Oval-shaped faces have the perfect symmetry that allows most hairstyles to flatter them perfectly; however, some styles stand out more than others in enhancing this structure feature.
A chin-length layered cut with a deep side parting like Bridget Bardot’s can elongate and frame her cheekbones beautifully. Textured layers work wonders on oval faces. They help add volume and dimension to your tresses while providing added support and structure.
If you need more time to get ready for an extended cut, ask your stylist for a chin-length blunt cut with layers. This choppy style frames the face beautifully with soft volume, especially when worn in a sleek ponytail with a slight center part.
Try a bob with many face-framing layers and light bangs if your hair is longer. This style’s trendy layered and textured finish pairs well with various hair colors, from blonde balayage to rich brunette highlights. Add loose curls for an eye-catching effect by styling your chin-length bob with loose spiral curls for an edgier edge. This look works exceptionally well if your blonde strands exhibit dimension while its wavy texture reveals delicate cheekbones beautifully. Layers help lift and thicken thick locks by lifting and thickening up their appearance; just be sure to use a leave-in conditioner or light-hold styling cream before blow-drying your locks to avoid weighing them down!
Deep Side Part
Oval faces are the ideal combination of perfect symmetry and attractive features, making them suitable for almost any imaginable haircut style. Our favorite is a sleek pixie cut featuring layers that beautifully frame the face to highlight cheekbones. For an unexpected pop, add bangs for an eye-catching effect that makes this cut truly distinct!
Pixie cuts for oval faces that use a deep side part can add additional volume and balance the length of your face, especially those with wavy locks, which add texture that softens your cut while providing movement and softness in its form. This style works exceptionally well when worn by those with curvier features who wish to bring more action into their look.
Medium-length cuts featuring plenty of texture work exceptionally well on oval face shapes, and curtain bangs are particularly flattering. TikToker user @septianaayu16 showcases this look perfectly with her shaggy shoulder-length hairstyle featuring curtain bangs – it can be worn either messy or sleek and still looks incredibly chic with or without cracks!
If you love bangs, an oval face shape is your go-to for cracks. Request cheekbone-skimming layers that accentuate symmetrical features, or go all Bridget Bardot on us by asking your stylist to create a full face-framing fringe that compliments both chin and temples (but don’t be afraid to experiment with Peter Pan styles!).
An oval face shape calls for a shoulder-length bob with long, face-framing layers. You can keep it elegant by tying it in a topknot and adding some romantic tendrils, or you can let it playfully wave like Eva Mendes did.
If you have short hair, consider a face-framing blunt bob with feathered ends and a deep side part to accentuate your eyes and features. It’s chic yet sophisticated, suitable for all hair textures, and extremely easy to maintain; alternatively, you could slick back into a low ponytail if that suits you better!
This year has brought with it many exciting haircut trends, from the U-shape haircut (a rounded style that makes hair appear fuller), Rachel in Friends shag cut, and C-shaped layers (finely layered cuts that cup your face from middle to ends), to another textured trend taking salons by storm: TikToker @rzfany_ recommends it especially for oval-faced girls looking for some added volume in their manes.
Matos suggests a textured bob is ideal for oval-shaped faces as it adds width around the forehead while emphasizing your cheekbones and jawline. She advises pairing one with luminescent blonde highlights to enhance its glow.
If you have curly hair, try styling it into a medium-length wavy bob with piece-y bangs for the illusion of a narrower forehead and to draw more focus to your eyes. Add a hydrating curl cream like IGK’s Class of 93 ($34) for a polished yet feminine finish.