The Top 50 Hairstyles for Oval Faces of 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Are you ready to see some of the most flattering and popular oval face shape hairstyles? The oval face shape is ideal 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 you can wear any hairstyle. However, you’ll want to avoid choosing a style that could make it appear longer or wider.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these oval face shape hairstyles.

Vanilla Blonde Teasylights on Long Brown Hair for Oval Faces
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#1: Vanilla Blonde Teasylights on Long Brown Hair

Vanilla blonde teasylights are the perfect hairstyle for oval-face-shaped women. Especially women who are looking to add some dimension and texture. This look has light balayage pieces around the face that naturally frames a face with a narrow chin. With a little heat styling, waves can be created, which helps create an effortless style. To complete the look, I recommend using O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray. It helps to bring out your natural shine without weighing down your locks.

Medium Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

#2 Medium-Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

This medium-length cut with side-swept bangs is a great choice for adding movement and softness to fine to medium hair. The subtle layers create a light, airy feel, perfect for an effortless, natural look. The side-swept bangs frame the face beautifully, enhancing the eyes and cheekbones, making it ideal for oval face shapes. This style is low-maintenance and versatile, easy to style with a blow-dryer and round brush. However, regular trims are needed to maintain the shape and prevent split ends.

Layered bob with loose waves for oval faces

#3 Layered Bob with Loose Waves

This layered bob with loose waves is perfect for adding texture and volume to fine to medium hair. The soft layers enhance the natural wave pattern, giving a relaxed, beachy vibe. The subtle balayage from darker roots to lighter ends adds dimension and brightness, ideal for oval face shapes. This style is low-maintenance and easy to style with a curling wand and texturizing spray. However, regular trims are necessary to keep the layers looking fresh and prevent split ends.

Asymmetrical Bob with Face Framing Layers for Oval Faces

#4 Asymmetrical Bob with Face-Framing Layers

A short asymmetrical bob with face-framing layers looks ultra-chic and edgy! It’s an optimum angled cut, emphasizing the cheekbone! The unevenness of the hair is what frames and accentuates the jawline.

Curly shag hairstyle with textured bangs and layered cut for medium to thick curly hair.

#5 Curly Shag with Bangs

This curly shag with bangs is perfect for those with naturally curly hair who want a trendy, low-maintenance look. The shaggy layers add volume and definition, while the full, textured bangs frame the face beautifully, ideal for oval face shapes. This cut works best for medium to thick hair types. It enhances the natural curl pattern and gives a playful, effortless style. However, it may require regular trims to keep the bangs and layers looking fresh and defined.

Medium chocolate brown hair with voluminous layers and oval-shaped face framing

#6 Chocolate Voluminous Blowout

A chocolate brown hue with a medium-length cut exudes timeless elegance, especially with a voluminous blowout that adds bounce and life to your tresses. Ideal for oval-shaped faces, the soft layers caress the cheekbones and jawline, offering a flattering frame to the face. This look caters well to those in their 30s, providing a style that’s both easy to manage and sophisticated. Use a round brush for blow-drying to achieve this volume and a light serum to maintain the lustrous finish. Note that while the color is low maintenance, regular hydrating treatments will keep the shine vibrant.

Creamy blonde medium haircut with long fringe and sun-kissed roots

#7 Creamy Blonde with Sweeping Fringe

This creamy blonde cut, falling just above the shoulders, boasts a sun-kissed effect perfect for an effortless summer vibe. The long, sweeping fringe elegantly frames an oval face, drawing attention to the eyes. Best for those in their 30s, this fine, straight hair benefits from light layering, providing movement without sacrificing fullness. To style, use a volumizing mousse and blow-dry with a round brush to maintain body and texture. While the color offers a low-maintenance grow-out, consider a toner to keep the blonde vibrant.

Long Hair with Layers on Oval Face Shape

#8 Long Hair with Layers

Long, straight hair features long layers, which keeps the hair nice and full. My favorite part of this hairstyle is how silky, sleek, smooth, and shiny it is. However, you can add soft waves to style it, like Jessica Alba’s hair. The products I recommend to recreate the style are Morrocan Oil, Pureology leave-in conditioner, and Pureology blowdry cream.

Sun-kissed highlights on espresso-colored medium-long layered hair

#9 Sun-Kissed Espresso Layers

Enhance your natural beauty with sun-kissed espresso layers, adding a touch of dimension to your thick, oval-framed face. The layers are expertly sliced to introduce movement, softly flipping out at the ends for a playful yet polished look. Perfect for those in their 20s seeking a fresh and manageable style. When styling, a round brush can coax out that flirty flip, and a nourishing hair mask weekly will keep the color gleaming. While low-maintenance, the subtle highlights will need occasional refreshing.

