts attention away from the length of her face. We absolutely adore her glossy, undone curls and the way that her bright red lips bring out her blue eyes.

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3. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Daring dip-dyed ‘do

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 Supermodel Joan Smalls wears her long hair loose with a deep side-parting. She spices up this simple hairstyle with dip-dyed ends and a few quirky platinum blonde streaks in her dark hair. These cleverly-placed highlights start at cheek level, accentuating the widest part of Joan’s long face.

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4. Gisele Bündchen Hairstyle: Face framing waves

 Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen looks sun-kissed and summery with her long golden waves of hair. Her hair softly skims her cheekbones, accentuating the widest part of her face and drawing attention to her stunning blue eyes. When getting highlights in your hair, make sure you choose shades that complement your skin tone.

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5. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Voluminous curls 

 Actress and model Megan Fox looks phenomenal with her perfectly styled, voluminous curls. This hairstyle is sexy and glamorous, and it is very flattering for long faces. To get Megan’s perfect Hollywood curls, work volume-boosting mousse into damp hair before blow-drying your hair in curlers. Give your curls extra body and definition with a thick curling iron.

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6. Naomi Campbell Hairstyle: Long blunt bob

 Former supermodel Naomi Campbell looks chic and sexy with her long, blunt bob. This is a great medium haircut for long faces as the choppy, blunt bangs conceal a high forehead and draw attention down to the eyes. For sleek, poker-straight hair like Naomi’s, invest in a high-quality hair straightener.

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7. Milla Jovovich Hairstyle: Short, curled bob

 American actress and model Milla Jovovich looks striking with her short, curled bob. We love her dramatic side-swept fringe and the soft curls that frame her face. Milla wears dangling earrings that draw attention to the widest part of her face, creating the illusion of a shorter and more oval-shaped face.

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8. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Long, flirty bob

 Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker looks radiant with her long, flirty bob. We love the long side-fringe, and the feathered ends that giver her look a soft and feminine touch. The key to this hairstyle is in the cut – ask your hairstylist to give your hair extra texture by feathering the ends.

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 9. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Long with dramatic blunt bangs

 Lord of the Rings actress Liv Tyler wears her long glossy hair loose with dramatic blunt bangs that accentuate her eyes. Liv’s bangs are slightly rounded at the sides, softening the outline of her face. Blunt bangs are extremely flattering for long faces as they conceal a high forehead and draw all the attention to the lower half of the face.

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10. Gisele Bündchen Hairstyle: Simple high pony

 Supermodel Gisele Bündchen keeps her look simple, wearing her hair in a pretty high pony. She’s embraced her long face and shows it off with enviable confidence. High ponytails are the best choice for long faces, as the volume of the pony can add to the width of your face.

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11. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Fishtail plaits

 Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls is bang on trend with her thick fishtail plaits. We love how she wears two fishtail plaits in low pigtails that rest on her shoulders. Plaited hair is very popular at the moment, and there are hundreds of styles to choose from. Find an online tutorial and start experimenting!

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12. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Super-long, smooth waves

 Actress and model Megan Fox wears her super-long hair in smooth waves. We love absolutely everything about this hairstyle: the length, the subtle layers, the rich chocolate colour, and the little blonde streaks that give her hair more depth. This hairstyle is perfect for her long face as it creates horizontal volume that appears to “widen” a narrow face.

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13. Milla Jovovich Hairstyle: Quirky chignon 

 Milla Jovovich looks stunning with her coppery tresses secured in a quirky chignon at the side of her head. The sweeping, angular bangs accentuate her blue eyes and work at decreasing the length of her face. We especially love the single, extravagant earring that she wears in her right ear – gorgeous!

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14. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Beachy blonde waves

 Actress Sarah Jessica Parker wears her long hair in beachy blonde waves that softly frame her face. We are in love with SJP’s summery hair colour – the combination of ash-blonde and platinum really brightens up her face and brings out her blue eyes. When choosing a new hair colour, try to find shades that work together to complement your complexion.

