15 Medium Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Here are 11 beautiful medium hairstyles for oval faces! If you have a very oval face you want to pick out haircuts that shorten the length of the face.

You also want to find a style that has enough layering to accentuate your bone structure. These cuts usually include bangs or fringe of some sort and usually a bit of layering if not more.

They are fun versatile cuts that can still be put up into a simple hairstyle or pony for going out to the gym or the club.

Classic Mid-Length Bob

Classic Mid-Length Bob hairstyle Instagram @kristina.d.beauty

Q&A with style creator, Kristina Dimoplon
Hairstylist & Certified Microblading Specialist @ Hello Beautiful Salon in Brooklyn, NY

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a classic medium length bob. These are texturized layers and subtle caramel balayage highlights on natural brunette hair, styled into soft Hollywood waves.

My favorite thing is how effortless yet chic it looks. It’s important to me that the haircut and style complement the dimension and depth of the color.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create this look, I blow dried the hair using a blow dry gel (Redken Velvet Gelatine Cushioning Blow Dry Gel) and a 1 1/2-inch round brush for maximum volume. I waved the hair with a 1-inch curling wand (NuMe classic curling wand), gently brushed it out, then used a texturizing powder (Schwartzkopf Osis+ Powder Cloud) at the roots to lift and complete the style.

To complete the look, gently mist a finishing hairspray to keep waves in place. (Schwartzkopf Osis+  Freeze Finish) Use a volumizing dry shampoo at the root over the next few days to maintain the style. (Morrocan Oil dry shampoo).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is the perfect look for most face shapes. It is ideal if you prefer a versatile medium length cut and color that can be styled in glamorous Hollywood waves with just a few tools and products. It’s also great if you want to style your naturally wavy tresses with minimal effort by using a mousse or sea salt spray.

Mid-Length Layered Cut

Mid-Length Layered Cut hairstyleInstagram @hairbylydiao

Q&A with style creator, Lydia Ouellette
Hairstylist @ Hair By Lydia O in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this haircut as a mid-length layered cut with face framing pieces.

My favorite thing about it is how easy it is to style! This cut will create volume and texture for people with flat or straight hair. For people with curly hair, it will enhance their curls and allow their hair to bounce up!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

With the hair about 80% wet, you’ll want to use something conditioning on the ends like a serum or leave-in conditioner, as well as some sort of volume spray in the roots and mid length. For curly hair, just let your hair air dry and then spray a dry texture spray and use a matte pomade for separation on the ends. If you have straight, spray some sea salt spray for texture, then diffuse hair or blow dry in all different directions.

For more wave, curl your hair with a wand in alternating directions, comb it through with your fingers, then use a dry texture spray all over and matte pomade on the ends!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut is perfect for anyone looking to get movement and volume out of their hair without too much work. The length is flattering for everyone, and the face framing pieces can be cut shorter or longer depending on face shape.

Textured Soft Lob

Textured Soft Lob hairstyleInstagram @bigsbyhouse

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Lebrun
Hairstylist @ Bigsby House in San Jose, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a textured soft lob (long bob).

My favorite thing about this look is that it’s very versatile. In this photo, I styled my client’s hair to have a finger wave-like feel. It’s a slightly more polished version of the very popular beachy wave look. You can dress this look up, or you can air dry naturally with great products to showcase your hair’s natural texture.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Kevin Murphy’s Smooth.Again which is a smoothing treatment that helps combat frizz and leaves the hair feeling silky and smooth. I cocktailed that with Kevin Murphy’s Anti.Gravity which gives hold and adds body. I blow dried the hair smooth, then used a flat iron to create the waves.

You can take sections of hair and feed the section into the flat iron in the shape and wave you want to see, going back and forth. Here is a great tutorial video on the method: https://youtu.be/ADUIjUJKtOE

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This type of haircut and style really works best on medium to thick hair. The length is perfect for someone who wants hair short enough to style quickly, but can easily be dressed up and worn in a ponytail.

This haircut is great on all face shapes because the front can really be tweaked according to face shape. This is truly a customizable look.

Beach Wave Balayage

Beach Wave Balayage hairstyleInstagram @elle_melandre

Q&A with style creator, Elle Brodsky
Senior Hair Colorist @ Melandre Salon in Nutley, NJ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a mid length, beach wave balayage. It has that lived-in look that everyone loves and is easy to achieve at home.

My favorite thing about this look is that it’s so versatile. It’s something that you can make super bol, or extremely subtle. You can play around with dimension, tones, lightness and placement. I love that everyone has the ability to wear this look and that I can customize it for each and every client. This particular look is so natural, yet bold at the same time. It melts perfectly into a lighter brighter blonde.

I love mid length hair and it’s totally trending. This is a look that can be fun and sexy, yet you can still get up in a ponytail. You have the ability to feel like you have a cool shorter style, but without the commitment of having a short haircut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend a color treated shampoo and conditioner. My preference is Pureology Hydrate and Oribe Gold Lust. Both are great for highlighted hair and will help maintain the color and keep the hair hydrated.

To blow dry, I like to use something texturizing. Spray a thickening spray like Maxamista by Oribe all over roots to ends, and then use a light cream like Super Shine Light by Oribe on just the mids to ends. Rough dry to about 80% with your fingers. Finish the blowout with a round brush to smooth the cuticle, then use a light hairspray like Work It by Tigi. Using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, curl only mids leaving the ends out.

