Are you ready to see some of the most flattering and popular oval face shape hairstyles? 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 you can wear just 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.
Modern Mid-Length Bob
This modern mid-length bob suits most face shapes, especially oval and round face shapes. What’s best about this long bob is its versatility. This 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.
Layered Short Haircut for Chin-Length Hair
Straightforward and stylish, layers offer some variety to chin-length hair. The side-part makes for an added attitude no one would miss.
Medium-Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
Complement your face shape with a sexy long fringe that can accentuate cheekbones. Add a sweet and soft strawberry hair color, and it will suit your everyday needs, like on this medium-length cut with side-swept bangs.
Sleek Ponytail for an Oval Face
Less is more! This sleek ponytail may not be too complicated, but it sure does make a ravishing impression. The flawlessness of this 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.
Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs
This edgy modern bob with blunt bangs, cut using clippers and shears, was created by stylist Mikhaila Anderson of Saskatoon, SK.
If you’re a stylist, Anderson advises, “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 these heavy 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.”
If you’re considering this haircut, Anderson says, “be sure you’re ready for upkeep and maintenance. Styling 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.”
Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep SidePart and Soft Curls
An angled textured lob with subtle layers benefits oval shapes by cutting longer layers and it removes excess weight if you have thick hair. Partner this angled lob with soft curls or long soft waves to add extra edge and style.
Long Layer Cut with Curtain Bangs
A long layered cut with curtain bangs is one of the best haircuts for oval faces! This particular cut was done by stylist Kristen Wilson of Ohio. “It’s essentially a square layer cut with a soft, rounded fringe that grazes the eye area. I love how the cut frames the face and has an effortless feel,” she states.
“This style with curtain bangs is great for active and low-maintenance women. The soft layers add movement and look just as great air-dried as they do blown out,” she adds. “This is one of my go-to cuts for the thicker-haired women, and it looks amazing on curly hair too!”
Long Hair with Layers on Oval Face Shape
This long, straight hair features long layers which keeps the hair nice and full. It was created by hairstylist Desiree Rendon of Fullerton, CA. “My favorite part of this oval face 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 Rendon recommends to recreate this look are Morrocan Oil, Pureology leave-in conditioner, and Pureology blowdry cream.
Layered Pixie Bob Haircut for Wavy Locks
The bowl haircut for oval face shapes and wavy hair is a very traditional cut that has recreated itself and time again. This particular cut was done by hairstylist Andrea Bramchtein of Austin, TX.
“My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility in 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,” says Bramchtein.
“I first recommend assessing your hair type,” she explains. “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 a medium hold and will give you the flexibility to move the hair around.”
Bramchtein says she personally loves 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,” she states.
Shoulder-Length Bob with Middle Part
This platinum blonde colored bob hairstyle on an oval face is very trendy this year. Achieve this classy shoulder-length style by having a long blunt bob with blunt ends. It flatters oval-shaped faces, so you should avoid it if your shape is long or square.
The Perfect Pixie Cut for Women with Oval Faces
Oval face haircuts look amazing on a pixie cut. It’s a style everybody would like to try but few dare to attempt. What’s great is that it suits oval faces, even on the first try!
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 this chopped hair. It’s the short cut that indicates boldness, which matches a strong personality. You’ll love how low-maintenance it is and the way it looks in a classic black shade.
Medium-Length Hair with SideSwept Bangs
Choose this 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 sexy-looking finish. A medium hairstyle with side bangs complements both a round and an oval face shape the best.
Shoulder-Length Shag with Waves for Oval Face Shape
A shoulder-length shag cut with waves goes well on oval faces 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 this modern shag with waves. Invisible layers will create volume and it’s easy to style for on-the-go ladies.
Asymmetrical Bob with Face-Framing Layers
An asymmetrical bob with face-framing layers looks ultra-chic and edgy! It’s an optimum angled cut for oval faces, for sure! The unevenness of the hair is what frames and accentuates the jawline.