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15. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Up’do with blunt bangs

 Actress and model Liv Tyler looks simply gorgeous with her sleek up’do and her signature blunt bangs. This is a great up’do for long faces, as the bangs shorten the face and pull all the attention to the eyes and lips. If you’re wearing your hair in an up’do, try wearing dangling earrings that accentuate the middle of your face.

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16. Gisele Bündchen Hairstyle: Sexy waves

 Gisele Bündchen looks effortlessly glamorous with her long, sexy waves. Her hair is combed into a deep side-parting that keeps her golden locks to the sides of her face. To recreate Gisele’s simple-yet-sexy look, use a deep nourishing conditioner for super-soft hair. Blow-dry your hair carefully, making sure that you don’t rough up the cuticles as you dry it.

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17. Naomi Campbell Hairstyle: Poker-straight with bangs

 Former supermodel Naomi Campbell wears her raven hair poker-straight with choppy bangs. Once again, note how her bangs seem to shorten her face by drawing attention to her eyes, cheeks, and lips. When applying makeup, don’t skip the blusher – use it to accentuate your cheeks to make them appear wider.

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18. Lisa Kudrow Hairstyle: Shallow side-parting

 Friends star Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) looks stunning with her tousled blonde hair. The shallow side-parting in her hair creates face-framing sections of hair that skim her cheekbones. For extra volume, blow-dry your hair in rollers and then brush your curls out with a round brush.

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19. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Slicked back ponytail

 We simply love Megan Fox’s bold, slicked-back ponytail! Megan oozes sex appeal and confidence with this hairstyle, baring her face with minimal makeup. To recreate this look, smooth some soft-touch gel over your hair on top of your head before combing it back into a sleek and simple ponytail.

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20. Tyra Banks Hairstyle: Shaggy medium-length hairdo

 Former supermodel Tyra Banks looks radiant with her shaggy, medium-length hairdo. She hides her high forehead with long, choppy bangs that skim her eyes – a great tip for long faces! Tyra’s deep auburn locks really complement her complexion, and the shaggy texture of her hair is simply divine.

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21. Milla Jovovich Hairstyle: Romantic up’do

 Actress and model Milla Jovovich wears her hair in a super-romantic up’do. We love the messy side-bun secured at the side of her head, and the long pieces of hair that softly frame her face. The cherry-on-top of this look is Milla’s flawless, eye-popping red lippy that brings out her blue eyes.

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22. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Glossy ombre locks

 SJP is on form with her glossy ombre locks cascading over one shoulder. Ombre has been a very hot trend in 2013, with celebrities sporting all forms of ombre hairdos. We love SJP’s ombre fade from a rich chocolate brown to caramel to summery blonde ends. Gorgeous!

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23. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Side-braided hairdo

 Liv Tyler tries out a more edgy look with her side-braided hairdo. Braids are also trending at the moment, and it seems that the possibilities for braided hairstyles truly are endless! We love the contrast between Liv’s textured braids and the rest of her silky, loose hair. This is a great alternative hairstyle for outdoor music festivals or sports events.

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24. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Wet-look hairdo

 Fashion model Joan Smalls rocks a wet-look hairdo with her loose hair slicked back away from her forehead. Wet-look hair is super-easy to achieve, and it looks absolutely stunning. To recreate Joan’s look, work some extra-strength hair gel into your hair (but only on top, from your hairline backwards). Comb your hair back and carefully blow-dry to keep your hair in place.

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25. Gisele Bündchen Hairstyle: Long luscious waves

 Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen shows off her long, luscious waves of hair. We love how her middle-parting has created separate sections of hair that form soft, smooth waves to frame her face. This hairstyle works very well with long, thick hair – all you need to do is use a flat iron to create soft, smooth waves in your hair.

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26. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Flawless side-swept curls

 Megan Fox looks pretty and poised with her flawless, side-swept curls. Side-swept hair is extremely popular at the moment, with celebs such as Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon sporting glamorous side-swept curls at awards ceremonies. Megan looks elegant and feminine with her long brunette locks framing her beautiful long face.

