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6 Hairstyles for Long Faces

When it comes to hairstyles for long faces, your primary aim should be to balance things out and we're here to help you do that with our handpicked selection of up-dos for long faces.

Hair styling for long faces: the basics

When it comes to hair styling for long faces, you should aim to soften angles and wear your hair in styles that create a more oval shape. You should steer clear of sharp angles and or any accents that accentuate length. A fringe is a great way to balance out a long face, as are curls and waves that add volume and texture to longer hair. Avoid wearing your hair too sleek or high as not to accentuate the length of your face.

Textured ponytail

The one rule long face shapes should follow is to avoid creating additional height at the top of the head, which means high ponytails are a no-no. Tying your ponytail low or at the centre of the crown is the most flattering way to wear it, while adding a bit of texture to your pony will break up the length of your face. Leave a few strands loose at the hairline to frame your face.

Braided ponytail

Sporty babes will love this chic, yet urban braided ponytail, especially as braids are a great way to shift focus away from the length of your face. The perfect hairstyle for anyone with thick hair, the added volume will help to create beautifully defined braids. Soften the look with subtle highlights, which will also add texture to the lengths of your hair.

Grecian ponytail

This updated take on the Grecian ponytail is a sophisticated and feminine up-do for mid-length to long hair. Simply choose your parting, create twists on either side of your hairline and sweep back into a low ponytail. Wrap a thick strand of hair around your ponytail to conceal the hair band and set the look in place with some hairspray. The twisted ponytail can be worn casually or glammed up for a night out with the addition of a headband and sparkling hair accessories.

Space buns

Space buns are a cute and preppy way to style your hair for casual occasions. Simply part your hair in two equal sections and wrap into buns, securing the look in place with kirby grips. Keep a couple of thick hair strands loose around the hairline or sport a long fringe to conceal a long forehead. Adding highlights will also help to make your face appear shorter.

Sleek bun

Sleek bun

Pulling your hair back into a sleek bun at the crown will minimise height and elongation, while subtle highlights will soften the overall look. Applying a hair oil will add shine to your locks, will a quick spritz of medium hold hairspray will secure the look in place. Wearing accessories like big, hooped earrings can also help to balance out your face.

Samurai bun with side parting

A samurai bun is a chic and up-do that perfectly transitions from the office to a night out. Styling your samurai bun in a deep side parting will balance out your facial features, while keeping it sleek and low will reduce any height at the crown that most up-dos create.

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