The 15 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Hairstyles for oval shaped 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.

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Modern Mid-Length Bob

mid length bob for oval face
Instagram @hugoalves_h

This modern mid-length bob suits most face shapes, especially an oval face. What’s best about this trend is its versatility. It looks elegant with waves and looks classic if straight. Maximize its beauty by exploring hair color, such as a shade of blonde.

Layered Short Cut for Chin-Length Hair

Layered Short Cut with chin length hair
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.

Sleek Ponytail

sleek ponytail for oval faces
Instagram @lukepluckrose

Less is more! This sleek ponytail may not be too complicated, but it sure does make a ravishing impression. Its flawlessness will help you glow up in a formal event. Being one of the styles that suit your oval face shape is a plus, too! It works better in your natural long and dark tresses.

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.

Wavy Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep Side Part

Wavy Long Bob lob 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.

Long Layer Cut with Curtain Bangs

Square Layer Cut hairstyle with curtain bangs
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 for oval faces! 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 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 oval face hairstyle 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 Bob Haircut

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 for oval face shapes 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.

Shoulder-Length Bob with Middle Part

Edgy Platinum Bob hairstyle with middle part
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 hairstyle on an oval face 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.

The Perfect Pixie Cut

The Perfect Pixie Cut
Instagram @judeviola

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 for oval faces, it would suit them 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 on a classic black shade.

Q&A with style creator, Mark Peters
Barber / Stylist @ Hair by Mark in Los Angeles, CA

How would you describe this?

This super short cut is a buzzcut that is a bit longer on top with a mid to high skin fade on the sides and back. The girl in the photo buzzed her hair before the lockdown, but it was a super short allover buzz.

What’s your best advice?

With super short cuts like this, hair type is as or more important then face shape. Hair type and hairline will define the overall vibe of this sort of super short cut. Softer, finer, and thinner hair will not have the same definition as thicker, coarser hair. This should in no way discourage a woman from at the very least trying something along these lines. Every woman should try a buzzcut or shaved head at least once in their lives!

Medium-Length Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

medium length hair with side swept bangs for oval face

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

Shoulder-Length Shag with Waves

shoulder length shag with waves for oval face shape
Instagram @accomando

A shoulder-length shag with waves is sure to match a bubbly personality. This hairstyle on an oval face is a lived-in lob, just add bangs for a softer edge. Keep the length around the collarbones to get a fuller-looking result. Though the haircut appears super cute with loose wave curls, it can be worn straight, too!

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Accomando
Hair Artist / Owner @ Accomando Hair in Roanoke, VA

How would you describe this?

This shoulder-length shag with waves is a textured bob with soft curtain bangs. This shag is perfect for oval faces. Anyone who identifies as more of a brunette will look great with this. It’s rich, subtle and low maintenance.

What’s your best advice?

While an oval face suits this cut best, this shaggy bob works on all face shapes, too. If your hair is fine and limp, but also wavy, ask for this 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

asymmetrical bob with face framing layers for oval faces
Instagram @hair.roullete

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 jaw area.