Ovals have the ideal face shape for any hairstyle.
If you have an oval face shape, then consider yourself lucky! Ovals have the ideal face shape for any hairstyle so they can pretty much pull off whatever look they desire. If you have an oval face shape, your face will be three parts long to two parts wide (think of a smooth egg shape). You have a smooth, balanced outline to your face without any harsh lines or angles, meaning no squarish jawline, chin, cheekbones or forehead—everything will flow in one smooth line from top to bottom. That means you don’t have to worry about camouflaging any areas or having to balance out excess width or length in the face, you can just focus on what suits your style! Bangs—especially straight across ones—look particularly good on ovals, as do shorter ‘dos.
Now that we have established that you have the ‘perfect’ face shape (lucky you), it’s time to check out some of the best hairstyles seen on the red carpet for ovals. These are guaranteed to look good on you so give one a try if you are up for something new.
Starting off with a classy up-do, here is Anna Camp working a hairstyle that is just perfect for all the ovals out there. This high volume ‘do uses lots of backcombing on the top to create lift before the hair swept back into a high bun. Ovals looks great in slicked back hairstyles as well, but this loose and voluminous up-do really flatters the oval face shape and provides a cool look that can be worn day or night. For something a little more casual, wear a ponytail instead of a bun.
Nicole Mitchell shows off her smooth oval silhouette here in a short curly pixie cut. Not only do oval face shapes look amazing in short hairstyles, but styles like these that sit completely off the face work especially well. Nicole’s curls create gorgeous lift and volume at the top while the sides and ends are tapered in around the ear and nape of the neck. This is a wash and go hairstyle that is low maintenance but high style that oval ladies will love!
Wendi McLendon Covey has a classic oval face shape here and is wearing a simple blunt bob that works perfectly. Ovals have very smooth lines on their face so blunt and geometric cuts look amazing on them. Wendi’s bob is one uniform length with blunt ends, with a simple center part. This creates a swingy ‘do full of movement and style. Wendi’s monochromatic blonde hair colour also looks great here, and is a good tip for rocking a blunt bob: add extra style points by foregoing the highlights and stick to one rich, vibrant colour. Ladies who like a bit of forehead coverage can also add a chic blunt fringe here too!
Oval Bella Thorne demonstrates just how good long and layered hair looks on an oval face shape. Bella has opted for a center part and waves in her jagged layered ‘do for a cool, trendy look. Her multi-tonal hair colour also looks amazing here as the shades of copper and blonde show off her layers. For a quick up-do, Bella would look fab with her hair swept up into a messy high ponytail or chic low chignon.
Kat Graham knows how to flatter her oval shaped face here with this sexy short hairstyle. The tapered sides and back paired up with long layers on top give this an edgy, modern vibe along with styling versatility. Kat (and other ovals) can wear this hairstyle smooth and sleek to the side or slicked back off the face. The long side swept fringe highlights those fabulous cheekbones that ovals are known for—but feel free to go shorter or longer depending on your style preference. Kat’s colour looks fabulous here too—the rich black monochromatic shade works nicely with this stylish short ‘do.
Lily Costner has more of an oblong shape to her face, but nonetheless her hairstyle is well suited for an oval shaped face. Ovals can pull off centre parts without a hitch and a blunt straight bob is an ideal cut for this face shape too, so combined, this hairstyle is a winner. Oval faces can handle blunt cuts and geometric lines like no other face shape can, so don’t be afraid to go for a sharp angle in your bob or a blunt fringe.
Felicity Jones has an oval face shape and enhances the softness of it with a pretty up-do hairstyle. The side-parted fringe that sweeps across the forehead brings the focus to her eyes and cheekbones, while the back is pinned into a gorgeous twist. Up-dos look especially great on oval face shapes as they highlight the soft outlines of the cheek and chin area.
And of course, long hair looks great on oval face shapes too, as seen here on Katherine Heigl. Katherine’s curly ‘do falls past the chest area and works well with her oval features. Oval ladies who love their hair long will find this an ideal hairstyle, but it can be customized with some long side swept bangs or a straight across fringe to suit your style.
Finally, we have an edgy cropped hairstyle as seen on Rose McGowan. Ovals can pull off androgynous ‘dos easily, so if this suits your look then go for it! Rose has opted for shaved sides and jagged layers on top for a cool, fashion forward look.
These are just a few new hairstyle ideas for oval face shapes. But, there are hundreds more under the Oval Face Shape section at thehairstyler.com so go ahead and check them out.