#10: Long Very Dark Brunette Hair

Consider having long, very dark brunette hair as a simple yet beautiful hairstyle, perfect for both work and play. You can maintain this style by sticking to a regimen of salon visits every 10-12 weeks, complemented by a good home wash routine. Use quality haircare products like R Co.’s moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair shiny and moisturized.

Shoulder-length chestnut shag haircut with fringe for oval face

#11 Chestnut Shag with Playful Fringe

Consider the playful charm of a chestnut shag cut with a wispy fringe for an effortless, youthful vibe that doesn’t try too hard. This style, hitting at the shoulders, incorporates textured layers that work marvelously on normal hair density, creating movement and an airy feel. The color graduates from a darker root to a warm chestnut, ideal for adding depth and enhancing the eyes. While the fringe flatters oval face shapes, it may require regular trims to keep it looking sharp. Style with a sea salt spray for that ‘just from the beach’ texture.Auburn Waves on a Tousled Lob

#12: Dark Chestnut Brown Balayage Hair

Try a cozy dark chestnut brown balayage on your hair for a fresh autumn look. The rich chestnut colors will make your eyes and olive skin tone stand out. Oval faces have a longer length between the forehead and chin. After adding warm brown tones, you can balance your look with soft, face-framing layers.

Medium-length tousled auburn lob with highlights for oval face shapes

#13 Auburn Waves on a Tousled Lob

An auburn tousled lob can be a bold yet versatile choice for our oval-faced ladies. The copper-toned highlights add warmth, enhancing your complexion, while the wavy texture introduces volume without overwhelming your features. Suitable for normal to dense hair, this cut falls just above the shoulders, providing an elegant frame for the face without making it appear longer. Ideal for the youthful spirit, but remember, the waves may require a bit of styling prowess with a curling wand. Use a texturizing spray to hold the waves and a color-protecting shampoo to maintain the vibrancy of the auburn shades.

Long Curtain Fringe for Dark Brunette Hair and Oval Faces
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#14: Long Curtain Fringe for Dark Brunette Hair

Introduce a long curtain fringe to dark brunette hair for a stylish look. For a fresh style for long hair, add face-framing fringe pieces. Also, trim the hair by 3 to 4 inches. This trim and fringe will help lessen the volume of hair. It will also highlight your cheekbones and eyes. Use a curling iron with a 2-inch barrel to create soft, shiny waves.

#15: Perfect Curls for Shoulder-Length Hair

Do you love curls but want to know how they will suit your face shape? Ask your stylist about achieving perfect curls for shoulder-length hair. Avoid overly coily curls, as they can elongate an oval face shape. Your stylist can suggest softer, blown-out curls that will complement your face shape beautifully.

Choppy Bob Makeover for Oval Faces with short hair
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#16: Choppy Bob Makeover

If you want to balance your face shape, I suggest a side part with a slight face framing. The framing should start below the cheekbones. Opt for a length right above the collarbone for a sophisticated look.

#17: Layered Pixie Bob Haircut for Wavy Locks

The pixie bob haircut for wavy hair is a very traditional cut that has recreated itself and time again. My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility of the way you can style it. It’s a fun way for a girl to have short hair that isn’t a regular pixie cut.

#18: Medium Layered Cut with Fluffy Curls

Medium-layered cuts are great for your fluffy curls. If you like to play with your natural curls, try cutting your hair shorter. This will give you big hair and will allow for a more polished look. A haircut like this is flattering on women with an oval face shape. Great for women who want to embrace their natural hair texture.

Lob Cut with Soft Retro Waves for Oval Faces
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#19: Lob Cut with Soft Retro Waves

Lob cuts are a great choice for women. The length and softness of the cut will compliment your face shape. But only if you bring the perimeter to the middle of the neck. For a look still on trend, add loose waves to give texture and movement throughout. Ask your stylist about using shears or clippers over the comb technique. Do this when cutting layers to achieve this style. Precision is key! Keep up with regular maintenance at home. Use products such as Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Heat Protectant Leave In-Cream. It helps control frizz while nourishing hair strands from root to tip.

#20: Messy Layered Cut with Middle Part Bangs

Do you want to try bangs but avoid committing to a full bang? Then this messy layered cut with middle-parted bangs is the mane for you! The layers will add shape to your hair without taking from the length. The tapered style of the bangs is great for parting in the middle. If you decide to try a full bang, all you have to do is blow dry the bangs with a round brush up and away from your face. That will help them to fall forward.

Low-Maintenance Medium Haircut with Subtle Layers for Oval Faces
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#21: Low-Maintenance Medium Haircut with Subtle Layers

If you have an oval face, subtleness is your best friend when choosing a cut. Ask for medium to long layers to give your heavy hair shape. No need to ask for too much framing around your face, as you already have the best shape. Finish your cut with a blowout and use KMS Thermashape quick blow dry spray.

