If you have an oval face shape, congratulations: Just about any haircut or hairstyle will flatter your face beautifully. If you’re looking to narrow down your choices and find signature hairstyles for oval faces that you can make your own, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re working with short hair, long hair, or anything in between, you can consider your search over. Below, we’re sharing the 26 best oval face haircuts and hairstyles, including hairdos with bangs, manes made up of curls, and more.
1. BRAIDED HEADBAND
If you’re obsessed with braids, it may be time to give a braided headband style a go. This style is a smart pick for special occasions or for whenever you’re in the mood for a fancy ‘do. Best of all, you can create this look in little to no time at all. To learn how, check out our article, How To Get a Braided Headband Hairstyle.
2. MESSY SIDE BRAID
Calling all long-haired girls: This look was made just for you. All you need is a touch of hairspray to get the job done. Simply pull your hair toward your shoulder and weave a Dutch braid while allowing a few strands to fall out for a messy, boho look that still feels under control. Once you have about an inch or two of hair left to braid, secure with a hair elastic. Mist the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray evenly over your hair for a shiny finish, and you’re ready to go.
3. CLASSIC FRENCH BRAID
A French braid is appropriate for just about any occasion and well worth adding to your daily hairdo list. This style keeps your strands off of your oval face to show off your features. Learn how to weave a stylish French braid with help from our article, Braiding Basics: How To French Braid Your Hair.
4. SLEEK BOB
Classy and feminine, you really can’t go wrong with a sleek bob. This style is perfect for those working with medium and short lengths. It works to frame your face while incorporating a bit of edge.
5. LONG LAYERED BOB
Now that you have bobs on the brain, allow us to point you in the direction of a layered bob. This look works in your favor to add dimension to your mane. It also looks stunning on those who are not afraid of putting their natural texture on full display. To get the look, highlight your texture with a hair mousse like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse. To use, work an egg-sized amount of product evenly through your strands, scrunch, and air dry.
6. CHOPPY BOB
If carefree looks are at the top of your list, look no further than a choppy bob. All you need is a bit of hair mousse or hair spray to pull this style together. Get the look by applying hair mousse to damp hair and weaving your hair into two Dutch braids. Once your strands are dry, unravel, and you’re all set.
7. STACKED BOB
Stacked bobs are a solid match for oval face shapes because they add structure and shape. This bob style is worn above your shoulders. The hair is angled longer in the front and kept shorter in the back with a rounded shape that provides a unique finish. It’s perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to your look.
8. ASYMMETRICAL BOB
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your bob, an asymmetrical style may be just what you need. This look is a fabulous option for those who are in between a short and medium length and would like to turn up the edge a bit. Since this look is all about angles, it works to highlight your face shape while giving you the option to play with texture. We recommend making an appointment with your hairstylist to get your desired look.
9. MESSY BUN
A messy bun will always be on-trend. It’s oh-so-easy to style and a perfect option for days when you’re pressed for time. It also comes in handy to keep our strands off of your face for the ultimate oval face shape style. To bring this look to life, read up on How To Create a Messy Bun.
10. LOOSE BUN WITH TENDRILS
If you think updos aren’t a match for your face shape, it’s time to reconsider. This bun style accentuates your oval shape while curly tendrils frame your face for a playful and sweet vibe. To get the look, start by creating a middle part at the front section of your hair. Gather your hair into a ponytail and wrap your length loosely around its base. Take two strands of hair at the beginning of your part and let them hang free.
11. SLEEK PONYTAIL
Speaking of keeping hair off of your face, a sleek ponytail will never steer you wrong. This classic style sets the tone for a clean-cut look that can easily transition from a.m. to p.m. Simply apply a hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel, to your roots and brush your hair toward the middle of your head. Secure your ponytail with a hair elastic and mist a bit of hairspray evenly over your strands to complete the look.
12. VOLUMINOUS CURLS
If there is one style that perfectly draws attention to your face shape, voluminous curls easily take that top spot. This chic style gives your strands an A-lister look you’ll love. Start by using the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray to protect your strands from heat damage. Take a large section of your hair, wrap it around your curling wand from the roots to the ends, and wait a few seconds for your curl to form. Release and repeat until you have a mane full of spirals. Lock your curls in place with a touch of hairspray and voila!
