Oblong & Rectangle Face Shapes

Oblong and Rectangle: Your face is longer than it is wide. Your forehead, cheeks and jawline are all the same width.

The Gist: The only difference between the two is that oblong faces have a rounded jawline, while rectangles have a square, angular jaw. Because your face is longer, we suggest avoiding cuts that end at the chin. Most bob cuts are out, unless they're "lobs." Then, game on!

Oblong/Rectangle Celebs: Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Megan Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Angelina Jolie

Oblong/Rectangular Face Strategies: Seek styles with monofilament tops, little to no volume at the crown, and bangs. Bangs are generally a good bet with these face shapes. They help shorten the forehead, which makes the face appear a little less long. Mid-length and longer styles help make you look more proportional. Rectangle should avoid styles with short layers at the cheekbones. (These kind of layers are great for adding depth to oblongs, though!) If you decide to go shorter than shoulder length on the models in the photos, go REALLY short. 

Click HERE to browse styles for oblong and rectangular face shapes.