The best hairstyles for long face shapes and the celebs that are flaunting them...

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First of all, is your face shape long? If you can’t really tell by having a quick look in the mirror, take a closer look, you might have an elongated forehead, and your face will be noticeably longer than it is wide. If in doubt, ask your bestie for their opinion.

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When it comes to haircuts for long face shapes, the aim of the game is to balance things out, to soften your angles and make your face look rounder and more oval in shape. You don’t want anything super harsh that accents the length of your face. Fringes are great at shorting face lenght, but you need to get the cut just right. Soft curls and waves in longer hair will lift your features, and upping the volume of your hair at the sides will give the illusion of a shorter face shape.

Avoid piling on volume at the crown of your head – the last thing you want to do is add more height, so short, short layers in a longer cut tend to be a serious no-no.

The grown-out fringe look is probably the most on-trend long face friendly cut around at the moment. Have long fringe sections cut to hang just below your cheeks will really balance out your features, and flicking them away from your face with straighteners to give them a slight wave will soften your do even more – this one’s got a big thumbs up from us!

There are loads of hairstyles that compliment long faces out there, and our favourite celebs have them locked down. Here’s what they’re flaunting out the moment…