20 Flattering Hairstyles for Oval Faces

It can be hard to figure out the best hairstyles for oval faces. Why? Everyone knows that an oval face is the most attractive face shape for a woman. Well, that’s why if you have an oval face, you can’t just look average, you’ve got to look fabulous! There is so much you can do, and sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get started. As you’ll see from these 20 hairstyles for oval faces, the oval lends well to versatility, so you’ve got plenty of options to play with!

Hairstyles for Oval Faces

If you are blessed with the ideal face shape, you don’t need any visual correction with a hairstyle. No need to hide behind your tresses, soften any angles or add length to your face. Just don’t ruin the beauty! So simple but not always evident for girls with oval faces. Let us suggest some ideas of flattering haircuts and hairstyles that will help you shine even brighter!

#1: Choppy Long Bob

If you prefer to wear medium length hair, we guess the lob is a great choice. This mid length cut is good for thin hair because the choppy layers give your strands some much needed extra body. Style a sexy side sweep and think of a soft ombre if you want an extra dose of femininity for your stylish look.

Shaggy Lob For An Oval Face

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#2: Long Hombre Waves

This long look is great for the oval face shape simply because of how easy it is to pull off (as long as you’ve been growing your hair out)! The color at the bottom brings just the right attention to your sweet face.

Long Wavy Brown Ombre Hair

Instagram / @stephengarrison

#3: Layered Pixie-Bob

While we know you may be hesitant to add more length to your face with a vertical hairstyle, this voluminous pixie is too perfect to pass by. The height added is a great style that still allows your face to speak for itself meaning you can play around with makeup too!

#4: Long Feathered Waves

Ok, we realize that short hair is not for every woman. A long length implies more variations of hairstyles with your hair up or down. In this downdo the feathered layering at the eye level creates the perfect harmony with the oval face.

Long Layered Wavy Hairstyle

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#5: Bold Straight Layers

Just look at this great color! The long bangs for an oval face work because they can be worn chic and sassy covering one side of your face or pinned out of the way when you study or exercise. This medium cut is easy to manage and the color makes it pop!

Layered Blue Bob

Instagram / @karagora

#6: Modern Pageboy

The modern take on the pageboy haircut frames the oval face beautifully. It is a great way to tame thick hair and wear a chic cut that doesn’t work as good with any other face shape as it does with the oval.

Cropped Layered Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @haley_marshall

#7: Big Bold Curls for Oval Face Shape

Want to wear your gorgeous thick hair long? Curls for an oval face can be lush and fairly voluminous. Just heat up your curling iron and get to it!

#8: Face Framing Layers

This medium-to-long haircut adds interest and chic points to straight hair. The layers start at the chin and go down. You can curl them in, flip out or style updos when you want a variety.

Medium Layered Haircut For Straight Hair

Instagram / @hairshaftralph

#9: Modern Pixie Bowl Cut

We know most of you read “bowl cut” and scroll down, but this modern take on the pixie cut is unique and it’s a good short haircut for an oval face. Without adding any extra length, your face (and hair) can speak for itself!

Pageboy Haircut With Razored Top

Instagram / @xelamack

#10: Long Wispy Bangs

We cannot get enough of these cute bangs! They draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones and they are great for thin hair. Plus, they go well with short, long and medium haircuts!

Long Layered Haircut With Bangs

Instagram / @lucyjacobi

#11: Wavy Balayage

Balayage has been all the rage recently, and we can see why! This medium haircut and soft, melting color paired with waves may be relatively high maintenance, but it is well worth the effort.

Light Brown Balayage Hair

Instagram / @vanessastylesyou

#12: Sleek Long Bob

A sleek bob is classic and feminine, same as an oval face shape. Want to upgrade the classic look you have worn for a while? A silver hue and asymmetry will work without detracting from the perfection of the shape and texture.

Asymmetrical Silver Bob

Instagram / @vincenzo_stylist

#13: Wavy Bob

If a straight bob looks sharp and bold, its wavy counterpart plays up to your softness and femininity. Let those waves be loose and shaggy at the ends. Too much sweetness and perfection aren’t the best things in modern hairstyles.

Wavy Brown Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @salsalhair

#14: 80’s Inspired Curls

If you face is oval, you may afford extra volume all around your face. Those voluminous curls and bangs are something! The medium length cut and scrunched curls transition perfectly from day to night.

Medium Curly Layered Hairstyle

Instagram / @hairstorystudio

#15: Ruffled Pixie

The pixie is an oval face haircut that can be hard to take the plunge for, but it’s well worth it! The rumpled pixie doesn’t overwhelm your face and makes a statement all on its own.

Extra Short Blonde Pixie

Instagram / @citrussalon

#16: Deep Side Part

The greatest thing about this deep side part is that it works with long, medium and short haircuts. With an oval face shape, natural-looking waves are charming.

Long Wavy Side-Swept Hairstyle

Instagram / @kccarhart

#17: Middle Part

A center part with medium and long haircuts also works great for oval faces. Those sexy undone waves frame the girl’s face without putting too much emphasis on either the face or the hair!

Long Layered Bronde Balayage Hair

Instagram / @guyriggio

#18: Messy Bob with Accent Braids

The color and texture of this swoon-worthy bob has turned more than one head, but sometimes it’s not enough and you want even more from your look. The braids add a fun accent without being overwhelming!

Medium Choppy White Blonde Hairstyle

Instagram / @hugosalon

#19: Tall Curly Pixie

We love this upgrade of a vintage style with fluffy curls on top and sleek shiny finger waves on the sides. It’s almost like an updo, but with short hair.

Short Curly Black Hairstyle

Instagram / @friendssalonnola

#20: Asymmetrical Choppy Bob

The delicate side-parted crop looks 100% modern and flattering. The messy styling with disconnected choppy ends is optimal for casual wear. And for a special occasion you can try on the trendy wet hair look.

Side Parted Blonde Bob Hairstyle

Instagram / @andrewkyle

Well, luckily the oval face shape means no restrictions in hairstyles. Short, medium or long, straight, wavy, or curly, choose whatever feels right, try dramatic and soft styles, be different, be gorgeous, shine brightly, girl!