Deep Side-Parted Short Platinum Pixie for an Oval Face Shape
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#22: Deep Side-Parted Short Platinum Pixie

A deep side-parted short platinum blonde pixie is a major power move! Pixies can be liberating and cool. If you’re thinking of a shorter style, consider a pixie with lots of texture. Keeping your pixie on the textured side can help keep the shape youthful and playful. Try a softer finish on the sides if you like more length around the ears.

#23: Medium Kinky Haircut with Piece-y Bangs

If you’ve curly hair, a medium-length cut with some piece-y bangs is perfect. The piece-y bangs cover the forehead enough to give an illusion of a smaller face. Pair with a hydrating curl cream, such as IGK’s Class of ’93, to add some shine to your curls.

Long Subtle Waves and Choppy Ends for Oval Faces
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#24: Long Subtle Waves and Choppy Ends

Not a fan of bold, blunt ends? Ask your stylist about texturizing your haircut. This will give the perimeter of your hair a softer, diffused look. Adding face-framing and long layers will add a good amount of shape and body. Your new cut will look amazing styled with some beachy waves. Have your stylist give you tips on how to achieve this look.

Beach Blonde Highlights on Mid-Length Brunette Hair for Oval Faces
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#25: Beach Blonde Highlights on Mid-Length Brunette Hair

Try beach blonde highlights when you have a mid-length brunette hair style. A great way to make your face flatter your look is by adding babylights around your face. Styling your hair with beachy curls will bring attention to the blonde highlights in your hair.

Side-Parted Choppy Haircut with a Money Piece for an Oval Face
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#26: Side-Parted Choppy Haircut with a Money Piece

You’ll look hot in a side-parted choppy haircut with a money piece. Ask your stylist to add layers to make your hair messy. The overall structure should be shattered on the ends for a lived-in feel. A long fringe hitting your nose might be a perfect addition. Highlighted money pieces in your fringe will give you a beautiful change.

Soft Tousled Chin-Length Bob with Waves for Oval Face Shapes
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#27: Soft Tousled Chin-Length Bob with Waves

Dare to chop your hair into a soft tousled chin-length bob with waves. You’ll have options when styling your new shape. You can blow dry this cut straight, air dry, or diffuse your natural wave. To get softer and smoother curls, a curling iron can be utilized. Don’t forget a long fringe can be added for softness around the face.

#28: Voluminous Wavy Hair with Honey Tones

If you want to accentuate cheekbones, add some waves with a curling iron. Curling your hair away from your face with the waves hitting certain features is a great way to highlight your natural beauty.

Textured Layers with an Oval Face Frame
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#29: Textured Layers with a Face Frame

Textured layers with a face frame are a beautiful super current shape. A long bang sweeping off the cheek is a perfect accent for women. You’ll love the soft layering throughout, which adds volume to your haircut. If you have long hair, you know that the blow drying might take some time, especially if you want to add curls with an iron. But your stunning finished look will be worth it.

Mini Shag with Feathered Layers and Bangs for Oval Face Shapes

#30: Mini Shag with Feathered Layers and Bangs

A mini shag with feathered layers and bangs is a great way to show off your facial features. I love this retro shape. It’s a nod to the 70s while still staying modern. Ask your stylist for a haircut that can be air-dried. It’s important to note that a shag offers flexibility with styling.

#31: Beachy Waves and Sun-Kissed Blonde Highlights

Sun-kissed blonde highlights are easy on the eyes as it’s a palette of soft and natural beauty. When it comes to this beachy wave style, it works best if hair naturally holds curls. However, it’s easy to pull off a few days of wear when prepped and styled correctly. A 1- 1 1/2″ barrel with a flexible-hold heat protection spray can work together to help you create a tousled wave. The trick is to smooth out the last 1″ left off the ends. Once cooled down, rake through your hair to separate for that lived-in curl.

Beige Brown Balayage with Soft Waves for an Oval Face Shape
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#32: Beige Brown Balayage with Soft Waves

Try a beige brown balayage with soft waves if you want to add subtle brightness. Beige brown is great for changing your look while keeping your hair in the brunette family. Remember, this color may look different on you depending on your hair type and texture. For example, if your hair is shorter or curly, this will not look the same.

Medium Face-Framing Haircut with Natural Waves for an Oval Face
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#33: Medium Face-Framing Haircut with Natural Waves

You’ll love the look of a medium face-framing haircut with natural waves. Pretty layers soften the lines of the haircut and increase the movement of your natural texture. A face frame will complement your overall features and help to give your cut interest. Add some sass and bounce to your shape with a medium face-framing style.

