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Oval Face Shape: Hairstyle and Makeup Tips






If you do have a type of an oval face shape, you are in good fortune! Because you have an oval face shape, you could really wear your hair in almost all styles. The key thing to remember is to avoid hairstyles that hang in your eyes and face or simply cover up your gorgeous face shape.

Oval Shape Face

An oval face shape had already been considered the perfect face shape, owing to its balance and ratios, which allow it to pull off almost any hairstyle, and makeup appearance easily.

If you have an oval face shape, you will realize the following features:

  • Your jawline and forehead are roughly the same widths.
  • Your chin is round and free of hard lines.
  • Your jawline is slightly rounder than average.
  • Your jaw is a little bit narrower than your forehead.
  • Your cheekbones are the broadest part of your face.

All of these characteristics combine to form a balanced face shape with no places that are more predominant than others (your jawline is not obviously smaller than your forehead, for instance). This enables you to achieve a diverse variety of appearances when it comes to makeup and hairstyle styling.

 Oval Face Shape: Hairstyles to Try

bobbed hairstyles
  • You can choose any style and shape, no matter if it is long, short, bobbed, or layered.
  • With an oval face shape, the one and only thing to keep in mind is which part of your face you really like to emphasize. This is where you could experiment with bangs or how you brush your hair on a daily basis.

 Oval Face Shape: Hairstyles to Avoid

  • The key thing to remember is to avoid wearing hairstyles that dangle in your eyes or face.
  • Hairstyles that simply conceal your lovely face shape should also be avoided.

Best Hairstyles for Oval Face Shape

As mentioned above, oval face shapes are considered perfect face shape as it is suitable for almost all types of hairstyles. Here are several of the most common and beautiful hairstyles for oval face shapes.

Shoulder-Length Loose Waves

Shoulder-Length Loose Waves

No matter how many celebs cut and style their long hair into a stylish and trending style, shoulder-length hair has always been among the most popular hairstyles. This flowy shoulder-length appearance beautifully forms an oval-shaped face. In addition, this hairstyle works best with either wavy or straight hair. Curly hair can become too wide and detract from the constructed appearance. The key here, based on your face shape, is to cut your hair regularly to prevent it from growing too long and pulling your face downward.

Long and Wavy Hairstyle

If you have an oval face and wavy hair, a hairstyle with soft, long waves is ideal for you. Adding layers is a great way to avoid pulling a beautiful oval face downward. Delicate layers that slip down between the eyes and shoulder blade will soften the heaviness and also add the concept to the facial characteristics. Style the layers in a manner that moves away from the face, revealing the gorgeous cheekbones. The purpose is to expose the face instead of concealing it.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are really stylish while requiring quite low maintenance. More importantly, they look great on an oval face. This hairstyle effectively covers up your forehead. At the same time, the bang width will broaden for a greater balance up top. It is great if you blow out the fringe with a big round brush until it is soft and smooth and the edges are flicked out to compliment your beautiful angles.

Textured Pixie

Textured Pixie

The signature pixie of Halle Berry actually accentuates her stunning face. An oval face shape is frequently regarded as the ideal shape. A few will assert that any haircut will look attractive on this face. I pretty much agree, but it is always best to take a glance at the part of the face that I believe should be emphasized, such as the lips, cheekbones, and eyes.

Textured Bob With Heavy Bangs

Any bang style will look good on an oval face shape. For example, side-swept, middle, or deep inside are all ideal hairstyles for oval face shapes. As you might know, the chin-length bob with heavy bangs of Kelly Rowland really shows off her beautiful eyes.

Grown-Out Pixie

It takes courage to wear edgy hairstyles. However, the results could be both eye-catching and elegant. If you are in the middle of growing your pixie, add rough layers to mix the hair. This is also a good time to experiment with exciting hair pieces such as hair clips or barrettes.

Shoulder-Length Soft Curls

Shoulder-Length Soft Curls

If you are not ready to get a super short hairstyle, think about a shoulder-length style or any haircut that falls between your chin-length and shoulder-length. It is impossible to overestimate the flexibility of this trim. Part it straight down the middle for a more refined look or off to the side for a bit of extra volume. Straighten it for a clean look, or curl it for an even more feminine appearance.

Side-Swept Bangs

This is an excellent hairstyle for long, naturally wavy hair. It is ideal for big hair if you have an oval face. So, there is nothing to be concerned about trying these beautiful side-swept bangs. Both the length and volume will balance and accentuate your overall characteristics. 

Layered Bob

Do you have thinner or finer hair? You should probably keep your hair on the shorter side. Add several more long layers for the body and sweep your bangs to the side to emphasize the jawline. A texture spray will give your hair the width it needs.

Long and Sleek

Although blunt bangs look great on shorter hair, they could also work great on a longer hairstyle. Longer bangs, typically on the sides, tend to add an appealing frame to the eyes and face. In terms of blow-drying blunt bangs, you can use a paddle or flat brush instead of a round one.

