All face shapes are beautiful. However, in this article, we will be focusing on the best short hairstyles for oblong faces. In case you are not sure what an oblong face looks like, take some celebrities as an example: Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Liv Tyler, etc. It’s time to put all fears away and to cut that hair so it flatters and frames your natural face shape beautifully.
I. Side-Parted Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
1. Wavy Side-Parted Long Bob
This wavy side-parted long bob frames your oblong face shape beautifully and it’s perfect for thin hair too. In case you’re looking to keep some length but still have a hairstyle that’s easy to maintain and style, this one is for you. Obtain those waves with a curler or overnight rollers.
2. Straight Side-Parted Long Bob
This straight side-parted long bob is a classic haircut that works well on all face shapes. However, in the case of oblong ones, it adds even more charm and elegance thanks to the sleek texture of the hair and its middle length that works like the perfect frame.
3. Wavy Side-Parted Short Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
A wavy side-parted short bob haircut works well on oblong faces. It’s also one of the prettiest short hairstyles for rectangular faces that you can ask your hairdresser to do. Use a curler to create those messy waves and you’ll end up looking like a badass!
4. Straight Side-Parted Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
A straight side-parted short bob works well on any hair type and t’s very easy to maintain too. You can also use a straightener to achieve this cool shape or let your hair natural if you already have it like this. A chic yet very simple do for oblong faces!
II. Middle-Parted Bob Cuts
5. Wavy Middle-Parted Long Bob
A long bob also looks amazing if it’s middle-parted and wavy. A perfect hairstyle for oblong faces, this one flatters your features and looks incredibly well in any color and on any hair type. Some rollers or a curler are your tools to achieve these lazy waves.
6. Straight Middle-Parted Long Bob
With such a sleek and elegant look you can definitely conquer the world! If you have an oblong face, use your hairstyle to create a beautiful contour, regardless of your hair type or color. You can either straighten your hair for it or simply keep it natural and relaxed.
7. Wavy Middle-Parted Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
A wavy middle-parted short bob works well on oblong faces especially if the waves are defined and well-structured. It’s preferable to have naturally wavy or curly hair for this hairstyle or you can obtain them in case you have thick straight locks.
8. Straight Middle-Parted Short Bob
A straight middle-parted short bob is amazing for oblong faces, especially if your features are symmetrical or if you want a pretty hairdo to wear day after day. Regardless of your hair type or color, a straight short bob always works, no matter the occasion.
III. Fringe haircuts
9. Fringe Shaggy Lob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
This is a quirky, funky, cool-looking haircut that looks especially well on oblong faces. Those textured wavy curls and overall messy look offer that extra something to any makeup look or outfit. Be bold and cool wearing this hairstyle everywhere you go!
10. Fringe Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
A short bob with a fringe looks extraordinary especially if you intend to keep that textured, controlled messy look. Use some hair spray for texture if you love this look or simply let it air dry and enjoy the fascinating appearance you will obtain. Definitely worth considering.
11. Fringe Long Bob
A long bob with a fringe works like the absolute perfect natural frame for your oblong face shape. It’s preferable to keep it straight, especially if you have thick and luscious hair. However, remember to take care of your fringe and trim it regularly.
12. Straight Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces with Cropped Bangs
A short straight bob is not an easy haircut to wear but it looks very nice on oblong faces. The cropped bangs offer it a quirky vibe and can make any outfit and makeup stand out with no effort at all.
13. Long Straight Bob with Cropped Bangs
A long straight bob with cropped bangs offers a mysterious aura to anyone who wears it. Besides being elegant, those cropped bangs make it look a bit laid-back so you can wear this haircut anywhere, regardless of the occasion.
14. Short Choppy Bob with Cropped Bangs
A short choppy bob is very unique in appearance and looks amazing on oblong faces. The trick about it is that you can do all sorts of crazy colors and it will still look amazing. With a little bit of styling product, like a hairspray, those waves will stay in place for hours.
15. Long Choppy Bob with Cropped Bangs
A long choppy bob with cropped bangs is similar in style and shape to the aforementioned one but only longer, in case you don’t want to cut so much of your hair. This hairstyle is perfect because it frames your oblong face perfectly while also keeping your hair relatively short and easy to style.
16. Vintage Wavy Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces with Fringe
A vintage look is exactly what you need for an oblong face, especially if you love those times. The fringe covers your forehead and the waves frame your face shape beautifully. Just use some rollers or curling iron for those relaxed waves.
IV. Choppy Bob Short Haircuts for Oblong Faces
17. Choppy Short Bob with Side Bangs
These kinds of bangs are amazing when it comes to adding more fullness to your haircut and flattering your face shape. This chopped bob is also effortless, looks cool no matter how you style it, and it’s the perfect solution for oblong faces.
