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Hairstyles for oblong face shapes

Hairstyles for oblong face shapes have to allow for the person having long and slender face, sometimes quite delicate looking. They're roughly the same width at the forehead as just below the cheekbones, giving you a bit of a straight up and down look. Also hairstyles for oblong face shapes have to make provision for faces with a narrow chin, or a high, regal forehead, you're in good company people with Oblong faces tend to look sharp and intelligent.

Some people with hairstyles for oblong face shapes include Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirstie Alley, Janet Jackson and Niki Taylor. If you've got this face shape, you're best to stay with short or medium hair lengths. You'll also want to generate body and fullness, especially around the sides of your face. The key is to balance your long, slender face by building outwards and encouraging body. The more fullness your hair has, the wider your face will look.

You can wear short hair, and some individuals with this face shape can carry off slicked back styles. Carefully though, as you don't want to end up looking pinched. Try short styles that build volume outwards. Curls work well on this shape, and you'll look dynamite in a full, sexy 1920's style bob.

If you're going for medium length hair, you can go crazy with layers! Layering will at volume and dimension, and are great fun to style. They'll add softness to your narrow face. Try side parts which add geometry.

Steer clear of long hair?it will only make you face look longer. Centre parts are also a no-no, especially with longer hair as they tend to narrow the face as well. Fringes can be a great asset, but stay away from any hairstyle that builds height.

There are plenty of tricks that you can use to ensure you are able to vary your hair styles month on month if you wish, rad on or check our questions for more advice.



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