Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

November 5, 2014

There is no denying that some face shapes can only suit a particular hairstyle. To flatter the natural structure of your face, it’s important to do your research and work with a hairstylist that can give you the best style which works for you – that’s what makes hairstyles so personal!

If you have an oval face but have no idea what suits you, below are just a few ideas you can bring to your next visit with the hairdresser.

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What is an oval face?

First of all, an oval face is usually known for it’s deep pinch at the chin, and often a high and prominent forehead area. The rest of the face is in good proportion, with the jawline sitting high and smooth without any squareness to it.

What suits an oval face?

Long layers

If your hair is short (touches your collarbones), it’s best to have some long layers cut into the front and sides. This type of cut frames an oval face in a beautiful way, but also takes the focus away from the deep chin.

Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Pixie cut

You can also go super-short by chopping almost all of your hair into a pixie cut, just like Charlize Theron. This hairstyle works because an oval face has soft edges, and won’t make this haircut look too severe.

Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces


Frame your face by chopping those super-long locks into a short, blunt bob. Don’t worry too much about making this shorter in the back, and longer in the front – that’s the beauty of an oval face! The edges are soft enough to make this look work without carrying too much weight at the ends of your hair.

Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Wavy locks

If your hair is dead-straight have some longer layers cut into the front for some body. Curl your hair using a curling wand which is at least 30 inches thick, since this will make your curls look authentic.

Remember to curl away from the face and turn down the heat for those shorter layers at the front.

Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

Blunt fringe

Since you have an oval face, this means you can get away with almost any type of bangs or even a blunt fringe. Make sure your hairdresser doesn’t cut them too short, or else this look will feel dated. Ends should be longer, and almost fall inwards towards the middle of the fringe.

Flattering Hairstyles For Oval Faces

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