The Top 33 Medium Hairstyles For Oval Faces in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Here are the best hairstyles for oval faces on medium-length hair!  Hairstyles that shorten the length of the face suit an oval face shape the best.

You also want to find a style with 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 into a simple hairstyle or pony for going to the gym or the club.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of medium hairstyles for oval faces.

Medium Blunt Lob with Invisible Layers for Oval Faces

#1: Blunt Lob with Invisible Layers

Go for a blunt lob with invisible layers. Blunt bobs tend to get too bottom-heavy on thick, coarse hair, so this is a great way to de-bulk, making styling and maintaining this look much easier. These medium haircuts for women look best on oval face shapes with thick, coarse hair. I like using Aquage Silkening Oil on the mid-lengths and ends to prevent frizz and smooth the curls in the hair.

Layered Shoulder-Length Shag with Bangs for Oval Faces

#2 Layered Shoulder-Length Shag with Bangs

Here’s a very layered basic shoulder-length cut with blunt bangs. 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 anyone with fine to medium or straight to wavy hair.

An oval face shape with medium bob haircut

#3 Medium Layered Geo Bob

Opt for a medium-layered rounded bob with fringe. 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.

Gorgeous Red Hair Makeover for Oval Faces with Medium Hair
Instagram @studio_mostton

#4: Gorgeous Red Hair Makeover

This gorgeous red hair color does need some extra care. You should see your stylist every 4-6 weeks to keep your color vibrant. When you visit your stylist, ask about hair products that work well with your color and hair type. The mid-length and color combo enhances the features of an oval face.

#5: Mid-Length Chop with an Off-Center Part

Go for a mid-length chop with an off-center part. Oval face shapes can take on any look with ease. Such hairstyles for women give a fuller look while adding balayage can brighten the face. You must schedule consistent blonding and glossing appointments to stay bright and blonde. Do this while maintaining the at-home care that your stylist suggests.

#6: Shoulder-Length Curled Ends

Ask for shoulder-length curled ends to offer a flattering, feminine look. With the hair ending at the shoulders, this length allows various styling options. It maintains a manageable length, too. The curled ends add texture and movement to the hair.

Soft Shag with Bangs and Texture for Oval Faces
Instagram @hirohair

#7: Soft Shag with Bangs and Texture

Oval face shapes are the most versatile when choosing a cut. Your options are unlimited. To help lighten up thicker hair textures, ask for a mid-length razored shag. Medium hairstyles like this will ensure softness and movement. A straight razor will give you the best effect, while a feather razor can be just as good.

Mid-Length Ghost Cut for Oval Faces with curtain fringe
Instagram @vahiitcan

#8: Mid-Length Ghost Cut

You can expect an edgy and versatile hairstyle for a mid-length ghost cut. These trendyhairstyles feature textured layers that create movement and dimension. The cut gives your hair a chic and modern look. The ghost cut is perfect for those who want to add a touch of drama to their style without sacrificing length. With its soft, wispy ends and layers, this haircut balances structure and appeal. Whether you want to wear it sleek and straight or tousled and wavy, this mid-length layered haircut will turn heads.

#9: Chocolate Mid-Length Curled Hair

To make a statement, chocolate mid-length curled hair is a great option. This cut adds volume and bounces to the hair without being too bulky. Keep the length while still encouraging the curls. I suggest a light mousse for styling, followed by gentle scrunching and diffusing. This style works best on those with an oval face shape, as it helps to elongate and flatter the facial features.

Blonde Medium-Length Waves with Fringe for an Oval Face
Instagram @hirohair

#10: Blonde Medium-Length Waves with Fringe

Consider a wavy blonde medium-length cut with a fringe. Creating a soft bang on oval face shapes is a good idea. This will help create the oval balance that hair design aims for. The middle part looks great with a soft bang, and adding waves with a long wand will give movement and texture. Finish off with O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray.

Long Soft Layers on Shoulder-Length Hair for Oval Faces
Instagram @hairbysbv

#11: Long Soft Layers on Shoulder-Length Hair

This is a long-layered or soft-layered haircut. When styling, I recommend a moisturizing cream or heat protectant, some volume-enhancing spray if you have finer hair or styling cream/spray for thicker hair, and a finishing gloss/serum or hairspray.

Classic Mid-Length Bob Hairstyle for Oval Faces
Instagram @glam_byhan

#12: Classic Mid-Length Bob

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

#13: Long A-Line Bob

This is a long a-line bob. I love how simple and chic this haircut for an oval face is. It can also be versatile, depending on how you style it. In terms of products, always use texture sprays like Bedroom.Hair and Doo.Over by Kevin Murphy. These add great texture to the hair. This oval face haircut is great for women that want to wear their hair simply and blow dry it, as well as for those that have the skills to try different hairstyling techniques.

The Retro Pin Up Bob for Oval Faces
Instagram @bellamel.hairandmakeup

#14: The Retro Pin-Up Bob

Go for a long, softly layered, stacked bob with a heavy side fringe. 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 flyaway hairs. The look can be acquired with straight hair using hot rollers or curling iron. If this style gets frizzy while drying, mist it with water or surf spray. Let the curls settle. Use gloss or spray shine if needed.

#15: Shoulder-Grazing Cut

Try a shoulder-grazing cut or a mid-length bob (long bob) with bangs. Consider having your stylist use a straight razor to give the hair some texture on the ends and soften any harsh lines without creating too much layering.

