15 Best Short Haircuts for Oval Faces For 2019

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 TRESemmé Get Sleek 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 Nexxus Exxtra 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.