If you have an oblong face, it’s less about the part and more about the bangs: Long, straight across, curtain or shaggy, fringe can bring balance to your features. On that note, a bit of wavy or curly texture adds more width, whereas pin-straight styles can further elongate your face.
A final note:
While it’s important to factor in your face shape, another helpful indicator is your natural hairline (which seems pretty obvious but is often forgotten). As Rachel Lee, a stylist at Nova Arts Salon explains: “When deciding on where to create a part for a client, I always start by shampooing and conditioning the hair, which resets the cuticle. After rough drying it, I smooth things out using a round brush to blow the hair into a C shape. This will give the hair maximum volume and coaxes it to fall where it wants to, which is how I guide where I cut and part the hair.”
Because as anyone who has ever tried to tame a cowlick knows: You will need to spend extra time styling your hair if your part is in the opposite direction.