The 12 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Are you ready to see some of the most flattering and popular 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 oval shapes are 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 some gorgeous haircuts that will look fabulous on oval face shape.

Sweet Side-Swept Bangs

Sweet Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @daniellewringhair_

Soft-toned orange partners with long hair for that charming look. The side bangs add a delicate definition.

Layered Short Cut

Layered Short Cut
Instagram @jojohairstudio

Straightforward and stylish, layers offer a certain variety to jaw-line hair. The side part makes for an added attitude no one would miss.

Medium Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

Medium Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @annettewilkinsondesigns

Complement your face shape with sexy long fringe plus a sweet and soft strawberry hair color that will suit your everyday needs.

A Super Short Cut

A Super Short Cut
Instagram @envyandthebarbershop

Almost everything goes well with a long face especially this chocolate brown chopped hair with. This will surely add more structure to your look, while you throw in some micro bangs for more edge.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @tetianaikhno

This angled cut paired with a natural hair to light brunette ombre is definitely a showstopper! The unevenness of the hair frames a rounded jaw area and will totally flatter your face shape.

Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Mikhaila Anderson
Colourist @ Cliptomania Salon in Saskatoon, SK

How would you describe this look?

This look is an edgy modern bob, cut using clippers and shears. With the client’s head tilted forward, make your blunt cuts with a clipper, section by section starting from the bottom the same length all around. This will create the hard edge you’re looking for. Do the same thing with the bangs at the desired length. Be sure to tilt the head in the opposite direction in order to cross-check your work and ensure there are zero tags. Next soft the blunt edge slightly by lifting the hair 90° from the head with a comb and deep notching into the edge. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved. Do not do this step for the bangs.

Styling is simple! Flat iron the hair section by section using Eufora Retain Heat Spray for protection and finish with Eufora Full Effect for added texture if that’s your thing.

This look has the opportunity to be as sleek or textured as desired. I personally love everything about this look, and it’s tailorability to the individual wearing it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be sure you’re ready for upkeep and maintenance. I find the best way to create longevity is to undercut the hair and reduce the time between maintaining the back. Styling this look is a must, whether you decide to flat iron, or create a soft wave in the exterior. I always recommend a product for heat protection, and either a gloss spray or texture spray depending on the final look you’re after. Definitely not the look for someone who wants to wash and go, as the bangs need attention each day. This look is geared towards someone with an oval or heart-shaped face, as it softens the angle of the jaw line.

Shoulder-Length Waves

Q&A with style creator, Hayley Lepowick
Hairstylist @ Salon Blunt in Edmonton, AB


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a lived-in lob, and I added a lot of baby lights throughout to add some ashy dimension to accentuate the cut! I styled it with a 1 1/4″ curling iron to add some wave and body, and these very loose wave curls have been my favorite.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut isn’t too high maintenance depending on your hair type. It’s a cut that can be worn straight or waved. My client naturally has very straight hair so this is a look she can just wash, dry, and go but still looks put together. Keeping the length around her collarbones prevents her face from looking too elongated which can happen with long, straight hair. The length helps cut styling time which is great for a busy student like herself.

Long Bob with a Deep Side Part

Long Bob with a Deep Side Part
Instagram @ninadoeshairr

Q&A with style creator, Nina Foot
Colorist in Sherman Oaks, CA


How would you describe this look?

I’d describe this look as an angled textured lob with subtle layers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering this look, I’d recommend not over layering it but rather doing longer layers and removing access weight if you’ve got thick hair.

Square Layer Cut

Square Layer Cut hairstyle
Instagram @akadasalon

Q&A with style creator, Kristen Wilson
Stylist @ Akada Hair Salon in Columbus, OH


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

This is one of my favorite haircuts! It’s essentially a square layer cut with a soft, rounded fringe. I love how the cut frames the face and has an effortless feel.

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

I used a combination of Davines Oí Beautifying Potion, Volume Boosting Mousse and Dry Texturizing Spray. For second-day styling, you could add a few spritzes of Sea Salt Spray for texture and to achieve more of a lived-in look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for the active and low maintenance hair client. The long layers add movement and look just as great air dried as they do blown out. This is one of my go-to cuts for the thicker haired client and it looks amazing on curly hair too!

Long Hair with Full Layers

Full Layers hairstyle
Instagram @hairbydezzides

Q&A with style creator, Desiree Rendon
Hairstylist @ Salon Amerige in Fullerton, CA


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

This look features long layers which kept the hair nice and full. My favorite part of this look is how silky, sleek, smooth and shiny it is.

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

The products I recommend to recreate this look are Morrocan Oil, Pureology leave-in conditioner, and Pureology blowdry cream.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for any face shape. It works great with someone who prefers a more sophistcated and classic, but low maintenance style.

Layered Pixie Cut

Layered pixie cut
Instagram @andreabhair

Q&A with style creator, Andrea Bramchtein
Hairstylist @ Urban Betty Salon in Austin, TX


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

The bowl haircut is a very traditional cut that has recreated itself and time again.

My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility in the way you can style it. It is a fun way to have short hair that isn’t your regular pixie cut.

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

I first recommend assessing your hair type. You may have thick hair, but it may also be fine, so you need to know what products work with what. In general, you do want to use a product that has medium hold and will give you flexibility to move the hair around.

I personally love mixing hair creams or oils such as Milk by Revere and Sumo Clay by Bumble and bumble. Gauge the amount you use according to your hair type.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone seeking a change. Anyone that has medium thickness hair will get the best results. If you have fine or thick hair, I would be sure you’re seeing a stylist that can properly texturize it to achieve the look.

Edgy Platinum Bob

Edgy Platinum Bob hairstyle
Instagram @vero_benwell

Q&A with style creator, Vero Benwell
Hairstylist @ Priska & Co in Montreal, Quebec


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

This platinum blonde colored bob is very trendy this year. I would describe this look as edgy. I love the fact that the blonde is so flashy, but the cut is so conservative and classic.

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

To maintain this color, I definitely recommend a treatment loaded with protein such as Olaplex. I used it in my lightner to prevent the hair from breaking while it was processing.

The use of a purple shampoo, conditioner or treatment is a must to keep the blonde from getting brassy. My favorite is Blonde Angel from Kevin Murphy. It is very pigmented and leaves the hair silky and shinny.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Unfortunately, this look is not for everyone. I would suggest it for women who have a light complexion with no redness. It’s is also a very high maintenance color. The client would have to be commited to be at the salon every four weeks for a root touch up and toner.

As for the haircut, it is flattering on many shapes of faces, but I would avoid it on long and square shapes.