The Right Hairstyle for Your Oval Face Shape
By Roy on 4 June 2009
If you find that you have an oval face shape, then you're in luck! Having an oval face shape means that you can wear your hair in almost any style.
Hairstyles to Try
- Any shape and style can be worn, whether it's short, long, layered or bobbed.
- The only thing to consider with an oval face shape is what part of your face you want to accentuate. This is where you can get creative with bangs or how you style your hair everyday
Hairstyles to Avoid
- The main thing to consider is to not choose hairstyles that hang in your face or eyes.
- Or hairstyles that just cover over your beautiful face shape.
If you like any of the following hairstyles, click on each image for larger views, how to style steps and a try on link for the virtual hairstyle.
The Right Short Hairstyle
This hairstyle has some height on top and features soft wispy bangs that accentuate and draw attention to the eye region. This style works well and has no negative effect on the length or width of the models face shape. Alternatively, no height or bangs would also look just as good.
The Wrong Short Hairstyle
This face covering look creates the illusion of squareness on the face due to the heavy straight across bangs. The small amount of height on top does create a somewhat round shape but the fact that the hair is falling onto the face is where the eye focuses and draws its conclusion of squareness. Our model has lost her great oval shape with too much hair on her face.
The Right Medium Hairstyle
This chin length bob cut with side-swept bangs sits nicely on the models oval shape face. Although the hairstyle itself has a rounder shape, the chin area on the models face brings the style back in proportion, balancing it out rather nicely. That is the benefit of having an oval face shape!
The Wrong Medium Hairstyle
This style has too much hair suffocating and covering up what is normally the ideal shape to work with. The hairstyle takes over to become the attention getter with its square shape being the main attraction. Hairstyles should complement face shapes (the frame around the picture), not cover them up.
The Right Long Hairstyle
This is a simple and soft wavy look which falls below the shoulders with a side part and no bangs. This hairstyle appears oval in shape mainly due to the absence of bangs which could be added without any real shape dilemmas. To suit heavy bangs, the side part could move to the middle, creating a slimmer shape, or height could be teased into the crown area.
The Wrong Long Hairstyle
From a face shape suitability perspective, this hairstyle does nothing to show off the models great oval face shape. The feathered long layers don't work and the bangs shorten the overall shape of the face making it appear much shorter than it really is.
Now that you know your face shape and how to choose the right hairstyle, why not take a look through TheHairStyler.com's range of hairstyles for oval face shapes?
We have 1,000s of different hairstyles for you to choose from which can be viewed on your own photo or on one of our models. You can even use our Find Your Perfect Style hair consultation to find the hairstyles that match your face shape!