18. Asymmetrical Choppy Long Bob
An asymmetrical long choppy bob looks perfect on oblong faces because it helps you hide a big forehead by slightly hiding it. You will also gain more volume thanks to this hairstyle, especially if you have thin and dull-looking hair.
V. Textured Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
19. Textured Middle-Parted Bob
A textured hairstyle, especially a short one, favors an oblong face shape because it adds volume and makes it look more round. Moreover, your cheekbones will be displayed even more. Just use some texturizing hairspray to gain those laid-back waves.
20. Textured Side-Parted Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
This is a rather similar hairstyle to the one before, the only difference being that it is side-parted. If you feel like you are more comfortable like this, then use the same technique with the texturizing hairspray and enjoy a comfy and cool hairstyle, perfect for oblong faces.
21. Tousled Layered Long Bob
This is still and short but fuller-looking hairstyle for oblong faces and one of the best short hairstyles for rectangular faces too. It’s all about the shape and volume here so that your features can be highlighted in the best way possible.
22. Tousled Layered Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
This is a slightly shorter tousled layered bob which also looks amazing on oblong faces. Regardless of your hair color, you can count on this one to make you feel even more sexy and feminine, at all times.
23. Straight Tousled Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
Such a hairstyle not only looks amazing on oblong faces but it’s also a feline and sexy one, regardless of your hair color. Just make sure that your hair is straight but also add that tousled craziness for some extra sex appeal.
24. Straight Tousled Long Bob
If you look carefully, you will notice that the hair is rather straight but also has that tousled look, usually obtained with some texturizing hair spray. This long bob is absolutely perfect for oblong faces because it highlights all of your pros.
VI. Curtain Bangs Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
25. Short Bob with Curtain Bangs
The curtain bangs are very in right now and it would be a shame not to ask your hairstylist to make them for you, especially for an oblong face. These bangs are amazing if you want to highlight your beautiful eyes.
26. Long Bob with Curtain Bangs
The long bob with curtain bangs is easy to maintain, very pretty offers that laid-back look, and, most importantly, is good for oblong faces. You can go for this hairstyle if you don’t want to chop off too much of your hair.
VII. Razored Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
27. Razored Short Straight Bob
This feathered look can frame your face beautifully, especially if you ask your hairstylist to put a little bit of effort into it and make it extra razored. The ends of your hair will look very rockish and cool without much effort at all.
28. Razored Long Straight Bob
The razored long straight bob is the haircut version that’s perfect especially if you don’t want to cut so much of your hair. n case of an oblong face, it’s absolutely recommended because it hides all of your imperfections and highlights your beautiful features.
29. Razored Wavy Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
A razored short wavy bob works well for those of you who already have slightly curly hair or for those who are willing to use a curling iron or some rollers to achieve this look. Other than that, oblong faces are flattered by this look without a doubt.
30. Razored Long Wavy Bob
The long version of the aforementioned haircut also works amazingly for oblong face shapes. It doesn’t matter what color hair or type of hair you have, it will still look good. It still keeps that funky, carefree vibe and is flattering for any makeup and outfit.
VIII. Messy Short Hairstyles
31. Messy Short Bob Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
These messy hairstyles fit oblong faces extremely well because they create some sort of irregular and laid-back vibe while also flattering your features. So, in case of a short bob, just run your fingers through it with some hairspray. You can also use dry shampoo for more volume in case you have thin and dull hair.
32. Messy Long Bob
The same thing applies for a messy long bob, the only difference being the length. This hairstyle is perfect for those who still want relatively long hair. Also, it’s very easy to maintain as you only need a product or two to create that messy look.
IX. Chin-Length Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
33. Chin-Length Messy Bob
A chin-length messy bob hairstyle suits an oblong face perfectly and this is mostly due to the fact that the shape and laid-back look of the hair frame your traits very well, highlighting the best ones, and hiding the not-so-perfect ones. The look can be achieved with some texturizing hairspray and your fingers.
34. Chin-Length Sleek Bob
When it comes to the sleek version of the above haircut, you should know that it’s mostly aimed at people with already straight and thick hair. Of course, anybody can wear it, especially if you have an oblong face, but it might require some more effort.
35. Chin-Length Wavy Bob Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces with Side Bangs
This chin-length wavy bob hairstyle uses side bangs to accentuate your best features and to frame your face so that it doesn’t look as oblong as it is. The waves add dimension and texture to a short hairstyle that looks amazing on oblong faces and it’s also one of the best short hairstyles for rectangular faces.
