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All you ladies with hair that falls to your shoulders are fortunate: Your locks are not too long, but have just enough length to rock some pretty fabulous hairstyles. However, you'll need to consider more than length -- the shape of your face, for example. Long faces need styles that don't further elongate or overemphasize the chin. Finding that just-right hairstyle can transform your appearance.
Long Bob With Bangs
The chic and stylish long bob is the ideal length for your shoulder-gracing tresses and won't make your face look longer. A long bob is practically shoulder-length on its own, falling at the bottom of the neck and dusting the decolletage, so not much cutting is involved. Incorporate bangs into your style to break up the length of your face. Whether softly swept to the side or falling forward, bangs will personalize your long bob hairstyle.
Adding texture to your shoulder-length locks is a way to take the attention from your long face and place it on your loose waves. Flirty and free-flowing, a head full of loose waves is a way to experiment with texture without appearing overdone. To achieve your waves, use a curling iron and lightly finger-comb or twist your damp hair overnight; unravel it in the morning. The result are soft, beachy waves that are impossible to ignore.
Sleek and Layered
While not as attention-grabbing as other styles, wearing your shoulder-length hair long and sleek is still flattering. The key to pulling off this look is to incorporate lots of layers for movement and depth. This creates the appearance of thicker strands, taking the focus away from your long face. Styling is fairly simple, as long as you have a good flat iron and a sturdy pomade to tame those pesky flyaways that can spring up throughout the day.
The shag has remained relevant for decades, and the current version is no different. A long shag is best for a long face because of the layers that frame it. Since a shag is longer in back than in front, make sure the front has a lot of shape and movement to flatter your long face. Your shoulder-length hair isn't disturbed too much in the back with this cut, but the front will see a few inches taken off to achieve the desired style.