37 Best Short Haircuts for Oval Faces For 2020

A chopped 'do for any season!

Finding a haircut for your face shape might feel daunting but it’s actually much easier than you think. While on the hunt for the best short haircuts for oval faces, you’ve probably tried many styles that either accentuate or hide your cherub-like cheeks and wider chin.

But the truth is, oval face shapes can pull off just about every kind of style. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite short haircuts for oval faces here to prove just that:


1. Lob Flip

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Go for a short cut with a flip for your summer look. Photo credit: Dvora

You may have tried the lob haircut, the bob haircut, or even the pixie cut. But have you flipped your look with some vintage-inspired waves? When you get this classic cut, be sure to ask your hairstylist to upgrade it a bit with gentle and mild waves. This cool look will smoothen out your oval face as you showcase a hip and modern style. Add some bobby pins on the side for a sweat-free style.

2. Straight Bob

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A great cut for straight hair is the bob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Those with straight hair can wear a classic bob haircut with ease. Complete it with a set of bangs to let your cut define your natural features.

3. Shaved Edge

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Rock a shaved look with your thin hair.

Another option is to take the length off your neck while simultaneously illuminating your full cheeks.

4. Choppy Layers

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Choppy locks are stunning on thin hair. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Short haircuts for oval faces with choppy layers also look good on your face shape! We love how this length adds dimension to your face while also creating a distinct style. Add some bangs to this look to add even more definition to your frame.

5. Pixie Cut

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Add a micro fringe to your pixie to rev up the look. Photo credit: Dvora

You can go high or mellow with your pixie as you showcase the roundness and definition in your oval face.

6. Cropped Pixie

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Flatter your angular face with a cropped pixie.

Keep your pixie closely cropped for a modern and edgy style that will quickly become a favorite.

7. Straight Bob

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Go short and edgy.

Wear your bob straight, short and edgy. Prep your strands before you straighten them with TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray.


8. Rooted Undercut

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Play with color and length.

Mix color and length with this rooted undercut. Draw attention to your unique and angular face shape with this bold and daring style.

9. Spiked

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Use a little bit of product to give your hair this gravity-defying look.

Use a dime-sized amount of Suave Max Hold Sculpting Gel to create this spiked and gravity-defying look.

10. Spiked Up

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Brush your pixie up to elongate your face even further.

Brush your pixie up and away to elongate your face shape even further.

11. Choppy Bob

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Soft layers will add depth and dimension to your style.

Brush your choppy layers over to one side to add instant volume and dimension to your look.

12. Wavy Pixie

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The easiest ‘wash and go’ style of them all.

A style of this length can rarely be worn without lots of styling and a careful combination of hair products. This ‘wash and wear’ style is perfect for women with wavy hair.

13. Side Bangs

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Soften your features with a set of side bangs.

Soften your face with a pixie that incorporates a smooth set of side bangs.

14. Messy Bob

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One of our favorite ‘just came from the beach’ looks.

Use a few sprays of Bed Head By TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray to give your hair that coveted ‘just came from the beach’ look.

15. Short Shag

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Lighten up a classic shag with some highlights.

Take it back to the 70s with an oval face-flattering shag haircut. Consider adding scattered red highlights to brighten up the look.

16. Shoulder-Length Wavy Hair

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Stunning red hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Wavy locks look charming on oval faces, especially with moderate curls sweeping across your face. This look, mixed with a shoulder-length cut, looks especially gorgeous on oval faces.

17. Straight Long Hair

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Long hair looks great on oval faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Oval faces can really play around with tons of styles, but opting for a classic and easy look sometimes reigns supreme. Let your straight or curly long hair remain unencumbered as you accentuate your cheekbones at the same time.

18. Daring Pixie

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Go for an edgy pixie cut for your oval face. Photo credit: Dvora

Go bold and try something a little different on your face. A pixie cut is a confident way to showcase your proportionate features and lets your style speak for itself.

19. Modern Lob

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A chic lob looks amazing on oval faces. Photo credit: Dvora

Showcase your features with an above-the-shoulder lob. Enhance it with some curls or a new color that brings out your eyes.

20. Beach-y Waves

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Beachy hair waves we adore.

