Long hair can give your face a total transformation. It can change your whole look, remove years off your face, and make your best features stand out even more. However, having long hair does not guarantee the same results for all kinds of face shapes. Not every style of long hair you see on random men will have the same results on you. There are many factors at play. Here are some examples of different face shapes that will look terrific with long hair.
If you have an oval face, you are among the lucky people who have the perfect face shape. This is actually the most common in the world. Any kind of hairstyle will suit this face shape, most of all long hair. Oval faces are perfectly proportioned, so whether you have short or long hair, thick or thin or no hair, you will always look good. This slightly long hair will work for thin, thick, straight, wavy, or curly hair types. You can wear it long enough to touch the collar of your shirt, and then style the tips so they curl softly and naturally.
Facial features and certain hairstyles can make or break your whole look. How many times have you seen male celebrities look a lot less attractive by wearing bad haircuts?The trick here is to find the perfect haircut or hairstyle that will best match your face shape.
If you have a square face and you want to wear long hair, choose a style that can emphasize your forehead or jawline. Women have a thing for men and strong jawlines, so if you have it, flaunt it! To complete this look, you can couple it with a little face carpet. Should you choose to wear one, some scruff, or goatie, or stubble will work just perfectly!
A heart shaped face is described as having a full forehead, strong cheekbones, and a narrow chin. This type of face shape is perfect for long hair because the hair adds more volume to that area of the face just below the cheekbones, which creates an illusion of a stronger or fuller chin.
A full beard is also a nice addition to the face to make a small chin look more prominent, just like Chris Hemsworth’s right here. Most guys who have this shape of face usually sport long hair, because short hair tends to put emphasis on the top or upper part of the face, and draws the eyes to the lower part of the face.
If you have a diamond face shape, you want to make the prominent cheekbones less prominent by filling out the forehead, the jawline, and the chin. Having long hair will accomplish that. However, try to avoid wearing your long hair flat on your head, or wearing it sleek and shiny. This will not look very flattering, as it will make your face appear longer.
Try to add some layers to your long hair, and cut your bangs so that they cover your eyes slightly. If you can grow a beard to soften the strong chin, you will be totally rocking this look!
If you have a wide and prominent cheekbone, coupled with a curved and round chin, you have the round type of face. How wide or how long your face is pretty much the same, so you want to cut or style your long hair to make the face slimmer and longer. You also want to create the illusion of angles.
The best style you can do to long hair on a round face is to cut it in layers. The more messy the layers, the better. They can make the soft jaw line and round cheeks narrow. Also wear your sideburns longer, pointing downwards. You can also wear a small beard or stubble to further slim down the roundness of the face.
If you’re not sure if you have a triangle face, check whether you have a wide brow, narrow cheekbones, and a narrow chin. A triangle face will look great with long hair, too. But you have to choose a style that will make the brow area smaller and the chin area wider.
You should also part your hair about 3 inches off center to narrow the brow area. Keep the hair cropped close at the top and near the temples, and then make if fuller at the back and just below the ears. You can also add in a full beard to create the illusion of a fuller chin.
If you have an oblong face, you have a pretty rectangular face, with a curved and rounded brow and chin. An oblong face will look great with long hair, especially if it helps you achieve a fuller and shorter face shape.
You will want to keep it long and full around the temples and just below the ears, with pronounced layers to taper the strong jawline. Also, try to stay away from hairstyles that make your hair your look taller. Sweeping it all back can also make your face to look longer. To further soften the strong edges of the jaw, you can just wear a close-cropped full beard.
There are so many hairstyles that may look great on this guy but won’t look as hot when you have it done on yours. Long hair is not exactly one size fits all. You will have to make adjustments, especially when it comes to the hair on the top, around your brow area, around your ears, and around your jawline.
Even a layered or a plain cut can spell the difference between fab and fail.
Do your research and study your face shape before chopping off your locks. You don’t want to end up with an unflattering haircut that will make you want to shave all that gorgeous hair off altogether. Look for hairstyles on men who have the same face shape as you. See what part of your face needs to be emphasized, and which one needs to be less prominent.