Side-Parted Lob

Choose a long bob with a side part to highlight your oval face shape. Create thickness at the root hairs and flex at the ends with a round brush. Apply a finishing spray to finish the appearance.

Polished Pixie

If you have an oval face shape, you can get away with going short—really short. A pixie hairstyle resembles the general shape of the head and emphasizes the pure beauty of an oval face. When styling the hairline, you can use a styling cream for extra control and shine as well.

Blunt Bob

The timeless bob will never go out of fashion. Because of the slimness of the chin and jawline area, the bob can hug it and deliver an amazingly swinging illusion, and it is a hairstyle that works with any texture. You might want to get a bob with one length and then air-drying with a leave-in conditioner for limited-maintenance styling and a sharp line.

Face-Framing Layers

As you might know, Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle is regarded as one of the best haircuts for an oval face shape. The long layers touch the cheekbones beautifully, and the hair is shorter in the front and longer in the back, which eliminates the bulky, weighted-down look.

Chin-Length Bob

Chin-Length Bob

You might not even recognize it, but a bob can be used in a variety of ways. It can have a variety of moods: It can exert elegance when worn flat-ironed and stylish, and it can also add a fun aspect to your appearance when styled with blunt bangs. However, blunt bangs are frequently associated with oiliness. If your bangs are getting clumpy, try shampooing them independently from the rest of your hair, or use a dry shampoo alternatively.

Modern Shag

Do you want a tousled ‘do? Due to its soft texture, the modern shag is the ideal addition to an oval face shape. With multiple short layers all around the sides and face, as well as a longer back, the reflected layers all through this haircut remove added weight and generate a pillowy illusion all over.

Shoulder-Length Shag

We can’t think of the word “shag” without thinking of Alexa Chung. The elegance of this haircut is that it compliments all face shapes and could be styled to suit your mood. You can also use a mousse or spray wax and curl into the hair with your fingers to achieve a cluttered tousled appearance. 

Voluminous Pompadour

The voluminous pompadour was presented by Madame de Pompadour in the 18th century and made famous two hundreds of years later by Hollywood celebs. It is still a preferred hairstyle among many modern-day trendsetters. To create thickness, roll the bangs away and up from the face with a medium round brush.

Soft Curls

Soft Curls

If you have curls, accept them as they are. Having said that, avoid a triangular shape. Alternatively, you can add layers to an oval face shape to help it lose volume and emphasize its cheekbones and eyes. I suggest extending these beautiful layers all the way down the length and adding long layers to the front to allow the curls to float up.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical Bob

When it comes to bobs, you have several choices for the type of hairstyle you want. An asymmetrical bob, in which one side is typically longer than the other side, is both super stylish and trendy, and it elevates the iconic bob (in which the length is just the same all over) to new heights.

Beachy Face-Framing Layers

With her shaggy waves, Sienna Miller exudes California awesome. “The face-framing layers in this hairstyle tend to open up the face and enhance the lips and cheekbones. At the same time, straight hair might hang too flat in this haircut, as does wavy hair. Apply a texturizing spray to wet your hair and blow-dry with a round brush, and then use a texture spray spritz to finish the elegant look.

Structured Undercut

The undercut is a remarkable cut that will make you incredibly outstanding from the pack. Moreover, an undercut will eliminate tenderness from the appearance and add more directional characteristics to an oval shape face, adding structure as well as strength. In particular, the top lengths of the structured undercut style are more likely squared and fill out strength near the shrines, while the shorter length under it provides a more edgy look.

Angled Lob

An angled lob, not to be perplexed with an asymmetrical bob, is typically a long bob that is always shorter in the back and slowly grows longer to the front. Hair on both sides of the head is the same length. This angled lob hairstyle on an oval face shape will absolutely be a crowd-pleaser, claiming that going angled will completely remove any chunkiness in the back and slender any strength to the front.

Makeup Tips for Oval Face Shapes

Oval Face Shapes makeup

As you might know, an oval face shape is thought to be the perfect face shape, with makeup only required to promote the bone structure. So, try the following suggestions for additional help:


  • Any curves will be accentuated by a rich, deep pink lipstick tone applied completely over your lips. 


  • Blend bronzer on your cheeks as well as your hairline to improve the shape of your face.


  • Apply a bronze silhouette all over your eyelids and a gently blurry brown pencil to your socket line.
  • A gentle look can be achieved by applying a pearly pink eyeshade just above your socket line.
  • You can use a blue kohl pencil all along your eyes’ edge (just above the lash line) to draw attention to how big your eyes are.
  • A great line of gently blotchy pencils under your lashes will bring out the color of your eyes.

Whenever it comes to makeup, the most important rule is to always be relaxed. Use these suggestions as a starting point for creating your own beautiful look, and keep in mind that everyone’s facial proportions are unique, and the goal is to balance your own unique characteristics within your oval face shape.

Steven Ta
Steven Ta
I am a professional photographer and shoe-lover. With a deep-rooted passion for all things footwear and years of hands-on experience, I am your go-to guide in the awesome world of shoes
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