36. Chin-Length Sleek Bob with Side Bangs
The chin-length sleek bob also has the side bangs to flatter your face shape but because the hair is straight this time, the overall look of the hairstyle is a lot more elegant and day-to-day-prone. You can also wear this hairstyle up if you feel like it.
37. Chin-Length Middle Parted Sleek Bob
This time, the chin-length sleek bob is middle parted so that it can cover the sides of the face that you might want to be hidden in case of an oblong face. Moreover, the length favors this kind of face. It is sleek and not super voluminous.
38. Chin-Length Middle Parted Wavy Bob
However, if you still want a little bit of volume and texture in your chin-length middle-parted bob, you can use a curling iron or some rollers to create those relaxed and loose waves. This is a very comfortable hairstyle to wear at all times, regardless of your hair type.
39. Chin-Length Messy Bob with Fringe
In the case of this chin-length messy bob for oblong faces with fringe, you should know that it offers a more childish look and can do wonders if you want to achieve a more youthful appearance. Just use your fingers to create the messy vibe and maybe a little bit of hairspray to keep it in place. The fringe also covers part of your forehead, which is good for oblong faces.
X. Undercuts for Oblong faces
40. Curly Undercut
Undercuts are very in right now and even if they’re inspired by masculine haircuts, they offer a mysterious and sexy vibe to anyone. They also look very good on oblong faces because they attract attention towards the hair. In this case, curl the hair on top of your head to make this look even cooler.
41. Sleek Undercut Short Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
But undercuts can also be done with straight hair, like in the above picture. Simply use a brush and blow-dry your hair so that it keeps a sexy but sleek and natural look. If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, use a flat iron for this.
42. Bowl Undercut
The bowl undercut requires a lot of courage but it looks nice on oblong faces for the same reason: it acts as a distraction. Once you have it, the maintenance is low-key and the results are truly impressive.
43. Afro Undercut
The afro undercut only works if you have….well, afro hair! So, if you are lucky enough, you can go for this amazing haircut that will not only make an impression but which will also flatter your oblong face (in case you have one).
XI. Short Pixie Haircuts for Oblong Faces
44. Fringe Pixie Haircut
A pixie haircut, being such a short one, works brilliantly on oblong faces. Moreover, you can style it quickly, even dye it in various colors, and it will still look amazing. Goodbye worries about bedhead hair or your hair not looking perfect!
45. Pixie Bob with Side Bangs
A pixie bob haircut with side bangs is probably one of the very best styles for someone with an oblong face. It hides all of your imperfections and highlights your best features beautifully. Moreover, it doesn’t require much; only regular trimming and some flat ironing if it’s the case.
46. Messy Short Pixie Haircuts for Oblong Faces
The messy pixie haircut allows you to play even more because it’s so crazy and spunky. Use some hairspray to obtain that relaxed look or even some hair wax, in case your hair is a bit more stubborn.
47. Finger Waves Pixie Haircut
These finger waves in the pixie cut are not only spectacular but also flattering for oblong faces. As a vintage hairstyle, you can get those elegant waves by using a curling iron or some bobby pins with some hairspray. The result is absolutely incredible!
48. Wavy Pixie Haircut
Such a wavy pixie usually looks the best when it’s done on naturally wavy hair. However, anyone can wear it as long as they make the effort to create the waves or at least make it a bit messier. It looks amazing on oblong faces too.
49. Curly Pixie Haircut
The curly pixie is absolutely out of this world and for oblong faces is pure magic. One of the prettiest short hairstyles out there, this one can be worn by people with naturally curly hair or by anyone who has the time and energy to make the curls one by one. Other than that, it’s a phenomenal hairstyle for oblong faces.
XII. A-Line Haircuts for Oblong Faces
50. Sleek A-Line Bob
The sleek A-line bob is one of those perfect hairstyles for oblong faces and that is thanks to the A shape that forms on the sides. Those long strands of hair are flattering for an oblong face in a way that no other hairstyle is.
51. Wavy A-Line Short Bob Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
If your hair is wavy you can still wear this hairstyle with no problems at all. Even if you have naturally straight hair, you can count on a curling iron to do the trick for you, in case you want to change your hair from time to time.
All in all, it’s definitely worth mentioning that those short hairstyles for oblong faces are the perfect choice when you want to highlight your best features and maybe hide those that you deem not that perfect. Some of the best short hairstyles for rectangular faces can also be found in this list, in case you want some inspiration for your future style change.
Our tip would be to make a selection and only choose the hairstyles that fit your taste, personality, and hair type. Only then you will know what exactly to tell your hairstylist when visiting him. So, take some time to study the aforementioned haircuts and pictures and then make a decision. We assure you that for an oblong face, these ones are pure gold.