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20 Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

The oval face shape is the ideal shape because it can wear nearly any hairstyle! Other shapes have a limited selection of hairstyles because they want to hide and minimize certain facial features to give the illusion of being the coveted oval shape.

Just because the oval shape is the most versatile shape doesn’t mean it can wear just any hairstyle however. This ideal shape needs to maintain its shape by not choosing a style that could make it appear longer or wider. Here are 20 gorgeous hairstyles that will look fabulous on oval face shape.

Fierce Pixie

Pixie cuts are sexy! It’s the look, the confidence, and not having to rely on long hair to feel beautiful and feminine that makes it so fierce.

Fierce Pixie Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Fierce Pixie Hairstyles For Oval Faces Side View

How to Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry with a styling brush or fingers.

3. Apply a wax to hair.

4. Add definition to hair using fingers.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell’s Reworks and Spray Wax. Apply Reworks to wet hair to get a clean texture from your blow dry. Mist Spray Wax on dry hair to add texture.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Although a pixie cut looks best on oval face shapes, it could be worn by others if it is tailored specifically to the face shape. All hair types will look good with this style.

Soft, Short and Wavy

A wavy bob is a great way to soften your look and take a break from a sophisticated geometric bob.

Soft Short Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Soft Short Hairstyles For Oval Faces - Casual Waves

How To Style:

1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush.

3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

4. Vertically wrap sections of hair away from your face to medium barrel curling iron.

5. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

For thermal protection, try Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell on dry hair.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Bobs look good on any face shape. For wider face shapes, make sure that the silhouette of the style doesn’t expand too much when curling. This could make the face appear wider. This style will work with any hair type.

Poker Straight

Sleek, straight and shiny hair was all over the runway this season. This makes it a must for you oval face shaped ladies to wear.

Long Poker Straight Oval Face Hairstyle

Long Poker Straight Oval Face Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair smooth with a paddle brush.

3. Apply thermal protection.

4. Smooth hair with flat iron.

5. Apply serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Try a small amount Gloss Drops by Paul Mitchell on dry hair for a frizz free lustrous finish.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

The bangs and length of this style together make this wearable for all face shapes. Hair that is easy to straighten would be ideal for this hairstyle.

Balancing Act

This unbalanced hairstyle does more than just make you look really trendy. Asymmetric hairstyles can actually balance facial features such as a crooked nose.

Balancing Act Asymmetrical Hairstyle For Oval Faces

Balancing Act Asymmetrical Hairstyle For Oval Faces Profile View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Brush hair against your head shape side to side. Have your blow dryer follow your brush like a truck and trailer until hair is dried.

3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum as a styling product to smooth and condition hair. Use Spray Wax on dry hair for texture.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

An asymmetric cut can be tailored to any face shape and any hair type.

Retro Elegance

This classic style is a must-learn for everybody. It gives instant glamour to any look.

Retro Elegance Wavy Long Oval Style

How To Style:

1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush.

3. Apply a thermal protection spray.

4. Vertically wrap sections of hair to one direction on a medium barrel curling iron.

5. Brush through curls with a dressing brush to blend them together.

6. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Use Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroCream Whip on wet hair for volume and a silky touchable finish.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Any face shape will look good in this glamorous hairstyle. Unless hair density is really low and/or difficult to smooth, this style should work for anyone.

Naturally Curly

Wearing hair naturally curly is totally on trend. Consult with your stylist and get a cut that will make your curls look their best. Most importantly, learn how to care for and style your naturally gorgeous locks.

Naturally Curly Funky Red Style For Oval Faces

Naturally Curly Funky Red Style Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Twist sections of hair according to the direction it naturally curls.

3. Use a diffuser to dry hair or air dry.

4. Wrap sections of hair that need more curl around a medium barrel curling iron.

5. Scrunch with a small amount of pomade.

Recommended Products:

Grooming Pomade from Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree line gives incredible shine and flexible hold.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This hairstyle works best with naturally curly hair and any face shape.

Celebrity Layers

Long layers are the most popular haircut for long hair. It’s the perfect balance of movement and weight.

Long Blonde Celebrity Hairstyles For Oval Faces

How To Style:

1. Apply styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry with a large round brush.

3. Apply thermal protection.

4. Vertically wrap hair away from the face around a large barrel curling iron.

5. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Spray will give a clean hold and some added texture to your curls.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Long layers look good with any face shape. For longer face shapes, be conscious about the length of your hair. Hair that is too long could make your face appear longer. Bangs help make longer styles wearable for longer face shapes. Hair with medium density looks best with long layers.

