Use your oval face shape to choose the right bangs for you!

The right bangs are like the right hairstyle; they will flatter your features and look so great that you'll wonder why you didn't get them sooner. The wrong bangs, on the other hand, could leave you with a look so unflattering that any headband, hair clip or hairstyle that keeps the bangs out of the way while you grow them out quickly becomes your everyday look.

To avoid such extremes and getting bangs you'll regret, do your research first and choose the right bangs by looking at the ultimate deciding factor – your face shape.

The Right Bangs for Your Oval Face Shape

Oval face shapes have the benefit of being balanced, which means that virtually any hairstyle or hair cut will work. Having said that, there are of course some hairstyles or cuts, including bangs, which can upset this balance.

Bangs that are side-swept are the most flattering, but you also have to keep in mind that the bangs should not be too heavy because this can still cover up too much of your face.


Soft, Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs with heightSoft, wispy bangs with some height.


Side-Swept Bangs

Side swept bangsLight, side-swept bangs that will not cover up your forehead completely.


The Wrong Bangs for Your Oval Face Shape

Bangs that have been blunt cut and are designed to cover up a large section of your face, such as your forehead, is one such example. This will essentially cut the look of your face in half and turn your lovely oval shape into something that looks much shorter and less flattering.

Blunt Cut Bangs

Blunt cut bangsBlunt cut bangs can easily halve an oval face shape and create a less flattering shape.


Full, Face Covering Bangs

Face covering bangsBangs that are very full, heavy or hang in the face can cover up your lovely oval shape.


By choosing the types of bangs that go with your oval face shape you can keep your face shape balanced and accentuate any great facial features, such as your eyes or cheekbones, so be sure to keep these choices in mind when looking for the right bangs for you.

To see if these great bangs will suit you, click on the images for a link to try the virtual hairstyle on your own photo or our model. If you're after more options then here are plenty of great bangs hairstyle ideas.

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  • 0 Divagurl
    OMG thank gosh they have this article I know so many pretty girls who have the wrong bangs..........
  • 0 Susan
    are there more choices i'm not finding. Looking for new big hair styles.
  • 2 Kate
    Hi Susan, all of our hairstyles can be viewed from the hairstyle menu at the top of the page or you can use the search in the same menu to narrow down what you want to find.

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