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27. Milla Jovovich Hairstyle: Medium ‘do with side-swept bangs

 Actress and model Milla Jovovich wears her medium-length hair in a long bob with soft, side-swept bangs. This is a great medium hairstyle for long faces as the side-swept bangs conceal the forehead and accentuate the eyes. Milla ensures that her makeup complements her lighter hair colour and her pale complexion, pulling her look together perfectly.

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28. Tyra Banks Hairstyle: Poker-straight with blunt bangs

 Former supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks looks smoking hot with her poker-straight hair and blunt bangs. Her choppy, blunt bangs make her green eyes pop, drawing all the attention to the middle of her face. Blunt bangs work best with thick, straight hair, although you can use a flat-iron to tame wavy or curly hair.

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29. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Deep middle-parting

 SJP keeps her look simple with a deep middle-parting and medium length ombre waves. If you have a middle-parting, make sure that your hair isn’t too straight and flat against your head, as this makes your face look longer and narrower. Rather get some volume in your hair to add width to your face.

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30. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Side fishtail plait

 Supermodel Joan Smalls looks sultry and stylish with her side fishtail plait. We love this hairstyle for summer – it’s practical, elegant, and modern. A side plait is also super flattering for long faces as it draws attention to the side, and away from the height of the forehead.

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31. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Side-swept curly bob

 Liv Tyler looks breathtaking with her side-swept, curly bob. This is a fantastic short hairstyle for long faces as it maximizes width by drawing attention to the middle of the face. Note that Liv polishes off her look with big, dangling earrings to accentuate the lower part of her face. These tricks work subconsciously to create the illusion of a shorter, wider face.

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32. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Mega volume ponytail

 Actress and model Megan Fox turns up the heat with her mega-volume ponytail. Generally we’d advise not to add height to a long face, but since Megan has a more oval face, and loads of confidence, this hairstyle works very well. To create a puffy bouffant, tease your hair at the crown before securing your hair in a ponytail.

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33. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Gorgeous blunt bob

 Actress and fashionista Jessica Alba looks utterly gorgeous with her simple blunt bob. Her hair is cut below her chin, creating the perfect length bob to frame her strong jawline.  Jess keeps her look toned down and natural with minimal makeup, small stud earrings and healthy ash-blonde locks.

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34. Tyra Banks Hairstyle: Fancy ponytail

 Former supermodel Tyra Banks is definitely no wallflower – just look at her over-the-top, fancy ponytail! Tyra has gone for glamour by curling her ponytail and leaving wild, wispy strands of hair loose to frame her face. We love the little blonde highlights near her forehead that brighten up her complexion and accentuate her eyes.

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35. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Thick, voluminous waves

 Sarah Jessica Parker knows exactly how to work with her long face shape. She wears her hair loose and in thick, voluminous waves that start at cheek level. By creating horizontal volume and drawing attention to your cheeks, you can create the illusion of a wider face. Make sure the biggest wave in your hair is at cheek level, for extra width.

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36. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Super-long half-up ‘do

 Liv Tyler looks stunning with her super-long hair in a half-up hairdo. Her hair has been pulled back from her face and secured behind her head, leaving the rest of her raven locks loose. Tuck your hair behind your ears for a more polished touch, and finish off this look with a bit of candyfloss-pink lipstick. Beautiful.

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37. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Long with dip-dyed ends

 Supermodel Joan Smalls wears her long hair loose and straight, showing off her dip-dyed ends. The smooth layers in her hair give it a bit of body, and the blonde streaks give her simple hairdo an extra edge. We love Joan’s quirky (creepy?) razor-blade earring – definitely a conversation starter!

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38. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Medium ombre waves

 Actress Jessica Alba looks adorable with her medium ombre waves. The volume and texture of her waves make her face look fuller, while the ombre ends draw the attention down to her mouth. Ombre suits almost everyone – all you need to do is find shades and tones that suit your complexion!

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39. Kate Beckinsale Hairstyle: Intricate up’do

 Foxy actress Kate Beckinsale looks elegant and poised with her intricate up’do. Her hair is braided and twisted into a kind of bun-and-chignon hybrid, with a little bubble fringe on top. Kate polishes off her look with fantastic sparkly earrings and minimal makeup – all in all, a winning look.

