10 Hairstyles for oval shaped faces

/ 08.20.2015
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  •  Long layers and bangs 
 The key to successfully pairing oval faces with long hair and/or bangs is to make sure you don't overwhelm the face itself. Volume, layers and heavy bangs can all look amazing on oval faces, just make sure you pay attention to your features as well as the overall shape.
  •  Middle part 
 A middle part can work really well with an oval face. However, if you think your face is looking longer than usual as a result of where you parted your hair, try moving it over a little or tucking one side behind your ear.
  •  Updos 
 Oval faces can generally do whatever they want with an updo because the shape is so well balanced.
  •  Undercut 
 If you want an edgy new look and can get away with something a little 'out there' in your day-to-day life, an undercut is a seriously cool contender for oval faces!
  •  Slicked back hair 
 Go boldly where you may have been too intimidated to go before with a chic slicked back hairstyle! If you think your features can handle it, oval faces are a really good shape to try this look with.
  •  Glam sideswept curls 
 A deep side part and voluminous curls look good on pretty much every face shape! Just make sure you keep frizz at bay by applying a smoothing cream to damp hair before drying.
  •  Pixie with long bangs 
 Long, swideswept bangs look gorgeous on oval faces, especially when teamed with a cute pixie cut!
  •  Slicked back bob 
 Bobs look stunning on everyone, but this slicked back take on the classic crop is a particularly strong look for oval faces.
  •  Long, loose curls 
 Whether you prefer to curl your hair with rollers, a curling wand or during your blowout, soft, tumbling waves are a gorgeous look for oval shaped faces!
  •  Faux half hawk 
 If you love the asymmetry of a half hawk but aren't quite ready to commit to such a radical look, fake it! All you need to do is part your hair deep on one side, then twist and pin the hair on the 'smallest' side flat against your head.

When figuring out what hairstyle will work best with your face shape, anyone with an oval visage is usually considered one of the 'lucky ones'. As a (very general) rule, oval faces can get away with everything from long Rapunzel hair to the edgiest of undercuts. So, if you're considering a new 'do and happen to have an oval shaped face yourself, check out some of our top picks in the gallery above!

How to tell if you have an oval shaped face

Oval faces are typically a little longer than they are wide and don't feature any hard angles at the hairline or jaw, unlike a heart or square shape.

If you're having trouble working out what your face shape is, don't hesitate to ask your stylist for a professional insight when you get your next trim!

Read more: 10 Hairstyles for heart shaped faces

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