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Styles to Flatter Your Oblong Face Shape

male oblong face shape

female oblong face shape

Your face is longer than it is wide with a rounded jaw-line. You may also have a rounded hairline.

Your main style aims are...

...To make your face appear shorter and broader.

Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Go for...

  • Styles that add a little height and width at the temples and cheekbones

  • Length medium-short to medium long

  • Short styles are best when tapered in from the eye-line into the nape of the neck

  • Longer hair needs volume in the neck area

  • Hair off the sides, either short, or swept back or behind the ears

  • Soft, natural looking layers

  • If your forehead is high, wispy or open bangs (fringe)

  • Off center parting


  • Long hair all the same length

  • Very short hair

  • Center parting

  • Hair close at temples

Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Your best styles have the following characteristics...

  • Frames with depth as well as width to make your face appear shorter

  • Decorative or contrasting temples

  • A low bridge to shorten a long nose


  • Full or upturned brims

  • Not too much height in the crown

Makeup Tips

  • Apply darker foundation at the hairline around the forehead

  • Apply darker foundation over the chin

  • Apply darker foundation in the hollows of your cheeks

  • Apply blush on the apple (ball) of your cheekbones and blend out towards the top of your ear


  • Your best earrings have more width than length

  • Round, square and fan

  • Teardrops

  • Small hoops

  • Drops no longer than the chin, better with some width

The Finishing Touch

accessorizing the finishing touch

I know many of you need help with accessorizing...

  • Where to start?
  • What to choose?
  • How much is too much?

This is the ebook I now recommend to all my clients to answer these questions and more. See my review of The Finishing Touch ebook to find out why.

Examples of an Oblong Face Shape

Celebrities with an Oblong Shaped Face

These famous people have an oblong shape face...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslett

  • Michael Parkinson, Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe

More Examples of Oblong Shape Face

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