Effortless Volume

Want volume without having to work for it? A graduated bob is the perfect cut for you. This haircut also builds a beautiful profile for head shapes that are flat on the back.

Sleek Red Bob Hairstyle For Oval Faces

Sleek Red Bob Hairstyles For Oval Faces side view

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Brush hair in the nape area side to side flat against the head shape with a styling brush. While brushing, have the nozzle of the blow dryer follow the brush like a truck and trailer.

3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with a large round brush.

4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.

5. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Try cocktailing Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum and Fast Form. Super Skinny Serum will give you shine and condition. Fast Form will allow you to sculpt your hair the way you want and give it long lasting hold while you blow dry.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Bobs look great on any face shape. The graduation on the back will works best on hair that needs volume. Short hair always pushes long hair. The haircut alone will give anyone volume and yu won’t have to work too hard on styling to create volume.

Tips:

Blow drying your hair side to side against your head shape  is called flat wrapping. This gets rid of unusual growth patterns which are common in the bang and nape area.

Lash Grazing Bangs

Mesmerize people by drawing attention to your eyes with lash grazing bangs. To achieve a high fashion look, cut the bangs a little more blunt.

Lash Grazing Bangs Oval Face Style

Lash Grazing Bangs Oval Face Style Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush, starting with the bangs.

3. Vertically wrap hair away from the face on a large barrel curling iron.

4. Separate hair into two large sections side to side.

5. Twist each section to blend each curl into one big curl.

6. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Hold Me Tight gives long lasting, touchable hold.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

Straight across bangs could widen an already wide face shape. These bangs could work on any hair type.

Glamour 

Feel and look like a million with these easy-to-style glamorous waves. Just pop in some hot rollers and you’re ready to roll!

Glamourous Wavy Brunette Retro Style

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush.

3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

4. Set hot rollers on hair.

5. Remove hot rollers when they have cooled.

6. Brush through curls using a dressing brush.

7. Set the style with a flexible hold hair spray.

8. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Try Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray for a lightweight brilliant shine.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This style will look good on any face shape and any hair type.

Tips:

Place a folded piece of tissue between the ears and a roller to protect the ear from heat.

Skinny Bob

This layered bob removes weight from the hair and frames the face really well.

Sleek Bob Sculpted Layers For Oval Faces

Sleek Bob Sculpted Layers For Oval Faces Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.

3. Apply thermal protection to hair.

4. Smooth with a flat iron.

5. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum smoothes, conditions and gives a lustrous finish. It can be applied to wet or dry hair.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This style will look good on any face shape. Because layering removes weight, this hairstyle will not look good on hair with low density.

Timeless Farrah

Farrah Fawcett’s feathered do isn’t going anywhere. It is an iconic style will forever be talked about. Channel your inner Charlie’s Angel and try this Farrah-inspired look.

Classic Farrah Fawcett Layered Style

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush, away from the face.

3. Direct sections of hair on the crown area upwards while blow drying to achieve volume.

4. Wrap sections of hair away from the face around a large barrel curling iron.

5. Lightly back comb the crown area.

6. Set the style with a quick drying hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray by Paul Mitchell gives volume and shine.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This hairstyle will look good on any face shape and any hair type.

The Bias

Without question, this fashion-forward haircut is feminine. With this short haircut, you’ll never worry about looking like a boy. The long, side swept bangs exude drama while the shortness and definition of the layers give it an edgy feel.

Sculpted Blonde Oval Faces Pixie

Sculpted Blonde Oval Face Pixie Wispy Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with fingers.

3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree Shaping Cream gives strong, flexible texture.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

The bangs and the shorter layers on top of the head make this hairstyle wearable for all face shapes. For wider faces, the layers could be defined more and given height using the right product. This height created will make the face shape appear longer. Fine hair will also look fuller with this haircut.

Big Sexy Hair

Who wouldn’t want big sexy hair? Everyone has been all about length and volume ever since Kim Kardashian hit the scene.

Big Sexy Hair Layered Brunette Style with Volume

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry sections of hair with a large round brush.

3. Set a section of hair in a large velcro roller.

4. Repeat the same process to the rest of the hair.

5. Once all of the hair has been set and cooled, remove the velcro rollers.

6. Lightly back comb the crown area.

7. Set the style with hairspray that dries instantly.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Extra-Body Finishing Spray is perfect for setting backcombing and curls. It dries instantly and doesn’t weigh the hair down.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

All face shapes will look good with this hairstyle. All hair types can rock big sexy waves.

Tips:

Use clips to help keep velcro rollers in place while styling.

Peek A Boo Braid

Braids have been on trend for a while now, but you don’t have to learn complicated braid techniques to be in fashion. An adorable simple braid like this is enough to update any look.

