The Top 40 Hairstyles for Oval Faces of 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Are you ready to see some of the most flattering and popular oval face shape hairstyles? The oval face shape is the ideal shape because it can wear nearly any hairstyle! Other shapes have a limited selection of hairstyles because they want to hide and minimize certain facial features to give the illusion of being the coveted oval shape.

Just because oval shapes are the most versatile shape doesn’t mean you can wear any hairstyle. However, you’ll want to avoid choosing a style that could make it appear longer or wider.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these oval face shape hairstyles.

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Vanilla Blonde Teasylights on Long Brown Hair for Oval Faces
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#1: Vanilla Blonde Teasylights on Long Brown Hair

Vanilla blonde teasylights are the perfect hairstyle for oval-face-shaped women. Especially women who are looking to add some dimension and texture. This look has light balayage pieces around the face that naturally frames a face with a narrow chin. With a little bit of heat styling, waves can be created, which helps create an effortless style. For those with longer hair, this style will help you achieve sleek layers. It keeps your hair healthy by avoiding over-styling with too much heat or products. To complete the look, I recommend using O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hair Spray. It helps to bring out your natural shine without weighing down your locks.

#2: Layered Pixie Bob Haircut for Wavy Locks

The pixie bob haircut for oval face shapes and wavy hair is a very traditional cut that has recreated itself and time again. My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility of the way you can style it. It’s a fun way for a girl to have short hair that isn’t a regular pixie cut.

I first recommend assessing your hair type. You may have thick hair, but it may also be fine, so you need to know what products work with what. In general, you do want to use a product that has a medium hold and will give you the flexibility to move the hair around.

#3: Medium Layered Cut with Fluffy Curls

Medium-layered cuts are great for your fluffy curls. If you like to play with your natural curls, try cutting your hair shorter. This will give you big hair and will allow for a more polished look. A haircut like this is flattering on women with an oval face shape. Great for women who want to embrace their natural hair texture.

Lob Cut with Soft Retro Waves for Oval Faces
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#4: Lob Cut with Soft Retro Waves

Lob cuts are a great choice for women with oval faces. The length and softness of the cut will compliment your face shape. But only if you bring the perimeter to the middle of the neck. For a look that’s still on trend, try adding loose waves to give texture and movement throughout. Ask your stylist about using shears or clippers over the comb technique. Do this when cutting layers to achieve this style. Precision is key! Keep up with regular maintenance at home. Use products such as Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Heat Protectant Leave In-Cream. It helps control frizz while nourishing hair strands from root to tip.

#5: Messy Layered Cut with Middle Part Bangs

Are you wanting to try bangs but feel like you don’t want to commit to a full bang? Then this messy layered cut with middle-parted bangs is the mane for you! The layers will add shape to your hair without taking from the length. The tapered style of the bangs is great for parting in the middle. If you decide you want to try a full bang all you have to do is blow dry the bangs with a round brush up and away from your face. That will help them to fall forward.

Low-Maintenance Medium Haircut with Subtle Layers for Oval Faces
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#6: Low-Maintenance Medium Haircut with Subtle Layers

If you have an oval face, subtleness is your best friend when choosing a cut. Ask for medium to long layers to give your heavy hair shape. No need to ask for too much framing around your face, as you already have the best shape. Finish your cut with a blowout and don’t forget to use KMS therma shape quick blow dry spray.

Deep Side-Parted Short Platinum Pixie for an Oval Face Shape
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#7: Deep Side-Parted Short Platinum Pixie

A deep side-parted short platinum pixie is a major power move! Pixies can be liberating and cool. If you’re thinking of a shorter style, consider a pixie with lots of texture. Keeping your pixie on the textured side can help keep the shape youthful and playful. Try a softer finish on the sides if you like a little more length around the ears.

#8: Medium Kinky Haircut with Piece-y Bangs

If you’ve got curly hair and an oval face, a medium-length cut with some piece-y bangs is perfect for you. The piece-y bangs cover the forehead enough to give an illusion of a smaller face. Make sure to pair with a hydrating curl cream, such as IGK’s Class of ’93, to add some shine to your curls.

Long Subtle Waves and Choppy Ends for Oval Faces
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#9: Long Subtle Waves and Choppy Ends

Not a fan of bold, blunt ends? Ask your stylist about texturizing your haircut. This will give the perimeter of your hair a softer, diffused look. Adding in some face-framing and long layers will add a good amount of shape and body. Your new cut will look amazing styled with some beachy waves. Have your stylist give you tips on how to achieve this look.

Beach Blonde Highlights on Mid-Length Brunette Hair for Oval Faces
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#10: Beach Blonde Highlights on Mid-Length Brunette Hair

Try beach blonde highlights when you have a mid-length brunette hair style. If you have an oval face shape, a great way to make it flatter your look is by adding babylights around your face. Styling your hair with beachy curls will bring attention to the blonde highlights in your hair.