Honey Blonde Curly Long Bob for Oval Face Shapes
Instagram @rachelwstylist

#16: Honey Blonde Curly Long Bob

If your hair is in need of a pick me up, try a honey blonde curly long bob. These short layers will bring your curls and waves to life. Lucky for you, oval faces can pull off just about any hairstyle!

Modern Shag on Mid-Length Hair for Oval Faces
Instagram @hairbyelvisp

#17: Modern Shag on Mid-Length Hair

You can make this style look sleek or add a quick bend in the mid-shaft for an effortless and messy finish. If you are considering this hair style for your oval face, you must love layers that will reduce the thickness of your ends. This look is a great option for thick hair, as shown in the photo but is also perfect for hair that is medium thickness as well. This look will give more volume when styled, but it will take a few products to get the full benefit of this look.

Gorgeous Medium-Length Blonde Layered Cut for Oval Faces
Instagram @dmitrovahair

#18: Gorgeous Blonde Layered Cut

A retro style that is back with a vengeance is the gorgeous blonde layered cut! It helps to remember that styles make their way back around, but what can you ask for to avoid a dated look? Something that compliments you. Let your service professional know what you love and don’t love about this style to collaborate on a customized look.

Mid-Length Bob With a Kick hairstyle
Instagram @kristinabunker

#19: Mid-Length Bob With a Kick

This is such a fun medium-length bob with an edgy kick. I love to prep with Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier for heat protection and lightweight hold. From there, you can flat iron for a sleek look, or if you’re looking for a more relaxed and beachy look, I recommend using a 1-inch Bio Ionic StyleWinder to create loose curls. This cut is best suited for anyone with an oval face shape with fine to medium hair.

Teasy Highlights on Collarbone Length Hair
Instagram @hirohair

#20: Teasy Highlights on Collarbone Length Hair

This collarbone-length cut is versatile. It’s long enough to be pulled back but looks great down. There is just enough texture and long layering to make it an easy wash and go look, or blow dry and use an iron to wave it.

Classic Medium Length Bob and Bangs
Instagram @olgakursitis

#21: Classic Medium Length Bob and Bangs

This is a classic bob and bangs, which keeps it neat and chic. These hairstyles are ideal for shorter blunt bangs. Overall this is a fun, carefree, low-maintenance look!

#22: Square-Shaped Bob

This is a one-length square-shaped bob. I recommend hair milk or primer and a texture spray. One of my favorites is Davines Your Hair Assistant Definition Mist. This look is best for women with finer hair who want to appear to have more volume. It’s a great option for women who like little effort in styling and are active so they can still wear their hair up. Plus, this haircut frames the oval face nicely.

Mid-Length Layered Cut Hairstyle for Oval Face Shapes
Instagram @dogukandeniz

#23: Mid-Length Layered Cut

This haircut is a mid-length layered cut with face-framing pieces. This hair cut for an oval face will create volume and texture for women with flat or straight hair. For women with curly hair, it will enhance their curls and allow their hair to bounce up! For more waves, curl your hair with a wand in alternating directions, comb it with your fingers, then use a dry texture spray all over and matte pomade on the ends.

Textured Soft Lob for Women with Oval Faces
Instagram @hairbylc_

#24: Textured Soft Lob for Women

This textured soft lob (long bob) is very versatile. It’s a slightly more polished version of the popular beachy wave look. You can dress this look up or air dry naturally with great products to showcase your hair’s natural texture.

Mid Length Beach Wave Balayage for Oval Faces
Instagram @salontrue

#25: Mid-Length Beach Wave Balayage

This mid-length beach wave balayage is trending. This look can be fun and stunning, yet you can still get up in a ponytail. You can feel like you have a cool shorter style without the commitment of having a shorter haircut.

Softly Layered Shoulder Length Hair for Oval Faces
Instagram @shoji.i

#26: Softly Layered Shoulder-Length Hair

A soft layered, conservative shag with a long fringe. This is a great haircut for an oval face.  They shorten the length of the face while the layers accentuate the bone structure. This cut works well on women with fine to medium hair.

Medium Layered Bob for Oval Faces

#27: Medium Layered Bob

Ask for a classic medium-layered bob. The long side bangs shorten the length of the face. This cut works well on women with medium hair lengths.

An oval face with a shoulder length hairstyle
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#28: Shoulder-Length Shag with Long Side Bangs

A layered shoulder-length shag with a long side bang is a cut you should consider if you have an oval face. The layers will highlight your features nicely.

Long A Line Bob with Bangs
Instagram @cocoon_styling

#29: Long A-Line Bob with Bangs

Go for a long classic geometric A-Line bob with bangs. This makes the ideal medium-length hairstyles for women over 40 who want to look younger.

The Modern 70s Shag for an Oval Face on Mid-Length Hair
Instagram @hirohair

#30: The Modern 70’s Shag

Opt for a shoulder-length layered shag with a heavy curtain fringe. Ask your stylist for choppy ends for a tousled look.

#31: Mid-Length Shagged Out Bob with Bangs

A layered bob that has been shagged out with choppy bangs. Such shoulder-length hairstyles are effortless to prep every morning!

Medium Layered Curly A-Line Bob
Instagram @giboazhair

#32: Medium Layered Curly A-Line Bob

Go for a medium-layered curly A-line bob. It will frame your face nicely!

#33: A-Line Bob Shag

These beautiful, fun cuts work on anyone with any hair texture but look especially amazing on women with oval faces. They can be styled in multiple ways, so you don’t get bored. Versatility is a necessity. These medium haircuts shorten a longer face and accentuate the bone structure, pointing out all of the best features, such as the eyes and cheekbones.