Many believe oval faces are the easiest to style because they’re actually the ideal face shape! The proportional width and length of their face creates a perfectly balanced look. More often than not they even have prominent cheekbones and a slimmer jawline. Other girls want to hide certain features with their hair, but you shouldn’t if you’ve got an oval face shape!
Still it’s important to pay attention and avoid styles that make your face look wider or longer. Of course, your personality also comes into play. Something flattering that doesn’t match your persona is also a no-no! Whether you like your hair long or short, there’s actually a variety of styles to choose from that would best highlight this particular face shape.
The choices may seem overwhelming at first—especially if you’re on Pinterest—but we’re here to help. Before booking a visit to the salon read on to find out which haircut will suit you best!
10 Best Haircuts for Oval Faces
1. Face-Framing Layers with Highlights
The layered cut will accentuate different parts of your face; from your eyes, down to your cheeks and chin. With your face-shape, be aware it's better to accentuate than to hide your strong and proportional features. So generally avoid haircuts and styles that cover up most of your cheekbones. The highlights also add a youthful touch that help brighten up your features, too!
2. Blunt Chin-Length Bob
Keep it sleek and classy in the timeless chin length bob with a middle part. Perfect for girls with busy lifestyles since this cut is hassle free to maintain. The sleek look will perfectly define your face and frame your jawline in the best way possible!
3. Shaggy Lob with Bangs
There’s no chicer combo than a lob with bangs? A long bob is perfect if you want to subtly shorten the length of your face. While the shaggy layered cut will accentuate your gorgeous cheekbones! Pro tip: Ask your stylist to add curtain bangs for the ultimate Parisian look.
4. Chin Length Bob with Soft Layers
If you’re not a fan of the middle part we’ve got an alternative a.k.a. the side part! It’s a more edgy option to complement your symmetrical face. When styled properly you can add some serious volume to your tresses if you have none.
5. Long Pixie Cut
Turn heads in this versatile ‘do! Add a twist to the classic pixie cut by opting to keep the front longer than the back. The best way to style it is by swiping your fringe to one side. By doing so, you’ll be flaunting your cheekbones and chin. We admit, it’s quite daring but chic nonetheless.
6. Soft Waves and Layers
For an effortlessly chic look, a long haircut with soft layers frames your face perfectly without drowning your features or looking drab. You should consider this style if you've got light-colored hair or are planning to get a dye job soon. Adding highlights would also help create a more dimensional look. FYI, the middle part also helps draw attention to your facial features.
7. Lob with Side-Swept Bangs
If you’re aiming for something more elegant and modern, a lob with side bangs should be your top pick. The asymmetrical look highlights your prominent cheekbones, while the length is versatile enough to be tied up or leave down without succumbing to the heat.
8. Chest-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to frame your face would be to add curtain bangs! You can choose to keep them short until the apples of your cheeks or opt for a cut that falls right by your chin. The best part? It’s basically a wash and wear do that requires minimal styling.
9. Shaggy Chin-Length Bob
Adding subtle layers to a bob cut is a fun way to spice up your look. It adds both texture and volume which is perfect for those who have thinning hair. The texture also helpos soften your features fiving you a more feminine look.
10. Long Hair with Full Bangs
Don’t be scared to flaunt a bold blunt bang! The beauty of an oval-shaped face is that you have a subtly sharp chin that slims down your jaw. You should consider bangs if you want to make your face appear smaller and not narrower.