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19 Black Hairstyles for Oval Faces

If you have an oval shaped face, consider yourself truly blessed. You can pretty much wear any hairstyle you want! Below are some hairstyles for oval faces that will fully compliment your features.

19. Razor Cut Pixie

This pixie cut was created using a razor as opposed to regular cutting sheers. The razor creates an edgy more dramatic and attractive pixie cut. She is rocking this pixie. Wouldn’t you agree?

Razor Pixie CutRazor Cut Pixie Hairstyle For Oval Faces

How To Style:

  1. Apply a quarter-sized amount of wax or pomade to hair. Smooth & warm pomade/wax together using hands before applying directly to hair.
  2. Apply wax/pomade evenly amongst hair strands—the wax/pomade creates texture, height, and balance.
  3. Using fingers as a comb, comb sides, back, and a small portion of the top front of the hair downwards.
  4. Spread fingers slightly apart and run fingers through hair while gently grabbing and lifting top portion of hair.
  5. Once desired top height has been achieved, finish look off by applying a root-lifter hairspray to the roots of the hair; this will secure the height of the pixie.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using your favorite wax or pomade, and a root-lifter hair spray

Best Face Shape: 

Oval and long faces will look great with this look.

Tip(s): 

Don’t wash your hair prior to styling. Works best on uncleansed hair.

18. Side Swept Bangs & Curls

This hairstyle is guaranteed to compliment the look of any ensemble.

Side Swept Bangs & CurlsSide Swept Bangs & Curls

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, condition, and towel dry hair. Do not blow-dry hair; hair must be damp during the roller setting process
2. Part hair into four sections and select a section of hair to work with.
3. Release hair clip from chosen section; withdraw a medium amount of hair from section, using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip.
4. Using a large Velcro roller, wrap end of hair and twist roller securely in place. Repeat Steps 4 & 5 until entire head of hair has been set in Velcro rollers.
5. Allow roller set hair to air dry completely. If a hooded dryer is accessible this also can be utilized for faster drying results. If using a hooded dryer, it should be set at a medium to high temperature for 30-55 minutes, depending on thickness of hair.
6. Once hair has fully dried, remove rollers and part hair on one side, then brush curls to one side of your head—be sure not to loosen up the curls during this process. A hairpin can be utilized to secure the curls in place.
7.  Flatten and smooth hair by applying a generous amount of black styling/holding gel to hair.
8. Comb front portion of hair forward (covering forehead), then to side of forehead—this creates a side swept bang. The side swept bang must be on the same side as the curls.
9. Finish this look off by applying a flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products: 

Use your favorite shampoo and conditioner, and clip in hair extensions for quick length and volume.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will look great with this look!

Tip(s): 

Colored hair extensions can be added instead of coloring your own natural hair.

17. Vixen Parted Curls

If you’re familiar with the term vixen, then I can assure that you will be even more familiar with this hairstyle. Follow the steps below to create this super glamorous look.

Vixen Parted CurlsVixen Parted Curls For Oval Faces

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, condition and blow-dry hair straight, using a blow-dryer comb attachment.
2. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair
3.  Straighten hair completely using a 2-3 inch flatiron. Flatiron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
4. Part hair on side (from forehead to nape), dividing hair into two sections, ponytail the section of hair you don’t wish to work with first, leaving only the section of hair that you wish to begin with exposed.
5. Part exposed section of hair into five long & large sections (from side part to ear), use a hairclips to securely lock each section of hair in place. Once all five sections of hair have been securely locked in place, remove ponytail from alternate side and repeat step.
6.  Begin spiral curling each section of hair with flatiron by clamping the flatiron iron to end of hair, then quickly wrapping end of hair around flatiron. Hold flatiron in place, in vertical position for 3 seconds, then release flatiron from hair. Once all 10 sections have been curled with flatiron, spray hair with flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend a flexible hold hair spray and a heat protector spray, cream, or lotion.

Best Face Shape:

Oval shaped faces will look great with this look.

Tip(s): 

Clip-on, colored hair extensions can be added 5 inches above the nape to create an illusion of colored tips.

16. Spiral Curl Afro

Can you say,’hot’? I’m feeling every aspect of this hairstyle from the layers, curls, dimensions and color. Follow the steps below to recreate this look.

Spiral Curl Afro

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, conditions and towel dry hair.
2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair.
3. Part hair into four sections (from forehead to nape, then ear to ear), use hairclips to keep sections divided during curling/rodding process.
4. Select section to start with. Withdraw a medium amount of hair from section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip.
5. Begin applying extra-large perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair and give hair a good shuffle using your hands. No hairspray needed.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend the Motions Foam Wrap Lotion for this look.

