Long faces have more length than width. They are defined by a long chiseled jawline, a high forehead, and most likely a pointed chin. Although oval to oblong faces like this look thin at times, they are quite versatile and give you plenty of options when getting a new hairstyle.
To begin with, try curls, waves, flowing layers, bangs or anything else that adds plenty of volume and bounce around the face to balance out their kinks making them look shorter or less skinny.
And that’s why we’ve brought the best celebrities with long faces to inspire you today.
Celebrities with long faces
No need to make a long face because the next fashion divas and their hairstyles are here to save your day!
1. Terry Hatcher – Curly Bob
Terri Hatcher’s bob worked wonders to create the illusion of width on the celebrity’s long face.
Women with curly hair texture can choose a neck-length cut with many layers so that the curls will swell along the sides of the face. Soften the look even more with subtle side bangs.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker – Polished ballerina bun
There is no need to hide your beautiful elongated and thin face. Instead, show off your toned jawline and sharp chin with a high ballerina bun just like the ‘Hocus Pocus’ actress here.
Slick all the hair back using a hair donut bun maker and there you go!
3. Kim Kardashian – Sammy Cornrow with medium parts
A simple middle part is enough to add some roundness to long faces.
Mixed women can emphasize their slim face shape with half-horns that turn into box braids at the back of the head. Go as long as you want to use extensions in each color.
4. Pink – Angular Pixie
This American singer is well known for her bold hairstyles and she has done it again with an angled pixie cut.
Pink broke the symmetry of her elongated face with an uneven fringe that hid part of her broad forehead alongside a long top and sideburns.
5. Sandra Oh – Layered Soft Waves
Sandra Oh is a true inspiration for women with long faces and wavy to curly tops.
Keep it basic by recreating her look featuring shoulder-length locks with tousled layers and a barely-there parting. The way bouncy hair adds width to the face is quite amazing.
6. Carrie Underwood – Wind-swept pouf with a loose braid
A bumpy pouf high in the front is not great for long faces. But you can still rock a curled one to keep hair off your forehead.
Sweep the strands back and let them set naturally before applying hairspray. Finish with a romantic loose French braid at the back.
7. Hilary Swank – Messy Slick-Back
Slick wet hairstyles have been trending for a while now, but they can look too blunt on a long thin face.
Opt for a messy version, like Hilary Swank’s, with a slightly puffy top, flat sides and teasing curls at the back. The exposed ears add extra width to the face.
8. Iman – long bottle neck bob
A bottle neck bob is perfect to accompany soft facial features. While curtain bangs make a wide forehead look narrower without covering it up completely, a neck/shoulder length bob keeps the face from looking too long.
Throw in some highlights for a natural glow along with some luscious beachy waves.
9. Liv Tyler – blunt bangs in the center
Speaking of bangs, here’s another celeb with a long face who focused all the attention on her blunt-fringed sparkling eyes.
Part the bangs in the middle and choose an arched shape to avoid an intense look. Add layers to the remaining mane and you’re done!
10. Meryl Streep – Luv Swift is versatile
Medium hairstyles work best for oblong faces which is why Meryl Streep sports this straight lob with messy ends.
She went for a side-swept style with strands tucked behind the ears to give the impression of a wider face. A must try for sure!
All the above-mentioned celebrities look phenomenal with their long faces thanks to their properly done hairstyles.
You too will be thankful for your naturally smart face once you rock it with these hairstyles. Just remember to add the body along the sides and not the top of the face and you’ll be fine!