What are the best hairstyles for an oblong face shape?


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Perfect hairstyles for someone with an oblong face, or one that is longer than it is wide, are those hairstyles that don't drag down the face, but instead add width to it. Hairstyles that include bangs, chin-length bobs, curves and waves and long layers all work well. Avoid hairstyles that add length to the face such as pixie hairstyles or any styles longer than the collarbone.

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If long hair is desired, consider a V-shaped cut in which the sides and front are shorter and the back is longer. Using this hairstyle, long hair can help to accentuate the shape of the face instead of weigh it down and cause it to look longer. For long layers, aim for the shorter front pieces hitting at the nose, chin and collar bone to add volume and flatter the face shape.

Brow-skimming bangs, blunt bangs and side-swept bangs are all attractive looks for someone with an oblong face, according to About Beauty. If a chin-length bob is desired, be sure to have the back cut a bit shorter than the front to add volume and texture. Use a volumizer regularly to add width to the hair and avoid drab, flat hair that adds length to the face.

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