Waves are a huge compliment to an oval face. Great for girls with straight or wavy hair, low waves that tousle by your chin gives off a distinct and beautifully defined look. Use Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray to help enhance your waves as it adds bounce and texture to your locks.

21. Long Side-Swept Hair

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Half wispy, half smooth. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Brush your locks to the side for this flirty look as you accentuate one side of your oval face.

22. Classic Bob

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A classic bob is always in style for oval faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A bob haircut is a great way to define well-balanced features while also showcasing a contemporary, polished look.

23. Sleek and Straight with Long Bangs

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Bangs might your best accessory yet. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

With this style, all you need is some super-straight locks (hello, hair serum!) and bangs that will bring the focus to your stunning cheeks and chin.

24. Side Ponytail with a Beehive

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Side pony with a beehive. Photo credit: Dvora

This look is great if you want to subtly mix things up. All you have to do is gather hair in a low ponytail that you move to one side of your face, directing the focus onto your pretty features.

25. Middle Part

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Part your hair down the middle.

Give soft definition to your face with a precise middle part. Place your hair behind your ears for an added effect that looks polished and no-nonsense.

26. Razor Cut with Blunt Bangs

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Create a signature look for yourself with a blunt bob. Photo credit: Dvora

Have fun with length with this cut, where ends and bangs are razored for a modern and edgy look. Use some serum like Nexxus Encapsulate Serum to help smooth out any frizz or flyaways.

27. Wispy Layers with Bangs

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Wispy blonde hair bangs for oval faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

One of our fave trending styles for oval faces is wispy layers with bangs. They add dimension to your oval face. This look frames the face and defines your jawline.

28. Straight Bob

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Those will long hair can enhance it a bit by adding in some sexy waves. With this assistance of your handy dandy curling wand, you can look put-together in minutes. Plus, those gorgeous waves cascading in front of your face are super chic and sophisticated.

Go for a pin-straight look with a classic bob. This all-over straightness will draw dramatic attention to your face, accentuating your defined chin and forehead.

29. Side Parted Bob

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Another way to rock a bob is to create an edgy side part. Use a comb or brush to create a new part and sweep it to the side where you normally wear your hair. This style will put focus on your eyes and cheeks.

30. Pixie Cut

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Nothing says daring like a pixie cut. This look defines your oval face as it accentuates your round jawline and forehead. Take this up a notch and enhance some of your length by pushing your spikes upward into a mini-mohawk. This look will elongate your neck and bring your balanced facial features front and center.

31. Long Pixie

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go for a slightly longer, more mature length.

For those who have more length, play with your texture by bringing your layers near your face. Strands around your features soften and bring balance to your face, while making your features sharper and more distinctive.

32. Bangs

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If your forehead is on the wider side, we think you should try bangs. They are a low-commitment option, and a long fringe can rest on your forehead or be tied up in a clip if you get tired of them.

33. Asymmetrical Cut

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Get an asymmetrical crop to frame your oval face.

To create balance to your face, try out an asymmetrical cut. This short haircut for oval faces is one of the new classics and highlights your best features, while adding some volume and depth to your face.

34. Layered Cut

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Layers look incredible on those with oval faces. They work in your favor by flattering the symmetry of your facial shape while framing your eyes and cheekbone area without any weigh-down. Get some pretty layers on the hairline and sides of your face for a new signature style.

35. Old Hollywood Waves 

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All-over waves impart fullness to both your hair and your face. Opt for big, bouncy ringlets that can also balance out the forehead, creating a look that is both feminine and stunning. Enhance your ringlets by using the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse whose formula can give your curly hair some serious hold without making it sticky or heavy. And don’t forget to read up on our Old Hollywood hair waves tutorial for the full recap on how to recreate this style.

36. Pull Through Braid

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Add some thickness to your hair by creating this pull through braid. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Another easy, no-fuss style is to create a thick, pull through braid. This looks especially fetching on long hair, where you create body to your hair with some clever hair hacks. Be sure to check out the tutorial for the full recap.

37. Lob

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Another way to play with short haircuts for oval faces is to go for the trendy lob haircut. The dimensional texture will make your angles look softer and fuller.

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