Let curls cool, then spray a beach texturing spray spray like Apres Beach by Oribe all over to add more texture and to give it a finished but unfinished look. All of these products together will help maintain the color and recreate this lived-in hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I personally feel like a balayage is great for everyone. Anyone from a working business woman to a stay at home mom can rock a balayage. It’s super trendy yet low maintenance. It’s designed to have a rooted look so clients can go anywhere from six months or two haircuts (not trims) without touching up their color.

Depending on hair texture and porosity, that’s usually how I determine how light I will make my lightest highlight. Of course skin tone, lifestyles and facial features always play into what tones and textures we choose as well.

1. Sexy Shag with Bangs

Very layered basic shoulder length cut with blunt bangs.

A medium length shag hairstyle for an oval face shape

How To Style:

Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.  Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if necessary

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The bangs shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a brush and dryer or flat iron, if needed after. Do not use too much product or it will weigh the hair down, making it look flat, and dirty.

2. Softly Layered Shoulder Length

A soft layered, conservative shag, with a long side fringe.

Medium hairstyles for oval faces A medium layered hairstyle side view

How To Style:

Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.  Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long, side swept bangs shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. 

3. The Retro Pin Up Bob

A long, softly layered, stacked bob with a heavy side fringe

A medium curly bob hairstyle on an oval face

How To Style:

Towel dry and apply curl crème or styling crème all over and either air dry or diffuse.
If diffusing, don’t dry your hair all the way. Leave it a bit damp if possible.
If it gets frizzy after it dries, apply a small amount of water or surf spray to your hands and smooth the waves.

Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs. Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish. Use hair spray to secure any fly away hairs. The look can be acquired with straight hair by using hot rollers or a curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Crème or Curl Crème,  Spray Shine, Surf Spray, and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The bangs shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost any hair texture but works best with straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area.  If this style gets frizzy while drying, mist with a small amount of water or surf spray and let the curls and waves settle. Use gloss or spray shine if needed.

4. Medium Layered Bob

A classic medium layered bob.

A classic medium layered bob for oval faces A classic medium layered bob for oval faces side view

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. Flip out the ends with a large curling iron if needed.

5. Shoulder Length Shag

A layered shoulder length shag, with a long sexy side bang.

An oval face with a shoulder length hairstyle

How To Style:

  1. Towel dry and apply curl crème or styling crème all over and either air dry or diffuse.
  2. If diffusing, don’t dry your hair all the way. Leave it a bit damp if possible.
  3. If it gets frizzy after it dries, apply a small amount of water to your hands and smooth the waves.
  4. Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs if needed.
  5. Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish.
  6. Use spray to secure any fly away hairs.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine, Surf  Spray, and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. If this style gets frizzy while drying, mist with a small amount of water or surf spray and let the curls and waves settle. Use gloss or spray shine if needed.

6. Long A Line with Bangs

A long classic geometric A Line bob with bangs.

A long a line haircut for oval face A long a line haircut for oval face side view

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The bangs shorten the length of the face.  And the layers around the face accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. Flat iron if needed.

7. The Modern 70’s shag

Shoulder length layered shag with a heavy side swept bang.

Woman with medium haircut and oval face shape Medium haircut and oval face shape side view

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer.

8. Shagged Out Bob with Bangs

A layered bob that has been really shagged out with an A symmetrical side bang.

A medium bob for oval face shape A medium bob for oval face shape side view

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer.

9. Medium Layered Curly A Line

Medium layered curly A line bob.

A medium curly hairstyle for oval faces

How To Style:

  1. Towel dry and apply curl crème or styling crème all over and either air dry or diffuse.
  2. If diffusing, don’t dry your hair all the way. Leave it a bit damp if possible.
  3. If it gets frizzy after it dries, apply a small amount of water to your hands and smooth the waves. Use a blow dryer or flat iron to smooth the side fringe/bangs if needed.
  4. Use Bumble’s spray shine and hairspray to finish. Use spray to secure any fly away hairs.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Crème or Curl Crème,  Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with medium to fine hair, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer.  Do not use too much product or it will weigh the hair down, making it look flat, and dirty. If this style gets frizzy while drying, mist with a small amount of water or surf spray and let the curls and waves settle. Use gloss or spray shine if needed.

10. Medium Layered Geo Bob

Medium layered rounded bob with a heavy side swept fringe.

An oval face shape with medium bob haircut

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The long sexy side bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or wavy to straight hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer. Do not use too much product or it will weigh the hair down, making it look flat, and dirty.

11. Pixie A Line Shag

Shagged out wispy A line bob.

A medium wispy hairstyle on oval face A medium wispy hairstyle side view

How To Style:

  1. Apply Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray and blow dry with your fingers.
  2. After most of the moisture is out, smooth with the blow dryer and a large round brush or paddle brush.
  3. Apply Bumble’s Spray de Mode Hairspray for texture and hold. Flat iron if needed.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumbles Styling Lotion or Thickening Spray, Spray Shine and Spray de Mode hairspray for hold and shine.

Best Face Shape & Hair Type:

This is a great cut for an oval face.  The bangs shorten the length of the face.  And all the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on almost anyone with fine to medium, and or straight to wavy hair.

Tip: Always apply your products with your hands to avoid using too much or getting too much in one area. Blow dry with your fingers in the direction you want your hair to fall and smooth with a large round brush and dryer.  Do not use too much product or it will weigh the hair down, making it look flat, and dirty.

These are all beautiful fun cuts that work on about anyone with any hair texture, but look especially amazing on women with oval faces. They are able to be styled in multiple ways so you don’t get bored. Versatility is a necessity.

These particular haircuts shorten a longer face, and accentuate the bone structure, pointing out all of the best features, such as the eyes, and cheek bones.