Side-Parted Choppy Haircut with a Money Piece for an Oval Face
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#11: Side-Parted Choppy Haircut with a Money Piece

You’ll look hot in a side-parted choppy haircut with a money piece. Ask your stylist to add layers to make your hair messy. The overall structure should be shattered on the ends for a lived-in feel. A long fringe hitting at your nose might be a perfect addition for you. Highlighted money pieces in your fringe will give you a beautiful change.

Soft Tousled Chin-Length Bob with Waves for Oval Face Shapes
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#12: Soft Tousled Chin-Length Bob with Waves

Dare to chop your hair into a soft tousled chin-length bob with waves. You’ll have options when styling your new shape. You can blow dry this cut straight or air dry or diffuse your natural wave. To get softer and smoother curls, a curling iron can be utilized. Don’t forget a long fringe can be added for softness around the face.

#13: Voluminous Wavy Hair with Honey Tones

If you want to accentuate cheekbones, consider adding some waves with a curling iron. Curling your hair away from your face with the waves hitting certain features is a great way to highlight your natural beauty.

Textured Layers with an Oval Face Frame
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#14: Textured Layers with a Face Frame

Textured layers with a face frame are a beautiful shape that is super current. A long bang sweeping off the cheek is a perfect accent for women with an oval face shape. You’ll love the soft layering throughout which adds volume to your haircut. If you have long hair you know that the blow dry might take some time, especially if you want to add some curls with an iron. But your sexy finished look will be worth it.

Mini Shag with Feathered Layers and Bangs for Oval Face Shapes

#15: Mini Shag with Feathered Layers and Bangs

A mini shag with feathered layers and bangs is a great way to show off your facial features. I love this retro shape. It’s a nod to the 70s while still staying modern. Ask your stylist for a haircut that can be air-dried. It’s important to note that a shag offers flexibility with styling.

#16: Beachy Waves and Sun-Kissed Blonde Highlights

Sun-kissed blonde highlights are easy on the eyes as its a palette of soft and natural beauty. When it comes to this beachy wave style, it works best if hair naturally holds curls. However, when prepped and styled correctly it’s not hard to pull off a few days of wear. A 1- 1 1/2″ barrel with a flexible-hold heat protection spray can work together to help you create a tousled wave. The trick is to smooth out the last 1″ left off the ends. Once cooled down, rake through your hair to separate, for that lived-in curl.

Beige Brown Balayage with Soft Waves for an Oval Face Shape
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#17: Beige Brown Balayage with Soft Waves

Try a beige brown balayage with soft waves if you’re looking to add subtle pieces of brightness. Beige brown is great to switch up your look while you keep your hair in the brunette family. Remember, this color may look different on you depending on your hair type and texture. For example, if your hair is shorter or curly, this will not look the same.

Medium Face-Framing Haircut with Natural Waves for an Oval Face
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#18: Medium Face-Framing Haircut with Natural Waves

You’ll love the look of a medium face-framing haircut with natural waves. Pretty layers soften the lines of the haircut and increase the movement of your natural texture. A face frame will complement your overall features and help to give your cut interest. Add some sass and bounce to your shape with a medium face-framing style.

Center-Parted Long Hair with Voluminous Waves for Oval Faces
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#19: Center-Parted Long Hair with Voluminous Waves

Center-parted long hair styled with voluminous waves is a great everyday style. Styling your hair with a center part allows your hair to be off your face and creates softness. Your cool-toned color will be best showcased with wavy hair, this will allow the highlights to pop!

Heavily Layered Shaggy Cut with Curtain Bangs for Oval Face Shapes
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#20: Heavily Layered Shaggy Cut with Curtain Bangs

One haircut that will never go out of style is the classic shag. This year it’s making a strong comeback with so many fun and modern variations. A shag is one of the best hairstyles for any hair type or texture. Whether you have straight, wavy, curly, thin, or thick hair, this hairstyle can work for you!

#21: Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Go for an edgy modern bob with blunt bangs, cut using clippers and shears. If you’re considering such haircuts for oval faces, be sure you’re ready for upkeep and maintenance. Styling is a must, whether you decide to flat iron or create a soft wave on the exterior. I recommend a product for heat protection, either a gloss spray or texture spray depending on the final look you’re after. Not the look if you want to wash and go, as the bangs need attention each day.

Modern Mid-Length Bob
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#22: Modern Mid-Length Bob

A modern mid-length bob suits most face shapes, especially oval and round face shapes. What’s best about a long bob is its versatility. The side-parted lob looks elegant with waves and looks classic if straight. Maximize its beauty by exploring hair color, such as a shade of blonde.

#23: Best Bob Haircut

Bobs are one of the best haircuts for oval face shapes. An oval face shape is the only shape that can complement any hairstyle. A bob, in particular, that at just the right length can highlight a woman’s best features such as her cheekbones, jawline, neck, and/or collarbone.