Center-Parted Long Hair with Voluminous Waves for Oval Faces
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#34: Center-Parted Long Hair with Voluminous Waves

Center-parted long hair styled with voluminous waves is a great everyday style. Styling your hair with a center part allows your hair to be off your face and creates softness. Your cool-toned color will be best showcased with wavy hair. This will allow the highlights to pop!

Heavily Layered Shaggy Cut with Curtain Bangs for Oval Face Shapes
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#35: Heavily Layered Shaggy Cut with Curtain Bangs

One haircut that will never go out of style is the classic shag. This year it’s making a strong comeback with many fun and modern variations. A shag is one of the best hairstyles for any hair type or texture. This hairstyle can work for you whether you have straight, wavy, curly, thin, or thick hair!

#36: Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Go for an edgy modern bob with blunt bangs, cut using clippers and shears. If you’re considering such haircuts, be sure you’re ready for upkeep and maintenance. Styling is a must, whether you decide to flat iron or create a soft wave on the exterior. I recommend a product for heat protection, either a gloss spray or texture spray depending on the final look you’re after. Not the look if you want to wash and go, as the bangs need attention each day.

Modern Mid-Length Bob
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#37: Modern Mid-Length Bob

What’s best about a long bob is its versatility. The side-parted lob looks elegant with waves and looks classic if straight. Maximize its beauty by exploring hair color, such as a shade of blonde.

#38: Best Bob Haircut

Bobs are one of the best haircuts for oval face shapes. An oval face is the only shape that can complement any hairstyle. A bob, in particular, that at just the right length can highlight a woman’s best features, such as her cheekbones, jawline, neck, and/or collarbone.

Edgy and sleek pompadour for women with oval faces
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#39: Edgy and Sleek Pompadour

An edgy and sleek pompadour for women features an undercut that creates a strong look and will need to be shaped up every 3-4 weeks. Keep in mind products such as gel and hairspray will be needed to defy gravity.

#40: Textured Pixie in a Tousled ‘Do

The textured pixie cut in a tousled ‘do is super stylish, modern, and practical. It is the type of cut for those who are not afraid to dare, and, contrary to what it looks like, it’s very versatile: you can have smaller, larger, or frayed fringe.

Textured bob for an oval-shaped face
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#41: Textured Bob

A textured bob or a lob is a great look for women. The layers will help give extra body, and the waves will help balance the shape. Style with a large barrel curling iron for soft waves.

#42: Layered Short Haircut for Chin-Length Hair

A layered short haircut for chin-length hair is a great cut that complements any lifestyle. The side part makes a chin-length bob more dramatic and gives you the option of letting it hang over your face.

Sleek Ponytail for an Oval Face
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#43: Sleek Ponytail

Less is more! A sleek ponytail may not be too complicated, but it makes a ravishing impression. The flawlessness of a long and sleek hairstyle will help you glow in a formal event. Being one of the styles that suit your oval or oblong face shapes is a plus, too! It works better in your natural long and dark tresses.

Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep Side Part and Soft Curls
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#44: Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep Side Part and Soft Curls

A long bob (lob) with a deep side part and soft curls is a gorgeous look. The curls can be achieved with an iron and might take longer to style if you have straight hair. Subtle layers in the cut create a soft movement for oval faces with thick or thin hair.

#45: Long Layer Cut with Curtain Bangs

A long layered cut with curtain bangs is perfect for enhancing long hair because the layers can be made differently without removing the locks’ length.

#46: Shoulder-Length Bob with a Middle Part

A bob hairstyle with a middle part on an oval face is trendy this year. Achieve the classy shoulder-length style with a long blunt bob with blunt ends.

#47: The Perfect Pixie Cut for Women

Oval face haircuts look amazing on a pixie cut. It’s a style everybody would like to try, but only some dare to attempt.

#48: A Super Short Cut

Featuring a super short cut for every chic and edgy lady in town! Almost every hairstyle goes well with a long, oval face, even chopped hair. The short cut indicates boldness, which matches a strong personality. You’ll love how low-maintenance it is and how it looks in a classic black shade.

Medium-Length Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

#49: Medium-Length Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

Choose medium-length hair with side-swept bangs for an easy-to-style hair trend. Give locks a few choppy layers for a softer movement. The fringe does the job right in bringing out a good-looking finish. A medium hairstyle with side bangs complements an oval face shape the best.

shoulder-length shag with waves for an oval face shape
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#50: Shoulder-Length Shag with Waves

A shoulder-length shag cut with waves looks great when paired with a soft curtain fringe. Keep the length around the collarbones to give this tousled ‘do a fuller-looking result. If you have limp or fine hair but also wavy, ask for a modern shag with waves. Invisible layers will create volume, and it’s easy to style for on-the-go ladies.