5 Trendy haircuts to try if you have an oval-shaped face

Time to take advantage of your versatile face shape!

An oval-shaped face is considered one of the most desirable face shapes, mainly because it’s pretty much in perfect proportion. So, the good news is, when it comes to choosing a haircut, the options are pretty much endless: you can pull off just about any style with success (you lucky thing!).

An oval face is longer than it is wide and tends to lack definition around the cheekbones. However, it’s probably one of the most adaptable and versatile face shapes around, so if you’re blessed with a symmetrical face, why not make the most of it by experimenting with bolder, more directional haircuts next time you visit the salon.

Plus, some of the world’s most beautiful women have oval-shaped faces – think Emma Watson, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn – so, you’re certainly in good company and finding hair inspiration is as easy as eating pie.

Want proof? Here are 5 trendy hairstyles to try if you have an oval face!

5 Cool oval-shaped face haircuts


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Oval shaped face: Blunt fringe. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Blunt fringe

Cool, sassy, and fashion-forward, no wonder some of the world’s most stylish women love to rock a blunt fringe! Sported by modern day style icons such as Taylor Swift and Naomi Campbell, there’s no doubt that blunt-cut bangs thick enough to cover your forehead will instantly win you serious sartorial points.

The bonus? It also works a treat with all hair lengths, so whether you’re currently sporting a chic bob or classic layers, the addition of a blunt fringe is sure to inject a fierce edge to your look.

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Oval shaped face: Long beachy waves. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Long beachy waves

Want to keep all that length? Then why not add some summer-perfect beachy waves to inject pinch of laid-back femininity to your look?

As you may have guessed, this hairstyle works a treat on those who’ve been blessed with naturally wavy tresses, but fear not, if you have pin-straight hair, this ‘do is all too easy to achieve with the help of a large-barrel curling wand and a good texturising spray or cream (we recommend TRESemmé Runway Collection Make Waves Shape & Memorise Cream, £5.50*). Want to know how to get the look? See our step-by-step tutorial here!

Tip: To really enhance those waves, ask your stylist to work in distinct long layers to give your base cut some movement and dimension.

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Oval shaped face: Long bob. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Long bob

This understated, universally flattering hairstyle may not get pulses racing, but long bobs (AKA lobs) are arguably one of this year’s most sought after cuts. Think of it as the normcore of hairstyles, if you will.

What we really love about the long bob, though, is how versatile and easy it is to style. So, whether you choose to wear it straight, curly or wavy, this low-maintenance cut always looks effortlessly chic and uber stylish. And as well as complementing an oval-shaped face perfectly, the lob also lends itself well to those with fine or thick hair. Trust us, you won’t find a more flexible cut than this one!

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Oval shaped face: TWA. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Teeny Weeny Afro 

Are you a naturalista with an oval-shaped face? Then why not make the ultimate fashion statement with a teeny weeny afro (also commonly referred to as the TWA).

Having made several appearances on the spring/summer and autumn/winter 2016 runways, we think it’s safe to say that the TWA has well and truly been put back on the style map – and no one will rock it better than you ladies with perfectly symmetrical features. Another bonus? It’s a breeze to style in the morning. Just don’t forget to keep your hair well moisturised with Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment (£5.99*)!

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Oval shaped face: Centre-parted fringe. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Centre-parted fringe

When it comes to framing your oval-shaped face and emphasising your strongest features, a soft, centre-parted fringe does the job perfectly. It’ll look great with both straight and curly hairstyles, and is sure to add a new dimension to your signature look, while also helping to accentuate your eyes and cheekbones.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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