The Best Haircuts for Oval Faces

Last week, I published a post about the best haircuts for round faces. As promised, I am back with the second installment in this series! This week, we will be exploring the different haircuts that would suit you if you have an oval face shape.

Again, if you are unsure of your face shape, you can refer to this helpful chart by The Beauty Department.

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{ Center Part }
 Source: Beauty High

An oval face is the ideal face shape for a center part because your hair would frame it nicely. However, long straight hair can emphasize the longness of your face, so soften your tresses with some soft waves by using some of the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.
 Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray | $26

{ Blunt Bangs }
  Source: Pretty Designs

If you have an oval face, it can tend to look long. To counteract that, you can get blunt bangs that end below your eyebrows. The bluntness will make your face look wider, and the bangs themselves help make your face look shorter. To style your bangs, just spray on the Aussie Hair Insurance Heat Protecting Shine Spray and style them into place with a flat iron.
  Aussie Hair Insurance Heat Protecting Shine Spray | $3.99

{ Bob and Side Bangs }
 Source: Style Craze

Like blunt bangs, a short bob helps to create the illusion of a shorter face. With a short bob, side-swept bangs work better because if you get blunt bangs, it would double the intended illusion of a short face and make your face look too short, which is not ideal either. Side-swept bangs are harder to style than blunt bangs however. To help them stay in place, try the Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel.
Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel | $19

{ Edgy Pixie }

The edgy pixie is a shorter, more daring version of the short bob. Not many people can pull of this hairstyle, but with an oval face, you're already more equipped than everyone else to rock an edgy pixie. This hairstyle is also not too difficult to style. Just use some Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel to style it and keep it in place.

 Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel | $3.99

That concludes this week's installment of this series. If you have a square face, please check back soon for the next installment.

Do you have any of these hairstyles? What are some of your tips and tricks to styling it? 


  1. love these picks! Great tips :)

  2. bellagirl079/9/14, 10:44 PM

    These haircuts look amazing thanks for sharing this one I will have to show this to my hair dresser.