13. HALF-UP, HALF-DOWN PONYTAIL
A half-up look is definitely a flattering option for your oval face shape, and it doesn’t hurt that half up, half down hairstyles are seriously trendy. A classic half-up pony works to show off your features while allowing you to play with length. To get the look, part your hair into two even sections and secure the bottom half with a hair clip. Using a touch of hair gel, smooth a bit on your top section, and brush toward the back of your head. Secure with a hair elastic and mist the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray on the bottom half and the length of your ponytail for instant fullness.
14. SIDE PART WITH LONG LAYERS
Long layers are a solid way to show your oval face shape some love. This style allows you to flaunt various lengths while incorporating a side part for a show-stopping finish. Ask your stylist for even, face-framing layers for a thinning effect, or if you have fine hair, opt for choppy layers to fake volume and thickness.
15. LOOSE WAVES
Sometimes, you just don’t have enough time to sit and style your mane. And on those days, loose waves can save the day. Even better, this style requires only one product to keep your strands in place. Simply apply a wave spray to damp hair, scrunch, and go.
16. SIDE SWEPT BANGS WITH CURLS
If you’re digging bangs, you may need to get acquainted with side-swept bangs. This hairstyle helps shorten the appearance of an oval face, which can sometimes look even longer when paired with extra-long locks. When styling your new bangs, add playful retro waves into the mix with the assistance of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray and a large barrel curling iron. After creating your curls, lightly comb through them for a smoothing effect that looks straight out of old school Hollywood.
17. SHAGGY BANGS
If you love for your bangs to have a bit of movement and texture while highlighting your gorgeous face shape, shaggy bangs are the perfect choice. They offer a no-fuss vibe that you won’t be able to get enough of.
18. BOWL PIXIE CUT
If you’re looking to flaunt a runway trend as your next hairstyle, the bowl-cut pixie could be for you. The cut creates a modern and edgy look that will have all eyes on you. Not to mention, it’s one of our favorite short oval face haircuts. Since the style requires an intricate cutting technique, we recommend visiting your hairstylist to get the right look.
19. CURLY LOB
If you don’t want to go too short or long, a lob is the answer. In this case, we recommend adding a bit of texture with a curly finish. This gorgeous look effortlessly complements your face shape while working to give your features a nice pop. To get the look, create soft and bouncy curls with a large-barrel curling iron.
20. WAVY POMPADOUR
Pompadour hairstyles don’t have to be reserved for men. This chic style that’s also known as a quiff adds a modern, yet sophisticated spin to your mane. Whether you have straight or curly tresses, this look will go the distance. To learn more about the hairstyle, read up on How To Style a Quiff Haircut.
21. LONG HAIR WITH BLUNT BANGS
Bangs for oval faces are a total staple, and blunt bangs paired with long locks are one of the best options out there. This look works to complement your face beautifully for a head-turning style. And if you’re interested in taking it up a notch, simply straighten your locks for a look that will become your favorite in no time.
22. CROP CUT WITH BANGS
Crop cuts with center-parted bangs pair perfectly with an oval-shaped face. With your strands falling over your forehead, this style results in a structured look with loads of dimension.
23. THE SHAG HAIRCUT
If you love to experiment with haircuts that can be styled to your preference, the shag haircut will suit your needs. Designed to flatter all face shapes, this look can be styled with a mussy texture, curls, bangs, or pretty much any style you fancy.
24. SHOULDER-LENGTH WAVES
This shoulder-length wavy look will make quite the impression. It hits right at the shoulder and plays up your features without giving your face a super long look. To achieve the perfect waves, you can opt for hot rollers or use a bit of hair mousse to give your strands a boost of texture.
25. LENGTHY PIXIE CUT
If you’re working to grow out your short hair and aren’t quite ready for another cut, a lengthy pixie haircut is the answer. This ‘do flaunts an angled shape as opposed to a squarish top, making for a super pretty effect.
26. TEXTURED PIXIE
Going super short can be intimidating but trust us, sometimes it’s worth it. A textured pixie can be easily styled for a super-flattering and gorgeous look. All you need to do is take a dime-sized amount of hair pomade and work it throughout your hair, scrunching as you go to define your texture.