12 of the Best Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Serena Norr | 22 May 2016

Put your best face forward.

Looking for some of the best hairstyles for oval faces? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Considered the most proportional face type, oval-shaped faces have a certain roundness and width around their faces that give them a balanced and symmetrical look. Bottom line: You can pretty much pull off most haircuts and modern hairstyles. Lucky you! But, as with every hair type, it’s easy to get stumped in the quest to find the most flattering new hairstyles and haircuts. Read on to get inspired for your next look by checking out 12 of the best hairstyles for oval faces below:

Those with oval faces have killer cheekbones and a wide forehead that set them apart from everyone else.

Best Hairstyles for Oval Faces

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Shoulder length wavy hair looks darling on oval faces. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Shoulder-Length Wavy Hair

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.

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

2. Straight Long Hair

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.

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

3. Daring Pixie

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.

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

4. Modern Lob

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

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Beachy hair waves we adore.

5. Beachy Waves

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 some of the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to help enhance your waves as it adds bounce and texture to your locks.

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

6. Long Side-Swept Hair

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

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

7. Classic Bob

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

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Bangs might your best accessory, yet. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

8. Sleek and Straight with Long Bangs

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.

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Side pony with a beehive. Photo credit: Dvora

9. Side Ponytail with a Beehive

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.

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Part your hair down the middle.

10. Middle Part

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.

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

11. Razor Cut with Blunt Bangs

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

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

12. Wispy Layers with Bangs

Wispy layers with bangs add dimension to your oval face. This look frames the face and defines your jawline.

Have fun with your look as you accentuate and bring out the features of your gorgeous oval face.

Looking for even more of the best hairstyles for oval faces? Check out some of our favorite short haircuts for oval faces.