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16 Different Types of Hairstyles for Women with Oval-Shaped Faces (Photos)

Have an oval-shaped face? Need hairstyle ideas? Check out this collection of different types of hairstyles for women with oval-shaped faces.

Woman with an oval -shaped face

Here’s our massive gallery featuring hairstyles of women with oval-shaped faces.

Below you’ll find 100’s of photos to get style ideas whether you have short, long or medium-length hair.  All hair colors, hairstyles, and hair types too.

Use our hairstyle search filters to drill down further.  For example, you can narrow your search to long hairstyles for oval faces (only available on desktop and tablets).

Photos

 

Blake Lively’s highlighted dark hair was swept up into this messy upstyle for the Hollywood Life Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards in Music Box, Hollywood back in December 10, 2006.

Blake Lively’s highlighted dark hair was swept up into this messy upstyle for the Hollywood Life Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards in Music Box, Hollywood back in December 10, 2006.

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Blake Lively’s blue Adam romper was a perfect match for loose and layered blond hairstyle at The CW Network Upfronts, Madison Square Garden in New York last May 21, 2009.

Blake Lively’s blue Adam romper was a perfect match for loose and layered blond hairstyle at The CW Network Upfronts, Madison Square Garden in New York last May 21, 2009.

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Gigi Hadid wore a stunning long black dress that emphasizes her long legs paired with a slick bun hairstyle at the Elton John Oscar Party 2015 at the City Of West Hollywood Park on February 22, 2015, in West Hollywood, CA.

Gigi Hadid wore a stunning long black dress that emphasizes her long legs paired with a slick bun hairstyle at the Elton John Oscar Party 2015 at the City Of West Hollywood Park on February 22, 2015, in West Hollywood, CA.

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Gigi Hadid’s hair was styled into a wet-look tousled and wavy loose hairstyle when she walked the runway wearing Michael Kors Spring 2019 on September 12, 2018, in New York City.

Gigi Hadid’s hair was styled into a wet-look tousled and wavy loose hairstyle when she walked the runway wearing Michael Kors Spring 2019 on September 12, 2018, in New York City.

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Super model Tyra Banks was backstage during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York City. She had a natural makeup that went well with her straight and loose highlighted hairstyle.

Supermodel Tyra Banks was backstage during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York City. She had a natural makeup that went well with her straight and loose highlighted hairstyle.

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The singer attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014 sporting a shoulder-length hair cut with wavy bangs.

The singer attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Boulevard on March 2, 2014, sporting a shoulder-length hair cut with wavy bangs.

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On November 23, 2008, Miley Cyrus paired her gold and black dress with a messy ponytail that has loose bangs and highlights at the 2008 American Musica Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

On November 23, 2008, Miley Cyrus paired her gold and black dress with a messy ponytail that has loose bangs and highlights at the 2008 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

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Emma Watson wore a stylish and simple white frilly dress with her elegant side-swept bun hairstyle with a slick finish at the “My Week with Marilyn” premiere at the Cineworld Haymarket in London On November 20, 2011.

Emma Watson wore a stylish and simple white frilly dress with her elegant side-swept bun hairstyle with a slick finish at the “My Week with Marilyn” premiere at the Cineworld Haymarket in London On November 20, 2011.

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Kim Kardashian with her center-parted waves paired with big hoop earrings at The 13th Annual GQ ‘MEN OF THE YEAR’ Party, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on November 18, 2008.

Kim Kardashian with her center-parted waves paired with big hoop earrings at The 13th Annual GQ ‘MEN OF THE YEAR’ Party, Chateau Marmont Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on November 18, 2008.

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Halle Berry flaunted her natural beauty with her simple black dress and side-swept shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights and waves at 15TH Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood event, The Four Seasons Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, CA on October 06, 2008.

Halle Berry flaunted her natural beauty with her simple black dress and side-swept shoulder-length hairstyle with highlights and waves at 15TH Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood event, The Four Seasons Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, CA on October 06, 2008.

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Jennifer Lawrence paired her white-blond wavy ponytail hairstyle with a simple black outfit when she arrived at the Cinema Con 2016: Sony Pictures Presentation on April 12, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.

Jennifer Lawrence paired her white-blond wavy ponytail hairstyle with a simple black outfit when she arrived at the Cinema Con 2016: Sony Pictures Presentation on April 12, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.

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Rihanna attended the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her charming pink strapless dress with a neat bun hairstyle with a few loose tendrils.

Rihanna attended the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her charming pink strapless dress with a neat bun hairstyle with a few loose tendrils.

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Cara Delevingne went with an edgy platinum blond buzz cut to go with her bold make-up and black dress at the MTV Movie and Television Awards on the Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.

Cara Delevingne went with an edgy platinum blond buzz cut to go with her bold make-up and black dress at the MTV Movie and Television Awards on the Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA.

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Nicki Minaj attended The Bridge” Season 2 Premiere Screening on April 21, 2014, in Westwood, CA. She was quite charming in her white dress and straight center-parted raven hairstyle that frames her face quite well.

Nicki Minaj attended The Bridge” Season 2 Premiere Screening on April 21, 2014, in Westwood, CA. She was quite charming in her white dress and straight center-parted raven hairstyle that frames her face quite well.

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Jessica Alba was at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. She was charming in her elegant white dress and long side-swept brown hairstyle with waves and layers.

Jessica Alba was at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. She was charming in her elegant white dress and long side-swept brown hairstyle with waves and layers.

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What is an oval face shape?

The best way to describe it is with an illustration.

Example illustration of an oval face

Many hairstyles work with an oval face shape because there’s no serious exaggeration one must attempt to minimize.  The downside with this is it’s harder to choose the best style or cut for you..

After all, there’s more to the right cut for you than just face shape.

Also, one must be careful when trying to figure out their face type.  A long oval face could be oblong which works best with yet other hairstyles.  One could also misinterpret an oval face with a rectangular face.

Rules of thumb

A good rule of thumb to follow with oval, rectangular and oblong face shapes is to choose a cut or style that minimizes narrow facial features and instead gives the perception of a slightly wider head or face.

Cuts and styles that widen include:

  • Waves and curls;
  • layers;
  • Side sweeps; and/or
  • Wavy bangs.

Ask your hairdresser

If at a total loss as to what type of cut to get, ask your hairdresser.  You don’t necessarily have to follow their advice, but you might just get some great ideas that work perfectly for you.

Long or short?

Fortunately, all lengths can work well with this shape.  The key is creating body and volume to offset any narrow facial features.  This can be done with waves and curls for longer hair and layers, side sweeps and texture with shorter hair.




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