Best Face Shape:

Round, long and oval face shapes will look great in this style.

Tip(s): 

Don’t over saturate your hair with wrapping foam!

15. Bob Cut/Mushroom

I can’t get enough of this bob cut. I just love it! This cut can look good on almost any face shape.

Bob Cut/MushroomBob Cut/Mushroom

How To Style:

1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair
2. Straighten hair completely using a 1-3 inch flatiron. Flatiron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
3. Using a large plastic comb, comb sides and back of hair downwards and the front of hair forward creating a look of an umbrella.
4. Part hair in the middle
5. Use flat iron to curve ends of hair inwards by fastening the ends of the hair to the flatiron and bending the flatiron inwards. Spray with flexible holding hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I always recommend a heat protector spray, cream, or lotion for a style like this.

Best Face Shape:

Long and oval faces will look best in this hairstyle.

Tip(s): 

Single colored, clip-on hair extensions can be added to jazz up the look.

14. Classic Layered Bob Cut

The classic layered bob is so beautiful on its own; however, adding color and layers to this bob help it to pop.

Classic Layered Bob CutClassic Layered Bob Cut

How To Style:

1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair.
2.  Straighten hair using a 2-3 inch flatiron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
3. Part hair on side, comb front portion of hair forward covering forehead, then comb hair to side of forehead
4.  Starting with the first layer (top), then moving to the second (middle), and then third layer (bottom),  begin using the flat iron to curve hair inwards.
5. Once all layers have been curved by flat iron, comb hair back, then downwards using wide-tooth comb. No hair spray needed.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend using a heat protector spray, cream, or lotion.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval and round faces will look great in this look.

Tip(s): 

Multi-colored blonde clip-on hair extensions can be added; however, they are optional.

13. Hollywood Curls

Hollywood curls can be seen on almost every celebrity of every ethnicity. They are soft and large, voluminous curls. They will make any woman look and feel like a goddess.

Hollywood Curls

How To Style:

1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair.
2. Straighten hair using a 2-3 inch flat iron.  Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
3. Part hair on side, and then begin creating large curls with your flat iron.
4. Style hair using a wide-tooth comb and spray with flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

As always, I recommend using a heat protection cream or lotion.

Best Face Shape: 

Long and oval faces will look stunning with this look.

Tip(s):

The hair color on the model is optional.

12. Side Swept Fringe with Bumped Ends

Side swept bangs and curls have swept the nation. Everyone is wearing this glamorous look, including the First Lady. I absolutely love, love this look. Great look for church. Can I get an ‘amen’?

Side Swept Fringe with Bumped Ends For Oval Faces

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, condition and blow-dry hair straight, using a blow-dryer comb attachment. Apply a frizz control, straightening cream or serum to hair prior to blow-drying.
2. Straighten hair using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flatiron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
3. Part hair on side, then divide hair into four sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear). Use hairclips to keep these 4 sections divided during roller setting process.
4. Select a section of hair to work with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a medium amount of hair from section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip loose hair.
5. Using a hot roller, begin roller-setting hair by wrapping end of hair around hot roller. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
6. Remove hot rollers from hair, once rollers have cooled.
7. Using a wide-tooth comb, comb a portion of hair to the front of the head (covering half of the forehead), then comb this portion of hair to the side, creating a side swept bang/fringe.
8. With wide-tooth comb, comb reaming portion of hair downward, then forward to back. These movements create volume and allow the layers in the hair to appear more vibrant.
9. Add oil sheen for a natural healthy looking shine.

Recommended Products:

In addition to a heat protector, I recommend using an oil sheen for additional shine on hairstyles for oval faces.

Best Face Shape: 

Long, oval, and round faces will look great with this look!

Tip(s): 

Preheat the roller and flat iron.

11. Multi-Layered Asymmetrical Bob Cut

This bob is definitely something that needs to be seen by the world. It’s chic and sexy. I need this cut.

Multi-Layered Asymmetrical Bob Cut

How To Style:

1.  Add heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair then straighten hair with 1-3 inch flat iron.
2. Part hair on side (front to middle of head).
3.  Starting with the first layer then the second layer, begin using the flat iron to curve/bend hair inwards by fastening the ends of the hair to the flat iron and bending the flat iron towards you, hold the flat iron horizontally in place for 5 seconds, then unfasten flat iron from hair.
4. Once both layers have been curved, using a wide-tooth comb, comb a portion of hair to the front of    the head (covering half of the forehead and eye), then comb this portion of hair to the side, creating a     side swept bang/fringe.
5. Run wide-tooth comb through hair for maximum volume and layer visibility. Finish this look off with a small amount of flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend using a flexible holding hairspray so the bounce and movement remains in your hair while still keeping the style tight.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will look great with this look.