Peek a Boo Braid Oval Face Hairstyle

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry with a large round brush.

3. Part hair to the side.

4. Loosely secure top half of hair into a clip.

5. Braid a small section of hair underneath and secure with a clear elastic.

6. Set style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight by Paul Mitchell will give your style a long-lasting, flexible hold.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

All face shapes and hair types will look great with this look.

Tips:

To get rid of flyaways, mist the style with hairspray at least a ruler’s length away. Lightly flatten flyaways with the hairspray and your hands.

The Timeless One

This sleek, one-length bob is a classic look. For an even more geometric sophisticated look, add a blunt straight across fringe.

Timeless Smooth Bob Hairstyle For Oval Faces

Timeless Red Smooth Bob Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a round brush.

3. Apply thermal protection.

4. Smooth hair with a flat iron.

5. Apply a serum to hair.

Recommended Products:

Use Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell on wet and dry hair to achieve a smooth and conditioned finish.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This face framing bob will look good on any face shape. Medium hair will look best with this hairstyle as it will maintain weight. Finer hair should opt for a graduated bob and thicker hair should opt for a layered bob.

Beachy Waves

You may not be on vacation but your hair could be. Look like you came from a sunny beach vacation instead of your 9 to 5 with these beachy waves.

Full Layered Oval Hairstyle - Beachy Waves

Full Layered Oval Style - Beachy Waves - Long Casual Waves

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry with a large round brush.

3. Wrap sections of hair vertically and away from the face around a large barrel iron.

4. Set with a flexible hold finishing spray.

5. Apply a styling product for more texture.

Recommended Products:

Try Texturizing Sea Spray from the Awapuhi Wild Ginger line of Paul Mitchell. It will give you a volumized beachy texture with a touchable finish.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

All face shapes and hair types will look good with this hairstyle.

Face Framing Layers

The more layers you have, the more movement you get. Instant drama!

Face Framing Smooth Blonde Layers

Face Framing Smooth Blonde Layers Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry a section of hair with a medium round brush.

3. Set by rolling the round brush into the section.

4. Blow dry and set another section with another medium round brush.

5. Release brush from the first section and proceed to blow dry and set a third section.

6. Continue to alternate brushes until all sections of hair have been dried and set.

7. Use a flexible hold spray to set the style.

Recommended Products:

Fast Form by Paul Mitchell will help sculpt your hair to the shape of the round brush and give it long lasting hold.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

All face shapes will look good with this hairstyle. This hairstyle will not look good on hair with low density. Layers, especially shorter ones like this, remove weight.

Long Pixie

Want to go shorter than a bob, but not yet ready to commit to a full on pixie? Try a this long textured pixie. The side swept bang draws attention to the eyes and the disconnected piece in the front draws attention to the lips. It’s feminine and edgy at the same time.

Long Pixie Piecey Oval Hairstyles

Long Pixie Piecey Oval Hairstyle With Sculpted Back

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry the bang area side to side against the head with a styling brush until it dries.

3. Do the same thing to the nape area until it dries.

4. Blow dry the rest of your hair with a styling brush or with your fingers.

5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

For fine hair, try Thicken Up by Paul Mitchell. It will make each strand look and feel thicker without weighing it down.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This hairstyle will work for any face shape and hair type. The diagonal bang balances wide and long face shapes. The disconnected piece in front softens a strong jaw.

Modern Bouffant

Try this gorgeous, modernized version of the popular 60’s hairstyle. Go retro with lots of volume and beautiful flowing waves.

Modern Bouffant Smooth Sixties Hairstyle For Oval Faces

Modern Bouffant Smooth Sixties Style Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.

2. Blow dry hair with a large round brush. Make sure to blow dry the crown area upward to create volume.

3. Apply thermal protection.

4. Vertically wrap sections of hair away from the face on a large barrel iron.

5. Back comb the crown area.

6. Loosely pin the top half of one side to the back using a bobby pin similar to the color of your hair.

7. Set the style with a lightweight hairspray that dries instantly.

Recommended Products:

Use Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell after a blow dry and before using an iron. It will hold your blowout and protect your hair from the iron.

Best Face Shapes & Hair Types:

This hairstyle will work for any face shape. Longer face shapes should be conscious about the height of their backcombing. Too much height can make the face appear longer. Medium to high density hair will look best with this style.

Tips:

Lifting the hair away from its natural fall is called over direction. The further away a section of hair is lifted away from its natural fall, the more volume is created. For more volume, you can over direct a section of hair forward instead of upward.

Congratulations on having the most ideal face shape! Have fun trying out your numerous style options.