Curly Shag with Bangs
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#24: Curly Shag with Bangs

The modern-day curly shag with bangs enhances movement and shape in your curls that sit perfectly against an oval face. The layered bangs add volume to your curly hair and draw attention back to the face.

Edgy and sleek pompadour for women with oval faces
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#25: Edgy and Sleek Pompadour

An edgy and sleek pompadour for women with oval faces features an undercut that creates a strong look and will need to be shaped up every 3-4 weeks. Keep in mind, products such as gel and hairspray will be needed to defy gravity in the pompadour hairstyles for oval faces.

Layered bob with loose waves for oval faces
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#26: Layered Bob with Loose Waves

With a minimalist haircut that has a straight base, the layered bob with loose waves combines its characteristic short length, cut at the chin, with the straight and geometric shape of the visual blunt.

#27: Textured Pixie in a Tousled ‘Do

The textured pixie cut in a tousled ‘do is super stylish, modern, and practical. It is the type of cut for those who are not afraid to dare and, contrary to what it looks like, it’s very versatile: you can have smaller, larger, or frayed fringe.

Textured bob for an oval-shaped face
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#28: Textured Bob

A textured bob or a lob is a great look for women with an oval-shaped face. The layers will help give extra body and the waves will help balance the shape. Style with a large barrel curling iron for soft waves.

#29: Layered Short Haircut for Chin-Length Hair

A layered short haircut for chin-length hair is a great cut, that compliments any lifestyle. The side part makes a chin-length bob more dramatic and gives you the option of letting it hang over your oval face.

#30: Medium-Length Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

Complement your face shape with a sexy long fringe that can accentuate cheekbones. Add a sweet and soft strawberry hair color, and it will suit your everyday needs, like a medium-length cut with side-swept bangs will.

Sleek Ponytail for an Oval Face
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#31: Sleek Ponytail

Less is more! A sleek ponytail may not be too complicated, but it makes a ravishing impression. The flawlessness of a long and sleek hairstyle will help you glow in a formal event. Being one of the styles that suit your oval or oblong face shapes is a plus, too! It works better in your natural long and dark tresses.

Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep Side Part and Soft Curls
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#32: Long Bob (Lob) with a Deep Side Part and Soft Curls

A long bob (lob) with a deep side part and soft curls is a sexy look. The curls can be achieved with an iron and might take a little more of your time to style if you have straight hair. Subtle layers in the cut create a soft movement for oval faces with thick or thin hair.

#33: Long Layer Cut with Curtain Bangs

A long layered cut with curtain bangs is perfect for enhancing long hair because the layers can be made in different ways and without removing the length of the locks. It’s an excellent haircut for oval faces.

Long Hair with Layers on Oval Face Shape
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#34: Long Hair with Layers

Long, straight hair features long layers, which keeps the hair nice and full. My favorite part of an oval face hairstyle is how silky, sleek, smooth, and shiny it is. However, you can add soft waves to style it like Jessica Alba’s hair. The products I recommend to recreate the style are Morrocan Oil, Pureology leave-in conditioner, and Pureology blowdry cream.

#35: Shoulder-Length Bob with a Middle Part

A bob hairstyle with a middle part on an oval face is trendy this year. Achieve the classy shoulder-length style by having a long blunt bob with blunt ends. It flatters oval-shaped faces, so you should avoid it if you have a long or square-shaped face.

#36: The Perfect Pixie Cut for Women

Oval face haircuts look amazing on a pixie cut. It’s a style everybody would like to try but few dare to attempt. What’s great is that it suits oval faces, even on the first try!

#37: A Super Short Cut

Featuring a super short cut for every chic and edgy lady in town! Almost every hairstyle goes well with a long, oval face, even chopped hair. It’s the short cut that indicates boldness, which matches a strong personality. You’ll love how low-maintenance it is and the way it looks in a classic black shade.

Medium-Length Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

#38: Medium-Length Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

Choose medium-length hair with side-swept bangs for an easy-to-style hair trend. Give locks a few choppy layers for a softer movement. The fringe does the job right in bringing out a sexy-looking finish. A medium hairstyle with side bangs complements both a round and an oval face shape the best.

shoulder-length shag with waves for an oval face shape
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#39: Shoulder-Length Shag with Waves

A shoulder-length shag cut with waves goes well on oval faces when paired with a soft curtain fringe. Keep the length around the collarbones to give this tousled ‘do a fuller-looking result. If you have limp or fine hair, but also wavy, ask for a modern shag with waves. Invisible layers will create volume, and it’s easy to style for on-the-go ladies.

Asymmetrical Bob with Face Framing Layers
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#40: Asymmetrical Bob with Face-Framing Layers

A short asymmetrical bob with face-framing layers looks ultra-chic and edgy! It’s an optimum angled cut for oval faces, emphasizing the cheekbone! The unevenness of the hair is what frames and accentuates the jawline, too.

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