Tip(s): 

Clip-on hair extensions to the sides of extra length if sides are too short for style/look.

10. Side Part with Slightly Feathered Fringe

This hairstyle will transform you into a bad girl!

Side Part with Slightly Feathered FringeSide Part with Slightly Feathered Fringe

How To Style:

1. Clean, condition, and dry hair.
2. Part hair on side (forehead to middle of head).
3. Straighten hair using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
4. Comb hair located at the back and sides of the head downward— be sure to keep the middle part line in place.
5.  Curl the ends of the hair located on the left side (referring to the photo of the model) of the head with a large barrel size curling iron. Begin curling hair with curling iron by clamping curling iron to end of hair, then twisting curling iron firmly around hair, while positioning curling iron in an upwards vertical position. Hold curling iron in place for 10 seconds, then release curling iron from hair.
6. Curl the hair located the ends of the hair located on the right side of the head downward.
7. Finish this look off with flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend you use your favorite finishing spray (hairspray) when working with hairstyles for oval faces.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will look great with this look.

9. Asymmetrical Bob

This bob is elegant and easy to create. Follow the steps below to learn how.

Asymmetrical BobAsymmetrical Bob

How To Style:

1. Flat-iron hair straight. Remember to use a heat protection spray, lotion, or cream prior to using flat iron.
2. Part hair on side, then use flat iron to curve/curl ends of the hair inward. This is done by clamping the flatiron to the ends of the hair and turning the flatiron within then releasing the hair from the flatiron.
4. Use wide-tooth comb to comb hair in back to one side
6.  Spray with flexible holding spray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend you use a heat protector spray, cream, or lotion.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will look stunning with this look.

Tip(s): 

Clip-on hair extensions to the sides for extra length if sides are too short for style/look

8. Red Carpet Curls

Once your hair is styled in these lovely red carpet curls, you will be taking selfies all day.

Red Carpet Curls

How To Style:

1. Wash hair using a moisturizing shampoo, then condition hair with a rinse-out conditioner. Towel dry hair. If using hot rollers to curl hair, dry hair fully with blow-dryer.
2.  Apply styling gel or mousse to damp, towel-dried hair. Coating hair from top to bottom (scalp to ends). If using hot rollers, don’t apply gel or mousse; move to step 3.
3. Divide hair into 4 sections; use hairclips to secure section in place. Select a section of hair (from the 4 sections created) to work with first, once a section has been selected, release hairclip from hair and withdraw a medium amount of hair from section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip remaining hair.
4. Using a roller, begin roller-setting hair by wrapping end of hair around roller. Repeat this step until the curling process has been completed.
5. Allow hair to air dry. A hooded dryer can be utilized for faster drying time. If using a hooded dryer, set the dryer to medium to high temperature for 30-55 min. Do not use hot rollers under hooded dryer.
6. Remove rollers once hair has completely dried or cooled if using hot rollers, run fingers through curls to loosen waves, then apply a light styling moose to lengthen and stretch waves. Don’t use a comb; the comb will turn the curls into waves).
7. Part hair on side, and then spray with flexible holding hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

For this hairstyle, I recommend using your favorite styling mousse.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will compliment this look.

7. Afro Spiral Curls

This is such a fun and playful hairstyle. With this style, you will never have to worry about having another bad hair day again.

Afro Spiral Curls Hairstyle For Oval Faces

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, condition, and towel dry hair
2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair.
3. Part hair on side (staring from side of the forehead to nape). Create two sections of hair using the side part as a divider. Use hairclips to secure the two sections of hair in place.
4. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hair.
5. Begin applying a medium size perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair. Run fingers through hair on both sides to create afro look. Do not use a comb or hair pick. No hairspray needed.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend using the Motions Foam Wrap Lotion.

Best Face Shape: 

An oval face will look divine with this look.

Tip(s): 

Do not over-saturate your hair with wrapping foam.

6. Oversized Kinky Tight Curls

Hairstyles like this are becoming more and more popular amongst women of color.

Oversized Kinky Tight Curls

How To Style:

1. Cleanse, condition, and towel dry hair
2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair.
3. Part hair into two sections. Use hairclips to secure sections in place.
4. Select a section to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and extract a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hair.
5. Apply a small perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time. If hooded dryer is used, set dryer to medium to high temperature for 30-55 mins.
7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair and use a hair pick to create afro look and shape.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend using Motions Foam Wrap Lotion.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type: 

All face shapes work with this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

Do not over-saturate hair with wrapping foam.

5. Straight Bob Cut

This hairstyle is perfect for women with long hair that want to go short for the first time because it’s not too long and not too short.

