Hairstyles for Women Over 50 With Oblong Face

If you are a woman over 50 and have an oblong face, it means that your face is rectangular and that you have a large foehead, high cheekbones and squared jawbones. There are several types of hairstyles that you can wear with an oblong face and you can experiment with different ones to see which hairstyle is the best for your face shape and preference. Here are a few hairstyles for women over 50 with oblong face.

Beautiful Hairstyles for Older Women With Oblong Face

Bob With Bangs


The bob looks good on an oblng face and you can style it with an asymmetrical or side swept bang to the side of your hair. The bob is a good choice for oblong face shapes because it softens your face and the attention will not be on your face’s square shape too much. If you have slight hair loss and want to create the appearance of thicker hair, you should consider this style.

Pixie Cut


The pixie cut complements an oblong facial structure and this style contains choppy layers, which keeps the attention focused on the top of your hair and focuses the attention on your beautiful features such as the cheekbones and eyes. If you are over 50 and wonder if it is okay to put highlights in the pixie cut, it is fine to do so and in fact it makes the hairstyle look fabulous.

The Layered Look

Layer look

For those with medium-length hair, you can sport a layered hairstyle because it makes the hair appear thicker if your hair has thinned over the years due to age. Ask the stylist to layer the top of your hair to add the height needed for this look and volume to the rest of your hair. For example, the shag works well for those over 50 with oblong faces.

Stay Away From Long Straight Styles With Part in Middle

These hairstyles are not good for an oblong facial structure because it makes you look sullen and harsh in the face. If you want to part your hair, you should stick to parting your hair on the side. If you have straight long hair, you should cut some of the hair to create a nice medium-length hairstyle.

Wavy Hairstyles


Wavy hairstyles lighten up oblong faces and there are various wavy styles you can choose from. If you want loose waves all over, you can wash your hair and put leave in condotioner in the hair along with some anti-frizz serum if your hair is naturally curly. Then take skinny curlers and curl the hair. After thirty minutes of drying, remove the curlers and style.

Fringe Bangs


If you have an oblong face with a high forehead, ask the stylist to cover the forehead with fringe bangs near the front and side of your hair, especially if you are sporting a shag or bob. Asymmetrical bangs are also cool to wear if you have a high forehead.

Curly Bob

Curly Bob

If you are over 50 and have medium-length curly hair with an oblong face, a curly bob looks attractive on you. To add extra flair to the curly bob, add some highlights in colors honey brown, deep red, blonde or a light strawberry if you have tan hair.

An oblong face is actually attractive if you choose the right hairstyle for it. Talk with your stylist about certain hairstyles and don’t be afraid to experiment with different age-appropriate styles that you never considered. Aside from choosing the best hairstyle, you want to maintain your hair by washing it regularly and keeping the ends trimmed.