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40. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Cute “Carrie” curls 

 Who could forget Carrie Bradshaw’s signature curls in Sex and the City? We think SJP looked her best with her full head of soft, bouncy curls. If you have naturally curly hair, get a good haircut and simply leave them be. Natural curls add width to long, narrow faces with hardly any effort, and they look great in a ponytail.

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41. Liv Tyler Hairstyle: Long, choppy bangs 

Actress Liv Tyler looks demure and pretty with her long, choppy bangs. If you have a long, narrow oval face like Liv’s, bangs are your best friends. The overall length of your face will determine how long you can wear your bangs. For an extra high forehead like Liv’s, choose long bangs that skim your eyes.

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42. Jessica Biel Hairstyle: Angled bangs

Actress Jessica Biel is another celebrity to be inspired by when it comes to perfect bangs. Although Jess doesn’t exactly have a classic long face (she has quite wide cheeks), we think her hairstyle would be perfect for girls with long faces. We love how Jess’ bangs are slightly uneven and angled to one side – a lovely change from heavy, straight-across blunt bangs.

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43. Jessica Alba Hairstyle: Regal up’do 

Jessica Alba looks ethereal with her intricately braided regal up’do. She gives the braided trend an ultra-feminine twist by creating a headband from her own hair. Braids and plaits are very easy to create, and there are many styles to choose from. Start with a simple French braid and progress to more difficult styles using tutorials.

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44. Joan Smalls Hairstyle: Retro bangs

Fashion model Joan Smalls mixes up her look with a highly textured retro hairstyle. Her chestnut brown locks have fantastic body, and her thick bangs stand slightly off of her forehead. This is a great hairstyle for thick, straight hair, although you can recreate this look with heat styling tools and a bit of patience.

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45. Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle: Messy honey-blonde waves

SJP shows us that you can’t go wrong with loads of layers and waves. We love this messy blonde hairdo with its soft waves and feathered layers. To recreate this look, 1. get your hair cut into lots of face-framing layers and 2. lay off the heat styling for a while, letting your hair’s natural texture come through.

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46. Kate Beckinsale Hairstyle: Cute and quirky 50’s hairdo

Actress Kate Beckinsale looks fresh-faced and radiant with her cute and quirky ponytail. This 50’s inspired up’do features a pouffy fringe and loads of voluminous waves. The key to this hairstyle is, you guessed it – volume! Use volume boosting hair products and tease your fringe before pulling your hair back into a bouncy, flirty ponytail.

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47. Kerry Washington Hairstyle: Tousled lob with bangs

Scandal actress Kerry Washington looks divine with her tousled lob (“long bob”) and long, choppy bangs. Her bangs frame her eyes beautifully, and they also cleverly conceal her high forehead. We love the texture and the colour of Kerry’s tousled waves of hair, and her deep plum lipstick.

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48. Jessica Biel Hairstyle: Curls, curls, curls

We’re really happy to see Jessica Biel without her signature blunt bangs and super-straight tresses. She surprised us by sporting a fresh new look – short blonde curls with a deep middle parting. Her curls, paired with the gold hooped earrings, direct attention to the middle of her face and away from her high forehead.

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49. Uma Thurman Hairstyle: Classy up’do

Actress Uma Thurman sports a pretty and classy up’do with gorgeous piecey bangs. Her bangs cover her high forehead and end at the top of her cheekbones, highlighting the widest part of the lower half of her face. This is a fantastic up’do for long faces as it conceals your forehead and neatly frames your best features.

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50. Megan Fox Hairstyle: Smooth, soft layers 

Actress and model Megan Fox embraces her long face shape and wears her hair super-straight with smooth, soft layers. Her hair looks gorgeous and touchable, and the soft layers gently frame her stunning jawline. If you have a long and perfectly oval face like Megan’s, feel free to flaunt it and celebrate your natural beauty.

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So there you have it – the Top 50 Hairstyles for Long Faces! We’re sure that you’ve found some fabulous options for your next hairstyle, and we’re confident that you will look great with a hairstyle that works with your face shape, and not against it.