Straight Bob CutStraight Bob Cut

How To Style:

1. Cleanse and condition hair; this will create a sleek and smooth appearance for the bob.
2. Towel dry hair, and then apply a silicone thermal protection treatment to damp hair.
3. Blow-dry hair straight, using a blow-dryer with a comb attachment.
4. Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hairclips to lock hair securely in place.
3. Select a section (from the 4 sections created) to work with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section, select a small amount of hair from section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hair.
4. Begin straightening hair with flat iron. Be sure not to hold flat iron in any section of hair for too long, as doing so will cause creasing. Repeat steps 3-4 until the entire head of hair has been flat-ironed. 
5. Part hair on side, then bump (curve/curl) ends of hair.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a silicone thermal protection treatment.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type: 

All face shapes will suit this style.

Tip(s): 

Pre-heat your flatiron for best results.

4. Cheek Length Bob Cut

I love this bob with all my heart. I’ve been wearing this bob for five years, and no one, not even my mother, could get me to change my hair from this bob. Keep reading to learn how to recreate it!

Cheek Length Bob Cut Cheek Length Bob Cut

How To Style:

1. Cleanse and condition hair for a sleeker and smoother appearance.
2. Towel dry hair, and then apply a silicone thermal protection treatment to damp hair.
3. Blow-dry hair straight, using a blow-dryer with a comb attachment.
4.  Part hair into 2 sections (from front to back, side to side); use hairclip to lock hair securely in place.
5. Select the section of hair you wish to begin with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip      from section and select a small amount of hair using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hair.
6. Begin straightening hair by flat-ironing the hair from the roots to the ends.
7. Part hair on side (diagonally) and comb hair in place. Root Lifter hairspray can be added to roots of hair for extra volume.

Recommended Products:

I recommend that you use a silicone thermal protection treatment.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval faces will look great in this look.

3. The Farrah Fawcett

If you know of Farrah Fawcett, you know that this was her signature hairstyle in the 70’s. Follow the steps below to create this look.

The Farrah Fawcett Hairstyle For Oval Face Shapes

How To Style:

1.  Make sure hair has been washed, conditioned, and blow-dried straight beforehand.
2. Add a generous amount of wrapping foam to hair
3.  Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hair clip/clamp to lock hair securely  in place.
4. Select a section of hair to work with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from hair         section and select a small amount of hair using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hair.
5. Apply large 5/8″ spiral rod to hair by wrapping/twisting end of hair around spiral rod. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until all sections of hair have been completed.
6. Keep rollers in place for 2-3 hours before removing. For best results, use a hooded dryer to heat and mold hair into curls. Hooded dryer should be set at medium to high temperature for 30-55 mins.
7.  Remove rollers and brush curls downward, forward, and then backward. Be sure the middle part is kept in place. Spray with hairspray, and you are set.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a silicone thermal protection treatment.

Best Face Shape: 

Square, round, oval, diamond and heart shaped faces will look great in this look.

2. Side Swept Ringlets 

I really love this 80’s hairstyle.

Side Swept RingletsSide Swept Ringlets For Oval Faces

How to Style:

1. Cleanse, condition, and towel dry hair.
2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair.
3. Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, then ear to ear), use hairclips to keep sections divided during curling/rodding process.
4. Select section to start with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section, withdraw a medium amount of hair from section using a fishtail comb, then return and re-clip hairclip.
5. Begin applying medium size perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair.
8. Smooth the hair on the right side of the head by brushing clockwise.
9. Slightly smooth the hair in the front of the head by brushing the hair upwards.
10. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend using the Motions Foam Wrap Lotion for this style.

Best Face Shape:

Oval face shapes will look great with this style.

1. Straight, Sleek and Sexy

This hairstyle is one of the classics for sure and it’s been worn by a number of celebrities. You are going to love how easy it is to create this very same look for yourself.

Straight, Sleek and SexyStraight, Sleek and Sexy

How To Style:

1.  Make sure hair has been washed, conditioned, and blow-dried straight beforehand.
2. Part hair in the middle of head.
3.  Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hairclip to lock hair securely in place.
4. Select a section of hair to work with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from hair         section and select a small amount of hair using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
5. Begin straightening hair with flat iron. Be sure not to hold flat iron in any section of the hair for too long, as doing so will cause creasing. Repeat steps 3-4 until all of the hair has been flat-ironed. 
6. Once entire hair has been flat-ironed, spray with light oil sheen, and you’re good to go.

Recommended Products: 

I recommend that you use a light oil sheen for added shine.

Best Face Shape: 

Oval face shapes will look great with this look.

Now that you’ve checked out a range of hairstyles for oval faces, try one of these looks on yourself today!