Change is good. But when it comes to getting a new hairstyle there are some important things to consider: hair type, facial features and most importantly, the shape of your face. That’s why the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE would like to finish off our face shape series this month by putting together a list of hairstyle tips for people with long faces.
Characteristics of a Long Shaped Face
Long face shapes are typically characterized by slim, elongated features with high foreheads and narrow jawlines.
- Defined Cheekbones
- High Forehead
- Narrow, Smooth Jawline
When it comes to hairstyles for long face shapes, the aim of the game is to balance things out by making your face look rounder and more oval in shape. The last you want is something super harsh that accents the length of your face.
Rounded or blunt bangs can really help to break up the length of your face. If you decide to go with the second option, the fullness and shine of blunt bangs can provide you with a much-appreciated youthful look. Long side bangs on the other hand, also help to balance the length of your face by partially covering your forehead.
Waves or Curls
More often than not, straight hair makes a face look longer. That’s why the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE suggest women with longer faces add some waves or curls to their hair to create the illusion of width. If you have naturally curly hair, don’t ruin those gorgeous curls by straightening them out. Instead, try adding some layers to create additional texture.
Pixie cuts are probably one of the best hairstyles for people with long faces because they help cut the length of the face, instantly making it appear shorter than it actually is. However, you don’t want to add any additional height to your forehead. Short pixies or pixies with spiky hair will only make your face look longer. Instead, longer, flatter pixies that sweep down in front of the ears are a perfect option.
A bob that ends slightly below your chin is perfect for long-shaped faces as it creates the illusion of width. And, of course, you can give your hairstyle any effect you want with the perfect haircolor. From too casual to totally messy, a bob is an excellent way to style your hair!
*Tip: Don’t forget to add a few face-framing layers as they will help soften the look and boost the illusion of a shorter face.
Perhaps the oldest trick in the book for those with longer faces is a shoulder-length hairstyle. In fact, it’s incredibly flattering. The trick to framing longer faces, however, is never to drag them down vertically. The goal rather is to give you a wider dimension by decreasing its length. For those with wavy or curly hair, a good hairstyle length is just below the shoulders. For those with straight, fine hair, keeping it above the shoulders is probably your best bet.
Contact unDONE Salon
Ready to try something new? Let’s get started! unDONE Salon offers personalized consultations when it comes to choosing the best hairstyle for your face shape. Our Boise hair salon stylists are professionally trained and can help you decide the best direction to take when it comes to the hairstyle that will look best on you. We will be more than happy to share our wealth of knowledge and provide you with the perfect cut for your new look! To schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 287-2010.